Alibi V.26 No.28 • July 13-19, 2017

Eat Everything

Flavor blooms at Mazaya Cafe

Mazaya excels in creating a wide variety of mouthwatering and intriguing flavors that keep you reaching for just one more bite.

New Mexico Hempfest!

Saturday, August 19, noon-9pm

It's Aug. 19, 2017. You're getting evaluated by a real medical doctor. You're making tie-dye. You're learning more about your medicine. You're supporting legalization of a useful plant. You're eating delicious food. Where are you? At the first annual New Mexico HempFest of course! Entry is totally free, and parking is a measly $1 per car at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park. You are roaming around enjoying live music from local bands, a Hemposium tent with exciting speakers, a kids' activity area and dozens of regional artists, farmers, educators, plus lots of tasty food trucks. You're with all your friends and family at this all-ages, family-friendly event and having an absolute blast celebrating New Mexico's hemp industry.

Jurassic Best of Burque Restaurants World

The most ferocious of prehistoric reader polls is back

What's your favorite New Mexican food? What's your favorite dinosaur? Ok, now put them together and what do you get? An Enchiladodon? A Chileopteryx? A Tacoraptor? A Sopaipillatops? Awesome! Get ready for the T. Rex of “Best of City” contests: The original Best of Burque Restaurants will be hitting Weekly Alibi racks and website on Thursday, Oct. 12. The polls are open now. Vote on your favorite Frito pie, vegetarian food, Japanese restaurant and local brewery. Let your voice be heard! Rawr!

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The State of the Arts

The long view on mural work in Albuquerque

The highest ambition of Working Classroom's endeavors in the public sphere is to reflect and honor the communities that their murals serve, to provide the lead artist and all assistants with proper compensation for their energies and to provide a site of education for visitors.

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Zinke Says Drill!

New interior secretary targets New Mexico

US Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke issued an order last week, aimed at boosting oil and gas leasing on federal lands.

Newscity

North Crest fire takes days to contain, mayor encourages driverless cars and new candidates for governor announced.

Odds & Ends

Funny because convenience store service was denied to someone else.

Letters

The readers write about police patrols and sapping and impurifying our precious bodily fluids.

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Food News

Slapfish starts building ABQ location, Green Jeans burglary suspect arrested, Range Cafe gets a new location, US Senator questions snortable chocolate, New Mexico a favorite of Guy Fieri and why you should buy local squash.

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The Little Hours

Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza and Kate Micucci are naughty nuns in oddball literary adaptation

The Little Hours is a send-up of the absurd idea of sin and that human beings can actually give up their sins of the flesh, but Jeff Baena’s attentions are focused on the fact that cursing, drunken, fornicating nuns are funny as hell.

Reel World

Ferris Bueller's mom is coming, Movies in the Park continue, KiMo turns 90 and Numbskull Revolution needs cast and crew.

Suplexes and Sisterhood

“GLOW” on Netflix

The smartly entertaining/entertainingly smart, retro-tastic wrestling series “GLOW" is a certified, title-belt-wearing winner.

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Taste the REIGHNBEAU!

Hample’s work manipulates sound and emotion

Weekly Alibi talks with Bryce Hample about REIGHNBEAU, combining visual and auditory, and the Albuquerque music scene.

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The Cute and Conscious Join Forces

Jessica Bovee & company's magical North Valley shop

Curio has cute and cool clothes for all body types, each carefully selected with special consideration for how it is made.

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Cry of the Goatsucker

Notes from Shift New Mexico

Joshua Lee visits Shift New Mexico and checks out the effects of Chupacabra, 707 Headband and Hell's OG.

Alibi V.26 No.27 • July 6-12, 2017

The Forms of Things Unknown

Midsummer city politica, explained

An important municipal election is coming up on Oct. 3 with the mayor’s office and five Council seats up for the taking, as well as a controversial ballot question.

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“We the People”

El Centro invokes freedom

Weekly Alibi reached out to El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos on how the immigration policies of an isolationist, nationalist rube, borne on the wings of los federales, may continue to play havoc with local culture, custom and law.

More Equal Than Others

Why we should still be worried about Trump's Religious Liberty order

Though Trump's “religious freedom” executive order doesn't do much, it tells people who can do something to expect his support.

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Newscity

Supreme Court rejects Gold King lawsuit and Aneva Yazzie resigns from Navajo Housing Authority.

Letters

Readers write about UNM Press, “Ask a Mexican” and giving Trump a chance.

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The Rain, the Sun and the Show

More summer, more concerts, more music

The progenitors of “jet-rock,” a singer-songwriter for heaps of humans, Americana and more are coming to town.

