Alibi V.26 No.30 • July 27-Aug 2, 2017

The Squash of Thailand

Thai Boran’s unique menu holds some surprises

Josh Lee is overwhelmed by pumpkin curry at Thai Boran and then keeps eating and eating.

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War Chests Filled with Booty

Local candidates look to many sources for funding

Money has been pouring into the 2017 mayoral race at an unprecedented rate.

Campaign Finance Reporting Changes Prove Controversial

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.

Newscity

Lawsuit against PED is delayed and few are happy with new wolf plan.

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Where the Sunbeams End

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.

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A Ghost Story

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.

Reel World

Titanic on a titanic screen, Zootopia in the park, Extraterrestre en Español and New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase deadline extended.

Monster Mash-Up

“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.

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Greater Tuna Pokes Fun at Small-Town Texas Life

‘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.

Dispatches from the Field

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.

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Food News

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.

Alibi V.26 No.29 • July 20-26, 2017

Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan goes to war in a heart-pounding, historical drama about victory in the jaws of defeat

Dunkirk expresses the panic, fear and sheer chaos of war better than just about any previous film.

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More Immigration, Please

We’re here to stay, say Dreamers

Weekly Alibi chats with two successful, politically aware Dreamers who are still looking toward the future despite the uncertainty of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) order.

Newscity

State board investigates double-dipping and a decades-old water rights case closes.

Odds & Ends

Funny because getting locked inside an ATM happens to someone else.

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The Country in Both Darkness & Light

Terry Tempest Williams’ The Hour of Land

Williams is one of the United States' preeminent nature writers, who in an act of civil disobedience, purchased land leases intended to be sold for development of oil and gas. In her most recent work, she poignantly unpacks the multitude of histories that are embedded in 12 national parks and monuments

Sister Act

Nunsense 2 in all its hilarity at Aux Dog

“Habit humor,” driven mostly by the music that is Nunsense 2's centerpiece, makes this play a welcome weekend diversion.

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Dangerously Still

Congress votes soon on Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, Carlsbad Anti-Drug/Gang Coalition writes a letter and N.M. gubernatorial candidates lean toward supporting cannabis.

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Reel World

Sing in Tijeras, attend a N.M. film industry conference or the Jewish Film Festival.

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There’s No Sign of the Morning Coming

So get thee to a show!

With the proper resources, attitude and resilience, anyone can survive the vibrance of the scene as well as it’s murky backwaters. Here’s a guide for that bright and dark encounter, now happening—all lovingly and musically—in and around Burque.

SATURATION Saturates

Brockhampton brings it

Brockhampton’s SATURATION is all about drawing inspiration from one another to embrace and strengthen the self.

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Food News

Sauce Pizza and Wine opens an ABQ location, Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza gives it away, make your plans for the Santa Fe Farmers Market, US to bring back horse meat, Silver Horizons needs help and KRQE Cares Food for Kids is accepting donations.

Alibi V.26 No.28 • July 13-19, 2017

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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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.