V.23 No.10 | 3/6/2014
Honest Chilean drama admits love isn’t any easier the second time aroundGloria doesn’t spend a lot of time introducing us to its main character. This isn’t a first-date situation. Lelio’s sensitive romantic drama simply drops us into her life and lets us discover who she is over the course of time.
“Mixology” on ABCABC’s latest attempt to plug a post-“Modern Family” gap in its Wednesday night comedy lineup comes in the form of pickup bar-centric midseason replacement sitcom “Mixology.”
Sharing Wanders and Wonders
Worrell is an artist and a storyteller. His book is not so much a volume of polished essays as it is a catalog of his experiences in the Southwest.
Places of Mystery, Power and Energy
Resistance Is Futile
French farmhouses? Fine wines? Erudite mystery? At first blush, this novel seemed right up reviewer Suzanne Buck’s alley. So why was it such a clunker?
The Resistance Man
V.23 No.9 | 2/27/2014
Dear Sister Survivor…
Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence is a remarkable volume offering words of wisdom and insight to survivors and the allies who want to help them.
Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence
Keep Calm and Read
Vicarious thrills await disciples of Yow and co. in this gorgeous trip down memory lane.
The Jesus Lizard Book
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No Frills Vietnamese
Pho 79No frills Vietnamese food at its best.
V.23 No.8 | 2/20/2014
Americans (with English accents, pretending to be French) contemplate sex and death in gloomy love storyWe’re so accustomed to scandal that it’s hard to imagine a 150-year-old novel that could shock modern audiences.
(Almost) Never Buy Beforehand
“Frugal Fan” Motez Bishara shares his tips for enjoying the best NBA seats at the best deal possible.
Beating the NBA: Tales From a Frugal Fan
Double Negative, Ivan Vladislavic’s fourth novel, accounts for chunks of time in the life of Neville Lister, an anti-war, anti-apartheid, consummate college dropout living with his parents in '80s Johannesburg.
V.23 No.7 | 2/13/2014
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An Albuquerque Wonder
Taj Mahal Cuisine of IndiaAri LeVaux visits one of Albuquerque’s wonders.
Emotional French drama explores the secrets and lies of one very troubled familyThe Past is an incredibly subtle movie. Everything is played in low-key, soft voice. Very little is explicit. Mostly because none of these people wants to talk about anything that’s happening. Or has happened.
Women of Comics soars at MetropolisIn a new show at ABQ’s comic art gallery, women are loved for being badass, and no one minds that most of them are not real people.
How It Begins
WWI started because the Emperor of Austria-Hungary was assassinated by a man who may have been part of a Serbian conspiracy, right? A new book shows that this explanation is so basic it’s just wrong.
Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War
V.23 No.6 | 2/6/2014
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The future looks bright at Shade Tree Customs and CaféNob Hill welcomes its first (and probably only) combo restaurant and motorcycle repair shop.