Alibi V.23 No.3 • Jan 16-22, 2014

Hello Adieux

Taking bar food to the next level in the heart of Downtown

Effex Nightclub’s new offshoot provides late night eating in Downtown.

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Make Changes, Not Resolutions

Kick butt, practice hot and eat clean

Wherein Dustyn Deerman wrangles with some common resolutions: smoking cessation, thinking outside the gym and eating healthier.

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Her

Joaquin Phoenix loves his new operating system. No, literally.

Her is a magnificent film in many ways. You may be surprised at how hard it hits you in the center of the rib cage.

Reel World

Supernatural powers, GoT screenings and what the critics love—a look at all the hot cinematic happenings around our state.

Ranger Danger

“Killer Women” on ABC

Given that it was shot here in New Mexico, it would be nice to heap praise on a show that contributes to the local economy and could bring gainful employment to New Mexicans for years to come. But “Breaking Bad” this ain’t.

Week in Sloth

Incest drama, Brian Boitano, Powerpuff Girls and more—we take a spin around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on.

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Bite-Sized Edition

Our monthly news buffet

The Candy Lady's lease, microbrewery expansions and seed preservation in our monthly roundup of local food stories.

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Odds & Ends

From England to Kentucky, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

music

Four Up

Get your bass, hexabilly, hip-hop and free jazz improv on with Four Up.

art

Walking the Line

Bill Burr talks trust, evolution and fans

Whether he’s talking politics or domestic violence, comedian Bill Burr is known for pushing the limits.

Stage Whispers

Burque’s performing arts rock out with cat artistes, carnivorous plants and spies in this week’s Stage Whispers.

The Van Life

Sometimes, DIY tour across the country is a total disaster. But it sure makes for some entertaining reading.

Alibi V.23 No.2 • Jan 9-15, 2014

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.

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Odds & Ends

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

film

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.

music

Four Up

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

art

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.

food

Chan Can Cook

And Chopstix Chinese Cuisine proves it

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

Alibi V.23 No.1 • Jan 2-8, 2014

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.

news

Odds & Ends

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

art

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.

film

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.

music

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.