Alibi V.26 No.16 • April 20-26, 2017

From Cuba With Love

Experiments in Cinema v12.3

Experiments in Cinema is a week-long extravaganza of eye-opening, mind-expanding experimental films and videos from around the globe, interspersed with parties, guest lectures, hands-on workshops and live multimedia performances.

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May 19 deadline for 2017 Operation Art Box Submissions

Get hip to the deets

Weekly Alibi is currently accepting artists' design submissions for our Operation Art Box project and May 19 is this year's deadline for arguments and illustrations coherently explaining in some detail why and how you would transform an Alibi box. Throw in some examples of your past and current artistic endeavors while you're at it. Using "art box" in the subject line, email us at artbox@alibi.com or address snail mail to "Art Box" c/o Weekly Alibi Circulation Department, 413 Central NW, ABQ, NM 87102; drop proposals off in person at the same address or hit us up on Facebook. All submissions must include your full name, a working telephone number and the right stuff.

When Every Day is Earth Day

The first step is being aware of the issues

Though the Feds are starting to allow more pollution and other environmental damage at our expense, there are ways for New Mexico to defend itself.

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It’s Possible This is All Meaningless

But music still sings otherwise

See Christopher Shultis give his first recital in more than 20 years, check out noisy rock for free or judge whether or not "The Gambler" is really younger than he was 40 years ago.

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Where Language Fails

The role of the arts at UNM's Decolonizing Nature conference

The Decolonizing Nature conference brings together people in many disciplines, including art, to discuss ecology and sustainability.

Running with the Hunted

Field Dressing at Tricklock

Field Dressing is the story of a young woman who grows antlers and becomes others' object of desire.

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New Sheriff, New Town

Wayne Johnson offers orderly and efficient solutions

Mayoral candidate Wayne Johnson believes the DOJ consent decree is limiting APD's ability to fight crime.

Newscity

Officials propose solar power plan, energy-efficient Independence Square clinic opens and Albuquerque ranked 22nd in the nation for days with elevated smog.

Desert Garden

The ups and downs of Sacred Garden

Sensually unimpressive joints perform surprisingly well on back pain and anti-depression.

Clean Power Battle Plan Rages

New Mexico’s Attorney General joins the fight

EPA leadership change has it trying to stop its own court case and the states suing to continue it.

Odds & Ends

Funny because being ticketed for an unleashed python happens to someone else.

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Reel World

Go to the New Mexico Women in Film quad-city fiesta, learn about Western films or see the Shooting Stars.

Fertile Imagination

“The Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu

"The Handmaid's Tale is a retro-cautionary story with a dark, tense atmosphere.

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Baca Boys in the Barrio

Lost and found in Burque’s Downtown

August March could could not believe what an epicurean turn-on the aroma at Baca Boys Cafe evoked in him.

Food News

The Crown Room hosts a dinner for wine-lovers, give back at Wine & Wishes, El Vado motel want to fill its “pods,” get the lowdown on Food Tours New Mexico, Chama River Brewing Company shows us how to pair beer with snacks and Slapfish plans ABQ locations.

Alibi V.26 No.15 • April 13-19, 2017

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.)

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Alibi V.26 No.14 • April 6-12, 2017

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.

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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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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.

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.

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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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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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.

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.