Alibi Volume 26, Number 30
July 27, 2017
We tried our best to outline 25 things that give Albuquerque its undeniable heart. Feel free to add the next 100.
News & Opinion
Local candidates look to many sources for funding
Money has been pouring into the 2017 mayoral race at an unprecedented rate.
Proposed changes to campaign finance reporting rules attempt to update sections of the Campaign Reporting Act that have been invalidated in court, but some are concerned the rules will force disclosure of people who want to remain anonymous, violating their First Amendment rights.
Lawsuit against PED is delayed and few are happy with new wolf plan.
Funny because it happens to some other robot.
Film & TV
Minimalist tale of life and death may be saying something, but it’s keeping awfully quiet
A Ghost Story is self-consciously arty and aggressively dull. If you cut out the scenes in which nothing moves, nothing happens and no one speaks, the entire film would be about 10 minutes long.
Titanic on a titanic screen, Zootopia in the park, Extraterrestre en Español and New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase deadline extended.
“Midnight, Texas” on NBC
“Midnight, Texas” is little more than an inexpensive, broadcast network carbon copy of “True Blood” but with a pulpy, comic book-y charm to its threadbare genre silliness.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
And the starlight begins
August March, beset by disappointment, sees rock as part of the way through it. And so can you, along with Wounded Giant, Lynyrd Skynyrd, YOU and Tobin Sprout.
Arts & Lit
‘80s play still frighteningly relevant today
While Greater Tuna’s main agenda is to poke gentle fun at the ignorant ways of the small-town people of Texas, it also takes time to acknowledge some of the things to be appreciated about such towns.
Mexico City’s vibrance in the theater arts and all else
Juli Hendren visits Mexico City to scout for shows to bring back to New Mexico for Revolutions at Tricklock.
Thai Boran’s unique menu holds some surprises
Josh Lee is overwhelmed by pumpkin curry at Thai Boran and then keeps eating and eating.
The owners of Nick and Jimmy's wants educated employees, Claim Jumper disappears, Paradise Hills refuses to pass the salt, Burger 21 plans to open new spot, Storehouse New Mexico sees some renovations and New Day trains kids to be the next generation of restaurant entrepreneurs.
Find a treasure trove of sleep-inducing goodies
Rini Grammer finds a couple things to treat sleep issues and capsules for anxiety or pain.