Alibi V.27 No.32 • Aug 9-15, 2018

Vital Growth

516 ARTS exhibition brings Puerto Rican art to ABQ

Defying Darkness is an exhibition featuring more than a dozen artists working in Puerto Rico and throughout the diaspora, confronting contemporary issues of economic struggle, identity and the vestiges of colonialism while maintaining a long memory of history.

news

Council Overrides Keller Veto

Topgolf vote at top of the agenda

After a month-long break, Albuquerque City Councilors got back to spreading around millions of dollars, tackling the opioid giants and supporting our local passenger train.

Drought’s Grip, El Niño’s Promise

Dry conditions persist across N.M.

Breaking the drought requires more than a handful of rainstorms—even big storms. And grappling with its impacts means policymakers should listen to scientists and constituents, ranging from farmers to city-dwellers.

Newscity

APS Superintendent say Hawthorne Elementary will not be closing, despite threats made by the Public Education Department; a study on the effects of the world’s first atomic bomb test on N.M. residents is coming; the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association reports the state's rig count has reached an all-time high.

music

Yes Indeed, It’s Fun Time

Concerts can’t, won’t and don’t stop

Head blithely toward summer’s end by checking out totally rocking shows by The Chamanas, He is We, Sir Trigga, The Atraris and Prey For Kali!

Emerson, Frank and Bobby

Vocal legends get local treatment

Emerson Corley and Entourage: EJazz cooly cover Sinatra and Darin for 2018’s last Jazz Under The Stars concert series.

food

Veggies Are the Stars

Modern, simple fare at Rosemary

Rosemary's menu contains huge dinner salads filled with lots of produce, plenty of veggie-centric dishes and big portions.

What is miso?

More than just a little bowl of soup

The whole fermented foods craze has certainly introduced miso into a lot of American fridges and plenty of people have slurped down tiny bowls of miso soup at sushi restaurants. But what is this innocuous-looking paste from Japan?

film

The Meg

Wait 20 minutes after eating to view this movie

The Meg is nature disaster monster movie fare at its biggest, loudest and silliest.

American Story

See American Girls: A Dominican Story, the Madrid Film Festival, “Better Call Saul” over a pint and “Afrofuturism.”

DOGTV

Yes, I said DOGTV

If you think your TV choices are lame, just imagine what a Shiba Inu thinks of today’s primetime selections.

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Words of Praise

Albuquerque's newest Poet Laureate

Poet Laureate Michelle Otero talks about how poetry can shape civic life by illuminating the lives of others.

Ninth Time's a Charm

Musical Theatre Southwest's wonderful Nine

Based on Fellini's 8 1/2, Musical Theatre Southwest's Nine is as stylish, glamorous and thought-provoking (without sacrificing a drop of mirth) as you might expect.

cannabis

Signs and Portents

CBD lands traveler a felony charge

CBD's murky legal status causes big trouble and N.M. weighs recreational tax revenue vs discouraging the black market.

Writing On the Wall

An interview with Dr. Jacob Miguel Vigil

Associate Professor Dr. Jacob Miguel Vigil of UNM tells us about the hurdles facing cannabis research and the Medical Cannabis Research Fund.

Rewriting the Trauma Story

An interview with Dr. Florian Birkmayer

27,424 patients enrolled in the Medical Cannabis Program in June were suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. We sat down with Dr. Florian Birkmayer to get a better understanding.

Therapeutic Levels

An interview with extractor Alejandro Garcia

Weekly Alibi sat down with the Everest Apothecary's extractor Alejandro Garcia and picked his brain about concentrates.

Second annual New Mexico Hemp Fiesta draws 6,700

Weekly Alibi and title sponsor Weedmaps presented the second annual medical cannabis festival, New Mexico Hemp Fiesta 2018, on Saturday, Aug. 4 attracting 6,700 attendees to Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park for a 9-hour outdoor event celebrating all things cannabis in our state.

