Alibi V.28 No.1 • Jan 3-9, 2019

Resolutions

Patient enrollment continues to rise

Despite the gray fog that seemed to steal 2018 from many of us, strange leaps occurred in the weird world of cannabis that seem incredible now.

The Latest

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Welcome to the Jungle

A new governor forms her team

Now that New Mexico is free of La Tejana, let's take a look at some of the new forces binding and building back our wonderful state.

Newscity

Lawmakers are pushing a number of bills aimed at improving safety and security on public school campuses; governor's social spending account will now be itemized and audited; N.M. population is growing more slowly than other Western states.

Odds & Ends

Funny because computer-measured toilet paper rations happen to someone else.

music

food

Chef Jon Young’s BBQ Brainchild

ABQ BBQ is changing the way you think of barbecue

As soon as you walk in the door to ABQ BBQ, there's no mistaking you're any where else but New Mexico.

Less Wait, More Space

New Farmacy digs are a hit with their followers

The Farmacy, one of a handful of breakfast places in the city that have a fanatical following, has moved to an unlucky location on Central but you need not worry.

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Vice

Satirical biopic plays (dirty) politics

If you're inclined to laugh at the real-life hijinks of our country's various psychopathic politicos, then Vice just might get your vote.

Theatre Tour

Have a free, docent-led guided tour of the KiMo, retro-view "Breaking Bad," see Skyscraper and two back-to-back episodes of the local PBS documentary series "¡COLORES!"

Warner Warning

Media giant goes streaming

Hollywood continues to balkanize streaming, this time with WarnerMedia, whose new subscription-based service offers you exclusive access to ... hmm.

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The Radical We

Max Baptiste uses art to build community

When audio engineer Max Baptiste founded a video game company in Albuquerque with a couple of his friends, he had no idea it would profoundly change the way he saw the world, and inspire him to form a revolutionary new nonprofit aimed at eradicating prejudice through the arts.

Her Beautiful Blood

Mercedez Holtry unites city’s poets

Mercedez Holtry formed a collective of poets called Burque Revolt with one goal: Creating safe spaces for any and all poets, regardless of their identities or ages, to be heard.

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News on the Green

Altria, formerly known as Philip Morris, acquires Canadian cannabis company Cronos Group—plus the rise of cannabis science.

Alibi V.27 No.51 • Dec 20-26, 2018

Nuevo Mexicano Done Right

Cantina Nueva’s fresh and modern take on New Mexican

Cantina Nueva has gone in a good direction with their freshened up takes on Mexican and New Mexican dishes, and Albuquerque will be glad for the new dining options.

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Another Year Over

Local news expands to fill pages and lives

What can we say about 2018? We took a stroll through Weekly Alibi’s body of coverage of local governing bodies for the year, and here’s what went down in our lovely town.

The Year in How Things Seemed

2018 in art imitating life and vice versa

In 2018, Maggie Grimason stepped out of her life and into art, the world and—wait, what's this doing out here?—her life.

The Biggest Burque Food Stories of 2018

2018 was the year the fermentation craze reached its peak in the form of The Noma Guide to Fermentation cookbook and the year the whole world learned about how amazing Viet-Cajun food is thanks to “Ugly Delicious” on Netflix.

A Bunch of Favourites

The top 10 films of 2018

If you didn’t see these 2018 films in theaters, feel free to hunt them down now and see what all the fuss is about.

Annual Baked Goods Awards

Our favorite dispensaries and strains

Navigating the mess of medicines and providers is a chore unto itself, and we know sometimes you just need a little help from your friends. These were our favorite Albuquerque strains and dispensaries this year

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Aquaman

Bright direction and epic action keeps watery superhero afloat

Aquaman is a breezy blend of mythology and sci-fi, delivered to audiences with a winking sense of humor.

The Worst Films of 2018

We love you, Hollywood, but sometimes you can be so cruel. Here are the top 10 transgressions Hollywood made in the name of cinema in 2018.

Dialed In

The Best TV of 2018

What was the best TV of 2018? Among 400 channels, several thousand websites and a whole bunch of digital streaming services, here are a few that stood out.

