Alibi V.23 No.6 • Feb 6-12, 2014

The Chile Bowl

Yawn-inducing state rivalry obscures GMO issue

Captain America’s august Alibi fireside chat examines extant native New Mexican chile, bread and circuses, agribusiness, farmers and GMOs.

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The Second Annual Alibi Sex Survey

Everything we wanted to know about sex in Burque ...

And we weren’t afraid to ask. From ex politics to hottest-ever sex, Alibi readers empowered us with more sex positive-insight than you can shake a cat o' nine tails at—including sex toy preferences, sexiest staff, secret turn-ons and sexiest experience. Oh Burque, you’re so sexy.

Whatever Turns You On

Burqueño turn-offs and anatomical fetishes

If you wanna get close to the Burqueños y Burqueñas who comprise our sample, suds up on the reg, read voraciously, think critically and cultivate reason and perspective.

Stars In Our Eyes

An end-of-the-world celebrity hall pass scenario vs. true love

In America, sex and celebrity go together just like summertime and baseball. Although both the fame game and the ball game have European roots, we’ve done our darnedest to make both into national spectacles, though I must admit beisbol seems to be fading.

All Worked Up

Vocational attractions

The Alibi’s second annual Sex Survey asked readers what local business has the sexiest staff, and the results were provocative. It’s no secret most of us spend a significant amount of time making the doughnuts, but who would have thunk so many gorgeous, awesome, desirable and reverie-inducing humans were busy rabbiting away at jobs that range from restaurants to supermarkets, from storied publication houses to alt.sex shops and institutions of higher learning.

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Fest Hypes Italian Film and Culture

Cinema served with spaghetti, dolci and bocce

The Italian Film & Culture Festival returns from hiatus for its seventh iteration with a revamped schedule and heightened cultural emphasis.

Leno (Finally) Says Goodbye to “Late Night”

It’s a big boo-hoo and buh-bye to Jay Leno as he takes his final bow as host of “The Tonight Show” or “The Late Show That Would Not Die!” Gaaaaahhhh. His guests on tonight’s show include legendary comic actor Billy Crystal—who was his first guest when he took over for Johnny Carson in 1992—and country music star Garth Brooks.

Week in Sloth

We take a quick spin around the television dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on

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Odds & Ends

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

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Four Up

ISO a mega-bass test, Burger-signed surf, hybridized experimental electronics or a Romantic classical recital? Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V previews!

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new albums from Against Me!, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Maxïmo Park. Now with A/V previews!

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My Heart Is in the Trees

And under a giant sea bird

Temporarily unemployed people fend off boredom in various ways. Some of us learn how to play “Hava Nagila” on the ukulele and bang out the entire five seasons of “Friday Night Lights.” Others fashion an elaborate 18-foot albatross from cardboard in their parents’ living room.

Damned If You Don't

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, you may be wondering how to impress your sweetheart. If you’re lucky, you’re with someone who likes the nudge-nudge wink-wink and wants to kick cancer’s ass.

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Sunglasses Required

The future looks bright at Shade Tree Customs and Café

Nob Hill welcomes its first (and probably only) combo restaurant and motorcycle repair shop.

Alibi V.23 No.5 • Jan 30-Feb 5, 2014

In Living Color

Photography series breaks open 1950s segregation

The images that appear in Gordon Parks’ Segregation Series deliver a powerful blow against the segregation and racism once prevalent in the South.

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Life and Death and APD

The problem of police violence in Albuquerque

David Correia examines Albuquerque’s longstanding problem with police violence in the latest installment of the Alibi’s media partnership with La Jicarita.

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How I Live Now

Grim survivalist drama proves teen love will survive the apocalypse

Initially,15-year-old Daisy isn’t the most sympathetic of characters, spitting every line of dialogue out with snotty disdain. That changes, though, when she clamps eyes on her cousin Eddie.

Reel World

From Sky City’s featured documentaries to juicy contests, Reel World hits you up with the best of the local film scene.

