Alibi V.27 No.16 • April 19-25, 2018

One Divine Hammer

Chatting with Kelley Deal

August March speaks with Kelley Deal of The Breeders about how things have changed since 25 years ago.

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Brave New World Vulture

Beauty the Turkey Vulture does work to make her species proud

Hawks Aloft is a local nonprofit that deals in conservation of birds of prey.

Healthy Plants, Healthy Kids

Water conservation project at Barelas school

The students in the Dolores Gonzales Gardening Club will be going home with not only some fresh fruits and vegetables from their beds, but also with some plants they can continue to nurture at home, learning to be stewards for nature.

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An Immigrant Friendly Town

Plus all sorts of other interesting city business

Immigrant tears and fears topped the agenda and made for a very interesting Albuquerque City Council meeting.

To The Future Governor

This year’s essential truths, revealed

The outcome of the governor’s race in N.M. will give direction to our culture’s movement, but it's going to take some work to embrace progress.

Newscity

Bernalillo County's District Attorney is calling for expanded limits on existing gun laws; a judge has ruled that state Sen. Joseph Cervantes qualifies to run for the Democratic nomination in the state's Gubernatorial race; a bill expanding a national child abduction alert service's coverage to include tribal lands was signed into law by President Donald Trump last week.

Odds & Ends

Funny because speeding tickets given to parked cars happen to someone else.

Letters

The readers write about Trump's tax records and one of last week's articles.

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Conjuring Wonder

Paper engineer Matt Shlian brings new work to Tamarind's Wonder Cabinet

We interview Matt Shlian about his work and the convergence of arts and sciences.

Death and Coffee

Adobe Theater's Black Coffee satisfies the craving for traditional noir

Adobe Theater's Black Coffee creates the appropriate mood, renders its characters nicely and doles out clues artfully.

Found Objects

See Her Dirty Dishes, connect with the Center for Cartoon Studies, learn about bullet journals go to a talk with Jane Lackey.

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Final Portrait

Artistic biopic revels in surface details

Final Portrait is a microcosmic chamber drama, an old-fashioned two-hander in which two characters meet, interact and part company. It rarely dips below the surface, but—like a great many works of art—it’s a fascinating surface, nonetheless.

Blood Relatives

This week, see La Novia or Beyond the Border: The Story of Ettore Castiglioni; go to a talk about production assistants.

Back From the Dead

“Fear the Walking Dead” on AMC

Reset, restaffed and injected with a long-overdue sense of humor, “Fear the Walking Dead” now feels like a dusty undead Western and it might actually be the jolt of zesty ranch flavor this show’s bland mix of rotting corpses and bad decisions has been needing.

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Food Waste (and How Not to Waste It)

Tips on reducing and reusing the stuff you’d normally throw out

If you cook at home at all, you likely throw away a lot of food waste. But there’s plenty of clever ways you can reuse scraps to keep them out of the landfill and save yourself a few bucks in the process.

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Incremental Freedom

Cannabis decriminalized in ABQ

A measure to decriminalize the possession of an ounce or less of cannabis passed by a hair, though four City Councilors still felt it's a good idea to lock people in a cage for using a substance that doesn't harm anybody.

Alibi V.27 No.15 • April 12-18, 2018

Dancing in the Streets

New Mexico Salsa Congress offers a wide variety of dance experience to the city

In response to the salsa scene stagnating, the New Mexico Salsa Congress formed to expose, educate and instruct New Mexicans in Latin dance.

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With A Gun

How non-normative behavior still shapes America

It doesn't take Sigmund Freud to see that if 78% of the population doesn't keep guns at home for protection, then those who do deviate from the norm.

And Without a Gun

Violence continues to plague Burque

Jeff Hartzer believes the president has set the example for people to lose impulse control and respect for one another.

Newscity

School districts across the state are struggling to interpret legislation that increases teachers' salaries; a state congressional candidate allegedly failed to disclose large real estate contracts with state agencies over the last five years, possibly violating state law.

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Back to Burgundy

Siblings resolve family strife over a glass of wine in a French dramedy that goes down easy, evaporates quickly

Back to Burgundy may not be complex, but the bottle is awfully pretty. Just don’t go into it expecting something other than perfectly palatable table wine.

