Alibi V.25 No.21 • May 26-June 1, 2016

HSD Controversies Equal Mission Failure

Ortiz y Pino is correct; Earnest should step down

After several years of missteps and mismanagement, key members of the HSD administrative team invoke their fifth amendment rights in a fraud case.

Best of Burque 2019 Nominations Close Midnight, March 22

The original Albuquerque reader’s poll soon enters Phase Two

It’s still anybody’s game, Burqueños. Nominations run through Friday, March 22 and you can vote for your favorites each remaining 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!

Sounds Like Burque

Best of Burque Music Showcase soundtracks March 30

Our readers know what they like; and thanks to our annual Best of Burque Music reader survey, so do we. On Saturday, March 30, join us for Weekly Alibi’s 2019 Best Of Burque Music Showcase at über-popular Downtown venues Sister, Side Effex, KiMo Theatre, The Jam Spot, Corpus Arts and Launchpad.

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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Day Tripper

Take these pages of guides and experiences and use them as a match to light a fire under your own adventure-seeking ember.

Rest, Even for the Wicked

San Antonio Hot Springs are worth all the trouble

Gaze at this majestic lime, rust and sand-streaked stone precipice while soaking in the velvety hot mineral waters of San Antonio Hot Springs across the valley.

Floating en el Cielo

Truth or Consequences delivers serious relaxation

The town’s name was initially Hot Springs before it took the name of the popular NBC radio program “Truth or Consequences” in 1950 as part of a contest.

Revelations on the Plains

A Toyota pickup, Contact and the Very Large Array

Peering into the farthest reaches of space, these telescopes see in fine detail, providing insights into the births—and deaths—of universes not so different from our own.

Of Churches & Castles

Historic towns with prisms, ghosts and giant cream puffs

If you are interested in seeing a slice of New Mexico history, Las Vegas is a good place to start.

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The World at One’s Fingertips

Wake up to wisdom or concerts

Brooklyn-born hip-hop at Low Spirits, local indie rocanrol at Burt’s, the acid rap of Esham and Built to Fucking Spill at Launchpad, plus Sumac and friends bring the noise to Sister.

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Bernie in Burque

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders blazed through the state on a three-stop whirlwind tour last week.

Odds & Ends

Funny because not-getting-kidnapped happens to someone else.

Bike to Work Day

Last issue, Josh Lee wrote an Event Horizon pick "Bike to Work Day" in a sarcastic tone so thick as to cross the line of good taste.

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A Bigger Splash

Slow-burning, sexually provocative drama sends viewers on a wild trip to paradise

Erotic, exotic drama A Bigger Splash exposes its characters in more ways than one.

Reel World

Films screen in Spanish, Movies on the Plaza returns with The Jungle Book and It’s Chinatown, Jake.

God, Guns and Guts

“Preacher” on AMC

AMC’s newest comic book adaptation “Preacher” is strange, sinful and seriously addictive.

Week in Sloth

Video games go pro with “ELeague,” Roots returns for a new generation, “Maya & Marty” try their hand at variety.

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Sailing to a New Arcadia

Kaelen Green's drawings offer passage to a different world

Five years have passed since a pivotal moment, and illustrations—each of which takes hundreds of hours to complete—are now seeing the light for the first time in An Island Emerging.

Love Hangover

The lonely hearts of The Drunken City

These aren't characters you usually see on the stage proper, and for that reason, I was immediately engaged.

Color Burn

Tripping on Meow Wolf

I know Santa Fe is only an hour away, but surely visiting an alternate reality counts as a day trip.

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“I See a Red Door, and I Want it Painted Black”

Rabid badger-free brewery serves up savory suds

Yes, Red Door Brewing does indeed promise “an environment free of rampaging gangs of rabid badgers which feed off chaos and lust for nothing but a dystopic, badger-ruled hellscape of a future.” That and some nice brews.

A Healthy Salad

Listeria-ridden greens are recalled, Stereo Bar gets a facelift and rename and Anasazi Bar starts serving tequila flights.

Alibi V.25 No.20 • May 19-25, 2016

“Fitter, Happier, More Productive”

Regular concerts at the club

Megafauna to melt brains at Sister, Aesop Rock at the Sunshine, the folk of Jill Cohn at Solid Grounds, Rebilt and Beefcake In Chains at Low Spirits and Tech N9ne’s Independent Powerhouse tour. Damn!

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Newscity

ART opponents complain about water line relocation, they are coming for your guns and the problem with higher grade meth.

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Love & Friendship

Jane Austen anti-romance adds the wit of a modern sophisticate

Whit Stillman, meet Jane Austen. Jane Austen, meet Whit Stillman. Yeah, it’s kind of astonishing that it’s taken so long for these two creative minds to cross paths.

Reel World

New Mexico Post Alliance hosts another workshop, Joe Hill discusses his newest horror thriller, Kimo screens The Roaring Twenties and Gavin Hood screens and speaks at UWC.

The Axeman Cometh

Networks announce cancellations

Last Thursday broadcast networks put the final nail in the coffin of this past season by announcing which shows have been canceled.

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A-OK

“Everything, all of the time”

A Moon Shaped Pool rests upon the premise that Radiohead remains at the ready, the vanguard in a global operation designed to thwart phoniness everywhere.

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DeLillo’s Try for Immortality

Zero K extends career-long queries

Despite the unnecessary opaqueness of Zero K, it is a testament to DeLillo’s literary intellect and one-of-a-kind style.

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Cervantes, Swords and Tequila

There might be enchiladas

Due to its out-of-the-way location, one-of-a-kind atmosphere and choice menu, Cervantes is indeed a hidden pearl in the oyster of Albuquerque.

Food News

The great Conchita’s Creations heist, New Mexico Piñon Coffee Co.’s new drive-thru plus Meow Wolf warps in the food trucks.

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.

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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.”

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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.

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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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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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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.