December 19, 2013
Volume 22, Number 51
News & Opinion
“Longmire” produces a new New Mexico Walt
Rebecca Gonzales investigates “Longmire,” the biggest filmed-in-New Mexico television drama this side of “Breaking Bad.”
From Florida to New Jersey, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
Wherein the readers write about workplace trends, response to regret, Christmas on eight legs and preserving the Organ Mountains.
Film & TV
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.
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?
Christmas Day around the dial
How about artificially extending that jolly holiday feeling with some seasonal TV programming?
Rubber monsters, gypsies and hellcats—a quick spin around the television dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on.
If you’re ho-ho-hoping for avant jazz, smashups and vinyl, grindcore and ethereal experimental gigs, Four Up has your number.
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.
This week we listened to new and forthcoming releases from Steve Hammond, Neil Young and Childish Gambino.
Arts & Lit
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.
New biography of Raymond Chandler digs into why he began writing and why Hollywood hated him.
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.
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.
An Albuquerque original resurfaces
One of Albuquerque’s favorite cafés changes locations and goes full service.
Steep your senses or chow some trans-fat-free El Pinto chips with our roundup of happenings in the Albuquerque food scene.
Free Will Astrology
ARIES (March 21-April 19): "Life is best organized as a series of daring ventures from a secure base," wrote psychologist John Bowlby. Some of you Aries enjoy the "daring venture" part of that formula, but neglect the "secure base" aspect. That's why your daring ventures may on occasion go awry. If you are that type of ram, the first half of 2014 will be an excellent time to correct your bad habit. Life will be offering you considerable help and inspiration in building a strong foundation. And if you already appreciate how important it is for your pursuit of excitement to be rooted in well-crafted stability, the coming months will be golden.
The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment at National Hispanic Cultural Center
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