Alibi V.26 No.20 • May 18-24, 2017

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Bajito y Suavecito

Talking lowriders in New Mexico with writer and photographer Don Usner

The cars are art in this homegrown scene, each with story and history relating to a place and family.

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Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

Richard Gere commits to character in influence-peddling drama

If your attention span is sturdy enough and your interest in international business/Israeli politics strong enough to get you through a swamp of wordy details, Norman is worth catching for the committed character work of Richard Gere.

Reel World

Attend “Indie Film Night" at the Albuquerque Museum, cuddle with a baby goat and enjoy a movie, and submit your film for 2017 NM Filmmakers Showcase.

Gone, Baby, Gone

Networks ax shows with abandon

Fall TV schedules are about to be announced, so the broadcast networks are making room by killing old, sickly and underperforming series. So who got the chop?

Week in Sloth

The 1950s are back with their monster movies and now-colorized Lucy, and so is a later time with its “Twin Peaks” and Dirty Dancing.

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Finding Fractious Familiar

La Familar flummoxes foodie

A tale of two enchiladas at La Familiar, wherein August March laments the uncertainty of epicurean life, realizing that nothing is forever.

Food News

The Stamp Out Hunger food drive breaks a record, Mosquero gets its first restaurant, science says kimchi is good for you, Garcia’s Kitchen encourages breaking the law and Martinez flip-flops on the food tax.

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Heinrich Says

Senator flies home for Nob Hill event, meets with Alibi

Martin Heinrich warns of the disastrous consequences for New Mexicans in ACA "repeal & replace" and talks about the economic opportunity of exporting wind power and peoples’ dawning realization that governance actually matters.

Newscity

APS moves employees to save funds, N.M. joins lawsuit against reopening coal leases and is also one of the worst states for child hunger.

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Shutters Snapping on Summer

Traci Quinn previews 2017's PhotoSummer

With PhotoSummer, UNM Art Museum aims to maintain the energy of the academic year by drawing on the experiences captured by photographers in New Mexico.

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All Your Favorite '80s Hits!

The D.A.R.E. era makes a comeback

Trump suggests he might violate Rohrabacher-Farr amendment in budget bill while also surrendering to opioid epidemic, and plant limit keeps rural New Mexicans from having access to providers.

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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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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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.

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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.

Odds & Ends

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

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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.