Alibi V.22 No.51 • Dec 19-25, 2013

Maximum King

Downtown gallery brings the ho-ho-horror

The Creepshow: A Tribute to Stephen King is the twisted brainchild of three artists, and it offers a chance to delight in all kinds of nightmarish images.

Regrets accepted here

Remorse optional

Regretting that "No Regrets" tattoo you got this year? Cheat on the love of your life? Failed your chemistry class? Invested time in paying attention to the Kardashians? Exercised all of three times over the summer? We all have regrets…

New Mexico Hempfest!

Saturday, August 19, noon-9pm

It's Aug. 19, 2017. You're getting evaluated by a real medical doctor. You're making tie-dye. You're learning more about your medicine. You're supporting legalization of a useful plant. You're eating delicious food. Where are you? At the first annual New Mexico HempFest of course! Entry is totally free, and parking is a measly $1 per car at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park. You are roaming around enjoying live music from local bands, a Hemposium tent with exciting speakers, a kids' activity area and dozens of regional artists, farmers, educators, plus lots of tasty food trucks. You're with all your friends and family at this all-ages, family-friendly event and having an absolute blast celebrating New Mexico's hemp industry.

Jurassic Best of Burque Restaurants World

The most ferocious of prehistoric reader polls is back

What's your favorite New Mexican food? What's your favorite dinosaur? Ok, now put them together and what do you get? An Enchiladodon? A Chileopteryx? A Tacoraptor? A Sopaipillatops? Awesome! Get ready for the T. Rex of “Best of City” contests: The original Best of Burque Restaurants will be hitting Weekly Alibi racks and website on Thursday, Oct. 12. The polls are open now. Vote on your favorite Frito pie, vegetarian food, Japanese restaurant and local brewery. Let your voice be heard! Rawr!

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Move Over Mr. White

“Longmire” produces a new New Mexico Walt

Rebecca Gonzales investigates “Longmire,” the biggest filmed-in-New Mexico television drama this side of “Breaking Bad.”

Odds & Ends

From Florida to New Jersey, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

Letters

Wherein the readers write about workplace trends, response to regret, Christmas on eight legs and preserving the Organ Mountains.

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Four Up

If you’re ho-ho-hoping for avant jazz, smashups and vinyl, grindcore and ethereal experimental gigs, Four Up has your number.

Stoned Soul Christmas

Gifting funk, soul, R&B, doo-wop and classic jazz

DJ and noise artist Tahnee Udero celebrates TAHNZZ listmas accolades by wrapping up the funkiest and most soulful Xmas mixtape you’ve never heard.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new and forthcoming releases from Steve Hammond, Neil Young and Childish Gambino.

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Saving Mr. Banks

Intimate biopic exposes the rocky artistic relationship behind Disney’s Mary Poppins

What if the grumpiest woman in creation met the inventor of the Happiest Place on Earth? Saving Mr. Banks exposes the rocky artistic relationship behind Disney’s Mary Poppins.

Reel World

December 21 is the Winter Solstice. That makes this Saturday the shortest, darkest day of the year. So why not celebrate with a bunch of short, dark films?

Week in Sloth

Rubber monsters, gypsies and hellcats—a quick spin around the television dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on.

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Picture Show

A new wave of artistic film posters comes aboveground

Showcasing the pictorial renaissance in upwards of 200 posters from over 100 artists, this glossy, gifty book is packed with deep affection for—and great examples of—the art of the one-sheet.

Pulp Tweed

New biography of Raymond Chandler digs into why he began writing and why Hollywood hated him.

Never Trust Anyone Over 30

Stay Solid! A Radical Handbook for Youth is a handbook written by and for activist youth and the adult allies who want to empower them.

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Alibi V.22 No.50 • Dec 12-18, 2013

Four Up

From rockabilly to “disco-core” to performance art to guitar and vox-centric classical to noise-punk, Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V previews.

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Last-Minute Gift Guide

Mapping out holiday memories

Our Last-Minute Gift Guide features inspirational triptychs organized by geography: Downtown/Old Town, Nob Hill, Los Ranchos/North Valley, Northeast Heights and the Westside.

Downtown/Old Town

A psychogeographic exploration of Downtown and Old Town reveals a bevy of retail treasure troves.

Nob Hill

If you’ve got a desperate need to shop and a shortage of time, then there’s nowhere better in Albuquerque than Nob Hill.

