Alibi V.27 No.28 • July 12-18, 2018

Eating Animals

Farming documentary hopes to influence food choices

Eating Animals spends its time talking about sustainable alternative solutions to factory farms, giving in to neither hardcore carnivores nor militant animal lovers.

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.)

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The Monsoon Approaches

But the drought persists

Wetter weather may be approaching, but our state’s drought is a persistent one.

The Summertime Blues

Lord, I got to raise a holler

Electing more Democrats and tilting the pendulum toward a saner set of oscillations is clearly a goal for citizens as we all move toward the general election in November.

Newscity

Remains found near West Mesa murders burial site are unrelated, N.M. faces unpleasant precedent in conflict with Texas, PNM's spending on PRC ad campaigns questioned on legality.

Odds & Ends

Funny because "bullet-proof" magic charm testing happens to someone else.

Support For All

Readers write about supporting human rights, lightyears as a unit of time, and the consequences of using "zero tolerance" as an alternative to thought.

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Stitching New Vocabulary

Rattler uses symbol to create pieces with power

Talismanic motifs that might summon all sorts of things in their wearer—from strength to an increased awareness of the natural world to simple aesthetic pleasure—are some of the images that find prominence in Tiran Sahar's garments created for Rattler.

Traveling for Truth

Voices from the Margins fosters collaboration between New Mexico and New Delhi

We chat with organizer Sarah Wilkinson and artist Adam Gutierrez about Voices from the Margins, a group show by exchange students in Albuquerque and New Delhi, India.

Found Objects

Attend a workshop on comic books, apply for a Fulcrum Fund grant, celebrate the poetry and prose of Simon Ortiz and pick up a book with a creative take on Annie Oakley.

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Jews on Film

This week you can go to the Jewish Film Festival, Family Movie Night (Jurassic World), NMFF's annual Summer Soiree Fundraiser and Fake News: Journalism Goes to Hollywood returns with Almost Famous.

TV News

Tidbits from around the dial

Sacha Baron Cohen returns to TV with “Who Is America?”, there's a new TV show where people talk about TV shows and Netflix announces a packed slate of new and returning Japanese animated series.

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Music for Living

2018 NM Jazz Festival offers something for everyone

Weekly Alibi previews a New Mexican musical tradition.

Yeah, I Was There

When they were starting the show ...

You should really really really go to these fantastic shows, even if it is in disguise.

Sonic Reducer

This Week, A. March considers new local work by Foster Dog, Nizhóní Girls and Glitter Vomit!

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Making Chocolate with Eldora

Steve Prickett is making bean-to-bar chocolate in north ABQ

Robin Babb visits Eldora Craft Chocolate in the North Valley, and guess what they make there!

Farm-to-Table at Hotel Albuquerque

Farmer’s Daughters and Chef Gilbert Aragon create unique dinner series

Despite the growing farm-to-table movement in recent decades, most farmers are still facing an uphill battle to be profitable due to rising land costs, increased development and climate change. Ashley and Chantelle Wagner created their company Farmer’s Daughters to get more local produce served in New Mexico restaurants, breweries and food trucks.

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Bad News is So Hard to Find

Even the FDA is playing ball

FDA says it doesn't need a "negative monograph" for cannabis; Republican Party of Texas puts cannabis decriminalization into platform; Chuck Schumer introduces bill in US Senate to decriminalize cannabis and give control to states; Senate Appropriations Committee criticizes Jeff Sessions for blocking research.

News on the Green

Utah takes steps towards legalization and former New Mexico Human Services Secretary Duke Rodriguez talks weed with the Journal.

Alibi V.27 No.27 • July 5-11, 2018

The Long Distance Call

Don’t cry baby, don’t cry

In order to combat the rising tide of crime in this city, citizens must continue to engage the police force and work together for solutions.

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Newscity

Gubernatorial candidates disagree about early childhood education programs; Demesia Padilla faces public corruption charges; DOJ to make money available to tribes to support crime victims.

Out of the Shadows

AMLO breathes new life into Mexico

Despite the strong diplomatic and economic alliance forged between the United States and Mexico over the past century, the two countries remain at unfortunate odds with one another.

Odds & Ends

Funny because a pervy shoe-camera battery explosion happens to someone else.

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Skate or Fly

“Post Radical” on Viceland

In "Post Radical," modern skate culture across the world gets the once-over courtesy of pro skater and “amateur anthropologist” Rick McCrank.

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The Taste of Redemption

Ichiban has leveled up their sushi game

Ichiban is back on the upswing. If you're new to sushi, a regular or ready to gamble on some flavors, this is a great spot to do it.

