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V.23 No.33 | 8/14/2014

Book Review

Déjà-glued

Review by Suzanne Buck

Wise Craft

Blair Stocker’s gorgeous new craft compendium avoids common pitfalls to deliver practical, doable projects.

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V.22 No.34 | 8/22/2013
Christian Ristow’s “The Hand of Man”
Dwight Eschliman

Arts Feature

Makers Make Their Mark at the Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire

By Kristi D. Lawrence
More than just an afternoon's amusement, the Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire is a full-on movement.
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V.22 No.29 | 7/18/2013
Sarah Mowrey
Rusty Rutherford

Arts Feature

Two Broads Don’t Walk Into a Comedy Club

Local comics thrive against the odds

By Genevieve Mueller
With no big comedy club in town, how has the local comedy scene managed to flourish?
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V.22 No.21 | 5/23/2013
Bridgette Bullock’s art hangs at the Wagon Wheel
Erik Gamlem

Art Scenester

Folk Art, Punk Approach

By Erik Gamlem
Bridgette Bullock’s in-your-face embroidery livens up the walls at a local DIY venue.
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Music

MaximumCaterwaul reports on the state of the scene

Mark Beyer
Mark Beyer

DJ, DIY promoter and music writer Derek Caterwaul joins live music fanatic Mike Smith in providing Alibi readers with 505 music scene reportage. Between these two cats, our readers are getting the best that Albuquerque music journalism has to offer. Read all about it in the inaugural mega-installment of MAXIMUMCATERWAUL. Scope related A/V below.

The Lord Dog Bird - "The Gift of Song in the Lion's Den"
Caethua - "Sons of the Hounds"
James Kalm on Brion Gysin's Dream Machine exhibit at the New Museum
Dungeon Broads at PR Matrix Hex, 2013
UraRider - "The Fool"

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V.22 No.5 | 1/31/2013
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Aural Fixation

Resonating at a Higher Frequency

Hector Peña crafts conduits for mojo

By Geoffrey Plant
Geoffrey Plant reports on maker and musician Hector Peña’s passion for creating useful art and a movement to get the Southwest inducted into Cigar Box Nation.

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Music

Flyer on the Wall: Gallup / Burque gallop

Autumn Chacon

This week’s Flyer on the Wall depicts the cultural electricity that community-powered radio can generate. It also announces a benefit show-slash-birthday party for Gallup’s KNIZ 90.1 FM. Small Engine is also belatedly celebrating its two-year anniversary at the gig. Check out music from high desert surf band Phantom Lake and Houck, Ariz. rockabilly act ShitOuttaLuck below. Small Engine Gallery • KNIZ 90.1 FM benefit • The Blue Byrds • Phantom Lake • ShitOuttaLuck • Sat Nov 17 • 9 pm • $5 • ALL-AGES! • smallenginegallery.com

Phantom Lake - Pine Forest Demos
Phantom Lake - “Shark Bite Girl (live)”
ShitOuttaLuck - “Angel Baby”
ShitOuttaLuck - “Love Me”

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V.21 No.46 | 11/15/2012
Autumn Chacon

Flyer on the Wall

Gallup / Burque Gallop

By Samantha Anne Carrillo
This week’s Flyer on the Wall allegorizes the power of community-powered radio and announces a joint birthday party for KNIZ 90.1 FM and Small Engine Gallery.
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news

The Daily Word in minimum wage, cardboard bikes and Bob Dylan

State Supreme Court orders minimum wage increase back on the November ballot.

There’s a zip line at the Fair this yearand tigers.

Way to go, N.M. organ donors!

Santa Fe’s politicians call for a meeting with Zozobra organizers, saying the event should be more family-friendly.

Slinky blows physics’ mind.

The man who made the anti-Islam film causing violent protests throughout the Middle East is a 55-year-old former criminal and Coptic Christian in California, according to the Associated Press.

Protesters storm the U.S. Embassy in Yemen.

An actor from that anti-Islam film says she had no idea they were staring in a propaganda flick.

