Alibi V.22 No.47 • Nov 21-27, 2013

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Present Perfect

A hyperlocal guide to giving

Scope our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for all-local and mostly analog selfless shopping inspiration.

Gifts of Good Taste(s)

Peruse our tasteful selection of consumable gifts, including piñon confections, hot sauce, tequila and gourmet treats for man’s best friend.

Gifting Bad

For the “Breaking Bad” obsessives on your list, consider spa and culinary gifts that reference everyone’s favorite antihero, Walter White aka Heisenberg.

You Better Shop Around

Unique, low-tech gifts abound at arts and crafts fairs

Kristi D. Lawrence reports that all’s fair (arts and crafts fair, that is) when shopping for memorable and unique gifts.

Retro Like Whoa

A guide to shopping Burque past

Travel back in time with Alibi correspondent August March to browse memories of Burque’s commercial past.

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Four Up

Whether you’re craving doom, psych from the Bay or Baton Rouge, punk or experimental, Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V previews!

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Let’s Kugel

Nosh brings Jewish food to Burque

Jewish deli cuisine comes to Nob Hill.

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Odds & Ends

From Sweden to Pennsylvania, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

Letters

Don Schrader on cinema and “Breaking Bad,” mistakes were made, a green tea party and fracking ridiculous.

Home Invaders

The Bugman covers common insect invaders in your home. Here’s how to get rid of them without pest control companies or pesticides.

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Kill Your Darlings

Proto-Beatnik biopic finds Ginsberg, Kerouac involved in murder most foul

Kill Your Darlings plays out like a coming-of-age tale wrapped in a dark murder mystery. It’s set in 1944 when Allen Ginsberg was a freshman at Columbia University. Along with pals Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs, Ginsberg is still a decade or two away from igniting a literary firestorm.

Reel World

From festivals to face time, Reel World covers this week’s cinematic happenings around New Mexico.

Politics and Bedfellows

“Alpha House” on Amazon.com

The first series out of the Amazon Prime Instant Video chute is the political sitcom “Alpha House.” Just from the opening credits, you can spot the talent.

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Saints From the Catacombs

Jewels for eyes, waxen visages, jaws reinforced with filigree and bones laid into wooden armatures to give the impression of corporeal glory—a glimpse into our own Western heritage.

Covenant’s Courage

In this final book of the series, Thomas Covenant must traverse a near-apocalyptic world in hopes of defeating the evil entity Lord Foul.

Listen to that Voice

Connie Willis prefers the voices in her fiction to leap off the page and sink their thumbs into your windpipe.

Alibi V.22 No.46 • Nov 14-20, 2013

Science, Reason Must Inform Late-term Abortion Ban Vote

Incendiary anti-choice rhetoric and junk science have no place in public policy

Get the facts on the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance” before you vote in the special election on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Early voting is available through 6pm on Friday, Nov. 15.

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Blue Is the Warmest Color

I was a teenage lesbian, and all I got was this heartbreaking movie

Depending on which way the wind blows, Blue Is the Warmest Color is either brilliant and groundbreaking or false and perverted. Honestly it’s all of that and more.

Reel World

Reel World: From Con-Jikan days to IMAX nights, our weekly look at all the cinematic happenings around Albuquerque

Points!

“@midnight” on Comedy Central

Combining the talents of “RENO 911!” alumni Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, the popular website Funny or Die and “nerdist” comedian Chris Hardwick would seem like a no-lose prospect. Turns out it’s not. If you’re looking for late-night laughs, Comedy Central’s all-star jam “@midnight” is a cult hit in the making.

Week in Sloth

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

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Four Up

ISO experimental, electronic, pop, ’80s hits, psych-pop or shoegaze? Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V previews!

Sonic Reducer

This week, we listened to new releases by Circuit Des Yeux, Tennis and s l e e p d e p t h. Now with A/V previews!

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Odds & Ends

From England to Georgia, it’s funny because it happens to someone else.

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Frozen Loss Envisioned Afresh

Tricklock takes on Black River Falling

Created and written through ensemble work by the Tricklock Company, Black River Falling is set in the home of four sisters during one of the worst snowstorms in 1890s Wisconsin.

Busting a Gut and Breaking the Mold

Acclaimed comic Jamie Kilstein benefits poetry, funnily enough

Former slam poet and co-host of the politically irreverent podcast “Citizen Radio,” Jamie Kilstein lends his talents to benefit Abq’s Poet Laureate program.

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Alibi V.22 No.45 • Nov 7-13, 2013

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Odds & Ends

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

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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.

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.

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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.

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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

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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.