Weekly Alibi
 May 14 - 20, 2009 
Slather on the sunblock and prepare for Terminators, Transformers, romantic comedies and another parody movie with a boatload of Wayans brothers. The Summer Film Guide drops it like it's hot.
NEWS/OPINION
Residents and business owners in a South Valley neighborhood wrestle to make the area less industrial without bruising businesses. And Gene Grant suggests improvements to Albuquerque's local cable access.
Websclusive: Desert Industry
Alibi staff photographer Eric Williams documents the industrial side of the South Valley.
Websclusive: Answer Me This
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Websclusive: Screen Time
Plus, check out Gene Grant's Top 10 Community Cable Programming Ideas.
MUSIC
Conscious MC Abstract Rude reunites with the rest of the Haiku D’Etat crew to prove there are people in South Central Los Angeles that think for a living. And Fischerspooner's Entertainment spews 10-cent rhymes and precious production that's just too cheesy.
FOOD
Ezra's Place has a few quirks, but the tender and rich grilled salmon, fried calamari and tangy Margaritas roll a strike inside a North Valley bowling alley. And Cantillon Lou Pepe Kriek is a Kodak moment in a 750-milliliter beer bottle.
FILM & TV
The dramedy Rudo y Cursi is a modest, unabashedly crowd-pleasing and occasionally corny parable about family, soccer, sibling rivalry, soccer and national identity—but mostly soccer. Meanwhile, Devin D. O’Leary wonders if science fiction can survive on TV.
ARTS/LIT
The former gallery director at the College of Santa Fe says goodbye to the school that will go dormant later this month. Plus, Jan MacKell's Red Light Women of the Rocky Mountains goes where few historians have dared, and her look behind the brothel doors provides a titillating alternative history.
Websclusive: Chroma Studio and Gallery
A truly professional and multidimensional arts space.

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Rowdy’s Dream Blog #343: Chili Powder Miniaturizes My Friend

Against our advice, my friend B consumes an entire package of red chili powder, rendering him microscopic. I can still hear his tiny voice, but I can't see him.

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Prep Your Mountaintops

For many the lo-fi, folk-rock “movement” of the late-'90s begins and ends with Neutral Milk Hotel. Originally formed in Ruston, La. by singer/guitarist Jeff Mangum as a recording project, it wasn’t until the 1996 release of On Avery Island that Neutral Milk Hotel became a full-fledged band. The budding foursome relocated to New York, where they would finish their short-lived career with an exhaustive tour for sophomore release In the Aeroplane Over the Sea way back in 1998. Think Sebadoh-meets-Guided by Voices. Critically acclaimed yet largely ignored by the mainstream record-buying public, the album eventually became something of a legend in its own time.

Fast-forward 16 years, and NMH has become the progenitor of such roundly lauded bands as Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and Franz Ferdinand, and their music has been covered by Brand New, The Dresden Dolls and The Mountain Goats. After a lengthy hiatus, Neutral Milk Hotel has finally reunited to embark on a reunion tour featuring the lineup from their seminal release, In the Aeroplane. This show is for old and new fans alike—yes, even indie-folk has made a strong comeback in recent years—and In the Aeroplane is, for many, still the defining release of the genre’s first wave, seamlessly blending folk, rock, psychedelic and shoegaze into one succinct package. Neutral Milk Hotel's all-ages concert at Kiva Auditorium (401 Second Street NW) tomorrow night is a must-see. The show happens at 7:30pm; tickets start at $36, and lo-fi indie-pop group Elf Power opens. Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque Convention Center • Thu Apr 17 • 7:30pm • $36-$51 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

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The Daily Word in eyeball licking, Police Oversight Commission resignations and Captain Underpants

The Daily Word

It's Wednesday April 16

and three of Albuquerque's six member Police Oversight Commission have resigned, saying that they have no real power to do their jobs, that the City Attorney's Office has undermined them at every turn, and that the Commission is a 'mockery' in terms of oversight,

cleanup crews are moving toward the contaminated section of WIPP, very, very slowly,

and Governor Susana Martinez is being compared to Sarah Palin and eyed for a presidential run.

Meanwhile, a ferry boat sank off the cost of South Korea, possibly killing hundreds,

children are struggling to understand the unfathomable mystery of the Sony Walkman,

parents are complaining to libraries about the use of words like "pee-pee" and "Dr. Diaper" in the Captain Underpants book series,

and a man was arrested after licking a cop's eyeball outside of a bar called "Pisser's Palace."

Have a great day!

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