Alibi V.25 No.7 • Feb 18-24, 2016

The Witch

Historical horror combines pilgrims and paranoia

When it’s dealing in spiritual and psychological ambiguity, The Witch casts a powerful spell. When it settles on more concrete boogeymen, it loses a lot of its grim impact.

news

Newscity

This week in Newscity: APD’s new Use of Force policy, the State legislature and weed, plus abortion foes continue their assault on New Mexico healthcare providers.

art

Grabbing the Mystery

Garo Antreasian illuminates his life and his art

A week before his 94th birthday, Garo Antreasian sat down with Maggie Grimason to discuss his past work, his current inspirations and his recent publication, Reflections on Life and Art.

food

Latitude Adjustment

A Taste of the Caribbean brings the ocean to ABQ

I got to talking to Ed, my server (and probably cook), about the dangers of goat addiction…

film

Reel World

Jeff Berg presents Hollywood film clips produced on or near Route 66, the Italian Film & Culture Festival returns, Kimo shows several movies made from books, and you can sneak a preview of the "Hap and Leonard" premiere.

TV News

Tidbits from around the dial

The Breaks is about to become a weekly series, “Conviction” has a lead actress and “The Powerpuff Girls” is returning to Cartoon Network.

music

Only in Oaxaca

Alejandra Robles at Teatro Alcalá

Alibi music correspondent Robin Babb continues to explore the sonic scene in Mexico.

No Infinite Sadness Here

While rockin’ through the week

Why be infinitely sad when you can rock out instead? Check out this week’s Show Up! for solutions.

Alibi V.25 No.6 • Feb 11-17, 2016

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Interview with an Independent Contractor

If you’re lonely on V-day, remember to keep your hands to yourself

Oftentimes she just tells people she’s a stripper for the sake of being blunt, but for technical reasons, it's actually “independent contractor.”

film

Deadpool

Comic books get comic in R-rated superhero parody

Deadpool will find an audience for its sarcastic humor and bloody mayhem, but it won't be for everyone.

Reel World

New Mexico-made film shorts, a workshop on how to sell films and another workshop on post-production.

Ad It Up!

Best/worst Super Bowl ads of 2016

This year’s pileup of multimillion dollar Super Bowl commercials seemed uniformly lackluster.

news

Newscity

The feds will soon decide the fate of ART funding, there's a bill to remove worker's comp reimbursement for medical cannabis, and the EPA releases their Animas River spill report.

Odds & Ends

Funny because Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop is someone else.

music

The Source of All Music

A place in space, also an earthly race

Black Music Through the Ages, Great States at the Launchpad and the blues of Carolyn Wonderland at Low Spirits.

art

Fun All Day, Every Day

GRAFT marks its one year anniversary with Fun-A-Day opening

The parameters of Fun-A-Day are simple: participants repeat a creative process every day for the month of January. In February, an un-juried exhibition is held to showcase the results.

food

Getting into the Comfort Zone

Basil Leaf’s Vietnamese comfort food

Basil Leaf is the restaurant you go to if you are in need of comfort food that is a little out of your comfort zone.

Alibi V.25 No.5 • Feb 4-10, 2016

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Pets!

You probably love to have them because you pretty much have to love them

Enjoy the following pages which highlight adventures in pet choosing, outdoor wild pet attracting, homeless pet helping and blind pet learning from-ing.

Dogs and Cats are, Like, so #Basic

A guide to unique pets

Here's a list of some of Courtney’s favorite weird pets and things to take into consideration before jumping into the world of unique buddies.

Homeless, but Not Hopeless

Local organizations help homeless pets and their owners

Animals can be a huge source of comfort and companionship for the homeless, and it is an incredibly simple act to grab an extra bag of kibble the next time you're at the grocery store and to drop it of at a food bank on the way home.

Always a Silver Lining

What blind dogs can teach us about hardship

Tootsie's Vision, a blind dog advocacy group, has assisted more than 50 blind dogs so far.

food

A Second Chance at a New Year

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

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

news

letters

Mistake in Small Engine Write-up

The readers write about our mistakes again.

film

45 Years

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

Domestic drama 45 Years keeps its emotions buried deep.

Reel World

Ballooning documentary screens at KiMo, Film & Media Day hits legislature, local distributor seeks shorts.

The End is Nice

“You, Me and the Apocalypse” on NBC

“You, Me and the Apocalypse” has fun with the end of the world on NBC.

Week in Sloth

“Puppy Bowl XII,” “Kitten Bowl III,” “Fish Bowl XXL” and something called the “Super Bowl” hit the airwaves this Sunday.

music

Six Girls, One Couch

Litter Brain on their new album, Nope

Albuquerque’s Litter Brain rocks with songs both important and silly.