Alibi V.26 No.33 • Aug 17-23, 2017

BernCo Turns Back Trumpian Logic

Commissioner Johnson’s anti-immigrant ordinance refused

Bernalillo County Commission considers a resolution that would rescind the immigrant-friendly status of the county and the separate issue of adding dozens of Sherriff’s deputies to the county’s ranks.

Regrets accepted here

Remorse optional

Regretting that "No Regrets" tattoo you got this year? Cheat on the love of your life? Failed your chemistry class? Invested time in paying attention to the Kardashians? Exercised all of three times over the summer? We all have regrets…

New Mexico Hempfest!

Saturday, August 19, noon-9pm

It's Aug. 19, 2017. You're getting evaluated by a real medical doctor. You're making tie-dye. You're learning more about your medicine. You're supporting legalization of a useful plant. You're eating delicious food. Where are you? At the first annual New Mexico HempFest of course! Entry is totally free, and parking is a measly $1 per car at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park. You are roaming around enjoying live music from local bands, a Hemposium tent with exciting speakers, a kids' activity area and dozens of regional artists, farmers, educators, plus lots of tasty food trucks. You're with all your friends and family at this all-ages, family-friendly event and having an absolute blast celebrating New Mexico's hemp industry.

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Newscity

APS splits district onto “Learning Zones”, judge invalidates governor's vetoes and closures caused by bear activity.

We Don’t Need No Education

No dark sarcasm in the classroom, but closures possible

The state Public Education Department rates schools to identify which ones could experience major overhauls, and that’s causing alarm among some teachers, especially in rural communities.

Odds & Ends

Funny because an unflattering mug shot happens to someone else.

Letters

The readers write about Christian Science and who is responsible for our policies on children's needs.

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“He’s an Eatin’ Lad”

March goes all Jethro on y’all at Kap’s Coffee Shop

Diner fare and New Mexican cuisine are somehow related. They’re both a sort of comfort food available in America, after all. Kap’s Coffee Shop & Diner has both.

Food News

Insomnia Cookies delivers late-night addiction, Sandbar Brewery and Grill takes a historic spot, “Big Healthy Life” on big healthy lives, Chef Marc Quiñones does ABQ proud, Angel Fire resort hosts a real humdinger, and Flagship Foods announces major plans.

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Expect Legalization Talk in 2020

Cannabis on everyone’s mind

Prospective presidential candidate introduces bill to legalize cannabis at the federal level, Verdes Foundation begins building a farm in Corrales, NIH funds a study of cannabis usage as treatment for opioid addiction and California town to become a "cannabis-friendly hospitality destination."

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Shot Caller

Prison drama succeeds in making life behind bars look bad—which isn’t much of a challenge, really

Despite some committed acting and some gloomy cinematography, Shot Caller is far too melodramatic and drags its twisty story out far too long to have the solid, gut-punch impact it so desperately wants.

Reel World

See Singin’ in the Rain at Civic Plaza, Smoke Signals and "The Best of 2017 48 Hour Film Project.” Crewmembers are wanted for Judgment.

Regularly Scheduled

Networks lock new fall lineups

The broadcast networks announced their fall schedules. Here's what we’ll be watching (or not) come September/October and what new shows have been sidelined until midseasons (January/February).

Week in Sloth

There's an “unscripted docuseries" about a Beverly Hills erotic club, legendary warriors of light chosen by the Trump Kingdom to protect the world from evil desires and a “Countdown to Darkness.”

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Birthday Party, Cheescake, Jellybean, Boom!

And I feel fine

Go out this weekend unafraid, witness one of the greatest live music scenes here on Earth—given the proper amount of restraint and reserve, one hopes Burque’s concert culture will persist for innumerable weekends to come.

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Something for the Makers

Spoiler alert: We're all makers

The Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire will host soldering stations, “Take-a-Part(y)” courtesy of Quelab, and stations where visitors of all ages can explore things like rocket building, block printmaking, puzzle and maze design, a seed library, local history, rug crafting and much, much more.

The Flintstones Vol. 1

With DC’s recent acquisition of The Flintstones characters, Saturday morning delights are in the news again, with inventive creators putting their own spin on the beloved cartoon absurdity of yesteryear.

Alibi V.26 No.32 • Aug 10-16, 2017

Freedom to the Flower

No matter where your sincerely held beliefs lie on the spectrum, the future is staring us all in the face: legalization.

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Council Gets Back to It

ICE, elections and ART discussed

A bucket of prickly issues awaited the Albuquerque City Council at their Aug. 7 meeting. Rapid immigration enforcement, election issues and transit woes were some of the matters tackled by councilors.

Newscity

Albuquerque loses Reads to Lead funding and AG Jeff Sessions says Albuquerque is ineligible for National Public Safety Partnership funds.

Democrats Face Bounty in 2018

Expanded house majority is possible

A president’s party typically does not do well in the midterm elections.

Odds & Ends

Funny because an escalated marital argument happens to someone else.

Letters

The readers write about cannabis legalization, the quest for money and thanks.

film

Brigsby Bear

Oddball indie comedy looks at the dangers of nostalgia and the joys of fandom

Brigsby Bear is a bit too self-conscious of the dorkiness of its main character and of the hipster profundity in his Quixote-esque quest, but the overall intent is sincere and openhearted enough to overcome the script familiarities and character tropes.

