Alibi V.25 No.10 • March 10-16, 2016

Embrace of the Serpent

Trippy Colombian adventure tale takes us up the river and out of our heads

Academy Award-nominated Colombian film Embrace of the Serpent takes viewers on a trippy trip up the Amazon.

Best of Burque 2019 Nominations Are Wide Open

The original Albuquerque reader’s poll busts out with another taste-making iteration

It’s anybody’s game, Burqueños. If there is a best, together we will find it. The rules are simpler than ever: Nominations run March 6 through March 22 and you can vote for your favorites every day. The top five nominees in each category are then promoted to a steel cage death match of competitive weekly voting madness March 27 through April 10. From this hardcore democratic exercise the winners will emerge victorious or die trying. Let the games begin!

Building the Cannatopia

RSVP to Weekly Alibi’s New Mexico Cannabis Expo

Since New Mexico legalized medical cannabis back in 2007, the Earth has circled the Sun a dozen times. Amid those revolutions, the sociocultural acceptance of using cannabis and derived cannabinoids—think THC, CBD and CBN—as legitimate medication has gained significant ground here in The Land of Enchantment. And, with the 2018 US Farm Bill’s passage, the licensed cultivation of hemp in New Mexico is now ostensibly legal.

Drawing Down the Future

Dating back to at least the 18th century, the cultural impact of comic art in the United States is undeniable. Founding father Ben Franklin’s darkly humorous 1754 “Join, or Die” comic is, after all, remembered as the first cartoon published in an American newspaper. The alt-weekly has long offered its readers incisive, strange, deadpan and riotously funny comic strips while providing cartoonists with access to a historically receptive audience.

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Trucks, Buses, Trash and Cops

Council faces touchy subjects

Council discusses APD's slow progress on complying with the DoJ consent decree, the Edith Transfer Station's zoning change, ABQ Rapid Transit, food trucks and Huning Highland breweries.

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Reel World

“Life in New Mexico” media project screens, Kosmos hosts Guerilla Film Fest, “From Dusk Till Dawn” moves to New Mexico

Que?

“El Chapo & Sean Penn: Bungle in the Jungle” on Reelz

Hollywood star meets drug kingpin in Reelz Channel’s “El Chapo & Sean Penn: Bungle in the Jungle.”

Week in Sloth

“School of Rock” goes weekly, MTV has a Woody, “Criminal Minds” spawns a spinoff.

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Concision and Concurrence

A cray collection of upcoming concerts

A(nother) Bowie tribute at the Co-Op, San Holo at the El Rey, Lady Uranium and friends at the Tannex, Bigawatt and co-conspirators, Jake Shimabukuro, Baracutang and Mountain Blood Fest III. And more! Whew!

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The Merits of Loneliness

In After the Parade Lori Ostlund imbues life with poetry

After the Parade provides ample poetry and an avenue back to wonder.

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Alibi V.25 No.9 • March 3-9, 2016

Hidden Temple of Pizza

Firenze serves up a mean pie if you can find it

Criminy. I literally moaned. Right there with my windows down in the dark behind a pizzeria.

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War of ART

Will the Rapid Transit system save or kill ABQ?

Plans for the a rapid transit system along Central have caused controversy and concern among local businesses.

Downtown Gets a Facelift

The city’s plans for renovation start this year

Albuquerque’s downtown has major renovations in different stages of development, some of which you'll be seeing signs of this year.

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Kesha Controversy Concerns

Music industry still a wasteland of misogyny, shattered dreams

The music industry is still a wasteland of misogyny and shattered dreams

Sonic Reducer

Alibi record reviewer Geoffrey Plant listens to new music by Rampant Egos, Rabbit Wilde and AJ Woods

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Zootopia

Disney turns an animal utopia on its ear in this savvy, sociological crime caper

Disney addresses some surprisingly topical issues in funny animal cartoon Zootopia.

Reel World

The Santa Fe Independent Film Fest seeks films, Jewish films from France hit CCA Cinematheque, Banff Mountain Film Fest comes ot KiMo

Week in Sloth

ABC gets Biblical with “Of Kings and Prophets,” PBS says cheerio to “Downton Abbey,” Viceland premieres with “F*ck, That’s Delicious.”

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Honoring Blood and Culture

The artistic legacy of a matriarchal dynasty

A three generational dynasty of women, while inherently bound by blood and culture, is divergent and unconstrained by the traditions established by their matriarch or pueblo.

Alibi V.25 No.8 • Feb 25-March 2, 2016

The Collectors of Movement

Keshet celebrates dance's power and diversity at new festival

Keshet Dance Company's Rio Grande Movement Collectors Festival brings together a diverse troupe of far flung dancers.

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A Show Unlike Any Other

Mackenzie Lesser-Roy lives the dream in Once

In anticipation of the eight time Tony Award winning show’s opening night in our city, Maggie Grimason was lucky enough to speak with Once colead Mackenzie Lesser-Roy.

Once Lost, Twice Found

Sam Cieri on life, music and Broadway’s bright lights

August March chatted with the up and coming Once colead, Sam Cieri, ahead of his production's stop at Popejoy Hall.

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Council Considers Group Hugs

Unanimous decisions fill session

The City Council passed all debated items unanimously and then went into closed-door executive session to discuss pending litigation with PNM.

Newscity

In the news: US Marshals, Burque’s CPOA acts and bonuses are better than donuts.

music

It’s All About YOU

“Party prog” quartet progresses

Self described “party prog” quartet YOU has their listeners’ minds in mind. Alibi spoke with YOU members Eric Lisausky and Hiram Camp as they prepared to hit the road for you and for everyone else who likes to listen.

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Eddie The Eagle

Sporting biopic sticks strictly to the bunny hill, but it’s a crowd-pleaser nonetheless

British ski jumper chases unlikely Olympic dreams in formualic, feel-good film Eddie the Eagle.

Reel World

Las Cruces film fest welcomes Danny Trejo, “Midnight Texas” wants actors, “In an Ancient Village” screens at Hispanic Cultural Center.

Oscar Odds

“The Oscars” on ABC

What are the odds on this year’s Academy Award contenters? We turn to the oddsmakers for answers.

Week in Sloth

“Full House” returns as “Fuller House” on Netflix, Joe R. Lansdale’s “Hap and Leonard” comes to Sundance.

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Get Thee Downtown

In March, Downtown awakens

This March, the galleries that cover Albuquerque's Downtown corridor are showcasing a range of thoughtful exhibitions that make visiting the historic Downtown sphere well worth it.

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Asian Sensation

Ambiguous Asian restaurant delivers deliciousness

After I paid my bill, I waddled quickly off into the night. My belly was now full and warm, as was my heart.