Alibi V.26 No.19 • May 11-17, 2017

Everybody Loves Bacon

“I Love Dick” on Amazon

"I Love Dick" is grown-up television dealing with complicated, messy human issues. It’s a comedy that isn’t afraid to be uncomfortable and a drama that isn’t afraid to poke fun at its characters.

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Deanna Archuleta’s Alibi interview [Video]

Deanna Archuleta met with Weekly Alibi last week to discuss her bid for mayor. During the conversation, it became clear that her objectives—matched with a genuine concern for constituents and a general disdain of political priorities in favor of progressive, public-benefiting policies—drive her quest to be our city’s next leader.

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Reel World

Screening: a secret film in a secret location, "Max Headroom" in Santa Fe and a "capstone" project at Kimo.

Week in Sloth

Netflix has a doc about one of Nixon and Trump's tricksters, MTV shows how to prompose and PBS explains food chemistry.

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Mysteries of Identity

Super sleuthin' with the DIY PI Jessamyn Lovell

Jessamyn Lovell has been a photographer since her youth; that practice eventually led her to two projects, which in turn, led to her current work as an artist-turned-private-investigator.

All Roads Lead to Florida

Sarah Gerard's dark evocations of the sunshine state

Sarah Gerard's book of essays, Sunshine State, is an ode to the many faces of her home state, with a the dizzying toggle between internal landscapes and external forces, shifting between the poetic and the starkly unsentimental.

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Archuleta Articulates Vision

Public health, public service and businesses that give back

Albuquerque mayoral candidate Deanna Archuleta’s most successful initiatives speak to her civic engagement and sense of belonging to the citizenry at large.

Newscity

N.M. had the lowest graduation rate in 2015, Democratic candidates for governor race for nomination and PNM lowers proposed rate increase.

Up and Away

New Mexicann Natural Medicines give us a boost

Superman OG takes on inflammation with feelings of well-being and then THC-laced maple walnut fudge turns an annoyance into something to laugh at.

Odds & Ends

Funny because punishment for being “too sexy” happens to someone else.

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This is Really Happening

Take action, then dig some live tuneage

There's a K-12 arts education fundraiser and high desert hip-hop. Blast off with the bitch and hear the deaf.

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Food News

Farm & Table does brunch, Rio Bravo Brewing Co. plans a new restaurant, Pepper's Ole' Fashion Barbecue wins a TV competition, Meow Wolf opens a food truck, El Patron gets nacho recognition and local radio hosts raise money to fight food shaming in schools.

Alibi V.26 No.18 • May 4-10, 2017

A Citizen of World Cuisine

Pars balances the exotic and the comfortable

The next time you and your friends are hungry for anything but the same old thing, step into Pars Cuisine, and step out of the ordinary—comfortable in the knowledge that it'll probably be a lot more familiar than you thought.

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Rockin’ Good News!

Those toenails dry yet, sweetheart? We’ve got some dancing to do

Take a gander at a compendium of summer concerts.

Got Your Summer Bod Ready?

City and county pools that’ll float your boat

When summer temperatures skyrocket into the triple digits, local oases are a necessity to keep everyone from going completely mad. Here is a list of all the swimming pools within easy reach.

Baby, It's Hot Outside

Beat the summer blues with ice cold reads

Maybe we can dispel the heat by turning inward and finding the swamp cooler that chugs away within each of us. Stoke your own internal air conditioner with these super chilly reads.

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Creepy

Unsettling Japanese horror-hybrid knows how to make skin crawl

Creepy makes the most of its long-simmering atmosphere of tension and dread, shying away from clear psychological and supernatural resolutions, to provide enough unwholesome suggestions to make you look askance at your fellow man.

Reel World

See Rogue One on a big screen, Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla at the National Hispanic Cultural Center and limited-edition “tribute” posters for classic cult films at Tractor’s tap room.

TV News

Tidbits from around the dial

Writers' strike averted, "Pitch" canceled, Sprout rebrands, Jeff Dunham gets a food show and IFC acquires "Baroness von Sketch Show."

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Food News

Santa Ana Star Casino has plans, Lowe’s makes buying local produce painless, the Chili’s debacle, Blazin’ Brewfest takes over Las Cruces, Santa Fe votes on the soda tax and ho the Spruce Community gardens.

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Al Hurricane, Taser and TIDDs

Council considers quality concerns

Taser International (now named Axon) awarded new contract, Lower Petrogylphs TIDD approved and public warned of hepatitis C.

MRGCD Board is Up For Election

The year’s most important election you didn’t know about

Four of the board of directors seats in the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, which delivers irrigation and provides flood control to the valley, are up for election.

Newscity

Governor calls for tax reform and APS reverses sports cuts.

Green Flower Versus Red Pen

Lines to see the doctor are growing, the governor continues to protect the state from the menaces of health and economic growth, and Canada moves toward legalizing recreational cannabis.

Odds & Ends

Funny because getting arrested for saving a loved one happens to someone else.

Letters

Readers write about friendship and restoring the right to sue airlines.

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Burque’s Glory!

To me, they’re very, very beautiful

Nighttime is at a premium and it's where all the action is, so go get some now, before you find yourself back in the midst of another forlorn winter.

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Bridging Worlds

Women Across Borders aims to create connection and awareness through art

In Women Across Borders, Jodie Herrera will use her craft to tell the traumatic stories of refugee and immigrant women.

Devolution

Scientists have dusted the Earth with a chemical that has devolved humanity to its most primal roots. A survivor seeks a cure, despite the giant animals, mutants and feelings that perhaps humanity isn't worth saving.

Alibi V.26 No.17 • April 27-May 3, 2017

The Transfiguration

Gritty urban horror-drama contemplates the sad life of a vampire wannabe

Michael O’Shea’s savvy, self-conscious debut film, The Transfiguration, is best exerting its queasy magnetism on lovers of art-house horror, who will appreciate its subtle manipulations of the overworked vampire genre.

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Around N.M.

ConocoPhillips, border wall lawsuit, N.M. emerges from Article 7 restrictions and more

We’ll help you keep up on what's happening across the state and our region, when it comes to water, public lands, wildfire, forests, nuclear waste, energy and lots of other issues.

Newscity

Legislature files lawsuit over vetos, people rally to support science and CNM Ingenuity gets $2M grant.

Sugar High

Try the sweet stuff

Rini Grammer gets happy, relaxed and euphoric with THC and some rest with CBD.

Odds & Ends

Funny because failing the breathalyzer test happens to someone else.

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Listen to Ghosts in the Other Room

The world’s a mess, it’s in her kiss

August March talks to Exene of X about touring in a van in one's sixties, multi-generational punk families and buying local.

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Reel World

Let Movies & Meaning awaken your spirit, take the Trollywood Tour and submit your film for Roswell Galacticon or Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.

ABC and OTT

The death of broadcast television

Networks go to war with one another over proprietary streaming services.

Week in Sloth

"Dear White People" and "American Gods" debut while you fondly reminisce about "The Day After."

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Lessons in Rezilience

Community-building festival returns for year two

Rezilience is a two-day experience aiming to reinforce traditional ways of understanding community, as well as ones that speak to the modern existence of many Indigenous people.

Rivals of Aether

Rivals of Aether has a charming throwback art style with gameplay that mixes old and new elements in the party fighter genre.

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Light and Color

MAYA “Latin infusion” cuisine is zesty

There is a vast amount of skill harbored in MAYA's kitchen, but consistency is everything.

Food News

El Patron opening new location, Tasty Spot tells you where the trucks are, Pizza 9 cares about education, Isotopes name change, new postage stamps commemorate Latino food and a lesson in brunch.