Alibi V.26 No.34 • Aug 24-30, 2017

Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story

Portrait of unsung guitar god lets you doc out with your rock out

Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story provides an enlightening crash-course in the glitter-and-guitar-heavy glam rock era while simultaneously singing the praises of one of the music industry’s most talented hidden figures.

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Reel World

See The Incredibles at Civic Plaza, Power Rangers at a park or The Age of Innocence at the KiMo. Or attend the New Mexico Film & Media Industry Conference.

On the Money

“DuckTales” on Disney XD

Though the extended pilot’s amped-up, post-milennial pace is sometimes wearying, “DuckTales” feels like a winner. Fans new and old should take to this one like a duck to water.

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Frida Kahlo Through the Lens

Her “battlefield of suffering” illumined in 241 photos from her private collection

In her work, Kahlo was able to continually realize and remake the power of pain. In her life, she stands as a figure of immutable strength and on her face, her “battlefield of suffering” is reflected back to the viewer.

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Filling in the Blanks

Hanging at Joe's Pasta House

Joe's Pasta House has the relaxed comfort of a familiar neighborhood mom-and-pop diner, but with the staff and menu of a fine dining establishment.

Greetings from the New Alibi Food & Drink Editor

We want your stories and your tasty food

If you pick up the Weekly Alibi with any regularity, you may have seen my name at the top of a few columns of text. I’ve been writing for the Alibi as a freelancer since the fall of 2015, jumping from section to section based on the editorial staff’s needs and my own whims. In that time, I’ve gotten to learn a lot about Albuquerque and its people, and I’ve written some things that have — hopefully — informed or entertained you.

Food News

New restaurant shares building with Cheese and Coffee, Guy Fieri visits ABQ, McDonald’s pulls out of India, The Range turns 25, La Casa Sena takes honors, and Frontier Restaurant runs off illegal parking.

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Lighting the Way to the Future

Post-eclipse meeting is subdued

A small post-eclipse crowd greeted city councilors at their Aug. 21 regular meeting. With no red-hot topics, councilors trekked through an easy agenda that included a new innovative public lighting plan, a halt to some road construction and grant dollars for senior citizen projects.

Udall on Climate Politics

Ignoring change puts country at risk, says N.M. Senator

The Powell Manifesto advocated that businesses whose profits were threatened by conservation and environmental laws should become involved in political campaigns and media. Tom Udall says it may have been the turning point in these regulations becoming partisan.

Newscity

Lawsuit filed to keep Albuquerque Healthy Workforce Ordinance off the ballot and N.M. ranked among the worst states for babies.

Odds & Ends

Funny because getting stranded at a North Dakota Walmart in your pajamas happens to someone else.

Letters

The readers write about someone who never surrendered and someone else who did.

Mayoral Forum Brings Candidates, Community Together

The election is Oct. 3

Local citizens continue to embrace and invigorate the local political scene. Their commitment to change and democracy was apparent and in full force at a satnding-room mayoral candidates’ forum—co-sponsored by the North Valley Coalition and Weekly Alibi—that happened Tuesday night, Aug. 23, at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

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A Warped Emancipator

Alibi music intern rocks out

Live music creates a sense of belonging, even if that belonging only remains as a summertime memory.

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Let’s Talk About S-E-X

CG and the dirty dirty

Josh Lee is skeptical of the aphrodisiacal qualities of Sexxpot, but it does seem to fight the most common enemy of the libido: stress.

Alibi V.26 No.33 • Aug 17-23, 2017

“He’s an Eatin’ Lad”

March goes all Jethro on y’all at Kap’s Coffee Shop

Diner fare and New Mexican cuisine are somehow related. They’re both a sort of comfort food available in America, after all. Kap’s Coffee Shop & Diner has both.

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Best of Burque Restaurants VOTING ENDS WED. 9/20!

The age of prehistoric reader polls is ending soon

What's your favorite New Mexican food? What's your favorite dinosaur? Ok, now put them together and what do you get? An Enchiladodon? A Chileopteryx? A Tacoraptor? A Sopaipillatops? Awesome! Get ready for the T. Rex of “Best of City” contests: The original Best of Burque Restaurants will be hitting Weekly Alibi racks and website on Thursday, Oct. 12. The polls are open now. Vote on your favorite Frito pie, vegetarian food, Japanese restaurant and local brewery. Let your voice be heard! Voting ends Wednesday, Sept. 20 at high noon. Rawr!

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Birthday Party, Cheesecake, Jellybean, Boom!

And I feel fine

Go out this weekend unafraid, witness one of the greatest live music scenes here on Earth—given the proper amount of restraint and reserve, one hopes Burque’s concert culture will persist for innumerable weekends to come.

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Something for the Makers

Spoiler alert: We're all makers

The Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire will host soldering stations, “Take-a-Part(y)” courtesy of Quelab, and stations where visitors of all ages can explore things like rocket building, block printmaking, puzzle and maze design, a seed library, local history, rug crafting and much, much more.

The Flintstones Vol. 1

With DC’s recent acquisition of The Flintstones characters, Saturday morning delights are in the news again, with inventive creators putting their own spin on the beloved cartoon absurdity of yesteryear.

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Food News

Insomnia Cookies delivers late-night addiction, Sandbar Brewery and Grill takes a historic spot, “Big Healthy Life” on big healthy lives, Chef Marc Quiñones does ABQ proud, Angel Fire resort hosts a real humdinger, and Flagship Foods announces major plans.

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Expect Legalization Talk in 2020

Cannabis on everyone’s mind

Prospective presidential candidate introduces bill to legalize cannabis at the federal level, Verdes Foundation begins building a farm in Corrales, NIH funds a study of cannabis usage as treatment for opioid addiction, and California town to become a "cannabis-friendly hospitality destination."

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BernCo Turns Back Trumpian Logic

Commissioner Johnson’s anti-immigrant resolution refused

Bernalillo County Commission considers a resolution that would rescind the immigrant-friendly status of the county and the separate issue of adding dozens of Sheriff’s deputies to the county’s ranks.

Newscity

APS splits district onto “Learning Zones,” judge invalidates governor's vetoes and closures caused by bear activity.

We Don’t Need No Education

No dark sarcasm in the classroom, but closures possible

The state Public Education Department rates schools to identify which ones could experience major overhauls, and that’s causing alarm among some teachers, especially in rural communities.

Odds & Ends

Funny because an unflattering mug shot happens to someone else.

Letters

The readers write about Christian Science and who is responsible for our policies on children's needs.

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Shot Caller

Prison drama succeeds in making life behind bars look bad—which isn’t much of a challenge, really

Despite some committed acting and some gloomy cinematography, Shot Caller is far too melodramatic and drags its twisty story out far too long to have the solid, gut-punch impact it so desperately wants.

Reel World

See Singin’ in the Rain at Civic Plaza, Smoke Signals and "The Best of 2017 48 Hour Film Project.” Crewmembers are wanted for Judgment.

Regularly Scheduled

Networks lock new fall lineups

The broadcast networks announced their fall schedules. Here's what we’ll be watching (or not) come September/October and what new shows have been sidelined until midseasons (January/February).

Week in Sloth

There's an “unscripted docuseries" about a Beverly Hills erotic club, legendary warriors of light chosen by the Trump Kingdom to protect the world from evil desires and a “Countdown to Darkness.”

Alibi V.26 No.32 • Aug 10-16, 2017

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.

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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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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.

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.

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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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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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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.