Alibi V.26 No.25 • June 22-28, 2017

Trost is the Most

Multi-instrumentalist rocks new record

August March chats with Heather Trost about her new album, Agistri.

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The Writing Life

And the winners of the Pretty in Print writing competition are ...

We asked readers of the Alibi to share their writing and we received a lot of great submissions, but our task was to choose only three winners. Here they are.

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Something Wonderful This Way Comes

Shakespeare on the Plaza stages Macbeth and more

Shakespeare on the Plaza aims to bring the significance of The Bard to Albuquerque at large by making the annual open-air staging of the plays entirely free.

Night in the Woods

Night in the Woods is limitlessly funny, never bogged down by its slew of surprisingly well-crafted mini-games or its heart-wrenching moments of sorrow, embarrassment or the macabre.

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Catch the Pizza Bug

Blue Grasshopper has serious pizza and scads of beer

Blue Grasshopper Brewpub on the West Side invented neither beer nor pizza, but does a damn fine job at serving up both to the sweaty Burqueños who crawl into its cool, dark depths.

Food News

Cutbow Coffee Roastology announces opening, Random Acts of Rideshare delivers food to fire evacuees, Tasty Spot app available for download, Cielito Lindo plans on opening a fleet of new locations, La Salita moves to a spot with more parking and Poki Poki announces two new restaurants.

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We're Off On the Road to Los Lunas

Visiting Minerva in a far-off land

Josh Lee travels to Los Lunas to see if they're ready for the coming data center workers. He finds a mood-boosting strain, a hunger-causing strain and a sleep-inducing one too.

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New Budget, More Business

Council meets ahead of summer break

Budget tweaked, Healthy Workforce Initiative's entire text to be on ballot and gas tax removed for space.

Newscity

Waste drum mislabeled by N.M. lab, lawsuit against PED goes to trial and city installs new bike lanes.

Odds & Ends

Funny because having your dick bit off by a pig and then dying from the resulting infection happens to someone else. Yes, “Funny.”

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Cars 3

Sentimental and scenic, trilogy-ending sports flick cruises to the finish line

Cars 3 is no ironclad Pixar classic but it is a well made film that delivers more or less the same sentimental moral as the original and Larry the Cable Guy is hardly in this one at all.

Reel World

See the Navajo Documentary Film Tour, the Annual Feline Film Festival and The LEGO Batman Movie outdoors.

Crash Course

“Blood Drive” on Syfy

With its new trashy-and-proud-of-it action drama “Blood Drive,” Syfy veers into the uncharted realm of grindhouse exploitation.

Week in Sloth

There are monsters in "The Mist" and in "Hotel Transylvania: The Series" but in Okja, who are the real monsters?

Alibi V.26 No.24 • June 15-21, 2017

El Portal de la Percepción

Monica’s is the door to delicious

The food at Monica’s El Portal Restaurant resembles and tastes like home-cooked New Mexican fare more than any of the other dozen or so diners August March has visited in the past year.

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Pedrotty’s Bigger Picture

Candidate: healthy future is now

Gus Pedrotty's bid for mayor began as idealistic, but has since been transformed into one of the more vital and remarkable candidacies that have passed through this high desert city in ages.

Gus Pedrotty’s Alibi interview [Video]

Gus Pedrotty—Gus, as he likes to be known—stopped by Alibi Headquarters to discuss a bid for mayor that began as idealistic—and some would say unlikely—but has since been transformed into one of the more vital and remarkable candidacies that have passed through this high desert city in ages.

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Someone is Singing

Gifts from a flower to a garden

One of the prime spots for live music in Burque celebrates its 20th anniversary.

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Food News

Cielito Lindo is opening two new locations, the Fermentation Festival is on its way, Thai Vegan Nob Hill works out some bugs, a food truck driver is charged with shooting, Chef Daniel Morgan gets us ready for Father’s Day and McDonald's makes a cannabis joke.

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Paris Can Wait

Rambling romantic trip to Paris should have taken the bullet train

Paris Can Wait is exactly the sort of pretty, pseudo-exotic, post-menopausal romance you’d expect a wealthy, film-obsessed octogenarian to make in conjunction with Lifetime Films.

