August 29, 2013
Volume 22, Number 35
News & Opinion
Nontoxic solutions for Burque’s latest plague
Richard “Bugman” Fagerlund gives helpful tips on how to curb your fly problems without calling on toxic pest control.
Funny because it happens to someone else
Film & TV
Winterbottom and Coogan pull back the sheets on one man’s very British empire of smut
In the retro-sleazy biopic The Look of Love, British comedian/actor Steve Coogan and fellow countryman/director Michael Winterbottom reunite for the fourth time following 2002’s 24 Hour Party People, 2005’s Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story and 2010’s The Trip. The boys have obviously found colorful inspiration in the life of real-life London sex merchant Paul Raymond, but their enthusiasm for the subject doesn’t always translate into compelling drama.
The White Sands International Film Festival[xurl] returns to sunny Las Cruces on Wednesday, Sept. 4, with another four days’ worth of cinematic discoveries. This year’s highlights include: a lifetime achievement award for guest of honor Lou Diamond Phillips, the world premiere of the locally shot comedy Roswell FM and one of those increasingly popular “48-hour film” competitions.
“Cracked” on Reelz
Summer is the traditional time when networks, unwilling to waste money broadcasting new shows, turn a hopeful eye to our northern borders. Normally the US is content to ignore Canada. But in summertime American networks are desperate for something other than the third rerun of a “Modern Family” episode. The solution: In addition to being a cheap source of prescription drugs for Michigan’s elderly, Canada is also a fine source for inexpensive television filler.
Our weekly look around the TV dial to see what’s worth veging out over
Whether you’re hankering for songs written by women, hidden talents of Blackbird Buvette staff, a two-day rock fest or a goth-folk chanteuse, Four Up has you covered.
Mike Smith reveals his artistic manifesto and recalls a real-life, honest-to-goodness punk gig.
This week we listened to recent and forthcoming albums from Ebony Bones, The Tumbleweeds and Chelsea Wolfe.
Arts & Lit
UNM professor searches for truth in his mother’s desert murder
How the legacy of Wyatt Earp and the Old West helped precipitate a shocking death.
The delights of Corn Maiden
The ambient pleasures of the Corn Maiden.
Free Will Astrology
ARIES (March 21-April 19): You seem primed to act like a ram, the astrological creature associated with your sign. I swear you have that look in your eyes: the steely gaze that tells me you're about to take a very direct approach to smashing the obstacles in your way. I confess that I have not always approved of such behavior. In the past you have sometimes done more damage to yourself than to the obstruction you're trying to remove. But this is one time when the head-first approach might work. There is indeed evidence that the job at hand requires a battering ram. What does your intuition tell you?
Bassekou Kouyate & The Ngoni Blues Band at Outpost Performance Space
Zumba(R) Fitness with Sabrina's Z CREW at Maple Street Dance Studio (Alley Entrance)
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