Alibi V.27 No.31 • Aug 2-8, 2018

More Than Our Share

Proposed waste storage site meets opposition

Public outcry against a proposed plan to build a nuclear waste facility in southeastern New Mexico seemed overwhelming last week as citizens spoke at numerous public meetings held by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission across the state.

news

Always With You

Progressive politics must include the poor and homeless

As many homeless advocates have noted, the problem is a problem of access to affordable housing, healthcare and education.

ART is Good

Urbanist advocate speaks his mind

David Dabney of Griffith and Associates explains why he supports ART.

Odds & Ends

Funny because your hedge sculpture getting banged by neighbors happens to someone else.

film

Eighth Grade

Bo Burnham studies tweenage angst in writing-directing debut

Hilarious and painful and perfectly well-observed, Eighth Grade takes the tired “coming-of-age” indie dramedy genre and refreshes it for the iPhone age.

Quick Shot

View the results of The 48 Hour Film Project, the 5th annual Native Film Series and Wonders Are Many (the making of the Doctor Atomic opera).

“Lodge 49” on AMC

Fraternal Disorder

"Lodge 49" is mostly just a leisurely hangout among mismatched friends, an hourlong sitcom with the punchlines boiled away by sadness and surreality.

art

Collected Works

Past Lives brings new energy to repertory pieces

Past Lives involves a lot of reflecting on the past—returning to crafted dances with the might of muscle memory and the persistent questioning of what has come to pass, how things might have been different and how things might be better.

Scaled Up

Fox Richards' paintings put matter under a microscope

“My paintings are an abstracted look at what we see in everyday life, as if viewed under a microscope, but projected onto a larger surface,” Fox Richards explains about her exhibition of oil paintings titled Micro & Macro.

Secret Sounds

The audio art of Jeph Jerman

For several decades, Jeff Jerman has been delving into the mysterious potential of the matter that surrounds us, culling sonic qualities from his collection of discarded and unexpected instruments.

music

The Flaming Lips and August

OKC Art punks on the way to Taos for the Vortex

Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips talks about career longevity, his bandmates and controlling our own lives.

Globo de Sonidos

Mariposa Music Presents World Beat Spectacular

There’s a globe’s worth of new sounds out there and that ain’t just hot air from a pretty balloon.

The Vortex Beckons

A young man’s dream is finally realized

I grew up in the heart of Albuquerque, soaked in sunlight and surrounded by a tight-knit crew of neighborhood amigos. We lived on the brink of the “War Zone,” close enough to hear gun shots but far enough to know they never posed a personal threat.

food

On the Road Again

El Vado offers a wide variety of eats and drinks

Plucked from the bulldozer's path and renovated to a high shine, the El Vado is a proud piece of once-crumbling Route-66-era Americana, with many casual dining options.

N.M. Route 66 Eats

Classic diners on the Mother Road

In honor of the recent reopening of the El Vado Motel, a little bit of Albuquerque Route 66 history, Robin Babb talks about some of the quality eats and drinks that exist along the historic Route 66 in New Mexico to this day.

What is coconut sugar?

And why is everyone obsessed with it?

Coconut sugar is the latest to get the coconut product spotlight, and thus a lot of varying opinions and incongruous facts have been thrown around about it. Here's a little primer on this alternative sweetener.

cannabis

Current Interrupted

A mood change from Natural Rx

Joshua Lee breaks the silence in Rio Rancho. PH-C melts his tension and Wookies makes him forget the the summer sun.

Alibi V.27 No.30 • July 26-Aug 1, 2018

News on the Green

Foundation for an Informed Texas argues that cannabis “really is a medicine” rather than a gateway drug, and N.M. dispensaries are told to lay off of out-of-state-made CBD.

