Alibi V.27 No.1 • Jan 4-10, 2018

New Patients, New Year

Cannabis legalization bill introduced in N.M. again, US Border Patrol threatens people in states where it's legal and a recent study shows that more women are turning to cannabis to deal with the discomforts of pregnancy.

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Where to Now, Albuquerque?

The seer, the jester and the scholar

In the midst of crisis the answers folks seek tend to come from experts. Weekly Alibi talks to local psychic Reta Crook-Bray, legendary Burqueño poet and bunny-man, Jeff Hartzer and public health scientist John Scariano.

Keep Up with La Politica

A primer on current issues

In 2018, we are faced with an election, Santolina's water application, local pollution policing and Governor Susana Martinez’s last session.

Newscity

GRT revenue is increasing faster than projected, Senator Udall introduces an expansion to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act and state Supreme Court releases recommendations for improving guardian/conservator system.

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Scanning Our Cinematic Future

What does the 2018 box office have in store?

Gazing into our crystal ball looking for signs of the year to come isn’t all that difficult when it comes to the movie industry. Hollywood has already mapped out the year’s biggest release dates.

Reel World

Free The Dark Tower screening at the Central & Unser library and submissions are being taken for New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase and the “Let’s Make a Western” grant.

Good in the Hood

“The Chi” on Showtime

“The Chi” concentrates on the down-and-dirty inner city streets of Chicago, the very ones on which writer-creator-producer Lena Waithe was born and raised.

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You Can’t Go Wrong

Light schedule equals easy choices

Early January comes around and there aren’t a helluva lot of shows to choose from. What there are though, reflect both a local community of musicians dedicated to playing out as well as national acts dragging themselves through a sometimes formidable winter in this or that van, just so you can hear them play.

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Return to Form

Power & Light Press makes an old craft cool again

Consumers' return to buying handmade items has extended to all reaches of life and all manner of goods, now including the charming, letterpressed bite of Power & Light's greeting cards.

Yesterday has Blossomed

The Harwood becomes floral with the help of artist Zahra Marwan

In Zahra Marwan's illustrations, she inserts magic into everyday life through distinct line work and often a few poetic lines. Weekly Alibi gets her thoughts, processes and inspirations.

First Friday

Art openings for a new year

The first First Friday of 2018 falls on Jan. 5, and the year is starting off right with a wealth of diverse shows generated by talent both local and from farther afield.

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Sake 101 with izanami

Learning the basics of Japanese rice wine

Sake is an alcoholic beverage made from milled rice, where the starches are broken down into simple sugars and fermented in the same tank, in parallel.

Weekly Specials

Resolutions are most likely to be stuck to if they’re specific and measurable. If you’ve told yourself that you want to change your eating or drinking habits for the better this year, here’s a few ideas for specific goals or resolutions you could pursue.

Alibi V.26 No.52 • Dec 28-Jan 3, 2017

A Million Concerts

One dude to see them all

August March sure went to a lot of concerts this past year … here are a few in review!

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Best of Burque 2018 Voting Closes at Midnight Tonight

The original Albuquerque reader’s poll ends March 13!

Drumroll, please! Best of Burque, the original Albuquerque reader’s poll, enters its latest incarnation on Valentine’s Day, 2018. Voting runs Feb. 14 through March 13, a four-week period during which, for the first time, you can cast your votes once each week. So if you want to express love for your Best of Burque faves on a weekly basis to give the objects of your affection an edge in the results, your wish has been granted!

Best of Burque Music 2018 ends March 6

The time is nigh

The people have spoken. The nominations are in for the best local bands, players, albums, venues, engineers and labels of the past year. The second round for all the marbles runs Feb. 21 through Mar. 6. This year you can cast your votes once each week (that’s up to three times if you check your calendar carefully). And the cherry atop the BOBM sundae is a fantastic live showcase of nominees on Mar. 24. This thing was a blast last year, so let’s do it again!

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The BernCo Year

Budget, cops, corrections, Perkins

Bernalillo County Sheriff gets more deputies, Metropolitan Detention Center gets more employees and 2018 named the year of Don Perkins.

Newscity

It was a tumultuous time in New Mexico over the last year. Here are some of the state's top stories in 2017.

