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V.23 No.26 | 6/26/2014

Book Review

The Mighty Booch

Kombucha Revolution: 75 Recipes for Homemade Brews, Fixers, Elixirs and Mixers

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

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V.23 No.25 | 6/19/2014
Now that’s an album cover.

Film Review

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!

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Kimchi bento box
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

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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Book Review

Man and His Morals

Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

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

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V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014
Armadillo burger
photos by Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

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!

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Book Review

Reel People, Real Lives

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (Sixth Edition)

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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news

The Daily Word in the SPU shooting, same-sex marriage polls and "Desiree"

A shooting at Seattle Pacific University left one student dead and a couple others wounded.

Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered today to pay respects to Prince Joshua (P.J.) Avitto, a 6-year-old boy from Brooklyn who was stabbed and killed in an elevator.

A Virgina base is on lockdown after a stabbing this morning. A suspect hasn't been apprehended.

According to a Washington Post/ABC poll, about 50 percent of America thinks same-sex marriage is a constitutional right.

If you're going to the Albuquerque Sunport, watch out for “Desiree.”

Mayor Richard Berry responds to the protest that took over his office.

Five teens in Santa Fe who shot at cars with BB guns called the cops on themselves when one of their victims started chasing them.

APD Chief Gorden Eden wants the police union to cooperate with DOJ reviews and reforms.

It looks like police officers in Spokane aren't allowed to make whoopee on the job anymore.

V.23 No.23 | 6/5/2014
Chilaquiles
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Heart of the Plate

The Shop scores a home run

Ty Bannerman reviews one of Nob Hill’s newest cafés and exhausts his baseball metaphors.

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Ralph Steadman and Johnny Depp

Film Review

For No Good Reason

Artistic documentary illustrates the life and work of Hunter S. Thompson collaborator Ralph Steadman

Johnny Depp interviews Hunter S. Thompson collaborator Ralph Steadman in an artistic new documentary.

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Book Review

Jumpin' Shitcakes!, Right?

Pete, Drinker of Blood

Pete, Drinker of Blood might not be Scott S. Phillips’ most recent hilarious novel, but it’s the one we had.

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V.23 No.22 | 5/29/2014
American Kobe beef bento box
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Go for the Sushi, Stay for the Pork

Wasabi Japanese Cuisine

It may be the sushi that gets you in the door, but it’s the pork belly that will keep you coming back.

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Book Review

By Means of Red and Green

How Chile Came to New Mexico / Comó llegó el chile a Nuevo México

Gorgeous painted illustrations and a translation rendered in authentic New Mexico Spanish enrich this myth-like tale from Rudolfo Anaya.
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Book Review

Men of Dishonor

An Officer and a Spy

J'accuse! The Dreyfus Affair gets a thrilling treatment in Robert Harris’ latest spy-riffic historical novel.

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V.23 No.21 | 5/22/2014
“Mr. Darcy? Honey, you’re thinking of a different movie.”

Film Review

Belle

Historical biopic is too polite to get worked up over slavery

Belle, a well-meaning historical biopic about a mixed-race aristocrat, is too polite to get worked up about slavery.

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Book Review

Sing the Bruised Heart

Guernica, revisited

With a title inspired by Picasso’s famous painting, Richard Vargas’ new poetry collection, Guernica, revisited, tackles themes of cultural identity, struggle, love and hope.

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