Alibi V.27 No.34 • Aug 23-29, 2018

Papillon

New take on famed French tale of prison life can’t escape the past

Despite the inadvisability of taking another run at 1973’s highly regarded, Academy Award-nominated Papillon, someone has gone and done just that.

The Latest

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Brunch Concert Event Supports Education

Rude Boy Brunch brings it to Villa Hispana

A rousing, rocking and gastronomically satisfying first-of-its-kind music, food and charity event happening Sunday, Aug. 26 will be anything but rude.

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Wings of Change

Flight tests art-making as social practice

Birds symbolize a lot of things for many of us who are so firmly earthbound. For Sheri Crider they are “a symbol of migration and freedom,” but carry even more weight than that on the curved backs of their wings.

The Liberated Poem

An Infected Sunset by Demian DinéYazhi'

DinéYazhi' writes the hard stuff without obscuring or embroidering it with language and An Infected Sunset explores the potential of form to underscore its content.

food

Silver Leaf Farms of Corrales

The gold standard in organic vegetables

Silver Leaf Farms' cucumbers are so delicious you can eat them straight off the vine, produced with painstaking resource efficiency by those who love and appreciate the farming process.

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News on the Green

Join Weekly Alibi at our inaugural New Mexico Cannabis Expo from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Santa Fe Community Convention Center. The mission statement of the expo is working together to build a local “cannatopia,” creating the ideal future for medical cannabis and hemp industry in New Mexico.

Baby Steps

Plants and concentrates at Everest

Joshua Lee tours the hydroponics and greenhouses at Everest Apothecary and then is pleased to see terpene levels in products' profiles.

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About San Mateo and Kathryn

A new substation paves the way for revitalization, says Davis

Pat Davis talks about a plan to reverse the decay around San Mateo and Kathryn, starting with a community policing station.

Commission Crushes Dollars for Democracy

Quezada, Smith vote against ballot measure

After an hour and a half of citizen comments, a motion to place Democracy Dollars on the upcoming Nov. 6 election ballot failed on a 2 to 2 vote for a lack of majority.

Tiny Homes Village Discussed Publicly

Bernalillo County's plan to develop a village of tiny homes for the city's homeless meets with mixed opinion; PED's annual report card released, showing some schools improving and others failing.

Democracy Dollars Debate

Council, Commission discuss campaign reform

An idea to bring about a small amount of campaign reform to city elections has taken up the attention of both the Bernalillo County Commission and the Albuquerque City Council at their recent meetings.

Correction

The readers write about a child abuse case, dirty ice bags and glass recycling.

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Feel Like Chicken Tonight?

See The Search for General Tso and discuss issues of immigration, adaptation and innovation; enjoy The Book of Life at Civic Plaza; go to "The New Mexico Film Incentive—Getting Your Money" to learn how to get your rebate.

Needs More Enchantment

“Disenchantment” on Netflix

With the talent on board, there’s every reason to believe that “Disenchantment” will ramp up, but after 10 episodes, it's mostly living up to its title.

music

A Band Could Be Your Life

Your story could be our songs

All is one and this place has everything—as far as the music scene in Burque is concerned.

Sonic Reducer

New records by Family Fluid, Kayohes and Sad Sack of Shit get a spin on the Alibi turntable.

Alibi V.27 No.33 • Aug 16-22, 2018

Navajo Food Sovereignty with Dr. Charlotte J. Frisbie

The anthropologist talks indigenous food futures and her new book

Since 1963, Dr. Charlotte J. Frisbie has spent much of her time living and doing research in Chinle, asking endless questions, translating and transcribing recipes and advice, taking photos and working alongside people to harvest, butcher, cook and serve food the traditional way.

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Everyone is a Lobo, Woof, Woof, Woof

Athletics department dishes abject failure amidst potential success

Wherever the true path of UNM athletics and no matter how the game is played, it should be approachable and transparent—clear of the debris and penalties encouraged by vague encounters and secretive meetings.

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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This Brother is Free

The republic requires a free press

Attacks on the free press by authoritarian rulers—and consequently their followers—is a hallmark of fascist regimes.

The Police and the People

Oversight agency continues critique of APD

Civilian Police Oversight Agency investigates some APD screwups and gets updated on use-of-force policy.

Newscity

State judge rules that New Mexico's school finance system was unconstitutional and failed to provide enough funds to schools; APS faces hundreds of teacher vacancies; APS says PED illegally overstepped its bounds on Hawthorne Elementary.

Nurture the Seeds

The readers write about unutterable, nameless beings that the human mind simply cannot fully comprehend.

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Light as Air

Tracy Rocca works to translate experience into canvas

Tracy Rocca starts with rough renderings of national parks and slowly blurs them through layer after layer of paint, until just the washed, melding fields of color remain.

Pre-Apocalyptic Sentiments

Local artists react to climate change

Beneath the dome skylight of the gallery, artists Justine Ortiz, Mike Ortiz and Kris Mills show sculptures of bizarre creatures that provoke grief for the planet’s seemingly inevitable doom.

