Alibi V.25 No.52 • Dec 29-Jan 4, 2016

The 10 Best Films of 2016

Superheroes, first ladies, road warriors and cute rabbits

The best films of 2016 include Villeneuve’s Arrival, the next installment of Captain America’s tale, a mystical view of the Amazon and a biopic about Mrs. Kennedy.

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Weekly Alibi’s 2017 Sex Survey

Turn-ons, turn-offs and everything in between

The sexiest sex survey since the last sexy sex survey, which was itself the sexiest sex survey to date. So just imagine how sexy this one is!

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History Lessons on City Walls

Galas de la Sol paints the stories of women of color

Galas de la Sol is a coalition of female muralists who are putting up public art that emphasizes the work and lives of women of color from the Southwest.

The Magic of Solitude

Pond stands apart from literary convention

Claire-Louise Bennett's auspicious debut, Pond, distinguishes itself from other books published this year in every way—from subject to structure to tone, all the way down to the story's values.

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Newscity

The oil industry’s impact on animals is being studied and it’s the end of the line for Bob Frank.

Odds & Ends

Funny because getting robbed by Santa happens to someone else.

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Show Offs!

The Best TV of 2016

Devin O’Leary looks back at the best in television for the year 2016.

Week in Sloth

There’s more great teevee in store during the final week of 2016. Viddy Viceland’s search for great pizza, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, “The 128th Tournament of Roses Parade” and Arnold’s version of Apprentice, for starters.

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Food News

Roadrunner’s donation numbers for 2016 are in, industry-funded sugar research comes under fire, Panera Bread wants to improve the lives of chickens, the Catholic Church versus the food tax, a food poisoning breakout at a DOH luncheon and lucky foods for the New Year.

Alibi V.25 No.51 • Dec 22-28, 2016

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It’s a Gas, Gas, Gas

Methane rule smells surprisingly sweet

States pick sides, with their economies at stake, in the battle over the proposed Methane Waste and Prevention Rule.

The Big Screw

The DEA says CBD is illegal

The feds say that CBD is on Schedule I of the Controlled Substance Act.

Odds & Ends

Funny because someone else drunkenly cheated the grim reaper.

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Summoning Summon

Local hip-hop artist invokes music, magick and madness

Alibi music correspondent Geoffrey Plant and local hip-hop wizard Summon speak together in arcane tones.

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Jackie

Camelot is born in media-savvy biopic about JFK’s grieving widow

Jackie is an intellectual, visually stylized exercise in nostalgia and myth-making—crystalizing the moment when politics became more about optics.

Stocking Suffer

Christmas around the dial

As television is fond of reminding us, “Christmas comes but once a year; now it’s here, now it’s here!”

Week in Sloth

Holiday-time means teevee-time and this week you can get your fill with “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” It’s a Wonderful Life, the Kennedy Center Honors show and “My Crazy Sex.”

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A Map of Joy

Photographer Jesse Rieser explores the many ways Americans celebrate Christmas

Christmas in America: Happy Birthday, Jesus explores the many ways in which people articulate their joy.

Dark Night

A true Batman story

Dark Night is a slice-of-real-life comic that takes place during a period in writer Paul Dini's life.

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Food News

El Pinto gets a fancy certification, the pizza biz is crowned king, Marco’s Pizza scouts for locations, Chipotle changes tactics and a crook gets busted at IHOP.

Alibi V.25 No.50 • Dec 15-21, 2016

La La Land

Modern-day musical should garner fans despite flaws

Damien Chazelle’s La La Land is lovingly assembled and will nab fans with its sheer nostalgic novelty.

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The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Stick it to the Man by donating to charities instead of buying material goods

Instead of buying cheap body lotion that will be regifted six times, spend that money on a donation in the name of your special someone to an organization that is working to change the world for the better.

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Kirtland Jet Fuel Spill Update

Fourth well under construction

A fourth extraction well is being built to filter ethylene dibromide, one of the most concerning contaminants from the Kirtland jet fuel spill, out of the groundwater.

Newscity

UNM plans major renovations, N.M.’s rural population has the highest poverty rate in the nation and a new development takes shape east of EDo.

Holiday Cheer

R. Greenleaf and the spirit of the season

Sativas can make the world open up like a beautiful flower before your eyes—a boon to anyone who's slumped through the gray fog of depression.

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Long May You Run

Corpus Arts marks one year with a series of benefits for Standing Rock

Corpus Arts marks one year with a series of benefits for Standing Rock.

Compassionate Anarchy

Adam Burnett delivers a piece that's “part monologue, part magic act, part drag show, part karaoke”

Adam Burnett delivers a piece that's “part monologue, part magic act, part drag show, part karaoke.”

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Reel World

New Mexico Women in Film Fiesta submission deadline approaches, Chicago’s best shorts screen here and predators invade the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.

The Replacements

Midseason premieres dates

Midseason replacement time is upon us. What can that mean for the broadcast network biz?

Week in Sloth

This week in the slothful realm known as teevee land, an animated Justice League, the “Rob & Chyna Baby Special, Tony Bennett and “A Tribute to the Stars We’ve Lost” in 2016.

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Hello Mr. Soul

A raw conversation with Kane

Alibi music critic August March tells about interviewing celebrities as a preface to his killer conversation with illustrious rapper Big Daddy Kane.

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Kings of the Wild Frontier

Do us all a favor; go Western

August March visits the venerable Frontier Restaurant with his wife Samantha, remembers Doctor Shock, hums a bar or two from the first Adam and the Ants album and eats way too many tortillas.

Food News

Babies get smaller, Galloping Grace Food Ranch gives back, The Old Windmill Dairy sees a windfall, a retired chef from the Hyatt Regency tells his story, holiday appetizers and what to buy a chef for Christmas.