Alibi V.27 No.13 • March 29-April 4, 2018

Supersonic Things of the Scene

It sorta makes you feel like a rocanrol star

Music is mostly ephemeral but what comes out still belongs to listeners. When you go to your favorite venue and support local artists as well as legendary performers, you become an essential part of the equation whose solution is rocanrol redemption.

news

Finally, A Better Resolution

Call for proposals changes channels

Bids are due April 28 for management of our public access community cable channels; the new 62-page RFP goes over minute aspects of what the city wants to see from operators.

Kirtland Jet Fuel Spill Update

New plans and protests in process

ABCWUA criticizes KAFB for its new strategy's less aggressive plan to remove the jet fuel contaminants from the city's aquifer.

Newscity

24/7 Wall Street rates New Mexico's public schools as some of the worst in the nation, restraining order placed on gubernatorial candidate's intern is lifted and Bureau of Labor Statistics say's N.M.'s unemployment rate is second highest in nation.

film

The Death of Stalin

Stalin meets slapstick in brutally funny political satire

The Death of Stalin is a manic comedy with occasional doses of slapstick, with some of the bleakest gallows humor in recent memory.

Reel World

Submit your short or feature to the Borderlands Film Festival, see a César Chávez documentary for free or go to the Ready Player One special screening with art show.

Christ TV

Easter Around the Dial

Once you’ve knocked out the basics, what is there left to do on this holy holiday? You know the answer to that, and it involves a television.

music

art

Finding a Way to the Future

Author Mohsin Hamid discusses transience, migration and the power of story

Mohsin Hamid, author of Exit West, talks of nostalgia, navigating the loss of things you care about and imagination providing optimism for the future.

Dance Dance Revolution

Yjastros 32 brings contemporary flamenco to the NHCC stage

Yjastros' flamenco pieces showcase modern takes and movements integrated with foundational phrases and techniques.

Celeste

Simple 2D platformer raises the bar for indie developers

Despite its simple appearance and main character Madeline’s limited moveset, Celeste ends up an incredible experience, which explores the super-difficult platformer genre just as well as it does themes of anxiety and isolation.

food

Casey Holland of Chispas Farms

New South Valley farm grows veggies and young farmers

If you shop at the Downtown Growers’ Market during the season, you’ve probably seen Casey Holland selling huge bunches of kale and carrots with a smile on her face. Now she’s the new head farmer at Chispas Farm.

Victor Flores of Vegan Outreach

Vegan Taco Takeover slings tacos, promotes vegan lifestyle

We talk with Victor Flores, the Greater New Mexico Community Events Coordinator of Vegan Outreach, about the Vegan Taco Takeover event and about veganism in general.

Winter/Spring Edition

What fruits and veg are good this time of year?

The opening of the Downtown Growers’ Market looms and that means that tons of locally grown fruits and veggies are about to be available in spades.

cannabis

Dog Days Come Early

Down, not out at MJ Express-O

Joshua Lee lifts his mood and mildly relaxes his muscles with Lucky Charms, then Sage n Sour stirs up a pleasant mix of sensations in his wretched sinuses and gives him a low-level impression of well-being without the hyperactive, searching mind of many other sativas.

Alibi V.27 No.12 • March 22-28, 2018

Here It Comes …

N.M. Dems Say 'Yes' to Cannabis

We're in for some cannabis legalization next year. Just keep away from the border checkpoints.

feature

Best of Burque Music 2018

Don’t cry and remember to vote: it’s a lark!

This year’s Best of Burque Music reader’s poll reflects the portion of the population that voted. If you still don’t like the results after some studied listening, then August March has the same general advice he does about not liking any election outcomes: Vote!

art

The Life of a Hand Letterer

Calligraphy is far from dead at Silver Swirl Studios

While so much of the verbage we interact with today is computer-generated, the work of calligraphers and hand letters is still very much prized.

Found Objects

This week: Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, OT Circus art pop-up and Shrinky Dink & Storytellers workshops.

Love Conquers All?

West End’s latest brings deeply affecting questions to the stage

You could say love, depression and neuroscience are what Lucy Prebble's The Effect is about.

food

Monique Carr Makes Shrubs

Spellbound Syrups is popularizing the fruity, probiotic drink

A shrub is any drink made from a vinegar-based syrup, but the word can refer to the syrup itself, too. Most of the shrubs you’ll find here in Albuquerque are made by one person: Monique Carr, the woman behind Spellbound Syrups.

Meyer Lemon Shrub Recipe

Shrubs are easy to make and tasty to drink

If you haven’t started drinking shrubs yet, where have you been, homie? These sweet and tart probiotic fruit drinks are getting pretty trendy right about now, and for good reason—they’re not only delicious, but wicked easy to make.

