Alibi V.26 No.32 • Aug 10-16, 2017

Freedom to the Flower

No matter where your sincerely held beliefs lie on the spectrum, the future is staring us all in the face: legalization.

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Regrets accepted here

Remorse optional

Regretting that "No Regrets" tattoo you got this year? Cheat on the love of your life? Failed your chemistry class? Invested time in paying attention to the Kardashians? Exercised all of three times over the summer? We all have regrets…

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Council Gets Back to It

ICE, elections and ART discussed

A bucket of prickly issues awaited the Albuquerque City Council at their Aug. 7 meeting. Rapid immigration enforcement, election issues and transit woes were some of the matters tackled by councilors.

Newscity

Albuquerque loses Reads to Lead funding and AG Jeff Sessions says Albuquerque is ineligible for National Public Safety Partnership funds.

Democrats Face Bounty in 2018

Expanded house majority is possible

A president’s party typically does not do well in the midterm elections.

Odds & Ends

Funny because an escalated marital argument happens to someone else.

Letters

The readers write about cannabis legalization, the quest for money and thanks.

The Mayor’s Race Is a Thing

Albuquerque election forum is happening this Wednesday, August 23

All the candidates are jockeying for position as they come around the home bend. Get right up there on the edge of the running, as it were, when the North Valley Coalition and Weekly Alibi present a forum for Albuquerque Mayoral Candidates at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (2401 12th Street NW).

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Brigsby Bear

Oddball indie comedy looks at the dangers of nostalgia and the joys of fandom

Brigsby Bear is a bit too self-conscious of the dorkiness of its main character and of the hipster profundity in his Quixote-esque quest, but the overall intent is sincere and openhearted enough to overcome the script familiarities and character tropes.

Reel World

Check out the Taos Pride Film Festival or the Native Cinema Showcase; see Pulling Push Doors or Pretty in Pink.

TV News

Televised tidbits from around the dial

TV gets new stuff, including books and movies.

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The Good News

“The New Mexico Inquisition” fights injustice with jokes

As they sift through the hours of footage and run through the endless jokes that could be made at someone's expense, the team of “The New Mexico Inquisition” explicitly aims above the belt.

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Food News

UFC welterweight champion starts Hundred Hands Craft Coffee, Amadeo's Pizza causes confusion, Dion's experiments, State Fair green chile cheeseburger competitors announced, the Acre promises vegetarian comforts, and the Xtreme Eating Awards tells us where not to eat.

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It’s a Natural Achievement

Just to let you know the scene

There are some damn decent musical events to be had this weekend; here’s a “choose your own adventure” for the week. Each has a different, gloriously musical outcome, of course. But it’s still up to you to make the scene, sabes?

Sheer Mag Urges Action

The maelstrom needs to feel your love

Sheer Mag's Need to Feel Your Love understands and embraces the power of passion.

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Revisiting HB 527

Cannabis news analysis

Bipartisan New Mexico legislators this year passed legislation to expand coverage of the Compassionate Use Act, but la Tejana vetoed the measure.

New Mexico Hempfest!

Saturday, August 19, noon-9pm

It's Aug. 19, 2017. You're getting evaluated by a real medical doctor. You're making tie-dye. You're learning more about your medicine. You're supporting legalization of a useful plant. You're eating delicious food. Where are you? At the first annual New Mexico HempFest of course! Entry is totally free, and parking is a measly $1 per car at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park. You are roaming around enjoying live music from local bands, a Hemposium tent with exciting speakers, a kids' activity area and dozens of regional artists, farmers, educators, plus lots of tasty food trucks. You're with all your friends and family at this all-ages, family-friendly event and having an absolute blast celebrating New Mexico's hemp industry.

Focus on Concentrates

An introduction

Surrounded by vapes, dabs, doohickeys and whatchamacallits, the modern-day cannabis patient can quickly become confused and overwhelmed.

The Dreaded Apparatus

Dabs and vapes

Roach clips are no longer the cutting edge in cannabis technology. What's up with all the bizarre hardware you find in the display cases at dispensaries?

CBD for Dummies

Ain’t just cannabidiol tears

Cannabidiol is the second most prominent compound found in cannabis, but it's the part that has the most medicinal properties.

Give It a Whiff

Terpenes and cannabis

Terpenes are a class of organic compounds found in many plants and even some insects. They often have a strong odor and are thought to be produced to attract pollinators and to protect against predation by attracting predators that feed on herbivores.

A Greener Future

Smoke Signals points the way by looking at the past

Smoke Signals details history through the lens of everyone's favorite plant.

Stoner Cinema from the 1930s

The early history of marijuana in movies

Marijuana has been a favorite subject of filmmakers for generations, but back in the post-Jazz Era of the 1930s, marijuana was seen—by the establishment, anyway—as a deadly killer of our nation's youth.

Under Your Nose

Everest Apothecary was there the whole time

Icefall turns out to be one of those perfect strains for dealing with depression or general sluggishness.

