Alibi V.26 No.46 • Nov 16-22, 2017

There Was an Election

And another, and one after that

As the US heads toward the 2018 mid-term congressional elections, a new storm is forming on the horizon, one that may very likely help topple the executive branch travesty that has been visited upon our otherwise decent country.

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Shop Local, Give Local

A guide to New Mexico-made products perfect for holiday gift-giving

You might want to start thinking about your holiday shopping. Here at the Alibi, we like to promote local stores, manufacturers, artists, musicians and craftspeople so we’ve turned to our well-versed section editors for a look at some interesting items from right here in the Land of Enchantment.

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Dealt

Magic-minded documentary switches hands on audiences

Dealt follows Richard Turner, master of prestidigitation who doesn't let his lack of sight slow him down.

Reel World

Central Features Contemporary Art Gallery featuring the 1954 feature Salt of the Earth; The New Mexico Film Foundation unveils its second annual Student Filmmakers Showcase; 4th Annual Pueblo Film Fest gets underway; Dynatheater will screen Dream Big.

Kitty Litter

“Meow Manor” on UP

If you love “Big Brother” but wish it were filled with kittens, then “Meow Manor” is right up your alley.

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An Orgasmic Response to Percussion

Kerby’s project is ecstatically awesome

Kris Kerby's long-running “percussion apocalypse” endeavor, ICUMDRUMS, continues to set sonic standards, divining as well as breaking the boundaries of Albuquerque’s avant-garde. Weekly Alibi chats with him to find out more about one of Burque’s most relevant cultural provocateurs.

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One More Try

Advisory board once again backing opioid addiction as qualifying condition

Medical Cannabis Advisory Board, armed with research, votes unanimously to recommend opioid use disorder be added to conditions qualifying for medical cannabis; Canada prepares to make money; FDA research blocked by "other regulatory agencies."

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The Passage of IDO

Council approves sweeping zoning reform

Albuquerque City Council passed a massive overhaul of the city’s zoning regulations at its special meeting.

Newscity

The corruption trial of former state Sen. Phil Griego is causing a reexamination of the state's citizen legislator system and the five-year-old legal battle between the New Mexico Cancer Center in Albuquerque and Presbyterian Healthcare has been put on hold.

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The Language of Liberation

Tricklock Company becomes the site of revolution at the start of their 24th season

REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN. is not a simple play; it's full of women being truthful—often to the point of hilarity—about what they want.

Found Objects

Grown up date night at Warehouse 508; "Mansions, Motoring and Millennials" opens at the Albuquerque Museum; Moonstone Pop-Up revisits Sister Bar.

From Ink Black to Paper White

Graphic novel Ink in Water doesn't shy away from the hard stuff

Lacy J. Davis gives structure to her life in meaningful ways in her new graphic novel Ink in Water.

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An “Instant” Favorite

Burritos Alinstante

Burritos Alisante New Mexican fast food, with that like-your-grandma-made-it love, has withstood each test, delivering their downright affordable menu “in an instant.”

Making Prickly Pear Jam

This seasonal New Mexico fruit makes tasty jam for homemade gifts

This recipe for prickly pear fruit jam is sure to make a great holiday gift for your friends and family.

Alibi V.26 No.45 • Nov 9-15, 2017

The Things with Wings

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.

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Winter Guide

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.

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No Fear of Music

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.

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Found Objects

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.

Indigenous Comic Con Round Two

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.

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More Than a Menu

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.

Season’s Eatings: Fall/Winter Edition

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.

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The Nose Knew

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.

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IDO, Beggars and a Fresco

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.

A Slow Progress Forward

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.

Newscity

Medicaid might get copays and premiums, candidates vie for Maestas' APS board position and APD Chief to retire.

Timothy M. Keller Elected Mayor

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.

Letters

The readers write about Republicans, County Commissioners and fast drivers.

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The Divine Order

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.

Reel World

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.

Forward to the Past!

“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.

Alibi V.26 No.44 • Nov 2-8, 2017

Math and the Attorney General

Even Sessions doesn't know what his plan is

With 51 percent of Republicans (and 64 percent of Americans) reporting as being in favor of legalizing cannabis, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in the awkward position of discovering that everything he believes is wrong.

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The Commission’s Progress

County lawmakers work on minimum wage, public health

The Bernalillo County Commission set the foundation for mental health and substance abuse programs, raised the minimum wage and honored the peaceful ones at their most recent meeting.

Newscity

PED will adopt Next Generation Science Standards, Kirtland colonel relieved for not signing "certificate of spouse appreciation" and ranchers' case against US Forest Service dismissed.

Odds & Ends

Funny because getting ticketed for singing happens to someone else.

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The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Absurdist filmmaker scares up a new film

The Killing of a Sacred Deer looks gorgeous in its own grim, spare way and builds an air of tension and mystery, but lacks director Yorgos Lanthimos' usual deadpan sense of humor.

Reel World

See Calling Home the Dead, the New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase Awards Ceremony and Screening, the Neon Dystopia Micro Festival and Basement Films' Audio/Visual Show.

Cooking With Gas

“At Home With Amy Sedaris” on truTV

Occasionally absurdist, but hilariously self-aware, “At Home With Amy Sedaris” is the exact sort of skewering Food Network and HGTV are begging for these days.

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¡Diga No a la Política!

Go see a show instead, for Crissakes!

This week, check out Midnight Opera, Lords of Acid, Billy Strings, Sadistik or Noname.

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Albuquerque Otherworld

Mark Beyer's first collection in 12 years delves into the city's strangeness

Ne'er-do-Wellers visually details Albuquerque’s news headlines through darkly funny images.

Overcooked

Cooking game makes for hot competition

In Overcooked, you must coordinate your efforts in order to serve up timely hamburgers, soups and other foodstuffs before your customers grow impatient and leave your establishment.

Found Objects

See Fulfillment Center, learn about writing creative nonfiction, go to TEDxABQWomen or Pablo Brescia's reading and signing.

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Winning Coffee Co. Moves Towards Becoming a Co-Op

The University Heights cornerstone is transitioning into being worker-owned

After several months of taking a financial beating due to the ART construction, the owner of Winning Coffee wanted out, so the staff decided to take over.