Alibi V.28 No.16 • April 18-24, 2019

Haaland on Climate Disruption

Rep’s appearance at film festival emphasizes emergency

US Representative Deb Haaland advocated small changes in personal usage at the Climate Disruption Film Festival, but but where were the millennials?

news

Everything Must Be This Way

A very dark week in a bright city

The root problems that lead to Albuquerque's recent uptick in senseless violence have yet to be confronted and controlled, and have sometimes been ignored and dismissed even as their consequences continue to wreak havoc.

Plastic, Police and People

Council handles local and global issues

Albuquerque city political leaders have been busy this April, passing a more effective police oversight ordinance, saying no to some single-use plastics, and pondering the mayor’s proposed $1.1 billion budget.

Newscity

A facility for storing and shipping radioactive waste at LANL is operating for the first time in five years; Environmental Defense Fund released evidence that New Mexico's methane emissions are climbing thanks to increased oil and gas production in the Permian Basin; Federal lawmakers visited to collect testimonies from advocates looking to restrict oil and gas drilling near Native American cultural sites.

Odds & Ends

Funny because botched penis enlargement surgeries happen to someone else.

film

Peterloo

Historical political drama proves social injustice is nothing new

Peterloo is pointed, immersive, unyielding and purposefully timely but it demands a great deal of sympathy and patience from its audience.

Environmental Celluloid

This week there's the Taos Environmental Film Festival, Animal Crackers, Wall-E and The Unruly Mystic: John Muir.

Streaming Information

Disney+ delivers the details

At “Investor Day” Disney revealed the clearest picture yet of Disney+, the studio’s long-gestating plan to rival Netflix.

music

art

Unstructured Open Space

Robert Stokowy’s Structures (Albuquerque)

Weekly Alibi sat down with Robert Stokowy, who came from Berlin to install Structures (Albuquerque), near one of his pieces opening this weekend at the Rio Grande Nature Center to get a better idea about land art, soundscapes and how Stokowy’s work empowers each of us to make our own art.

En Train Air

A Painting Adventure on the Southwest Chief

En Train Air-1 began in Chicago as six celebrated American representational outdoor painters boarded the Southwest Chief to begin the 2,265-mile journey, making painting stops in La Junta, Trinidad, Raton, Las Vegas, Lamy and then do a show at McLarry Fine Art in Santa Fe.

Found Objects

This week, check out Semana Cervantina, the poetry of Rich Boucher, Othello: The Remix, Rumors and EARTH: A panel discussion about art & ecopedagogy.

food

Peruvian Excellence

Pollito Con Papas II nails the mark with quality

Pollito Con Papas II offers something unique and different for Albuquerque, with a love of food and every dish being a standout option that won't let you down.

The Best-a Carne Seca

Traditional is king in the SW

We learn about carne seca and how it's made from Old Santa Fe Trail Beef Jerky.

Farewell, Old Friend

Winning Coffee is closing, Meow Wolf is hosting A Feast for the Senses, there will be an egg hunt in Downtown, and the ABQ Biopark hosts Like An Animal: The Grazing and Sex Tour.

cannabis

Test This Mess

THC testing follows the dodo

The governor signed a bill to update the medical marijuana program (including a big change to limit discrimination against patients by their employers), and Joshua Lee learns about eating fatty foods with edible cannabis and then relaxes with Unicorn Poop.

The Best and Worst of Times

Nowhere to go but up

We're experiencing a time of high weirdness in America, and the best plan is probably just to duck and cover until that madness passes. In the mean time, let's get educated about this wonderful plant we love so much.

NM Legislative Session

Cannabis in the Roundhouse

During this year's 60-day legislative session, we saw a fair number of cannabis-related bills being considered by the state's lawmakers. A number of good bills were shot down, but plenty of important ones were passed.

Testing the Limits

Employers consider dropping the test

If you've applied for a job in the last 20 years, you've probably had the pleasure of peeing into a cup and delivering the warm receptacle to a friendly person in a lab coat. It never makes for a fun morning.

