Alibi V.27 No.24 • June 14-20, 2018

Summer Sessions Watch

AG Softens in the Heat

Mr. Magoo wipes his glasses, Trump suggests he'll support the STATES Act and N.M. gubernatorial candidates are looking less likely to legalize.

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Playing With Fire

Forest closures, fireworks bans and a very hot planet

The increased heat and decreased rainfall that we've caused is starting to put an end to summertime enjoyment of New Mexico’s forests and grasslands, as well as fireworks, but are we unhappy enough yet to vote against it?

Degrees Not Debt

Our state’s prospects depend on education

Senator Heinrich makes the case for the Degrees Not Debt Act.

Newscity

City Inspector's report finds funding screwups wity ART; PED is proposing a new rule that will limit the ways students who failed competency tests can graduate.

Speaking Soul to Soul

Fostering Activism in a Wack Culture with the AEU

The American Ethical Union promotes interaction and engagement in their humanist movement

art

New Classics

Otto Rigan's sculptural work and the art of endurance

Otto Rigan's work at Spaceport America aspires to timelessly capture flight, without dated references to specific technology.

It's Complicated

David Sedaris' latest, Calypso, is both great and maddening

When he's at his best in Calypso, David Sedaris is—without too many jokes—revealing parts of himself that are hard to look at.

food

Seafood, but Not Evil

SlapFish makes quality seafood from sustainable sources

Hundreds of miles from the sea, SlapFish has sustainably sourced (and tasty) fish, reasonable prices and a staff that seems to like the place.

Isotopes Park Fare

What to eat when you’re enjoying America’s pastime

Here’s a bit of a guide for Isotopes Park’s cuisine, including some of the new menu items introduced this season.

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Mountain

This mountain is certainly high, but not very deep

Australian writer-director Jennifer Peedom’s rather bluntly titled Mountain could have easily expanded its title to Mountains: What Are They, and Why Are They So Popular?

Submit!

Submit your work to the Gallup Film Festival; send your kids to Summer Break Make-A-Movie Camp; see 25th anniversary screening of Falling Down, the results of the 66 Hour Digital Shootout or professional local actors perform reading of No Place screenplay.

The Kids are Alright

“Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” on Freeform

“Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” is a strong entry point for teenage comic book fans who have outgrown animated adaptations and are ready for something more PG-13.

music

Bringing the Funk

Zoo Music concert features Big Sam’s Funky Nation

This summer’s Zoo Music Series continues on Friday, June 15 with a performance by Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Sonic Reducer

Reviews of local recordings. This week Mr. March listens to Anna Mall, Noche Blanca and John Reagan.

The Devil and the Desert

Red Mesa’s brave odyssey into a scorching spiritual desert

A cohesive, cathartic creation that speaks to the despair that can lead one into the heart of the desert—and the answers one might find there.

PHOTO ESSAY: LIVE MUSIC

Lilah Rose, Summer Twins, Red Light Cameras Live at Sister Bar 6/14/18

Another round of pictures by Alibi's graphic artist Corey Yazzie of a live performance in the heart of downtown Albuquerque:

cannabis

Green! Green! Green!

High Times invites the public to join in the financial fun

Put your money where your mouth is and benefit from the cannabis revolution

Alibi V.27 No.23 • June 7-13, 2018

Mainstream Appeal

Poll: New Mexicans in favor of cannabis legalization

Cannabis legalization favored by 63 percent of New Mexicans, more studies confirm cannabis curbs opioid dependence and employers are dropping the practice of drug testing applicants for cannabis.

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Silence Still Equals Death

Education, activism and MPower

Weekly Alibi sat down with MPower’s HIV Programs Managers Josh Garcia and Jax Sugars, as well as HIV Prevention Educator Xian Bass, to find out how their program supports local youth, as well as how activism still plays a roll in the civil rights struggle faced by LGBTQ citizens here in Albuquerque.

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Knowledge of the Broil

The general election approaches

As the 2018 midterm elections come into view, so should voters come into action.

Great Global Greyhound Walk June 10 at Hyder Park

with the Greyhound Adoption League of New Mexico

The New Mexico Chapter of the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT-NM) is participating in the Great Global Greyhound Walk (GGGW) on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Hyder Park in Albuquerque. The public is invited to attend to Meet the Greyhounds!

Newscity

Many issues continue to plague ART; APS to ask PED for funds to help Hawthorn Elementary school "champion choice”; Gavin Clarkson sues NMSU over firing.

The Path to Pro

Professional soccer finds a loving home in ABQ

USL New Mexico is a testament to local community

music

Sure as the Sandias

Rise like Olympus above el valle

We’re all going to sleep, drinking from a dirty brown jug and banging our heads to Ufomammut—after listening to Weezer.

cannabis

Numbers Don’t Lie

Marijuana rides a wave to the mainstream

The cannabis industry is riding a tremendous wave that rolls onward and swells upward, propelled forward by the remarkable successes of those states brave enough to start the ripple. The benefits universally reaped in legalized states are forcing even the most stubborn skeptics of legalization to reconsider their stance in the face of what has become a true force of nature.

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Max Experience

Get out to the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience or go to Gallup to participate in a 66 Hour Digital Shootout.

