Alibi V.26 No.7 • Feb 16-22, 2017

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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2017 Photo Contest

We were totally overwhelmed with the number and overall quality of the submissions we received for this year’s photo contest.

Best of Burque 2017 voting is underway

Polls open from February 15 to March 15

From Best Drag Queen to Best Local Place to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse to Best Book Store, we want you to vote on the top notch people, places, goods and services in this fine city.

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Solitary Bill Moves Through Roundhouse

Isolated confinement act is a progressive measure

The “Isolated Confinement Act” would place new restrictions and require reporting on the use of isolated confinement in New Mexico jails and prisons.

Newscity

City meets recycling goal, Highlands construction approved and N.M. leads in childcare assistance.

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Taco Sal and the Suburban Sopaipillas

An entrance to the fabled Heights still shines

Taco Sal, a symbol of how a type of food moved up to the Heights, absorbed some of the cultural conveniences and contrivances of a thing called America but kept its native funk and far-out New Mexican identity.

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Toni Erdmann

German comedy-drama finds odd connection between ridiculous father and uptight daughter

One sure sign of this German dramedy's success is how quickly the American remake rights were snapped up.

Reel World

Apply to the New Mexico Actors Showcase, learn How to Sell Your Film, take a workshop in TV commercials or see Voces Inocentes.

Iceland on Viceland

“Trapped” on Viceland

“Trapped” is an icy murder mystery marked by a claustrophobic setting, a bit of international intrigue and a whole lot of snow.

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The Spirit of Whiton

Bassist returns to roots and kicks ass

James Whiton (ex-Eric McFadden Trio and Apricot Jam) on systematic beauty, ostinato and making modern music.

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Anime Ignited

Albuquerque's “Indigo Ignited” bridges worlds with Japanese production

David Pinter and Samuel Dalton are developing the first American anime, produced with top-tier talent from both Japan and the States.

DROOLing over Thumper

This "rhythm violence game" has no narrative and no characters, only concussive gameplay and brooding electronic music, working in harmony with a suite of sinister visual assets.

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Natural Selection

The endocannabinoid system and how THC works

THC treatment works because it interfaces with a basic system which has been around longer than vertebrates.

Alibi V.26 No.6 • Feb 9-15, 2017

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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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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.

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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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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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.

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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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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.

Alibi V.26 No.5 • Feb 2-8, 2017

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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 Real Drug War

Cannabis vs. opioids

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

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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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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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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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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.