Alibi V.27 No.23 • June 7-13, 2018

Knowledge of the Broil

The general election approaches

As the 2018 midterm elections come into view, so should voters come into action.

The Latest

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Silence Still Equals Death

Education, activism and MPower

Weekly Alibi sat down with MPower’s HIV Programs Managers Josh Garcia and Jax Sugars, as well as HIV Prevention Educator Xian Bass, to find out how their program supports local youth, as well as how activism still plays a roll in the civil rights struggle faced by LGBTQ citizens here in Albuquerque.

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Great Global Greyhound Walk June 10 at Hyder Park

with the Greyhound Adoption League of New Mexico

The New Mexico Chapter of the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT-NM) is participating in the Great Global Greyhound Walk (GGGW) on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Hyder Park in Albuquerque. The public is invited to attend to Meet the Greyhounds!

Newscity

Many issues continue to plague ART; APS to ask PED for funds to help Hawthorn Elementary school "champion choice”; Gavin Clarkson sues NMSU over firing.

The Path to Pro

Professional soccer finds a loving home in ABQ

USL New Mexico is a testament to local community

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Sure as the Sandias

Rise like Olympus above el valle

We’re all going to sleep, drinking from a dirty brown jug and banging our heads to Ufomammut—after listening to Weezer.

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Making Drinks with Mass Appeal

Jessica O’Brien makes weekly cocktail masterpieces at Sister

Weekly Alibi met up with Jessica O’Brien to chat about her creative process and the critical recognition she’s gotten for her drinks.

Finding Success on The New Farm

A memoir of a (profitable) organic farm

In The New Farm, Brent Preston gives his account of moving out to the country to start a farm, doing it successfully and creating a model that could help countless other small farmers build their business.

After the Rain

Jessica O’Brien’s monsoon season cocktail

After the Rain came from the Jayo’s Cocktail Pop-Up on May 21, when we got our first monsoon of the season.

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Max Experience

Get out to the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience or go to Gallup to participate in a 66 Hour Digital Shootout.

“Reverie” on NBC

Face reality

Low-effort seasonal-timeslot-filler sci-fi drama “Reverie" is less like a TV version of The Matrix and more like a computerized remake of “Fantasy Island.”

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Pathways to the Past

New public art project honors and illuminates the history of Mountain Road

Julianna Kirwin was inspired by Mountain Road's history and architecture to develop History of the Neighborhood through the Eyes of Contemporary Artists.

Palmas and Poetry

Vanesa Coloma's homage to a golden age kicks off Flamenco Festival

We interview Vanesa Coloma, who kicks off Festival Flamenco Internacional de Albuquerque with her company's performance of the expansive work Flamenklórica.

Found Objects

Go to REZARTX, a celebration of Indigenous arts and Red Planet's first anniversary; enjoy Shakespeare on the Rail during your commute.

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Mainstream Appeal

Poll: New Mexicans in favor of cannabis legalization

Cannabis legalization favored by 63 percent of New Mexicans, more studies confirm cannabis curbs opioid dependence and employers are dropping the practice of drug testing applicants for cannabis.

Numbers Don’t Lie

Marijuana rides a wave to the mainstream

The cannabis industry is riding a tremendous wave that rolls onward and swells upward, propelled forward by the remarkable successes of those states brave enough to start the ripple. The benefits universally reaped in legalized states are forcing even the most stubborn skeptics of legalization to reconsider their stance in the face of what has become a true force of nature.

Alibi V.27 No.22 • May 31-June 6, 2018

Support Your Local Sheriff

BernCo contest features four contenders

The Bernalillo County sheriff is responsible for a budget of over $40 million annually and supervises about 300 sworn deputies who provide public law enforcement over 1,167 square miles of central New Mexico. Here's who is running for the job in 2018.

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Go Deb, Go Michelle!

Primary election provides opportunity

Weekly Alibi endorses Deb Haaland for N.M. District One in Congress and Michelle Lujan Grisham for governor.

Land Ho!

Race for Land Commissioner Compelling

The Land commissioner oversees 9 million acres of surface land and 13 million acres of subsurface mineral rights, having the power to sell, lease or trade these public lands as they see fit, without the former protections that president Trump rolled back. Who is running?

Haaland Cruises to Victory

Lujan Grisham secures gubernatorial nomination

In a classic primary bout that could have swung in any of five directions, after the acquiescence of City Councilor turned progressive warrior Pat Davis last week, former Democrat party bigwig, for realz progressive and bona fide Deb Haaland secured a position on the general election ballot coming up in November.

Odds & Ends

Funny because getting evicted from your parents' home happens to someone else.

Lovin’ Haaland

The readers write about Deb Haaland, Pat Davis, Damon Martinez, deportation and Albuquerque's access to the outdoors.

Lara’s Last Stand

Damian Lara stakes his claim for the Democratic nomination

Candidate Damian Lara stops by Weekly Alibi for some final comments before Tuesday’s election

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Live a Little … or a Whole Lot

Le Troquet serves French fare and fine wine

As a special occasion, Le Troquet delivers, though at a cost. However, value-hounds can sniff out a first-rate meal that doesn't break the bank both at lunch or for a light supper.

More With Less

Jodi Moreno’s first cookbook combines whole foods and big flavor

More With Less: Whole Food Cooking Made Irresistibly Simple is more of a “how to cook” book than a list of recipes, and good for someone who follows a largely whole foods and vegetarian diet, but who doesn’t want to sacrifice flavor.

Thai Peanut Sweet Potato Skins

A simple and tasty recipe from More With Less

These unique potato skins are perfect nibbles to bring to a party or a potluck. It turns out that peanut sauce pairs beautifully with sweet potatoes, and with the addition of nuts, basil and scallions as toppings, these are crazy delicious.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

The now-divisive franchise has fun with a propulsive prequel

Solo: A Star Wars Story, isn’t (and can’t be) all things to all people, but does just about everything it conceivably can to earn the praise of moviegoers.

Drag It Out

This week, enjoy a Big Gay Movie Night, the Full Draw Film Festival, a “¡COLORES!” double feature and the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience.

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How Soon is Meow?

There’s a club if you’d like to go

Here are some good music picks for cats who won't get distracted by the next bird or laser beam to come around.

Sonic Reducer

We review new releases by Sun Dog, Treehouse Basement and Hennessey on Ice.

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Forged in New Mexico

Exhibition brings clarity to a legacy of jewelry making

American Jewelry from New Mexico is an expansive exhibition of personal adornment bridging styles and millennia.

Going All The Way

The Full Monty is good, not-too-clean fun

Despite embracing the old formula of underdogs triumphing against the odds through sheer determination, there is honesty and an endearing earnestness that makes The Full Monty resonate.

Found Objects

It's a busy Friday: visit Surface: Emerging Artists of New Mexico, Anita Beatriz's plent-centric art or the ¡Pertenecemos! closing reception.

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Fire in the Hole

Ultra Health breaks the sweat

Joshua Lee gets a mood boost and relaxed nerves with Sour Punch followed by a dud with dried out, air-exposed Burqueño Berry.

Alibi V.27 No.21 • May 24-30, 2018

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.

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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.

music

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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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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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.

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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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.