Alibi V.23 No.21 • May 22-28, 2014

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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The Library Goes to Seed

Check out more than books at ABC Library branches

ABC Libraries have added seeds to their collections, so dig out your library card and get ready to garden.

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Belle

Historical biopic is too polite to get worked up over slavery

Belle, a well-meaning historical biopic about a mixed-race aristocrat, is too polite to get worked up about slavery.

Reel World

Universal monsters invade the KiMo Theatre, state film office brings back the New Mexico Film & Media Conference, Dr. Seuss screens for free at Lomas Tramway Library.

New Blood

Fall TV = fresh cops, different doctors

Broadcast networks have announced their new fall shows. That means a whole new crop of cops and doctors to watch ... plus a few superheroes.

Week in Sloth

HBO studies the origins of the AIDS epidemic in the star-studded film The Normal Heart, while Animal Planet scares us with Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys starring Shannen Doherty.

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Quick Bites

Tales from the editor

Ty Bannerman dishes on the Albuquerque eating scene.

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Crib Notes: May 22, 2014

From agency scandal to teevee mythos to political contests—what do you know about last week’s New Mexico news? Test your recall with the Weekly Alibi pop quiz.

Odds & Ends

From Oregon to Japan, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

Letters

Wherein the readers write about legalizing marijuana, independent access to primary elections and New Mexico’s least-impressive legend.

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Enter the El Rey

Wherein August March delineates intersections of hip-hop nation and hyperlocal music history in preview of a Method Man & Redman concert.

Shows Up!

From alt.rock to Italian occult psychedelia, Samantha Anne Carrillo scares up deets on two shouldn’t-miss concerts. Now with A/V!

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Lady Uranium, Mac Miller and Down. Now with A/V!

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An Anxious Absurdity

Marc Maron on WTF is up with comedy

Albuquerque made Marc Maron. The cantankerous meta-jokester and cat aficionado talks comedy, influence and unhappiness in his Alibi interview.

Making Art on the Blacksmith’s Forge

Visitors to the newly launched Rail Yards Market are greeted with a spectrum of cloth and color. Scents of honeyed tea and incense blend within a sea of movement dappled with light from hundreds of window panes.

Sing the Bruised Heart

With a title inspired by Picasso’s famous painting, Richard Vargas’ new poetry collection, Guernica, revisited, tackles themes of cultural identity, struggle, love and hope.

Alibi V.23 No.20 • May 15-21, 2014

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.

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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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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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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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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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Lost Weekend

A poetic trip through Albuquerque’s breweries

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

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

Lawnicide

How to kill your grass

Because sometimes the grass has gotta go.

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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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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.

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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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.