Alibi V.27 No.19 • May 10-16, 2018

Finger in the Air

Candidates flaky on legal cannabis

Every gubernatorial candidate but Apodaca seems to have trouble perusing the growing body of research and data pertaining to the positive effects cannabis has had on the states where it's legal, but the constant refrain of “need more research” means they must be missing a few studies here and there.

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Summer Guide 2018

Hit the road or stay at home, it’s all fun in the sun

It's time to start planning out all that summer fun you’ll be having—festivals, concerts, conventions, art tours, fishing tournaments and more.

Dream imagery and waking moments

Anatomy of an Alibi cover

The incredible cover for v27 i18 was created by our resident graphic designer, Corey Yazzie. When asked what his creative process is, Corey explained, "I'm trying to join dream imagery with ordinary waking moments. I like to use something funny and unexpected to draw the viewer into a hidden world that lives everywhere all the time."

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Balloons and Biology

Council examines civic issues

Dignity in death, landing spots for hot air balloons and nurturing a bioscience community were the some of the hot topics at the Albuquerque City Council meeting.

The Battle for Governor

Three Dem candidates fight the good fight

Here’s a roundup of the Democratic candidates and highlights of their assorted platforms for the office of governor of the state of New Mexico.

Odds & Ends

Funny because being attacked by a bear, a rattlesnake and a shark happens to someone else.

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Cowboy Down

An interview with the writer-director and the star of The Rider

How does a Chinese filmmaker living in Denver end up having a mutualistic symbiotic relationship with a South Dakota cowboy?

Cute as Hell

“Aggretsuko” on Netflix

Even if you don’t know your Cinnamoroll from your Pompompurin, “Aggretsuko” is worth a look, ranking as one of the best workplace sitcoms on TV right now, animated or otherwise.

Eat & Educate

Among several chances to see student films, you can also see one about how to become a "normal person." There's also an informal monthly lunch meeting for film and media professionals.

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Try the True Sound

of live music en el Burque

This week, check out some heavy metal, indie folk and Pulitzer Prize-winning hip-hop. (No, seriously.)

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New Gallery on the Block

Vitrine brings new conceptual works to Downtown

Three interdisciplinary artists have made space for themselves and others by renting a tiny commercial space and using it as a noncommercial gallery and more.

Speaking Up

Erin Galvez explores the meaning of the materials in It's Hard to Say

Erin Galvez makes sculptural pieces of scavenged, thrifted and otherwise reclaimed materials.

The Good Word

Attend a writing workshop & poetry slam, meet Gloria Casale, explore language in all its complexity and see & buy the works of native artists.

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The Bar is Where It’s At

Brixens makes fine drinks and casual fare for out-of-towners

Brixens is one part dressed-up sports bar and one part standard American casual restaurant.

FishCat Cafe in Alpine, Texas

A horse trailer sake bar in a small Texas town. Of course.

Robin Babb didn't know what sort of late night dining she was expecting to find in Alpine, Texas, but she certainly wasn’t expecting a Japanese fusion food truck with horse trailer sake bar.

Renaissance Fare

Report on the food options at the ABQ Ren Faire

Ace food journalist Natalie Kossar went to the Albuquerque Renaissance Faire to sample the different food stalls there and tell us what’s good.

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Alibi V.27 No.18 • May 3-9, 2018

Supreme Court Reverses Vetoes

10 bills from 2017 enacted as law

The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled unanimously last week that Gov. Susana Martinez illegally vetoed 10 different bills last year, clearing the way for the bills to go into effect.

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PED Plans Future for Failing Schools

The New Mexico Public Education Department has announced plans to restructure and redesign two failing schools; Victims of sexual assault can now retain information regarding their case by inquiring the status of their sexual assault evidence kits.

The Animals of Albuquerque

Stories of desperation and hope from a place filled with both

A new director of the Animal Welfare Department needs to be found and brought to the table.

Odds & Ends

Funny because brains living outside of one's body happens to someone else.

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What Would Willy Do?

An interview with novelist, musician Willy Vlautin

Foregoing Hollywood-drama fodder for the more realistic victories and defeats of the working class, each of Willy Vlautin's books and films quietly breaks your heart while scraping out a measure of redemption.

Blurred Lines

Viacom goes digital

Viacom—the ninth largest broadcasting, cable and media company in the world—is jumping into the online world with both feet. Welcome to the crosshairs of a new target demographic, millennials.

Memorial Day

New Mexico is safe from graboids. Enjoy Paper Lanterns, Wonder or a Sci-Fi Film Festival.

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Oh, Sweet Darlin’

You get the best of our gigs

Having the best gigs west of the Troubadour is a blessing in a town that grasps the approaching summer dryly with a windy heat and long, too-sunny days.

