Alibi V.23 No.9 • Feb 27-March 5, 2014

Wage Increase Ballot Measure Sinks in Committee

State legislature opts for more jobs, more poverty

In our august collaboration with media partner NM Street Press, Barron Jones examines how three votes defeated House Dems’ efforts to get a minimum wage constitutional amendment on your November ballot.

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Odds & Ends

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

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Rad Dad

Fighting the patriarchy one diaper at a time

Wherein Marya Errin Jones hashes out our culture’s assumptions about men, women and parenting with the author of “Rad Dad Zine.”

Culture Shock

Paging Dr. Caligari—Culture Shock prescribes the very best in books and art around Albuquerque.

Dear Sister Survivor…

Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence is a remarkable volume offering words of wisdom and insight to survivors and the allies who want to help them.

Keep Calm and Read

Vicarious thrills await disciples of Yow and co. in this gorgeous trip down memory lane.

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Oscar Mayer Winner

What’s hot, what’s not at the 86th annual Academy Awards

There’ll be a few winners and lots of losers at the 86th annual Academy Awards this Sunday.

86th Academy Awards Nominees Ballot

Here we are, once again, staring down a list of the best films of the year (according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, anyway). But who will claim the big prizes come Oscar night? Let’s take a look at who’s won what awards and honors already.

Oscar Overload

Get your fill of Academy Award coverage

Because the Oscars are so much more than just the Oscars.

Reel World

History in black and white, “the original Chicano” and the third annual New Mexico Film Festival: “Reel World” brings you local film doings done right.

Week in Sloth

We take a spin around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on. Besides the Oscars, we mean.

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Four Up

Whether you’re hankerin’ for doom metal, industrial, surf-punk or classical selections, Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V previews!

Paying Tribute to the Godfather of New Mexico Music

Although accolades have been pretty much continuous during Al Hurricane’s career, the definitive filmic representation of his work, past and present, remains the 2007 concert film and documentary A Tribute to Al Hurricane, “The Godfather.”

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from St. Vincent, Beck and Cibo Matto. Now with A/V previews!

Alibi V.23 No.8 • Feb 20-26, 2014

Your Secret Celtic Heart

Let Galician musician Carlos Núñez uncover it

Carlos Núñez’ mission is to share the lilting, fluid music of Galicia and other Celtic traditions, and he’s been working on it since he first picked up a gaita 35 years ago.

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Odds & Ends

From Australia to Texas, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

Letters

Wherein the readers write—observing Ben Adams’ awesome, criticizing our lowbrow-pop surrealist parody cover and much ado about street art.

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In Secret

Americans (with English accents, pretending to be French) contemplate sex and death in gloomy love story

We’re so accustomed to scandal that it’s hard to imagine a 150-year-old novel that could shock modern audiences.

Reel World

What’s going on in the world of New Mexico film? Let’s just start with classes from indiground master Jon Moritsugu of Pig Death Machine.

The Host

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on NBC

There’s only so much you can do with the “Tonight Show” format and set dressing. But Jimmy Fallon gets it right.

Week in Sloth

We take a spin around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on. This week: karaoke tv, vaguely titillating stuff and a Nick Hornby novel goes series.

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Pixies’ Second Chance Bash

Evolving band hits open road

Wherein Mark Lopez gabs about aural history, science magic and, yes, Kim Deal with Pixies drummer Dave Lovering.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Guided by Voices, Chicano Batman and The Unsemble. Now with A/V previews!

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Culture Shock

Deliciousness with your art, a smutty local gallery reopens and a local poet hates coconut margaritas in this week’s Culture Shock.

Apartheid’s Aperture

Double Negative, Ivan Vladislavic’s fourth novel, accounts for chunks of time in the life of Neville Lister, an anti-war, anti-apartheid, consummate college dropout living with his parents in '80s Johannesburg.

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Alibi V.23 No.7 • Feb 13-19, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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!

Sonic Reducer

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

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