Alibi Volume 26, Number 45
November 9, 2017
What’s happenin’ and hoppin’ across N.M.
Being the dedicated readers that you are, you know that within the metro area of N.M. there are literally hundreds of events going on each week, but we wanted to share all the holiday and winter-related events that are happening across the state. From north to south and east to west, we scoured through the towns of our great state.
News & Opinion
Civic improvement, safety at issue
Taking a cue from ancient Roman leaders, Albuquerque City Councilors made it a crime to give beggars a quarter along busy roadways, commissioned a new fresco Downtown and tweaked the proposed overhaul of the city’s planning and zoning codes.
UNM’s new president must face past and future
UNM should represent all that our city strives to be, and getting UNM back on track will be much like getting this town to travel down a productive path.
Medicaid might get copays and premiums, candidates vie for Maestas' APS board position and APD Chief to retire.
Progressive trumps Trumpian candidate in local contest
Thirty minutes after the polls closed in Albuquerque on Nov. 14, 2017, the outcome was clear. Early tabulations of absentee and early voting showed Tim Keller with a huge lead over Dan Lewis.
Funny because magnets up one's nose happen to someone else.
The readers write about Republicans, County Commissioners and fast drivers.
Film & TV
Vox pop as engine of reeducation
Swiss screenwriter-director Petra Volpe deftly illustrates the subversive power of communal coercion in the Swiss suffrage dramedy The Divine Order.
Ken Burns' Vietnam War documentary excerpt and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales are screening for free, the Desert Light Film Festival wants film submissions from middle and high school students and you can see all of the 48 Hour Horror Project's entries.
“Future Man” on Hulu
The entire premise of "Future Man" is borrowed, but thanks to Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, it's sprinkled with plenty of jokes about dicks, video games and sci-fi movies.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
These shows and memories can’t wait
Don’t be afraid to try something new; go out and hear something you’ve never experienced before! Though there are many shows to see, you only live once.
We review new releases by James Whiton, Crystal Stasis and The Salvage Retrograde.
Arts & Lit
AirDance New Mexico launches two new performances this weekend
Someone in AirDance New Mexico made the offhand suggestion, “We should do a performance based on bugs.” The group took the idea and ran with it.
New Mexico Wilderness Alliance puts together the expansive Wilderness: Land Untrammeled, a group show of more than 50 visual artists; art photographer Patrick Nagatani passes away.
Tewa Tales of Suspense! creator Jason Garcia visits the annual convention
Just in time for Indigenous Comic Con, speaker and exhibitor Jason Garcia tells us about his work.
What’s good on market stands this season?
Eating seasonally is not only financially clever (things that are in season grow plentifully, so they’re cheaper at grocery stores), it’s also healthier and tastier, as fruits and veggies that are out of season are typically grown with chemicals and shipped from far away.
Curry Leaf’s fare is expansive, creative and supremely gratifying to eat
Curry Leaf is a restaurant worth visiting—probably many times—in order to sample their interesting dishes which are rooted in India and amalgamated with the tastes of New Mexico.
Urban Wellness smells (good)
There have been over 100 terpenes found in cannabis, and the extent to which plant terpenes in general have been studied means a fuller knowledge of these compounds than cannabinoids (which have obviously not been studied so deeply). A patient armed with knowledge of these stinky bastards will be better equipped to treat their specific ailments. Finding the right strain for you can be a hit-and-miss journey otherwise.