Alibi V.28 No.46 • Nov 14-20, 2019

In The Neighborhood

August James and the Lovesick Symphony

Weekly Alibi invited August James and drummer Peach Tauzer of up-and-coming country-inflected The Lovesick Symphony to our headquarters for a chat.


Local Gift Guide 2019

Give the gift of stuff and more stuff

Whether you’re looking to give presents on Hanukkah or Festivus or Christmas or Kwanzaa or whatever holiday you celebrate, it’s nice to support the local economy. So we’ve asked our wise and generous Alibi editors to offer up some of their favorite New Mexico-made/New Mexico-sold products, suitable for wrapping up and giving away.


No Safe Spaces

Conservatives cry over “cancel culture”

If you’re terribly saddened by the idea of Ben Shapiro, Milo Yiannopoulos and the like not being allowed to host rallies for their drinking-age fanboys on a campus near you, No Safe Spaces is the film for you.

Now We’re Cooking

Check out Soufra, The Mesopotamian Tale in Performance and the Furry Burque Film Festival. And the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is now accepting submissions for next year's event.

High School Apocalypse

“Daybreak” on Netflix

For the most part, “Daybreak” counts primarily as comfort food for teenage audiences. It mixes together a lot of familiar elements, coming out the other end as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off combined with “The Walking Dead” with a dash of Night of the Comet tossed in for good measure.


Don’t Fence Me In

Sam Truett on Species in Peril on the Borderlands

Weekly Alibi sat down with Samuel Truett, Associate Professor of History at the University of New Mexico and expert panelist for Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande, to talk about the history of the US/Mexico border and what borders mean for the animals that must cross them.

A Deep Dive Into Fog

Bryce Emley’s A Brief Family History of Drowning

A Brief Family History of Drowning is a time spent considering the cold, damp and salty world of grief and a moment to float in its heightened stillness.

Found Objects

Check out Strange as it Seems, Alice, an Adventure of Wonder and Wondering and There Must Be Other Names for the River.


A Center for Hope and Recovery

Peer-run nonprofit builds productive citizens

Previously treated with punitive measures by the city, the circumstances and predicaments that arise from chronic poverty and drug use are now being looked at as public health issues. Weekly Alibi reached out to Albuquerque Center for Hope and Recovery to learn more about their program and progress.

Where to Now, St. Voter?

One election ends, another looms

24 percent of citizen voters in Bernalillo County submitted a ballot in last week's municipal election that covered four City Council districts, three CNM Governing Board districts, numerous city and scholastic spending proposals, a tax question and two proposed amendments to the electoral public finance law currently in effect in Burque.

ART Begins Its Run

The city has finally brought the ART project together, and it's celebrating with free rides from Nov. 30 until Dec. 31.

Odds & Ends

Funny because an arrest warrant for overdue library books happens to someone else.


Itchy-O and Albuquerque

Love and light for ever

To find out more about the musical phenomenon coming our way, we struck up a conversation with one of the members of Itchy-O. There are 57 of them in case you want to know and this unit’s name, like all the others involved, is Itchy-O.


Sadie’s Earned Their Crown

It's time to rectify a gap in our review catalogue

Sadie’s is New Mexican food royalty, where they reign from a castle made of love and good cooking, offering the authentic experience that you need to convince anyone who lives outside of New Mexico that their food will always pale in comparison.

Love Thy Neighbor and Their Snacks

Annual Food Swap offers local culinary trading

Slow Food ABQ and the City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center are hosting their Annual Food Swap, where bring three to five homemade or homegrown food items to trade.

Fortunate Cookies

Sometimes in life, you come across a bag of 1000 fortune cookies, and realize that you're only hungry enough for five. So we're sharing the rest with you. Crack open this cookie and let's see what your future holds.


The “M” Word

Study finds no one cares

While the term “marijuana” unarguably has racist origins, those implications disappeared from the group mind generations ago.

Alibi V.28 No.45 • Nov 7-13, 2019

Harvest Time

USDA Releases Hemp Regulations

USDA finally released regulations for hemp farming; NM DOH to hold public meeting about proposed changes to medical program; researchers studying effects of marijuana use on pregnant women; study has found that cannabis might not be very helpful with treating mental health problems.


Oil and Gas Regulations Rebuffed

NMENV Takes on Trump’s EPA

Weekly Alibi had a conversation with New Mexico Environment Department Environmental Protection Division Director Sandra Ely about natural gas and the rollback of pollution regulations.

A City Full of News

Varied Activities Shape Burque’s Future

Here's the hopeful news coming out of Albuquerque, N.M., while la politica momentarily retreats retreats from view.


A lawsuit is asking a judge to force PED and legislators make a specific plan to improve education for at-risk students by March; Republican Party wants New Mexico Secretary of State and the Doña Ana County Clerk to halt the counting of absentee ballots in Las Cruces; a state agency spent nearly $12,000 of taxpayers' money on a mandatory meeting that included laser tag, bowling and arcade games.

Odds & Ends

Funny because having your million dollar bill called "counterfeit" happens to someone else.


Conflate Church and State!

The readers write about the American flag and how great everything must be there.


John Donald Robb of New Mexico

Musicologist, Composer Left His Mark

Weekly Alibi chatted with UNM Distinguished Professor Emeritus Enrique Lamadrid to find out more about Dean John Donald Robb.

Mark Battles Rap

Indiana Hip-Hop Artist Rocks

When Weekly Alibi received an e-mail late Friday afternoon, offering an exclusive interview with up-and-coming hip-hop artist Mark Battles, you’re dang straight we jumped at the opportunity.


