Alibi V.22 No.9 • Feb 28-March 6, 2013

Mob Mentality

Social-media based organization seeks to highlight the benefits of supporting local business through an unconventional means: cash mobbing. Burque establishments are flooded with a group of Albuquerque residents who meet up each month to spend their money en masse.

Ready for the Masquerade?

Local fetish event to take place Jan. 20, 2018

Weekly Alibi Fetish Events is creating a wonderland for your hedonistic delight this January. Our Carnal Carnevale party will be held at a secret location within the Duke City, and we'll all be celebrating behind a mask. Dancing, kinky demonstrations, the finest cocktails, sensual exhibitions and so much more await!

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A Cure for Stockhausen Syndrome

Allay hybrid anxiety with Cabinet of Curiosities

DJ and music writer Derek Caterwaul explores a Cabinet of Curiosities with Manny Rettinger and his chuppers.

January 2013

Music fanatic and author Mike Smith reflects on concerts seen in the first month of 2013.

Sonic Reducer

This week, we listened to new releases from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Pere Ubu and Petra Haden.

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Harvest of Empire

Polarizing issue of immigration has its origins exposed in historical doc

New, PBS-style documentary by Peter Getzels & Eduardo López, tries to tackle the issue of immigration from a fresh perspective. Based on the book by award-winning journalist Juan González (“Democracy Now!”), Harvest of Empire asks one very simple question: What are these people doing here in the first place? The knee-jerk, surface-layer answer is that people from poor countries emigrate to America to make more money. Simple, no? But why are so many Latin American countries riddled with civil war, organized crime and overwhelming poverty in the first place? The answer, as in so many cases, lies in America’s neo-colonial government policy.

Reel World

Friday Fright Nights continues at the KiMo Theatre with a digital high-def presentation of Alfred Hitchcock’s killer 1954 thriller Rear Window. “Breaking Bad” and a few other upcoming productions are looking for extras.

My Mom the Mobster

“Red Widow” on ABC

Poor Marta Walraven, she’s a harried wife and mother. Her youngest son just got expelled for bringing a handgun to school. Her parents are acrimoniously divorced. Her dad is an infamous Russian mobster. And her criminally entangled husband just got murdered. Her one advantage is the fact that she’s played by sinew-powered actress Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill, Pitch Black, High Art).

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All My Sons: For the Love of Man

“Everything was destroyed, see?” says Chris Keller, the protagonist of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, as he recalls to his fiancee, Ann, his experiences in World War II. “But it seems to me, that one new thing was made. A kind of ... responsibility. Man for man.”

Alibi V.22 No.8 • Feb 21-27, 2013

Spicing It Up

Paddy Rawal’s OM Fine Indian Dining

Does Albuquerque need another Indian restaurant?

It’s not like we’re lacking in options. A quick google search brings up eight different places, six of which I’ve eaten at more than once, two of which I go to regularly. That’s not counting the many that have, over the years, popped up and then faded away. And now, a ninth has entered the Albuquerque scene.

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Gold Diggers of 2013

Alibi’s film editor analyzes the top five Oscar races

By the time the local news rolls around this coming Sunday night, we’ll know who the big winners are at this year’s Academy Awards. Until then, it’s just one big guessing game. But it’s a game a lot of people like to engage in. Who deserves to win? Who deserves to lose? Who got snubbed? Let’s break down the “Big Five” categories and see what the races hold.

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The Art of the Cover Song

Plumbing the inner reworkings of redux

Refresh your redux memory with Alibi Music Editor Samantha Anne Carrillo and rock out to a playlist of Nuevo Mexicano cover songs.

Music to Your Ears

Sate your cravings for hip-hop, rock and roll, art-rock and instrumental post-rock with a little help from Music to Your Ears.

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West of Memphis

Evidence at hand says familiar documentary subject deserves one more look

West of Memphis, the new film from Amy Berg (director of 2006’s Catholic abuse exposé Deliver Us from Evil), is a bit of a cheat. Berg didn’t exactly pull her subject out of thin air. The trial of the West Memphis Three has been the subject of not one, but three award-winning, HBO-produced documentaries by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky. What about the infamous case of three Arkansas teens convicted of murder—mostly because they liked heavy metal and wore black—is left for Berg to explore in the wake of Berlinger and Sinofsky’s exhaustive Paradise Lost trilogy? As it turns out, a lot.

