Alibi V.26 No.38 • Sept 21-27, 2017

Bead by Bead

Etkie firmly plants its feet in Downtown Albuquerque

At Etkie, Diné artists design and create jewelry with an eye on the broad, modern market (including fashion hubs like New York, Paris and Tokyo) but still connect with tradition.

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A Thinning of the Veil

Discovering Burque’s Pagan community

Weekly Alibi spoke with two locals, both involved in putting on the upcoming Pagan Pride Day, about one of the spiritual paths most closely aligned with the changing of the seasons.

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Throw Out Your Gold Teeth

Life is unreal, so go see some shows, dammit!

Plenty of folks who go out to music performances in this town might be characterized as speaking with their wings and the way that they smile. These aural angels make the scene what it is; without them, life really would be unreal.

Sonic Reducer

We review new releases by Train Conductor, Aaron Markland and Constant Harmony.

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A Plateful of Tortillas, Please

On Duran Central Pharmacy and the Himalayas

Since 1965, Duran Central Pharmacy has been serving la comida Nueva Mexicana to people that crave an authentic dining experience, with everything made in-house by an OG gang of gastronomes whose loyalty to tradition is unmatched in Burque.

Chile Roasting at Los Poblanos Farm Shop

Armijo Farms roasts and sells fresh chile this Saturday

This Saturday at the Los Poblanos Farm Shop, Armijo Organic Farms will be roasting and selling their unique Sabinal Special chile, grown without pesticides or GMO products.

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Questionable History

Southwestern Wellness and a mystery in Taos

Durban Poison removes tension and gives playfulness, White Walker Kush relieves pain and brings a less focused mood.

News on the Green

Verdes moves, increased cannabis use attributed to "period effects," and more of this week's cannabis news.

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Newscity

N.M. will reach prison capacity within two years, UNMH's CEO is retiring and Pete Domenici has died.

Odds & Ends

Funny because blind obedience is given to a computer by someone else.

Letters

Readers write about DACA-for-wall deal, gun violence, teaching by example and unsustainable corporatism.

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Stronger

Unvarnished memoir of the Boston bombings trades exploitation for emotion

Stronger is a refreshingly down-to-earth look at recent, real-world horrors that is neither “too soon!” nor too manipulative.

Reel World

Bruce Campbell is selling autographed books, there's a “Let’s Make a Western” fundraiser and Mulan is showing at Civic Plaza.

Pay to Trek

“Star Trek: Discovery” on CBS All Access

CBS launches a new streaming service featuring a new Star Trek series, "The Good Fight", "Big Brother: Over the Top" and reruns of several current CBS shows.

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Found Objects

There's plenty to do this week! BEDtalks, KiMo's Poetry Party, and Itzá & Vibrator Nation book signings.

Staycations

Writer’s work provides a roadmap to New Mexico

Eco-Travel New Mexico offers advice that responsible travelers need to plan a trip which conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people.

Alibi V.26 No.37 • Sept 14-20, 2017

The Intersection of Sex Ed & Song

Sex educators by day and playing shows at night, Becki Jones and Liza Bley live their convictions

Weekly Alibi interviews musical sex educators Liza Bley and Becki Jones.

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Peace, Film and the DOJ

Council meets after Labor Day

The Sept. 6 Albuquerque City Council meeting was quick and easy, with the most interesting conversations happening during informal discussions.

Two Dreamers, One Vision

Local DACA participants excel

Weekly Alibi sat down with two Dreamers to find out more about them, their program and ultimately their place in this great melting pot nation.

Newscity

N.M. relieved of drought but temperatures are up, Amy Biel High School principal claims success and HUD audit is harsh.

Odds & Ends

Funny because poo is thrown into the twilight zone by someone else.

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SOMOS Albuquerque

New celebration gathers community Downtown to annunciate all that we are

SOMOS is a day-long event that aims to highlight our community in five distinct arenas: entertainment, cuisine, arts & culture, economic development & technology and family.

Getting to Know Samantha Irby

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life inspires the desire to ... meet in real life

Samantha Irby's varied collection of essays makes the topics truly felt, accessible to all and approached with unflinching realness.

Found Objects

There’s plenty to do this week! Check out Art Fight 35, Downtown Block Party, Day of the Distros or The Shoe Room.

