Alibi V.25 No.19 • May 12-18, 2016

TripGate

A sober look at psychedelic research

There's no shame in having been lied to by ol' split-footed Nixon's cronies. The shame is continuing to believe the lie in the face of contrary evidence.

The Latest

Best of Burque Music 2019 Voting Is Underway

Nominations are in, vote daily until Feb. 27

Yes, music fans, the Third Annual Best of Burque Music Showcase is upon us. Nominations closed Feb. 8 and voting is now open through Feb. 27, 2019 at midnight. This is step two of a process that culminates in a fabulous performance event on March 30.

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Newscity

Ryan Flynn proposes changes to the Air Quality Bureau, NM adds temporary workers to process medical cannabis backlog and Bishops question “Pull Together” campaign.

Odds & Ends

Funny because fallen angel confiscation happens to someone else.

art

Forget Love, Juliet Wants Life

The women of Shakespeare question their maker

Just as she unsheathes her dagger and prepares to kill herself there is a full pause. Juliet wants to live.

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High-Rise

Apartment living falls apart in energetic adaptation of cult classic

Tim Hiddleston buys an apartment with a view of the apocalypse in the social sci-fi High-Rise.

Reel World

New Mexico Film Foundation host filmmakers mixer, KiMo screens One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Albuquerque Comic Con looks for films.

Television News

Tidbits from around the dial

How long before we see the Superman-free “Krypton,” the Lou Diamond Phillips-filled “The Night Stalker” and TV’s second attempt at “Locke & Key”?

Week in Sloth

“Mike & Molly” goes away, Fish Mooney is back in “Gotham,” Danny Trejo explores a “Map of Hell.”

music

Art Groove Celebrates Life

Fundraiser benefits Mental Health Awareness Month

This weekend, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Albuquerque’s Cinder Cone Media is hosting Art Groove: Free Your Mind and Shine, an art and music fundraiser unlike any other.

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Bar Food for ‘Mericans

Barley Room has a cure for the hangry

The mediocre American food was not terrible but it was much more satisfying when I was exhausted and deliriously hungry.

Alibi V.25 No.18 • May 5-11, 2016

More Than White Men on Horses

El Retrato Nuevomexicano Ahora explores the many contexts of portraiture

The people these 11 artists have chosen to represent in their work are vast and beautiful.

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Wash, Rinse, Do Something Else

Wake up, go to work, go home, drink a beer, go to bed, wake up, go to work … you get the idea. Let's use this as an opportunity to punctuate your regular grind with something interesting.

Field Guide to Summer

A curated event line-up and corresponding reading

Here is a list of summer field trips and their required reading.

Happy Campers

A compendium of rockin’ summer camps for the sprogs

Don’t think of it as getting rid of the kids for a while. Think of it as them getting rid of you for a while.

Make Me Melt

There’s nothing better than ice cream in the summer

Just in time for summer's blazing heat, here are Renée Chavez’s favorite sweet spots in Burque to get a taste of homemade heaven.

2016 ABQ Summer Octathalon

Dweeb vs. Pleb

Every year since 1836, two challengers have been chosen to meet in the spirit of competition for the ABQ Summer Octathalon.

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Louder Than Bombs

Grief drama cripples three men with a bad case of the feels

Grief porn has an eye for the small stuff but offers little in the way of answers, explosions or conclusions.

Reel World

RiffTrax takes on Time Chasers, Track of the Moon Beast returns to Burque, Documentarian Josh Fox talks climate change in Santa Fe.

Summertime Views

10 shows to watch out for this summer

Television networks can no longer afford to rest on their laurels for three months out of the year, so we have a whole slew of potentially interesting shows premiering this summer.

Week in Sloth

Netflix goes to “Marseille,” “BattleBots: The Gears Awaken” still has some fight left in it, “Chelsea” gets talking again.

