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V.25 No.5 | 2/4/2016
Shrimp with green leek buns

Restaurant Review

A Second Chance at a New Year

Ming Dynasty provides great dim sum for your Chinese New Year celebration

By Maggie Grimason
Ming Dynasty provides great dim sum for your Chinese New Year celebration.
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45 Years

Film Review

45 Years

Domestic drama about love and marriage keeps its tension deep under the surface

By Devin D. O’Leary
Domestic drama 45 Years keeps its emotions buried deep.
V.25 No.4 | 1/28/2016
Like father, like son

Film Review

Kung Fu Panda 3

Family feud grounds martial arts fantasy in unexpected emotional reality

By Devin D. O’Leary
Martial arts get warm and fuzzy in Kung Fu Panda 3.
The Roadrunner
J. Grisham

Restaurant Review

Hospital Food

Jersey Jack’s guide to healthy living

By Joshua Lee
One of the best sandwich shops in the city happens to be located on the first floor of UNM Hospital.
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V.25 No.3 | 1/21/2016
Ross Partridge and Oona Laurence

Film Review

Lamb

Who’s in the mood for a child abduction?

By Devin D. O’Leary
Offbeat child abduction drama Lamb waffles between creepy and sympathetic.
V.25 No.2 | 1/14/2016
Thai Cuisine

Restaurant Review

Thai Enlightenment

The mind-bending menu of Thai Cuisine

By Joshua Lee
Tears are in my wife’s eyes. “Spicy,” she hisses between her teeth.
Girl pile

Film Review

Mustang

Turkish coming-of-age drama says the girls can’t help it

By Devin D. O’Leary
Turkish coming-of-age film Mustang proves the girls can’t help it.
Unbecoming: A Novel

Book Review

Steal Life of Bad Fruit

Review by Renee Chavez

Unbecoming: A Novel

In the immortal worlds of Buckaroo Banzai, “No matter where you go, there you are.”
V.25 No.1 | 1/7/2016
Duck tamale

Restaurant Review

Not a Party Yet

Matanza has bountiful beers but issues with spices and prices

By Ty Bannerman
The rainbow of tap handles represent over a hundred beers from a seriously expansive lineup and the ideas behind the entrées are innovative, but can plated reality measure up?
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V.24 No.52 | 12/24/2015
The Cellar

Restaurant Review

Small Plates with Big Flavor

The Cellar Spanish Cuisine

By Nora Hickey
The Cellar is a welcome Iberian-themed restaurant not to be missed.
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Samuel Jackson & Kurt Russell

Film Review

The Hateful Eight

Tarantino’s new Western is more than a little cold around the heart

By Devin D. O’Leary
Quentin Tarantino bloodies up the Old West with claustrophobic Western mystery The Hateful Eight.
V.24 No.51 | 12/17/2015
Santa Fe Brewing taproom

Restaurant Review

Farmery Forever

Community finds a home at Green Jeans Farmery

By Ty Bannerman
It may look like the world’s cleanest Mad Max encampment, but Green Jeans Farmery offers a modern take on “community.”
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V.24 No.50 | 12/10/2015
Bread pudding

Restaurant Review

Back On Top

Swiss Alps Bakery returns to peak

By Cerridwen Stucky
I stopped going to Swiss Alps Bakery about half a year ago when I noticed that the “variety” on display was just the same turnover folded differently and labeled with a new name. But recently I went there with my mother and brother expecting much the same and prepared to write a gritty critique, but I was very pleasantly surprised.
“O ye whales.”

Film Review

In the Heart of the Sea

Ron Howard spins a whale of a tale through choppy waters

By Devin D. O’Leary
Ron Howard’s newest, In the Heart of the Sea, sails rough waters while relating the “true” story behind Moby-Dick.
V.24 No.49 | 12/3/2015
Kotopoulo

Restaurant Review

A Recommendation Rekindled

Yanni’s Mediterranean Grill

By Ty Bannerman
Ty Bannerman checks out this Nob Hill icon.
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