Money Troubles

Banking on marijuana

After years of growth, the medical and recreational cannabis markets have become a major economic force in our nation, but these business owners still face the problem of finding a bank that will take their money.

The Social Media War on Weed

Avoiding the ban

Despite the growing acceptance of marijuana across the nation (and especially in California), tech companies seem to have it out for the plant.

Cannabis Growing 101

As a cannabis grower, you determine your strains, grow out your favorite phenotypes and add whatever nutrients or lack thereof as you see fit. Use this guide as your first step before growing, so you can become the cannabis maven you were meant to be.

Cannabis and Psychosis

A puzzling relationship

Cannabis probably won't cause you to develop psychosis … unless you were already prone to develop psychosis.

The Creeps

On cannabis and paranoia

Joshua Lee asked a few patients if they'd ever experienced the feeling of paranoia when using cannabis, and to describe it.

Spring Fruit

Here's a list of strains for the spring that make our tails wag and our eyes light up.

High Aspirations

The rise of Cantheism

High Times published a piece profiling Chris Conrad, cannabis activist, career expert witness and founder of Cantheism, a modern religion that regards marijuana not only as a sacrament, but as an object of devotion.

Alibi V.28 No.15 • April 11-17, 2019

Missing Link

Animated adventure looks to the classics for inspiration

Lovingly rendered, swiftly paced and tenderhearted to a fault, Missing Link is an entertaining comic adventure for audiences of all ages.

news

The Last Gun Show

Changing laws and culture to limit access

New Mexico has a joined rarefied group, becoming the 20th state to require background checks for private gun sales and the surrender of weapons by domestic abusers.

With the Asylum Seekers

On humanity, mercy and maybe even justice

Refugees turned themselves in at the border near El Paso, seeking asylum. Between days of poor conditions in custody and their immigration court date, Albuquerque Interfaith helps them find temporary relief.

Newscity

Valerie Plame considering running for the US Senate in New Mexico; Lujan Grisham names Tim Johnson for New Mexico State Police Chief; New Mexico State University Board of Regents approved a 6 percent tuition increase.

film

Experi-Mental

This week there's Experiments in Cinema v14.2, The Climate Disruption Film Festival and Some Like It Hot.

Blind Ambition

“In the Dark” on The CW

"In the Dark" has no lack of talent, but is too desperate to mash up disparate genres and to impress us with its dark humor and prickly characters.

music

art

Nina’s Story

Ananke by Viola Arduini

Ananke is an intertwined work in three parts. The first is the bacteria with Nina's story inserted using CRISPR. The second is the photographs that offer physical evidence. The third is the soundscape of the p53 gene translated into music.

The Inescapable Story of One in Two

Playwright shines light on Indian Country sexual violence in 1N2IAN

Weekly Alibi sat down with playwright Jay B. Muskett to talk about 1N2IAN, a play to tell the tale and raise awareness of the fact that over 50 percent of Native women have experienced sexual abuse.

Found Objects

This week, there's Icons and Symbols of the Borderlands, The Symphony of Sleep: Sleep and the Brain, the UnAmerican Comedy Show, John Mulvany: All Things are: Impermanent Imperfect Incomplete and Free Range Art: Creativity Without Limits.

food

Nexus Blue: King of Barbeque

You don’t find local barbeque like this often.

You absolutely have to check Nexus Blue Smokehouse out. Good barbeque is easy, but great barbeque proves a far rarer find.

Healing Food

An Hy Quan fills 505 niche

Dan Pennington didn't know vegan food could be this good.

Boozy Brunch

Frenchish and Marble Brewery jointly celebrate their birthdays and Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro has their Brunch Prix Fixe Tasting Menu Event. More variety is coming to Isotopes Park and CBD and cannabis-infused dishes are the next big trend.

cannabis

Getting Along

STATES bill and bipartisanship

New Mexico decriminalized possession of marijuana and a bipartisan group of lawmakers reintroduced a bill into the House and Senate that would protect the cannabis industry in states where it's been legalized. Joshua Lee finds Back to the Future perfect for those suffering from pain, inflammation or sleeplessness.

