Alibi V.22 No.41 • Oct 10-16, 2013

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Gluttony

From o’erbursting buffets to portions heaped head-high, stuff your face with the very best Burque has to offer.

Around the World

International delectables are on the menu, so enjoy everything from crépes to pho to gnocchi on your next meal out.

A.M.

Put some gravy on those biscuits and have a beautiful morning.

P.M.

Burgers, wings, fries, falafel: Your night out on the town just got scrumptious.

State Treasures

Slather those sopaipillas in honey and douse those burritos in chile, because iconic restaurants are servin’ up your Land of Enchantment favorites.

Best of the Rest

Ssssspicy! Here’s all the other deliciousness you don’t want to miss, from food trucks to fine dining.

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Get In On the Joke

Comedy Awareness Week returns to ABQ

Genevieve Mueller covers the 2nd annual Comedy Awareness Week, from stand-up and improv sets to contests to how-tos from the pros.

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Ungelbah Davila

Talking earthy beginnings, rockabilly and the birth of La Loca Magazine

Alibi intern Rebecca Gonzales introduces us to local storyteller Ungelbah Davila.

Letters

Same sex marriage a reality, Don Schrader on living in his skin, and more. Keep those letters coming!

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Gay For Play

The 11th Annual Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

“The year it’s all about the films,” declares Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival founder and programmer Roberto Appicciafoco. Rather than get lost—as many film festivals seem to want to do these days—in parties, workshops, red carpet soirees and 48-hour film challenges, the 11th annual SWGLFF is doing something rather rare: It’s actually concentrating on movies.

Reel World

Reel World: A quick look at all the film happenings around New Mexico, from Star Wars in Navajo to the Santa Fe Film Festival.

The Fall Ax Falls

Not-so-“Lucky 7” on ABC

Fall has barely begun, yet there’s a familiar chill in the air. Halloween is still a couple of weeks away, but there’s a certain group of people out in Hollywood already shivering in fright. Less than a month into the new fall TV season and the television dead pool has claimed its first victim.

Week in Sloth

Week in Sloth: A quick spin around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your time on.

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Four Up

Whether you’re hankering for psych-pop, rock and roll, post-’60s avant-garde jazz or gypsy swing, Four Up has you covered.

Black Eyed Dog and Yellow Wallpaper

Songs in the key of blue

In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, our managing editor shares her acronyms and an eclectic playlist themed on mental illness.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Vice Device and Void Vision, Lee Ranaldo and The Dust and Melt-Banana.

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Alibi V.22 No.40 • Oct 3-9, 2013

Four Up

Whether you’re craving modern jazz, hip-hop, psych-neofolk/rock or sonic docs about cult bands Death and Big Star, Four Up has you covered.

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Insider’s Guide to Balloon Fiesta

What your mother would tell you

From staking out choice free viewing spots to Porta-safety pro-tips, Fiesta picks and must-see extra-balloon attractions, Sarah Bonneau delivers the Insider’s Guide to Balloon Fiesta.

Prêt-à-Porta Potty

The Andy Gump, Squat Palace, Porta Potty, Temp Toilet, Port-a-Loo … whatever you decide to call it, half a million people are going to relieve themselves at the Balloon Fiesta. What a horrifying thought. Please don't think about it, but prepare to be Porta-safe with these helpful hints:

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Holdin’ On in the Plastic World

ABQ Zine Fest creator Marya Errin Jones on self-publication, little Ray Bradbury and unlikely alliances

ABQ Zine Fest offers a weekend of zine-related events, celebrating independent publishing and DIY culture in Albuquerque.

Powerful in Pink

As Pink Sari Revolution makes clear, local-level resistance can be potent, even in “India’s Wild West.”

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Lunch with Heisenberg

A culinary goodbye to “Breaking Bad”

Say goodbye to the most important television project filmed in Albuquerque by grabbing a bite at these Breaking Bad-featured restaurants.

GMO Labeling

A Democratic path forward

GMOs are here to stay, but consumers demand labeling. Doesn’t it make sense for both sides to work together?

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Honeybee Alchemy

La Abeja’s Rose infuses wellness with natural magic

Amelia Olson talks alt.wellness with herbalist Sophia Rose: her namesake flower’s essential nature, La Abeja Herbs, wildcrafting and teaching.

Crib Notes

Wherein we revive the New Mexico week-in-review pop quiz. But if you haven’t seen the final episode of “Breaking Bad” let me just say: SPOILER ALERT!

New Mexico News: Late September 2013

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!

Odds & Ends

Funny because it happened to someone else ... in England, Illinois, Utah and Florida.

La Cucaracha

Minimize roachiness the nontoxic way

Audit Richard “Bugman” Fagerlund’s virtual environmentally friendly pest control course; the cockroach is the star of this week’s lecture.

Letters

Readers talk back about election coverage, mayoral endorsements and Abq’s good and bad.

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Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

Rock doc covers cult band for both acolytes and the unfamiliar

When it came to the rock critics in 1973, they didn’t sway. And they didn’t nod or tap their toes. They danced ... to Big Star.

Reel World

The 48 Hour Film Project in Albuquerque is launching a brand new, horror-based competition. Teams will have just two days to write, shoot, edit and premiere their short horror masterpieces.

More Heroes, Less Super

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

How scared is DC of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”—TV’s biggest drama debut in four years?

Week in Sloth

Week in Sloth: A quick spin around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on

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Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Janelle Monáe, Blouse and PINS. Now with A/V previews!

Tasty Brews and Party Tunes

Get hoppin’ with hops at NM Brew Fest

Editorial intern Rebecca Gonzales previews the 4th Annual New Mexico Brew Fest’s sonic lineup.

Alibi V.22 No.39 • Sept 26-Oct 2, 2013

It’s Called Voting

You should try it sometime

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.

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Mayor McCheese

The race for Mayor of Albuquerque is by far this election's most exciting issue … and it isn't even that exciting.

The Name is Bond

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.

Take Your Own Council

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.

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Letters

The readers write about the National Forest Service, Naval Yard homicides and renewable energy.

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Billy Cobham’s Fierce Fusion

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.

Last Month in Music

Late-August 2013

Author Mike Smith reports on panic attacks, Caravan East, Double Shot and Playa One.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Frankie Rose, Oneohtrix Point Never and Crystal Stilts.

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American Blend

Thai Saweiy offers pan-Asian Tex-Mex

Tex-Mex meets pan-Asian at Downtown’s Thai Saweiy

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Rush

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.

Reel World

French Funerals-Cremations continues its irreverent but inspired series of funeral/death-based movie screenings with the 2011 film Bernie.

Doctor Love

“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.

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The World Inside

Matchbook photomontages ignite everyday magic

Matchboxes from around the globe open to reveal worlds of hidden and layered imagination.

An Artist's Church

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.

Found in Translation

Spain’s Great Untranslated is a new anthology that deals with issues as disparate as terrorism, love, grief and addiction, styles range from the darkly comic to the starkly tragic.