Alibi V.23 No.23 • June 5-11, 2014

Heart of the Plate

The Shop scores a home run

Ty Bannerman reviews one of Nob Hill’s newest cafés and exhausts his baseball metaphors.

The Mayor’s Race Is a Thing

Albuquerque election forum is happening this Wednesday, August 23

All the candidates are jockeying for position as they come around the home bend. Get right up there on the edge of the running, as it were, when the North Valley Coalition and Weekly Alibi present a forum for Albuquerque Mayoral Candidates at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (2401 12th Street NW).

Jurassic Best of Burque Restaurants World

The most ferocious of prehistoric reader polls is back

What's your favorite New Mexican food? What's your favorite dinosaur? Ok, now put them together and what do you get? An Enchiladodon? A Chileopteryx? A Tacoraptor? A Sopaipillatops? Awesome! Get ready for the T. Rex of “Best of City” contests: The original Best of Burque Restaurants will be hitting Weekly Alibi racks and website on Thursday, Oct. 12. The polls are open now. Vote on your favorite Frito pie, vegetarian food, Japanese restaurant and local brewery. Let your voice be heard! Rawr!

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Four Up

Whether you’re craving old-school rock and roll, Americana, dark and twisty post-punk psych-rock or an “overdriventape-hissnoisewall-landscape,” Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V!

Heart of Chamber

Wherein August March revisits New Mexico music history in preview of Chamber Music Albuquerque’s June Festival.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Ben Frost, Röyksopp feat. Robyn and Sleaford Mods. Now with A/V!

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Crib Notes: June 5, 2014

From invasive species to culinary battery, test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz.

Odds & Ends

From England to Alabama, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

Letters

Wherein the readers write about dearly departed Alibi alum Michael Henningsen and the importance of the Democratic gubernatorial candidate outcome in the primary election.

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For No Good Reason

Artistic documentary illustrates the life and work of Hunter S. Thompson collaborator Ralph Steadman

Johnny Depp interviews Hunter S. Thompson collaborator Ralph Steadman in an artistic new documentary.

Reel World

Bernalillo County schedules a summer of movies in the park, Joe R. Landsdale brings Cold in July to Santa Fe and Albuquerque, girls’ education doc plays the Peace and Justice Center.

Staff Infection

“The Night Shift” on NBC

NBC’s new doctor drama “The Night Shift” takes the environmentally friendly route, recycling old TV cliches for summer viewing.

Week in Sloth

The NBA Finals start, Michael Palin goes to Brazil, and the Tony Awards go head-to-head with Miss USA.

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Be a Crossroads

Digital projects bridge geographies, cultures and media

Digital Latin America brings together museum exhibitions, talks, community programs and, best of all, a Downtown block party.

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

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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

Alibi V.23 No.21 • May 22-28, 2014

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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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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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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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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.

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Quick Bites

Tales from the editor

Ty Bannerman dishes on the Albuquerque eating scene.