March 28, 2013
Volume 22, Number 13
News & Opinion
New process to evaluate officer-involved fatalities
On March 21, 2013, the Bernalillo County District Attorney's office announced that it will convene a panel of senior DA's to evaluate all officer-involved fatalities. The evaluation process will replace the controversial investigative grand juries banned by Bernalillo County District Court judges. The judges banned the investigative grand jury, citing the appearance that prosecutors were not impartial and that New Mexico law does not support the process.
Funny because it happens to someone else.
Film & TV
Minimalist drama finds Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami peeping on Tokyo trio
When we first meet fresh-faced, girl-next-door type Akiko (actress Takanashi Rin, who played the “pink” team member in several “Power Rangers”-esque TV shows), she’s sitting in a Tokyo cafe arguing with someone on her cell phone. As mere observers, we aren’t privy to the other side of the conversation, but we eventually figure out that Akiko is verbally fencing with her overly jealous boyfriend. This one-sided, information-light style of storytelling is part-and-parcel to Like Someone in Love, the low-key new drama from award-winning Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami (Close-Up, Taste of Cherry, The Wind Will Carry Us, Certified Copy).
Downtown’s historic KiMo Theatre has done a fantastic job of keeping patrons rolling in cinema. In addition to the Hi-Def Hitchcock and the 6 By Tarantino series (both of which continue this Friday and Saturday, respectively), the venerable venue is launching a new Golden Age of Mexican Cinema series.
“Bates Motel” on A&E
Unbeknownst to all but the most dedicated of TV viewers, NBC tried making a TV series out of director Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho in 1987. That aborted version of “Bates Motel” starred Bud Cort (Harold and Maude) as Norman Bates’ roommate at the lunatic asylum, who gets out and reopens his kill-crazy pal’s old roadside haunt. For better or worse (mostly the former), the pilot movie (still unavailable on DVD) never got picked up for a full series. Now A&E is trying again, rebooting writer Robert Bloch’s familiar oedipal plotline as a weekly cable series.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Jeff Mangum doesn’t do interviews, so Alibi music columnist (and super-fan) Mike Smith penned an essay that deconstructs the Neutral Milk Hotel phenom and serves as a reminder of Mangum’s inimitable voice and persona.
Author Mike Smith shares the psychogeography of his February adventures in live music.
This week, we listened to new releases from Marnie Stern, Dani Shivers and Thalia Zedek Band.
Free Art Fridays comes to the Duke City
Stephanie Galloway on the worldwide art movement right here in the Duke!
What do you get when you cross online social networking with real people in real places making real art—for free?
First Edition of Sheriff Pat Garrett’s book on Billy the Kid
On April 1, the Zimmerman Library at the University of New Mexico campus will hold a celebration officially welcoming the three millionth volume into their collection.
Hands-On Bike Maintenance: Fix a Flat at Albuquerque REI
Gluten-Free Komedy Honors Joan Rivers at Embassy Suites HotelMore Recommented Events ››