Alibi V.25 No.51 • Dec 22-28, 2016

Summoning Summon

Local hip-hop artist invokes music, magick and madness

Alibi music correspondent Geoffrey Plant and local hip-hop wizard Summon speak together in arcane tones.

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Jackie

Camelot is born in media-savvy biopic about JFK’s grieving widow

Jackie is an intellectual, visually stylized exercise in nostalgia and myth-making—crystalizing the moment when politics became more about optics.

Stocking Suffer

Christmas around the dial

As television is fond of reminding us, “Christmas comes but once a year; now it’s here, now it’s here!”

Week in Sloth

Holiday-time means teevee-time and this week you can get your fill with “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” It’s a Wonderful Life, the Kennedy Center Honors show and “My Crazy Sex.”

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Food News

El Pinto gets a fancy certification, the pizza biz is crowned king, Marco’s Pizza scouts for locations, Chipotle changes tactics and a crook gets busted at IHOP.

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It’s a Gas, Gas, Gas

Methane rule smells surprisingly sweet

States pick sides, with their economies at stake, in the battle over the proposed Methane Waste and Prevention Rule.

Odds & Ends

Funny because someone else drunkenly cheated the grim reaper.

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A Map of Joy

Photographer Jesse Rieser explores the many ways Americans celebrate Christmas

Christmas in America: Happy Birthday, Jesus explores the many ways in which people articulate their joy.

Dark Night

A true Batman story

Dark Night is a slice-of-real-life comic that takes place during a period in writer Paul Dini's life.

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The Big Screw

The DEA says CBD is illegal

The feds say that CBD is on Schedule I of the Controlled Substance Act.

Alibi V.25 No.50 • Dec 15-21, 2016

Holiday Cheer

R. Greenleaf and the spirit of the season

Sativas can make the world open up like a beautiful flower before your eyes—a boon to anyone who's slumped through the gray fog of depression.

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The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Stick it to the Man by donating to charities instead of buying material goods

Instead of buying cheap body lotion that will be regifted six times, spend that money on a donation in the name of your special someone to an organization that is working to change the world for the better.

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La La Land

Modern-day musical should garner fans despite flaws

Damien Chazelle’s La La Land is lovingly assembled and will nab fans with its sheer nostalgic novelty.

Reel World

New Mexico Women in Film Fiesta submission deadline approaches, Chicago’s best shorts screen here and predators invade the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.

The Replacements

Midseason premieres dates

Midseason replacement time is upon us. What can that mean for the broadcast network biz?

Week in Sloth

This week in the slothful realm known as teevee land, an animated Justice League, the “Rob & Chyna Baby Special, Tony Bennett and “A Tribute to the Stars We’ve Lost” in 2016.

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Hello Mr. Soul

A raw conversation with Kane

Alibi music critic August March tells about interviewing celebrities as a preface to his killer conversation with illustrious rapper Big Daddy Kane.

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Kirtland Jet Fuel Spill Update

Fourth well under construction

A fourth extraction well is being built to filter ethylene dibromide, one of the most concerning contaminants from the Kirtland jet fuel spill, out of the groundwater.

Newscity

UNM plans major renovations, N.M.’s rural population has the highest poverty rate in the nation and a new development takes shape east of EDo.

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Long May You Run

Corpus Arts marks one year with a series of benefits for Standing Rock

Corpus Arts marks one year with a series of benefits for Standing Rock.

Compassionate Anarchy

Adam Burnett delivers a piece that's “part monologue, part magic act, part drag show, part karaoke”

Adam Burnett delivers a piece that's “part monologue, part magic act, part drag show, part karaoke.”

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Kings of the Wild Frontier

Do us all a favor; go Western

August March visits the venerable Frontier Restaurant with his wife Samantha, remembers Doctor Shock, hums a bar or two from the first Adam and the Ants album and eats way too many tortillas.

Food News

Babies get smaller, Galloping Grace Food Ranch gives back, The Old Windmill Dairy sees a windfall, a retired chef from the Hyatt Regency tells his story, holiday appetizers and what to buy a chef for Christmas.

Alibi V.25 No.49 • Dec 8-14, 2016

Incarnate

The devil is not in the details in redundant new exorcism drama

Incarnate is terribly derivative and made up of random scraps of a whole bunch of other movies—right down to the “gosh, where have I seen that before?” ending.

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Getting Free

Idris Goodwin's notes toward liberation through imagination

SHOUT-OUT Redux revisits a collaboration, when Chaz Bojórquez created a mural in response to a series of poems about Albuquerque by Idris Goodwin for the original SHOUT-OUT. This time, Goodwin will craft spoken word in response to existing work by Bojórquez.

Three Modern Wise Men

The Adobe Theater’s take on holiday cheer

By cutting its sweetness and convenient miracles with a shot of dark humor, My Three Angels is perfectly relatable.

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Like a Fox

The madness is spreading at SweeTea

SweeTea Bakery Cafe's setup is inspired by the 85°C Bakeries in California (and around the world)—patrons grab a tray and a set of tongs and choose from the sweet and savory items available that day.

Food News

#Karma, meatballs are really coming up, local fires hurt local restaurants, a possible masa shortage in Las Cruces, food industry rethinks allergy warnings, plus give a local gift.

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Smoke 'Em if You Got 'Em

Cannabis and your lungs

Light to moderate cannabis smoking has not been shown to have any lasting negative effects on the lungs.

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Respect, The New Boss and Narcan

Council takes action on many measures

Isaac Benton takes over as president, naloxone to be put into first-aid kits in public places and thumbs down to waiving bus fares along Central during ART construction.

Newscity

UNM Architecture and Planning students present “Orchestra Place,” state officials seek comments on wildlife restoration and the State Auditor begins an examination focused on sexual assault kit testing practices.

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Reel World

Experience the Santa Fe Film Festival from Dec. 7 through Dec. 11. Selections run the gamut from shorts to documentaries, romantic dramas and sports films, too.

Hangry Games

“3%” on Netflix

The new telenovela “3%” is the sort of sci-fi that works great in today’s paranoid, divided world.

Week in Sloth

Shows that are loosely based on reality, feature Xmas trees as characters and generally celebrate the holiday spirit with aplomb and dignity.

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We’re in Touch with Your World

The force-fed future includes music

August March is convinced The Cars presaged something called Radiohead. He also suggests rocking out at concerts featuring bands like Weedrat, Shoulder Voices, and Steve Hammond and His High Plains Grifters.

Sonic Reducer

Alibi music writer Robin Babb goes all pop with reviews of new recordings by The Weeknd, Justice and Bruno Mars, for crissakes.