November 15, 2012
Volume 21, Number 46
Whether you love a good Tweet or don’t believe life can be reduced to a series of status updates, social media provides invaluable holiday gift-finding information. Hit the streets of Albuquerque and support local businesses. Here are some of our favorite presents on shelves in the 505 this year.
Our favorite Burque vendors on the cottage-industry supersite—just in time for the holidays.
Avoid the crush of crowds at mega-chain outlets vying for your dollar. Find one-of-a-kind presents and support our local makers at these holiday fairs.
News & Opinion
Local GOP reacts to spate of losses
After months of scathing partisan attacks in the most expensive election cycle in U.S. history, spirits were low at the New Mexico GOP results watch party. It wasn’t looking good for Republicans.
Election night with the Libertarian presidential candidate
The Libertarian presidential candidate wasn't cloistered inside a room at Hotel Albuquerque waiting to find out whether he'd won or lost. He'd lost. He knew that going in.
UNM halts plans to build a substance abuse clinic after neighbors protest
Longtime reporter Carolyn Carlson pens an opinion column about opiate addiction in Albuquerque.
Funny because it happens to someone else.
The readers write.
Film & TV
Sex-positive dramedy gets between the sheets with two remarkable actors
John Hawkes and Helen Hunt are front-and-center in this based-on-a-true story tale of a severely handicapped man and the professional sex surrogate who kinda loves him.
Described as a “live fictitious documentary,” The History of Asking the Wrong Question will have its world premiere on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17, at 8 p.m. in the N4th Theater (4904 Fourth Street NW).
“BSG: Blood and Chrome” on YouTube
Americans are spending more time staring at iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and other computerized devices and less time watching actual televisions. Networks are well aware of this fact. They’ve been trying to exploit it for years, investing heavily in websites like Hulu.com and producing the occasional web-based mini-series. Now, Syfy is making the unusual move of “premiering” the prequel to its much-loved space opera “Battlestar Galactica” on the Internet.
The Week in Sloth
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Blues-rock revival gets hyper-local
Lizzy Von Stange chats with bluesy rock and roll duo The Limbs about classical training, musical influences and touring aspirations.
Danceable Americana duo unveils debut album
Jim Phillips reports on banjo-pop project Todd and the Fox’s stateside album release.
Racist video mars old band's return to relevance
Marisa Demarco meditates on the many reasons why No Doubt’s “Looking Hot” video is racist and highly offensive.
This week, we listened to Prince Rama, Bomba Estéreo and Dinosaur Jr.
This week’s Flyer on the Wall allegorizes the power of community-powered radio and announces a joint birthday party for KNIZ 90.1 FM and Small Engine Gallery.
Arts & Lit
3D artist builds herself a dwelling as her master's thesis
With salvaged scrap materials, artist Bethany Delahunt created a real house for herself as her master’s thesis.
Political art group draws up the cost of coal
For two years, members of The Beehive Collective interviewed hundreds of people about how mountaintop removal and coal mining affected their lives. After those conversations, the hive's illustrators drew up visual metaphors and scenes from the stories they'd been told.
Root beer has been an important part of American refreshment since colonial times. Back in those days, old-timey settlers would take a break from fighting off bears to boil mixtures of sassafras root and other herbs. Since then, of course, the drink has evolved into yet another mass produced soda pop, but if you've got a hankering for the real deal, why not take part in the great American tradition of brewing your own?
Albuquerque’s stretch of the old Mother Road is home to the Route 66 Malt Shop, a restaurant that attempts to capture the spirit of a storied era while also addressing the foodie concerns of the Nob Hill neighborhood it calls home.
Free Will Astrology
ARIES (March 21-April 19): In old Christian and Islamic lore, the dove was a symbol of the holy spirit. The bird was considered so pure and sacred that the devil, who was an expert shapeshifter, could not take on its form. The dove had a different meaning in other traditions, however. Among the ancient Greeks, it had a special relationship with Aphrodite, the goddess of love. In Rome, its eggs were regarded as aphrodisiacs. Drawing on all these meanings, I'm nominating the dove to be your power animal in the coming week. You will have an excellent chance to intensify your connection with divine truths through the power of love and eros—and vice versa.
The New Mexico Edit at South Broadway Cultural Center
A collection of short clips from filmmakers all over the state. Part of the "Life in New Mexico" collaborative media project.
The Best of Jethro Tull Performed by Ian Anderson at Kiva Auditorium
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