Alibi V.25 No.37 • Sept 15-21, 2016

The Mayor’s Race Is a Thing

Albuquerque election forum is happening this Wednesday, August 23

All the candidates are jockeying for position as they come around the home bend. Get right up there on the edge of the running, as it were, when the North Valley Coalition and Weekly Alibi present a forum for Albuquerque Mayoral Candidates at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (2401 12th Street NW).

Jurassic Best of Burque Restaurants World

The most ferocious of prehistoric reader polls is back

What's your favorite New Mexican food? What's your favorite dinosaur? Ok, now put them together and what do you get? An Enchiladodon? A Chileopteryx? A Tacoraptor? A Sopaipillatops? Awesome! Get ready for the T. Rex of “Best of City” contests: The original Best of Burque Restaurants will be hitting Weekly Alibi racks and website on Thursday, Oct. 12. The polls are open now. Vote on your favorite Frito pie, vegetarian food, Japanese restaurant and local brewery. Let your voice be heard! Rawr!

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Thinking Big About Living Small

Zane Fischer's answer to the housing crisis

Zane Fischer advocates density to make housing more affordable, as well as to increase energy, water and transportation efficiency.

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Newscity

Victim’s mother writes leaders about the death penalty, a suspected bomb caused a Sunport delay and balloon landings have been banned at Sandia Pueblo.

Odds & Ends

Funny because stealing a ghost happened in a some other town.

music

food

Louder Than Enchiladas

And I know because she said so

August March manages to conjure El Patio’s time-tested version of Nuevo Mexicano cuisine while invoking The Smiths.

Food News

Green Chile Cheeseburger Winner Announced

Laguna Burger wins best green chile cheeseburger, Skarsgard Farms delivers, Zio’s is closing, no one cares about Black Olives Matter, El Paisa is the best and a professor gives drinking advice.

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Snowden

Oliver Stone’s high-tech muckraker makes a solid, one-sided argument

Stone’s film is more or less a dramatization of Laura Poitras’ documentary/interview Citizenfour, but Stone fails to remember that uncertainty is the key to suspense.

Reel World

Indie Q returns to the Kimo Theatre and ¡Cine Magnifico! is featured this week at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Attack Helicopter Mom

“Speechless” on ABC

The pace of this envelope-pushing sitcom and its main character are often frantic.

Week in Sloth

Highlights of this weeks teevee schedule include Macy’s Fashion Show, Dracula’s Dog and the case of JonBenét Ramsey.

art

The Last Samurai in London

No, it doesn’t have anything to do with that awful Tom Cruise movie

The Last Samurai is a brilliant work that turns a classic story on its head.

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Green Voices

Plant love at PūrLife

Joshua Lee links medical cannabis to a growing interest in botany.

Alibi V.25 No.36 • Sept 8-14, 2016

Medicine for Melancholy

R. Greenleaf gives an attitude adjustment

Joshua Lee takes medical cannabis patients on a weekly tour of local dispensaries. This week he visits R. Greenleaf.

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Bicycle = Freedom

The liberating art of bike construction and mechanics

The liberating art of bike construction and mechanics.

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Father and Daughter Drown Saving Dog

A father and daughter die trying to save their dog, SWAT called to apartment, Martens’ murder suspect was supposed to be under supervision, a hitchhiker gives details on the murder of a Hatch police officer, iconic mural replaced.

Odds & Ends

Funny because a corncob artillery barrage happens to someone else.

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For the Love of Spock

Touching documentary delves into father/son relationship behind famous sci-fi series

Touching documentary delves into father/son relationship behind famous sci-fi series.

Reel World

Jeff Berg lectures about films made in New Mexico, Frozen plays at Civic Plaza and the New Mexico Film Foundation is seeking grant applicants.

Week in Sloth

This weeks televised offerings include a new sitcom on FX, a Cinemax movie about a shellshocked Vietnam vet and a sneak preview of “Son of Zorn.”

music

Mac, Not Black

Sabbath parody band sizzles with special sauce

August March talks burgers and badassery with Mike Odd, manager of Mac Sabbath.

Zoltán’s Fortune

A new album and a cheese fest

Geoffrey Plant investigates the musical phenomenon known locally as Zoltán Székely.

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food

Free Meals For Heroes

Some local first responders get a holiday surprise, stolen foodtruck found, food recovery program gets some dough, Fair ’N’ Square closing, Peter Piper rebranding, Eclectic Urban Pizzeria & Tap House newest pizzeria in town.

Alibi V.25 No.35 • Sept 1-7, 2016

The Light Between Oceans

Tragedy-tinged historical romance floods the ocean with tears

Tragedy-tinged historical romance floods the ocean with tears.

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All About the Chile

Living a life based on the hot fruit itself

Chile farming begat chile culture, and it happened more recently than you might think.

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Reel World

This month, the Kimo Theatre continues its fantastic film series.

Dope Jam

“Mary + Jane” on MTV

“Mary + Jane” on MTV.

Week in Sloth

This week on television: A Will Allen documentary on Buddhafield, Vice sends its correspondents to abandoned industrial settings and superfans are a thing.

music

Compared to a Summer Day

Too hot the eye of music shines

As summer’s lease comes to its inevitable, Labor Day end, August March ponders the musical possibilities ahead.

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Marc Maron's Homecoming

Albuquerque native talks WTF, recovery and growing up in the city

Albuquerque native talks WTF, recovery and growing up in the city.

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Local Governments Working Together

Council and Commission join forces

Yes, we have a City County Commission, in addition to our City Council and County Commission. Ever wondered what they do?

Where is Governor Susana Martinez?

New Mexico economy collapses while governor rubs elbows with elites

As the N.M. economy struggles, people expecting leadership and teamwork are disappointed by the governor’s absence.

Odds & Ends

Funny because unflattering mug shots happen to someone else.

food

Comfort Food with a Conscience

Grassburger supports morals and flavor

Finding a quality casual meal is not always an easy task. Enter Grassburger (from Durango, their second location is here in the Northeast Heights) and their menu built around grass-fed beef.

Breaking Bad Restaurant Robber Nabbed

Heinous Breaking Bad robber possibly nabbed, a mobile farmers market takes to the streets, the spread of Del Taco, words fly at Flying Star owners, farmers innovate desert farming and Downtown Growers’ Market gets a windfall.

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Holy Rollers

Minerva Canna Group praises the plant

Joshua Lee takes medical cannabis patients on a weekly tour of local dispensaries. This week he visits Minerva Canna Group.

Holy Rollers

Minerva Canna Group praises the plant

Joshua Lee takes medical cannabis patients on a weekly tour of local dispensaries. This week he visits Minerva Canna Group.