Alibi V.26 No.22 • June 1-7, 2017

Ride the Wave

Hello Poké is cool, fresh and filling

Rare is the joint that delivers take-away that is focused on a vibrantly fresh and healthy meal. Enter Hello Poké, riding a giant wave of foodie enthusiasm for one of Hawaii’s proudest dishes.

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Solidarity & Co.

Pride 2017 celebrates standing together

No matter the issue—be it race, sexuality, religion, gender—giving a face to the “other” brings prejudice down to a more personal level in a way where words often fall short.

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The Wedding Plan

Israeli romantic comedy eschews romance and comedy, but still finds sympathy for its undaunted heroine

The Wedding Plan never fully convinces as a romantic comedy but has a certain charm and velocity that’s hard to escape.

Reel World

The Albuquerque Film & Music Experience returns, while CineFesta Italia and a mixer for local filmmakers hit Santa Fe.

Fall Break (Part 2)

The 2017/18 upfront season

What else can we look forward to watching (or not) in what the networks call "upfront season?"

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But They’re Still Making Noise

And you know what else?

Hip-hop outfit Flobots brings their protest songs, Conan brings their cave-dwelling barbarian sludge and Elvis Costello brings his punked-out ‘70s ensemble.

Gorillaz as Humanz

Return of the PoMo primates

Humanz is a remarkably danceable record. It’s well suited to your house party but with a discourse of danger and disappointment extending across the album’s entire tracklist.

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Float On

Cannabubbles slowly take Rini high into the clouds

Cannabubbles help Rini Grammer to relax in a way that feels "normal."

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Forum Invigorates Campaign

Mayoral candidates put their dukes up!

Six Albuquerque mayoral candidates faced off last week in one of the first forums of the campaign, answering questions on a wide range of issues like community policing, immigration and economic development.

Newscity

Route 66 in danger of losing landmark funding, APS approves new budget and plans for solid waste center released.

Where to Now?

Mayoral campaign reveals similarities

Amidst so many similar planks in platforms that appear, on the surface, to mirror each other, it’s reasonable to fear that progressive and centrist voters will split the vote unnecessarily, giving right-leaning candidates the advantage they need to win the race and ultimately continue the failed policies of the Berry administration.

Letters

The readers write about the Mayoral Forum, healthcare reform at the state level and the numerous presidential scandals providing distraction for one another.

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Red Planet Rising

Albuquerque's first Indigenous-centric bookstore opens its doors

Red Planet will be Albuquerque's first Indigenous bookstore and the first ever Indigenous comic shop.

Surface Currents

Emerging artists ascend at The Harwood

What sets SURFACE apart in the landscape of local opportunities is the professional development element. Participants attend an intensive workshop that focuses on what it means to be, and how to further oneself, as a working artist.

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Food News

Chipotle has some malware trouble, Chello's opens next week, Twisters has a new ABQ location, Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm tells us about organic agriculture, the deets on the “Anti-Lunch Shaming” bill and quick dishes for Ramadan.

Alibi V.26 No.21 • May 25-31, 2017

The Budget and Tapia

Council manages many municipal issues

Sprinkle some money here; toss a little over there. Albuquerque City Councilors cultivated a $531.4 million city operating budget during a five-hour regular meeting May 15.

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Diary of a Desert Wanderer

An adventure through eight N.M. counties

Unearthed from beneath a pile of debris and primeval survival tools was recently found an ancient explorer's journal full of fascinating details of primitive nomadic life.

High Point of Myth

A hike up Mount Taylor

Yé'iitsoh was killed by the twin war gods Born-for-Water and Monster-Slayer on top of Mount Taylor. The lava flow is the hardened remains of his blood.

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Get Away Today

Festivals that are outside the box

Get out of town in search of sonic solution.

Wizard of Wulkan

Local sound engineer rocks sustainability

Howard Wulkan, longtime artist and recording engineer, saw Albuquerque and its surrounding environment as a perfect solution to a life fraught with the stresses and dangers of living in the big city.

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Down Home at The Farmacy

Locally-sourced and expertly crafted daytime fare

With its locally-sourced fare and smart, cool vibes, the quiet and cozy Farmacy is the kind of place Albuquerque deserves as an option.