News on the Green

What are the implications of SB 406 for inmates of New Mexico jails and prisons? And what did Attorney General William Barr say about states’ rights this week?

Alibi V.28 No.14 • April 4-10, 2019

Normalized

Drugstores Plan to Carry CBD

CVS and Walgreens want to start carrying hemp-derived CBD products on their shelves; New Mexico will add opioid use disorder to qualifying conditions for medical cannabis; Dreamin' OG makes Joshua Lee's aches and pains a distant memory at the cost of focus.

feature

Best of Burque 2019 Voting Is Underway!

Phase Two runs through April 10

Yes, sports fans, the final round of Best of Burque has begun! Cast your votes March 27 through April 10 up to once per day to push your choices to the top of the polls. It’s the one time when “vote early and vote often” can lead to victory instead of a prison term, so pump up the volume and make that social media diaspora happen. Free the butterflies of promotion and let them migrate to potential voters far and wide. Or something like that. Behold, we give you the Best of Burque 2019 Reader’s Choice Ballot!

music

SuperGiant Status

The Tree of Life beckons band

Weekly Alibi has a conversation with Burque band SuperGiant.

art

The Myth of the Prairie Fisher King

The American Midwest and Chelsea Darter

In the American Midwest, things have changed. Chelsea Darter grew up there and is now looking through her lens at little pieces of what is recognizable, and much that has turned into something less. Is it a broken landscape undergoing economic decay and political contraction, or a wounded king barely doing his once noble job?

Grotesque Change in Seventies Splendor

Arts Hub Presents Sonder: Transformations

Transformation is something of an uber-theme at Arts Hub, with an end goal of building community and a process for now of producing shows like Sonder: Transformations that are unlike those commonly found in New Mexico.

Reverse Orientation

This week there's The Flick, Kukani (Red) Paintings on the Wall, Burque Revolt Poetry Slam LAST Chance SLAM and Sale of the Bowls for Soup is Love Project.

food

Celtic Cuisine With A Side Of History

Eric McBride is well-known for a reason

Dan Pennington attends a NM Renaissance Celtic Festival masquerade ball fundraiser and enjoys a full four-course traditional Celtic meal made by chef Eric McBride.

Burque Block Party

Coming up, there's the Taste of Nob Hill, 505 Food Fight, Hempowered Pineapple Gose limited release and possible market interference which would result in higher prices on fruits and veggies.

news

Basketball, Bullets and Alvarado

Commission provides reasoned leadership

During the unpredictable month of March, Bernalillo County Commissioners put the ink to a $45 million renovation of their new digs, honored some top-notch high school basketball players and stayed strong and silent on the backlash against statewide firearm background check legislation.

Methane Goes Boom!

Profitable wells equal global warming

On a late March weekend, State Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard headed out to the Permian Basin to visit oil wells on state trust lands. Not one facility visited didn’t have visible (with a FLIR camera) emissions pouring out from pipes or seeping out of valves.

Newscity

PED will remove "More Rigorous Intervention” designation from four of the state's schools; Aztec City Commission meeting to decide if the town should become a second amendment “sanctuary” became so heated that police ended it early; Albuquerque Open Space Division acquired 38 acres of protected land.

film

Ash Is Purest White

Chinese gangster saga evolves with its country’s economic history

Minimalist in nature and almost documentary-like in its visuals, Ash Is Purest White is a surprisingly light and engaging journey—one that evolves from revamped gangster film to contemplative character story to quietly observational look at modernity and the various discontents that come with it.

Poetry in Motion

This week, there are poetry-themed “¡Colores!” documentaries, American Graffiti on the big screen, “The Power of Story: Storytellers Game Show” and training for working in films' art departments.

Booze and Cheers

“Abby’s” on NBC

“Abby’s” tries to wed old school sitcom structure with edgy content, but the humor is just too mild to qualify as “edgy” or particularly “funny.”

cannabis

News on the Green

Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham signs House Bill 581, aka the Hemp Manufacturing Act, into law and outgoing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb issues an updated statement on the agency’s position on CBD.