Alibi Volume 23, Number 34
August 21, 2014
Wherein Alibi readers write—about violence in Albuquerque, the brutality of boxing and the environmental apathy of baby boomers.
From New York to Louisiana, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
Test your knowledge of last week’s acronym-heavy New Mexico news—from CDC to DEA to APD to UNM—with the Alibi pop quiz.
Musical documentary looks at the African rabble-rouser who lit a fire under a hit Broadway musical
Alex Gibney’s documentary Finding Fela explores the explosive life of rabble-rousing Nigerian musician Fela Kuti.
“The Man-App” screens at Indie Q, We Served Too plays Nuclear Museum, Gravity airs out on the Mesa.
“The Simpsons” on FXX
FXX celebrates 25 years of “The Simpsons” by airing every single episode ever made in a 12-day marathon!
The new season of “Doctor Who” debuts the newest Doctor, “True Blood” suffers the true death, MTV’s VMA’s get handed out.
Oakland duo’s pilgrimage Of Deconstruction
August March talks composition, deconstruction and artistic evolution with Black Spirituals’ Marshall Trammell and Zachary James Watkins. Experience the Oakland, Calif. duo at Spirit Abuse this weekend.
Geoff Tate’s Queensrÿche headlines Sunshine
Resident Alibi hesher Constance Moss reports on the farewell tour of Geoff Tate’s Queensrÿche.
This week’s all hip-hop Sonic Reducer takes on new albums from The Underachievers, Dilated Peoples and Wiz Khalifa. Now with A/V!
Comic Josh Blue talks disability, Denver and radical honesty
Tragedy schmagedy. Josh Blue proves that comics must embrace what they cannot control.
Learn a liquid-limbed dance language at Keshet and get fired up for the 5th Latin Dance Festival this weekend.
An unusual, existential fantasy novel counts down to death.
Pupuseria y Restaurante Salvadoreña
El Salvadoran pupusas add a dash of welcome variety at this South Valley restaurant.
A late birthday toast to Charles Bukowski
Hosho McCreesh celebrates the “poet of skid row’s” birthday in the way he knows best: with local beer and food.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): An American named Kevin Shelley accomplished a feat worthy of inclusion in the Guinness Book of World Records. While wearing a blue satin martial arts outfit, he smashed 46 wooden toilet seats over his head in just one minute. Some observers may be inclined to dismiss his efforts as frivolous and ridiculous. But I admire how he playfully mocked his own competitiveness while fully expressing his competitiveness. He satirized his ego's drive to be first and best even as he achieved the goal of being first and best. I recommend you try something similar. You're entering a phase when you'll be wise to add a bit of humility to your bold self-presentation.