V.23 No.36 | 9/4/2014
Americans in Paris
“The Cosmopolitans” on Amazon
Indie film auteur Whit Stillman tries his hand at a TV pilot with Amazon’s “The Cosmopolitans.”
V.23 No.15 | 4/10/2014
Love and marriage go through the ringer during a bittersweet anniversary trip to Paris
Middle-class British couple Meg and Nick have been married for 30 years. In an attempt to rekindle the ol’ flame, they decide to spend their wedding anniversary in Paris. From the start it doesn’t look like this expedition is going to bear fruit.
V.21 No.21 | 5/24/2012
Photos by Sandra Adams
Street art stroll pt. 2
The last iteration of this blog column was used to highlight stencils, graff and found art in Downtown Albuquerque. Today we're switching things up a bit. My mom the art historian is currently in Paris, so I asked her to be the Alibi's foreign photo correspondent. Wonder what street artists with names like Miss-Tic, Boozy and and Jef Aerosol are up to in gay Paree? Here you have it in slideshow format, straight from the hip Parisian hood known as arrondissement des Gobelins (which does not mean, contrary to my language-botching proclivities, “The Round Table of the Goblins”). Check out the Hollande vs. Sarkozy presidential boxing poster!
V.21 No.13 | 3/29/2012
Apparently, there is a place in France where the naked ladies dance
What do mental institutions, schools, hospitals, law enforcement, military training, the court system, social security, legislature, public housing, sports, the arts and erotic entertainment have in common? Well, one could reasonably argue that they’re fundamental cultural institutions endemic to nearly every society on Earth. Or you could just say that they’re all subjects that have attracted the attention of prolific documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. Since his notorious (if rarely seen) 1967 documentary Titicut Follies, the law-professor-turned-filmmaker has become America’s most passionately dispassionate observer of basic social constructions.
V.19 No.43 | 10/28/2010
Heart of the Artichoke
Dinner with Chef David Tanis of Chez Panisse
It’s hard to know where to begin—David Tanis, world-class chef; David Tanis, author; David Tanis, will ’o the wisp. In fact, you can meet all three—taste his menu, read his book and watch him wander into the sunset when he continues his nationwide book tour to promote his new Heart of the Artichoke and other Kitchen Journeys (Artisan).
V.19 No.39 | 9/30/2010
Courtesy of CocoRosie
The Folks Get Freaky
Lucid dreaming with CocoRosie
You’re wandering through a labyrinthine mansion, lured on by eerily seductive voices. Spider webs audibly brush your cheeks and chimes ring out all around as you stumble into a room painted with murals of unicorns and rainbows. Some kind of plastic box emits scratchy beats and two beautiful sirens with mustaches and goatees beckon you with nonsense words. Crickets or perhaps a ceiling fan whir in the background. Did you watch a David Lynch movie right before bed? No, but you could’ve been listening to CocoRosie.
V.19 No.15 | 4/15/2010
Have Fork, Will Travel
Le Nouveaux Mexique
A Duke City food critic in the land of milk and butter
An Albuquerquean foodie visiting Paris for the first time could find himself justifiably intimidated by the city’s fabled cuisine. If that’s you, I suggest you begin with a visit to one of the many restaurants in Paris that belong to the chain called “Indiana Café.”
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