Alibi V.26 No.31 • Aug 3-9, 2017

Lady Macbeth

Impolite BBC drama is bad romance at its best

Far too stark to call Gothic, way too bleak to call romantic, Lady Macbeth is a violent heartbreaker for those who prefer broken hearts to happy endings.

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From the Darkroom to the Light

Latent Image Collective's Ongoing Conversation

In photography the latent image is one that has yet to be developed on the film strip. The image is registered with light; it just hasn't been called forth yet. It is this process of development that inspired the start of Latent Image Collective.

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Reel World

66 Mile Radius and last weekend's 48 Hour Films screen, and a special "dinner and a movie" event happens in Silver City.

Check-In Time

“The Guest Book” on TBS

“The Guest Book” is a comic anthology, with curse-laden dialogue and sexually explicit storylines, centering on the various inhabitants of a single, crazy hotel room.

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With Harmony

Local trio constantly rocks out

Weekly Alibi chats with the formidable multi-instrumentalists of Constant Harmony.

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Farm to Table at Farm & Table

A celebration, steeped in the agrarian history of the North Valley

Farm & Table is definitely upscale, with delicious surprises across the board and exacting detail to every dish, but still approachable enough for anyone’s special occasions.

Food News

Crime hits the dining crowd, Dion's announces new dressing, Peter Piper Pizza announces second location, Cantero Brewing Company renovates old space, Humble Coffee to open new location, and Fox & Hound gets rebranded.

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Goodbye Elephant, Hello Donkey!

Dem gov probable in 2018, report states

National Journal predicted this week that New Mexico is the second-most likely state to elect a governor from a different party than the incumbent in the coming year.

Newscity

Motion filed against city's sick leave ballot, some high schools still struggling with PARCC, and judge orders APD to pay for document delay.

A Conversation with Maggie Hart Stebbins

County commissioner seeks progress

Weekly Alibi had coffee with Bernalillo County Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins to chat a bit about how things are going over at the county side of our local government.

Odds & Ends

Funny because a carefully-planned drug sting nabs someone else.

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The Gallery on Gold

Albuquerque's only micro-gallery brings multimedia art to the streets

Pacific Exhibits is a site to support artists in a unique and highly visible way, viewable 24/7 by anybody.

New Mexico After Dark

The high desert underworld of Buckskin Cocaine

There is a particular emotional distance with which each character is held, until the moment when zooming in close and revealing vulnerability will be most wrenching.

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Sessions' Hand Gets Slapped

… Inches from the cookie jar

Rohrabacher-Farr amendment renewed, Massachusetts Supreme Court rules in favor of medical cannabis-using employee, and Doña Ana County Detention Center Director busted.

Alibi V.26 No.30 • July 27-Aug 2, 2017

The Squash of Thailand

Thai Boran’s unique menu holds some surprises

Josh Lee is overwhelmed by pumpkin curry at Thai Boran and then keeps eating and eating.

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War Chests Filled with Booty

Local candidates look to many sources for funding

Money has been pouring into the 2017 mayoral race at an unprecedented rate.

Campaign Finance Reporting Changes Prove Controversial

Proposed changes to campaign finance reporting rules attempt to update sections of the Campaign Reporting Act that have been invalidated in court, but some are concerned the rules will force disclosure of people who want to remain anonymous, violating their First Amendment rights.

Newscity

Lawsuit against PED is delayed and few are happy with new wolf plan.

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Where the Sunbeams End

And the starlight begins

August March, beset by disappointment, sees rock as part of the way through it. And so can you, along with Wounded Giant, Lynyrd Skynyrd, YOU and Tobin Sprout.

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A Ghost Story

Minimalist tale of life and death may be saying something, but it’s keeping awfully quiet

A Ghost Story is self-consciously arty and aggressively dull. If you cut out the scenes in which nothing moves, nothing happens and no one speaks, the entire film would be about 10 minutes long.

Reel World

Titanic on a titanic screen, Zootopia in the park, Extraterrestre en Español and New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase deadline extended.

Monster Mash-Up

“Midnight, Texas” on NBC

“Midnight, Texas” is little more than an inexpensive, broadcast network carbon copy of “True Blood” but with a pulpy, comic book-y charm to its threadbare genre silliness.

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Greater Tuna Pokes Fun at Small-Town Texas Life

‘80s play still frighteningly relevant today

While Greater Tuna’s main agenda is to poke gentle fun at the ignorant ways of the small-town people of Texas, it also takes time to acknowledge some of the things to be appreciated about such towns.

Dispatches from the Field

Mexico City’s vibrance in the theater arts and all else

Juli Hendren visits Mexico City to scout for shows to bring back to New Mexico for Revolutions at Tricklock.

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Food News

The owners of Nick and Jimmy's wants educated employees, Claim Jumper disappears, Paradise Hills refuses to pass the salt, Burger 21 plans to open new spot, Storehouse New Mexico sees some renovations and New Day trains kids to be the next generation of restaurant entrepreneurs.