Alibi V.26 No.37 • Sept 14-20, 2017

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.

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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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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.

Alibi V.26 No.36 • Sept 7-13, 2017

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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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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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.

Alibi V.26 No.35 • Aug 31-Sept 6, 2017

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Weekly Alibi Turns 25

What I’ve learned over a decade of making newspapers

The best way to support the paper is to remember that “to love us is to plug us.”

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Newscity

Christopher Ruszkowski promoted to education secretary, supplemental fluoridation decision delayed and Navajo Housing Authority cleared of wrongdoing.

Consulting with Candidates

Political gurus influence local race

Some local mayoral campaign managers and consulting firms have already collected from $50,000 to $100,000 since the race began earlier this year.

Odds & Ends

Funny because a 99p charge for nothing happens to someone else.

Letters

The readers write about similar leader personalities and poisoned honey bees.

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¡Oh, Si, It’s Them Oh Sees!

Dwyer’s evolving rock ritual

Ahead of his appearance at Sister as something multi-limbed, multifaceted and multi-named, John Dwyer chatted with Weekly Alibi.

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Toasting & Tasting

Steel Bender stays busy on Second Street

Steel Bender Brewyard's flavor and service could be improved but it does not have a popularity problem.

Food News

Smith’s kicks off the “Great American Food Drive,” Dion’s releases new ranch, Silver Street Market turns a year old, Sauce Pizza and Wine already giving back, how New Mexicans can help victims of Tropical Storm Harvey, and there’s a new boss in the food section.

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Patti Cake$

8 Mile goes to Jersey in beat-dropping indie drama

There’s just enough charisma and likability on display throughout Patti Cake$ to make you wish the man behind it were as interested in originality as he was in sentimental manipulation, crowd-pleasing formulas and rhyming insults.

Reel World

A grant is available for your science fiction or fantasy film idea, there’s a stage reading series to debug your dialog and a fundraiser for The Deadly Link documentary. Or just watch Sing at Civic Plaza.

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Fly By Night

The “Moth Migration Project” lands in downtown Albuquerque

Hilary Lorenz put out a call asking for individuals to make paper moths and mail them to her to so she could arrange them together in a massive installation of 40,000 moths—the number of moths a grizzly bear can eat in a single day.

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Seriously Promising

Blunt names give away the game

Serious Happiness lives up to its name, but Sour Chem isn't so good for folks who tend to carry a lot of anxiety.