Alibi V.26 No.2 • Jan 12-18, 2017

They Got Me Hypnotized

Concerts that seem like a dream

Alibi music critic August March follows Bob Welch down the rabbit hole only to discover concerts that seem like a dream.

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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Sportsball!

Lobo Athletics Spring Sports Schedules

As a service to the strange and beautiful people in Lobo Country, here are the Lobos' home game schedules for men and women's basketball, track and field, baseball and softball.

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A Transfer Station, a Farm and Kovitz

Council begins 2017 with five hour flair

The Albuquerque City Council had their hands full at their first meeting of 2017, discussing the proposed Edith Transfer Station, Candelaria Farm and Marshall Kovitz, among other important civic issues.

Newscity

It’s all about education this week: Education Week gives N.M. a “D,” a charter school moratorium, an APS Board election and who needs a secretary of education anyhow?

Odds & Ends

Funny because someone else lost their Bimmer in a parking garage in Manchester

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Elle

Script-flipping European thriller finds Isabelle Huppert getting down with her bad self

Alibi film expert Devin O’Leary discusses Paul Verhoeven’s latest work, Elle.

Reel World

Reel New Mexico ends its run, a New Mexico-based documentary titled Nasario Remembers the Rio Puerco will be screened in Santa, there will be a screening party for 2 Years of Love and KiMo Theatre continues to show cinematic gems.

Bad Aunt

“The Mick” on FOX

Awful people doing awful things is still a powerful draw in teevee land, writes Devin O’Leary.

Week in Sloth

This week in sloth, “My Kitchen Rules,” “Queen Boss”, “The Young Pope” and Rock ‘N’ Roll Inventions” are among the wonders to be viewed.

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J. Cole

Alibi staff writer Robin Babb reviews releases by J. Cole and Little Simz while also investigating a compilation of groovy African music.

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Unbound from Borders

Global fashions premiere in Albuquerque

New Mexico Women’s Global Pathways, which supports refugee families from all over the world, holds a Cultural Fusion Fashion Celebration.

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A Bite of Sunshine

Vibrance offers up plant-based dining in a bright, leafy space

Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free foodies are not likely to be disappointed if they take the time to slow down with Vibrance.

Food News

Dion’s diners at risk of listeria infection, SNAP goes online, Gwyneth Doland says cauliflower is in, Jersey Mike’s expands.

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Alibi V.26 No.1 • Jan 5-11, 2017

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Ocean Waves

Animated story of teenage love finally washes up on American shores

Ocean Waves, an animated story of teenage love, finally washes up on American Shores

Space Jam

“Jeff & Some Aliens” on Comedy Central

Comedy Central presents its latest irreverent animated feature, “Jeff & Some Aliens.”

Week in Sloth

This week in television watching there’re ghost hunters, a teengage Tarzan, “Ginormous Food,” the Golden Globes and “Street Science.”

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What'z in a Name?

Reviewer’s assumptions go down in Flamez

Flamez does up big, tasty meals in an open and friendly atmosphere, even if it does end in a “z.”

Food News

The state’s most geo-tagged restaurant on Instagram, Kickass Sandwich shop threatens to sue DOH, the owner of The Blazing Barn gives a cooking lesson, a new report gives N.M. props on its breweries, what to do with leftover dessert and La Cumbre featured in the Wall Street Journal.

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Our Own Devils

The news from around here

Alibi political correspondent Carolyn Carlson writes about New Mexico’s unsettled, windblown year.

Newscity

In this week’s Newscity, a new prisoner resource center, the reopening of WIPP and Wisepies takes on The Pit.

Odds & Ends

Funny because someone else was sent to jail for stealing a grip of potato chips

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Substance in Decay

Friends of the Orphan Signs re-imagine the abandoned along Route 66

Orphan Signs along Route 66 resonate artfully

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Guns and Greenery

ATF says 'No' to cannabis

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms comes out against cannabis use and the federal bench agrees, writes Alibi staffer Joshua Lee.

Alibi V.25 No.52 • Dec 29-Jan 4, 2016

The 10 Best Films of 2016

Superheroes, first ladies, road warriors and cute rabbits

The best films of 2016 include Villeneuve’s Arrival, the next installment of Captain America’s tale, a mystical view of the Amazon and a biopic about Mrs. Kennedy.

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Weekly Alibi’s 2017 Sex Survey

Turn-ons, turn-offs and everything in between

The sexiest sex survey since the last sexy sex survey, which was itself the sexiest sex survey to date. So just imagine how sexy this one is!

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History Lessons on City Walls

Galas de la Sol paints the stories of women of color

Galas de la Sol is a coalition of female muralists who are putting up public art that emphasizes the work and lives of women of color from the Southwest.

The Magic of Solitude

Pond stands apart from literary convention

Claire-Louise Bennett's auspicious debut, Pond, distinguishes itself from other books published this year in every way—from subject to structure to tone, all the way down to the story's values.

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Food News

Roadrunner’s donation numbers for 2016 are in, industry-funded sugar research comes under fire, Panera Bread wants to improve the lives of chickens, the Catholic Church versus the food tax, a food poisoning breakout at a DOH luncheon and lucky foods for the New Year.

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Newscity

The oil industry’s impact on animals is being studied and it’s the end of the line for Bob Frank.

Odds & Ends

Funny because getting robbed by Santa happens to someone else.

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Show Offs!

The Best TV of 2016

Devin O’Leary looks back at the best in television for the year 2016.

Week in Sloth

There’s more great teevee in store during the final week of 2016. Viddy Viceland’s search for great pizza, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, “The 128th Tournament of Roses Parade” and Arnold’s version of Apprentice, for starters.

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