March 13, 2014
Volume 23, Number 11
Amy Goodman speaks truth to power
Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, talks journalism, corporate media, public radio, America’s “secret wars” and the surveillance state with the Alibi.
News & Opinion
Pencils down! Test your New Mexico news IQ with our weekly pop quiz.
From Georgia to India, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
Wherein the readers compose ABQ zoo poetry and respond to Paul Gessing’s thoughts on minimum wage, and Weekly Alibi issues a correction for NM Street Press’ “Mediating Heroin and Harm Reduction.”
Film & TV
Aaron Paul is in the driver’s seat for zippy car chase film that ends up “braking bad”
Need for Speed is based on the popular EA series of the same name. In the original games, players race exotic sports cars and ... Nope, that’s pretty much all there is to it.
Get the scoop on New Mexico film with a youth festival, a community project, a doc on the 1951 Empire Zinc Mine strike and some good old-fashioned serial-killing fun.
“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” on FOX
Cosmos seems to be less about educating the masses and more about celebrating science as a whole. That’s not a bad thing.
Don’t have an entertainment “Crisis” this week—take a quick spin around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on.
Whether you’re craving West African sound, post-punk, electro, Burger-flavored garage/pop/psych/soul or psych-rock, Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V previews!
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings bring something fierce
Wherein Mark Lopez examines soul music, Daptone Records and the inimitable Sharon Jones in preview of a Santa Fe gig.
This week we listened to new releases from Trust, Axxa/Abraxas and Eagulls. Now with A/V previews!
Arts & Lit
How the right punctuation could save lives
Don’t put a period on the end of your life, says the Semicolon Tattoo Project, now in its second year of encouraging public conversations about suicide and self-harm.
Genevieve Mueller dishes on lessons learned in comedy clubs and onstage.
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, native to Montana’s Sqelix’u (Salish) tribe, and with nearly four decades of roots here in New Mexico, is not a painter so much as a visual narrator. Those with the patience and openness to follow her narrative will be rewarded.
Savory Fare offers an indoor picnic’s worth of food
A Heights shop with indoor-picnic appeal.
Free Will Astrology
ARIES (March 21-April 19): "There was another life that I might have had, but I am having this one." So says a character in Kazuo Ishiguro's novel The Unconsoled. At this juncture in your life story, Aries, it might be healing for you to make a similar declaration. Now is an excellent moment to say a final goodbye to plot twists that you wished would have happened but never did. To do so will free up stuck energy that will then become available for future projects. You may even awaken to exciting possibilities you haven't imagined yet.
Desmond Pucket and the Mountain Full of Monsters at Bookworks
A reading and signing with writer Mark Tatulli.
Survey of New Mexico's Jewish Population at Jewish Community Center
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