Alibi V.23 No.27 • July 3-9, 2014

When Pop Culture Meets War

Two new novels make New Mexico the testing ground

Via either boy-meets-drone or boy-meets-Gabriel García Márquez, these two novels grapple with difficulties from PTSD to moral choice.

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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Play MSTie For Me

An interview with “Mystery Science Theater 3000” creator Joel Hodgson

“Mystery Science Theater 3000” creator Joel Hodgson is a special guest at this year’s Albuquerque Comic Expo. We interview the writer/comedian on the eve of ACE.

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Stars, Bars and Guitars

Putting the Nuge in New Mexico

Wherein August March considers the problematic history and extremist, right-wing beliefs of Merican rock star Ted Nugent in preview of his Burque gig.

Music to Your Ears

From fiery country to Afro-Colombian folk to dream-pop revival, Music to Your Ears delivers deets on the hottests concerts of the week.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Your Old Droog, A Sunny Day in Glasgow and Mastodon. Now with A/V!

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Beyond the Hot Pot

Ramen comes of age at O Ramen and Curry House

A new Asian restaurant in the university area is taking ramen beyond the hot pot.

Feeding the Hipsters

The food options at Rail Yards Market come into their own

Ari LeVaux revisits the Rail Yards Market and finds that food options are growing.

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Take Him at His Word

#YesAllWomen and why we should believe the UCSB shooter

Genevieve Mueller asks why we have such a hard time accepting that the Isla Vista murders were about misogyny.

Crib Notes: July 3, 2014

From weather to opera to Lobo basketball, test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz.

Odds & Ends

From Colorado to Alaska, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Earth to Echo

Found-footage sci-fi film is a weak echo of earlier, better efforts

Found-footage, sci-fi film Earth to Echo aims for Spielbergian nostalgia, but is just a faint echo of earlier, better efforts.

Reel World

48 Hour Film Project extends its deadline, Can’t Stop the Serenity lands at KiMo, Matilda screens at South Broadway.

Rapture, Be Pure

“The Leftovers” on HBO

“Lost” producer explores the Rapture in HBO’s feel-bad supernatural drama “The Leftovers.”

Week in Sloth

This week around the TV dial: “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular,” “Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour” and “Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge.”

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Friendship, Death and Sports

This humorous novel of soccer, love and loss follows a group of buddies who try to remain tight in the wake of their close friend’s death.

Alibi V.23 No.26 • June 26-July 2, 2014

Moving Toward Justice

VAWA finally allows the prosecution of rapists in Indian Country, but there’s still more work to be done

VAWA finally allows the prosecution of non-Native rapists on the reservation, but there’s more work to be done.

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Obvious Child

Pro-choice dramedy is pregnant with possibility

Comedian Jenny Slate impresses in mood-straddling abortion-based dramedy Obvious Child.

Reel World

Whether you’re in the mood for some “drought-tolerant film and music,” local horror/comedy or other delights, Reel World keeps you informed of local film doings.

On a Wing and a Prayer

“Dominion” on Syfy

Obscure angels-with-automatic-weapons movie Legion gets Syfy spin-off with “Dominion.” Are they just winging it?

Week in Sloth

This week around the TV dial: The history of cocktails in Hey Bartender, the return of some ’90s icons in “Girl Meets World” and real estate in teh raw with “Naked Buying.”

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“Be as Weird as You Want”

Enchantment brings Burning Man to New Mexico (more or less)

New Mexicans finally have a chance to participate in a Burning Man event close to home.

Culture Shock

Journey into the exposed heart of Burque’s artworld with a celebration of the body, a drama about family and poetry to scare zealous patriots.

The Mighty Booch

Welcome to the strange, delicious and healthful world of fermented “mushroom tea.”

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Crib Notes: June 26, 2014

From VA scandal to SCOTUS to baseball, what do you know about last week’s New Mexico news? Test your recall with the Alibi pop quiz.

Odds & Ends

From New Jersey to Zimbabwe, it's funny because it happened to someone else.

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Deep in the Juju

Oakenfold broadcasts Trance Mission

Sponsored by the huntmaster’s favorite digestif, UK trance legend Paul Oakenfold brings his personal brand of unparalleled electro to Burque.

Sonic Reducer

This week, we listened to new releases from Death Grips, White Lung and The Soft Pink Truth. Now with A/V!

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Alibi V.23 No.25 • June 19-25, 2014

Pigments and Ailments

Group exhibit grapples with illness and survival

Tenacity and optimism shine from the dark heart of artwork inspired by life-threatening disease.

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Albuquerque Spring

A season of police violence and civil disobedience

Wherein academic and activist David Correia considers an “Albuquerque Spring” and the state of APD reform as prelude to Saturday’s March to End Police Brutality.

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Crib Notes: June 19, 2014

From politics to drones to public transit, what do you know about last week’s New Mexico news? Test your recall with the Alibi pop quiz.

Odds & Ends

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

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We Are the Best!

Spirited Swedish flashback gives audiences punk-rock girl power times three

Swedish auteur Lukas Moodysson gives audiences an ’80s flashback with punk rock girl power pic We Are the Best!

Reel World

KiMo Theater laucnhes European Classics series, horror helmer Ti West comes to CCA Cinematheque, Filmstock looks for MCs to host quad-state film fest.

Week in Sloth

What should you be wasting you life on this week? How about “The Pool Master,” “The Musketeers” and “Mystery Girls”? Take a spin around the TV dial with us.

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Four Up

Whether you’re seeking country-fried metal, Latin/American syncretism, an antifolk one-man band or outlaw country, Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V!

Hennyfest

Wherein Alibi publisher Carl Petersen waxes nostalgic about beloved Alibi alum and musician Michael Henningsen in preview of a sonic celebration of his life.

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Culture Shock

Any way you slice it, nothing’s quite like paper art. Traditional papel picado is a cheerful, humble Mexican papercraft often used to adorn and embellish public spaces. But ¡Papel! Pico, Rico y Chico, opening at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW) on Friday, June 20, at 6pm, proves the form’s wondrous flexibility.

Man and His Morals

One kidnapper. Seven victims. A questioning new novel in dialogue from indie darling Dave Eggers.

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Quick Bites

Rambling through the eateries of Albuquerque

Winning Coffee Co. keeps local chickens employed, Kai’s Chinese goes dark, and other observations from a roving food editor.

Outside the Bento Box

Nu Asia Vegan

Our vegan correspondent checks out the meatless sushi at this brand new Nob Hill restaurant.