January 10, 2013
Volume 22, Number 02
News & Opinion
Several Sundays ago I was bumbling about the downtown breezeway, standing in lines and taking my turn gathering up the freebies offered to the homeless. At the end of one line stood a man I knew only by face and circumstance. He asked a moment of my time. I obliged. He explained he'd listened-in to one of my diatribes and was intrigued. He thought it worthy of print, suggested I write it down and submit it for publication. I blushed under my beard, thanked him for the flattery and said I would think about it.
Funny because it happens to someone else.
The readers write.
Film & TV
Gripping drama targets the gritty details of warmaking
Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty defies audience expectations with a methodical examination of the patient, painstaking job of intelligence gathering.
The Kimo Theatre kicks off Hi-Def Hitch film series and Silver Screen Saturdays. The Reel New Mexico Film Series is looking for independent films either with a strong local feel or created by local filmmakers.
“1600 Penn” on NBC
NBC’s midseason replacement sitcom starts off with a stereotypical setup. Seems that chubby loser Skip (Josh Gad from Broadway’s The Book of Mormon) has been kicked out of college after seven unproductive years and is now forced to move back in with his parents. The twist in this tale is contained in the titular address. Yup, Skip’s parents are the president and the first lady of the United States.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Whether you’re hankering for poppy garage-punk, doomcream R&B, folk or Southern rock, Music to Your Ears has you covered.
Local Spin fuses past and present sound
The Alibi meditates on the sounds of enchantment and chats with scene stalwart Ken Cornell about his hyper-local listening party.
This week, we listened to new releases by Holly Herndon, Jewels of the Nile and Broadcast.
International Theatre Festival returns with puppets, masks and a giant igloo
When the Revolutions International Theater Festival rolls into town every January, it feels like Santa has come all over again. Only this time, he’s brought inimitable theatrical experiences from countries as far away and diverse as Poland, Mexico, Switzerland, Australia, Italy and more.
Breakfast at Grandma’s K & I Diner
Strangely situated joint gives the feel of a warm and cozy diner straight from the set of “Twin Peaks.”
Bone stock is neither soup nor broth, but it is the base for both and can be used in the making of nearly any savory dish. An ingredient rather than a finished product, stock doesn’t taste like much on its own. And making it right is a lot more involved than boiling a leftover turkey carcass.
Free Will Astrology
ARIES (March 21-April 19): "If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it," wrote nineteenth-century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. "Every arrow that flies feels the attraction of the earth." This is good counsel for you to keep in mind during the coming weeks, Aries. I suspect you will have a good, clear shot at a target you've been trying to get close to for a long time. Make sure you adjust your trajectory to account for the attraction of the earth.
Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment at Barnes & Noble, Uptown
A reading and signing with writer Benjamin Radford.
Forbidden Fantasy: DJ Unscene at Envy @ Route 66 Casino
NMVFO Pino Trail Maintenance at Elena Gallegos Picnic AreaMore Recommented Events ››