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
Take your weekly news quiz here, nerd.
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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Alibi Picks

The Art of Rabble-Rousing: Reception for WE HONOR

Believers in the power-cum-responsibility of art to change lives, attitudes and public policy, take heart—an exhibit opening tomorrow, wears its ideological zeal on its sleeve. With an impressive range of artists and artistic collectives whose work amplifies public awareness, WE HONOR: The Art of Activism promotes ecological reverence and justice for indigenous peoples. It’s hosted by Honor the Earth and Honor the Treaties, two Native-led activist organizations that invest in and benefit from connections to the art community.

Eminent environmentalist, author and two-time Green-Party vice-presidential candidate Winona Laduke speaks at the opening from 6 to 7pm. Contributing artists include Shepard Fairey, recognized for his iconic red-and-blue Barack Obama “Hope” poster; Gregg Deal, a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe best known for “The Last American Indian On Earth,” a performance piece in which he explodes racial stereotypes by embodying them in mundane settings like grocery stores, shopping malls and restaurants; and Nani Chacon, the local muralist behind the magnificent “She Taught Us to Weave” in Wells Park and co-curator of this exhibit with Kim Smith. Traditional foods will be served during the free opening reception, which starts at 5pm. Everything happens at Warehouse 508 (508 First Street NW); see bit.ly/wehonor for more info. Warehouse 508 • Thu Apr 24 • 5-8pm • FREE • View on Alibi calendar

news

The Daily Word in King Arthur's parliamentary run

The Daily Word

Good morning, it's Wednesday, April 23, 2014

and some jerk robbed my bank yesterday,

a UNM football player has been charged with rape and kidnapping,

and APD would like to point out that they "worked hard" to not shoot and kill a man who was upset that APD had shot and killed his fiancé.

Meanwhile,

the US Supreme Court upheld a ban on affirmative action in college admissions,

people who like bad movies and talking robots are buzzing with rumors that MST3K may return,

the New York post revealed that creepy R&B singer R. Kelly has been paying millions of dollars out to "dozens" of women who have accused him of being creepy over the last decade,

and King Arthur, the Raised Druid King of Britain, plans to run for parliament.

dreams

Rowdy’s Dream Blog #344: Telling Jokes on a Furniture Store Bed

I am walking through the mall. I pass my old friend D and her dark-haired Aussie girlfriend. D gives me a severe look. I bow and kiss her hand. She wears a gold band on her finger. She asks me when I'm going to grow up. I tell her it's too late, so never. We are joined on a furniture store bed by four of her friends. I joke in response to some anecdote: “That will kaak in your craw!” This gets a big laugh. One of the girls is playing with my tie. I see where this is going.

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