Alibi V.25 No.31 • Aug 4-10, 2016

You Are What You Eat

Medzen and the art of eating cannabis

Joshua Lee takes medical cannabis patients on a weekly tour of local dispensaries. This week he visits Medzen and tells us how edibles work.

Best of Burque 2018 Voting Phase in Full Swing

Vote now, vote later, vote again until March 13

Drumroll, please! Best of Burque, the original Albuquerque reader’s poll, enters its latest incarnation on Valentine’s Day, 2018. Voting runs Feb. 14 through March 13, a four-week period during which, for the first time, you can cast your votes once each week. So if you want to express love for your Best of Burque faves on a weekly basis to give the objects of your affection an edge in the results, your wish has been granted!

Best of Burque Music 2018 Voting to Start Feb. 21

Nominations are closed, the ballot will be open for two weeks

The people have spoken. The nominations are in for the best local bands, players, albums, venues, engineers and labels of the past year. The second round for all the marbles runs Feb. 21 through Mar. 6. This year you can cast your votes once each week (that’s up to three times if you check your calendar carefully). And the cherry atop the BOBM sundae is a fantastic live showcase of nominees on Mar. 24. This thing was a blast last year, so let’s do it again!

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music

After School is Over

Learn what life’s about

This week’s concert previews include upcoming shows by Black Milk, Red Light Cameras, the Dirty Brown Jug Band and Boz Scaggs.

Sonic Reducer

This week, resident Alibi record reviewer Geoffrey Plant takes readers on a jazz odyssey!

food

No More Mu Du

Mu Du Noodles closes, remembering a father of the American Mexican food industry, McDonald’s changes its tune, the best steakhouse in N.M., food truck arson and Flying Star founders have a plan.

news

Odds & Ends

Funny because getting pulled over for doughnut trafficking happens to someone else.

film

The Innocents

Knocked-up nuns make for a thorny historical drama

Knocked-up nuns make for a thorny historical drama in Anne Fontaine’s new film The Innocents.

Gold Fever

“The 2016 Summer Olympics” on NBC

“The 2016 Summer Olympics” on NBC.

art

Theater for Social Change

Working Classroom empowers people on stage and behind the scenes

Working Classroom empowers people on stage and behind the scenes.

A City in Ruin

The strong pulse of Sunil Yapa's debut novel

The strong pulse of Sunil Yapa's debut novel is examined by Alibi Arts and Lit Editor Maggie Grimason.

Alibi V.25 No.30 • July 28-Aug 3, 2016

Land of Magic and Darkness

The many iterations of enchantment in Leigh Stein's new memoir

With a profound attention to detail and a singular way of layering battling emotions, Stein tells of grief, death, love and yes, violence, too.

news

Third Party Candidates Offer Variety

Presidential campaign filled with outliers

Alibi political correspondent Carolyn Carlson takes a deeper look into third party presidential candidates and their various platforms.

Modern Day Slavery

Human trafficking still an issue in America

Come to New Mexico World Day Against Trafficking in Persons to learn how to stop slavery.

Odds & Ends

Funny because getting arrested at the gym happens to someone else.

food

My Beer Will Go On

Heimat House closes, farmers expect rise in produce prices thanks to the drought, pecan growers want to use banned pesticide, the best way to pack your kids’ lunches, Rancho de Chimayó wins highest esteem, vote for the best green chile cheeseburger

cannabis

Genius of Love

SWOP: the difference between sativa and indica

Joshua Lee takes medical cannabis patients on a weekly tour of local dispensaries. This week he visits Southwest Organic Producers.

film

You Could Reach Nirvana Tonight!

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words

August March reflects on the life and work of Frank Zappa as seen through director Thorsten Schütte’s lens in Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words.

Reel World

The 48 Hour Film Project, Free Flicks at Civic Plaza and a new documentary about Western visionary Charles Lummis.

The Monster Squad

“Stranger Things” on Netflix

Devin O’Leary looks at Netflix’s new limited series “Stranger Things.”

music

Something to Chatter About

Art music organization handles work from baroque to modern

Chatter ABQ continues to provide challenging and highly listenable musical programs for a city that digs art music.

Alibi V.25 No.29 • July 21-27, 2016

Collecting Light

Dim things made bright

The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is more than classrooms full of bright scientists, and Magdalena Ridge—also referred to as South Baldy—is home to more than ideal camping spots and hiking trails.

film

Lights Out

Under-illuminated ghost story is too dim to really be scary

Under-illuminated ghost story is too dim to really be scary.

Reel World

This weekend the KiMo Theatre (423 Central NW) is hosting two nights of 48 Hour Film premieres.

Nom Nom Nom

Televison Academy gives newcomers a shot at Emmy

Televison Academy gives newcomers a shot at Emmy.

Week in Sloth

Television is as interesting as ever with a political convention and Comic Con at the top of this week’s list.

art

A Homecoming for the Imagination

Sandra Cisneros revisits The House on Mango Street through exhibition at the NHCC

Sandra Cisneros revisits The House on Mango Street through exhibition at the NHCC.

Cult Decay

The death of idealism in The Girls

The death of idealism in The Girls.

news

The ABC’s of ABC

A plan for our city and surrounding urban areas

A plan for our city and surrounding urban areas.

Odds & Ends

Funny because suffering the travesty of art defacement happens to someone else.

music

food

Dinner With Pikachu

Restaurants go Pokémon, Paisano’s starts trouble, see what’s in season, food trucks get some respect, GMO labels go live and a killer tuna salad recipe.

Special print-only Chowtown supplement in this week’s Alibi

We know it’s not very cyber, but inside this week’s print edition you’ll find a very useful insert containing all the deets and digits and snappy capsule reviews of hundreds upon hundreds of Albuquerque eateries, lunch counters, panaderias, paleterias, fine dining restaurants and burrito joints.