Alibi V.26 No.15 • April 13-19, 2017

Solidarity, Justice and Ted Gallegos

Council considers local issues

Council acknowledges Sikh contributions, get schooled in love by The Don, considers buying La Cuentista properties and prepares for Nob Hill sidewalks.

feature

Colored Ink Via the Black Rooster

Playing witness at the tat shop

Joshua “Bedo” Escobedo says the most important qualities of an expert tattoo are layout, flow on the body, quality of design, clean lines, solid fill and smooth gradients.

news

Newscity

Albuquerque defrauded, APS seeks grant to mitigate veto and N.M. has high black homicide victimization rate.

Nice Idea, Not Interested

Two big-name Dems say no to public financing in ABQ mayoral race

Albuquerque mayoral candidates have to file their next campaign finance reports by April 15. For most, it will be their first reports filed this election. While many of the candidates speak highly of public financing, only one has qualified for it.

Letters

Readers write about Martinez currying Trumps’s favor and Best Local Comedian.

film

Gifted

Dramedy about brains will hit you in the feels

Gifted is a calculated film, to be sure. Emotions will be manipulated, tears will be jerked. But it’s such a sweet-natured story, filled with such likable people, that it’s hard to remain cynical.

Reel World

Sci-Fi ’50s Favorites are at Kimo, Valencia Leading Edge Film Festival spotlights documentary filmmaking and Experiments in Cinema goes Cuban.

TV News

Televised tidbits from around the dial

Viceland's weed shows return for tax season, a late late show airs early, Kardashians get a spin-off, more "American Crime Story" installments are coming and so is a “48 Hours: NCIS" crossover.

Week in Sloth

In the not-too-distant future, 1970s Londonites get militant, science and history channels get real churchy and Fargo returns for a third season.

music

Getting Absurd with Father John

Misty’s new album invokes pure comedy

American consumers have yet another Father John Misty album to access. This time around we're led into new territory by an accompanying video about the comedy of existence, notebook doodles of human cruelty and stock footage that hints at the death of the American dream.

Going for Golec

Easter concert a benefit

Go to the First Annual Psychedelic Easter to combine psychic forces and send some Positive Mental Attitude in Daniel Golec's direction.

art

Stranger in a Strange Land

Shing Yin Khor brings an outer space apothecary to Old Earth

In the past, how did people make sense of the world? Shing Yin Khor hopes that visitors to her exhibition will be just as as bewildered as those past seekers.

Aleister and Adolf

This story revolves around the power and deeper meaning of symbols. Crowley is convinced the swastika is feeding Hitler's power and in turn, tries to come up with a strong symbol that can counteract it.

food

Mountains of Chow

Fresh food—and a lot of it—at Fareast Fuzion

Fareast Fuzion overwhelms. Leave with bellies full of tasty food and hearts full of misplaced pride. (Pride that even though you didn't make the food, you made the decision to order the food.)

Food News

Heidi’s Raspberry Jam takes over, Galloping Grace Youth Ranch gives it up, tacos aren’t allowed in polling booths, Los Pollos Hermanos training video leaked, National Geographic tours ABQ and a brave new menu at Hotel Andaluz.

cannabis

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.

film

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.

cannabis

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.

news

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.

music

Where Have You Been?

Best of Burque, killer concerts demand your presence

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

art

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.

food

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

film

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

food

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.