Reel World

See Black Materials Experiments in Cinema, Holocaust survivor shorts or a documentary about the Pajarito Mesa community.

That Sinking Feeling

“The Terror” on AMC

“The Terror” is a judicious balance of white-knuckle survival horror and classic historical drama.

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‘Rocky Mountain High’

Avoiding bad puns in Colorado

Josh Lee drives north to where people say yes to state revenue and discovers Tropicanna, a new level of flower.

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Take the Cure

Concerts are good for what ails ye!

Even in the pallid realm of gothdom, joy is possible. In a world where love hurts, music provides a purity of form that leads away from the edge to a pulsating center. And that’s that’s just the goths; every other subculture has probably come to the same conclusion.

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Beyond Ink and Whiskey

Leslie Jamison's newest work is full of feeling and analysis that leads the way to truth

The heart of Leslie Jamison's The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath is the grip of alcohol, its reputation as the literary choice of romantic self-destruction. It's not so much the substance itself so much as “the surplus of mystical properties” that people assign to it.

Internet Famous

Artist Gina Beavers renders social media as high art

In recent years, Gina Beavers has explored imagery culled from the internet and rendered in realistic acrylic paint, providing us with a different eye on ourselves and the ways in which we express ourselves, even in the most casual forums.

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Reyna Banteah of Ts’uyya Farm

New South Valley farmer uses traditional Zuni growing methods

Reyna Banteah is farming on her own for the first time at Ts’uyya Farm, having completed the Grow the Growers internship and moving on to business incubation.

“Ugly Delicious”

David Chang challenges “authenticity” in new Netflix series

In “Ugly Delicious,” David Chang and a rotating cast of friends and expert guests travel around the world to examine the origins and modern permutations of different kinds of foods. Chang wants to know what makes a dish authentic and, more importantly, why we should care.

Alibi V.27 No.14 • April 5-11, 2018

One Vote Over the Line

Council moves to decriminalize la grifa

A move to decriminalize cannabis in the city, zoning code issues, autism awareness and safer school crossings dominated the April 2 meeting of the Albuquerque City Council.

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The Hero’s Journey

Heinrich instrumental in code talker’s recognition

When the tide of fascism rose to unbearable levels Adolph Nagurski went out to meet it, using his own culture as a weapon, though having been denied that culture by the large apparatus of the federal government.

Newscity

New Mexico Environment Department fines LANL over hazardous waste storage; records of Governor Martinez's audit-exempt expenses obtained; Latifah Phillips fired from job as state's assistant secretary for Native American education.

Odds & Ends

Funny because getting a perk for living in a funny-named place happens to someone else.

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Isle of Dogs

Meticulously animated feature is a fantastic(al) journey

Akira Kurosawa’s scruffy aesthetic is undoubtedly what’s fueling Isle of Dogs’ creative engines. Feel free to discuss at length—over third wave, cold-brewed coffee, perhaps—whether Wes Anderson’s miniaturization of Japanese culture asks audiences to laugh with or at the stereotypes.

Reel World

NMFF presents “The Business of Film” seminar. Or go see The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo, Zydeco Breakfast or Big Trouble in Little China.

TV News

Tidbits from around the dial

Catch-22, The Purge and Gormenghast all to get TV adaptations.

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No Sleep Till Provo

DECON conjures his dream

We speak with DECON, a creator of the latest of the greatest in musical currents, a booming, blithely beatific thing called EDM.

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Hallelujah, Hallelujah

The Book of Mormon brings big questions and clever tunes to Popejoy

The Book of Mormon's sardonic dark hymns and absurd bits never cease to delight, but unexpectedly for many, the show doesn't approach the story with malice.

New Geology

Artist nicholas b jacobsen shows us what we can learn from the natural world around us

What does being a rock look like to you? To artist nicholas b jacobsen the practice of being a rock is the practice of approaching a new understanding of yourself in stillness, and the world outside in all its busy-ness and all of its tranquility, too.

Found Objects

This week: a calligraphy exhibition, The 49th Best Sketch Show, In Clear Light and the Earth, Wind and Fiber! Spring Show.

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