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Weekly Alibi Presents the 2nd Annual Hemp Fiesta

Saturday, August 4 from noon to 9pm

In its second year, Hemp Fiesta comes into its own with more than 75 vendor booths and 8 sponsors, including Weedmaps as the title sponsor and Four Peaks Brewing as the beer garden sponsor. There are documentaries showing, medical professional and political speakers, live music, food trucks, free bike valet, DIY tie-dye shirts, jumpies for the little ones and even a “dank” tank—with local favorite Lauren Poole. The band line-up includes Red Light Cameras, SuperGiant, The Talking Hours, Revíva and Adam Hooks. We’ll see you at Balloon Fiesta Park: Be there or be square! Visit NMHempFiesta.com for more info about this year’s event!

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The Road That ART Built

A primer on the history and culture of ART

Weekly Alibi took a drive along the proposed designated 9-mile ART route. What we saw is a hodge-podge of varying degrees of blight, some businesses doing well, other businesses struggling—with bursts of new hopeful future development and construction here and there.

Building Dreams!

BYD and the future

Getting involved with BYD means committing to a lifelong commercial relationship with a global economic giant.

La Gente and El ART

But what do the people think, oh wise ones?

Weekly Alibi hit the streets of Burque to find out how the people of Albuquerque are handling the ART news coming out of city hall.

Master of Puppets

For-profit prisons pulling the strings behind immigration policy

Americans love to preach from their self-proclaimed pedestals. From there, cocooned in a cozy shroud of worldly and spiritual comforts, we have free reign to leisurely peruse world news and give unasked-for, half-assed advice on the “right” way to do things.

Royal Rumble

The readers write about the Royal Wedding, Supreme Leader’s mistakes and bus stops.

art

Future’s Made of Virtual Insanity

A very special summer virtual reality sampler

If you’re lucky enough to have an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift hooked up at home, here are a few excellent entry level experiences to explore and thrust your non-virtual friends into.

Public Domain

Browse local mural art in your browser

Local designer Sandy Hill was inspired to highlight and honor Albuquerque's public art with a sleek website that catalogues our city's murals.

Free Verse

Chelsea Bunn unpacks the power of poetry

For many, poetry feels inaccessible. As a teacher, Chelsea Bunn hopes to share that poetry doesn't have to be “abstruse or inaccessible,” but instead a vehicle to find greater understanding of both ourselves and the world around us.

film

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot

True-life tale of alcoholism and cartoons is unexpectedly uplifting

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot is a disarmingly empathetic biopic that surprises with its sincerity and its down-to-earth charm.

The Carless Drive-In

See Basement Films' Open-Air Picture Show #2, Coco with the 505 Fridas or My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes of the Holocaust. Then get your Jeff Berg autograph on Historic Movie Theatres of New Mexico.

Civil War

DC Comics launches its own network

Marvel and DC Comics properties are going to become available only through their own proprietary streaming services.

music

Five Fab Flavas

Burque’s diversity is dialed!

Our music editor digs Radiohead, rap and really good shows. Find which ones he’s tumbling towards in this week’s edition of Show Up!

Sonic Reducer

The works of John Donald Robb and Song Burds are discussed in this week’s record review column.

food

Food Waste Stops Here

A chat with Andrea Spacht on Save the Food campaign

While food waste is a systemic problem that will require large-scale solutions, those solutions start with the individual decisions we make on a daily basis. Robin Babb speaks with Andrea Spacht about the Save the Food campaign and its origins.

Bar Campo’s Elegant Drinks

The bar at Los Poblanos serves herby, fresh-tasting cocktails

Bar Campo has herb-forward, fragrant cocktails made from good, fresh ingredients in simple pairings that produce tasty results.

What is pomegranate molasses?

And what should I do with it?

Pomegranate molasses is pomegranate juice that’s cooked down or reduced to a thick, dark syrup, often with a little sugar and lemon juice for flavor.

cannabis

Won't Somebody Please Think of the Adults?

CO adults using more cannabis

Legalization leads to fewer kids using cannabis in Colorado but more adults, and also appears to help fight crime; N.M. dispensaries warned about CBD sales; first cannabis company IPO in USA.