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Your City Council, Hard at Work

Making Burque better for all citizens

May proclaimed Mental Health Awareness Month, the make-this-area-not-creepy brigade raises concerns about Silver Street Market traffic, officer Daniel Webster has a park named after him and a councilor reveals her expertise with dogs.

Newscity

Nehemiah Griego’s sentence is protested, Kellys Brew Pub is sued, and NM tops the list for states whose population receive Medicaid.

Odds & Ends

Funny because we teach drug dealers to be less conscientious.

music

Bodhisattva of the Surf Guitar

A conversation with Dick Dale

Dick Dale invented summertime. Before he figured out how to channel the power of the ocean and the intensity of non-Western rhythms through an electric guitar, the kids in southern California were mostly square and spent the months between June and September going to barn dances, politely adhering to their parents’ customs, never daring to wander away from 4/4 timing, never craving to turn the volume up to 11.

Reviewing the Reviewer

Hopper book is important and engaging

As Rob Sheffield says in his blurb for Jessica Hopper’s new book, “She concedes nothing to the idea that it is dumb to care so much. The excitement in her work comes from her faith that these things are worth scrapping about.”

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Solastalgia

: (n.) The pain experienced when the place where one resides or one loves is under immediate assault

Maggie Grimason interviews Demian DinéYazhi' and Jess X. Chen, two multi-disciplinary artists probing with their words the hurts of ongoing environmental degradation, colonization and the myriad injustices that thousands of people struggle against daily.

We Can Never Go Home

This Bonnie-and-Clyde-for-millennials are not so much star-crossed lovers, as they are doomed partners in crime.

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A Bowl of Ramen and a Metaphor

Naruto’s promising, but unpredictable fare

While the front of the house has their end of the business in order, the kitchen is still figuring it out, particularly during busy dinner hours.

Alibi V.25 No.17 • April 28-May 4, 2016

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Council Chooses Watchdog, Allows Pets on Bus

Brief meeting is productive

The council postponed putting public finance changes on the ballot, chose the new Inspector General, allowed dogs on buses (sometimes) and bumped up the Police Oversight Board’s lawyers.

Letters

The readers write about the classical liberal’s view of government’s role in wildlife management and also about Maggie Grimason’s awesomeness.

music

Looking for Meaning Amidst the Stars, Bars and Guitars

Five shows to dissolve existential angst

Lots to hear this week: Puscifer at Popejoy, the Indigenous tuneage of the No Rezervations show at Burt’s, indie power trio Miss Massive Snowflake at Savoy Wine Bar, Chicano Batman at Meow Wolf and the West coast super-rock of Black Mountain at the Launchpad.

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Tutte le strade conducono a Roma

M’Tucci’s Italian has American crust

The service is outstanding, the presentation is gorgeous, and the food is … well, we’ll get to that in a minute.

FanFiction

Courtney Foster tries Fiction, Duel Brewing’s 7.2% ABV Belgian IPA.

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Green Room

Punk-fueled indie shocker goes for the throat

Patrick Stewart is an evil skinhead in the punk-fueled horror hybrid Green Room.

Reel World

Geek Queen Felicia Day visits UNM, REZILIENCE festival looks at Native film, New Mexico Labor Film Festival celebrates May Day.

TV News

Tidbits from around the dial

Norman Reedus gets a travel show, “Doctor Who” gets a new companion and High School Musical returns.

Week in Sloth

“Houdini and Doyle” stop crime, Eddie Huang travels “Huang’s World” and History Channel goes “Car Hunting.”

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The Queen of the Geeks

Felicia Day embraces her weirdness, online and off

We interview the super-killable Sean Bean of sci-fi women, prior to her visit this Friday.

The Merry Month of May

New galleries Downtown brighten the season

These new spaces may provide just the right experience to reinvigorate your creativity if the weather and wind aren’t cutting it.

The Province of the Heart

Selected poems for National Poetry Month

Maggie Grimason asks a number of local creatives to contribute to a suggested reading list for National Poetry Month.