Alibi V.26 No.6 • Feb 9-15, 2017

Albuquerque is Immigrants

Council considers sanctuary, law enforcement, low-income housing

The latest Council meeting focused on the status of immigrants in the Duke City.

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Amorous Verbiage

Sultry sonnets for sundry sweethearts

With Valentine’s Day approaching, Weekly Alibi offers up some sultry sonnets for sundry sweethearts.

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Got to Keep on Rising

Let’s change the mood from sad to gladness

August March is too freaked out by his dog Phranc and Jim Morrison to care if people recognize him at shows around town. But he still wants you to go see Alibi’s Best of Burque Music Showcase as well as concerts by Alcest and The Quebes.

Sonic Reducer

Alibi record reviewer Geoffrey Plant gets all local on us, discussing new recordings by Sunlight, Dad & Steve as well as Lone Piñon.

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Strength in Fragility

Our Glass Figures examines trauma through performance

Instead of erasing the fullness of women's identity by highlighting trauma, Our Glass Figures aims to empower and educate.

Who Comes for the Girls

Zadie Smith's inquiry into race, belonging and privilege

A reader could easily pick up this novel and enjoy it without putting any thought to the underpinnings of all the drama; just as likely, what underpins each scene might be what others find most compelling and important.

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Food News

Zullo’s Bistro moves in, El Pinto is expanding its operations, Cottonwood area loses more restaurants, Flying Star announces a new menu, Blue Corn Café & Brewery celebrates its 20th and registration begins for the Organic Farming Conference.

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Newscity

A reduction in student testing, a new place to play ball on the West Side and the future of the sun in New Mexico energy usage.

Odds & Ends

Funny because being charged too much for weed happens to someone else.

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Reel World

In which The Pajama Men briefly return to their Duke City roots…

Ad Age

The Best and Worst Super Bowl LI Commercials

This year’s array of Super Bowl ads, from best to worst.

Week in Sloth

There’s “The History of Comedy,” a new Lifetime flick featuring Judd Nelson, the yearly Grammy Awards broadcast and a documentary that investigates the world’s strangest underground locations.

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Fountain of Youth

Ultra Health and graceful aging

An elderly gentleman’s creeping aches and irritability give way to a meditative state and pain-free hands that can mash game controller buttons like they’re young again.

Alibi V.26 No.5 • Feb 2-8, 2017

Your Own Tales of Beatnik Glory

Do the Sailor proud, go see some shows!

August March wants you to go see shows this weekend as a means of repping your love for this city and for Mike Ingram.

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Not The End Of The World

Resistance means feeling pretty psyched

People all over the country and in Albuquerque are organizing a chain of resistance movements to counter backwards-looking developments.

Newscity

State lawmakers propose increased minimum wage and APS breaks ground on a new West Side school.

Odds & Ends

Funny because being stuck in traffic behind an abandoned camel happens to someone else.

Letters

The readers write about Dr. King and taking back the power of pussy.

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Food News

Los Cuates buys an old Yacht Club, the lowdown on the Souper Bowl, make a fortune on Dion’s dressing, Jambo Café coming to ABQ, local chef wins the big prize on Chopped and the state has new food handling requirements.

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Julieta

Spanish provocateur returns with a surprisingly low-key melodrama about familial guilt

Almodóvar is back with a colorful new melodrama, Julieta.

Reel World

Sceenings of The Breakfast Club and Yochi at the Guild Cinema are complemented by showings of books that became movies at the historic KiMo.

Punt, Pass, Click

Super Bowl Sunday around the dial

Super Bowl “Lee” and its alternatives air this Sunday.

Week in Sloth

Through the fantastic medium of television, viddy a sitcom set in Chicago, a mockumentary from across the pond, the hunt for Bigfoot, Michael Bolton’s Valentine’s Day special and a surreal series called “Legion.”

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The Unsettling of America

Author Mark Sundeen profiles farmers on the fringe in his newest book

Sundeen illustrates for readers how possible—not easy—but how definitely possible, it is to live in accordance with one's convictions.

The Seething Potency of Memory

Old Times is wrought with glamour, power and darkness

In this rich darkness, the silence reigns supreme and when the actors' voices reach a crescendo, it only serves to build more tension rather than alleviate it.

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The Real Drug War

Cannabis vs. opioids

Legalizing cannabis reduces opioid deaths, but comes at the terrible price of reducing opioid industry revenue.

Alibi V.26 No.4 • Jan 26-Feb 1, 2017

Lucky 7

Seven Clover’s prices are something to crow about

Seven Clover’s prices are something to crow about!

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Oh, What a Lucky Dog You Are

Adoption is cool for cats, too

August March writes about his old dog, his new dog and all the crazy cool adoptable animals available in our city.

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xXx: Return of Xander Cage

The Xander Zone returns, taking us all back to the era of exxxtreme

Is there any point to criticizing a lunkheaded Vin Diesel action movie for being a lunkheaded Vin Diesel action movie? Get ready for the Xander Zone.

Reel World

This week check out a screening of Dances With Werewolves, send your latest script to Tale Writers or viddy Buñuel’s Tristana at the NHCC.

Flapper? I Hardly Know Her!

“Z: The Beginning of Everything” on Amazon

“Z: The Beginning of Everything” isn’t about zombies, it’s about life during the Jazz Age, featuring Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald

Week in Sloth

This week in sloth, dig into a modern reboot of Archie Comics characters, visit the Motor City, view “The 65th Annual Miss Universe Pageant” or preview this year’s greatest Super Bowl commercials.

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Above the Ground Beneath

Civerolo revisions metal now, for the future

It’s all about The Ground Beneath, according to local metal maven Steve Civerolo.

Sonic Reducer

The unlikely pairing of Definitive Jux mogul El-P and Atlanta-based rapper Killer Mike is possibly the greatest thing to happen to hardcore hip-hop in the 21st century.

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A Comprehensive Plan

Council meeting focuses on metro area’s future

Residents up in arms over Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Comprehensive Plan process, timeline and inclusiveness.

Newscity

This week in Newscity, the N.M. Kids Count report shows improvement, the state’s graduation rate rose last year and ExxonMobil comes to New Mexico.

Odds & Ends

Funny because going to jail for having a high-tech, license plate-obscuring device on their automobile happens to someone else.

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Translating Memory in Eight Languages

New book series explores the stories of refugee children

A new book project fronted by Danielle Hernandez and Zahra Marwan seeks to explore the stories of refugee children.

Head Lopper Volume One

Andrew MacLean’s new comic is a contemporary piece of graphic literature which reads like the work of a classic Greek poet.

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Food News

Little Anita’s gets an unexpected visitor, Roadrunner Food Bank gets ready for the Souper Bowl, Albuquerque City Limits offers up a healing dessert, Tropical Smoothie Café plans more locations in the city, a man gets in trouble for food stamp fraud, plus yucky pie crusts.