Alibi V.26 No.14 • April 6-12, 2017

Spacefaring from a Leftover Lot

Ellen Babcock takes her work to Off Lomas

The effect of Off Lomas is that it clicks you back into the landscape. Even if you've driven down Lomas a thousand times, suddenly, you see it anew.

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Democracy Wins!

The will of the people shall prevail

The results of our Best of Burque reader's poll, featuring winners in fun categories like Best Local Athlete, Best Bike Trail, Best Local Poet, Best Skate Shop, Best Tattoo Artist, Best Cocktails and so much more! These are happy election results full of locals that you know and love.

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Your Name

Hugely popular Japanese anime explodes on American shores

Your Name is the sort of enjoyable, easy-to-access gateway drug that could introduce a whole new audience to the art of anime.

Reel World

Watch Watership Down to raise funds for rabbits, see architects pimp their works in free shorts and get ready to dress up as your favorite Big Lebowski character.

Alien Culture

“The Gorburger Show” on Comedy Central

Aside from its murderous, foul-mouthed host, “The Gorburger Show” doesn’t add a lot to the bizarro late-night talk show parody genre, but it’s got a silly energy to it that just works.

Week in Sloth

A tough week for TV, but there are a couple possibilities hidden amidst the boring crap.

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Nectar of the Gods

Not baked, but close enough

Looking for some solace following a very stressful visit to the mechanic's, Rini decides to learn more about CBD edibles.

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Tim Keller and the Details

Crime, community policing are essential issues

Tim Keller, the up front and open-minded progressive, says it's the job of the mayor to step up and take ownership of Albuquerque's challenges. Here he starts with how to address crime.

Newscity

Teacher evaluation standards announced, N.M. leads in births paid through Medicaid and water shortages predicted.

Odds & Ends

Funny because your own name retroactively becoming offensive due to association with POTUS, happens to someone else.

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Where Have You Been?

Best of Burque, killer concerts demand your presence

Check out some metal, electro or hip-hop this week.

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Midwestern Horror Mise en Scène

Universal Harvester falls short of its promise

Universal Harvester, despite its amazing jacket design and intriguing concepts, fails to ever pull the reader in fully.

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For Your Consideration …

Delish is a name and a descriptor

For a quality breakfast or lunch with stark attention to detail, local sourcing and even artistic presentation, Delish absolutely delivers.

Food News

Zagat tours Route 66, the Great New Mexico Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival returns, N.M. agriculture in trouble, Dion’s discusses openness, Embassy Suites allegedly makes someone sick and craft beer puts money into N.M.

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

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.

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Newscity

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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.

Alibi V.26 No.12 • March 23-29, 2017

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.