Alibi V.27 No.8 • Feb 22-28, 2018

Black Panther

Afrofuturist epic takes superheroics in a fresh direction

Black Panther stakes out its own unique territory, mixing the royal backstabbing and intrigue of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series “Game of Thrones” with the impossibly high-tech, glowing bodysuit action of Disney’s Tron.

Best of Burque Restaurants 2018 voting phase is on!

Votes may be cast daily until September 26—so get crackin’!

The great day has come, the great day has come at last. The nominees are on the ballot and the polls are officially open for Best of Burque Restaurant, 2018 edition. Participants may vote daily until September 26. Yes, daily! Yes, this IS a popularity contest! (And may the most delicious contestants win.)

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Adrenaline Junkie or Attention Whore?

An interview with former Jackass, Steve-O

We all have that one friend who will do reckless stunts for a laugh, but no one can hold a candle to Steve-O and his original hold-my-beer antics. Between rescuing stray dogs and lighting himself on fire, he called in to chat with us about fame seeking, sobriety and his time in Albuquerque.

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Reel World

See how female filmmakers are interacting with issues connected to the US-Mexico border and learn how to make films from them. Nasario Remembers the Río Puerco returns and find out how to become a background extra.

Space is the Place

“Final Space” on TBS

“Final Space” is a serialized sci-fi cartoon with a serious funny streak, like the bastard child of "Rick and Morty" and "Futurama."

music

It Takes a Kolony

Aoki’s present is our future

We interview Steve Aoki about postmodern music and pop music’s cultural cachet.

Sonic Reducer

The Timewreckers are Bitchin’, but so is prog rock and being beamed up by Satan.

cannabis

Resolution to Legalize Stalls in Committee

Were you holding your breath?

You can feel the envious gazes of our state's lawmakers creeping toward the coffers of Colorado and California and seeing all those dollars piling up on schools and infrastructure, but the N.M. Senate Judiciary Committee has given us another year to contemplate financial asceticism.

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Housing, Health and Travel

Commission meets to discuss county’s future

Millions in housing, more millions for healthcare and a trade trip to Singapore crossed the Bernalillo County Commission table in February.

Citizens of Hope and Glory

Bipartisan session is good for New Mexico

This year's legislative session was a heroic convocation that featured a measure of bipartisanship among a group of politicos who clashed badly at last year’s session.

Newscity

Worldwide attention fell upon the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute earlier this month when a fraudulent experiment funded by Volkswagen highlighted the laboratory's history of animal cruelty violations.

Odds & Ends

Funny because transwarp drive in your "science journal” happens to someone else.

Letters

Readers writes about The Don, Trump's parade, the Albuquerque Journal and more.

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The Muscle of Memory

Author Francisco Cantú discusses his work on the border

Francisco Cantú's mother warned him, "You must understand that you are stepping into a system, an institution with little regard for people."

Breaking the Rules

Artist Linn Meyers returns to Tamarind as March's artist in residence

We speak with Linn Meyers, a multidisciplinary artist who will begin a tenure as the artist in residence at the Tamarind Institute.

Found Objects

Learn about Ernie Pyle, hear a talk from a curator, enjoy contemporary and flamenco dance or get musically immersed in an assault awareness exhibition.

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¿Sí Se Puede? Yes, You Did!

Bocadillos serves solid sammies

Bocadillos, with its confluence of terrific eats, a charming and close-knit crew with deep interest in local teams and athletic talent, is poised once more to become another of Albuquerque’s downtown dining institutions.

A Sandia Staycation

Bien Shur serves drinks that complement the views

A good place to celebrate special occasions is Sandia Resort and Casino, and on the top floor is Bien Shur, with its sweeping views of the Sandias, a roaring fireplace in the dining room and bartenders who roll up their sleeves to mix your drink.

Weekly Specials

There’s some exciting new food and drink openings on the horizon, especially if you like drinking beers on patios or cuddling dogs while you drink your latte.

Alibi V.27 No.7 • Feb 15-21, 2018

Have a Nice Day

Handcrafted crime film looks up at China from the animated gutter

Modern economic forces and old-fashioned crime collide in Liu Jian’s offbeat, Quentin-Tarantino-meets-Adult-Swim animation, Have a Nice Day.

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More Oil, More Gas, Please

Relaxed regs coincide with increased revenue

Proposed changes to construction permits for oil and gas facilities will help production and state revenues but do not address methane leaks.

Newscity

As the New Mexico 2018 legislative session comes to an end, let's review some of the more notable bills that are advancing toward realization as law.

Odds & Ends

Funny because getting trapped in an arcade claw game happens to someone else.

music

Such Great Gigs

“Come out now,” they’ll say

With such great gigs on the way, you may never come down!

