Alibi V.23 No.4 • Jan 23-29, 2014

Red Chile Dreams

How to survive until next roasting season

Ari LeVaux shares his recipe for the perfect red chile sauce.

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Superfreak Redux: the Alibi’s 2nd Annual Sex Survey

It’s been a year, what have you been up to behind those closed doors? Or perhaps out in the back yard. Or, well, you tell us …

Last year’s sex survey was an eye-opener. Help us remap Albuquerque’s sexscape. Voting is open now through Jan. 29!

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Odds & Ends

From South Carolina to Colorado, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Kichi for Tako

It's time for an intervention

Tako Kichi means “kite crazy” in Japanese. Kichi is a good word to know because it seems the Japanese are kichi for so many things—tea ceremonies, folding kimonos and arranging flowers—all of which involve meticulous attention to detail.

Dede in Wonderland

Former state senator Dede Feldman describes her first legislative session in 1997 as “a little like riding a motorcycle in a thunderstorm in the nude.” Sound like an exaggeration? It isn't. Legislative sessions in New Mexico can be terrifying, bombastic and exhilarating.

Cher Me This …

It's a new biography, man.

Most people know about Cher from her illustrious music career. Hits like “I Got You Babe” and “The Beat Goes On,” with her former husband and music partner Sonny Bono, put her in the public eye. But her solo hits “If I Could Turn Back Time” and “Believe”—which, I'll admit, was a personal obsession of mine as a child—are what catapulted her to iconic status.

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Gimme Shelter

Sincerely contrived teen drama finds Vanessa Hudgens in a family way

Pity the poor teenaged Disney star. Sure, they get three or four good years headlining a sitcom on the Disney Channel and a couple of pop hits out of it. But they spend the next 10 years trying desperately to shed their goody two-shoes image.

Reel World

Peter S. Beagle and The Last Unicorn at George R.R. Martin’s Jean Cocteau Cinema, among other filmic events.

Cheesy Like Mozzarella

“The Capones” on Reelz

What happened exactly to turn us into a nation of lazy peeping toms, content to passively ogle people we’d never want to interact with in real life? Why would we tune in, week after week, to watch the Kardashians do nothing entertaining, exciting or even vaguely interesting?

Week in Sloth

Christina Ricci portrays Lizzie Borden, the 56th Annual Grammy Awards and more—we take a spin around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on.

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The Punk Singer Keeps On Livin’

An interview with Kathleen Hanna

Wherein music writer M. Brianna Stallings converses with iconic punk singer Kathleen Hanna about riot grrrl, Bikini Kill, feminism, The Julie Ruin and more.

Music to Your Ears

Whether you’re craving folk-punk, pop, IDM or neo-psych/stoner rock, Music to Your Ears proffers all the relevant deets.

Alibi V.23 No.3 • Jan 16-22, 2014

Her

Joaquin Phoenix loves his new operating system. No, literally.

Her is a magnificent film in many ways. You may be surprised at how hard it hits you in the center of the rib cage.

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Make Changes, Not Resolutions

Kick butt, practice hot and eat clean

Wherein Dustyn Deerman wrangles with some common resolutions: smoking cessation, thinking outside the gym and eating healthier.

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Odds & Ends

From England to Kentucky, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Four Up

Get your bass, hexabilly, hip-hop and free jazz improv on with Four Up.

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Hello Adieux

Taking bar food to the next level in the heart of Downtown

Effex Nightclub’s new offshoot provides late night eating in Downtown.

Bite-Sized Edition

Our monthly news buffet

The Candy Lady's lease, microbrewery expansions and seed preservation in our monthly roundup of local food stories.

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Reel World

Supernatural powers, GoT screenings and what the critics love—a look at all the hot cinematic happenings around our state.

Ranger Danger

“Killer Women” on ABC

Given that it was shot here in New Mexico, it would be nice to heap praise on a show that contributes to the local economy and could bring gainful employment to New Mexicans for years to come. But “Breaking Bad” this ain’t.

Week in Sloth

Incest drama, Brian Boitano, Powerpuff Girls and more—we take a spin around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on.

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Walking the Line

Bill Burr talks trust, evolution and fans

Whether he’s talking politics or domestic violence, comedian Bill Burr is known for pushing the limits.

Stage Whispers

Burque’s performing arts rock out with cat artistes, carnivorous plants and spies in this week’s Stage Whispers.

The Van Life

Sometimes, DIY tour across the country is a total disaster. But it sure makes for some entertaining reading.

Alibi V.23 No.2 • Jan 9-15, 2014

Chan Can Cook

And Chopstix Chinese Cuisine proves it

Ari LeVaux checks out Jackie Chan’s favorite Albuquerque restaurant.

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Odds & Ends

From Poland to Missouri, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Four Up

If you’re hankerin’ for metal-und-mariachi, Americana, bluegrass, EBM, industrial and no wave, Four Up has you covered.

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The Voice that Was Already There

Ruth Ozeki investigates truth in fiction

Ruth Ozeki can lay down a prescient vision of the world. She can weave disparate facts, languages and people into a story that is both time-bound and timeless.

The Art of Losing

A historical account of late 19th-century ballooning by a master novelist turns out to be a moving extended metaphor for grief.

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Inside Llewyn Davis

Coen brothers get musical in melancholic character study

The Coens have always displayed a cheerful sympathy for all their characters, even the bad ones. But it’s hard to work up much empathy for Llewyn Davis.

Reel World

Unseen mysteries, angelic cinema and más—a look at the best cinematic happenings around New Mexico.

Space Warped

“Space Dandy” on Cartoon Network

The legendary creator of “Cowboy Bebop” unveils his newest wacky series.