“Reverie” on NBC

Face reality

Low-effort seasonal-timeslot-filler sci-fi drama “Reverie" is less like a TV version of The Matrix and more like a computerized remake of “Fantasy Island.”

art

Pathways to the Past

New public art project honors and illuminates the history of Mountain Road

Julianna Kirwin was inspired by Mountain Road's history and architecture to develop History of the Neighborhood through the Eyes of Contemporary Artists.

Palmas and Poetry

Vanesa Coloma's homage to a golden age kicks off Flamenco Festival

We interview Vanesa Coloma, who kicks off Festival Flamenco Internacional de Albuquerque with her company's performance of the expansive work Flamenklórica.

Found Objects

Go to REZARTX, a celebration of Indigenous arts and Red Planet's first anniversary; enjoy Shakespeare on the Rail during your commute.

food

Making Drinks with Mass Appeal

Jessica O’Brien makes weekly cocktail masterpieces at Sister

Weekly Alibi met up with Jessica O’Brien to chat about her creative process and the critical recognition she’s gotten for her drinks.

Finding Success on The New Farm

A memoir of a (profitable) organic farm

In The New Farm, Brent Preston gives his account of moving out to the country to start a farm, doing it successfully and creating a model that could help countless other small farmers build their business.

After the Rain

Jessica O’Brien’s monsoon season cocktail

After the Rain came from the Jayo’s Cocktail Pop-Up on May 21, when we got our first monsoon of the season.

Alibi V.27 No.22 • May 31-June 6, 2018

Fire in the Hole

Ultra Health breaks the sweat

Joshua Lee gets a mood boost and relaxed nerves with Sour Punch followed by a dud with dried out, air-exposed Burqueño Berry.

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Support Your Local Sheriff

BernCo contest features four contenders

The Bernalillo County sheriff is responsible for a budget of over $40 million annually and supervises about 300 sworn deputies who provide public law enforcement over 1,167 square miles of central New Mexico. Here's who is running for the job in 2018.

Go Deb, Go Michelle!

Primary election provides opportunity

Weekly Alibi endorses Deb Haaland for N.M. District One in Congress and Michelle Lujan Grisham for governor.

Land Ho!

Race for Land Commissioner Compelling

The Land commissioner oversees 9 million acres of surface land and 13 million acres of subsurface mineral rights, having the power to sell, lease or trade these public lands as they see fit, without the former protections that president Trump rolled back. Who is running?

Haaland Cruises to Victory

Lujan Grisham secures gubernatorial nomination

In a classic primary bout that could have swung in any of five directions, after the acquiescence of City Councilor turned progressive warrior Pat Davis last week, former Democrat party bigwig, for realz progressive and bona fide Deb Haaland secured a position on the general election ballot coming up in November.

Odds & Ends

Funny because getting evicted from your parents' home happens to someone else.

Lovin’ Haaland

The readers write about Deb Haaland, Pat Davis, Damon Martinez, deportation and Albuquerque's access to the outdoors.

Lara’s Last Stand

Damian Lara stakes his claim for the Democratic nomination

Candidate Damian Lara stops by Weekly Alibi for some final comments before Tuesday’s election

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How Soon is Meow?

There’s a club if you’d like to go

Here are some good music picks for cats who won't get distracted by the next bird or laser beam to come around.

Sonic Reducer

We review new releases by Sun Dog, Treehouse Basement and Hennessey on Ice.

film

Solo: A Star Wars Story

The now-divisive franchise has fun with a propulsive prequel

Solo: A Star Wars Story, isn’t (and can’t be) all things to all people, but does just about everything it conceivably can to earn the praise of moviegoers.

Drag It Out

This week, enjoy a Big Gay Movie Night, the Full Draw Film Festival, a “¡COLORES!” double feature and the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience.

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Forged in New Mexico

Exhibition brings clarity to a legacy of jewelry making

American Jewelry from New Mexico is an expansive exhibition of personal adornment bridging styles and millennia.

Going All The Way

The Full Monty is good, not-too-clean fun

Despite embracing the old formula of underdogs triumphing against the odds through sheer determination, there is honesty and an endearing earnestness that makes The Full Monty resonate.

Found Objects

It's a busy Friday: visit Surface: Emerging Artists of New Mexico, Anita Beatriz's plent-centric art or the ¡Pertenecemos! closing reception.

food

Live a Little … or a Whole Lot

Le Troquet serves French fare and fine wine

As a special occasion, Le Troquet delivers, though at a cost. However, value-hounds can sniff out a first-rate meal that doesn't break the bank both at lunch or for a light supper.

More With Less

Jodi Moreno’s first cookbook combines whole foods and big flavor

More With Less: Whole Food Cooking Made Irresistibly Simple is more of a “how to cook” book than a list of recipes, and good for someone who follows a largely whole foods and vegetarian diet, but who doesn’t want to sacrifice flavor.

Thai Peanut Sweet Potato Skins

A simple and tasty recipe from More With Less

These unique potato skins are perfect nibbles to bring to a party or a potluck. It turns out that peanut sauce pairs beautifully with sweet potatoes, and with the addition of nuts, basil and scallions as toppings, these are crazy delicious.