Alibi V.23 No.20 • May 15-21, 2014

Lost Weekend

A poetic trip through Albuquerque’s breweries

Poet Hosho McCreesh samples micro-brewed pints at some of Albuquerque’s best taprooms.

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Million Dollar Arm

American baseball gets some Indian spice in extremely likable, Disney-approved biopic

Disney pitches genuine feel-good sports movie with Million Dollar Arm.

Reel World

Dennis Hopper gets his day, Man of Steel screens and Friends of Film stream together.

Week in Sloth

Barbara Walters spills her guts, TCM is haunted, Billboard gives some awards to Miley Cyrus.

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Honoring the Hidden

Crypto-Jewish identity and tradition shine in new exhibit

Celebrate the intersection of Crypto-Jewish and Hispano life that has persevered for centuries behind New Mexico’s dusty backdrop in a lush new exhibit.

Radiant Dreams

These Shining Lives, by award-winning playwright Melanie Marlich, tells the story of women employed to apply radioactive paint to watch dials in 1920s Chicago.

Urban Jungle

“An artist goes where there is work.” Gond artist Bhajju Shyam went to London and saw it like it’s never been seen before.

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New Mexico's Least-impressive Legend

The end of the first video game boom and E.T.’s final home

In 1983, under cover of darkness, the Atari corporation dumped millions of game cartridges in an Alamagordo landfill. 30 years later, Mike Smith watched a filmmaker dig them up for some reason.

Crib Notes: May 15, 2014

From sports to pop culture—what do you know about last week’s New Mexico news? Test your savvy with the Weekly Alibi pop quiz.

Odds & Ends

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

Letters

Wherein the readers write ... about nepotism in New Mexico and the Tesla gigafactory and legalizing marijuana.

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Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Dolly Parton, The Safes and Pink Mountaintops. Now with A/V!

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Give It Time

Vintage Beer: A Taster’s Guide to Brews That Improve over Time

Author Patrick Dawson’s new book explores the world of cellared beers.

Alibi V.23 No.19 • May 8-14, 2014

Neighbors

Raunchy frat film milks comedy from boners and bad behavior

Seth Rogen milks comedy from boners and bad behavior in raunchy frat film Neighbors.

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Southwest Summer Fests

An Alibi guide to enchanted N.M. travel

Summer is a time to celebrate, and August March is here to tell you how to do it properly.

The Pygmy Slow Loris

Show your kids the best animal on Earth

A meditation on fun vs. “fun,” the zen of raising children, and the quiet majesty of a rare venemous mammal.

Summer Activity Guide for Kids

Campin’ it up in ABQ

Weekly Alibi has it on good authority that both kids and parents want summer fun. So explore all the youth camps Burque has to offer.

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Crib Notes: May 8, 2014

From independent bookstores to space travel to stabbing, test your New Mexico news savvy with our weekly pop quiz.

Odds & Ends

From California to Canada, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Four Up

From metal to rap to pop to the Pope of Mope, Four Up has deets on the hottest shows of the week. Now with A/V!

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from King Dude, Future and Makthaverskan. Now with A/V!

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Reel World

Spanish thriller screens, gay and lesbian film fesival needs volunteers, Indie Q returns.

Monster Mashup

“Penny Dreadful” on Showtime

Horror goes old school in Showtime’s literary shocker “Penny Dreadful.”

Week in Sloth

From horrorshow miniseries to long-lost twin adultery, take a quick spin around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on.

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Mommie Dearest She Ain’t

The life and times of screen legend Joan Crawford get a drag makeover

The latest show by Albuquerque’s popular drag troupe The Dolls pays tribute to a complicated star, her fabulous wardrobe and her incredible career.

Light Looking Back

With their indefinite lines and smoothed-away textures, pinhole photographs hearken to a long-ago time. But Poetics of Light brings the technology firmly into the 21st century.

Coming Out in the NCAA

A former Division I NCAA athlete recounts her difficult journey through college sports and fundamentalism as a gay woman.

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Lawnicide

How to kill your grass

Because sometimes the grass has gotta go.

Rail Yard Revival

Your new plan for Sunday brunch

We chat with Robert Hoberg, one of the creative minds behind the brand new Rail Yard Market.

Alibi V.23 No.18 • May 1-7, 2014

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Letters

Wherein Weekly Alibi readers write. This week’s feedback was concentrated on APD, psychogeography, graffiti, basketball and Asa Mullins. (P.S. Commenting on alibi.com is easier than ever: Join the conversation.)

Odds & Ends

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

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From Cell to Screen

Orange Is the New Black’s Piper Kerman on prison, sensationalism and sex

Kerman went from rich girl to convict when she was sentenced to 15 months at a federal women’s correctional facility in Connecticut. She recounted her experience in the memoir Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, later adapted into an award-winning Netflix original series.

Culture Shock

OFFCenter gets (Albu)quirky; Placitas Library needs labyrinth help; and FREE COMICS! in this week’s bracing dose of Culture Shock.

Short on Story

Education in Albuquerque casts light on a neglected corner of city history—but does it make the grade?

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Food Trucks Roll Out

As the weather warms, the city’s food trucks begin to roll out. Here’s how you can find your favorites.

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Blue Ruin

Indie revenge drama delivers cold comfort

Revenge is a dish best served cold in indie revenge drama Blue Ruin.

Reel World

Santa Fe Film Fest returns, “Geeks Who Drink” geeks out on Star Wars, Midnight Movies celebrates Free Comic Book Day with some animated Batman action.

Wubba Lubba Dub Dubs

“Rick and Morty” on Cartoon Network

Science gets weird (and a little drunk) in Cartoon Network’s cult cartoon “Rick and Morty.”

Week in Sloth

Take a spin around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on—like “24,” freestyle canoe paddling and “Louie.”

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Four Up

From avant jazz to noise, blues rock to nu-disco, Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V!

“Los 15 Grandes de Nuevo Mexico”

DVD series explores sound of enchantment

Wherein Alibi stringer August March revisits the past of KANW’s ongoing docuseries on the Los 15 Grandes de Nuevo Mexico Music Awards. 2008 fue un buen año.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Eels, Fear of Men and Pray for Brain. Now with A/V!