Visual Learning

Director Arif Khan unpacks the UNM Art Museum’s importance

We talk to Arif Khan about UNM Art Museum.

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Never Goin’ Back

Teenage stoner comedy lets the ladies do the dirty work for a change

Whether you find Never Goin’ Back a hilarious tribute to the wild shenanigans of youth or a depressing wake-up call about the horrors of the Millennial Generation may depend largely on your age group.

Once Bitten

The Last Sharknado on Syfy

After six years of “mockbuster” foolishness, we must bid a fond (or not so fond, as the case may be) farewell to Syfy’s infamous Sharknado franchise.

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A Band That Travels

Creedence Clearwater Revisited keeps on rollin’

Weekly Alibi chats with CCR’s Cosmo Clifford about rocking out, bayou style.

Maestas’ Melting Pot

Talking community, heritage and breakfast burritos with Juan Tigre

The continuation of a scintillating conversation.

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UNM Taproom to Open in Fall

Two alumni made taproom dream a reality

The UNM Taproom is set to open in mid-September and will serve beers from several local breweries as well as a small food menu.

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News on the Green

The nations of Canada and Israel are cultivating a cannabis business relationship that melds investment with innovation—plus US News and World Report weighs in on cannabis.

Alibi V.27 No.32 • Aug 9-15, 2018

Signs and Portents

CBD lands traveler a felony charge

CBD's murky legal status causes big trouble and N.M. weighs recreational tax revenue vs discouraging the black market.

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Council Overrides Keller Veto

Topgolf vote at top of the agenda

After a month-long break, Albuquerque City Councilors got back to spreading around millions of dollars, tackling the opioid giants and supporting our local passenger train.

Drought’s Grip, El Niño’s Promise

Dry conditions persist across N.M.

Breaking the drought requires more than a handful of rainstorms—even big storms. And grappling with its impacts means policymakers should listen to scientists and constituents, ranging from farmers to city-dwellers.

Newscity

APS Superintendent say Hawthorne Elementary will not be closing, despite threats made by the Public Education Department; a study on the effects of the world’s first atomic bomb test on N.M. residents is coming; the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association reports the state's rig count has reached an all-time high.

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Yes Indeed, It’s Fun Time

Concerts can’t, won’t and don’t stop

Head blithely toward summer’s end by checking out totally rocking shows by The Chamanas, He is We, Sir Trigga, The Atraris and Prey For Kali!

Emerson, Frank and Bobby

Vocal legends get local treatment

Emerson Corley and Entourage: EJazz cooly cover Sinatra and Darin for 2018’s last Jazz Under The Stars concert series.

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Veggies Are the Stars

Modern, simple fare at Rosemary

Rosemary's menu contains huge dinner salads filled with lots of produce, plenty of veggie-centric dishes and big portions.

What is miso?

More than just a little bowl of soup

The whole fermented foods craze has certainly introduced miso into a lot of American fridges and plenty of people have slurped down tiny bowls of miso soup at sushi restaurants. But what is this innocuous-looking paste from Japan?

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The Meg

Wait 20 minutes after eating to view this movie

The Meg is nature disaster monster movie fare at its biggest, loudest and silliest.

American Story

See American Girls: A Dominican Story, the Madrid Film Festival, “Better Call Saul” over a pint and “Afrofuturism.”

DOGTV

Yes, I said DOGTV

If you think your TV choices are lame, just imagine what a Shiba Inu thinks of today’s primetime selections.

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Vital Growth

516 ARTS exhibition brings Puerto Rican art to ABQ

Defying Darkness is an exhibition featuring more than a dozen artists working in Puerto Rico and throughout the diaspora, confronting contemporary issues of economic struggle, identity and the vestiges of colonialism while maintaining a long memory of history.

Words of Praise

Albuquerque's newest Poet Laureate

Poet Laureate Michelle Otero talks about how poetry can shape civic life by illuminating the lives of others.

Ninth Time's a Charm

Musical Theatre Southwest's wonderful Nine

Based on Fellini's 8 1/2, Musical Theatre Southwest's Nine is as stylish, glamorous and thought-provoking (without sacrificing a drop of mirth) as you might expect.

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Writing On the Wall

An interview with Dr. Jacob Miguel Vigil

Associate Professor Dr. Jacob Miguel Vigil of UNM tells us about the hurdles facing cannabis research and the Medical Cannabis Research Fund.

Rewriting the Trauma Story

An interview with Dr. Florian Birkmayer

27,424 patients enrolled in the Medical Cannabis Program in June were suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. We sat down with Dr. Florian Birkmayer to get a better understanding.

Therapeutic Levels

An interview with extractor Alejandro Garcia

Weekly Alibi sat down with the Everest Apothecary's extractor Alejandro Garcia and picked his brain about concentrates.

Second annual New Mexico Hemp Fiesta draws 6,700

Weekly Alibi and title sponsor Weedmaps presented the second annual medical cannabis festival, New Mexico Hemp Fiesta 2018, on Saturday, Aug. 4 attracting 6,700 attendees to Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park for a 9-hour outdoor event celebrating all things cannabis in our state.