Alibi V.27 No.21 • May 24-30, 2018

1945

Stark drama tackles postwar Europe’s Dirty Little Secret

1945 plays out as an inevitable march toward an unavoidable, dreadful confrontation. A bill is coming due, and there are a lot of people unwilling to pay up.

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We Are Such Stuff

These our actors, as I foretold you, were all spirits

In memory of Michael Henningson, August March tells of the values and strategies he learned from him, his legacy in the community and the future.

Teachers, Firefighters, the Budget

Council also celebrates Ramadan, discusses nukes in town

City Council topics included approval of a new $577 million fiscal year general fund budget, shout-outs to local teachers, active and retired firefighters and a long-awaited recognition to the local Islamic community in honor of Ramadan.

Unite & Elevate

Albuquerque Sol FC commits to community enrichment

A team built around the city and a city built around the team

Newscity

All gubernatorial candidates have promised to change the state's current teacher evaluation system and whoever wins will be facing a number of serious water issues.

Odds & Ends

Funny because getting renamed to match your mom's tattypo happens to someone else.

CNM Hops To Success

Program sets the pace for craft brewing industry

Our grass might not be green, but our beer is bright.

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Heroes at the Library

Justice League for free, go to some fun food-and-movie pairings, see the "Shirts!" short or party like it's Y2K software modification billing day at the “Budgeting & Accounting for the Film Industry" talk.

Upfront About it

Networks hawk new shows

Earlier this month the big broadcast TV networks dumped their unwanted shows to make room for a new crop. Here's what's coming in "Upfront Season."

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Here Comes Your Band

Big shake to the land that’s enchanted

Mixtapes were shared and Albuquerque got a new sound. For realz indie rock came into its own in Burque at the end of the ’80s, as the cover band/yacht rock scene propagated by Joe Bufalino and John Cline came to its end.

Sonic Reducer

We review new releases by Mountainhead, Foster Dog and Beryllium With Gold.

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The Digital Revolution

Artechouse brings new experiences and mediums to Albuquerque

Artechouse's objective is to provide the world's first gallery space dedicated to new art and technology as mediums.

At Home in the World

Place is unpacked at Sanitary Tortilla

Still Moving, with its works by two Albuquerque-rooted artists, examines the world outside: how we interact with landscapes both urban and pastoral and integrate ourselves into them, making home wherever we go.

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Summer Dining and Drinking Guide

We’re talking about some of our favorite parts of dining out in the summer in Albuquerque: ice cream, patios and day drinking (happy hour). We all deserve a summer break.

Hot Sidewalks, Cold Ice Cream

What could be a better combination?

Going out for ice cream is a special treat for most of the year, but during the summer it becomes a regular social activity.

The Patios of Burque

Summertime: when food just tastes better outdoors

Dining and drinking al fresco is one of the things I look forward to for the whole five months a year it’s too cold to do so. Eating outdoors is just magically conducive to slowing down and thoroughly enjoying your food and the company you’re sharing it with.

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Calling All Bandwagoneers

Former attorney general comments on cannabis

Former Attorney General Eric Holder winks, Ultra Health donates to UNM research fund and N.M. ranks high in drug problems.

Alibi V.27 No.20 • May 17-23, 2018

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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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.

Alibi V.27 No.19 • May 10-16, 2018

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.

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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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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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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.

food

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.