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Returned to the World

Craig Childs' latest book explores pre-history and what it means to modernity

Craig Childs is in wonder of pre-history in all its obscurity, as presentiment to life as we know it today. Relating to ancient humans is an exercise in empathy and stretches the imagination.

Feeling for the Edge

Survey of Patrick Nagatani's early photograhy illumines a master

We speak with curator Mary Statzer about Patrick Nagatani, who created smart, often surprising photographs that hummed with their questions on spirituality, the construction of self, how we heal and how we fit into the puzzle of the natural world.

Drunk in Love

Friday, May 4 is a busy day! Will you go to Bard Crawl, Thrown and Sewn, Cunning Folk or Fortitude: Portraits of the Perseverant?

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The Kosmos is Big on Atmosphere

New arts-forward restaurant serves local brews and tasty burgers

In a busy Downtown dining scene, The Kosmos is a secret getaway. The menu is simple, and like the artists around them, seems to focus on doing whatever they do well.

Israeli Couscous Salad

An easy summer side recipe from Jan Laird

Pasta salads are perfect for bringing to picnics or outdoor lunches at home, when something cold is often what sounds the tastiest.

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The End is Nigh

Hemp vetoes overturned, federal legalization looms

New Mexico has enacted a law allowing for hemp research to be conducted at the state's universities and establishes a fund for hemp research, and another law which calls for the Department of Agriculture to issue licenses to grow industrial hemp for research purposes. Next US Farm Bill is expected to remove barriers to hemp production as well, removing New Mexico's economic lead.

Alibi V.27 No.17 • April 26-May 2, 2018

How Not to Starve in the Wild

Pack light but nutritionally dense food while camping

Whether you’re car camping or backpacking, there are three different kinds of food you should bring on your trip: food for cooking over a campfire, food for cooking on a camp stove and food that’s ready-to-eat.

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Best of Burque 2018

Our readers flaunt their faves

Here are Alibi’s 2018 Best of Burque winners in a wide variety of areas—from Night Life to Arts to Services to Cannabis. Our editorial staff has jumped in as well, spilling details on each “Best Of” winner. And if you don’t agree with what your fellow Alibi readers chose, be sure and vote for your favorites next year!

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Two Tickets to BoB

There will be concerts, of course

Here’s a look at the best shows readers can hope to see and hear in this town during the heady, heady week of BoB.

Because I Can’t Get Enough

The world, through Money-colored lenses

At the end of the day Eddie Money is and remains just who he says he is. Honest to a fault, hardworking, damn funny, musically literate and possessed of the kind of spirit that one doesn’t get from striking a deal with the devil, but rather from outrunning the bastard. Eddie Money rocks.

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Stories in Clay and Canvas

A legacy of creativity is illustrated in Three Generations

Tammy Garcia's works on canvas are inspired by the pottery she and her family have been making for generations.

Putting Form to the Past

The adult students at Gordon Bernell share their personal narratives in Telling Stories

For seven years Gordon Bernell Charter School has produced an art show to show their adult students' perspectives. This time around the show is called Telling Stories, and many students in this exhibition have used their tattoos and scars as an avenue to share their histories.

Art on Point

Go to Arrows on Point or Sonder, celebrate Independent Bookstore Day and learn at Coffee + Creatives.

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Love Letters

The sweetest leaf at Everest Apothecary

Joshua Lee relaxes his back and arm muscles with King Louis the XIII x Copper Chem and Candyland lifts a previously unnoticed pressure.

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Let’s Send Pat to Congress

Weekly Alibi endorses Davis for District 1

Weekly Alibi met with Candidate Davis last week to discuss his run for US House of Representatives District 1.

Program to Improve High Schools Under Way

New Mexico high schools to participate in a new program to increase graduation rates and student performance; Democratic Party of New Mexico elected Marg Elliston as chairwoman; Officials with the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant claim the facility is working at a “new normal” for the first time since it reopened last year.

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You Were Never Really Here

Art house action flick and its main character both feel bad

You Were Never Really Here enters the genre of cathartically violent shoot-’em-up story of emotionally wounded assassins and their doomed betrayers/targets but fails to provide an overall logic to the bloody proceedings.

Photos on Film

Go to Living in the Story, Taos Film Day: New Mexico Voices or the Albu-CRAZY Film Fest Fundraiser.

Yes, Nanny!

“Muppet Babies” on Disney Junior

Cute, simple-minded and upbeat to a fault, the new “Muppet Babies” is clearly aimed at very young kids. Grown ups may be tempted but they aren’t likely to stick around for long.

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Charcuterie Joint Serves Fancy Fare

Prices notwithstanding, Salt and Board’s food and drink is excellent

If you love good food and drink, Salt and Board has both in spades, the star of the show being the charcuterie board featuring three cured meats and three cheeses.

Big Bend Road Trip

Best places to eat on the drive down south

If you have a road trip to southern Texas, here are a few places where you might want to eat along the way.