Alibi V.26 No.12 • March 23-29, 2017

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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An Accelerator Named Lewis

Councilor Dan Lewis weighs in for mayoral race

Mayoral candidate Dan Lewis believes that setting this city’s economic sights toward success and then reaping the market-provided benefits will rouse the sleeping giant known as our town.

Odds & Ends

Funny because “insert fart smell here” is an opinion, not false, misleading or inconsistent.

food

Sugar and Spice

And almost everything nice at Le Bistro

Everything at Le Bistro is of the highest quality, each singular ingredient living up to a high standard.

Food News

Hotel Andaluz makes a fabulous announcement, Red Rock Roasters teaches us about the finer things in life, Dion’s gets recognized, a local chef is a finalist at the James Beard Foundation awards, a rare meal at 99 Degrees Seafood Kitchen and the answer to your naan pizza prayers.

cannabis

Cannabis in the Legislative Session

Despite our lawmakers' inability to tailor policy to our needs and wishes, the public outcry against the current state of cannabis laws in New Mexico was loud enough to make it into every corner of local media this year.

film

Wilson

Woody Harrelson is your friendly neighborhood misanthrope in softhearted graphic novel adaptation

The humor employed here is angry and uncomfortable (and frequently quite funny, if you’re so inclined), but the script stops short of plumbing the crushing, existential loneliness at the center of it all.

Reel World

Chasing the Light and Excluidas del Paraíso screen as the deadline for the Feline Film Festival approaches.

Good Time Girls

“Harlots” on Hulu

“Harlots” is a fine example of truth in advertising and a well-dressed, often undressed guilty pleasure.

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The Beauty of Wild Weeds

Colossal botanical murals flourish Downtown

Indigenous plants usually appear quietly in little breaks in the concrete. Pastel puts them on a scale everyone will notice.

Kill or be Killed Vol. 1

The story contained in the first volume of Kill or be Killed is full of subversion, daydreams and gut-wrenchingly difficult pictures of human suffering.

Alibi V.26 No.11 • March 16-22, 2017

Go Home and Mull This Over

Walk off the cramps, get to a show!

August March decides that caring isn’t creepy after all and then decides to go see some shows Downtown and in the mountains.

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The Spark of Imagination

10-year-old Marisol Paramo inspires with her first book

10-year-old publishes book about a caterpillar who doesn’t know who she is going to be when she grows up.

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Planning, Gender Equality and Forensics

Council meeting productive, progressive

Neighborhoods want more time to weigh in on ABC to Z project, Pay Equity Initiative seeks better pay equity, Council wants new rape kits processed within 3 months and Nob Hill sidewalks are envied.

Newscity

APS recognizes bilingual graduates, education secretaries absent for budget talks and extraction wells are cleaning the Kirtland jet fuel spill.

Odds & Ends

Funny because a steakhouse training certificate is mistaken for a management degree by someone else.

music

Cali Shaw and KC

Local singer-songwriter folks out

Alibi folk music correspondent Doug Cohen catches up with Cali Shaw.

food

Eating with Ernie

Get sensitive and soused

Eat, drink and be literary, with El Jugo from La Cumbre, a cubano from My Sweet Basil and a book by … let's see if you can guess.

Food News

Sahara Middle Eastern Eatery plans to open a new location, Delish throws down the s’more gauntlet, Food Tour New Mexico offers a cooking class that’s legit, The Point Grill makes some room and pizza makes its move in the hostile takeover of ABQ.

film

The Sense of an Ending

Modest British drama pits the past against the present, but neither one is really that big a deal

The Sense of an Ending features some subtle performances and an intrigue-filled setup, but squanders much of its potential with a too-teasing narrative and an inability to pay off properly in the end.

Reel World

Learn about women in the film industry, see the N.M. actor’s showcase, the Galapagos’ unique plants and animals or the Italian Film & Culture Festival.

Jack’s Back

“Samurai Jack” on Cartoon Network

In these less-episodic-and-more-serialized episodes, “Samurai Jack”’s producers are able to lavish a bit more time, money and care as they build toward a definitive climax.

Week in Sloth

This week watch “Beau Séjour,” “You Are Wanted,” a tribute to TCM’s Robert Osborne, “Cosplay Melee” and “Shots Fired.”

art

A Line Carved Through Time

Exhibition and book illuminate block printmaking in New Mexico

The Carved Line illuminates the extreme technical capacity and history of the block printmaking artists in New Mexico.

Junk Yards, Church Yards, Everything In-Between

Damien Flores translates the life of the city into poetry

Damien Flores' work is strongly rooted in Albuquerque, speaking with such specificity that Burqueños will read things in these textured lines that no reader from outside could ever, but at the same moment Flores trains his eye on the universal.

cannabis

A Long Way To Go For a Mystery

Natural Rx makes you wonder …

Despite the somewhat hidden location, lack of printed lab results and sub-par medicine, the place was packed with patients who were clearly regulars.

Alibi V.26 No.10 • March 9-15, 2017

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news

Colón Speaks Burqueño

Candidate expresses hope, displays readiness

Brian S. Colón's proposed plans for the city, his beliefs about infrastructure, economics, endemic poverty, the police and the bright future for Burqueños that he says will come to fruition if he takes the reins from Mayor Berry in January 2018.

Newscity

Death penalty reinstatement stalls, N.M. schools face budget crisis and House approves minimum wage increase.

Odds & Ends

Funny because getting-arrested-for-nothing happens to someone else.

music

cannabis

Trump Administration Just Said “No”

Cannabis prohibition: better than no cannabis at all

While there will be a tense and thorny road ahead for those states with better cannabis laws than ours, Jeff Sessions might have just single-handedly made America pro-legalization.

film

The Ottoman Lieutenant

Period romance is predictable but pretty

It’s no Doctor Zhivago, but in its own thrifty way, The Ottoman Lieutenant delivers polished, well-paced (if entirely predictable) costumed romance.

Reel World

There’s an Asian Western short intended as a pilot, a festival in Silver City and opportunities for the next generation of local filmmakers.

Beats Toxoplasmosis

Meow Madness on Hallmark Channel

Viewers are invited to choose their favorite fake basketball-playing cat/movie in which a workaholic female executive learns the true meaning of Christmas by falling in love with an elf.

Week in Sloth

Watch the return of Samurai Jack, rich snobs try to survive in Fiji or a N.Y.-Lawyer-in-tiny-Southern-town comedy.

art

Art+Feminism+ABQ

Art-centric edit-a-thon has its first local run

The localized version of Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will emphasize creating entries for local female-identifying artists and editing or augmenting existing entries as needed.

Scripting Dreams

Playwright Gideon Wabvuta brings universal truths to the stage

Mbare Dreams begins with the dreams of an 8-year-old boy and follows these dreams as the boy grows up and Zimbabwe changes.

food

Come Together Over Tapas

Gecko's: where size really doesn't matter

At Gecko's, the servers are personable and available no matter the crowd, and even though the meals are small, I was still full when finishing.

Food News

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers opens a new location, celebrate ABQ Restaurant Week, Jambo Café receives an unwanted guest, Wienerschnitzel has trouble setting up shop, a voice against food taxes and Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom looking for a spot in ABQ.