Sonic Reducer

In this week’s exclusive look at local releases, A. March takes a ride on special type of horse, inserts his head where he probably shouldn’t and likens Diles to soul.

food

Hot Pot Finally Hits Albuquerque

The Bird Hot Pot serves adventurous eats and cheap drafts

The Bird Hot Pot is notable for being Albuquerque's first dedicated hot pot restaurant, where you dip raw ingredients into a boiling pot of broth on your dining table to cook them, then into a dipping sauce, and then into your mouth.

The Revolution Will Not Be Hungry

Julia Turshen’s Feed the Resistance provides recipes, ideas for activists

Feed the Resistance is a cookbook and a handbook for activists, and it’s filled with recipes and essays touching on the importance of food in the fight for justice.

Weekly Specials

There are quite a few exciting food and drink spots opening up in Albuquerque this month. None of them exactly fall into the healthy category, but February is kind of all about giving up on those lofty New Year’s diet goals anyway, right?

film

Reel World

See Red Sky at Morning, The Hunting Ground, It and the Books to the Big Screen film series.

Rah, Rah, Ra

“Stargate Origins” on StargateCommand.com

The entertainment industry is in the midst of a Balkanization process the likes of which we’ve never seen. The latest iteration: a streaming service for one TV show.

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Resistance and Creative Practice

Multi-disciplinary artists converge at “the last oil” conference

“The last oil” symposium posits that we are in the second oil age, which has had devastating effects on the natural world. One of its organizers, Subhankar Banerjee, points at art for for how to resist the destruction.

The Creativity of a Continent

Making Africa explores the thousand contexts of contemporary design

Like the continent itself—perhaps necessarily so—Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design is massive.

New Songs for Anaya

Opera Southwest premieres an adaptation of a classic

For this little-over-a-week long engagement, Opera Southwest is presenting Bless Me, Ultima in the form of an opera conducted by Maestro Guillermo Figueroa.

cannabis

Drooling Wonder

A tour of Minerva’s kitchen

Joshua Lee takes a tour of the kitchen where Minerva Canna Group's edibles are made, then treats himself with (to?) some cheesecake.

Alibi V.27 No.6 • Feb 8-14, 2018

Seed2Need Grows Food for the Hungry

Corrales nonprofit uses private land to grow produce for food banks

Seed2Need is a group of volunteers who grow fruits and veggies on private land to donate to New Mexico food banks.

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The City and a Baby

Council promotes Burque, lauds Holets

An enthusiastic presentation given at the Feb. 5 Albuquerque City Council's meeting touted that Burque is a great place to work, live and play.

Newscity

A state representative is asking if secret meeting broke House rules, lawsuit claims Taxation and Revenue Department illegally denied driver’s license and other ID cards and Medicaid system bugs caused scores of foster and adoptive children to lose their medical coverage.

Roundhouse Roundabout II

It’s the economy, Dummkopf!

As this year’s 30-day session of the New Mexico Legislature sails toward completion on Feb. 15, several key bills have advanced while others died deaths in committee or on the floor.

Deported

The readers write about America's relationship with its immigrants and morality as crime-prevention.

music

Anthrax Rocks Albuquerque

High-Lights from Killthrax 2018

Sunday night’s sold-out appearance by metal giants Anthrax—who were reintroduced to this Burque audience by Mayor Tim Keller—was one of the deffest shows to traipse through this town in a while.

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State of the States

Drug Policy Alliance Releases New Report

Vermont legislature legalizes (no ballot initiative!); report released on financial and public safety benefits for states that have legalization so far; N.M. looks for better protection from feds than the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment; study explains difficulties of chemical (rather than behavioral) tests for impairment.

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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Wannabe actor meets faded star in romantic memoir

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool is happy to serve out its time as a teary-eyed, tragic romance played out in the long shadows of Old Hollywood.

Reel World

See Cariños, Who Bombed Judi Bari? or Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities.

Winners and Losers

Super Bowl LII Ads

The tone of this year’s Super Bowl ads was either straight-up jokes or tear-jerking emotion, and here's the best and worst.

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Renaissance Man

Leonardo Da Vinci makes an extended stay in Albuquerque

Da Vinci, the Genius—Secrets of the Mona Lisa examines the Mona Lisa, unpacking its forensics and how it was created.

New York Moments

Neon in Daylight finds a story for the directionless

Neon in Daylight is a New York story, and ever-lurking, edgy side of the city inserts itself into the story as though it were a character as vital as any human one.

Found Objects

See what one dwells upon, Fun-A-Day, Valentine's Day Local Love Bazaar and the Peking Acrobats.

food

Weekly Specials

In case you don’t already have dinner reservations made for Valentine’s Day (c’mon man, get on that), here’s some more V-Day events for you to choose from.