Alibi V.23 No.10 • March 6-12, 2014

Under the Cover of Mountains

The secret life of Los Alamos

Los Alamos, the birthplace of the atomic bomb, comes alive in TaraShea Nesbit’s debut novel The Wives of Los Alamos. The fictional story depicts a Los Alamos that hums with secrets, slights and insights.

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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Culture Shock

In like a lion—March is roaring with fierce events. Check these highlights: Material Worth, Women & Creativity, Duke City Rep’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, J.A. Zona’s Warmth closing reception, Show Up Show Down, There It Is—Take It! Aaaah, so much to do!

Sharing Wanders and Wonders

Worrell is an artist and a storyteller. His book is not so much a volume of polished essays as it is a catalog of his experiences in the Southwest.

Resistance Is Futile

French farmhouses? Fine wines? Erudite mystery? At first blush, this novel seemed right up reviewer Suzanne Buck’s alley. So why was it such a clunker?

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Mediating Heroin and Harm Reduction

Expanding access to treatment may reduce NM’s high rate of overdose

NM Street Press co-founder Barron Jones reports on harm reduction-based health care strategies that aim to lower the high rate of overdoses in New Mexico, including the passage of SB 241 and potential for enhanced Narcan distribution and Good Samaritan laws.

Crib Notes: March 6, 2014

Test your knowledge—of Lobo baseball, biology research at UNM and Mayor Berry’s latest briefing with Obama administration staffers—with our weekly pop quiz.

Odds & Ends

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

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Gloria

Honest Chilean drama admits love isn’t any easier the second time around

Gloria doesn’t spend a lot of time introducing us to its main character. This isn’t a first-date situation. Lelio’s sensitive romantic drama simply drops us into her life and lets us discover who she is over the course of time.

Reel World

Travel around the state to see what’s happening in the cinematic scene. This week: Yiddish cinema, the Swayze craze and short film shenanigans.

Unhappy Hour

“Mixology” on ABC

ABC’s latest attempt to plug a post-“Modern Family” gap in its Wednesday night comedy lineup comes in the form of pickup bar-centric midseason replacement sitcom “Mixology.”

Week in Sloth

Take a quick trip around the television dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on—”Believe,” “Saint George,” “Cosmos” and more.

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The Eyes Have It

Dum Dum Girls dim

Captain America examines glum-rock outfit Dum Dum Girls and their latest, Too True, in preview of their Burque gig. Portlandite flannel-meets-leatherette trio Blouse and native theater-rock act Red Light Cameras open.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new albums by Ava Luna, ScHoolboy Q and Slough Feg. Now with A/V previews!

The Genuine Article

AJ Woods proves folk-rock mettle

Wherein Geoffrey Plant reminisces about cassettes and previews singer/songwriter AJ Woods’ eponymous tape release party.

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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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!

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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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Odds & Ends

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

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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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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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