Alibi V.24 No.47 • Nov 19-25, 2015

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The Gift of Movies

Say hello to my little friends on DVD and Blu-Ray

From classic, shot-in-New Mexico cinema to DVDs of the latest, homegrown indies to a book that covers the entire history of the film industry in our state, here’s a fine selection of gifts.

The Gift of Art

Curate an inspired holiday showing with handmade items from local artists

Instead of risking your life for cloned pieces of plastic from big box stores this holiday season, consider investing in pieces of art that are not only one-of-a-kind, but support local female artists.

The Gift of Music

This year, it’s instrumental!

Fret not, for we have the perfect present for those with symphonic, soulful or other sweet-sounding inclinations.

The Gift of Food

Because NOTHING is better than food!

Why not celebrate your loved ones with the gift of (locally produced and sold) food?

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The Year of the Weedrat

Band equals social justice, cats

“You came into my life/ and it became clear to me/ that you'd always be by my side.” “That song is about Ginger,” says guitarist and singer Becki Jones, gesturing to the petite tortoiseshell cat sleeping on the couch.

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Room

Claustrophobic, mother-and-son drama traps the world between four walls

Claustrophobic mother-and-son drama Room reduces the world to a 10-by-10 space.

Reel World

The Decline of Western Civilization series hit Midnight Movies, ski bum Warren Miller goes Chasing Shadows, the Pueblo Film Festival turrns two.

Noah News is Good News

“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” on Comedy Central

New “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah closes in on month two.

Week in Sloth

Amazon greelights “The Man in the High Castle,” Netflix adds “Jessica Jones,” Lifetime airs Jim Henson’s Turky Hollow.

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Alibi V.24 No.46 • Nov 12-18, 2015

The 33

Real-life drama about trapped miners can’t dig itself out of “inspirational biopic” trap

Real-life mine collapse drama The 33 digs itself an inspirational hole.

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Reel World

KiMo celebrates Veteran’s Day, Pornotopia offers sex ed on screen, PBS pops up Autism in Love.

Hit Single

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” on the CW

Rachel Bloom’s “Crazy Ex Girlfriend” sings a different tune over on The CW.

Week in Sloth

Netflix hangs out “W/ Bob and Dave,” “Adventure Time” examines Marceline and AMC goes “Into the Badlands.”

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The Space Invader Freaks Out

Original rock opera glams it up

Billy Miles Brooke’s Loving the Alien celebrates glam, evokes Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust, but instead features the story of the alien’s younger brother Iggy in a rocked out, quasi-operatic story of love and life among the humans.

Women, Concerts, Misogyny

Fans and the scene deserve better

There’s a reason that Kathleen Hanna used to shout “girls to the front!” at Bikini Kill concerts.

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Sisterhood Revisited

The council discusses Israel, drag racing, Indigenous Peoples Day and more

Illegal street racing, Israel’s relationship with Albuquerque and more are discussed at this week’s meeting.

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The Proximity of Passion and Death

Her Murder Ballad explores where sensuality and violence intersect

The traditional narrative of women falling victim to violence at the hand of their lover is subverted, and instead we are largely presented with the tales of women who commit violent acts.

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Not Quite There

Ponderosa Brewing Company serves great beer, but the food is lacking

This Portland emigré brings great beer to the Sawmill district, though the food needs some improvement.

Alibi V.24 No.45 • Nov 5-11, 2015

505 Food Fights

Three mystery ingredients, two chefs and one helluva good time for a good cause

It’s Iron Chef, Burque style.

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Can Courtney Do It?

Can Courtney be a balloonist?

Courtney Foster tries her hand at different tasks in this new monthly feature. First up, ballooning.

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Miss You Already

Anemic drama looks at friendship, illness

Cancer is bad but drama is formulaic in Miss You Already.

Reel World

Toy Story speaks Spanish, Latino directors talk at CCA, “Life in New Mexico” gets extended.

Week in Sloth

“I Love Kellie Pickler” (or not), Hallmark buries us in Christmas movies and Hitler get some love just in time for Veteran’s Day.

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What the Camera Reveals

Photographer Wes Naman explores New Mexico's identity through portraiture

A small crew of photographers and writers strive to capture the spirit of New Mexico through the distinct stories and faces of the people who have made their homes here.

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Newscity

Here are a few things that have been happening in New Mexico lately.

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Deerhoof’s Fever Dream

Live album, Burque gig bring band full circle

Alibi music ed jaws with John Dietrich of lauded experimental sound outfit Deerhoof about their upcoming live album and this week’s Sister gig.

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Green Jeans Farmery Delayed

and other news from around the state

Rotten food in Belen, Last Call opens a new location and a New Mexico pizzeria is making waves on the national level.