October 17, 2013
Volume 22, Number 42
News & Opinion
Test your knowledge of current affairs with our New Mexico week-in-review pop quiz.
Knitting in Norway, Big Macs and revivification in Ohio, and horny ladies in Florida. Funny because it happens to someone else.
Film & TV
Intimate pirate thriller hits the high seas like a runaway typhoon
Tom Hanks is so damn likable that sometimes you just don’t want to like him. But the guy keeps delivering.
Tapia, Eddie Alcazar’s new doc about the life and death of champion boxer Johnny Tapia, is just one of the highlights at the Santa Fe Independent Film Fest.
“The Michael J. Fox Show” on NBC
Few television personalities are as beloved as Michael J. Fox. He’s anchored two major TV series, and he had a solid run as a movie star. Is it enough to save NBC’s lineup?
Week in Sloth: A quick spin around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on.
Whether you’re craving electro, improv, experimental, psych, swamp-tech or an amalgam of genres, Four Up has you covered.
Author Mike Smith muses on connection, chaos and, of course, live music.
This week we listened to new releases from Gary Numan, Patrick Cowley and Monuments.
Arts & Lit
Bewitching III brings an October feeling to Stranger Factory
Stranger Factory’s Halloween-themed show delivers the delightfully grim and the weirdly whimsical.
This week in Culture Shock, grab your straight razors, climb a mountain and confront your fluid borders.
From cowboys to casinos to Commies, three enchanting books grapple with history on the large and small scale.
Distinctly Mediterranean at Café Istanbul
A Mediterranean restaurant brings authentic middle-eastern food to Wyoming Boulevard.
Free Will Astrology
ARIES (March 21-April 19): This is an indelicate oracle. If you're offended by the mention of bodily functions in a prophetic context you should stop reading now. Still here? OK. I was walking through my neighborhood when I spied an older woman standing over her aged Yorkshire Terrier next to a bush. The dog was in discomfort, squatting and shivering but unable to relieve himself. "He's having trouble getting his business done," his owner confided in me. "He's been struggling for 10 minutes." I felt a rush of sympathy for the distressed creature. With a flourish of my hand, I said, "More power to you, little one. May you purge your burden." The dog instantly defecated. Shrieking her approval, the woman exclaimed, "It's like you waved a magic wand!" Now I am invoking my wizardry on your behalf, Aries, although in a less literal way: More power to you. May you purge your psychological burden.
Conor Oberst • singer-songwriter • Jonathan Wilson • Refried Ice Cream at Sunshine Theater
Hands-On Bike Maintenance: Wheel Truing at Albuquerque REI
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