Alibi V.22 No.31 • Aug 1-7, 2013

The Toxic Tales of Susana Martinez

How mining giant Freeport-McMoRan is rewriting environmental laws in New Mexico

Weekly Alibi’s august collaboration with online magazine of New Mexico environmental politics La Jicarita finds David Correia examining Gov. Susana Martinez’s connections to copper mining behemoth Freeport-McMoRan.

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Beefing Up

Seven meaty courses at Pho Linh

Seven courses of meaty delights wait for you at Pho Linh.

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I’m So Excited!

Pedro Almodóvar flies the frantic skies in silly, sky-high romp

After the kinky, creepy quirk of 2011’s mod-goth masterpiece The Skin I Live In, Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar returns to his campy, soap-operatic roots with the palate-cleansing amuse-bouche I’m So Excited.

Reel World

This August the KiMo Theatre is presenting its Summer Retrospective of Mexican Cinema. In conjunction with the Consulate of Mexico, KiMo will screen five classic Mexican films. The series starts on Thursday, Aug. 1, with 1943’s Flor Silvestre (Wildflower).

Roughing It in the Buff

“Naked and Afraid” on Discovery

The exploitative element of Discovery Channel’s new survival show “Naked and Afraid” shouldn’t comes as much of a surprise to viewers. It’s right there in the title. The surprise, rather, is the addictive nature of the seemingly familiar material.

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Dropping a Bombshell

Thriller author explodes nuclear tourism and genre archetypes

Author James Reich reveals the friction and fission at the nuclear heart of his new novel.

Culture Shock

Batman goes arty, calaveras become social critique and painter Angus Macpherson transports you to cloud heaven in this week’s Culture Shock.

Alibi V.22 No.30 • July 25-31, 2013

Four Up

Whether you’re craving booty bass, grindcore, crust, melodic metal, Afro-Cuban/Latin jazz, a local podcast or scrap metal and oscillation-based industrial composition, Four Up has you covered.

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The Alibi Refreshes

Our annual Summer Dining Guide

Our annual Summer Dining Guide shows you the best ways to keep cool even as temperatures soar.

Drink Up!

Beverages to keep you deliciously hydrated

Eric Castillo delivers the scoop on Albuquerque’s glass menagerie.

Paleteria Brittanica

A New Mexican guide to Mexico’s favorite frozen concoctions

A primer on some of the most delicious frozen desserts from south of the border—and where to find them in Albuquerque.

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Byzantium

Neil Jordan returns to the vampire film, this time with chicks

In his review of Neil Jordan’s Byzantium, Jerry Cornelius strings together some of the prettiest hyphenated phrases we’ve ever seen.

Reel World

Rocky Horror New Mexico is celebrating summer with a special RHNM beach party. The event will take place on Saturday, July 27 at 10:30 p.m. at the Aux Dog Theatre (3011 Monte Vista NE).

Get Your Family Drama Fix

“Ray Donovan” on Showtime

Oh, huzzah, my darling TV babies! Long time no bother! Yes, the TV Queen is back—if only for a moment—from her untimely retirement. “Xavier! Manservant! Bring me some queso, chips and teeny weenies. I feel the Tube of Life calling my name!”

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Chief Concerns

Interim police chief named as Schultz’s retirement nears

Barron Jones reports on embattled Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz’s retirement and the naming of Allen Banks as interim Chief.

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I Scream, You Scream

Stream our summery ice cream playlist while savoring your favorite quiescently frozen treat.

Sonic Reducer

This week music writer M. Brianna Stallings listened to new releases by Kirin J Callinan, David Lynch and Gauntlet Hair.

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Truths Found in Dreams

The cryptic origins of Secret Things

Crypto-Jews of New Mexico, wherefore art thou? After more than 500 years, it’s easy to lose the threads from which a faith was once woven. Elaine Romero’s Secret Things picks them up again.

Mentoring Young Artists

Xpression Sessions give the youth of Albuquerque a free outlet for their artistic impulses by pairing them with artistic mentors.

Alibi V.22 No.29 • July 18-24, 2013

The Way, Way Back

Familiar, funny coming-of-age tale is a tart popsicle amid the summer’s usual sugary offerings

Comedic actors Nat Faxon (“Ben and Kate”) and Jim Rash (“Community”) walked off with a couple of Oscars for their efforts screenwriting director Alexander Payne’s 2011 hit The Descendants. Two years later and they’ve finally capitalized on the Hollywood bonhomie, writing—and directing—their own original feature.

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Prescription for Termination

Medical marijuana laws conflict with employers’ drug testing policies

Barron Jones reports on what happens when employer’s drug testing policies, federal law and state medical marijuana laws clash, and a court case that may set precedent.

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Let Poetry Be Thy Medicine

Tanaya Winder’s extraordinarily ordinary journey

For many, the word “medicine” conjures images of pills and syrups distributed by doctors cloaked in white. But for poet and editor Tanaya Winder, medicine takes a different form.

Joy Harjo’s Brave Voice

Joy Harjo’s memoir, Crazy Brave, is the story of a woman, and of strength and how “the spirit of poetry” came to her.

Strikingly Entertaining

The fourth installment of Brad Taylor’s Pike Logan Series, The Widow’s Strike, pits Pike Logan, Jennifer Cahill and the other members of the Taskforce team against an imminent apocalyptic terrorist threat, the H5N1 virus.

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Reel World

Last weekend dozens of film crews raced around Albuquerque attempting to write, shoot and edit dozens of digital shorts in only two days. This was not some form of mass hysteria. Instead it was just another installment of the annual 48 Hour Film Project.

Doin’ Time

“Orange Is the New Black” on Netflix

Netflix has been making news lately, claiming it is no longer a permanent lending library of films—like Blockbuster used to be. Instead it’s now a television station with a rotating selection of movies and some original content—à la HBO. This is disappointing to those of us who really want access to a permanent lending library of films. But the company’s argument is growing ever more solid as it continues to pump out original content like “Hemlock Grove,” “Arrested Development” and what is looking like its biggest breakout, the edgy comedy “Orange Is the New Black.”

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Get Lit

Get Lit takes on Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal, Moondog: The Viking of 6th Avenue and Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD.

Sonic Reducer

This week, we listened to new and forthcoming releases from Soltero, Anna von Hausswolff and Soft Metals.

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Enter the Nexus

Geeking out at New Mexico’s only soul food brewery

Ty Bannerman reviews New Mexico’s only Star Trek inspired Southwestern soul food brewery.

Bite Sized Edition

The Alibi’s monthly news buffet

Nora Hickey rounds up bite sized news items from around the state.