Alibi V.23 No.49 • Dec 4-10, 2014

The Latest

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Begging the Question(s)

Crispin Hellion Glover talks critical thought, propaganda and taboo

Samantha Anne Carrillo interviews actor, author and auteur Crispin Hellion Glover in preview of his “It trilogy” screenings, Big Slide Shows and Q&As at the Guild Cinema this weekend.

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Visions of Sugarplums

Five sweet shows to keep you warm at night

Your circadian rhythm now conspires with bleak midwinter to slow your roll. But Show Up! prescribes anti-hibernation supplements in flavors like post-grunge, left-field hip-hop, heavy metal, garage psych and dark soul-slash-gothic pop.

Color Me Curious

Jenny Lewis brings magic to ABQ

Mark Lopez defends his thesis that the solo Jenny Lewis (former Rilo Kiley frontwoman) and Ryan Adams (roots-rock pop star) sonic doubleheader this week at Kiva Auditorium is not to be missed.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from The Velvet Underground, AC/DC and Simple Minds. Now with A/V!

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Play by Play

Avail yourself of some sparkling live theater this holiday season

Get Scrooged, Shrekked, White Trashed and more with great stories told on ABQ stages this holiday season.

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Odds & Ends

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

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Mummies, Moses and Middle-Earth

Alibi Holiday Film Guide 2014

From mummies to Moses to Middle-earth, Devin D. O’Leary is your guide to all the Hollywood films hitting theaters this holiday season.

Drunk Talk

“Booze Traveler” on Travel Channel

Jack Maxwell drinks his way around the world in Travel Channel’s “Booze Traveler.”

Week in Sloth

Peter Pan goes live, a man gets eaten by a snake and Victoria’s Secret has a not-so-secret fashion show.

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Alibi V.23 No.48 • Nov 27-Dec 3, 2014

For the Love of Books

Authors get in your face for Indies First

Authors hit the sales floor this Saturday to support some of your favorite independent bookstores.

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Welcome to Albuquerque

Nuclear meltdown capital of the world

Weekly Alibi’s latest collaboration with environmental politics journal La Jicarita examines a source of serious discontent, the radioactive contents of the Sandia Mixed Waste Landfill.

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The Theory of Everything

Love is a black hole in surprisingly romantic Stephen Hawking biopic

Love is a black hole in the surprisingly romantic Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything.

Reel World

Rio Rancho organizes media maker meetup, Women in Film looks for female-centric scripts and Taos Shortz wants your shorts.

Watch, Eat, Repeat

Thanksgiving Around the Dial

What is there to watch on TV this Thanksgiving? Let’s take a trip around the dial.

Week in Sloth

Kids become Santa Hunters, “Moms Go Bad” and punkins will be chunked this week around the TV dial.

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Odds & Ends

From California to Germany, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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In the Key of Thanksgiving

Seven stellar shows to be grateful for

Wherein we hype a week chock-full of awesome shows, ranging from “etho-chaos” to indie rock to traditional jazz to doom metal. Now with A/V!

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Pianos Become the Teeth, Kim Deal and Savages/Bo Ningen. Now with A/V!

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Alibi V.23 No.47 • Nov 20-26, 2014

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Gift Guide 2014

Oh God, it’s happening again

Oh god, you’re going to have to buy presents. But the Weekly Alibi is here to help!

Quirky Doesn’t Rhyme with Burque

But homegrown retailers do have the goods

Regardless of rhyme (of lack thereof), shopping locally for quintessentially “Burque” ( /bo͝or-keh/) gifts transcends labels like “quirky” (/ˈkwərkē/) with our burg’s diverse and uncommon goods.

Buying Bad

The show is gone, but the swag lives on

Got any friends or family members who keep telling you “Say my name” and won’t stop shouting “Science, bitch!” every time Neil deGrasse Tyson comes on TV? These are the presents for them.

Merry Bookmas!

From the Land of Enchantment

From poetry to history, these books are perfect for the lit-nerd in your life.

Your Holiday Shopping Soundtrack

A mini-guide to scoring sonic presents in Burque

Wherein we profile four local record stores that proffer profundity and new and used vinyl, CDs and cassettes.

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A State of Bliss

New Mexico’s magic is strong at La Merienda

It’s local and delicious, and it requires reservations.

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Odds & Ends

From Arkansas to Scotland, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Pelican Dreams

Odd duck of a documentary looks in on our fine, feathered friends

Director of Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill wings it again with Pelican Deams.

Reel World

Pizza Girl Masssacre has DVD party, Filmmakers Showcase needs New Mexicans, Pueblo Film Festival hits Cultural Center.

Week in Sloth

Television goes crazy for Thanksgiving food porn, En Vogue delivers a Christmas special and the Amish get to renovating.

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The Soul of the Party

Five bomb gigs serve as sonic balm

Show Up! delivers deets on electro, experimental, nuevomexicano, hip-hop and turntablism concerts happening this week in the 505.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases of older sounds from Pink Floyd and Bob Dylan and brand-new ones from Neil Young.

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Not Everything Is Illuminated

New Mexico artist sheds light on complicated lives

Beautiful humans and layers of symbolism intertwine on the raw-wood canvasses of local artist Jodie Herrera.

Reel It In …

Characters shine in this novel about a small Italian town and the fishing, biking and music that drive its inhabitants.