Alibi Volume 26, Number 22
June 1, 2017
Pride 2017 celebrates standing together
No matter the issue—be it race, sexuality, religion, gender—giving a face to the “other” brings prejudice down to a more personal level in a way where words often fall short.
News & Opinion
Mayoral candidates put their dukes up!
Six Albuquerque mayoral candidates faced off last week in one of the first forums of the campaign, answering questions on a wide range of issues like community policing, immigration and economic development.
Route 66 in danger of losing landmark funding, APS approves new budget and plans for solid waste center released.
Mayoral campaign reveals similarities
Amidst so many similar planks in platforms that appear, on the surface, to mirror each other, it’s reasonable to fear that progressive and centrist voters will split the vote unnecessarily, giving right-leaning candidates the advantage they need to win the race and ultimately continue the failed policies of the Berry administration.
Funny because God bought a house for someone else.
The readers write about the Mayoral Forum, healthcare reform at the state level and the numerous presidential scandals providing distraction for one another.
Film & TV
Israeli romantic comedy eschews romance and comedy, but still finds sympathy for its undaunted heroine
The Wedding Plan never fully convinces as a romantic comedy but has a certain charm and velocity that’s hard to escape.
The Albuquerque Film & Music Experience returns, while CineFesta Italia and a mixer for local filmmakers hit Santa Fe.
The 2017/18 upfront season
What else can we look forward to watching (or not) in what the networks call "upfront season?"
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
And you know what else?
Hip-hop outfit Flobots brings their protest songs, Conan brings their cave-dwelling barbarian sludge and Elvis Costello brings his punked-out ‘70s ensemble.
Return of the PoMo primates
Humanz is a remarkably danceable record. It’s well suited to your house party but with a discourse of danger and disappointment extending across the album’s entire tracklist.
Arts & Lit
Albuquerque's first Indigenous-centric bookstore opens its doors
Red Planet will be Albuquerque's first Indigenous bookstore and the first ever Indigenous comic shop.
Emerging artists ascend at The Harwood
What sets SURFACE apart in the landscape of local opportunities is the professional development element. Participants attend an intensive workshop that focuses on what it means to be, and how to further oneself, as a working artist.
Hello Poké is cool, fresh and filling
Rare is the joint that delivers take-away that is focused on a vibrantly fresh and healthy meal. Enter Hello Poké, riding a giant wave of foodie enthusiasm for one of Hawaii’s proudest dishes.
Chipotle has some malware trouble, Chello's opens next week, Twisters has a new ABQ location, Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm tells us about organic agriculture, the deets on the “Anti-Lunch Shaming” bill and quick dishes for Ramadan.
Cannabubbles slowly take Rini high into the clouds
Cannabubbles help Rini Grammer to relax in a way that feels "normal."