Alibi Volume 26, Number 35
August 31, 2017
What I’ve learned over a decade of making newspapers
The best way to support the paper is to remember that “to love us is to plug us.”
Aside from sticking that “25 years” logo on every goddammed thing, we've at least been somewhat more discreet than we were with our 20th anniversary. Here’s a modest look back.
News & Opinion
Mayoral candidate is compassionate, ready to lead
Mayoral candidate Susan Wheeler-Deichsel says poverty is behind many of our problems.
Christopher Ruszkowski promoted to education secretary, supplemental fluoridation decision delayed and Navajo Housing Authority cleared of wrongdoing.
Political gurus influence local race
Some local mayoral campaign managers and consulting firms have already collected from $50,000 to $100,000 since the race began earlier this year.
Funny because a 99p charge for nothing happens to someone else.
The readers write about similar leader personalities and poisoned honey bees.
Film & TV
8 Mile goes to Jersey in beat-dropping indie drama
There’s just enough charisma and likability on display throughout Patti Cake$ to make you wish the man behind it were as interested in originality as he was in sentimental manipulation, crowd-pleasing formulas and rhyming insults.
A grant is available for your science fiction or fantasy film idea, there’s a stage reading series to debug your dialog and a fundraiser for The Deadly Link documentary. Or just watch Sing at Civic Plaza.
“Marvel’s Inhumans” in IMAX
“Marvel’s Inhumans,” (IP replacement for X-Men) has its pilot open in theaters.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Dwyer’s evolving rock ritual
Ahead of his appearance at Sister as something multi-limbed, multifaceted and multi-named, John Dwyer chatted with Weekly Alibi.
Arts & Lit
The “Moth Migration Project” lands in downtown Albuquerque
Hilary Lorenz put out a call asking for individuals to make paper moths and mail them to her to so she could arrange them together in a massive installation of 40,000 moths—the number of moths a grizzly bear can eat in a single day.
A selection of poems from local A.M. Langston’s new release
Local poet A.M. Langston recently released From Couch to Couch, Never Leaving the House, his first book of poetry.
Steel Bender stays busy on Second Street
Steel Bender Brewyard's flavor and service could be improved but it does not have a popularity problem.
Smith’s kicks off the “Great American Food Drive,” Dion’s releases new ranch, Silver Street Market turns a year old, Sauce Pizza and Wine already giving back, how New Mexicans can help victims of Tropical Storm Harvey, and there’s a new boss in the food section.
Blunt names give away the game
Serious Happiness lives up to its name, but Sour Chem isn't so good for folks who tend to carry a lot of anxiety.