Alibi V.27 No.35 • Aug 30-Sept 5, 2018

Deconstructing Zozobra

Inside, outside and all around the mean marionette

Weekly Alibi takes a look at every New Mexican’s favorite burnt offering, Zozobra!

The Latest

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film

Far From the Tree

Documentary addresses the difficulty of “different” families

How do families deal with children who are very different from them? That’s the probing premise behind Rachel Dretzin’s honest and empathetic documentary Far From the Tree.

Projecting the Pueblo

Check out the Pueblo Film Festival; Las Cruces International Film Festival submission deadline looms; there's a special screening featuring two “¡COLORES!” episodes; watch A Quiet Place but don't scream!

Fun Will Never End

“Adventure Time” on Cartoon Network

"Adventure Time" concludes with a 44-minute series finale, titled “Come Along With Me."

music

You’ve Got That Right!

It’s Showtime, Labor Day Edition

It’s the Labor Day Weekend and and you have a right to rock out and party at these fabulous shows!

Sonic Reducer

Alibi music critic August March drops the needle on new local records by Oskar Petersen, Layla June and Javier Romero.

food

Worth the Wait

New Laguna Burger location proves as tasty as ever

With their first in-town location opening last December, Laguna Burger has taken the I-40 road trip reluctance and instantly replaced it with nearby convenience—not to mention quality casual dining at prices that'll have mall chain franchises gulping and tugging at their collar.

“What Can I Do to Help?”

In tough times, gifts of food offer great comfort

When there is an illness or a death in the family, voicemail boxes overflow with “What can I do to help?” Instead of asking, act by feeding them.

Three new joints open in Burque

A few new eating and drinking spots debuted in our city last week, and we’re stoked to try them all. Consider them a consolation prize to make up for the rapidly disappearing summer weather.

news

Hope, Revitalization and Thanks

Council meets to strengthen city

Several million dollars in hope is on its way to north Downtown after the Albuquerque City Council approved a project that will bring a chance for a better life to some of the city’s most vulnerable residents.

Summer is Almost Gone

After Labor Day, expect politics and more politics

The stakes are high this year, and after the customary barbecue picnics, you might want to spend some time perusing this or any other American newspaper—as well as your own particular county clerk’s office website—to find out your options and duties this November.

Newscity

Santa Fe Public Schools superintendent claims poor grades given to the district's schools by PED as response to taking the stand as a witness; Steve Pearce tells reporters his plans for CYFD; ABCWUA leases water to San Juan-Chama Project to keep Rio Grande flowing.

Odds & Ends

Funny because being fired for recording your farts happens to someone else.

art

Elements of Design

The thoughtful objects crafted by Danny Hart

While most known for his jewelry (shaped wood earrings of fine wood and metal, bangles with a multitude of planes smoothed onto their surface, necklaces with elegant splashes of color), Danny Hart makes a lot more than that—custom furniture and geometry-inspired lighting pieces, for example.

Runaways: Find Your Way Home

Marvel gets the band back together

This Runaways installation, Find Your Way Home reads as an extended “getting the band back together” episode, but in those moments of trope, Rowell rediscovers what made the team special to begin with.

Found Objects

Join the Dig Giusewa team, stop in at the closing reception of The Good Life: Extended Nature, drop a piece of art and learn Rueda de Casino.

cannabis

Lujan Grisham Talks the Talk

Steve Pearce doesn't say a thing

Gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham supports legalization; US District Judge rules states' medical cannabis laws do not protect patients from employers with a no-drug policy; Alabama says it will crack down on CBD.

News on the Green

From genre pioneers Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong to iconic mainstream stereotypes like Fast Times’ burnout Jeff Spicoli, the double-edged sword of the loveable clown archetype is that it’s still difficult to be taken seriously as a cannabis industry professional.

Alibi V.27 No.34 • Aug 23-29, 2018

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.

feature

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.

news

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.

art

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.

film

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.

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

Sonic Reducer

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

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.

cannabis

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.

Alibi V.27 No.33 • Aug 16-22, 2018

feature

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.)

news

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.

art

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.

film

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.

music

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.

food

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.

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.

cannabis

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.