March 20, 2014
Volume 23, Number 12
News & Opinion
Pencils down! Test your knowledge of New Mexico news with our weekly pop quiz. Now with A/V!
From Iceland to Oregon, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
Wherein the readers write—about fracking near Chaco Canyon, Amy Goodman’s stance on climate change, and implementing GMO tech safely and sanely.
Film & TV
The Muppets are back and they never “felt” so good
All is right with the world ... so long as there’s a Muppets movie in theaters. Here’s another pitch-perfect outing of epic silliness.
Reel World’s fresh-baked NM film news includes hyper-local documentaries, the Taos Shortz Film Festival, kids no one sees and crowdfunding just for you.
“Believe” on NBC
This supernatural drama about a cute li’l girl who has psychic superpowers doesn’t live up to its superstar creators’ reputations.
We take a spin around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on. Whee! It’s John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Town, “Community,” Blondie and more.
Whether you’re craving dark new age, swervegaze, Latin/rock/hip-hop fusion, doom metal or avant-garde black metal, Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V previews!
Wherein author Mike Smith shares notes on local shows from December 2013 and January 2014 ... and has an imaginary conversation with his editor.
This week, we listened to new releases from Architects, These New Puritans and Carla Bozulich. Now with A/V previews!
Arts & Lit
Laughter lands admidst tragedy at the Southwest Irish Theater Festival
In Juno and the Paycock, great storytelling, social commentary and lyrical language elevate a seriocomic classic of Irish theater.
Asa Mullins and the future of Bird Song Used Books
In which we very fondly remember one of Albuquerque’s own.
The body of water that snakes through Alessandro Sanna’s The River isn’t Albuquerque’s Rio Grande, but it almost could be.
The Kabab House
A small University Area café offers a taste of Persia.
The Supper Truck’s Amy Black has a unique response to online criticism
Supper Truck owner Amy Black responds to a one-star review in a musical and adorable way.
Free Will Astrology
ARIES (March 21-April 19): "When you plant seeds in the garden, you don’t dig them up every day to see if they have sprouted yet," says Buddhist nun Thubten Chodron. "You simply water them and clear away the weeds; you know that the seeds will grow in time." That's sound advice for you, Aries. You are almost ready to plant the metaphorical seeds that you will be cultivating in the coming months. Having faith should be a key element in your plans for them. You've got to find a way to shut down any tendencies you might have to be an impatient control freak. Your job is simply to give your seeds a good start and provide them with the persistent follow-up care they will need.
Conor Oberst • singer-songwriter • Jonathan Wilson • Refried Ice Cream at Sunshine Theater
You Are a Badass at Bookworks
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