Alibi V.23 No.2 • Jan 9-15, 2014

Four Up

If you’re hankerin’ for metal-und-mariachi, Americana, bluegrass, EBM, industrial and no wave, Four Up has you covered.

Regrets accepted here

Remorse optional

Regretting that "No Regrets" tattoo you got this year? Cheat on the love of your life? Failed your chemistry class? Invested time in paying attention to the Kardashians? Exercised all of three times over the summer? We all have regrets…

New Mexico Hempfest!

Saturday, August 19, noon-9pm

It's Aug. 19, 2017. You're getting evaluated by a real medical doctor. You're making tie-dye. You're learning more about your medicine. You're supporting legalization of a useful plant. You're eating delicious food. Where are you? At the first annual New Mexico HempFest of course! Entry is totally free, and parking is a measly $1 per car at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park. You are roaming around enjoying live music from local bands, a Hemposium tent with exciting speakers, a kids' activity area and dozens of regional artists, farmers, educators, plus lots of tasty food trucks. You're with all your friends and family at this all-ages, family-friendly event and having an absolute blast celebrating New Mexico's hemp industry.

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Odds & Ends

From Poland to Missouri, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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food

Chan Can Cook

And Chopstix Chinese Cuisine proves it

Ari LeVaux checks out Jackie Chan’s favorite Albuquerque restaurant.

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Inside Llewyn Davis

Coen brothers get musical in melancholic character study

The Coens have always displayed a cheerful sympathy for all their characters, even the bad ones. But it’s hard to work up much empathy for Llewyn Davis.

Reel World

Unseen mysteries, angelic cinema and más—a look at the best cinematic happenings around New Mexico.

Space Warped

“Space Dandy” on Cartoon Network

The legendary creator of “Cowboy Bebop” unveils his newest wacky series.

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The Voice that Was Already There

Ruth Ozeki investigates truth in fiction

Ruth Ozeki can lay down a prescient vision of the world. She can weave disparate facts, languages and people into a story that is both time-bound and timeless.

The Art of Losing

A historical account of late 19th-century ballooning by a master novelist turns out to be a moving extended metaphor for grief.

Alibi V.23 No.1 • Jan 2-8, 2014

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Odds & Ends

From Iceland to Florida, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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TV 2013

The best (and worst) around the dial

I don’t know about you, but I spent a lot of hours sitting on the sofa waching television in 2013. Was it worth it? Yes and no.

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2-Up

This week, power up with stoner doom and surf noir. Scope all the deets in 2-Up.

Musical Madness

A look (and listen) back at 2013

Wherein contributing writer M. Brianna Stallings indexes and analyzes the Alibi's collective Sonic Reducer micro review coverage for listmas hits ... and potential misses.

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Culture Shock

See some art, be some art, and give the gift of art with this week’s Culture Shock.

Boner Killer

The world has been ruled by men since the beginning of recorded history, and men’s thoughts have been ruled by their genitals for almost as long.

Love, Death and Other Causes of Indigestion

Searching for insight into such universal topics as love, family, work and nature, Roman Krznaric reaches back to the Greeks, through Medieval and Renaissance philosophers and on through the Victorians and modern thinkers.

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Food Year Resolutions

The Alibi welcomes 2014 with the promises we probably won’t keep

We probably won’t keep these food resolutions for 2014. But at least we can say we tried.

Alibi V.22 No.52 • Dec 26-Jan 1, 2013

Stolen Romance

Author Molly Evans lost her life's work in a robbery. But not her fighting spirit.

For romance author Molly Evans, it wasn't the loss of her valuables but what they contained: 22 years of work as a published author.

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Odds & Ends

All over the US, baby, it’s funny because it happens to someone else.

music

Four Up

Hankering for post-prog sci-fi rawk, sleaze-thrash, Everhard-core, classical, dream-pop, swervegaze or a synthpop/industrial Nightmare? Four Up has your number.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Burial, Mutual Benefit and Boston.

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American Hustle

The con is on in David O. Russell’s hilarious history lesson

Who do we hate more: the wrongdoers or the whistleblowers? The criminals or the cops?

Reel World

KiMo marathons and Stephen King double features—a look at all the hot film happenings around New Mexico.

Redneck Rampage

“Duck Dynasty” on A&E

Season 5 of “Duck Dynasty” premieres Jan. 15 on A&E. What a coincidence.

Week in Sloth

Endings and beginnings: We take a quick spin around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on.

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