Alibi V.27 No.4 • Jan 25-31, 2018

A Design of Defiance

Expansive exhibition creatively explores the complexity of the border

That The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility has taken on such potency in light of increased emphasis on so-called “border issues” and increasingly exclusionist policies is happenstance, but it makes the show all the more illuminating, instructive, encouraging.

Best of Burque Music 2018 Voting Is Live

You’ve got two weeks to cast your votes

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!

Best of Burque 2018 Voting Phase in Full Swing

Vote now, vote later, vote again until 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!

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Grease For the Gears

The importance of continued education

The most important thing in keeping your mind limber isn't what you study, but that you study something new.

Married to Hell

A guide to student loan debt

Though loan forgiveness for large populations of college-educated Americans remains a pipe-dream, there are ways to rehabilitate your loans and get you back on track. The result may not be perfect, but it’s guaranteed to be nightmare ending.

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Weaving Across Land and Time

M. Jenea Sanchez' “Border Tapestry” visits Sanitary Tortilla Factory

Artist M. Jenea Sanchez hails from both sides of the US-Mexico border, calling both Douglas, Ariz., and Agua Prieta, Sonora, home. Her work is a persistent inquiry into identity and fluidity.

Found Objects

See the These are the days, my friends, these are the days or ColorBlind exhibitions, go to the The Miracle of Ballydonal play.

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Travis McKenzie Brings Gardens to APS

The Teacher of the Year hopes for more growth, bigger food budgets

Over the years, Travis McKenzie has worked with many nonprofit organizations to educate young people about food and farming with after school programs, summer camps and field trips, and now he teaches a gardening elective at APS' Van Buren Middle School.

Weekly Specials

Minus the Souper Bowl, all of the events in this week’s Weekly Specials are classes of some sort, because you can always afford to gain some new skills.

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Testing the Backlog

Under Keller, rape kits to be processed

Mayor Keller takes the lead in response to rape kit processing issues.

ICE and ART in January

Council also considers cops

City government re-affirms immigrant-friendly status and fingers start to point in the ART boondoggle.

Newscity

Gov. Susana Martinez' introduction at her final State of the State address last week was interrupted by protesters, Sen. Mimi Stewart was elected Senate Majority Whip by state Democrats to replace state Sen. Michael Padilla and the first bill to be signed during the 2018 New Mexico Legislative Session was done so under a closing deadline.

Odds & Ends

Funny because a lethal strain herpes caught from monkeys happens to someone else.

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In the Fade

Cross-cultural crime drama puts a match to modern European society

There is power in In the Fade, and much of it comes from actress Diane Kruger. She holds nothing back, letting the grief, pain and anger of her character spill out onto the screen in tears and blood. Even in moments of quietude and stillness, there’s a keening sadness to her performance. Pay closer attention and you’ll notice a lot of the hot button issues writer/director Fatih Akin folds into this deceptively simple story.

Reel World

Bless Me, Ultima takes Red Sky At Morning's spot at NHCC’s BoA Theatre. Learn about the state's film incentives and George & Michael Kuchar.

TV News

Updates from Around the Dial

New shows are coming from Netflix, Amazon and FOX.

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Smile

And all your bad days will end

Somehow, despite having to write so much, March is gonna see some shows, which makes him smile.

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Hip-hop culture, Burque Style

I dig hip-hop. I spent 20 years coming to this conclusion. You all can thank an actor and writer from right here in Burque—who goes by the moniker MistaBill—for getting me hooked up with hip-hop nation in the nineties.

Sonic Reducer

Your favorite cloudy record reviewer takes hits from new offerings by Bill Palmer, Jeremy Barnes and Lawrse.

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We Can Smell Our Own

Sessions an easy enemy for lawmakers

A bipartisan group of lawmakers came out in the House of Representatives to criticize Jeff Sessions and show support for pro-cannabis bills and New Mexicans got a reminder that they should keep their meds in a safe place where children can't find them.

Alibi V.27 No.3 • Jan 18-24, 2018

King of The Concerts

Laugh now, cry later, ese!

Weekly Alibi’s music editor really likes local concerts, musing about the weather and Steely Dan. In that order. Here are this week’s deets.

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Splashing with Heroes

And Quezada is the chairman

A gigantic water splash park and hero firefighters took center stage at the quick, Bernalillo County Commission meeting of Jan. 9, 2018.

Newscity

State's new air quality regulations draw fire, former Trump-appointed BIA deputy assistant secretary runs for Congress and PED Secretary flamed for "manifest destiny."

Odds & Ends

Funny because getting smash-and-grabbed by a tank driver happens to someone else.

Letters

The readers write about how to reduce crime and that flattery will get you a weaker America.

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Playing with Shape

Emi Ozawa prompts viewers to Follow the Line toward wonder

Emi Ozawa's Follow the Line exhibition of large, wooden sculpture and smaller framed paper pieces is based on amidakuji, a common game of chance in Japan.

