Alibi V.26 No.18 • May 4-10, 2017

Bridging Worlds

Women Across Borders aims to create connection and awareness through art

In Women Across Borders, Jodie Herrera will use her craft to tell the traumatic stories of refugee and immigrant women.

Pretty in Print

Alibi writing contest brings local lit to light

The Weekly Alibi is seeking submissions for the newly minted, first-ever Pretty in Print writing contest. Authors from across the state are invited to send their works of 750 words or less in any of three categories: fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. We ask that each author submit only one piece in each category.

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Rockin’ Good News!

Those toenails dry yet, sweetheart? We’ve got some dancing to do

Take a gander at a compendium of summer concerts.

Got Your Summer Bod Ready?

City and county pools that’ll float your boat

When summer temperatures skyrocket into the triple digits, local oases are a necessity to keep everyone from going completely mad. Here is a list of all the swimming pools within easy reach.

Baby, It's Hot Outside

Beat the summer blues with ice cold reads

Maybe we can dispel the heat by turning inward and finding the swamp cooler that chugs away within each of us. Stoke your own internal air conditioner with these super chilly reads.

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Creepy

Unsettling Japanese horror-hybrid knows how to make skin crawl

Creepy makes the most of its long-simmering atmosphere of tension and dread, shying away from clear psychological and supernatural resolutions, to provide enough unwholesome suggestions to make you look askance at your fellow man.

Reel World

See Rogue One on a big screen, Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla at the National Hispanic Cultural Center and limited-edition “tribute” posters for classic cult films at Tractor’s tap room.

TV News

Tidbits from around the dial

Writers' strike averted, "Pitch" canceled, Sprout rebrands, Jeff Dunham gets a food show and IFC acquires "Baroness von Sketch Show."

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Al Hurricane, Taser and TIDDs

Council considers quality concerns

Taser International (now named Axon) awarded new contract, Lower Petrogylphs TIDD approved and public warned of hepatitis C.

MRGCD Board is Up For Election

The year’s most important election you didn’t know about

Four of the board of directors seats in the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, which delivers irrigation and provides flood control to the valley, are up for election.

Newscity

Governor calls for tax reform and APS reverses sports cuts.

Green Flower Versus Red Pen

Lines to see the doctor are growing, the governor continues to protect the state from the menaces of health and economic growth, and Canada moves toward legalizing recreational cannabis.

Odds & Ends

Funny because getting arrested for saving a loved one happens to someone else.

Letters

Readers write about friendship and restoring the right to sue airlines.

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Burque’s Glory!

To me, they’re very, very beautiful

Nighttime is at a premium and it's where all the action is, so go get some now, before you find yourself back in the midst of another forlorn winter.

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Devolution

Scientists have dusted the Earth with a chemical that has devolved humanity to its most primal roots. A survivor seeks a cure, despite the giant animals, mutants and feelings that perhaps humanity isn't worth saving.

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A Citizen of World Cuisine

Pars balances the exotic and the comfortable

The next time you and your friends are hungry for anything but the same old thing, step into Pars Cuisine, and step out of the ordinary—comfortable in the knowledge that it'll probably be a lot more familiar than you thought.

Food News

Santa Ana Star Casino has plans, Lowe’s makes buying local produce painless, the Chili’s debacle, Blazin’ Brewfest takes over Las Cruces, Santa Fe votes on the soda tax and ho the Spruce Community gardens.

Alibi V.26 No.17 • April 27-May 3, 2017

Around N.M.

ConocoPhillips, border wall lawsuit, N.M. emerges from Article 7 restrictions and more

We’ll help you keep up on what's happening across the state and our region, when it comes to water, public lands, wildfire, forests, nuclear waste, energy and lots of other issues.

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The Transfiguration

Gritty urban horror-drama contemplates the sad life of a vampire wannabe

Michael O’Shea’s savvy, self-conscious debut film, The Transfiguration, is best exerting its queasy magnetism on lovers of art-house horror, who will appreciate its subtle manipulations of the overworked vampire genre.

Reel World

Let Movies & Meaning awaken your spirit, take the Trollywood Tour and submit your film for Roswell Galacticon or Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.

ABC and OTT

The death of broadcast television

Networks go to war with one another over proprietary streaming services.

Week in Sloth

"Dear White People" and "American Gods" debut while you fondly reminisce about "The Day After."

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Light and Color

MAYA “Latin infusion” cuisine is zesty

There is a vast amount of skill harbored in MAYA's kitchen, but consistency is everything.

Food News

El Patron opening new location, Tasty Spot tells you where the trucks are, Pizza 9 cares about education, Isotopes name change, new postage stamps commemorate Latino food and a lesson in brunch.

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Newscity

Legislature files lawsuit over vetos, people rally to support science and CNM Ingenuity gets $2M grant.

Sugar High

Try the sweet stuff

Rini Grammer gets happy, relaxed and euphoric with THC and some rest with CBD.

Odds & Ends

Funny because failing the breathalyzer test happens to someone else.

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Listen to Ghosts in the Other Room

The world’s a mess, it’s in her kiss

August March talks to Exene of X about touring in a van in one's sixties, multi-generational punk families and buying local.

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Lessons in Rezilience

Community-building festival returns for year two

Rezilience is a two-day experience aiming to reinforce traditional ways of understanding community, as well as ones that speak to the modern existence of many Indigenous people.

Rivals of Aether

Rivals of Aether has a charming throwback art style with gameplay that mixes old and new elements in the party fighter genre.

Alibi V.26 No.16 • April 20-26, 2017

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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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.