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V.26 No.21 | 5/25/2017

Restaurant Review

Down Home at The Farmacy

Locally-sourced and expertly crafted daytime fare

With its locally-sourced fare and smart, cool vibes, the quiet and cozy Farmacy is the kind of place Albuquerque deserves as an option.
The Lovers

Film Review

The Lovers

Married couple cheat on the cheaters they’re cheating with in admirably drab domestic dramedy

Yo Dawg, I heard you like cheating, so I put cheating in your cheating so you can cheat on your cheater.
V.26 No.20 | 5/18/2017
Another lonche Nuevo Mexicano for August March

Restaurant Review

Finding Fractious Familiar

La Familar flummoxes foodie

A tale of two enchiladas at La Familiar, wherein August March laments the uncertainty of epicurean life, realizing that nothing is forever.
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

Film Review

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

Richard Gere commits to character in influence-peddling drama

If your attention span is sturdy enough and your interest in international business/Israeli politics strong enough to get you through a swamp of wordy details, Norman is worth catching for the committed character work of Richard Gere.
V.26 No.19 | 5/11/2017

Restaurant Review

When You’re Here, You’re Family

Next level bar food at Sister

Sister is a great place to chill out, talk and enjoy next level bar food—possibly the Central Perk of Albuquerque.
Sunshine State

Book Review

All Roads Lead to Florida

Sarah Gerard's dark evocations of the sunshine state

Sarah Gerard's book of essays, Sunshine State, is an ode to the many faces of her home state, with a the dizzying toggle between internal landscapes and external forces, shifting between the poetic and the starkly unsentimental.
V.26 No.18 | 5/4/2017

Restaurant Review

A Citizen of World Cuisine

Pars balances the exotic and the comfortable

The next time you and your friends are hungry for anything but the same old thing, step into Pars Cuisine, and step out of the ordinary—comfortable in the knowledge that it'll probably be a lot more familiar than you thought.
Creepy

Film Review

Creepy

Unsettling Japanese horror-hybrid knows how to make skin crawl

Creepy makes the most of its long-simmering atmosphere of tension and dread, shying away from clear psychological and supernatural resolutions, to provide enough unwholesome suggestions to make you look askance at your fellow man.
V.26 No.17 | 4/27/2017
The Transfiguration

Film Review

The Transfiguration

Gritty urban horror-drama contemplates the sad life of a vampire wannabe

Michael O’Shea’s savvy, self-conscious debut film, The Transfiguration, is best exerting its queasy magnetism on lovers of art-house horror, who will appreciate its subtle manipulations of the overworked vampire genre.

Restaurant Review

Light and Color

MAYA “Latin infusion” cuisine is zesty

There is a vast amount of skill harbored in MAYA's kitchen, but consistency is everything.
V.26 No.16 | 4/20/2017

Restaurant Review

Baca Boys in the Barrio

Lost and found in Burque’s Downtown

August March could could not believe what an epicurean turn-on the aroma at Baca Boys Cafe evoked in him.
V.26 No.15 | 4/13/2017

Restaurant Review

Mountains of Chow

Fresh food—and a lot of it—at Fareast Fuzion

Fareast Fuzion overwhelms. Leave with bellies full of tasty food and hearts full of misplaced pride. (Pride that even though you didn't make the food, you made the decision to order the food.)
Gifted

Film Review

Gifted

Dramedy about brains will hit you in the feels

Gifted is a calculated film, to be sure. Emotions will be manipulated, tears will be jerked. But it’s such a sweet-natured story, filled with such likable people, that it’s hard to remain cynical.
V.26 No.14 | 4/6/2017

Restaurant Review

For Your Consideration …

Delish is a name and a descriptor

For a quality breakfast or lunch with stark attention to detail, local sourcing and even artistic presentation, Delish absolutely delivers.
Your Name

Film Review

Your Name

Hugely popular Japanese anime explodes on American shores

Your Name is the sort of enjoyable, easy-to-access gateway drug that could introduce a whole new audience to the art of anime.