Alibi V.23 No.7 • Feb 13-19, 2014

Four Up

ISO an anti-Valentine’s A/V orgy, a hip-hop festival, a psych-folk recital or a left-field rock concert? Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V previews!

May 19 deadline for 2017 Operation Art Box Submissions

Get hip to the deets

Weekly Alibi is currently accepting artists' design submissions for our Operation Art Box project and May 19 is this year's deadline for arguments and illustrations coherently explaining in some detail why and how you would transform an Alibi box. Throw in some examples of your past and current artistic endeavors while you're at it. Using "art box" in the subject line, email us at artbox@alibi.com or address snail mail to "Art Box" c/o Weekly Alibi Circulation Department, 413 Central NW, ABQ, NM 87102; drop proposals off in person at the same address or hit us up on Facebook. All submissions must include your full name, a working telephone number and the right stuff.

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Only The Lonely

Pro-tips for thriving in solitude

Take a master class on fighting loneliness from Weekly Alibi Publisher Carl Petersen.

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Badass Lady-Love

Women of Comics soars at Metropolis

In a new show at ABQ’s comic art gallery, women are loved for being badass, and no one minds that most of them are not real people.

A Passion for Paint

The photos presented in Duke City Graffiti focus on vibrant, high-value productions, art pieces that force the audience to respect the talent involved, whether or not they agree with the medium.

How It Begins

WWI started because the Emperor of Austria-Hungary was assassinated by a man who may have been part of a Serbian conspiracy, right? A new book shows that this explanation is so basic it’s just wrong.

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Odds & Ends

From France to Minnesota, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

Meet the Prairie Dog

And its friend, the burrowing owl

Richard “Bugman” Fagerlund makes the case for peaceful coexistence with the prairie dog.

Letters

Wherein the readers write ... about our graphic, er, graphics, solar power and GMO chile.

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The Past

Emotional French drama explores the secrets and lies of one very troubled family

The Past is an incredibly subtle movie. Everything is played in low-key, soft voice. Very little is explicit. Mostly because none of these people wants to talk about anything that’s happening. Or has happened.

Reel World

From deceased pugilist Johnny Tapia to the doings of your friendly Alibi Film editor himself, a look at all the cinematic happenings around New Mexico.

Olympic Fever (and Chills)

The Winter Olympics on NBC

Let’s face it, Winter Olympics are the redheaded stepchild of the Olympics world, the Pro Bowl following the Super Bowl of international competition.

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Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Nils Frahm, Behemoth and CYMBALS. Now with A/V previews!

Alibi V.23 No.6 • Feb 6-12, 2014

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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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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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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.

Odds & Ends

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

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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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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

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!

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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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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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Odds & Ends

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

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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.

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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