Summer Dinner Salad Recipe

An easy, filling salad to make at home

The grains and greens salad technology allows one to combine whatever's in the fridge with some leftover grains and thus do minimal cooking to get to a complete dinner.

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Arise, Rockers, Arise

In conversation with Mike Trujillo and Roman Barham

August March chats with Mike Trujillo and Roman Barham of ARISE Music and Coffee.

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Places of Worship

Sean Paul Gallegos works in transformation and self-definition

Nearly 20 years ago, a neighbor brought Sean Paul Gallegos a pair of knock-off Air Jordans salvaged from a Chinatown dumpster. “He said, 'I'll put you in an art show in our gallery if you make something with these.'”

Love is a Burning Thing

Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, a 20th century classic

Maggie Grimason talks to Frankie and Johnny in The Clair De Lune director Kristine Holtvedt about the 20th century classic and taking a chance at love.

The First of its Name

First Friday openings invite revelers into the fold

First Friday rolls around once a month, but each and every time it somehow manages to feel momentous.

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Different

Openness and R. Greenleaf

Joshua Lee wonders about cause and effect in the deconstructed mind, notes Vanilla Kush's suitability for treating pain or tension-caused insomnia, and finds Trap Star relaxing but not as sleep-inducing.

Alibi V.27 No.26 • June 28-July 4, 2018

BernCo on Separations, Guns and Top Golf

Your Commissioners act on the people’s will

By the time this Alibi edition hits the streets, Bernalillo County Commission will have taken a couple of brave steps by issuing important declarations about current controversial national and global matters.

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Many Happy Returns

The Albuquerque Public Art Program marks 40 years

Our city's Public Art Program is marking its 40th anniversary this year, making us the 15th oldest of our kind in the country.

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The Way to Albuquerque

New mural depicts migration in all its beautiful diversity

The mural stretching to the roof of Kei & Molly Textiles' west facing wall means to express the multiplicity of stories of migration to and arrival in the United States.

Prado for the People

Works from Spain's famous museum land in downtown Albuquerque

Under the colorful shade covers at Civic Plaza is Verano del Prado, where standout pieces from the collection at Museo Nacional del Prado (in Madrid, Spain) are recreated and on display.

Found Objects

Join a discussion led by painter and printmaker Nancy Friese, see In the Heights, go to the 21st Century Cyphers reception and meet the author of 100 Things to Do in Albuquerque Before You Die.

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Tim Gaiser on Summer Wines

The Master Sommelier on what wines go best with hot temperatures

Tim Gaiser, an educator in all things wine, tells us how to shop for wine and what’s best for drinking in the summer.

Know Your New Mexico Wines

More and more wineries have popped up throughout New Mexico in recent years as vintners are beginning to realize that the state’s arid climate and cheap land are ideal for growing grapes.

A Season for Burgers

Seasons does serve burgers

In our Burger Week issue (v27 i25), we wrote that “Seasons doesn’t even have a burger on their regular menu,” which is incorrect. They boast two delicious burgers–an open-faced salmon burger and a half-pound Angus burger–on their lunch menu. The burger pictured is their special for Burger Week, the Cordon Moo: 100 percent Angus beef patty, fano brioche, black forest ham and Gruyère croquette, fried egg, mustard aioli and local scarlet frill.

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Newscity

APD rewriting policies including use-of-force, LANL soon to be under new management and Federal Transit Authority reviewing city's Inspector General's report on ART.

Odds & Ends

Funny because a nationwide internet outage to prevent cheating on exams happens to someone else.

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The Great Silence

Classic Italian Western is restored to its cold, dark glory

Sergio Corbucci's 1968 masterpiece The Great Silence has been digitally restored for its 50th anniversary and it's brutal, uncompromising and visually sweeping.

Film History 101

New Mexico film historian and author Jeff Berg hosts a night of films and discussions, see Star Wars: The Last Jedi on DynaTheater’s towering movie screen or Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone at a library, and the early bird deadline approaches for submissions to both the 48 Hour Film Project and the Las Cruces International Film Festival.

Plead the Fourth

Independence Day around the dial

Here's what to watch on TV on July 4 while waiting for the sun to go down.

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Tangled Up in Shows

Don’t let the scene become an illusion to you now

Check out concerts and shows given by Red Light Cameras, the New Mexico Jazz Workshop and Gerunding!

Sonic Reducer

This week: New work by Raven Chacon and John Dieterich, Lara Manzanares and fuguers cove!

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Put Your Money … Wherever You Can

Cannabis banking amendment blocked by Senate

Senate Appropriations Committee votes to table bill that would allow dispensaries to use banks, Medical Cannabis Advisory Board cancels meeting because it doesn't have enough members and a judge ruled that a penalty meted out to Ultra Health by the DOH was too severe.