Alibi V.23 No.22 • May 29-June 4, 2014

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Silent No More

A new monument honors LGBT veterans

Ty Bannerman bears witness to a monument honoring LGBT veterans and “all who served in silence.”

Staying Social

Albuquerque's oldest LGBT club is still going strong

Step behind the intimidating door and check out the warm, welcoming atmosphere of Albuquerque’s own “gay ‘Cheers.’”

Pride Guide 2014

It’s time to come out, speak up, and party all night long with this handy guide to Albuquerque Pride’s hottest events.

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One Good Experience Deserves Another

The Second Annual Albuquerque Film and Media Experience

The Albuquerque Film and Media Experience returns with concerts, plays, panel discussions, intimate conversations, comedy shows, parties and the occasional film screening.

Reel World

A look at this week’s film happenings around New Mexico finds the Film and Media Conference getting underway, the Sky City Cultural Center going silent and Filmstock New Mexico on the hunt for short submissions.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

The lowdown on download

With the broadcast TV season at an end, what new shows can we look forward to this summer? They’re out there, but they may not be on TV. Wha?

Week in Sloth

Flipping around the TV dial (do TV’s still have dials?) this week we find John Malkovich dressing up as a pirate in “Crossbones,” ABC asking you to “Bet on Your Baby” and something called “Ice Holes.”

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The Radish Days

It’s not quite in full swing, but market season has begun

It’s early yet, but the growers market season has begun.

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Primary Fight 2014

Both parties gear up for November’s battle royale

Candidates from both parties have opened their pocketbooks to get your vote—the race is on!

Odds & Ends

From New Zealand to New York, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

Letters

Wherein the readers write about legalizing/decriminalizing marijuana and bringing equity to the primaries.

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Rockin’ the Mother Road

From pinup pageants to film to concerts to car shows, August March reports on the second annual Rockabilly on the Route festival in Tucumcari, N.M.

I Want Kandy

Captain America braves an intimate practice session (replete with whiskey and birthday cake) to deliver the lowdown on what may be Mother Death Queen’s final concert.

Sonic Reducer

In this week’s all-U.K. Sonic Reducer, we review new albums by Coldplay, Led Bib and Plaid. Now with A/V!

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Culture Shock

Albuquerque artsworld wonders get their due in Culture Shock, from a poetic convergence to that pony you’ve always wanted.

Stage Whispers

The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged), Sticky Rice and An Operatic Trilogy For Families present theatergoers with a slew of entertainment options.

By Means of Red and Green

Gorgeous painted illustrations and a translation rendered in authentic New Mexico Spanish enrich this myth-like tale from Rudolfo Anaya.

Men of Dishonor

J'accuse! The Dreyfus Affair gets a thrilling treatment in Robert Harris’ latest spy-riffic historical novel.

Alibi V.23 No.21 • May 22-28, 2014

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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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Quick Bites

Tales from the editor

Ty Bannerman dishes on the Albuquerque eating scene.

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.