Good for You, Albuquerque!

Big stories, big changes

This is the year change came to Albuquerque. Sometimes that change came because of long-standing problems in the Duke City, other times, it came despite the issues and troubles that were seen in these parts in the year 2017.

#GOPvalues

Readers write about Susana Martinez's flip-flopping, terrorism and a pre-loaded gift card.

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I Dig a Record

Touch the play button and enjoy

Here’s a list of August March’s favorite local albums for the year 2017.

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From Mummies to Ghosts

The worst films of 2017

Despite Hollywood's successes this year, it wasn't without blame when it comes to bad movies.

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A Year in Review

Resonances of theater, art, installation and dance in 2017

Trying to catalog the last year of this column underscores all the more the scary fast flow of time as Maggie Grimason asks herself—was that yesterday? A week ago? Last month?

Best of Intentions

Raven Art Center hosts workshops that focus efforts in the new year

Weekly Alibi speaks with Nicole White of Raven Art Center about intention-setting in art and life.

Print's Not Dead

A short list of the year's best books

Maggie Grimason tells of the individuals, and associated reads, which stood out in 2017.

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The Best Things I Ate and Drank in 2017

Robin Babb lists her five favorite consumables of the year

Though Food Editor for only a few months, Robin Babb has been eating and drinking all year and here are a few of the best things she’s had.

New Cuisine for the New Year

Jambo Café is a delicious new culinary opportunity

If it’s Jambo Café’s intrigue and adventure that brings you in, it’ll be their refined menu that brings you back—turning gamble into tradition.

Weekly Specials

Here are some of the places that will be open and serving a special New Year's Eve dinner on the big night. Get reservations now.

Alibi V.26 No.51 • Dec 21-27, 2017

Lost in Los Lunas

The search for Natural Rx

Overflookies is a letdown, but Super Sour Fire OG uplifts and improves Joshua Lee's mood by bounds, while relaxing back and leg muscles.

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Cruisers, Litigation and ART

The Council’s Christmas menu

Cruisers, addressing the opioid crisis and discussions about ART were among the items on the agenda at the regular Albuquerque City Council meeting held on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017.

Newscity

Democrats demote Senator Michael Padilla from majority whip, Senator Howie Morales announces intrastate Network Neutrality legislation and Rio Rancho disagrees with state about Inspection of Public Records violation.

Go For What You Know!

The way forward is through

The looming $50 million deficit facing the city of Albuquerque is not an enigma and raises hackles because its existence points to a very bad job done by a group of politicians whose ideology ostensibly runs this nation, but has resoundingly been rejected at the local and state level.

Letters

Readers write about Medicare for all, garage sale signs, Susana Martinez's flip-flopping and something very urgent!

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Europa Brings European Charm to Los Lunas

The farm-owned cafe offers simple fare with a comfy vibe

Whether you’re a Los Lunas resident or simply passing through, Europa is a great place to take friends or family for a long morning of shooting the shit and catching up.

Weekly Specials

Get some winning cookies, go to ABQ NoshFest, stock up on wine and watch your Roadrunner Food Bank donations get matched!

Food Charities for Holiday Giving

Donate to an anti-hunger org. this season

Many of us began this year with newfound political energy and a burning question: “What can I do to help?” If you’re still asking that question now, then I have one potential answer for you: You can help feed hungry people in your community.

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The Shape of Water

Peculiar romance finds the beating heart below the scaly surface of a misunderstood monster

Surrender to the sensual cinematic visuals and the humid air of sexual tension surrounding The Shape of Water and you’re sure to be swept up in its particular, peculiar tide.

Reel World

A Christmas Story screens again, all eight Harry Potter films play at KiMo and The Guild takes a day off.

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Xmas en El Burque

To be concerned about gigs is good

Enjoy this holiday by going out to at least one of these fantastic concerts coming your way.

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

The artist behind the River of Lights

Joey Trujillo, initially brought onboard River of Lights because of his welding skills which he learned from his father, estimates he's made more than 300 of the sculptures.

A Stake of Holly Through the Heart

A Christmas Carol takes the stage at Popejoy

Scott Severance, the founding artistic director and actor assuming the iconic role of Scrooge, spoke with us about the lasting resonance of A Christmas Carol.