Alibi V.26 No.1 • Jan 5-11, 2017

What'z in a Name?

Reviewer’s assumptions go down in Flamez

Flamez does up big, tasty meals in an open and friendly atmosphere, even if it does end in a “z.”

New Mexico Hempfest!

Saturday, August 19, noon-9pm

It's Aug. 19, 2017. You're getting evaluated by a real medical doctor. You're making tie-dye. You're learning more about your medicine. You're supporting legalization of a useful plant. You're eating delicious food. Where are you? At the first annual New Mexico HempFest of course! Entry is totally free, and parking is a measly $1 per car at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park. You are roaming around enjoying live music from local bands, a Hemposium tent with exciting speakers, a kids' activity area and dozens of regional artists, farmers, educators, plus lots of tasty food trucks. You're with all your friends and family at this all-ages, family-friendly event and having an absolute blast celebrating New Mexico's hemp industry.

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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Substance in Decay

Friends of the Orphan Signs re-imagine the abandoned along Route 66

Orphan Signs along Route 66 resonate artfully

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Our Own Devils

The news from around here

Alibi political correspondent Carolyn Carlson writes about New Mexico’s unsettled, windblown year.

Newscity

In this week’s Newscity, a new prisoner resource center, the reopening of WIPP and Wisepies takes on The Pit.

Odds & Ends

Funny because someone else was sent to jail for stealing a grip of potato chips

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Ocean Waves

Animated story of teenage love finally washes up on American shores

Ocean Waves, an animated story of teenage love, finally washes up on American Shores

Space Jam

“Jeff & Some Aliens” on Comedy Central

Comedy Central presents its latest irreverent animated feature, “Jeff & Some Aliens.”

Week in Sloth

This week in television watching there’re ghost hunters, a teengage Tarzan, “Ginormous Food,” the Golden Globes and “Street Science.”

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Food News

The state’s most geo-tagged restaurant on Instagram, Kickass Sandwich shop threatens to sue DOH, the owner of The Blazing Barn gives a cooking lesson, a new report gives N.M. props on its breweries, what to do with leftover dessert and La Cumbre featured in the Wall Street Journal.

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Guns and Greenery

ATF says 'No' to cannabis

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms comes out against cannabis use and the federal bench agrees, writes Alibi staffer Joshua Lee.

Alibi V.25 No.52 • Dec 29-Jan 4, 2016

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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Alibi V.25 No.51 • Dec 22-28, 2016

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.

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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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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.

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The Big Screw

The DEA says CBD is illegal

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

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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.

Odds & Ends

Funny because someone else drunkenly cheated the grim reaper.

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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.”