The South Valley Studio Tour 2019

An Interview with South Valley Artist John Gallegos

The South Valley Studio Tour is an ad hoc group of artists who got together three years ago to invite people into their homes and studios. Weekly Alibi sat down with John Gallegos to talk about making art in the South Valley.

There Will Be Honking

A Downtown United Mural in Process

Noé Barnett’s mural in progress at the corner of Second Street and Coal Avenue earns a moment of distraction every cycle of the traffic light.

Found Objects

After enjoying Burque Revolt, Orangutan Awareness Day and Speechless this week, give your New Mexico Poet Laureate nominee suggestions.


Pain & Glory

Celebrated Spanish filmmaker offers “autofictional” story of celebrated Spanish filmmaker

Inward-looking and overwhelmingly elegiac in nature, Almodóvar’s Pain & Glory still manages to feel more like a life-affirming wake than a glum funeral—offering at least as much glory as pain.

Pretty Fly For a White Guy

Check out the International Fly Fishing Film Festival, Indigipop X free preview night and Little. And maybe learn about your next job at the Film and Television Career Connection.

Passing the Cape

“Batwoman” on The CW

So far, "Batwoman" has done an credible job finding an identity of its own and it gives longtime bat-fans some hope that there are still fresh stories left to tell in the Batman universe.


Building Friendships and Enchiladas

The Jealous Fork Gives You the Power To Make the Perfect Dish

The Jealous Fork, a build-your-own enchilada place, is a step away from the regularity we see in other New Mexican restaurants. It feels good to have control and choice.

Green Chile Versatility

Our Fave Garnish Has Many Uses

Green chile has a versatility that you so rarely see stretched to its limit, so Dan Pennington scoured the darkest corners of forgotten tombs within the state to find unique uses for green chile that you might have missed.

Weekly Specials

It takes a special restaurant to find constantly changing and evolving dishes that have bold flavor combinations to keep things interesting in the dining room. Take some time to honor these pioneers in the field who constantly strive to make your usual visit a little more interesting.


Alibi V.28 No.44 • Oct 31-Nov 6, 2019

A Sacred Syllable at the Beeb

OM Releases Historic BBC Sessions

OM just came off a lengthy European tour. That tour included a day in residence at the BBC. While there, the band recorded four tracks from their last two albums. Weekly Alibi met with Al Cisneros to talk about it.


Meet the Candidates!

Alibi Endorsees Speak Up on the Issues

Heading into Tuesday’s municipal election, Weekly Alibi met with the candidates we’ve endorsed for City Council and for the CNM Governing Board. We had a couple of questions to ask them.

On Your Mark!

Bond Issues, Tax Questions and Voting Proposals

Weekly Alibi is generally and overarchingly in favor of passing all of the general obligation bond questions up for approval—with one caveat—in the coming municipal election.

APS and Funding

School Bonds and Levies

Albuquerque Public Schools is once again asking for funding, but leaders say a newly proposed mill levy and bond package won't increase taxes.

Odds & Ends

Funny because a subsubsubsubcontracted assassination almost happened to someone else.


Same Day Registration

The readers write about voter registration and Lobos.


The King and Pie

A Story of Pie, Royalty and Making Do

This is the story of when Vivian and two other women cooked dinner for the King and Queen of Thailand.


Ain't Enough Room In This Joint

Legalization stirs “concerns”

Safe Access New Mexico claims to crusade against legalization in order to support medical cannabis patients; partisanship may slow cannabis reform; FDA needs to finish CBD rules.

12 Gauge at CG

12 Gauge would be a good strain for those who want a slight boost in creativity, productivity and mood.


Jojo Rabbit

Hitler was the funny one? Who knew?

Waititi’s gentle, big-hearted, humor-loving nature shines through from start to finish. If you can absorb the provocative joke at the center of it (Adolf Hitler as comic relief), Jojo Rabbit is a whole lot of wonderful in a very small package.

Haunted Halloween

Get scared this week with the KiMo ghost tour and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth, The Shining and The Intruder.

The Boo Tube

Halloween Around the Dial

Thursday is a crummy night for Halloween. It’s not on the weekend, so adults can’t go to any good parties. And it’s on a weeknight, so the kids have to go to school the very next morning. Since there’s no point in going out, you might as well just stay home and watch TV.


Re: Black Mountain

To find out more about the feels we have about Black Mountain and their music, Weekly Alibi sent Stephen McBean a few questions to answer as he rode the plane back to America after a European tour.

After All These Years

Stu Cook on The End of Creedence

The phone rang the other day and wouldn’t you know it, it was Stu Cook, the bass player for Creedence Clearwater Revisited, on the line.



Flamenco Through the Lens of Jared Kellogg

Partnering with Flamenco Works, Photographer Jared Kellogg has applied the craft of traditional black and white film photography to show the grace and passion of flamenco dance.

Superpowers and Hot Orphans

Nikki Glaser Set To Play Four-show Run at Santa Ana Star

Nikki Glaser's unique brand of story-telling mixed with expressive actions makes for one of the most enjoyable acts you can see. We were lucky enough to get an interview with her about her act and life on the road.

Missing You

Mick Burson’s “Letter Writing Station”

Mick Burson traveled the world making the art that is in the show Wend, consisting of sculptures, paintings, photographs and drawings, the exhibit is a multi-media convergence of items constructed as he continued his, in his words, “life-long performance of wandering around while appearing to have a destination.”

Found Objects

This week, there's Zombie Attack!, Women Across Borders, Bruce Carpenter: One Moment, One Chance and Fall Type Out.