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V.25 No.20 | 5/19/2016
The famed Cervantes fireplace
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Cervantes, Swords and Tequila

There might be enchiladas

By August March
Due to its out-of-the-way location, one-of-a-kind atmosphere and choice menu, Cervantes is indeed a hidden pearl in the oyster of Albuquerque.
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“... And yet, I can’t help but feel our hats could be larger.”

Film Review

Love & Friendship

Jane Austen anti-romance adds the wit of a modern sophisticate

By Devin D. O’Leary
Whit Stillman, meet Jane Austen. Jane Austen, meet Whit Stillman. Yeah, it’s kind of astonishing that it’s taken so long for these two creative minds to cross paths.
Zero K

Book Review

DeLillo’s Try for Immortality

Zero K extends career-long queries

By Maggie Grimason
Despite the unnecessary opaqueness of Zero K, it is a testament to DeLillo’s literary intellect and one-of-a-kind style.
V.25 No.19 | 5/12/2016
Classic Barley Room burger with french fries
Monica Schmitt

Restaurant Review

Bar Food for ‘Mericans

Barley Room has a cure for the hangry

By Monica Schmitt
The mediocre American food was not terrible but it was much more satisfying when I was exhausted and deliriously hungry.
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High-Rise

Film Review

High-Rise

Apartment living falls apart in energetic adaptation of cult classic

By Devin D. O’Leary
Tim Hiddleston buys an apartment with a view of the apocalypse in the social sci-fi High-Rise.
V.25 No.18 | 5/5/2016
Kimchi Fried Rice

Restaurant Review

A Bowl of Ramen and a Metaphor

Naruto’s promising, but unpredictable fare

By Maggie Grimason
While the front of the house has their end of the business in order, the kitchen is still figuring it out, particularly during busy dinner hours.
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Louder Than Bombs

Film Review

Louder Than Bombs

Grief drama cripples three men with a bad case of the feels

By Devin D. O’Leary
Grief porn has an eye for the small stuff but offers little in the way of answers, explosions or conclusions.
V.25 No.17 | 4/28/2016
Calamari

Restaurant Review

Tutte le strade conducono a Roma

M’Tucci’s Italian has American crust

By Megan Reneau
The service is outstanding, the presentation is gorgeous, and the food is … well, we’ll get to that in a minute.
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Green Room

Film Review

Green Room

Punk-fueled indie shocker goes for the throat

By Devin D. O’Leary
Patrick Stewart is an evil skinhead in the punk-fueled horror hybrid Green Room.
V.25 No.16 | 4/21/2016
Sarah’s Special

Restaurant Review

Truckin’ to the Table

Loyola’s is cool and comforting

By August March
Loyola’s features a selection of traditional New Mexican food, its variations and a wide variety of comfort-inducing diner fare. We will be here again.
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The Jungle Book

Film Review

The Jungle Book

Fancy computer animation brings Kipling classic to life

By Devin D. O’Leary
Families searching for a little adventure are going to be entertained by this high-tech new take on a century-old classic.
V.25 No.15 | 4/14/2016
Pork Belly Tocd, Tofu Toc, Clamato & Beer

Restaurant Review

Mixxed Feelings

Baja Mexican food brings the noise

By Megan Reneau
Megan Reneau treks downstairs to try Mixx Food Bar.
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V.25 No.14 | 4/7/2016
Calamari

Restaurant Review

Cover Your Mouth

Mimmo's Ristorante and Pizzeria’s home-style Italian is worth the patrons

By Joshua Lee
The shrimp alfredo—a decent helping of larger-than-your-thumb shrimp on top of fettucini in a white sauce—was like a punch in the face, it was so good.
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Demolition

Film Review

Demolition

Grief-based comedy unsuccessfully tries to mix quirky and melancholic

By Devin D. O’Leary
Jake Gyllenhaal is sad and angry and (maybe) funny in the scattershot grief dramedy Demolition.
V.25 No.13 | 3/31/2016
Sandia Mountain Oysters
courtesy of Courtney’s Kitchen

Restaurant Review

Home is Where the Food is

Courtney’s Kitchen offers up love grub

By Fourtney Coster
Despite the feeling of comfort and the delicious, sophisticated take on homey food, there were a few things that I found to be problematic.
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