Alibi V.28 No.3 • Jan 17-23, 2019

Health Security Can Happen

Legislation would create a self-insuring state

We interview Max Bartlett, chair of the group working on the Health Security Act, which would have the state set up one large health insurance pool for all N.M. citizens.

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Plastic, Pets and De Anza

City and county government news you can use

With the 525,600 minutes of 2019 ticking away, the Bernalillo County Commission and the Albuquerque City Council held their first meet ups of the New Year.

Newscity

An order that eased restrictions on natural gas well locations was suspended last week; hundreds of New Mexicans employed by the federal government have applied for unemployment; City of Albuquerque wants to transform the empty Rail Yards in Downtown into a campus for film students.

Odds & Ends

Funny because a smartphone-empowered Antichrist happens to someone else.

food

Drool-Worthy Deals in the Off Hours

Indigo Crow delivers satisfying small plates and sammies

Indigo Crow passes the off-hour reconnaissance test, suitable for a special occasion brunch with drinks or a fancy dinner for your favorite folks.

Chocolate Cartel Keeps it Local

“High-quality dark chocolate” sets the shop apart

Chocolate Cartel specializes in locally-made high-quality dark chocolate, with a variety of unique ingredients like New Mexico chile and lavender mixed into some bars.

Food Resolutions for 2019

Diets suck. These goals don’t.

All of us could approach food with more flexibility and joy in 2019. Here are some diet-related new year’s resolutions, guilt- and deprivation-free.

cannabis

Unsmart

Figuring it out at Seven Clover

Joshua Lee gets an appetite and novel trains of thought with Reba, and Ice Cream Cake provides a blissful state of painless limbo—a formless awareness adrift in a trance. Then Strawberry Blonde gets his feet moving.

News on the Green

The first biannual Cannabis Media Summit was held in New York City a few weeks ago; and Duke University says THC exposure can trigger a change in users’ sperm via DNA methylation.

film

Replicas

Keanu Reeves goes old school in retrograde sci-fi thriller

Replicas feels more like a Syfy Channel “mockbuster” parody of a sci-fi film than an actual sci-fi film. The effects grow increasingly junky, and the whole thing devolves into a poorly staged string of chases scenes involving lots of interchangeable guys in black suits with guns.

Native Rock

This week, see Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, The Spy Who Came In From the Cold and a new local shorts showcase.

Coke and a Smile?

“Black Monday” on Showtime

“Black Monday” takes viewers back to Oct. 19, 1987, when the worst stock market crash in Wall Street history wiped out economies across the globe.

music

Go To These Concerts!

The local music scene is better if you’re there

There are heaps of great shows that are part of scene that is part of your city, so Show Up!

art

From Pain, Graceful Compassion

Sparrow Dance Productions seeks to heal community trauma through dance

Christina Daly-Smith founded Sparrow Dance Productions for healing community trauma.

A Rich, Real Read

Sarah Viren’s award-winning essays

The connecting thread among all the essays in Mine seems to be the concept of ownership. What does it mean to own a thing? How do things come into our ownership? What happens when we realize we do not own the things we believed we owned? What can be owned? And by whom?

Found Objects

After Comic Con, go see the Sandhill Cranes and then write a poem because the Open Space Visitor Center wants your poetry.

Alibi V.28 No.2 • Jan 10-16, 2019

Adventures in Modern Insuring

Even with coverage access can be labrynthine

Health insurance companies use proprietary trade secrets to decide whether to cover or deny payment for drugs. In an amazing coincidence, this just happens to result in patients ending up having to pay thousands of dollars per month.

news

Here Comes the Legislature!

60-day sesh ensures hijinks will ensue

Recreational cannabis, education reform and behavioral health are some of the things coming up in the 60-day-long legislative session.

Newscity

Mayor Keller said a progress report on the city needs to be updated; Environment Department will review a plan to investigate soil and groundwater contamination at a former meat packing facility; Questions about Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham's campaign ties have been raised over horse-racing track license.

Odds & Ends

Funny because “Why don't you die?” was repeatedly screamed at someone else.

food

Erin Wade’s Wellness Philosophy

The Vinaigrette owner learns from the land (and from plenty of books)

“Farmer and restaurateur” isn’t the most common job description, but in the twenty teens having only one job is increasingly passé—not to mention economically difficult. The Vinaigrette in Albuquerque is only the tip of Erin Wade’s multi-city restaurant empire.

Meet Burque’s Canine Cookie Experts

Tailwaggin Temptations appeals to pups’ palates

Predicting what will appeal to a dog’s taste buds isn’t an exact science, but, says Kathy Wendt of Tailwaggin Temptations dog treat company, “dogs are always our best testers.”

