Alibi Volume 23, Number 20
May 15, 2014
Summer Film Guide 2014
In 2014, features and remakes are battling it out for your eyeballs and popcorn dollars.
It comes down to numbers.
The end of the first video game boom and E.T.’s final home
In 1983, under cover of darkness, the Atari corporation dumped millions of game cartridges in an Alamagordo landfill. 30 years later, Mike Smith watched a filmmaker dig them up for some reason.
From sports to pop culture—what do you know about last week’s New Mexico news? Test your savvy with the Weekly Alibi pop quiz.
From Russia to Florida, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
Wherein the readers write ... about nepotism in New Mexico and the Tesla gigafactory and legalizing marijuana.
American baseball gets some Indian spice in extremely likable, Disney-approved biopic
Disney pitches genuine feel-good sports movie with Million Dollar Arm.
Dennis Hopper gets his day, Man of Steel screens and Friends of Film stream together.
Networks cut losses
Network TV kills off underperforming shows.
Barbara Walters spills her guts, TCM is haunted, Billboard gives some awards to Miley Cyrus.
From norteño and corridos to polka and beyond
Franchesca Stevens reports on the state of the Spanish-language club scene in Burque. Long story short, it’s thriving.
Wherein August March previews a Journey/Steve Miller Band/Tower of Power concert through the lens of American pop culture, film and teevee.
This week we listened to new releases from Dolly Parton, The Safes and Pink Mountaintops. Now with A/V!
Crypto-Jewish identity and tradition shine in new exhibit
Celebrate the intersection of Crypto-Jewish and Hispano life that has persevered for centuries behind New Mexico’s dusty backdrop in a lush new exhibit.
These Shining Lives, by award-winning playwright Melanie Marlich, tells the story of women employed to apply radioactive paint to watch dials in 1920s Chicago.
“An artist goes where there is work.” Gond artist Bhajju Shyam went to London and saw it like it’s never been seen before.
A poetic trip through Albuquerque’s breweries
Poet Hosho McCreesh samples micro-brewed pints at some of Albuquerque’s best taprooms.
Nora Hickey tells you where to get your drink on during this 15-day festival of all things brewed.
Vintage Beer: A Taster’s Guide to Brews That Improve over Time
Author Patrick Dawson’s new book explores the world of cellared beers.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): When the path ahead divides in two, Aries, I am hoping you can work some magic that will allow you to take both ways at once. If you do master this riddle—if you can creatively figure out how to split yourself without doing any harm—I have a strong suspicion that the two paths will once again come together no later than Aug. 1, possibly before. But due to a curious quirk in the laws of life, the two forks will never again converge if you follow just one of them now.