September 26, 2013
Volume 22, Number 39
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As Albuquerque's legislative branch, our nine City Councilors serve four-year terms and collectively adopt the ordinances and resolutions aka laws that govern our city. Roughly half of them are up for reelection every two years. In this election, councilors for Districts 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 9 are on the chopping block. A tip for voters: You only get to vote in your own District's Council race, so refer to our handy map and read on at your own peril, lest you clog your brain with pointless information.
This year, 10 General Obligation Bonds will appear on the Ballot. These bonds represent a debt incurred by the city to fund improvements. The city has to pay them back with interest, but they don't result in property tax increases, so there's generally no reason to vote against them. Stuff has to get done.
The race for Mayor of Albuquerque is by far this election's most exciting issue … and it isn't even that exciting.
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Wherein we premasticate and kiss-feed informative political nourishment to our dear readers. Scope the Alibi’s 2013 mayoral election digest before heading to the polls.
News & Opinion
The readers write about the National Forest Service, Naval Yard homicides and renewable energy.
Funny because it happens to someone else.
Film & TV
Ron Howard’s European race car drama is fast but only slightly furious
Over the years former child actor Ron Howard has proven himself a workmanlike, mainstream director—like Steven Spielberg minus the awe-inspiring sense of wonder.
French Funerals-Cremations continues its irreverent but inspired series of funeral/death-based movie screenings with the 2011 film Bernie.
“Masters of Sex” on Showtime
The “Mad Men” treatment is apparently a thing now, because pioneering sex researchers Masters and Johnson get it in Showtime’s new period drama “Masters of Sex.” The show, created and written by Michelle Ashford (“The Pacific,” “John Adams”), takes Thomas Maier’s biography Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson and shellacs it in a thick veneer of mid-century modern style and sophistication.
Week in Sloth: A spin around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your time with
Spectrum 40 refracts at KiMo
Rudi Thornburgh waxes poetic about the problematic nature of jazz appreciation, Billy Cobham and Mahavishnu Orchestra in preview of Cobham’s Spectrum 40 tour.
Author Mike Smith reports on panic attacks, Caravan East, Double Shot and Playa One.
This week we listened to new releases from Frankie Rose, Oneohtrix Point Never and Crystal Stilts.
Arts & Lit
Matchbook photomontages ignite everyday magic
Matchboxes from around the globe open to reveal worlds of hidden and layered imagination.
Fred Sturm and Logan Phillips bring artistic ruminations to Chatter Sunday
Sunday mornings have always been set aside for church, even for the people who organize and coordinate Chatter Sundays, the music-and-arts series that began as the Church of Beethoven.
Thai Saweiy offers pan-Asian Tex-Mex
Tex-Mex meets pan-Asian at Downtown’s Thai Saweiy
Free Will Astrology
ARIES (March 21-April 19): I've got a good feeling about your relationship with intimacy in the coming weeks. Judging from the astrological omens, I think you will have a good instinct about how to drum up interesting fun with your most important allies. You'll just naturally know what to do to make your collaborative efforts synergistic. So by all means cash in on this potential. Don't just sit back and hope for the best; rather, call on your imagination to provide you with original ideas about how to make it all happen.
Destroyer of Light • Red Mesa • rock • YAR at Launchpad
Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography at Barnes & Noble, Uptown
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