Alibi V.23 No.24 • June 12-18, 2014

From Dial-Up to Dine-In

Spinn’s Burgers and Beer

Ty Bannerman discovers that his old dial-up internet company is now serving burgers. Good ones!

feature

Farming Beyond Farmville

The pros and cons of urban agriculture

Hey hipster, think you have what it takes to grow your own? Before you grab your favorite hoe, let Holly von Winckel walk you through the pros and cons.

The Bugs of Summer

A long-term drought shakes up the insect world, here’s how to deal with it.

New Mexico’s drought brings grasshoppers and other crawly fauna into our fair city. The Bugman explains how we can deal with them.

news

On Speaking Truth to Power

The problem with making your voice heard at City Hall

Wherein Alibi Managing Editor Samantha Anne Carrillo considers APD brutality, the arrest of protesters and inaction by City officials.

Odds & Ends

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

music

Four Up

Whether you’re craving a folk-punk fest, Berliner electro-pop, venomous sludge or glo-fi, Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V!

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new and forthcoming releases from Lil B, Total Control and Led Zeppelin. Now with A/V!

film

Signal Secrets

An interview with The Signal director William Eubank

With the sci-fi mindbender The Signal hitting theaters this Friday, we chat with director William Eubank about shooting the film right here in New Mexico.

Reel World

Broadway Cultural Center hosts Maria the Korean Bride, author Joe R. Lansdale introduces Cold in July, Geeks Who Drink go to Westeros, “Doctor Who” comes to movie theaters.

Rated “Aaaahr”

“Crossbones” on NBC

John Malkovich steals the show as pirate king Blackbeard in NBC’s crazy “Crossbones.”

Week in Sloth

Get nostalgic with “I Love the 2000s,” wave bye-bye to “True Blood” and watch Jane Fonda get an “AFI Lifetime Achievement Award.”

art

Tuning In to the City

The Lomas On-site Listening Station

Ghostly transmissions along Lomas Boulevard reflect Burque back on itself.

Sunday Best

Whether you’ve a hankering for summery sci-fi or the history of food, two New Mexico authors deliver.

Shebangs in the Fe

SHEBANG! offers an arts celebration 35 years in the making. And while you’re in Santa Fe, catch a couple other fantastic exhibits.

Reel People, Real Lives

Movie nerds, the sixth edition of David Thomson’s seminal biographical dictionary will give you plenty to chew on and argue over.

food

A Drinkable Feast

A beery Bloomsday

Beery poet Hosho McCreesh takes on James Joyce, a local brew and a butt sandwich in honor of Bloomsday.

Alibi V.23 No.23 • June 5-11, 2014

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.

feature

news

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.

film

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.

music

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!

art

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.

food

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.

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

feature

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.

news

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.

music

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!

film

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.”

art

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.

food

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.