Alibi V.28 No.4 • Jan 24-30, 2019

The Music is Never Over

So dance on fire as it intends

This week, you can see Thollem, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, Peter Murphy and Robb Bank$.

The Latest

Best of Burque Music 2019 Voting Is Underway

Nominations are in, vote daily until Feb. 27

Yes, music fans, the Third Annual Best of Burque Music Showcase is upon us. Nominations closed Feb. 8 and voting is now open through Feb. 27, 2019 at midnight. This is step two of a process that culminates in a fabulous performance event on March 30.

Building the Cannatopia

RSVP to Weekly Alibi’s New Mexico Cannabis Expo

Since New Mexico legalized medical cannabis back in 2007, the Earth has circled the Sun a dozen times. Amid those revolutions, the sociocultural acceptance of using cannabis and derived cannabinoids—think THC, CBD and CBN—as legitimate medication has gained significant ground here in The Land of Enchantment. And, with the 2018 US Farm Bill’s passage, the licensed cultivation of hemp in New Mexico is now ostensibly legal.

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Views from the Bridge

A tale of two visions

Educators and lawmakers are coming out of the woodwork to greet a Legislature primed to change the tree called public education in New Mexico from the roots down below to the leaves up above.

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The Singleton Rule

Court ruling sets stage for education reform

With a billion dollars up for grabs and a stinging District Court decision to live up to, education is front and center at the 2019 New Mexico Legislature.

Newscity

The controversial PARCC is being replaced by an older test; N.M.'s child poverty rate continues to be one of the worst in the nation; a large number of public educators have quit mid-year.

Odds & Ends

Funny because Adolph Hitler appropriating your symbol happens to someone else.

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A Big Brewery with Bigger Vistas

New Bosque Brewing in Bernalillo expands food menu, provides haven for the outdoorsy

Sip a pint on the patio at Bosque Brewing’s latest venue and you’ll be awestruck by the spectacular sight of the Rio Grande Bosque and the Sandia Mountains.

Bristol Doughnut Co. Parks in Nob Hill

Gourmet doughnut shop opens their double-decker bus for business

It’s certainly hard to miss the double-decker bus now parked at the corner of Central and Bryn Mawr, which is exactly what Coy and Sara Trammel were hoping when they opened up Bristol Doughnut Co.

Education Happens in the Kitchen

It’s never too late to learn how to cook (or how to cook better), and there are a hundred reasons why you should. Thankfully there are cooking classes offered through UNM’s Continuing Education department year-round.

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Stan & Ollie

Genial showbiz biopic examines aging comics, changing times

Stan & Ollie is a film about passion, about loving what you do so much that you can’t give up on it no matter what happens. There’s a lot of laughter to be found, as well as a tear or two.

Queen of Hollywood

See The Queen of Spain at NHCC, a “sing-along” Grease screening and The LEGO Movie in 3D at DynaTheater.

Crash Into Me

“Roswell, New Mexico” on The CW

Star-crossed romance, sci-fi thriller, murder mystery: “Roswell, New Mexico” isn’t sure which genre it wants to commit itself to.

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Not Asked, Not Told

Acclaimed Baldwin documentary dogged by accusations of bi-erasure

I Am Not Your Negro has been lauded and applauded for its many merits by mainstream critics; but others take issue with its erasure of James Baldwin’s sexuality.

Citizen Artists

Instagram democratizes New Mexico photography

Ansel Adams once said of New Mexico that it was “the most completely beautiful place I have ever seen.” It should come as no surprise, then, that with the radical democratization of visual art afforded by the internet in recent years there has been a blossoming of photographic talent native to this state.

You’re Fired

Entire staff of Warehouse 508 laid off without notice

In a move Friday that stunned the local arts community, the board of directors for New Mexico Xtreme Sports Association, Inc. (NMXSports) laid off the entire management team of its arts wing, Warehouse 508, effective immediately.

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Getting Schooled

American colleges look to cannabis education

In Half Baked, Dave Chappelle's character asks his marijuana dealer, “What? Did you go to weed college?”—a joke that no longer makes any sense, because cannabis classes have actually been popping up at colleges.

News on the Green

N.M. House Bill 356, a recreational cannabis regulation act, was introduced this week in the Legislature; and the NFL rejects medical cannabis Super Bowl ad—how shocking.

Alibi V.28 No.3 • Jan 17-23, 2019

Replicas

Keanu Reeves goes old school in retrograde sci-fi thriller

Replicas feels more like a Syfy Channel “mockbuster” parody of a sci-fi film than an actual sci-fi film. The effects grow increasingly junky, and the whole thing devolves into a poorly staged string of chases scenes involving lots of interchangeable guys in black suits with guns.

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Health Security Can Happen

Legislation would create a self-insuring state

We interview Max Bartlett, chair of the group working on the Health Security Act, which would have the state set up one large health insurance pool for all N.M. citizens.

Plastic, Pets and De Anza

City and county government news you can use

With the 525,600 minutes of 2019 ticking away, the Bernalillo County Commission and the Albuquerque City Council held their first meet ups of the New Year.

Newscity

An order that eased restrictions on natural gas well locations was suspended last week; hundreds of New Mexicans employed by the federal government have applied for unemployment; City of Albuquerque wants to transform the empty Rail Yards in Downtown into a campus for film students.

Odds & Ends

Funny because a smartphone-empowered Antichrist happens to someone else.

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Go To These Concerts!

The local music scene is better if you’re there

There are heaps of great shows that are part of scene that is part of your city, so Show Up!

