Alibi V.27 No.10 • March 8-14, 2018

Food Rescue US Saves Food From the Dumpster

With an app, take 30 minutes and feed your community

The country produces enough food to feed everyone, but because of income inequality, systemic poverty and inefficient distribution, approximately 40% of that food supply ends up in landfills even though one in six people struggle with hunger. It’s a mind boggling problem, and Food Rescue US is trying to solve it.

Best of Burque Restaurants 2018 voting phase is on!

Votes may be cast daily until September 26—so get crackin’!

The great day has come, the great day has come at last. The nominees are on the ballot and the polls are officially open for Best of Burque Restaurant, 2018 edition. Participants may vote daily until September 26. Yes, daily! Yes, this IS a popularity contest! (And may the most delicious contestants win.)

news

Taxes, Weed, Coyotes

Council works on a variety of issues

A rise in retail taxes, the hint of cannabis and condemning coyote hunts lured a flock of citizens to the March 5 Albuquerque City Council meeting to participate in the democratic process.

A Tax Increase, Explained

Cutting services not a progressive option

The city of Albuquerque will have to raise taxes. A projected $40 million deficit for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2018 has been on the mind of our city’s leadership for some time.

Newscity

New Mexico Environment Department devised new policies on public participation without public input and Gov. Susana Martinez vetoed four bills that were approved during this year's legislative session.

Letters

Readers write about campaign contributions, The Don's drive and Best of Burque voting.

food

Weekly Specials

There's lots of good food to make and eat and donate this weekend, Albuquerque. Get on it.

cannabis

Notes From the Underground

Nobody did it for the lulls

The cannabis market in the US is exploding, but remember: even CBD extract is still illegal under federal law.

film

A Fantastic Woman

Chilean drama examines grief and gender

A Fantastic Woman is a tiny character study of a film with an almost gut-wrenching impact.

Reel World

A feast of festivals are happening: Taos Shortz Film Fest, Banff Mountain Film Festival and Italian Film & Culture Festival.

What’s Your Damage?

“Heathers” on Paramount Network

"Heathers" premiere delayed, and whichever the reason, it seems misguided.

music

I Heard it in the Q

The radio, the concerts, the music

August March reckons Burque’s music scene is like the X Rock 80 radio station of old: Diffuse, indominatable and full of opportunities to hear something awesomely new or powerfully singular.

art

Time for Revolutions

Annual international theater festival brings performance from around the globe to ABQ

Tricklock Company's Revolutions International Theatre Festival returns, once again to bring voices of young, experimental artists to the forefront.

Magic in the Medium

Luis Urrea's novel works moving literary feats

The House of Broken Angels is a tremendous work—full of joy, yes, but regret, too—capable of humor typed right on to the page with phrases that will provoke tears.

The Story of a Dance

Dance phenom Jock Soto collaborates with legendary musician

World-renowned ballet dancer and choreographer Jock Soto's work will premiere during the Festival Ballet Albuquerque's Sacred Journeys, which will not only feature the legendary Soto, but the live music of another luminary, Robert Mirabal.

Alibi V.27 No.9 • March 1-7, 2018

The Celebrated and the Snubbed

A look at the 2018 Academy Awards nominations

The Oscars date back almost a century, a span of time that seems both epic in scope and shockingly brief. This year, who is getting a pat on the back and who is getting a kick in the butt?

news

We Are One, We Are Safe

Council hears from citizens and advocates

February proclaimed Black History Month, SAFE House lauded for its 40 years of service, Paul W. Dow approved as fire chief and gross receipts tax increased.

The City and the County

Two issues for your consideration

ART funding and Bernalillo County's use-of-force policies will both be reviewed, and citizens should follow along.

Newscity

Susana Martinez subpoenaed in defamation case and KAFB installed a new extraction well to slow the progress of the jet fuel leak.

food

New Indian Food on the Block

Add Taste of India to your restaurant rotation

At almost a year old, Taste of India is already a significant contribution to Albuquerque's dining landscape, and is poised to become another go-to for foodies.

Who Owns New Mexican Food?

What culinary histories of New Mexico are we missing?

Who owns New Mexican food? It is, like Southern food, mestizo, composed of many parts, some getting more credit than others.

Weekly Specials

Albuquerque Restaurant Week is about to be upon us, which means that some restaurants around the city are offering lunch and dinner specials to tempt diners into trying something new.

cannabis

Kan-Do

KURE kills with kindness

Rini Grammer visits the jewelry store-like KURE, is gently lulled into a restful slumber by Night Nurse and treats back and knee pain with high-CBD Cannatonic.

film

Reel World

Drive north for the "Hap and Leonard" season 3 pilot episode sneak preview or south for the Las Cruces International Film Festival. Early bird (i.e. cheapest) deadline approaches for submitting your film to the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.