Weekly Specials

This week is all about introducing you to some things you might not know about, or at least don’t know how to make (yet).

news

The Blinking of a Council

Women’s History Month, AFD raise on agenda

Quick meeting proclaims March to be Women’s History Month and spends money on firefighters and affordable housing.

CD 1 Forum Highlights Differences

Dem candidates vary in style, intensity

Weekly Alibi helped commence the primary election season with a forum of candidates for Governor and Congressional District 1.

Newscity

APS board votes to not arm teachers, Transit Department alleged to have dumped contaminated water down storm drains and Land Commissioner to meet feds about border wall on state trust lands.

Letters

The readers write about suicide, the new tax law's failure for small businesses, head hunting in American territories and political feedback.

film

Loveless

Icy family drama will make you glad you don’t live in Russia

Loveless is a stark, dark, often beautifully bleak “feelbad” family drama wrapped around the hardened core of a procedural crime thriller. It is, in short, an extraordinarily Russian film.

Reel World

Indie Q film screenings and NMFF's New Mexico Actors Showcase return; Albuquerque Sol hosts Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story; New Mexico Film Office offers talk on how to make money off the film business.

Can You Say Bingewatch?

“Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” turns 50

50 years ago, a children’s television show called “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” hit the national airwaves. Now Twitch is streaming every episode.

Alibi V.27 No.11 • March 15-21, 2018

I’m On Concerts!

So don’t leave me alone

Here and there and in Albuquerque, your grandest dreams can come true, if only you go out and listen for them.

news

Semi-Automatic Equals Automatic

The AR-15 should not be available to civilians

The decision to categorize weapons by the operator's trigger pull has been lost to the sands of time, but the gun-lobby's perpetuation of this distinction amounts to pacifying critics by assuring them that fully automatic "machine guns" have been outlawed for civilians since Al Capone.

A Path to Community Policing

Teaching children and officers works

In a progressive society, police are in integral part of the community. Their jobs are woven into the fabric of a peaceable and forward-looking citizenry. Establishing that sort of balanced civic environment is a job for the police but it will also take the work of an active, engaged and knowledgeable bunch of citizens to accomplish this goal.

Newscity

State officials are attempting to redefine how the volume of nuclear waste is determined to allow the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad to increase its capacity, N.M. high school graduation rates remain at 71% and students across the state are calling for laws and policies that will make their schools safer.

food

Warm and Fed in La Fonda del Bosque

New restaurant at NHCC serves tasty Latin fusion

La Fonda del Bosque is gorgeous inside, having the appearance of an upscale Mexican inn with a formal vibe. Its "Latin Fusion" cuisine makes for a hearty, nap-inducing lunch.

Simply Vibrant, Simply Tasty

Plant-based meals from Anya Kassoff’s home kitchen

Cooking efficiently and seasonally may not sound very sexy, but it can make for some very tasty meals. Simply Vibrant is written by a home cook, not a professional chef, sympathetic to the real-life budgets and time constraints of regular cookbook-reading people.

cannabis

Get Real Bougie

Going for gold at Sacred Garden

Wrapped in gold leaf, dipped in hash wax and rolled in kief, the decadent Shine Twax joint challenges Joshua Lee to set aside the budtender's warning, leaving him light and emptied.

film

24 Frames

Master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami ruminates on time, art and image with final film

Abbas Kiarostami evidently began what became 24 Frames by speculating on great works of art. Paintings are designed to capture one specific moment in time. What, he wondered, happened immediately before and after those famous “freeze frames” that the artists chose?

Reel World

New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase submission deadline looms, teens can screen their work at Desert Light Film Festival and director Kyle Henry introduces Rogers Park.

Develop This

Nets float potential new shows

Spring is fast approaching, so television networks are preparing for the new fall TV season by assembling scripts, casts and showrunners—and then throwing them all against the wall to see what sticks. So what crazy ideas do they have in the pipeline?

music

Sonic Reducer

We review new releases by A Hawk And A Hacksaw, K. Dutch and Zealous Grooves.

art

New Views for Without Reservations

Ricardo Caté's cartoons deck the gallery walls at the IPCC

Santa Domingo Pueblo resident Ricardo Caté created “Without Reservations" to draw the world as he sees it and lend some perspective to non-Native viewers.

Sea of Love

A Delicate Ship launches at Aux Dog

We've all seen love stories played out on stage before, but not quite so philosophical as A Delicate Ship. We chat with director Sheridan Johnson.

A Lit Weekend

Book your weekend at the ABQ Antiquarian Book Fair

For those of us who still thrill to turn the pages of a book or explore the faded terrain of old maps, the Albuquerque Antiquarian Book Fair—an annual exchange of antique and rare books, maps and other ephemera—is taking place once again.