Alibi Volume 21, Number 42
October 18, 2012
Young candidate for president calls for people to get organized
Peta Lindsay’s campaign is not about a short-term electoral victory. It’s about building a movement, she says, and setting an example for young people who feel alienated by the political scene.
Doctor says loss and trauma cause addiction—not just genetics
Maté is a compelling speaker, as his agile phraseology and hard-earned authority bear out—regardless of whether you agree with his conclusions. And some people don't.
In defense of the Candelaria roundabout
The intersection sees 300 percent more accidents with pedestrians than the rest of the city, equivalent to the San Mateo and Montgomery intersection. That is just startling for an area that rightfully prides itself on a mellow pace of life.
Twinkle Light Parade moves to Nob Hill, strip clubs are scrutinized, and the city bans spice and bath salts.
Funny because it happens to someone else.
Indie drama about infidelity hits like a cold shower
After testing the writing-directing waters with her delicate 2006 Alzheimer’s drama Away From Her, Sarah Polley pauses to contemplates the gulf between love and desire in the complicated romantic ménage à trois Take This Waltz. Santa Fe-based ambient music composer Michael Stearns will be on hand to introduce screenings of the film Samsara on Friday, Oct. 19, at Albuquerque’s Guild Cinema. The film is a major collaboration between Stearns and director Ron Fricke.
Little Bit Country
Sometimes it pays to watch the credits. I wouldn’t have given ABC’s new musical drama “Nashville” much of a glance if I hadn’t paid attention to who’s behind the camera. The show is created by Callie Khouri, who won herself an Academy Award for a little movie called Thelma & Louise.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Lizzy Von Stange chats with King Buzzo about breaking records, making music and collaborating with metrosexuals and ghosts.
Get the skinny on three terrific shows happening this week in Burque and Santa Fe.
Experimental musician Daniel Brigman shares five random tracks and gives us the scoop on an all-ages show on Friday at DIY venue Moldspores.
This week, we listened to Corin Tucker Band, The Mountain Goats and BRANES.
This sweet, smart flyer for a Tuesday night house show featuring Busdriver, Nocando, Open Mike Eagle and Sapience Christ&Omen20012 brings back memories of passing notes and having crushes.
Fantasy journey is cloaked in mystery
Duke City Repertory Theatre embarks on a fantasy journey cloaked in mystery
The magazine of human detritus celebrates its 10-year anniversary in Albuquerque on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Guild Cinema.
Lean dessert machine
Mean Bao Tawainese-American bakery offers perfectly concocted delights like savory and vanilla cream bao (a beignet-like treat), pineapple cake and green tea milk buns.
Detectable levels of lead in urban-farmed eggs mean bad news for the burgeoning backyard chicken movement.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): When Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro laid waste to Peru in 1532, his soldiers found green stones on the land. Were they emeralds? A priest who was traveling with them gave them bad advice. He said that the way to determine whether they were merely colored glass or else precious gems was to test their hardness by pounding them with hammers. In this manner, many actual emeralds were shattered into fragments. Learn from this mistake, Aries. Make sure you recognize treasures for what they are. And don't force them to submit to unwise tests that misconstrue their true nature.