Food News

Shamrock Foods expands its reach, Blake's Lotaburger rolls out a new design, Pasión Latin Fusion closes its doors, Think New Mexico is against the food tax, La Madeleine building in Uptown and a piping hot mug of … pizza?

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That Lovin’ Feelin’

Sandia Botanicals has the touch

Josh tries a strain that relaxes muscles and relieves stress while dodging the heady sleepiness of many indicas, and another which makes conversation easy and reduces social anxiety.

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Newscity

Lawsuit filed over school funding, pedestrian deaths rise and Peter DeBenedittis runs for governor.

Odds & Ends

Funny because being attacked by a giant penis happens to someone else.

Letters

The readers write about life, drug reimbursement and La Familiar.

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The Lovers

Married couple cheat on the cheaters they’re cheating with in admirably drab domestic dramedy

Yo Dawg, I heard you like cheating, so I put cheating in your cheating so you can cheat on your cheater.

Reel World

All the King’s Men and the Feline Film Festival hit KiMo and “Writing and Imagining the Short Film” class happens at Arts Lab UNM.

Fall Break (Part 1)

The 2017/18 upfront season

What can we look forward to watching (or not) in what the networks call "upfront season?"

Week in Sloth

Devin reveals his battery-licking fetish while Netflix snaps up Brad Pitt's film and Lifetime offers you yet another fear.

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On Beauty & Mystery

Mary Tsiongas creates scenes with haunting resonance

Bisecting the darkness of Tsiongas' work is a beam of light from an obsolete machine that allows nature to take its stand in the frame.

What the Frame Holds

Bruce Warren Davis makes art on the edge

With a ramshackle budget, Bruce Warren Davis has been able to create highly expressive works that provide inquiry into borders in their varying shades of definition.

Pretty in Print

Alibi writing contest brings local lit to light

The Weekly Alibi is seeking submissions for the newly minted, first-ever Pretty in Print writing contest. Authors from across the state are invited to send their works of 750 words or less in any of three categories: fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry.

Alibi V.26 No.20 • May 18-24, 2017

Shutters Snapping on Summer

Traci Quinn previews 2017's PhotoSummer

With PhotoSummer, UNM Art Museum aims to maintain the energy of the academic year by drawing on the experiences captured by photographers in New Mexico.

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Bajito y Suavecito

Talking lowriders in New Mexico with writer and photographer Don Usner

The cars are art in this homegrown scene, each with story and history relating to a place and family.

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Heinrich Says

Senator flies home for Nob Hill event, meets with Alibi

Martin Heinrich warns of the disastrous consequences for New Mexicans in ACA "repeal & replace" and talks about the economic opportunity of exporting wind power and peoples’ dawning realization that governance actually matters.

Newscity

APS moves employees to save funds, N.M. joins lawsuit against reopening coal leases and is also one of the worst states for child hunger.

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All Your Favorite '80s Hits!

The D.A.R.E. era makes a comeback

Trump suggests he might violate Rohrabacher-Farr amendment in budget bill while also surrendering to opioid epidemic, and plant limit keeps rural New Mexicans from having access to providers.

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Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

Richard Gere commits to character in influence-peddling drama

If your attention span is sturdy enough and your interest in international business/Israeli politics strong enough to get you through a swamp of wordy details, Norman is worth catching for the committed character work of Richard Gere.

Reel World

Attend “Indie Film Night" at the Albuquerque Museum, cuddle with a baby goat and enjoy a movie, and submit your film for 2017 NM Filmmakers Showcase.

Gone, Baby, Gone

Networks ax shows with abandon

Fall TV schedules are about to be announced, so the broadcast networks are making room by killing old, sickly and underperforming series. So who got the chop?

Week in Sloth

The 1950s are back with their monster movies and now-colorized Lucy, and so is a later time with its “Twin Peaks” and Dirty Dancing.

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Finding Fractious Familiar

La Familar flummoxes foodie

A tale of two enchiladas at La Familiar, wherein August March laments the uncertainty of epicurean life, realizing that nothing is forever.

Food News

The Stamp Out Hunger food drive breaks a record, Mosquero gets its first restaurant, science says kimchi is good for you, Garcia’s Kitchen encourages breaking the law and Martinez flip-flops on the food tax.