Alibi Volume 21, Number 43
October 25, 2012
Millions and millions of dollars are chasing your vote.
Obama vs. Romney vs. Johnson vs. Goode vs. Anderson vs. Stein
What does the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority do? Find out here.
Manny Ortiz vs. George Torres
Boost it! Because it’s the right thing to do.
Why we should raise it and help low-income families in Albuquerque.
Yes to all
Fix the PRC. Fix the Insurance Division. Get the Public Defender’s Office out from under the thumb of the governor.
Albuquerque city leaders are asking for $50 million in gross receipts tax revenue bonds to reconstruct the Paseo del Norte and I-25 interchange.
During hectic election seasons when they’re likely slammed with questions, the voice on the other end of the line is always ready to help us out. Maybe that doesn’t seem exceptional, but trust us: Prompt, accurate info is not the norm among governmental agencies.
O’Malley vs. Kubiak
Heinrich vs. Wilson vs. Barrie vs. Anderson
Ocksrider vs. Montoya
Lujan Grisham vs. Arnold-Jones vs. Pahls
Carmie Lynn Toulouse
The conundrum that is Kari Brandenburg
Though we’re not crazy about the Municipal Bond Question that gives $50 million to the mega Paseo construction project, the Alibi supports almost all of the other bonds on the ballot. Bond Questions A, B and C allow for improvements to senior citizen facilities, libraries and higher education improvements.
Take us into the voting booth with you
Election Guide, abridged
You'd think everyone would be passionate about increasing the ranks of voters and educating people about the importance of civic participation. Right?
Figure out how, when and where to cast your ballot. It’s easy!
Funny because it happens to someone else.
Time-hopping sci-fi tale soars—but how high?
Among the books often labeled unfilmable is David Mitchell’s 2004 sci-fi hexaptych Cloud Atlas. Somebody finally decided to wrestle that tiger, though, and the results are structurally (if not always emotionally) miraculous—a $100 million genre-hopping art house blockbuster in search of a sympathetic audience.
Louie’s Rock-N-Reels, Albuquerque’s longtime purveyor of awesome movie memorabilia, suffered a break-in late last month. Owner Louie Torres says several of his most prized items disappeared during the burglary. This is lousy news and not just because it takes money from the pockets of a hardworking local businessman. It also deprives Albuquerque’s movie fans of the opportunity to purchase their own piece of movie history.
2012’s TV dead pool strikes early and often
Every fall, casual viewers and industry insiders alike engage in a little game. They try to guess which of the new TV shows is so bad or so badly placed (or both) that it will be the first to get canceled. If, for fall 2012, you put your money on CBS’ “Jersey Shore”-meets-“Ally McBeal” show “Made in Jersey,” then consider yourself an ace prognosticator. Less than four weeks into the new season, CBS executives gave the low-rated Friday night show the ax.
The Week in Sloth
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Anomalous fest embraces chance
Emma Crane and Andy Lyman, organizers of Band Lottery: The Show(down), share the method of their madness and details on this weekend’s adventitious showcase.
Glitter Dick's Sparkling Richard
Captain America delivers a jocular and enlightening report on rock and roll foursome Glitter Dick’s debut album Kickstarter campaign.
Plan your creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky week of concert-going with a little help from Music to Your Ears.
Charming, knowing singer / songwriter Emma Crane supplies this week’s Song Roulette and daydreams about the ultimate intimate concert.
This week’s Flyer on the Wall ponders the relative scariness of politicians and vampires. It also promotes a Halloween concert at Blackbird Buvette starring Mark Mallman, Shoulder Voices and Mrdrbrd.
Vortex’s solid cast props up madcap plotline
The premise may sound familiar as our real presidential election approaches, but this piece written by David Mamet is so absurd and pointless that it fails to connect to anything bearing resemblance to reality.
South Valley sends El Kookooee up in flames this weekend.
Fighting illness with the arsenal in your kitchen
Did you know that just around the corner from your sick bed there’s a trove of remedies? Not in your medicine cabinet but in your spice rack. Your kitchen is an illness-fighting arsenal.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): In the coming days, many of your important tasks will be best accomplished through caginess and craftiness. Are you willing to work behind the scenes and beneath the surface? I suspect you will have a knack for navigating your way skillfully and luckily through mazes and their metaphorical equivalents. The mists may very well part at your command, revealing clues that no one else but you can get access to. You might also have a talent for helping people to understand elusive or difficult truths. Halloween costume suggestions: spy, stage magician, ghost whisperer, exorcist.