Reel World

See a documentary about a 19-year-old’s gender identity evolution, To Kill a Mockingbird at the Kimo or other movies in parks.

What Up, Dog?

“Hey Duggee” on Nick Jr.

Hey, Duggee, I’m kind of addicted to your cartoon show, but I have a few questions.

Week in Sloth

’80s style punks with guns, a nostalgic BBC costume drama and for some reason an old scandal named Watergate is on peoples’ minds again.

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Looking Backward

Gay Kid on a Cattle Ranch recounts joy and pain of coming of age in N.M. ranchlands

John Burns' latest elucidation of love for musical theater comes in the shape of the quirky cabaret Gay Kid on A Cattle Ranch, a piece that explores his unique experience of growing up on a cattle ranch in Nara Visa, N.M., all the while knowing that he stood slightly apart from the expected farm boy type.

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If You Build It, They Will Smoke

With the resurgence of hand-crafting as a kind of weekend hipster sport—along with the sudden influx of new cannabis patients in the community—it should come as no surprise that we've come upon a whole new era for pipe-making.

Alibi V.26 No.23 • June 8-14, 2017

My Cousin Rachel

Love, marriage and maybe murder in merry olde England

Between My Cousin Rachel's intriguing opening and its punchy ending, the nuanced script and subtle direction successfully elevate du Maurier’s self-consciously old-fashioned source material.

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Sorbé Despacio

Sunny spaces, sapid spirits and a slow song

Here are a handful of refreshing libations and patios on which to enjoy them with your summertide bae.
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Alibi Celebrates Pride

Guests of the N.M. Pride Celebration join Weekly Alibi to party

We would like to thank everyone who visited our booth at the Albuquerque Pride Celebration and the wonderful folx running the beautiful event.

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That’s Quite A Lot!

You keep on shouting, you keep on shouting...

Nueva York electro wizards The Knocks visit, David Felberg will lead listeners to better understand the musical works of "suspected Communist sympathizers" and Isley Brothers manifest the very definitions of soul, R&B and funk.

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Beans, Burritos and Office Space

Acapulco will make you want to stay forever

At Acapulco you will find masterfully crafted classics that you might not have realized you were missing so badly.

Food News

Santa Fe's Tomasita's opening ABQ location, where to find the Mobile Farmers Market, shooting suspects flee in a food truck, a Pizza 9 location insults a customer on Facebook, Sawmill Market expected next year and the Field to Food annual dinner helps seniors.

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Budget Override, Parade of Pride

Plus taxes and animal welfare

Love for Burque Pride, a shout out to Bessie’s Lace for hanging in there for 25 years and a veto override were part of the June 5 Albuquerque City Council meeting.

Newscity

N.M. had highest inmate rate in 2013, officials warn of Medicaid phishing scam and construction to begin on CNM campus.

Oops!

In last week’s printed issue, we forgot the credit for the excellent portraits for the “Solidarity Through Pride” photo essay. The pictures were taken by Eric Williams Photography.

Odds & Ends

Funny because Lady Justice doesn't laugh with someone else.

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Reel World

Albuquerque Film & Music Experience continues and movies show in parks and plazas.

Nailed It

“Claws” on TNT

“Claws”’s mix of rowdy comedy, rude shocks and good, old-fashioned Florida noir tell us this could be a down-and-dirty adventure worth sticking with.

Week in Sloth

Syfy has a new grindhouse exploitation series, Orphan Black's fifth and final season gets underway and Smithsonian has amazing monkeys.

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Fuerza Flamenca

The 30th Annual Flamenco Festival Internacional de Alburquerque brings Adrián Santana

Adrián Santana has traveled the world studying, teaching and performing. This year, National Institute of Flamenco welcomes Santana back as one of the headlining performers.

Memory Rendered into Poetry

Jacqueline Woodson's visit and her novel, Another Brooklyn

In Another Brooklyn, two-parts poetry and one-part prose, it's not just the story that resonates, but the knack that Jacqueline Woodson has for infusing the world she creates with the contemplativeness that comes with her earnest poetry.