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Borderland Blues

Too much at Pecos Valley Production

Joshua Lee is disappointed by Wonder Woman, gets a case of the sillies with Cheeisenberg and braves an interior Border Patrol checkpoint.

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All The Colors Came Out

The wide nets of news coverage converge

Among the Albuquerque news that we haven't covered much yet are the Catholic Church, nuclear weapons and crime.

Newscity

Lead counsel at New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty Gail Evans proposed raising teachers' pay by nearly $10,000 a year; Environment Department issued a notice of violation to the US Air Force for contaminating groundwater around a base near Clovis; nearly half of the city's massive backlog of untested rape kits have been processed since last year.

Odds & Ends

Funny because a fire-alarm-freaked-out Santa screams profanities at someone else.

A Troubled America

The readers write about scary caravans, a wall that will finally let us feel safe and a left-wing socialist commie-fascist libbietard threat, which menaces our psyches every waking moment in between our hopeless attempts to sleep through a merciless, unending nightmare of crooked-Hillaryan America-hating.

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Two Weeks’ Worth

Half the space, twice the shows

Fine fine local shows, from punk to jazz, are part of this town’s holiday gift to you, Alibi readers!

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Our Own Colbert

The city’s top comedian now has her own talk show

Kendra Jean Brand, the new host of the popular public-access talk show, “The New Mexican Inquisition,” makes people laugh through political satire.

Call for Public Art

Westside group seeks artists

The West Central Community Development Group has issued a call for artists to submit their work to be considered for display on banners that will hang from street lights along west Central.

food

David Ruiz of Toltec Brewing

“My fondest memories are centered around the kitchen table”

About six years ago David Ruiz moved to Albuquerque, and has since fallen in love with New Mexico. In that short time he’s found massive success as a chef.

What Are Preserved Lemons?

Not just for tagine anymore

The attractiveness and the salty-tartness of preserved lemons have made them something of an “it” food over the past few years, and more cooks are starting to use it in dishes outside of its usual North African culinary background.

Alibi V.27 No.50 • Dec 13-19, 2018

Fashionably Late

State hemp regulations approved

The Farm Bill is near to passing and federally legalizing industrial hemp, which can be used as a legally distinct-from-cannabis source for CBD.

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Year One

Keller on the long road to Burque

A year into his tenure, Weekly Alibi chatted with Mayor Keller about his first year, his successes, his continuing challenges and his lifelong commitment to bringing sustainable democracy and economic certainty to the Duke City.

Peña, Lobbyists and Appointments

The Council is on a roll

The Albuquerque City Council’s powerful president's gavel was passed to Klarissa Peña, driver of a vintage pink Cadillac whose cruising she helped to legalize.

Newscity

Lawmakers in Santa Fe adopted a new set of security rules for the upcoming legislative session; MVD makes driver authorization cards easier to get; city sues BYD over ART buses.

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The Favourite

Mean and nasty historical drama makes ambition a courtly enterprise

The Favourite is loopy, long-winded and devolves into increasingly misanthropic spirals, but has wonderfully deadpan humor, scabrous assessment of female power dynamics and a well-played lesbian twist.

Feliz Año Nuevo

Laugh it up with Mi Gran Noche, check out the High Desert Screening and get through the 12 Days of Christmas Movies.

Christ-Mess

TV’s worst holiday specials

What were the most painful holiday specials ever made?

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The Literary Life

Organic Books opens up shop in Nob Hill

A new bookstore opens: a literal mom-and-pop shop that welcomes conversation, invites you to take a seat, browse and discover new authors, stories and worlds in the cozy storefront out of the cold.

Light Intensity

Lux Zine's depth of field and purpose

Aaron War and Devon Tencza saw a lot of artists relying on the internet to showcase their work with a severe lack of affordable and regularly made print media available.

Found Objects

See Elf The Musical, pick up a Transgender Resource Center calendar and go to the Swimming with Elephants Soiree.

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Escape the Noise at Cellar Bar

Zinc’s downstairs bar offers a stellar happy hour and a relaxed vibe

Cellar Bar is a sexy place where you'll feel compelled to dress up a little, and not even be upset about it.

Weekly Specials

If you didn’t know that the holidays are coming up, this weekend’s events will certainly remind you.