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Incredible Edibles

Two Too Many Bites

Rini Grammer tried her first cannabis cookie for PTSD last week and just had to tell someone about it.

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Summer Cinema Meltdown

The good, the bad and the ugly of 2017’s box office

2017’s summer movie box office has come to an end and like a roller coaster, it was a season of highs and lows with a hell of an exciting finish.

Reel World

Go see ¡Cine Magnífico!, Spirited Away or The General.

Space Junk

“The Orville” on FOX

What do you call an identical carbon copy that isn’t a parody? An uninspired rip-off.

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Sleepers, Awake!

A conversation with Wake Self

Weekly Alibi chats with Wake Self about the expanding hip-hop scene, America's short attention span, teaching and gender inequality.

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The Idiot

Nick and Jimmy’s proves that Joshua Lee is dumb

After four trips to Nick and Jimmy’s, the reviewer has to admit “eclectic” and "fusion" aren't bad words.

Best of Burque Restaurants Voting is Closing Soon!

Let us know your favorite eats in the 505 before Sept. 20

Albuquerque’s restaurant scene is thriving, but that scene doesn’t grow and change without input from you, the diners. Which is why we have the Best of Burque Restaurants reader poll each year, so you can cast your votes for the best cocktail bar, the best pizza place, and the best green chile to be found in the city. This is the kind of thing that restaurants will print out and proudly display in their windows for years to come, so, y’know, don’t take it lightly.

Fans of Film Owner Opens New Cafe on Central

V Roast Bistro will serve air-roasted coffee and vegan grub

Michael Palombo, the mastermind behind Fans of Film Cafe, is opening V Roast Bistro in the same shopping center as Self Serve and Abitha’s Apothecary.

Alibi V.26 No.36 • Sept 7-13, 2017

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The Road Goes Ever On

Headed to adventure on the Great Divide Trail

Jim Chavez's cycled all 2,768 miles of the Great Divide Trail, learning a lot about bike packing, route finding and the pace of life with a simple objective.

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Neither Wolf Nor Dog

Roadtrip through Lakota country is slow but sincere in its message

In Neither Wolf Nor Dog, a Minnesota-based writer travels to meet an inscrutable elder Native, to learn and tell his story.

Weather Porn

Disaster coverage on The Weather Channel

For the last week of August, The Weather Channel’s Harvey coverage filled up four of the top five spots among basic cable ratings, besting the likes of “Real Time With Bill Maher” and “The Rachel Maddow Show” which normally occupy those slots.

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Ships Not at Sea

The work of NYC artist Alex Branch's residency at Sanitary Tortilla Factory

Over the course of six weeks Alex Branch will design, source materials for and build an acoustic vessel that will make its home, for a time, at Sanitary Tortilla Factory.

Hollow Knight

Team Cherry’s Hollow Knight combines strong game play with powerful immersion and storytelling, a strong contender for 2017’s game of the year.

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Mijo, I’m Sick

Healthy Workforce Ordinance signals progress

The Healthy Workforce Ordinance would require that employers provide accrued paid sick time of one hour for every 30 hours worked.

Santolina Moves Ahead

Development’s second phase approved

The Santolina project gained some significant ground after the Bernalillo County Commission narrowly approved the next phase for the planned mega-development on the county’s far southwest mesa.

Newscity

HUD wants its Community Development Block Grant money back and N.M. hires accountants to model the tax code to predict the consequences of changes.

NM Oil and Gas Development Looms

Chaco, tribal lands at risk

Retired National Park Service employees spoke with reporters this week about the impacts of oil and gas development on some national parks—particularly from adjacent lands overseen by the US Bureau of Land Management.

Odds & Ends

Funny because being swallowed by the street happens to someone else.

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Roots Farm Cafe: A Neighborhood Gathering Spot

Tijeras farm-to-table cafe serves up fresh veggies and small-town charm

Roots Farm Cafe has a take-it-easy vibe, with flavorful and fresh food in reasonable portions, without the ridiculously high prices that usually come along with anything vaguely “farm-to-table.”

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Pen Pals

Sessions gets some hate mail

Jeff Sessions has already made it clear that he isn't going to believe something just because it's true. The problem isn't his poorly sourced claims or his deceptive use of data. The problem is all these poindexter lawmakers trying to get him to use his head.