August 22, 2013
Volume 22, Number 34
News & Opinion
Corrections consolidation raises hackles Downtown
Barron Jones reports on a developing controversy over the Corrections Department’s plan to centralize services for Albuquerque probationers.
Inspired by Félix Fénéon's Novels in Three Lines, this feature presents news from New Mexico, briefly, written by author Mike Smith and illustrated by ¡Brapola!
Funny because it happens to someone else.
Film & TV
Brutally honest high school romance throws cliché under the bus
Dark, deeply felt teenage dramedy (with a heavy emphasis on the “dram” and only faint dustings of “edy”) stands firm as a brutally honest assessment of childhood’s waning days.
Bubonicon 45 gets underway this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The long-running sci-fi convention will feature art, gaming, lectures and parties—plenty to keep the Star Wars, “Star Trek” and Game of Thrones-loving fans of Albuquerque busy.
When educational TV lies
The fact that the vast majority of “reality” TV shows feature very little that could be considered “real” shouldn’t come as much of a revelation to viewers. Faking reality is a full-time business in Hollywood.
Week in Sloth: A trip around the TV dial to see what’s worth vegging out over
Songwriter Kurt Vile talks music, American fiction and fatherhood
Mark Lopez gabbed with Kurt Vile about fame, schnitzel, family and songwriting.
ISO twang-and-thrash, surf noir, solo piano or a doc on women in the hardcore and punk movements during the past three decades? Let Ledger Lines mark the way.
This week we listened to new releases from Sonny & the Sunsets, Willis Earl Beal and Emilíana Torrini.
Arts & Lit
More than just an afternoon's amusement, the Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire is a full-on movement.
From va-va-voom to vermin, Culture Shock highlights the week’s artworld finest.
The smart design of Hartford Square
A new EDo restaurant specializes in local ingredients and artful eating.
Your Burque bread pudding primer
A guide to the city’s best bread puddings.
Free Will Astrology
ARIES (March 21-April 19): An Indian student named Sankalp Sinha has invented the "Good Morning Sing N Shock." It's an alarm clock that plays you a song and gives you a small electrical jolt when you hit the snooze button. The voltage applied is far less intense than, say, a taser and is designed to energize you rather than disable you. I encourage you to seek out wake-up calls like the kind this device administers, Aries: fairly gentle, yet sufficiently dramatic to get your attention. The alternative would be to wait around for blind fate to provide the wake-up calls. They might be a bit more strenuous.
Stand-Up Comedy Thursday at The Stage @ Santa Ana Star
Featuring three of the country’s best stand-up comedians: Jose Sarduy, Jessica Michelle Singleton and Wolfman.
Drop-In Holiday Card Craft at East Mountain Library
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