November 22, 2012
Volume 21, Number 47
News & Opinion
The people behind new strip club laws and what they’re fighting
Cities around the nation are passing replicas of the same bill designed to clamp down on strip clubs and avoid legal challenges.
Councilors can override the will of the people
Though Burqueños did their civic duty and weighed in on the minimum wage, it’s possible for city politicians to squash their votes. Turns out, it’s pretty easy.
Tax revenues are down, so keep the money circulating in Albuquerque this year by buying gifts from local shops, says Councilor Ken Sanchez.
Funny because it happens to someone else.
The readers write.
The readers write.
Film & TV
Are Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence crazy or in love or both?
Indie auteur David O. Russell’s latest film, Silver Linings Playbook, suggests that all crazy people need is another crazy person to fall in love with.
The New Mexico Film Series continues at KiMo Theatre on Wednesday, Nov. 28, with a screening of the shot-in-our-state Western 3:10 to Yuma.
“Killer Karaoke” on truTV
TruTV’s latest salvo may take the victory in the “so awful it’s awful” wars.
The Week in Sloth
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Whether your post-Thanksgiving weekend finds you craving Afro-Latin and Brazilian grooves, pounding house music or heavy metal, Music to Your Ears has your second helping covered.
Luigi brings the XXX
Get (really) up close and personal with Punk Bunny front man Luigi in this week’s Show Up!
We talk to Burqueña DJs and musicians about sexism in the music industry and call for an end to bad, old-fashioned misogyny.
This week, we listened to new albums by Night Sins, Talk Normal and U.S. Girls.
Outsider comic artist Mark Beyer’s work gets a second life in this week’s Flyer on the Wall.
Arts & Lit
Stage Magician of the Year talks beauty and mentalism
Former Possum Dixon frontman has spent the last decade as a magician. His old-school methods have brought him much acclaim.
Toby, the chief philosopher of the swinish race, escapes the abattoir and embarks on a series of adventures in Pyg.
Food for Thought
In search of maize redemption
Celebrate the diverse world of corn—a world where stalks can grow between two and 20 feet high; ears range in size from salad forks to golf clubs; and kernels span the color wheel in saffron, pomegranate, mauve, rose, black and lavender.
Free Will Astrology
ARIES (March 21-April 19): "Don't think about making art, just get it done," said Andy Warhol. "Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art." I encourage you to adopt that mini-manifesto for your own purposes in the coming weeks, Aries. If you're not an artist, simply substitute the appropriate phrase for "making art." It could be "creating interesting relationships," "exploring exotic lands," "changing corrupt political institutions," "fixing environmental problems," or even "making money." The main point is: Focus on doing what drives your quest for meaning, and forget about what people think of it.
Train Conductor • psychedelic • Bone Forest at Blackbird Buvette
Stand-Up Comedy Thursday at The Stage @ Santa Ana Star
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