Alibi V.25 No.22 • June 2-8, 2016

The Artist Formerly Known As...

Middle Eastern Food & Kabobs doesn’t need a flashy name

All in all, I have to say this was the best dining experience I've had in this city to date.

Best of Burque Restaurants 2018 voting phase is on!

Votes may be cast daily until September 26—so get crackin’!

The great day has come, the great day has come at last. The nominees are on the ballot and the polls are officially open for Best of Burque Restaurant, 2018 edition. Participants may vote daily until September 26. Yes, daily! Yes, this IS a popularity contest! (And may the most delicious contestants win.)

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Trump the Divider

The best divider

Third-grade level discourse delivers an unusual sort of “unity.”

Three Candidates, Three Narratives

Atmospheres vary at ABQ election rallies

Samuel Kerwin attended all three presidential candidate rallies last week and found some interesting similarities among stark differences between the candidates.

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No Food Fights, Just Food Love

The weird and beautiful culinary-inspired work of FoodGore

FoodGore is an ongoing multiplicity of projects. It's curated, monthly art pop-ups. It's jewelry, fashion and assorted other handcrafted wares. But, perhaps most importantly, it is ice cream.

New Tablao at Hotel Albuquerque

A destination for cultural and artistic immersion

The tablao is a time-honored performance genre and venue type that emerged in Spain during the early 20th century. And now we have one.

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The Lobster

Absurdist romance makes monkeys out of us all

Is The Lobster a comedy or a tragedy? A sci-fi film or a mind-bending fantasy? A romance or ... whatever the exact opposite of that is?

Reel World

See "Mother Road Movies" or a movie in the park, attend a filmmaker mixer or submit your work to Class X.

Exorcist Too

“Outcast” on Cinemax

A grimly humorless walk in the dark with plenty of realistic drama and just enough grisly jolts to keep you awake at night.

Week in Sloth

Animal Planet dishes out some “Lone Star Law,” AMC Feeds the Beast, and History Channel gets in touch with its inner Conan.

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Don’t Break the Law!

When shows are much more fun

Doomsters Chrch play Launchpad, TOKiMONSTA at Sister, Radio Moscow rocks The Co-Op, The Shady Thug Tour happens by Blu Phoenix Venue and Speedy Ortiz jam the fuck out.

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Food News

Navajo food taboos avoid pathogens, Jambo gets on wheels and food labels get more accurate.

Alibi V.25 No.21 • May 26-June 1, 2016

The World at One’s Fingertips

Wake up to wisdom or concerts

Brooklyn-born hip-hop at Low Spirits, local indie rocanrol at Burt’s, the acid rap of Esham and Built to Fucking Spill at Launchpad, plus Sumac and friends bring the noise to Sister.

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Day Tripper

Take these pages of guides and experiences and use them as a match to light a fire under your own adventure-seeking ember.

Rest, Even for the Wicked

San Antonio Hot Springs are worth all the trouble

Gaze at this majestic lime, rust and sand-streaked stone precipice while soaking in the velvety hot mineral waters of San Antonio Hot Springs across the valley.

Floating en el Cielo

Truth or Consequences delivers serious relaxation

The town’s name was initially Hot Springs before it took the name of the popular NBC radio program “Truth or Consequences” in 1950 as part of a contest.

Revelations on the Plains

A Toyota pickup, Contact and the Very Large Array

Peering into the farthest reaches of space, these telescopes see in fine detail, providing insights into the births—and deaths—of universes not so different from our own.

Of Churches & Castles

Historic towns with prisms, ghosts and giant cream puffs

If you are interested in seeing a slice of New Mexico history, Las Vegas is a good place to start.

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HSD Controversies Equal Mission Failure

Ortiz y Pino is correct; Earnest should step down

After several years of missteps and mismanagement, key members of the HSD administrative team invoke their fifth amendment rights in a fraud case.

Bernie in Burque

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders blazed through the state on a three-stop whirlwind tour last week.

Odds & Ends

Funny because not-getting-kidnapped happens to someone else.

Bike to Work Day

Last issue, Josh Lee wrote an Event Horizon pick "Bike to Work Day" in a sarcastic tone so thick as to cross the line of good taste.

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A Bigger Splash

Slow-burning, sexually provocative drama sends viewers on a wild trip to paradise

Erotic, exotic drama A Bigger Splash exposes its characters in more ways than one.

Reel World

Films screen in Spanish, Movies on the Plaza returns with The Jungle Book and It’s Chinatown, Jake.

God, Guns and Guts

“Preacher” on AMC

AMC’s newest comic book adaptation “Preacher” is strange, sinful and seriously addictive.

Week in Sloth

Video games go pro with “ELeague,” Roots returns for a new generation, “Maya & Marty” try their hand at variety.

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Sailing to a New Arcadia

Kaelen Green's drawings offer passage to a different world

Five years have passed since a pivotal moment, and illustrations—each of which takes hundreds of hours to complete—are now seeing the light for the first time in An Island Emerging.

Love Hangover

The lonely hearts of The Drunken City

These aren't characters you usually see on the stage proper, and for that reason, I was immediately engaged.

Color Burn

Tripping on Meow Wolf

I know Santa Fe is only an hour away, but surely visiting an alternate reality counts as a day trip.

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“I See a Red Door, and I Want it Painted Black”

Rabid badger-free brewery serves up savory suds

Yes, Red Door Brewing does indeed promise “an environment free of rampaging gangs of rabid badgers which feed off chaos and lust for nothing but a dystopic, badger-ruled hellscape of a future.” That and some nice brews.

A Healthy Salad

Listeria-ridden greens are recalled, Stereo Bar gets a facelift and rename and Anasazi Bar starts serving tequila flights.

Alibi V.25 No.20 • May 19-25, 2016

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Newscity

ART opponents complain about water line relocation, they are coming for your guns and the problem with higher grade meth.

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DeLillo’s Try for Immortality

Zero K extends career-long queries

Despite the unnecessary opaqueness of Zero K, it is a testament to DeLillo’s literary intellect and one-of-a-kind style.

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Cervantes, Swords and Tequila

There might be enchiladas

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.

Food News

The great Conchita’s Creations heist, New Mexico Piñon Coffee Co.’s new drive-thru plus Meow Wolf warps in the food trucks.

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Love & Friendship

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

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.

Reel World

New Mexico Post Alliance hosts another workshop, Joe Hill discusses his newest horror thriller, Kimo screens The Roaring Twenties and Gavin Hood screens and speaks at UWC.

The Axeman Cometh

Networks announce cancellations

Last Thursday broadcast networks put the final nail in the coffin of this past season by announcing which shows have been canceled.

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“Fitter, Happier, More Productive”

Regular concerts at the club

Megafauna to melt brains at Sister, Aesop Rock at the Sunshine, the folk of Jill Cohn at Solid Grounds, Rebilt and Beefcake In Chains at Low Spirits and Tech N9ne’s Independent Powerhouse tour. Damn!

A-OK

“Everything, all of the time”

A Moon Shaped Pool rests upon the premise that Radiohead remains at the ready, the vanguard in a global operation designed to thwart phoniness everywhere.