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24 Rooms, 24 Worlds

Nativo Lodge hosts artist room open house

Nativo Lodge has invited a host of Native artists from the region to design and bring into existence distinct worlds within each of 24 rooms.

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Baby Driver

Edgar Wright takes an eclectic cast on a high-speed joyride with the stereo cranked to 11

Baby Driver isn’t all testosterone-fueled explosions and physics-defying stunts. It’s a gritty, guns-and-bullets character study done with panache, skill and a slice of humor.

Reel World

See Groundhog Day at the Plaza, Made in Native America (a day of screenings and discussions with Native American filmmakers), Pete’s Dragon in the park, and you still Can't Stop The Serenity.

Family Unfriendly

“I’m Sorry” on truTV

In "I'm Sorry" the humor is rude, crude and consistently uncomfortable. Everyone is awful to one another, never missing an opportunity to viciously insult, tear down, gossip about or curse at one another.

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Take Me Home, Corrales Road

Bistro Brewery is the place where you belong

Hidden along Old Corrales Road are a few spots for rock-solid casual dining that are downright easy on the wallet—and Corrales Bistro Brewery is a prime example.

Food News

Grove Café & Market wins again, Backpack Buddies Food Drive helps local kids, NHCC opens a new restaurant, Green Jeans businesses get robbed, and Bocadillos and Sahara Middle Eastern Eatery get new locations.

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Summer Sessions Watch

Every effort Jeff Sessions makes to block the legalization of cannabis only strengthens the opposition. Why? Because we hate Sessions, and anything he says is bullshit.

Alibi V.26 No.26 • June 29-July 5, 2017

The Indomitable Minie Gonzalez

The enduring creative power of one irrepressible local photographer

From the time she learned to work a camera to the last day she was able to hold one, Minie Gonzalez was taking photographs.

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Muscle Rehab

Get real about workout recovery

After a workout, it takes up to 48 hours to properly recover from the soreness, and what you do during this period matters.

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Our Very Own Methane Cloud

N.M.’s gas and oil industries equal pollution

The methane cloud over New Mexico’s San Juan Basin is the largest area of elevated methane concentration ever measured in the US. With the BLM and EPA having recently suspended the standards to limit the pollution and waste from natural gas mining, it is now up to New Mexico's leaders.

Newscity

Los Alamos Labs is under investigation and new PED chief calls for more reform.

Odds & Ends

Funny because a reclassification of a past-timestamped event caused a current-timestamped event in someone else’s computer.

Letters

The readers write about the need for N.M. to lead the country in immigration reform (including protecting the community from disruption by ICE), making someone else be the artist, holding the keys to our own prisons and clean power.

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“I’ll Wait in Los Angeles”

The West is the best

Adult Beverage discusses their move to California with “I’m not ashamed to admit that I couldn’t make it in California” Music Editor August March.

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The Hero

Sam Elliott’s fictional career looks suspiciously like his real one in slow-going indie drama

In The Hero, what aims to be a self-referential, self-deprecating, late-career look back at regret ends up as a frustratingly predictable film with an overqualified, underutilized star standing front-and-center.

Reel World

Submit your film to ¡Cine Magnífico!, take a workshop in storyboards, sip margaritas while watching Hairspray or enjoy Vicky Cristina Barcelona in Spanish.

Fireworks and Food

Independence Day around the dial

Odds are you’ll get your fill of parties and barbecues on Saturday and Sunday, and by the time Tuesday, July 4, rolls around you’ll be sitting at home glued to the idiot box.

Week in Sloth

This week's highlights include an army of lab-created creatures bent on destroying mankind, unleashing pet spiders upon one's tormentors and the creation and expansion of the crack cocaine industry. This confluence is not necessarily intended as inspiration for your next project.

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Summer Magic

Consistency and kindness reign at St. Clair

Balance seems to be what St. Clair is good at. Their restaurant is upscale without feeling out-of-bounds when you're dressed down, the staff is knowledgeable about the wine list without sounding snobbish, and the food is refined without the price tag.

Food News

M'tucci's Italian expands into retailing, ABQ not the best place for late night munchies, Santa Fe Spirits and Cacao Santa Fe spoil us rotten, Brixen's finally shows its face, someone keeps smashing up Taqueria Mexico and Kasey's closes because of some sad circumstances.

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Memorable Edibles

Canna-candies ain’t so sweet

Rini Grammer treats PTSD-triggered anger by smoking a legendary strain but is disappointed by the taste of cannabis hard candies.