Reel World

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is once sponsoring an officially sanctioned Oscar party at Albuquerque’s historic KiMo Theatre. New Mexico Film and Media Day will take place at the State Legislature in Santa Fe on Friday, Feb. 22.

“The 85th Annual Academy Awards” on ABC

Who’s Hosting?

The annual Academy Awards telecast strikes again this coming Sunday. Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out golden statues to the films and filmmakers its members think are most deserving. And every year, millions of Americans wonder if they should care—and if so, how much?

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A Catalyst for Change

ArtBar founded to fund Albuquerque artists

New private club, the ArtBar is the innovative brainchild of the Catalyst Club, an organization of four men and women who met one another through the Tricklock Theater Company, where three out of the four serve as board members. Licensed to sell liquor under the non-profit club by-laws of the state of New Mexico's Alcohol & Gaming Commission, ArtBar will operate as a non-profit, private club whose mission is to raise money for the arts through the sales of the bar.

Alibi V.22 No.7 • Feb 14-20, 2013

Amour

Emotionally draining French drama confronts life, love and (most of all) death

Amour, the lavishly praised, Oscar-nominated film from Bavarian/French director Michael Haneke, is really no fun at all. Not for a second. It’s a brutal, unflinching tearjerker about end-of-life issues. It may be one of the best films you’ll see all year. But will you see it? That’s the million-dollar question.

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Weekly Alibi’s Tenth Annual Valentine’s Day Card Contest

Everything you need to know about love is on "Star Trek." First off, love is illogical. Second, Kirk gets the girl. Third, aliens learn about love by making us fight in the arena.

Like a dispassionate alien entity, the Weekly Alibi captured many specimens of amorous artwork for its Tenth Annual Valentine's Day Card Contest. The ensuing battle was deadly and illogical with few survivors. Behold now the victorious entries.

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Reel World

The New Mexico Film Office, in partnership with the Santa Fe Center for Contemporary Arts, kicks off the New Mexico Filmmakers Experience this Sunday, Feb. 17. Award-winning actor Christopher Lloyd (One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, “Taxi,” Back to the Future) headlines a pair of acting workshops this weekend in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Friends of Film, Video & Arts is hosting another knowledge-dropping get together on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 3 to 6 p.m.

Conspiracy Time

“Zero Hour” on ABC

The National Treasure films weren’t good by any conventional definition of the word, but they were fun. After all who doesn’t love a globe-hopping treasure hunt—especially when it comes wrapped in a conspiracy and painted over with a few layers of historical significance? Just ask Indiana Jones. Or Tom Hanks in that Da Vinci thing. These clue-dropping treasure hunts aren’t something episodic television has had much luck recreating. But ABC’s new thriller “Zero Hour” certainly gives it the old college try. And if the pilot episode is any indication, the network might have something halfway decent on its hands.

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The Quinoa Question

Many quinoa-lovers have hit the existential skids recently, thanks to a story in England's Guardian about the supposedly negative effects of buying imported quinoa. But, The idea that worldwide demand for quinoa is causing undue harm where it's produced is an oversimplification at best.

Sitting Out V-Day

Here are a few places I recommend calling up for an anti-Valentine’s dinner. Don’t forget to light a candle or two as you unwrap the plastic bags and open the styrofoam.

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Siring Superlative Sound

An electronic exchange with Sir Richard Bishop

We e-chatted with founding Sun City Girls member and guitar virtuoso Sir Richard Bishop in preparation for his V-Day gig with Om and Jeremy Barnes at Sister.

Music to Your Ears

Get your experimental/garage lovefest, hip-hop hooray, klezmer and sonic docs on with a little help from Music to Your Ears.

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Coming Home to Chekhov

Seasoned Actress Sobel Directs “The Seagull”

The stage is a scuffed square in the middle of a black-painted room. Rows of chairs rise around it, bleacher-style, on all four sides. No curtains or fancy sets divide those watching the action from the action itself. This is the Vortex, Albuquerque’s highly regarded community theater now in its 36th year—and, as it happens, a fitting home for the stripped-down intimacy of Anton Chekhov’s classic drama-comedy, The Seagull.

Bombshells of Burlesque at the Kimo Theater

The art and grandeur of burlesque is at its best when it's “classy,” when sexy ladies in illustrious, vibrant costumes can entertain and entice you, as the world of the mundane drifts far into the background. That’s the impression given by Gypsy Louise, burlesque legend, hall-of-famer, and performer in the 7th Annual Southwest Burlesque Showcase at the Kimo Theater this Friday and Saturday night.