Alibi Volume 23, Number 10
March 6, 2014
Expanding access to treatment may reduce NM’s high rate of overdose
NM Street Press co-founder Barron Jones reports on harm reduction-based health care strategies that aim to lower the high rate of overdoses in New Mexico, including the passage of SB 241 and potential for enhanced Narcan distribution and Good Samaritan laws.
Test your knowledge—of Lobo baseball, biology research at UNM and Mayor Berry’s latest briefing with Obama administration staffers—with our weekly pop quiz.
From Florida to Norway, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
Honest Chilean drama admits love isn’t any easier the second time around
Gloria doesn’t spend a lot of time introducing us to its main character. This isn’t a first-date situation. Lelio’s sensitive romantic drama simply drops us into her life and lets us discover who she is over the course of time.
Travel around the state to see what’s happening in the cinematic scene. This week: Yiddish cinema, the Swayze craze and short film shenanigans.
“Mixology” on ABC
ABC’s latest attempt to plug a post-“Modern Family” gap in its Wednesday night comedy lineup comes in the form of pickup bar-centric midseason replacement sitcom “Mixology.”
Take a quick trip around the television dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on—”Believe,” “Saint George,” “Cosmos” and more.
Dum Dum Girls dim
Captain America examines glum-rock outfit Dum Dum Girls and their latest, Too True, in preview of their Burque gig. Portlandite flannel-meets-leatherette trio Blouse and native theater-rock act Red Light Cameras open.
This week we listened to new albums by Ava Luna, ScHoolboy Q and Slough Feg. Now with A/V previews!
AJ Woods proves folk-rock mettle
Wherein Geoffrey Plant reminisces about cassettes and previews singer/songwriter AJ Woods’ eponymous tape release party.
The secret life of Los Alamos
Los Alamos, the birthplace of the atomic bomb, comes alive in TaraShea Nesbit’s debut novel The Wives of Los Alamos. The fictional story depicts a Los Alamos that hums with secrets, slights and insights.
In like a lion—March is roaring with fierce events. Check these highlights: Material Worth, Women & Creativity, Duke City Rep’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, J.A. Zona’s Warmth closing reception, Show Up Show Down, There It Is—Take It! Aaaah, so much to do!
Worrell is an artist and a storyteller. His book is not so much a volume of polished essays as it is a catalog of his experiences in the Southwest.
French farmhouses? Fine wines? Erudite mystery? At first blush, this novel seemed right up reviewer Suzanne Buck’s alley. So why was it such a clunker?
Let’s at least use our inside voices
Ari LeVaux asks for some civility.
A look at genetic modification from prehistory to the present day.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Are you between jobs? Between romantic partners? Between secure foundations, clear mandates and reasons to get up each morning? Probably at least one of the above. Foggy whirlwinds may be your intimate companions. Being up-in-the-air could be your customary vantage point. During your stay in this weird vacationland, please abstain from making conclusions about its implications for your value as a human being. Remember these words from author Terry Braverman: "It is important to detach our sense of self-worth from transitional circumstances, and maintain perspective on who we are by enhancing our sense of 'self-mirth.'" Whimsy and levity can be your salvation, Aries. Lucky flux should be your mantra.