Alibi V.23 No.33 • Aug 14-20, 2014

Magic in the Moonlight

Woody Allen’s 44th film casts a charming spell

Woody Allen tries a little sleight of hand with the slim but charming period romcom Magic in the Moonlight.

Best of Burque 2019 Nominations Are Wide Open

The original Albuquerque reader’s poll busts out with another taste-making iteration

It’s anybody’s game, Burqueños. If there is a best, together we will find it. The rules are simpler than ever: Nominations run March 6 through March 22 and you can vote for your favorites every day. The top five nominees in each category are then promoted to a steel cage death match of competitive weekly voting madness March 27 through April 10. From this hardcore democratic exercise the winners will emerge victorious or die trying. Let the games begin!

Sounds Like Burque

Best of Burque Music Showcase soundtracks March 30

Our readers know what they like; and thanks to our annual Best of Burque Music reader survey, so do we. On Saturday, March 30, join us for Weekly Alibi’s 2019 Best Of Burque Music Showcase at über-popular Downtown venues Sister, Side Effex, KiMo Theatre, The Jam Spot, Corpus Arts and Launchpad.

Building the Cannatopia

RSVP to Weekly Alibi’s New Mexico Cannabis Expo

Since New Mexico legalized medical cannabis back in 2007, the Earth has circled the Sun a dozen times. Amid those revolutions, the sociocultural acceptance of using cannabis and derived cannabinoids—think THC, CBD and CBN—as legitimate medication has gained significant ground here in The Land of Enchantment. And, with the 2018 US Farm Bill’s passage, the licensed cultivation of hemp in New Mexico is now ostensibly legal.

Drawing Down the Future

Dating back to at least the 18th century, the cultural impact of comic art in the United States is undeniable. Founding father Ben Franklin’s darkly humorous 1754 “Join, or Die” comic is, after all, remembered as the first cartoon published in an American newspaper. The alt-weekly has long offered its readers incisive, strange, deadpan and riotously funny comic strips while providing cartoonists with access to a historically receptive audience.

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The Literary Beat

The wordy side of Burque

You want to indulge your literary side? You want beer? Burque’s got plenty of opportunities for both.

Zine Scene 101

How to find Albuquerque’s underground publishing scene

Enter the world of underground publication.

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Stay the Course

Nutrition standards for kids should remain in place, despite challenges

Nutritionist Patty Keane weighs in on the controversy over school food standards.

Odds & Ends

From Oklahoma to New York, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Reel World

Homesick director talks Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, “The Courier” debuts online, and Season of Starlings has a live script reading.

Medical History

“The Knick” on Cinemax

Steven Soderbergh examines turn-of-the-century medicine in Cinemax’s gory medical drama “The Knick.”

Week in Sloth

BBC America teases us with “Doctor Who” specials, Syfy starts some “Wizard Wars,” and A&E spreads more ink.

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’90s Nostalgia Meets New Wave of Now

Nine Inch Nails/Soundgarden/Cold Cave concert bolsters local eyeliner sales

Wherein August March travels into the past to preview a Nine Inch Nails/Soundgarden/Cold Cave concert.

Music to Your Ears

Whether you’re craving electronica, dark wave, Americana or Texan rock, Music to Your Ears has you covered.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases by David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights, Naomi Punk and Samantha Glass. Now with A/V!

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Culture Shock

Adventure runs high, Hamlet goes for the testosterone, and vintage baubles keep things pretty in this week’s Culture Shock.

Déjà-glued

Blair Stocker’s gorgeous new craft compendium avoids common pitfalls to deliver practical, doable projects.

Alibi V.23 No.32 • Aug 7-13, 2014

War on the Streets

Violence against the homeless is not ‘senseless’

August March considers the origin of violence in the recent, horrific attacks by three teenage boys.

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Crib Notes: Aug. 7, 2014

From drug policy to officer-involved shootings to baseball, test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz.

Odds & Ends

From Oklahoma to Alabama, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Galleries Get It Up

Anthropomorphic animals, archetypal trash, Plexiglas forests and cactus maps—it’s all on display at your friendly local gallery.

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Bite-Sized Buffet

A roundup of food news from around Albuquerque and the state

Nora Hickey rounds up the culinary happenings from across the state.

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The Hundred-Foot Journey

Exotic foodie romance comes with the Oprah stamp of approval

Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey get togther for food and romance in The Hundred-Foot Journey.

Reel World

Boyhood’s slow journey to ABQ, Summerfest’s princely connection, family fun at SBCC and the Native Film Series 2014.

Highland Dames

“Outlander” on Starz

Woman goes back in time to sleep with sexy Scottish Highlanders in Starz’ surprisingly classy supernatural romance “Outlander.”

Week in Sloth

“Black Jesus” premieres on Cartoon Network, sharks fly in “Air Jaws: Fins of Fury” and we watch concrete dry in A&E’s “Cement Heads.”

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Darkness Becomes Him

Xiu Xiu prime mover talks Genesis, gang violence and autoerotic asphyxiation

M. Brianna Stallings chats with Jamie Stewart, the inimitable frontman of Xiu Xiu, in preview of the group’s Albuquerque concert.

Music to Your Ears

From insect-core to polyrhythmics to prog-rock, Music to Your Ears has deets on the coolest shows of the week. Now with A/V!

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Alvvays, Shabazz Palaces and The Muffs. Now with A/V!

Alibi V.23 No.31 • July 31-Aug 6, 2014

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Adventures in Selling Out

The Food Editor dallies on the dark side

Can Ty Bannerman’s integrity be purchased for a bag of free crap? Yes. Yes it can.

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Odds & Ends

From Texas to Colorado, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Music to Your Ears

Whether you’re craving avant-jazz, evolved punk or heavy metal, Music to Your Ears has deets on the hottest shows of the week. Now with A/V!

Sonic Reducer

This week, we listened to new releases from Jenny Lewis, Aaron Freeman aka FREEMAN and Morrissey. Now with A/V!

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I Origins

Sci-fi love story speculates there’s more to life than meets the eye

Indie filmmaker explores science and spirituality in the eyeball-obsessed I Origins.

Reel World

The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema at South Broadway, Movies Under the Wings at the Nuclear Museum, and Christo is documented at the Albuquerque Musem.

Knocked Up (In Space)

“Extant” on CBS

Steven Spielberg offers up overly familiar sci-fi with CBS’ Knocked Up In Space series, “Extant.”

Week in Sloth

Reality goes fantasy with “The Quest,” Wrestlemania turns 30 and Syfy gives us Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda

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Pros at a Con

Bubonicon 46 gets bigger, better and brainier

Filk your heart out at Bubonicon 46, Burque’s own sci-fi convention stuffed to the gills with authors, panels, costumes and more.

Amazeballs or Abso Awk?

From cray-cray to twerk, the English language changes every day. But is the Totes Ridictionary the right book to guide us through?