Alibi V.22 No.1 • Jan 3-9, 2013

The Most Famous Unknown Queen

Before she went down as the longest-reigning monarch in British history, Queen Victoria led a lonely, isolated life controlled by people scheming to use her in their quest for power. Victoria Rebels, the most recent young adult novel by Albuquerque author Carolyn Meyer, renders the repression Victoria endured as a child at the hands of her mother and an unyielding advisor.

Gus Pedrotty’s Alibi interview [Video]

Gus Pedrotty—Gus, as he likes to be known—stopped by Alibi Headquarters to discuss a bid for mayor that began as idealistic—and some would say unlikely—but has since been transformed into one of the more vital and remarkable candidacies that have passed through this high desert city in ages.

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Alibi Celebrates Pride

Guests of the N.M. Pride Celebration join Weekly Alibi to party

We would like to thank everyone who visited our booth at the Albuquerque Pride Celebration and the wonderful folx running the beautiful event.

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Backstreet Bistro

Hide from the world at Antiquity

Classy, yet unmistakably Albuquerque, this backstreet bistro transports eaters to a new world with French classics and South American delicacies.

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Hyde Park on Hudson

Whimsically dramatic biopic of FDR asks, “Who’s porking the prez?”

Who among us isn’t intrigued by the prospect of a juicy, between-the-sheets look at the scandal-worthy love life of our 32nd president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt? If you said, “Ick. I don’t want to see that, and I can’t imagine anyone who would,” then you are not among the cast and crew of Hyde Park on Hudson.

Reel World

The Historic KiMo Theatre screens the unprecedented 15-part documentary series “The Story of Film: An Odyssey.” The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Public Library cracks the spine on another Books to Big Screen film series with Wise Blood.

Same Town, Different Location

“Cougar Town” on TBS

TBS has been bumping up its comedy credentials in the last few years and looks to be the perfect new home to this underappreciated sitcom.

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Paseño Nostalgia Grips Burque

Chinese Love Beads’ 17-year reunion hits home

The dream of the ’90s is alive in Burque, as Chinese Love Beads reunite at Captain America’s fifth Garage & Wax Night.

This Month in Music

Belated November edition

Author and music fanatic Mike Smith delivers the first installment of his live music column.

Alibi V.21 No.52 • Dec 27-Jan 2, 2012

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Pro-Gun, Anti-NRA

Why hunters should stand against the nation’s largest firearm association

Ari LeVaux, hunter and firearm owner, sticks it to the National Rifle Association

Battle of the Food Trucks

Dia de los Takos has its day

Gauchito Catering and Dia De Los Takos duke it out to win the hearts and stomachs of Marble patrons and local judges.

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Reel World

Bottom 10 of 2012

Oogieloves, Woody Allen and Adam Sandler unite for the year’s worst stinkers.

Top of the Box

Best/Worst TV of 2012

Which TV shows were and weren’t worth frying our brain cells for in 2012?

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Sonic Reducer

This week, we listened to new releases by Unwound, Fort Hobo and Death Convention Singers.

Alibi V.21 No.51 • Dec 20-26, 2012

Follow the Spirit

The unique challenges of a startup distillery

What started out as two friends trying to prevent homegrown apple juice from spoiling grew into something bigger.

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Django Unchained

Italian Western meets blaxploitation revenge in Tarantino’s latest B-movie blow-up

Quentin Tarantino may be America’s greatest pulp film historian. He’s certainly the greatest one actually making movies—as opposed to simply writing guidebooks on obscure cinema. His films are crammed with so many in-jokes, homages and references to previous cult films it would take an NYU grad student a week just to alphabetize them.

Reel World

The KiMo Theater hosts a multi-day Holiday Family Film Festival for kids, parents and other magic-minded muggles.

Ho, Ho, Who

Christmas Day Around the Dial

Get your hands on a cold bottle of egg nog, some brandy and a television remote and turn your brain to mush this Christmas.

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Charitable Cheer

Multimedia artists pool talents to benefit kids

Curator Josh Jones corrals together an array of talent for the charitable "Winter Daze."