In the Twilight

Vortex Theatre's The Father unmoors, compels

The ugliness and tragedy of dementia is so poignantly played in The Father that several audience members openly wept as we moved out of the playhouse and into the night.

Found Objects

Degrees of Tradition unveiled, Adobe Theater re-opens, Re-imagined Stuffed Animal Workshop pops up and Adult Coloring Night comes to Tractor Brewing.

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Urgent Care

In and out at High Desert Relief

Joshua Lee gets some dry buds which make him sleepy, and remembers that THCA turns to CBNA over time with air exposure.

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12 Strong

Latest war movie proves Hollywood is still soldiering on

Those inclined to see a movie about the unquestioned heroism of American soldiers (and cannily employing the word “strong”) will like the patriotic dustup of 12 Strong just fine.

Reel World

See a Dennis Hopper documentary or Bless Me, Ultima. Travis Miller shows off some films and invites you to be in his next one.

Paramount Network Returns

Say goodbye to Spike TV (formerly known as The National Network, formerly known as The Nashville Network) and hello to Paramount.

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Three Sisters Kitchen Builds Healthy Community

Anzia Bennett talks big plans for the kitchen and café

Anzia Bennett's Three Sisters Kitchen is an ambitious project to create a space for people to come together to cook, eat, test new recipes, develop new food businesses, teach and learn from each other.

Year of Good Karma

Karma Cafe encourages patrons to buy meals for those in need

Karma Cafe is special because it encourages customers to pay it forward—for each customer who pays standard price, some of the price of the meal goes toward a “meal voucher” that can be claimed by somebody who can’t afford to pay for their meal.

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Paying it Forward

Fidel González, champion for local farmers and a crucial force in the Agri-Cultura Network farming cooperative, has started a GoFundMe page to purchase some of the remaining kitchen and restaurant equipment he needs for Moktezu-mart to support itself through the winter.

Alibi V.27 No.2 • Jan 11-17, 2018

Future is Now

Maple Street makes music matter

The tradition of in-tune local studios continues with Maple Street Records.

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Mask Up and Mark Your Calendar

You Have Until January 19 to Secure Tickets for Alibi Fetish Events’ Carnal Carnevale on January 20

The Carnal Carnevale is just around the corner, and we can't wait to bare it all for you. It will be a night of adults-only fun in a secret, downtown Albuquerque location. So mask up, and get ready or a night of kinky fun amid the doors of perception.

Secure Those Tickets

Alibi Fetish Events’ Carnal Carnevale Masquerade Looms on January 20 with Tickets on Sale until January 19

​​Hurry up, Albuquerque kinksters, and secure your tickets for Alibi Fetish Events’ upcoming fetish masquerade!

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Why Won’t ART Start?

Project delays yield more headaches

Lemonade analogies aside, the ART project is going to take a whole lotta work to get back on track.

A Pink Cadillac and Coyotes

City Council takes action on several issues

Cruising task force to review anti-cruising ordinance, mayor condemns coyote-killing contests, councilors annoyed at IDO meeting reschedule and ART financing.

Newscity

APS will reorganize the structure of three schools which got F grades from PED for their performance, EPA is looking to add a western New Mexico creek basin to a list of cleanup priorities and Brian Colón says he'll run for state auditor.

The Heavy Meddler

THe Heavy Meddler returns to give advice on uneven boobs, interruptions and a useless guy.

Odds & Ends

Funny because falling into a sewer and finding someone else who fell, happens to someone else.

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Sonic Reducer

August March likes local records so much that he made una columna about them! This week, more electro plus some hip-hop.

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'My Boyfriend's Back'

Sessions just can't help himself

Jeff Sessions reverses the Cole Memorandum policy, causing chaos in the business community and the GOP.

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Call Me By Your Name

Languid romance withers under the Tuscan sun

Stripped of its postcard beauty and its academic pretensions, Call Me By Your Name is little more than a soapy, overlong melodrama.

Reel World

See I Am Not Your Negro or go to a screenwriting workshop.

Midseason Madness

New shows for a new year

The “Big Four” networks have been surprisingly reluctant to cancel bad or underperforming shows, but there have been a few merciful deaths to leave room for some new midseason replacements. So what does early 2018 have in store for us, network TV-wise?

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The Wild Storm

DC revival project does not fail to deliver

The Wild Storm, each panel carefully structured with a minimalist approach, remains carefully character driven even in its most bizarre moments.

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The Acre Makes Farm-to-Table Easy

Buffalo wings and mac n’ cheese for the conscious eater

The Acre is a farm-to-table restaurant that’s accessible, family-friendly and not astronomically priced. Let's hope they've truly found a formula to get the next generation of Burqueños to eat more sustainably and healthily.

Little Bear Coffee Co. Now Open

NE Heights craft coffee shop has big plans

Weekly Alibi interviews people of Little Bear Coffee Co, where they strive to be a comfortable space for people who aren’t coffee nerds, but also hope to help people become coffee nerds.