Alibi V.22 No.45 • Nov 7-13, 2013

Confection of Noise

Melt-Banana talks fetch, Fukushima and pink noise

Nate Daly waxes nostalgic, looks forward and interviews cult noise-rock duo Melt-Banana.

news

Odds & Ends

From Indonesia to Arizona, funny because it happens to someone else.

film

12 Years a Slave

Is this bracing, brutal look at slavery too hard to watch or too good to miss?

12 Years a Slave is very likely the most brutally honest depiction of slavery in America ever made. Doesn’t that sound like fun?

TV News

Tidbits From Around the Dial

G4, Esquire, Disney Channel, Syfy—the networks are mixing things up in a big way.

Week in Sloth

Week in Sloth: A quick trip around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on

music

Following Cults

On aural sects, lazy crit and Static

Wherein Captain America praises Cults bandmates—and exes—Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion and critiques a new wave of shallow, superficial crit.

art

Stage Whispers

From dance in the air to down-home drama, Stage Whispers highlights performance arts worth watching.

A Few Small Repairs

Why is someone trying to sabotage the opening of Mma Soleti’s new beauty parlor, the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon? The tensions between the past and the future ratchet up as the city of Gaborone swelters.

food

Thin Crust Lust

Enduring love for Neapolitan pizza at Amore

This pizza isn’t just good; it’s certified.

Raviolated

The sad and triumphant history of our favorite stuffed pasta

Gail Guengerich sets out to rescue ravioli from centuries of mistreatment.

Alibi V.22 No.44 • Oct 31-Nov 6, 2013

The Other Lodgers

A tale of supernatural terror

“In order to take that train,” said Colonel Levering, sitting in the Waldorf-Astoria hotel, “you will have to remain nearly all night in Atlanta. That is a fine city, but I advise you not to put up at the Breathitt House, one of the principal hotels. ...”

film

Wadjda

Lovely childhood drama pushes buttons and boundaries in Saudi Arabia

In America (or just about any other country), Wadjda would be a perfectly normal tween. But in ultraconservative Saudi Arabia, she sticks out like a sore thumb.

Reel World

Filmmakers, reap the rewards of all your hard work. Film lovers, catch an old favorite at the KiMo.

Week in Sloth

Week in Sloth: We take a spin around the dial to see what’s worth wasting your time on

art

Warr of the Worlds

Chaos assumes steel forms at Small Engine Gallery

Grotesquely beautiful immensities of hot-rolled steel welded together with geometric genius are at the center of Casey Warr’s new metalwork exhibition at Small Engine Gallery.

World Readers

Get the lit lowdown: Pulitzer-winner Jared Diamond and up-and-comer Daniel Alarcón are heading this way.

Ego Trip

For just a few hundred bucks, you can buy and inject a Big Ego—and for a few hours you’ll look, feel and be treated like the celebrity you’ve always deserved to be.

news

Late-term Abortion Ban Voting Starts Now

Junk science-based ordinance gets its weeks in court of public opinion

Learn where to vote early or via absentee ballot in the special election for District 7 runoff and, perhaps more importantly, the proposed late-term abortion ban.

Odds & Ends

In England, Florida and Tennessee—funny because it happens to someone else.

music

Four Up

ISO Halloween electrofolk, a Cramps/VU/Lou Reed/Ramones-redux Samhain gala, Día de los Muertos karaoke or stoner rock? Four Up has you covered.

Hocus Pocus

Jazz, doo-wop and funk for haunted house parties

DJ Mello scares up a spooky jazz mix to soundtrack your costume/cocktail party.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new and forthcoming releases from Christian Death, SQÜRL and Whores. Now with A/V previews!

food

Red Chile Heaven

In a town filled with New Mexican options, Patricia’s is a cut above the rest

Ty Bannerman can’t get enough of the carne adovada at this tiny, easy-to-miss restaurant.

Alibi V.22 No.43 • Oct 24-30, 2013

Octofair Brings Octofun

Autumn gets artsy at The Octopus and the Fox

Full-fledged fall fun supports local artists and crafters at the October Octofair.

news

Odds & Ends

From Czech Republic to Montana, it’s funny because it happens to someone else.

art

Fuzzy Operation

A vision of the father of Muppets

Brian Jay Jones’ new bio is an intimate portrait of a man who muppeted with guts.

food

Daytrip to Taos

Four restaurants worth leaving the plaza for

What to eat when you’re in Taos, but sick of the plaza.

Ethical Soup

When chickens get too old to lay, it may be time for dinner

When your hen’s laying days are over, it might be time to make a tough decision.

film

Big-Screen Screams

Count down to Halloween with scary screenings around ABQ

Like a bat on fire, Halloween is fast approaching. For those of you who like an extended season of scares, Albuquerque offers a week-long lead-up of cinematic spookiness. Here are some of our suggestions for spending your pre-Halloween in the dark.

Reel World

Reel World: A sneak peek at all the cinema-centric happenings around Albuquerque

Guilty Displeasures

“Million Dollar Shoppers” on Lifetime

Yay, a show about people who are so insanely rich and so terribly busy that they don’t have the time to spend their millions.

music

Ledger Lines

Whether you’re craving costumed cover bands, funk, soul or dance-pop, Ledger Lines delivers the deets.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Cults, The Dismemberment Plan and Poliça. Now with A/V previews!