Alibi V.26 No.3 • Jan 19-25, 2017

Best of Burque Music 2018 Voting Is Live

You’ve got two weeks to cast your votes

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!

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!

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Bring On the Noobs

Global Game Jam: not just for veterans

Global Game Jam might be one of humanity’s greatest achievements.

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What to Expect

Money, money, money and marijuana at the Legislature

This year’s 60 day New Mexico legislative session will focus on economic issues, more economic issues and la grifa, tambien.

Newscity

The EPA lords it over the Gold King Mine Spill, Burque rates low for economic progress, there’s a new grant to help immigrants and charter schools in our state are under scrutiny.

Odds & Ends

Funny because rejection for being an annoying vegan happens to someone else.

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20th Century Women

Coming-of-age dramedy looks for family in friends

20th Century Women is an ensemble cast character sketch, imagining its people as products of their late 1970s era and environment.

Reel World

New Mexico Women in Film kicks off its 2017 “Brown Bag Lunch & Learn” series and New Mexico Film Foundation wants our girls to make movies.

Good Grief

“A Series of Unfortunate Events” on Netflix

This weird, wonderful black comedy is as darkly glorious as fans could hope.

Week in Sloth

This week you may stress out while watching “Divided”, the inauguration of Donald Trump, “Hunted” or “Hate Thy Neighbor.”

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Painting Soul into the City

Sign painter Chad Lindsay dusts off an ever vibrant art

Starting with hot rod pinstriping, Chad "Danger" Lindsay developed the methodical focus and technical detail needed for sign painting.

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Food News

A bill to bring your own wine into restaurants, Chipotle opening two locations, eat insects to help the planet, a truck crashes into Pasión and three Mexican restaurants get hit.

Alibi V.26 No.2 • Jan 12-18, 2017

Elle

Script-flipping European thriller finds Isabelle Huppert getting down with her bad self

Alibi film expert Devin O’Leary discusses Paul Verhoeven’s latest work, Elle.

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Sportsball!

Lobo Athletics Spring Sports Schedules

As a service to the strange and beautiful people in Lobo Country, here are the Lobos' home game schedules for men and women's basketball, track and field, baseball and softball.

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A Transfer Station, a Farm and Kovitz

Council begins 2017 with five hour flair

The Albuquerque City Council had their hands full at their first meeting of 2017, discussing the proposed Edith Transfer Station, Candelaria Farm and Marshall Kovitz, among other important civic issues.

Newscity

It’s all about education this week: Education Week gives N.M. a “D,” a charter school moratorium, an APS Board election and who needs a secretary of education anyhow?

Odds & Ends

Funny because someone else lost their Bimmer in a parking garage in Manchester

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A Bite of Sunshine

Vibrance offers up plant-based dining in a bright, leafy space

Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free foodies are not likely to be disappointed if they take the time to slow down with Vibrance.

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Reel World

Reel New Mexico ends its run, a New Mexico-based documentary titled Nasario Remembers the Rio Puerco will be screened in Santa, there will be a screening party for 2 Years of Love and KiMo Theatre continues to show cinematic gems.

Bad Aunt

“The Mick” on FOX

Awful people doing awful things is still a powerful draw in teevee land, writes Devin O’Leary.

Week in Sloth

This week in sloth, “My Kitchen Rules,” “Queen Boss”, “The Young Pope” and Rock ‘N’ Roll Inventions” are among the wonders to be viewed.

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They Got Me Hypnotized

Concerts that seem like a dream

Alibi music critic August March follows Bob Welch down the rabbit hole only to discover concerts that seem like a dream.

Sonic Reducer

Alibi staff writer Robin Babb reviews releases by J. Cole and Little Simz while also investigating a compilation of groovy African music.

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Unbound from Borders

Global fashions premiere in Albuquerque

New Mexico Women’s Global Pathways, which supports refugee families from all over the world, holds a Cultural Fusion Fashion Celebration.

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.”

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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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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.

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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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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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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.