Alibi Volume 23, Number 02
January 9, 2014
Test your knowledge of New Mexico news with our weekly 505-centric pop quiz.
From Poland to Missouri, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
Coen brothers get musical in melancholic character study
The Coens have always displayed a cheerful sympathy for all their characters, even the bad ones. But it’s hard to work up much empathy for Llewyn Davis.
Unseen mysteries, angelic cinema and más—a look at the best cinematic happenings around New Mexico.
“Space Dandy” on Cartoon Network
The legendary creator of “Cowboy Bebop” unveils his newest wacky series.
We take a spin around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on. Whee!
If you’re hankerin’ for metal-und-mariachi, Americana, bluegrass, EBM, industrial and no wave, Four Up has you covered.
Author Mike Smith considers the state of Nuevo Mexicano live music in November ... and 2013 in toto.
Ruth Ozeki investigates truth in fiction
Ruth Ozeki can lay down a prescient vision of the world. She can weave disparate facts, languages and people into a story that is both time-bound and timeless.
A historical account of late 19th-century ballooning by a master novelist turns out to be a moving extended metaphor for grief.
And Chopstix Chinese Cuisine proves it
Ari LeVaux checks out Jackie Chan’s favorite Albuquerque restaurant.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): You can blame it on the coming full moon. You can blame it on the gorgeous storm or the epic dream or the haunting song or the suffering you're struggling to vanquish. All I ask is that you don't blame it on the alcohol. OK? If you're going to do wild, brave and unexpected things, make sure they are rooted in your vigorous response to primal rhythms, not in a drunken surrender to weakness or ignorance. I'm all for you losing your oppressive self-control, but not the healthy kind of self-control.