Los Ranchos/North Valley

Want to avoid claustrophobia-inducing parking lots? Head over to one of the most interesting and eclectic areas of Burque for great shopping and easy driving.

Northeast Heights

Let’s be honest. The reason you’re still frantically shopping is you couldn't think of anything to buy. Let these shops in the Northeast Heights solve your little problem.

Westside

Albuquerque’s Westside provides fantastic last-minute shopping in the shadow of volcanoes. Go ahead—cross that river. You won’t regret it.

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This Wall Has Your Number

Al Hurricane paint-by-numbers mural comes to Barelas

The Tannex’s south side now features the beginnings of a new mural. And the mural needs you to finish it.

School of Hard Knocks

Art in the School has been working since 1985 to ensure that no children are starved of the benefits of art instruction. But now their afterschool program is threatened.

Worth the Dip?

Or can you skip?

Lots of sex and some questionable prose find their way into this tale of love and lust between two New Yorkers.

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Odds & Ends

From Sweden to Georgia, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

Letters

Alibi readers write about the inhumane practice of releasing doves at weddings, respond to our KAFB jet fuel spill story and question F. Chris Garcia’s apology.

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Duke City Cinema

A guide to gifting local films

What to buy the film lover in your life this Christmas? How about some locally-made movies?

Sugar-coated Cartoon

“Steven Universe” on Cartoon Network

“Steven Universe” is a wonderful, faded-candy-wrapper-colored sci-fi show about a chubby young boy named Steven.

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Nihilist Noël

A bleak Xmas mixtape

Old blues, fire-and-brimstone, spoken word and calypso work as a powerful antidote to seasonal muzak and related depression.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Destroyer, 7 Days of Funk and Lee Hazlewood and friends. Now with A/V previews.

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Hot and Seasonal

Your holiday caffeine guide

Eric Castillo finds the city’s best wintry concoctions, from peppermint tea to red chile mochas.

Fire Cider Unchained

Your secret weapon against seasonal ailments

It’s a drink; it’s a dare; it’s a home remedy. It’s fire cider.

Alibi V.22 No.49 • Dec 5-11, 2013

2013 Haiku Contest Winners

We gave you a month, Albuquerque, and you gave us the world broken into finely honed syllabic orders of expression. Egad! Hundreds of entries poured in for Alibi’s 21st annual Haiku Contest. To claim that choosing the best nine haiku from among so very many clever, snarky, wise and emotive possibilities was difficult would be an understatement of the most scurrilous variety. Suffice it to say that we loved many more than we could give prizes to—but we do invite you, our discerning readers, to examine the full roster of participants, and tell us why we chose rightly or wrongly.

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The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology

Hyperintellectual lecture playfully tears apart movies from within

Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Zizek is known for expounding on a number of subjects, from political theory to psychoanalysis—often at a whiplash-inducing pace. But his passion is film.

Reel World

What’s going on in the world of cinema around New Mexico? Reel World brings you Santa mockery, contaminated tamales and more.

Jason and the Anglophiles

“Atlantis” on BBC America

A shameless mashup of “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” and “Game of Thrones” comes to the boob tube.

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Odds & Ends

From Thailand to Louisiana, it’s funny because it happens to someone else.

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Four Up

Whether you’re craving garage rock, stoner, doom, grindcore or a schtick-heavy uke-and-upright bass duo, Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V previews.

Dark Sweets for High Desert Winter

A festive mixtape for holiday parties

Wherein we excavate an øשlqæda holiday mix—originally sourced from crates of 78s—via Spotify. Soundtrack eggnog hour with ho-ho-hølγ שаябlɛş treasure.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Xiu Xiu, Black Flag and The Warlocks. Now with A/V previews.

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Knowing Your Enemies ...

In the War on Christmas

This … this is war! No! No! Oh no! A Christmas war! We’re in a war! A very special Christmas war.

Breaking Green

Two young adult novels grapple with being green in a world intent on destroying itself.

Farewell, My Metaphysic

Ian Tregillis’ genre-warper Something More Than Night isn’t quite your typical mystery. For one thing, it’s set in Heaven, and the VIP who got himself rubbed out just happens to be the angel Gabriel.

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Your Brain on Grain

A new book links gluten to Alzheimer’s

A new book argues that gluten intolerance may lead to Alzheimer’s disease.