Alibi V.23 No.13 • March 27-April 2, 2014

Four Up

Whether you’re craving a Lou Reed tribute by female Americana musicians, new-school West Coast rap, rediscovered concert compositions or bitchin’ Atlantan garage-punk, Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V!

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Odds & Ends

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

music

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new and forthcoming releases from Perfect Pussy, The Porter Draw and JoyCut. Now with A/V!

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Loving Vivian Vance

The highs and lows of an Albuquerque legend

Beautiful, talented and compassionate, the real Vivian Vance was more than an “I Love Lucy” sidekick. She didn’t always gel with her famous costars, and her personal life wasn’t always picture-perfect.

Inside Information

The science of cells paints a pretty picture

The bedrock of discovery is observation. That’s where a scientific demiurge like Dr. David Goodsell comes in. He’s spent years translating the utterly tiny into the comprehensibly visual.

The Age of Innocence Lost

“I can pinpoint the very moment it all started to change, when the calm broke: when news that twelve-year-old Emanuel Jaques had disappeared spread through our neighborhood in the whispered prayers of women returning from Mass.”

Nurturing Nature

There are quiet sounds that often get lost in the business of our daily lives. Catherine Reid’s book Falling Into Place: An Intimate Geography of Home is a chronologically organized collection of personal essays meant to entice us to listen.

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Nymphomaniac: Volume I

Lars von Trier’s fetish is the specialization of knowledge

The first volume of the final installment in Lars von Trier's "Depression Trilogy," Nymphomaniac finds a battered sex addict talking sex, polyphony and fly-fishing with a bookish fisherman.

Reel World

How to spoiler “Game of Thrones” for all your friends—this and other brilliant cinematic happenings around our state.

Cartoons in Your Head

“TripTank” on Comedy Central

As expected, “Trip Tank” is rude and irreverent. Blood, cursing and masturbation jokes abound. Not a bad way to spend a Wednesday night.

Week in Sloth

A quick spin around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on. Like racist cartoons.

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Alibi V.23 No.12 • March 20-26, 2014

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Odds & Ends

From Iceland to Oregon, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

Letters

Wherein the readers write—about fracking near Chaco Canyon, Amy Goodman’s stance on climate change, and implementing GMO tech safely and sanely.

music

Four Up

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!

Sonic Reducer

This week, we listened to new releases from Architects, These New Puritans and Carla Bozulich. Now with A/V previews!

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Songs for Yelpers

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.

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Muppets Most Wanted

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

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.

Supergirl

“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.

Week in Sloth

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.

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A Terrible State of Chaos

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.

Not Here, But Almost

The body of water that snakes through Alessandro Sanna’s The River isn’t Albuquerque’s Rio Grande, but it almost could be.

Alibi V.23 No.11 • March 13-19, 2014

Four Up

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!

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Reality Check

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

Odds & Ends

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

Letters

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.”

music

That Sweet, Sweet Soul

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.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Trust, Axxa/Abraxas and Eagulls. Now with A/V previews!

food

film

Need For Speed

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.

Reel World

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.

Yeah Science, Bitch!

“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.

Week in Sloth

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.

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Resisting Suicide; Using Semicolons

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.

The Red Mean vs. The Golden Mean

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.