Alibi V.26 No.13 • March 30-April 5, 2017

Fun with Mary Jane

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.

news

Planning, Narcan and Petie Gibson

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.

Newscity

Governor orders hiring freeze, Johnson Center getting expanded and Skandera not selected for Education Department.

film

The Boss Baby

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.

Reel World

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.

Hero Worship

“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.

Week in Sloth

"Review" finishes, Netflix has a documentary about directors' WW2 experiences and "Archer" goes film noir.

music

Jenna’s Life in Music

Singer-songwriter joins local community

Local singer-songwriter Jenna Dunlap discusses her new album, her song-writing process and her favorite new folk-rock bands with August March

art

The Truth is in the Text

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.

Think Outside the Box

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.

food

Food News

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.

cannabis

Get Schooled

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.

Alibi V.26 No.12 • March 23-29, 2017

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art

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.

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.

news

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.

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.

Alibi V.26 No.11 • March 16-22, 2017

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

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.

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.

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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.