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V.27 No.25 | 6/21/2018
Burqueña Ingrid Ordoñez leads a protest in Tornillo, Texas
Courtesy NM Dream Team

News Interview

In the Sands of the Desert

Vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle

I am writing this right now—at 10:23am on Tuesday, June 19—about seven hours before the paper goes to press. My breaking news alert says that President Trump tweeted a message just recently—well, at 9:52am MDT—that says “Democrats want illegal immigrants, no matter how bad they may be, to pour into and infest our Country, like MS-13.”

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Julio César Morales
Matt Martinez

Arts Interview

The Art of Exchange

New Visiting Curator Series kicks off with a visit from renowned artist and curator

Before his visit, Julio César Morales took the time to discuss his work as an artist and curator, how art can work in the community and the importance of “supporting artists working in 'off center' locations such as Albuquerque."
Ashes of Jupiter
Eric Williams Photography

Music Interview

The Biggest Planet

In conversation with Ashes of Jupiter

Any credible scientific discourse on astronomical matters will bring the planet Jupiter into play. The damn thing is so big that the light it reflects off of the sun can cast a shadow upon Earth and its occupants. The ancients were well aware of this formidable giant and named the swirling collection of iridescent gas, thick clouds, ear-shattering thunder and heavy, constant storms after their chief god, Jove.

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V.27 No.24 | 6/14/2018
Erin and Tito Valdez
photo by Tito Valdez

Food Interview

Pura Vida Comida Rolls Into ABQ

Erin and Tito Valdez open new vegan food truck

We chat with Tito and Erin Valdez about the need for a vegan food truck.

Arts Interview

To Be, Definitely To Be

Two classics come to Downtown ABQ

Peter Kierst, Artistic Director, tells us about Shakespeare on the Plaza.
V.27 No.23 | 6/7/2018
Toni Collette, during a calmer moment, in Hereditary.

Film Interview

From Here to Hereditary

An interview with writer-director Ari Aster

We interview Hereditary's writer and director, Ari Aster.
Vanesa Coloma
Celina Yeyén

Arts Interview

Palmas and Poetry

Vanesa Coloma's homage to a golden age kicks off Flamenco Festival

We interview Vanesa Coloma, who kicks off Festival Flamenco Internacional de Albuquerque with her company's performance of the expansive work Flamenklórica.
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V.27 No.21 | 5/24/2018
Emma Difani uses printmaking to explore stratified topography
Emma Difani

Arts Interview

At Home in the World

Place is unpacked at Sanitary Tortilla

Still Moving, with its works by two Albuquerque-rooted artists, examines the world outside: how we interact with landscapes both urban and pastoral and integrate ourselves into them, making home wherever we go.
V.27 No.20 | 5/17/2018
Pat Davis
cabq.gov

News Interview

Cussing at White Men with Guns

Pat Davis gives NRA the bird

We ask Pat Davis about his "Fuck the NRA" ad.
V.27 No.19 | 5/10/2018
Brady Jandreau in The Rider

Film Interview

Cowboy Down

An interview with the writer-director and the star of The Rider

How does a Chinese filmmaker living in Denver end up having a mutualistic symbiotic relationship with a South Dakota cowboy?
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Erin Galvez explores materials and reuse in her show at AC2 Gallery
Erin Galvez

Arts Interview

Speaking Up

Erin Galvez explores the meaning of the materials in It's Hard to Say

Erin Galvez makes sculptural pieces of scavenged, thrifted and otherwise reclaimed materials.
V.27 No.18 | 5/3/2018
Willy Vlautin
Dan Eccles

Film Interview

What Would Willy Do?

An interview with novelist, musician Willy Vlautin

Foregoing Hollywood-drama fodder for the more realistic victories and defeats of the working class, each of Willy Vlautin's books and films quietly breaks your heart while scraping out a measure of redemption.
© Estate of Patrick Nagatani

Arts Interview

Feeling for the Edge

Survey of Patrick Nagatani's early photograhy illumines a master

We speak with curator Mary Statzer about Patrick Nagatani, who created smart, often surprising photographs that hummed with their questions on spirituality, the construction of self, how we heal and how we fit into the puzzle of the natural world.
V.27 No.17 | 4/26/2018
Patrick Davis
courtesy of cabq.gov

News Interview

Let’s Send Pat to Congress

Weekly Alibi endorses Davis for District 1

Weekly Alibi met with Candidate Davis last week to discuss his run for US House of Representatives District 1.
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Gordon Bernell Arts Department

Arts Interview

Putting Form to the Past

The adult students at Gordon Bernell share their personal narratives in Telling Stories

For seven years Gordon Bernell Charter School has produced an art show to show their adult students' perspectives. This time around the show is called Telling Stories, and many students in this exhibition have used their tattoos and scars as an avenue to share their histories.