Alibi V.22 No.36 • Sept 5-11, 2013

Four Up

ISO stoner/doom, a freewheeling improv fest, classical or trombone? Four Up has you covered.

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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Only You Can Stop the Forest Service

We can do better and here’s how

La Jicarita Managing Editor David Correia’s latest essay takes on the Forest Service’s history of paternalism and mismanagement in northern New Mexico.

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New Mexico News: Late August 2013

Inspired by Félix Fénéon's Novels in Three Lines, this feature presents news from New Mexico, briefly, written by author Mike Smith and illustrated by ¡Brapola!

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Stage Whispers

Introducing Stage Whispers, your lowdown on the performance arts. This week, the ladies seize the spotlight.

Gold and Souls

A novel of the bloody events that followed the arrival of Coronado’s advance expedition as it barreled through the Southwest.

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Reel World

NBC’s new ER drama “The Night Shift” is filming in Albuquerque, hopefully filling some of the hole left when AMC’s “Breaking Bad” closed up shop. Producers are currently looking for background extras for upcoming scenes.

Fall into Fall

When’s the premiere?

Idiot Box: A look at all the fall television premiere dates

Week in Sloth

See what you should be wasting your life away on with a spin around the TV dial in “The Week in Sloth”

music

Cold Wave Prayer

Songs for dreaming of winter

If you’re over summer, this cold wave and minimal synth-infused icy playlist may serve as cold comfort.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new and forthcoming releases from Zola Jesus and JG Thirlwell, Diarrhea Planet and Factory Floor. Now with A/V previews!

food

African Authenticity

Hakuna matata at the Rafiki Café

Find African authenticity at the state’s only Kenyan restaurant.

Alibi V.22 No.35 • Aug 29-Sept 4, 2013

Beyond Legend

UNM professor searches for truth in his mother’s desert murder

How the legacy of Wyatt Earp and the Old West helped precipitate a shocking death.

news

Shoo, Fly, Get Off of My Cloud

Nontoxic solutions for Burque’s latest plague

Richard “Bugman” Fagerlund gives helpful tips on how to curb your fly problems without calling on toxic pest control.

film

The Look of Love

Winterbottom and Coogan pull back the sheets on one man’s very British empire of smut

In the retro-sleazy biopic The Look of Love, British comedian/actor Steve Coogan and fellow countryman/director Michael Winterbottom reunite for the fourth time following 2002’s 24 Hour Party People, 2005’s Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story and 2010’s The Trip. The boys have obviously found colorful inspiration in the life of real-life London sex merchant Paul Raymond, but their enthusiasm for the subject doesn’t always translate into compelling drama.

Reel World

The White Sands International Film Festival[xurl] returns to sunny Las Cruces on Wednesday, Sept. 4, with another four days’ worth of cinematic discoveries. This year’s highlights include: a lifetime achievement award for guest of honor Lou Diamond Phillips, the world premiere of the locally shot comedy Roswell FM and one of those increasingly popular “48-hour film” competitions.

Psycho Cops in Love

“Cracked” on Reelz

Summer is the traditional time when networks, unwilling to waste money broadcasting new shows, turn a hopeful eye to our northern borders. Normally the US is content to ignore Canada. But in summertime American networks are desperate for something other than the third rerun of a “Modern Family” episode. The solution: In addition to being a cheap source of prescription drugs for Michigan’s elderly, Canada is also a fine source for inexpensive television filler.

music

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to recent and forthcoming albums from Ebony Bones, The Tumbleweeds and Chelsea Wolfe.

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Drifting Toward the Surface

Jacqueline walks the beautiful beaches of the Aegean Sea every day, watching tourists sunbathe, but she also battles constant hunger and a horrific past.

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Alibi V.22 No.34 • Aug 22-28, 2013

The Spectacular Now

Brutally honest high school romance throws cliché under the bus

Dark, deeply felt teenage dramedy (with a heavy emphasis on the “dram” and only faint dustings of “edy”) stands firm as a brutally honest assessment of childhood’s waning days.

news

A Tale of Two Probation Offices

Corrections consolidation raises hackles Downtown

Barron Jones reports on a developing controversy over the Corrections Department’s plan to centralize services for Albuquerque probationers.

New Mexico News: Early August 2013

Inspired by Félix Fénéon's Novels in Three Lines, this feature presents news from New Mexico, briefly, written by author Mike Smith and illustrated by ¡Brapola!

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Reel World

Bubonicon 45 gets underway this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The long-running sci-fi convention will feature art, gaming, lectures and parties—plenty to keep the Star Wars, “Star Trek” and Game of Thrones-loving fans of Albuquerque busy.

Real Fake

When educational TV lies

The fact that the vast majority of “reality” TV shows feature very little that could be considered “real” shouldn’t come as much of a revelation to viewers. Faking reality is a full-time business in Hollywood.

food

Artful Dishes

The smart design of Hartford Square

A new EDo restaurant specializes in local ingredients and artful eating.

music

A Vile Sincerity

Songwriter Kurt Vile talks music, American fiction and fatherhood

Mark Lopez gabbed with Kurt Vile about fame, schnitzel, family and songwriting.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Sonny & the Sunsets, Willis Earl Beal and Emilíana Torrini.

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Culture Shock

From va-va-voom to vermin, Culture Shock highlights the week’s artworld finest.

Hiking Literary Hinterlands with Rennie Sparks

Don't get me wrong: I dig the Handsome Family, but my true fandom rests with author Rennie Sparks. Her lyrics and essays walk the fine line between extemporaneous storytelling and preternatural, elegant deconstruction.

Space Opera Hits a High Note

An alien artifact known as the Ring, an intergalactic weapon of unknown power, lies at the heart of this third book in the “Expanse” series.