Alibi V.24 No.16 • April 16-22, 2015

John Mulaney’s Delicate Weirdness

Boy-next-door comedian talks stand-up, SNL and human absurdity

Don’t let the innocent persona fool you—John Mulaney’s comedy cuts to the heart of weird humanity.

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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Re(Start) Together

An interview with Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein

Sleater-Kinney member/“Portlandia” prime mover Carrie Brownstein talks all things S-K (including collabs with Planned Parenthood and “Bob’s Burgers”) with M. Brianna Stallings.

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Almost Fey-mous

On Tina’s trail in Albuquerque

Blake Driver follows in Liz Lemon’s local business-patronizing footsteps. Prepare to want to go to there.

Odds & Ends

From New Jersey to France, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Merchants of Doubt

If facts have a liberal bias, then emotions love conservatives

Merchants of Doubt shines a light on the tactics lobbyists, PR firms and spin doctors use to convince us that cigarettes are healthy and climate change doesn’t exist.

Reel World

An interview with Bryan Konefsky, the cinematic guru behind the 10th annual Experiments in Cinema film festival.

Week in Sloth

Atari: Game Over airs on Showtime, “Animation Domination” adds “Major Lazer,” George Takei guest on “StarTalk.”

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In Good Faith

Concerts you can believe in

Show Up! delivers deets on glam insect metal, post-punk, no wave, experimental, stoner rock, funk and 4/20-friendly party rock gigs happening this week in Burque.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new albums by Chastity Belt, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Todd Rundgren. Now with A/V!

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Culture Shock

Bathe yourself in culture with Bless Me, Ultima, A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Tim Robbins and the April Placitas Artists Series.

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Fork & Fig

A new eatery on Menaul goes for the hip & casual

A hip new restaurant where “sauce is everything!”

Dying for Diet Pills

Dangerous stimulants continue to be found in “natural” weight loss supplements. So why won’t the FDA take steps to prevent that from happening?

Alibi V.24 No.15 • April 9-15, 2015

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Nervous Hearts

Or how the Pet Mayor of Corrales made me less afraid of myself

Amelia Olson visits one of New Mexico’s most accomplished horses ... and worries that Aspen won’t like her.

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Into the Wild

Three howl-worthy gigs for your week

Show Up! delivers deets on hip-hop, garage-pop, art-punk, EDM, chillwave and dirty jazz concerts par excellence. Owooooo!

Sonic Reducer

We blasted new albums by This Is The Kit, Polar Bear and Brian Wilson on our office jambox. Scope our reviews and A/V.

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A New Normal

MTS brings authenticity to America’s most dysfunctional family

The Addams Family gets a spring in its step with this vibrant musical production that questions conformity and celebrates oddity.

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Somos 1 ABQ

This week: Immigration, the Open Space Trust Fund, and other issues.

Odds & Ends

From Ohio to Idaho, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

Letters

Wherein Alibi readers write. Topics range from The [nuevomexicano] Dead to the nascent NM manufacturing industry and reminiscences of the ABQ jazz scene of yesteryear.

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It Follows

Innovative indie horror flick creeps into the mainstream

Innovative indie horror flick It Follows creeps into the mainstream

Reel World

Get your films in for the Women in Film Fiesta, see Hi-Lo Country at Reel New Mexico, catch the dirty documentary Symphony of Soil at Natural History.

Week in Sloth

Billy Crystal and Josh Gad are “The Comedians,” Marvel’s “Daredevil” hits Neflix, Reelz welcomes “Polka Kings.”

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From Top to Bottom

Exploring the menu at Viet Taste

Our food critic checks out the menu at this Best of Burque winner.

Answering the Call

Flying Star’s new “Café Menu” aims for affordability and quality

After declaring bankruptcy earlier this year, Flying Star has made some changes. The Alibi’s staff checks out one of them: the new “Café Menu.”

Alibi V.24 No.14 • April 2-8, 2015

This Life Is But a Dream, or a Magic Show

The harmonious art, poetry and photography of Julie Suzanne Brokken

Julie Suzanne Brokken’s art juxtaposes fanciful elements—everything from Rio Grande river water to encaustic wax—in uncanny ways.

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City Living

From politics to charity, from radio stations to news teams, you crowned the winners in our City Living categories.

A Decade of BoB

Highlights from the archive

From 2004 to 2014, we take a look back at the last decade of Best of Burque.

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Flaws and All

Boris Johnson’s The Churchill Factor personalizes a legend

Former journalist and London mayor Boris Johnson’s vigorous, readable take reveals the legend for what he was—human, flawed and interesting as hell.

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High Times

A three-hour tour at High Finance

Ari LeVaux enjoys the view from Sandia Crest, until he realizes he’s stranded.

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Martian Dreams

Mars One finalist Zachary Gallegos talks life and death on an angry red planet

Burqueño Zachary Gallegos, in the final 100 contenders for a spot on the Mars One mission, chats about everything from scam allegations to Mars food sources.

Odds & Ends

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

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White God

Canine coup strikes Hungary in animalistic revenge flick

Every dog has its day in animalistic revenge flick White God.

Reel World

Reel New Mexico screens docs about King and Gandhi, National Hispanic Cultural Center brings modern Spanish cinema, Museum of Natural History gains dino doc.

Jesus or Russell Brand?

Easter around the dial

Take a tour around the TV dial this Easter and choose between Russell Brand and Jesus.

Week in Sloth

Syfy serves up “Olympus,” LL Cool J hosts “Lip Synch Battle,” Christina Ricci returns with “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles.”

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Throwing Metal Dice

Game gigs for role and play

Show Up! hypes the crème de la crème of doom, metal, hard rock and Italian occult psychedelia/noise rock concerts happening this week in Burque.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from The Prodigy, Death Cab For Cutie and Courtney Barnett. Now with A/V!