Gus Pedrotty—Gus, as he likes to be known—stopped by Alibi Headquarters to discuss a bid for mayor that began as idealistic—and some would say unlikely—but has since been transformed into one of the more vital and remarkable candidacies that have passed through this high desert city in ages.
Local singer-songwriter Jenna Dunlap discusses her new album, her song-writing process and her favorite new folk-rock bands with August March
Guests of the N.M. Pride Celebration join Weekly Alibi to party
We would like to thank everyone who visited our booth at the Albuquerque Pride Celebration and the wonderful folx running the beautiful event.
Recorded Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Archived video of the DukesUp!/New Mexico Political Report/Weekly Alibi Mayoral Forum co-production.
Council addresses a variety of civic issues
Council hears about integrated development ordinance, sets APD naloxone time frame and calls for a study on merging city and county public safety departments.
Governor orders hiring freeze, Johnson Center getting expanded and Skandera not selected for Education Department.
The N.M. Medical Cannabis Conference and self-education
The New Mexico Medical Cannabis Conference is an educational seminar aimed at disseminating information on the medical uses, benefits and contraindications of medical cannabis.
Funny because steak sauce bottles baffle someone else.
Readers write about equal pay and the Affordable Care Act.
Cerezo’s dark vision shines
August March chats with Lynette Cerezo of Bestial Mouths.
Weirdly conceived kiddy cartoon bogs down in confusing mythology
The bones of an interesting story are scattered throughout the film, but The Boss Baby is a convoluted idea with no coherent narrative and too many butt jokes.
Taos Shortz Film Festival begins its final run, HUMP! exposes itself, entertainment pros mix & mingle, and Roswell Science Fiction & Fantasy Film Festival is taking submissions.
“The Legend of Master Legend” on Amazon
If you’re interested in superheroes but are burned out on the big-budget razzle-dazzle of the Marvel/DC franchises, watch the pilot for “The Legend of Master Legend” and try not to be disappointed there is (as yet) no more follow-up.
"Review" finishes, Netflix has a documentary about directors' WW2 experiences and "Archer" goes film noir.
Talking breakups, dogs and happiness with Augusten Burroughs
Much of what Lust & Wonder hones in on—with heart-wrenching acuity—is the process of recognizing the ill fit of a relationship and mustering the courage to end it.
The not so annual Alibi art box competition
Submit your concept for the Alibi's Art Box Competition, a challenge to local artists to design, energize and give life to the distribution boxes that house our publication on the streets of Albuquerque.
Coors Cafe is classic
The cook at Coors Cafe must've learned his art from Paula Deen, and in my opinion he's a hero. This little brown café is awesome.
Texas Land & Cattle says goodbye, a bill to give kids their lunch waits for approval, Farmworkers Awareness Week begins, Chello N Grill opening soon, Los Pollos Hermanos opens in LA and Meals On Wheels in danger of losing funding.
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.
“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
There are no cavemen here; only the fresh and springy earth awaits.
The eternal return as reincarnation
Delphia chats with August March about music and marching forward.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Politics as usual, small steps forward
Some bills die in committee, some die on the floor, and some are vetoed without explanation.
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.
Funny because “insert fart smell here” is an opinion, not false, misleading or inconsistent.
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.
Chasing the Light and Excluidas del Paraíso screen as the deadline for the Feline Film Festival approaches.
“Harlots” on Hulu
“Harlots” is a fine example of truth in advertising and a well-dressed, often undressed guilty pleasure.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
This week watch “Beau Séjour,” “You Are Wanted,” a tribute to TCM’s Robert Osborne, “Cosplay Melee” and “Shots Fired.”
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.
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.
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.
APS recognizes bilingual graduates, education secretaries absent for budget talks and extraction wells are cleaning the Kirtland jet fuel spill.
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.
Funny because a steakhouse training certificate is mistaken for a management degree by someone else.
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.
songwriter folks out
Alibi folk music correspondent Doug Cohen catches up with Cali Shaw.
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.