Get Your Challah On

Second annual NoshFest this Sunday

Since Jewish people make up less than one percent of the Albuquerque population, NoshFest is a unique opportunity for the Jewish Community Center to share Jewish culture with the city.

cannabis

Hemp is Legal

Here come the regulations

Last month, amid the holiday bustle and shutdown threats, President Donald Trump quietly legalized hemp by signing the 2018 Farm Bill.

News on the Green

New cannabis glossy magazines are popping up everywhere, and surprise, surprise, cannabis users rated it more favorably compared to pharmaceuticals in a number of areas.

film

On the Basis of Sex

Courtroom drama lauds its subject for her role in the fight for equality

Anyone inclined to go see a biopic about Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the first place is going to be perfectly happy with On the Basis of Sex and its infectious optimism.

Atomic Monsters

This week we've got Super 8 Movie Night in the Nuclear Living Room and free screenings of Killing Games: Wildlife in the Crosshairs and Ant-Man and The Wasp.

Killing Time

“Deadly Class” on Syfy

Though it lacks the gonzo, over-the-top, hyperviolent stylings of Syfy’s other Image comic series, “Deadly Class” packs enough blood-soaked action to keep audiences interested.

music

A Girl Fight, A Ball of Funk

The sunny wintertime shows

Thursday Night Girl Fight has been happening for nigh on 10 years; elsewhere in the universe, a ball of funk will soon descend from the Mothership and onto Burque.

Sonic Reducer

There are Radiohead references aplenty in this Week’s Sonic Reducer, which features new local work by St. Petersburg, Tom Foe and Apeirian Age.

art

What’s the Matter with Belen?

City’s religious right would rather be broke than support feminist art

Belen struggles to fund their Judy Chicago Museum, due to the nature of the art. The problem? Seeing lady-bits might cause an uprising of angry mobs.

Fugelsang-a-lang-a-lang

Call and response with John Fugelsang and Danger K. Varoz

We wanted to interview comedian John Fugelsang, but we couldn't, so we got comedian Danger K. Varoz to interview some of his jokes instead.

Found Objects

Enjoy Matters of the Heart: Black Art Speaks, see comedians to raise money for a wheelcair pillow and then go audition for the Shakespeare Festival.

Alibi V.28 No.1 • Jan 3-9, 2019

The Radical We

Max Baptiste uses art to build community

When audio engineer Max Baptiste founded a video game company in Albuquerque with a couple of his friends, he had no idea it would profoundly change the way he saw the world, and inspire him to form a revolutionary new nonprofit aimed at eradicating prejudice through the arts.

news

Welcome to the Jungle

A new governor forms her team

Now that New Mexico is free of La Tejana, let's take a look at some of the new forces binding and building back our wonderful state.

Newscity

Lawmakers are pushing a number of bills aimed at improving safety and security on public school campuses; governor's social spending account will now be itemized and audited; N.M. population is growing more slowly than other Western states.

Odds & Ends

Funny because computer-measured toilet paper rations happen to someone else.

music

art

Her Beautiful Blood

Mercedez Holtry unites city’s poets

Mercedez Holtry formed a collective of poets called Burque Revolt with one goal: Creating safe spaces for any and all poets, regardless of their identities or ages, to be heard.

cannabis

Resolutions

Patient enrollment continues to rise

Despite the gray fog that seemed to steal 2018 from many of us, strange leaps occurred in the weird world of cannabis that seem incredible now.

News on the Green

Altria, formerly known as Philip Morris, acquires Canadian cannabis company Cronos Group—plus the rise of cannabis science.

film

Vice

Satirical biopic plays (dirty) politics

If you're inclined to laugh at the real-life hijinks of our country's various psychopathic politicos, then Vice just might get your vote.

Theatre Tour

Have a free, docent-led guided tour of the KiMo, retro-view "Breaking Bad," see Skyscraper and two back-to-back episodes of the local PBS documentary series "¡COLORES!"

Warner Warning

Media giant goes streaming

Hollywood continues to balkanize streaming, this time with WarnerMedia, whose new subscription-based service offers you exclusive access to ... hmm.

food

Chef Jon Young’s BBQ Brainchild

ABQ BBQ is changing the way you think of barbecue

As soon as you walk in the door to ABQ BBQ, there's no mistaking you're any where else but New Mexico.

Less Wait, More Space

New Farmacy digs are a hit with their followers

The Farmacy, one of a handful of breakfast places in the city that have a fanatical following, has moved to an unlucky location on Central but you need not worry.