Alibi Volume 23, Number 04
January 23, 2014
It’s been a year, what have you been up to behind those closed doors? Or perhaps out in the back yard. Or, well, you tell us …
Last year’s sex survey was an eye-opener. Help us remap Albuquerque’s sexscape. Voting is open now through Jan. 29!
From South Carolina to Colorado, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
Sincerely contrived teen drama finds Vanessa Hudgens in a family way
Pity the poor teenaged Disney star. Sure, they get three or four good years headlining a sitcom on the Disney Channel and a couple of pop hits out of it. But they spend the next 10 years trying desperately to shed their goody two-shoes image.
Peter S. Beagle and The Last Unicorn at George R.R. Martin’s Jean Cocteau Cinema, among other filmic events.
“The Capones” on Reelz
What happened exactly to turn us into a nation of lazy peeping toms, content to passively ogle people we’d never want to interact with in real life? Why would we tune in, week after week, to watch the Kardashians do nothing entertaining, exciting or even vaguely interesting?
Christina Ricci portrays Lizzie Borden, the 56th Annual Grammy Awards and more—we take a spin around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on.
An interview with Kathleen Hanna
Wherein music writer M. Brianna Stallings converses with iconic punk singer Kathleen Hanna about riot grrrl, Bikini Kill, feminism, The Julie Ruin and more.
Whether you’re craving folk-punk, pop, IDM or neo-psych/stoner rock, Music to Your Ears proffers all the relevant deets.
It's time for an intervention
Tako Kichi means “kite crazy” in Japanese. Kichi is a good word to know because it seems the Japanese are kichi for so many things—tea ceremonies, folding kimonos and arranging flowers—all of which involve meticulous attention to detail.
Former state senator Dede Feldman describes her first legislative session in 1997 as “a little like riding a motorcycle in a thunderstorm in the nude.” Sound like an exaggeration? It isn't. Legislative sessions in New Mexico can be terrifying, bombastic and exhilarating.
It's a new biography, man.
Most people know about Cher from her illustrious music career. Hits like “I Got You Babe” and “The Beat Goes On,” with her former husband and music partner Sonny Bono, put her in the public eye. But her solo hits “If I Could Turn Back Time” and “Believe”—which, I'll admit, was a personal obsession of mine as a child—are what catapulted her to iconic status.
How to survive until next roasting season
Ari LeVaux shares his recipe for the perfect red chile sauce.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Actor Casey Affleck appreciates the nurturing power of his loved ones. "My family would be supportive," he says, "if I said I wanted to be a Martian, wear only banana skins, make love to ashtrays and eat tree bark." I'd like to see you cultivate allies like that in the coming months, Aries. Even if you have never had them before, there's a good chance they will be available. For best results, tinker with your understanding of who your family might be. Redefine what "community" means to you.