Future’s So Bright…

“Hard Sun” on Hulu

“Hard Sun” combines a gritty cop drama with a conspiracy thriller and sticks it all inside an end-of-the-world disaster movie.

music

The Right to Party

No guns, no violence, only music

We preview awesome concerts by Cat Teeth, Lil Baby, Dead Meadow and Tinsley Ellis.

art

The Art of Anti-Assimilation

Sister Spit brings QTPOC writing and art to The Tannex

Sister Spit's QTPOC Cruising the West tour artists are people of color, queer, trans, disabled, or fat—people normally not represented by mainstream publishers pandering to white women in the Midwest.

Entering the Void

Abrepaso's latest performance articulates the spaces in between

We talk to Abrepaso Flamenco's producer and artistic director, Alice Blumenfeld, about the themes in this weekend's premiere of Vacío/Void.

Found Objects

Buy a bowl for Soup is Love, See Encompass and the quilt collection of Marjorie Childress.

Alibi V.27 No.8 • Feb 22-28, 2018

Black Panther

Afrofuturist epic takes superheroics in a fresh direction

Black Panther stakes out its own unique territory, mixing the royal backstabbing and intrigue of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series “Game of Thrones” with the impossibly high-tech, glowing bodysuit action of Disney’s Tron.

feature

Adrenaline Junkie or Attention Whore?

An interview with former Jackass, Steve-O

We all have that one friend who will do reckless stunts for a laugh, but no one can hold a candle to Steve-O and his original hold-my-beer antics. Between rescuing stray dogs and lighting himself on fire, he called in to chat with us about fame seeking, sobriety and his time in Albuquerque.

news

Housing, Health and Travel

Commission meets to discuss county’s future

Millions in housing, more millions for healthcare and a trade trip to Singapore crossed the Bernalillo County Commission table in February.

Citizens of Hope and Glory

Bipartisan session is good for New Mexico

This year's legislative session was a heroic convocation that featured a measure of bipartisanship among a group of politicos who clashed badly at last year’s session.

Newscity

Worldwide attention fell upon the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute earlier this month when a fraudulent experiment funded by Volkswagen highlighted the laboratory's history of animal cruelty violations.

Odds & Ends

Funny because transwarp drive in your "science journal” happens to someone else.

Letters

Readers writes about The Don, Trump's parade, the Albuquerque Journal and more.

music

It Takes a Kolony

Aoki’s present is our future

We interview Steve Aoki about postmodern music and pop music’s cultural cachet.

Sonic Reducer

The Timewreckers are Bitchin’, but so is prog rock and being beamed up by Satan.

cannabis

Resolution to Legalize Stalls in Committee

Were you holding your breath?

You can feel the envious gazes of our state's lawmakers creeping toward the coffers of Colorado and California and seeing all those dollars piling up on schools and infrastructure, but the N.M. Senate Judiciary Committee has given us another year to contemplate financial asceticism.

film

Reel World

See how female filmmakers are interacting with issues connected to the US-Mexico border and learn how to make films from them. Nasario Remembers the Río Puerco returns and find out how to become a background extra.

Space is the Place

“Final Space” on TBS

“Final Space” is a serialized sci-fi cartoon with a serious funny streak, like the bastard child of "Rick and Morty" and "Futurama."

art

The Muscle of Memory

Author Francisco Cantú discusses his work on the border

Francisco Cantú's mother warned him, "You must understand that you are stepping into a system, an institution with little regard for people."

Breaking the Rules

Artist Linn Meyers returns to Tamarind as March's artist in residence

We speak with Linn Meyers, a multidisciplinary artist who will begin a tenure as the artist in residence at the Tamarind Institute.

Found Objects

Learn about Ernie Pyle, hear a talk from a curator, enjoy contemporary and flamenco dance or get musically immersed in an assault awareness exhibition.

food

¿Sí Se Puede? Yes, You Did!

Bocadillos serves solid sammies

Bocadillos, with its confluence of terrific eats, a charming and close-knit crew with deep interest in local teams and athletic talent, is poised once more to become another of Albuquerque’s downtown dining institutions.

A Sandia Staycation

Bien Shur serves drinks that complement the views

A good place to celebrate special occasions is Sandia Resort and Casino, and on the top floor is Bien Shur, with its sweeping views of the Sandias, a roaring fireplace in the dining room and bartenders who roll up their sleeves to mix your drink.

Weekly Specials

There’s some exciting new food and drink openings on the horizon, especially if you like drinking beers on patios or cuddling dogs while you drink your latte.