Alibi V.22 No.27 • July 4-10, 2013

The Spice Mustn’t Flow

Law enforcement cracks down on synthetic weed

Barron Jones reports on efforts by law enforcement to eradicate Spice, K2 and other synthetic marijuana substitutes.

news

film

The Lone Ranger

How the West was lost

The Pirates of the Caribbean crew reunites to show us how the West was lost in The Lone Ranger

Reel World

As if Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, world cinema classics and movie musical film series (all of which are currently underway) weren’t enough, the KiMo Theatre is expanding its weekly movie selections with a documentary film series on Wednesday nights.

food

Chickpea Paradise

San Pedro Mart and Alquds Middle Eastern Restaurant

The atmosphere may be lacking, but the food is top notch.

Lessons from the Desert

A new book explores sustainable agriculture in in dry climates

Ari LeVaux reviews a new book on sustainable agriculture in dry climates.

music

American Music

Songs in the key of U.S.A.

As Laurie Anderson once noted, “Yankee Doodle” is a surrealist masterpiece. That sentiment inspired me to create this mixtape for ‘Merica.

art

Peril in the Art World

New exhibit aims to alarm

Wear your ear plugs and your eye protection—no one is safe from DANGERshow: Things of Death!

Four on the Fourth

The American story in fact and fiction

Four writers tackle four recent books that explore our multifaceted nation.

Alibi V.22 No.26 • June 27-July 3, 2013

Out of the Archives and Into the Streets

Archival activism illuminates LGBT voices

Someone had to save the priceless ephemera of a gay generation. Archivists Barbara Korbal and Bennett Hammer stepped up to the challenge.

feature

Pride and Perspective

Burque has character(s)

Author and educator Julian Wolf interviewed four GLBTQ locals, and she shares insight into Burque Pride with the Alibi.

news

Faux Native

On prosecuting Indian arts and crafts counterfeiters

Barron Jones reports on the state of Indian arts and crafts counterfeiting and the prosecution and conviction of one of many alleged offenders.

La-la-la-la Llorona

The T.V. Queen on the weeping woman

M.J. Wilde, aka The T.V. Queen, pens her inaugural humor column for the Alibi and considers La Llorona.

film

The Silence

Chilling Germanic crime thriller demonstrates how history (and death) repeats itself

Chilling Germanic crime thriller The Silence demonstrates how history (and death) repeats itself

Reel World

From Latin American cinema to American Girl dolls, Reel World has you covered on film events across the 505.

Faux News Is No News

“The Soup Investigates” on E!

“The Soup Investigates” takes on “The Daily Show” on E!

music

Feminist Compote

Hot Fruit cooks with fire

The Alibi talks feminism, camp, Reddit misogyny and motivation with Olympia, Wash.-based power trio Hot Fruit.

Sonic Reducer

This week, we listened to new releases from Bombadil, The Copper Gamins and Cowboys and Indian.

art

Culture Shock

This week in Culture Shock, check out operatic tailgating, a Neil Simon award winner and a traveling cabaret with car problems.

food

Alibi V.22 No.25 • June 20-26, 2013

The East

Brit Marling infiltrates Hollywood with philosophical thriller

Brit Marling gets down and dirty with eco terrorist Alexander Skarsgard in thoughtful thriller The East.

news

Carrying Water for Mother Nature

Constant drought alters community farm model

Barron Jones reports on the closure of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD) water bank and its impact on community farmers.

music

MAXIMUMCATERWAUL

May 2013 scene report

DJ and DIY promoter Derek Caterwaul revisits May music happenings in the latest installment of MaximumCaterwaul.

film

Reel World

Albuquerque Comic Expo packs Convention Center with TV and movie stars.

Extinct Species

“Primeval: New World” on Syfy

Dinosaurs return (but the original cast doesn’t) in “Primeval: New World” on Syfy.

art

ACE Basics

Your guide to the Albuquerque Comic Expo experience

Need to explain what's so great about ACE? Geek extraordinaire Holly Von Winckel gives you the rundown.

Rhyme and Reason

Urban Verbs trio transforms Voces

Burque youth find their writing and speaking voices at the Voces Institute.

food

Westside Story

Bringing an independent spirit to Albuquerque’s newest developments

Eric Castillo discusses the little-known charms of the Westside and why so many business owners are choosing to expand there.