Super Sunday

“Super Bowl XLVIII” on FOX

Sure, if you really looked around, you could find something to watch on TV other than the Super Bowl. Various channels are doing their best (not really) to provide some counter programming.

Week in Sloth

Scouring the airwaves for the worthiest watching. This week: football, football and more football. And some other stuff.

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Culture Shock

Culture Shock zooms you around the city creative to East Meets West, Testimonios de una Guerra and Roll, Drop, Bounce.

The Malvinas Strike Back

Just pages into Argentinian author Carlos Gamerro’s sprawling, genre-bending novel The Islands, we meet one of the most chilling and repulsive characters in contemporary literature.

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Odds & Ends

From Germany to Wisconsin, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Four Up

Get your surf, Gothic Winter Ball, high desert blues-rock and psych-electro-punk improv on with a little help from Four Up. Now with A/V previews!

The Beatles Are Here!

50 Years after the Band Arrived in America, Writers, Musicians & Other Fans Remember

August March reviews Penelope Rowlands’ stellar, forthcoming Beatlemania tome The Beatles Are Here!

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial, Pixies and Nick Drake. Now with A/V previews!

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Alibi V.23 No.4 • Jan 23-29, 2014

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Superfreak Redux: the Alibi’s 2nd Annual Sex Survey

It’s been a year, what have you been up to behind those closed doors? Or perhaps out in the back yard. Or, well, you tell us …

Last year’s sex survey was an eye-opener. Help us remap Albuquerque’s sexscape. Voting is open now through Jan. 29!

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Odds & Ends

From South Carolina to Colorado, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Kichi for Tako

It's time for an intervention

Tako Kichi means “kite crazy” in Japanese. Kichi is a good word to know because it seems the Japanese are kichi for so many things—tea ceremonies, folding kimonos and arranging flowers—all of which involve meticulous attention to detail.

Dede in Wonderland

Former state senator Dede Feldman describes her first legislative session in 1997 as “a little like riding a motorcycle in a thunderstorm in the nude.” Sound like an exaggeration? It isn't. Legislative sessions in New Mexico can be terrifying, bombastic and exhilarating.

Cher Me This …

It's a new biography, man.

Most people know about Cher from her illustrious music career. Hits like “I Got You Babe” and “The Beat Goes On,” with her former husband and music partner Sonny Bono, put her in the public eye. But her solo hits “If I Could Turn Back Time” and “Believe”—which, I'll admit, was a personal obsession of mine as a child—are what catapulted her to iconic status.

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Red Chile Dreams

How to survive until next roasting season

Ari LeVaux shares his recipe for the perfect red chile sauce.

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Gimme Shelter

Sincerely contrived teen drama finds Vanessa Hudgens in a family way

Pity the poor teenaged Disney star. Sure, they get three or four good years headlining a sitcom on the Disney Channel and a couple of pop hits out of it. But they spend the next 10 years trying desperately to shed their goody two-shoes image.

Reel World

Peter S. Beagle and The Last Unicorn at George R.R. Martin’s Jean Cocteau Cinema, among other filmic events.

Cheesy Like Mozzarella

“The Capones” on Reelz

What happened exactly to turn us into a nation of lazy peeping toms, content to passively ogle people we’d never want to interact with in real life? Why would we tune in, week after week, to watch the Kardashians do nothing entertaining, exciting or even vaguely interesting?

Week in Sloth

Christina Ricci portrays Lizzie Borden, the 56th Annual Grammy Awards and more—we take a spin around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on.

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The Punk Singer Keeps On Livin’

An interview with Kathleen Hanna

Wherein music writer M. Brianna Stallings converses with iconic punk singer Kathleen Hanna about riot grrrl, Bikini Kill, feminism, The Julie Ruin and more.

Music to Your Ears

Whether you’re craving folk-punk, pop, IDM or neo-psych/stoner rock, Music to Your Ears proffers all the relevant deets.