Alibi V.27 No.20 • May 17-23, 2018

Brick by Brick

Artist Joanna Keane Lopez makes contemporary installation with traditional techniques

Joanna Keane Lopez' latest work—washed white adobe walls growing toward the sky, slender mirrors running vertically—provides a meeting point to cultivate community.

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Summer Film Guide 2018

More dinosaurs, extra superheroes, another Star Wars story and one additional purge

What do we have to look forward this summer at our local movie theaters? It's a schedule jam-packed with sequels, prequels, remakes and cinematic adaptations of young adult novels.

Burque Burger Week Voting Open May 23 to June 6

Top-placing burger makers to be celebrated June 20 to 27

Inquiring minds want to know: What’s your favorite burger in Burque? Weekly Alibi is hosting our first ever Burque Burger Week, which will showcase the city’s favorite burgermeisters as nominated by you, our lovely readers. The winning restaurants will each craft a special burger that they’ll only serve from June 20 to June 27. Nominations are open now, from May 23 to June 6. Flame on!

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Right Now

I think I’m gonna list a new gig

See Sun Dog and Soulfly and go to the Crawdaddy Blues Festival.

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Cooking for Friends

It’s supposed to be fun, so stop cooking six-course meals and go simple instead

Cooking for people shouldn’t be something to panic over—you invited your friends over to enjoy their company, not to spend hours agonizing over recipes and cooking alone in the kitchen.

Weekly Specials

It’s officially festival season, and nothing makes that clearer than these events. They’re all on Saturday though, which means you’ll have some deciding to do.

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Cool It Down

CG and the art of running

Bubblicious gets Joshua Lee relaxed and sedated and Jamaican Dream provides a giddy sense of well-being with talkativeness and laughter.

Committed to Cannabis

Ultra Health devotes to budding potential

Ultra Health commits to the budding potential of New Mexico cannabis.

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Gallagher vs. the Opioids

Health department says no to qualifying condition

There are conflicting studies about combating opioid abuse and addiction with cannabis, but the risk factor for cannabis is significantly lower.

Newscity

A recent case has highlighted the usefulness of a training program for identifying markers of child abuse and human trafficking; MVD admits that improper training led some of its clerks to deny driver's authorization cards to eligible residents; PED will increase funding for the pre-K program.

Odds & Ends

Funny because a microwaved urine explosion happens to someone else.

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Deadpool 2

The Merc With a Mouth comes again

If you have no idea who freakin’ Shatterstar is, you’re still going to get some rock solid belly laughs out of Deadpool 2, but the deeper your knowledge of early-’90s comic books, the more you’re going to feel fan-serviced.

Press Time

See The Post with post discussion, Thank You For Your Service or "The Power Of Story."

The Purge

Networks go on killing spree

The networks went full-on Jason Voorhees this year, giving the ax to a whopping 19 shows last Friday alone.

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Battle Chef Brigade

Dragon slaying coupled with culinary exploits make for rich and unique gameplay

Battle Chef Brigade's visual novel approach to storytelling keeps the player invested with charming characters to meet and defeat in “Iron Chef” style cook-offs.

Found Objects

See Nativo Lodge's rooms, Deathtrap, lectures on economic development & preservation of land and Science and Art: Intersections.

Alibi V.27 No.19 • May 10-16, 2018

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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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.