Alibi V.23 No.26 • June 26-July 2, 2014

“Be as Weird as You Want”

Enchantment brings Burning Man to New Mexico (more or less)

New Mexicans finally have a chance to participate in a Burning Man event close to home.

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Play MSTie For Me

An interview with “Mystery Science Theater 3000” creator Joel Hodgson

“Mystery Science Theater 3000” creator Joel Hodgson is a special guest at this year’s Albuquerque Comic Expo. We interview the writer/comedian on the eve of ACE.

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Obvious Child

Pro-choice dramedy is pregnant with possibility

Comedian Jenny Slate impresses in mood-straddling abortion-based dramedy Obvious Child.

Reel World

Whether you’re in the mood for some “drought-tolerant film and music,” local horror/comedy or other delights, Reel World keeps you informed of local film doings.

On a Wing and a Prayer

“Dominion” on Syfy

Obscure angels-with-automatic-weapons movie Legion gets Syfy spin-off with “Dominion.” Are they just winging it?

Week in Sloth

This week around the TV dial: The history of cocktails in Hey Bartender, the return of some ’90s icons in “Girl Meets World” and real estate in teh raw with “Naked Buying.”

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Moving Toward Justice

VAWA finally allows the prosecution of rapists in Indian Country, but there’s still more work to be done

VAWA finally allows the prosecution of non-Native rapists on the reservation, but there’s more work to be done.

Crib Notes: June 26, 2014

From VA scandal to SCOTUS to baseball, what do you know about last week’s New Mexico news? Test your recall with the Alibi pop quiz.

Odds & Ends

From New Jersey to Zimbabwe, it's funny because it happened to someone else.

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Deep in the Juju

Oakenfold broadcasts Trance Mission

Sponsored by the huntmaster’s favorite digestif, UK trance legend Paul Oakenfold brings his personal brand of unparalleled electro to Burque.

Sonic Reducer

This week, we listened to new releases from Death Grips, White Lung and The Soft Pink Truth. Now with A/V!

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Culture Shock

Journey into the exposed heart of Burque’s artworld with a celebration of the body, a drama about family and poetry to scare zealous patriots.

The Mighty Booch

Welcome to the strange, delicious and healthful world of fermented “mushroom tea.”

Alibi V.23 No.25 • June 19-25, 2014

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Albuquerque Spring

A season of police violence and civil disobedience

Wherein academic and activist David Correia considers an “Albuquerque Spring” and the state of APD reform as prelude to Saturday’s March to End Police Brutality.

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We Are the Best!

Spirited Swedish flashback gives audiences punk-rock girl power times three

Swedish auteur Lukas Moodysson gives audiences an ’80s flashback with punk rock girl power pic We Are the Best!

Reel World

KiMo Theater laucnhes European Classics series, horror helmer Ti West comes to CCA Cinematheque, Filmstock looks for MCs to host quad-state film fest.

Week in Sloth

What should you be wasting you life on this week? How about “The Pool Master,” “The Musketeers” and “Mystery Girls”? Take a spin around the TV dial with us.

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Quick Bites

Rambling through the eateries of Albuquerque

Winning Coffee Co. keeps local chickens employed, Kai’s Chinese goes dark, and other observations from a roving food editor.

Outside the Bento Box

Nu Asia Vegan

Our vegan correspondent checks out the meatless sushi at this brand new Nob Hill restaurant.

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Crib Notes: June 19, 2014

From politics to drones to public transit, what do you know about last week’s New Mexico news? Test your recall with the Alibi pop quiz.

Odds & Ends

From Ukraine to Alabama, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Four Up

Whether you’re seeking country-fried metal, Latin/American syncretism, an antifolk one-man band or outlaw country, Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V!

Hennyfest

Wherein Alibi publisher Carl Petersen waxes nostalgic about beloved Alibi alum and musician Michael Henningsen in preview of a sonic celebration of his life.

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Pigments and Ailments

Group exhibit grapples with illness and survival

Tenacity and optimism shine from the dark heart of artwork inspired by life-threatening disease.

Culture Shock

Any way you slice it, nothing’s quite like paper art. Traditional papel picado is a cheerful, humble Mexican papercraft often used to adorn and embellish public spaces. But ¡Papel! Pico, Rico y Chico, opening at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW) on Friday, June 20, at 6pm, proves the form’s wondrous flexibility.

Man and His Morals

One kidnapper. Seven victims. A questioning new novel in dialogue from indie darling Dave Eggers.

Alibi V.23 No.24 • June 12-18, 2014

Tuning In to the City

The Lomas On-site Listening Station

Ghostly transmissions along Lomas Boulevard reflect Burque back on itself.

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Farming Beyond Farmville

The pros and cons of urban agriculture

Hey hipster, think you have what it takes to grow your own? Before you grab your favorite hoe, let Holly von Winckel walk you through the pros and cons.

The Bugs of Summer

A long-term drought shakes up the insect world, here’s how to deal with it.

New Mexico’s drought brings grasshoppers and other crawly fauna into our fair city. The Bugman explains how we can deal with them.

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On Speaking Truth to Power

The problem with making your voice heard at City Hall

Wherein Alibi Managing Editor Samantha Anne Carrillo considers APD brutality, the arrest of protesters and inaction by City officials.

Odds & Ends

From Canada to Alabama, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Four Up

Whether you’re craving a folk-punk fest, Berliner electro-pop, venomous sludge or glo-fi, Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V!

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new and forthcoming releases from Lil B, Total Control and Led Zeppelin. Now with A/V!

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Signal Secrets

An interview with The Signal director William Eubank

With the sci-fi mindbender The Signal hitting theaters this Friday, we chat with director William Eubank about shooting the film right here in New Mexico.

Reel World

Broadway Cultural Center hosts Maria the Korean Bride, author Joe R. Lansdale introduces Cold in July, Geeks Who Drink go to Westeros, “Doctor Who” comes to movie theaters.

Rated “Aaaahr”

“Crossbones” on NBC

John Malkovich steals the show as pirate king Blackbeard in NBC’s crazy “Crossbones.”

Week in Sloth

Get nostalgic with “I Love the 2000s,” wave bye-bye to “True Blood” and watch Jane Fonda get an “AFI Lifetime Achievement Award.”

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Sunday Best

Whether you’ve a hankering for summery sci-fi or the history of food, two New Mexico authors deliver.

Shebangs in the Fe

SHEBANG! offers an arts celebration 35 years in the making. And while you’re in Santa Fe, catch a couple other fantastic exhibits.

Reel People, Real Lives

Movie nerds, the sixth edition of David Thomson’s seminal biographical dictionary will give you plenty to chew on and argue over.

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From Dial-Up to Dine-In

Spinn’s Burgers and Beer

Ty Bannerman discovers that his old dial-up internet company is now serving burgers. Good ones!

A Drinkable Feast

A beery Bloomsday

Beery poet Hosho McCreesh takes on James Joyce, a local brew and a butt sandwich in honor of Bloomsday.