Meet the $9 recycled cardboard bike that can support a 485-pound rider.

Monica Lewinsky is writing a book, maybe.

Santa Muerte.

Wussies and pussies complain about that stuff,” says Bob Dylan in response to accusations that he’s plagiarized some of his material.

How to: Turn your wall into a projector screen for $50.

31 rad DIY projects.

The first 1,000 digits of Pi skywritten over San Francisco.

Hobby Lobby doesn’t want the Affordable Care Act to make it cover birth control for employees.

V.21 No.33 | 8/16/2012
“Seventy Flights in Ninety Minutes,” digitally stitched photo by D. Bryon Darby

Art News

ISEA, USEA, We All See Emergent Art Forms in Burque

An international symposium and its underground offshoot

By Margaret Wright
Cultural geographer Ronald Horvath wasn’t thinking of a specific place when he conjured the concept of “machine wilderness” in the ’60s. It helped him describe what he saw taking place across the American Southwest, as technology gradually transfigured the feral landscape. But the phrase describes New Mexico well. And it’s the driving force behind this year’s International Symposium on Electronic Art, taking place here in Albuquerque in September.

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news

The Daily Word with a clean sweep for Santorum, marriage for everyone and sexy Valentine DIY

Despite the sweater-vests (or maybe because of them?) Rick Santorum wins all three of last night's contests.

Mitt Romney hasn't answered any questions from voters in three weeks.

Federal appeals court rules that California's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

Chicago vehicle stickers may contain gang signs.

A&E's new western series Longmire to be filmed in northern New Mexico.

Florida public school teacher being investigated after referring to her Haitian students as "chocolate that nobody wanted."

Senators approve a bill allowing unmanned drones access to US airspace.

Shake-and-bake meth.

In the history of Valentine's Day, I've never seen a sexier gift.

Randy Travis was arrested.

Just how do you win that rip-off claw grabber game?

Oldest cave paintings EVER!

1980s karate rap video FTW!

Long article on the man who wouldn't die.

These quotation marks sure are suspicious.

R.I.P. Nello Ferrara, inventor of Lemonheads and Atomic FireBalls.

R.I.P. Zalman King, creator of Red Shoe Diaries.

Happy Birthday Audrey Meadows!!!

News

The Daily Word in Pearl Harbor, occupied housing, Mumia and Justin Bieber

It's the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Surprisingly, the Japanese admiral who masterminded it didn't want to go to war in the first place.

Brick by brick, wall by wall, they freed dropped the death penalty on Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Occupiers succesfully "liberate" a forclosed house in Brooklyn.

U.S. health official overrules her own experts on the morning-after pill.

Four words that should never, never, never go together: Justin Bieber steampunk Christmas.

Four words that go suprisingly well together: DIY animatronic firebreathing pony.

Wrap your presents in hamburger.

BP says Halliburton destroyed evidence that makes them culpable in the Gulf oil spill.

Procatinator is your new best friend. Or it's trying to kill you. Whatever.

Former Albuquerque Pride director is headed to the White House.

Snapshots from Nick Brown's kids' school science fair.

Salvador Disney and other films that actually happened.

What the Interwebs were atwitter about in 2011.

There's a vaccine for Ebola now.

Great Danes love kittens.

Albuquerque thieves are after your toilet paper.

Florida thieves are after a romantic dinner at home.

Thanks to E.J., Nick and Sarah for the links!

V.20 No.46 | 11/17/2011
Some of Stitchology’s happy fabrics
Elizabeth W. Hughes

DIY Gift Guide

Crafty Commons

More options for yarn, fabric, notions and know-how

By Elizabeth W. Hughes

Fiber Chicks

Fiber Chicks is hidden in a courtyard in Old Town between a coffee shop and an art gallery. It’s easy to miss. But once you’re inside, miles of yarn become a blank slate for knitting, crocheting and felting. Fibers from all over the world and a mix of crafters and tourists exploring Old Town are brought together by the common thread of fiber arts, with owner Lesley Miller serving as hostess and tour guide.

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