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V.26 No.3 | 1/19/2017

Restaurant Review

Un Modelo para Llevar a Hogar

El Modelo as archetype; ribs as revelation

El Modelo’s Nuevo Mexicano cuisine is nearly mythic in presentation and flavor.
20th Century Women

Film Review

20th Century Women

Coming-of-age dramedy looks for family in friends

20th Century Women is an ensemble cast character sketch, imagining its people as products of their late 1970s era and environment.
V.26 No.2 | 1/12/2017
Italian mushroom pocket
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

A Bite of Sunshine

Vibrance offers up plant-based dining in a bright, leafy space

Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free foodies are not likely to be disappointed if they take the time to slow down with Vibrance.
“I’ll take two.”

Film Review

Elle

Script-flipping European thriller finds Isabelle Huppert getting down with her bad self

Alibi film expert Devin O’Leary discusses Paul Verhoeven’s latest work, Elle.
V.26 No.1 | 1/5/2017
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

What'z in a Name?

Reviewer’s assumptions go down in Flamez

Flamez does up big, tasty meals in an open and friendly atmosphere, even if it does end in a “z.”
There’s the ocean. And there are the waves.

Film Review

Ocean Waves

Animated story of teenage love finally washes up on American shores

Ocean Waves, an animated story of teenage love, finally washes up on American Shores
V.25 No.52 | 12/29/2016
Pond

Book Review

The Magic of Solitude

Pond stands apart from literary convention

Claire-Louise Bennett's auspicious debut, Pond, distinguishes itself from other books published this year in every way—from subject to structure to tone, all the way down to the story's values.
V.25 No.51 | 12/22/2016
Jackie

Film Review

Jackie

Camelot is born in media-savvy biopic about JFK’s grieving widow

Jackie is an intellectual, visually stylized exercise in nostalgia and myth-making—crystalizing the moment when politics became more about optics.
Biscuits and Gravy
Renée Chavez

Restaurant Review

Zen and the Art of Eating

Karma Cafe feels like home

At Karma Cafe you pay-as-you-feel for excellent food that tastes like it's homemade.
V.25 No.50 | 12/15/2016
The Mexican combo
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Kings of the Wild Frontier

Do us all a favor; go Western

August March visits the venerable Frontier Restaurant with his wife Samantha, remembers Doctor Shock, hums a bar or two from the first Adam and the Ants album and eats way too many tortillas.
La La Land

Film Review

La La Land

Modern-day musical should garner fans despite flaws

Damien Chazelle’s La La Land is lovingly assembled and will nab fans with its sheer nostalgic novelty.
V.25 No.49 | 12/8/2016
Incarnate

Film Review

Incarnate

The devil is not in the details in redundant new exorcism drama

Incarnate is terribly derivative and made up of random scraps of a whole bunch of other movies—right down to the “gosh, where have I seen that before?” ending.

Restaurant Review

Like a Fox

The madness is spreading at SweeTea

SweeTea Bakery Cafe's setup is inspired by the 85°C Bakeries in California (and around the world)—patrons grab a tray and a set of tongs and choose from the sweet and savory items available that day.
V.25 No.48 | 12/1/2016
Green chile chicken pizza
Hosho McCreesh

Restaurant Review

A New Go-To

Especially for the ain’t-gots

Old Town Pizza Parlor fuses the best of all possible pizza worlds into something distinctly New Mexican.
Moana

Film Review

Moana

Disney sets sail in the South Seas with a mythical new toon

Moana's got everything you love about Disney animated movies, but for all the tradition, this one’s playful about its roots, poking fun at Disney’s endless princess franchise.

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