Reel World

Check out the Taos Pride Film Festival or the Native Cinema Showcase; see Pulling Push Doors or Pretty in Pink.

TV News

Televised tidbits from around the dial

TV gets new stuff, including books and movies.

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It’s a Natural Achievement

Just to let you know the scene

There are some damn decent musical events to be had this weekend; here’s a “choose your own adventure” for the week. Each has a different, gloriously musical outcome, of course. But it’s still up to you to make the scene, sabes?

Sheer Mag Urges Action

The maelstrom needs to feel your love

Sheer Mag's Need to Feel Your Love understands and embraces the power of passion.

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Food News

UFC welterweight champion starts Hundred Hands Craft Coffee, Amadeo's Pizza causes confusion, Dion's experiments, State Fair green chile cheeseburger competitors announced, the Acre promises vegetarian comforts, and the Xtreme Eating Awards tells us where not to eat.

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The Good News

“The New Mexico Inquisition” fights injustice with jokes

As they sift through the hours of footage and run through the endless jokes that could be made at someone's expense, the team of “The New Mexico Inquisition” explicitly aims above the belt.

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Revisiting HB 527

Cannabis news analysis

Bipartisan New Mexico legislators this year passed legislation to expand coverage of the Compassionate Use Act, but la Tejana vetoed the measure.

Focus on Concentrates

An introduction

Surrounded by vapes, dabs, doohickeys and whatchamacallits, the modern-day cannabis patient can quickly become confused and overwhelmed.

The Dreaded Apparatus

Dabs and vapes

Roach clips are no longer the cutting edge in cannabis technology. What's up with all the bizarre hardware you find in the display cases at dispensaries?

CBD for Dummies

Ain’t just cannabidiol tears

Cannabidiol is the second most prominent compound found in cannabis, but it's the part that has the most medicinal properties.

Give It a Whiff

Terpenes and cannabis

Terpenes are a class of organic compounds found in many plants and even some insects. They often have a strong odor and are thought to be produced to attract pollinators and to protect against predation by attracting predators that feed on herbivores.

A Greener Future

Smoke Signals points the way by looking at the past

Smoke Signals details history through the lens of everyone's favorite plant.

Stoner Cinema from the 1930s

The early history of marijuana in movies

Marijuana has been a favorite subject of filmmakers for generations, but back in the post-Jazz Era of the 1930s, marijuana was seen—by the establishment, anyway—as a deadly killer of our nation's youth.

Under Your Nose

Everest Apothecary was there the whole time

Icefall turns out to be one of those perfect strains for dealing with depression or general sluggishness.

Alibi V.26 No.31 • Aug 3-9, 2017

Lady Macbeth

Impolite BBC drama is bad romance at its best

Far too stark to call Gothic, way too bleak to call romantic, Lady Macbeth is a violent heartbreaker for those who prefer broken hearts to happy endings.

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From the Darkroom to the Light

Latent Image Collective's Ongoing Conversation

In photography the latent image is one that has yet to be developed on the film strip. The image is registered with light; it just hasn't been called forth yet. It is this process of development that inspired the start of Latent Image Collective.

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Reel World

66 Mile Radius and last weekend's 48 Hour Films screen, and a special "dinner and a movie" event happens in Silver City.

Check-In Time

“The Guest Book” on TBS

“The Guest Book” is a comic anthology, with curse-laden dialogue and sexually explicit storylines, centering on the various inhabitants of a single, crazy hotel room.

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With Harmony

Local trio constantly rocks out

Weekly Alibi chats with the formidable multi-instrumentalists of Constant Harmony.

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Farm to Table at Farm & Table

A celebration, steeped in the agrarian history of the North Valley

Farm & Table is definitely upscale, with delicious surprises across the board and exacting detail to every dish, but still approachable enough for anyone’s special occasions.

Food News

Crime hits the dining crowd, Dion's announces new dressing, Peter Piper Pizza announces second location, Cantero Brewing Company renovates old space, Humble Coffee to open new location, and Fox & Hound gets rebranded.

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Goodbye Elephant, Hello Donkey!

Dem gov probable in 2018, report states

National Journal predicted this week that New Mexico is the second-most likely state to elect a governor from a different party than the incumbent in the coming year.

Newscity

Motion filed against city's sick leave ballot, some high schools still struggling with PARCC, and judge orders APD to pay for document delay.

A Conversation with Maggie Hart Stebbins

County commissioner seeks progress

Weekly Alibi had coffee with Bernalillo County Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins to chat a bit about how things are going over at the county side of our local government.

Odds & Ends

Funny because a carefully-planned drug sting nabs someone else.

art

The Gallery on Gold

Albuquerque's only micro-gallery brings multimedia art to the streets

Pacific Exhibits is a site to support artists in a unique and highly visible way, viewable 24/7 by anybody.

New Mexico After Dark

The high desert underworld of Buckskin Cocaine

There is a particular emotional distance with which each character is held, until the moment when zooming in close and revealing vulnerability will be most wrenching.

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Sessions' Hand Gets Slapped

… Inches from the cookie jar

Rohrabacher-Farr amendment renewed, Massachusetts Supreme Court rules in favor of medical cannabis-using employee, and Doña Ana County Detention Center Director busted.