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From Pain, Graceful Compassion

Sparrow Dance Productions seeks to heal community trauma through dance

Christina Daly-Smith founded Sparrow Dance Productions for healing community trauma.

A Rich, Real Read

Sarah Viren’s award-winning essays

The connecting thread among all the essays in Mine seems to be the concept of ownership. What does it mean to own a thing? How do things come into our ownership? What happens when we realize we do not own the things we believed we owned? What can be owned? And by whom?

Found Objects

After Comic Con, go see the Sandhill Cranes and then write a poem because the Open Space Visitor Center wants your poetry.

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Native Rock

This week, see Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, The Spy Who Came In From the Cold and a new local shorts showcase.

Coke and a Smile?

“Black Monday” on Showtime

“Black Monday” takes viewers back to Oct. 19, 1987, when the worst stock market crash in Wall Street history wiped out economies across the globe.

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Drool-Worthy Deals in the Off Hours

Indigo Crow delivers satisfying small plates and sammies

Indigo Crow passes the off-hour reconnaissance test, suitable for a special occasion brunch with drinks or a fancy dinner for your favorite folks.

Chocolate Cartel Keeps it Local

“High-quality dark chocolate” sets the shop apart

Chocolate Cartel specializes in locally-made high-quality dark chocolate, with a variety of unique ingredients like New Mexico chile and lavender mixed into some bars.

Food Resolutions for 2019

Diets suck. These goals don’t.

All of us could approach food with more flexibility and joy in 2019. Here are some diet-related new year’s resolutions, guilt- and deprivation-free.

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Unsmart

Figuring it out at Seven Clover

Joshua Lee gets an appetite and novel trains of thought with Reba, and Ice Cream Cake provides a blissful state of painless limbo—a formless awareness adrift in a trance. Then Strawberry Blonde gets his feet moving.

News on the Green

The first biannual Cannabis Media Summit was held in New York City a few weeks ago; and Duke University says THC exposure can trigger a change in users’ sperm via DNA methylation.

Alibi V.28 No.2 • Jan 10-16, 2019

Erin Wade’s Wellness Philosophy

The Vinaigrette owner learns from the land (and from plenty of books)

“Farmer and restaurateur” isn’t the most common job description, but in the twenty teens having only one job is increasingly passé—not to mention economically difficult. The Vinaigrette in Albuquerque is only the tip of Erin Wade’s multi-city restaurant empire.

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Adventures in Modern Insuring

Even with coverage access can be labrynthine

Health insurance companies use proprietary trade secrets to decide whether to cover or deny payment for drugs. In an amazing coincidence, this just happens to result in patients ending up having to pay thousands of dollars per month.

Here Comes the Legislature!

60-day sesh ensures hijinks will ensue

Recreational cannabis, education reform and behavioral health are some of the things coming up in the 60-day-long legislative session.

Newscity

Mayor Keller said a progress report on the city needs to be updated; Environment Department will review a plan to investigate soil and groundwater contamination at a former meat packing facility; Questions about Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham's campaign ties have been raised over horse-racing track license.

Odds & Ends

Funny because “Why don't you die?” was repeatedly screamed at someone else.

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A Girl Fight, A Ball of Funk

The sunny wintertime shows

Thursday Night Girl Fight has been happening for nigh on 10 years; elsewhere in the universe, a ball of funk will soon descend from the Mothership and onto Burque.

Sonic Reducer

There are Radiohead references aplenty in this Week’s Sonic Reducer, which features new local work by St. Petersburg, Tom Foe and Apeirian Age.

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What’s the Matter with Belen?

City’s religious right would rather be broke than support feminist art

Belen struggles to fund their Judy Chicago Museum, due to the nature of the art. The problem? Seeing lady-bits might cause an uprising of angry mobs.

Fugelsang-a-lang-a-lang

Call and response with John Fugelsang and Danger K. Varoz

We wanted to interview comedian John Fugelsang, but we couldn't, so we got comedian Danger K. Varoz to interview some of his jokes instead.

Found Objects

Enjoy Matters of the Heart: Black Art Speaks, see comedians to raise money for a wheelcair pillow and then go audition for the Shakespeare Festival.

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On the Basis of Sex

Courtroom drama lauds its subject for her role in the fight for equality

Anyone inclined to go see a biopic about Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the first place is going to be perfectly happy with On the Basis of Sex and its infectious optimism.

Atomic Monsters

This week we've got Super 8 Movie Night in the Nuclear Living Room and free screenings of Killing Games: Wildlife in the Crosshairs and Ant-Man and The Wasp.

Killing Time

“Deadly Class” on Syfy

Though it lacks the gonzo, over-the-top, hyperviolent stylings of Syfy’s other Image comic series, “Deadly Class” packs enough blood-soaked action to keep audiences interested.

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Meet Burque’s Canine Cookie Experts

Tailwaggin Temptations appeals to pups’ palates

Predicting what will appeal to a dog’s taste buds isn’t an exact science, but, says Kathy Wendt of Tailwaggin Temptations dog treat company, “dogs are always our best testers.”

Get Your Challah On

Second annual NoshFest this Sunday

Since Jewish people make up less than one percent of the Albuquerque population, NoshFest is a unique opportunity for the Jewish Community Center to share Jewish culture with the city.

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Hemp is Legal

Here come the regulations

Last month, amid the holiday bustle and shutdown threats, President Donald Trump quietly legalized hemp by signing the 2018 Farm Bill.

News on the Green

New cannabis glossy magazines are popping up everywhere, and surprise, surprise, cannabis users rated it more favorably compared to pharmaceuticals in a number of areas.