Alibi V.26 No.9 • March 2-8, 2017

Best of Burque 2019 Nominations Are Wide Open

The original Albuquerque reader’s poll busts out with another taste-making iteration

It’s anybody’s game, Burqueños. If there is a best, together we will find it. The rules are simpler than ever: Nominations run March 6 through March 22 and you can vote for your favorites every day. The top five nominees in each category are then promoted to a steel cage death match of competitive weekly voting madness March 27 through April 10. From this hardcore democratic exercise the winners will emerge victorious or die trying. Let the games begin!

Sounds Like Burque

Best of Burque Music Showcase soundtracks March 30

Our readers know what they like; and thanks to our annual Best of Burque Music reader survey, so do we. On Saturday, March 30, join us for Weekly Alibi’s 2019 Best Of Burque Music Showcase at über-popular Downtown venues Sister, Side Effex, KiMo Theatre, The Jam Spot, Corpus Arts and Launchpad.

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.

Drawing Down the Future

Dating back to at least the 18th century, the cultural impact of comic art in the United States is undeniable. Founding father Ben Franklin’s darkly humorous 1754 “Join, or Die” comic is, after all, remembered as the first cartoon published in an American newspaper. The alt-weekly has long offered its readers incisive, strange, deadpan and riotously funny comic strips while providing cartoonists with access to a historically receptive audience.

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Newscity

APS Keeps Transgender Rights Policy, fissionable material remains non-renewable and election consolidation bill passed by House.

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Sweet Dream

When the restless become rested

Cannabis gives a PTSD patient the ability to stay calm and collected, from work capabilities to social relationships.

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Get Out

Jordan Peele turns racial tension into all-out terror in timely horror-comedy

Horror films, at their best, have always served as a mirror for society’s most up-to-date fears. Now comes another timely take on the genre, exploiting a topic that could not be more ripped-from-the-headlines: racism in America.

Reel World

See Star Wars: The Force Awakens on a huge screen, or watch Vervet monkeys, mountain adventures or a whole international festival.

Crazy/Cool

“Legion” on FX

“Legion” is an edgy, genre-bending original, unconventional in the extreme, occasionally surreal and loaded with bizarre humor.

Week in Sloth

This week in television land, viddy a show about LGBT history, and edgy and obsure animated film from 1973, a mini-series about Joan and Bette plus “She’s in Charge.”

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Divided We Stand

Collected responses to Shia LaBoeuf's “He Will Not Divide Us”

Participants are encouraged to approach the camera and repeat the words however many times they like, in whatever way they are moved to.

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Food News

The Travel Channel highlights the State Fair, Moe’s Original Bar B Que moves into a vacant building, Bocadillos’ chef wins $10,000, Three Sisters Kitchen makes life easier for entrepreneurs, Lobo Food Pantry brings food to students and the Double Up Food Bucks program encourages plant consumption.

Alibi V.26 No.8 • Feb 23-March 1, 2017

Confusing Grace with Outer Space

Don’t think, go see these shows instead!

August March strongly suggests readers seek meaning in the moment by checking out shows by James Whiton, Leeches of Lore, Captured! By Robots and Deafheaven

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2017 Oscar Ballot

Use this year’s Weekly Alibi-generated Academy Awards ballot to shock co-workers, impress neighbors or just to enjoy the tastiest fruit from this year’s filmic tree!

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Portrait of the Artist

Cullinan as a Young Rocker

Dillon Cullinan hates the name of his band. Luckily, no matter what he calls his sonic project, the music totally fucking rocks.

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How Do You Take Your Fiction?

Serial Box delivers novels that fit into people's lives

Serial Box's subscription sends one “episode” per week, each installment designed to provide a 40-minute reading experience that fits into people's lives.

Hitsville U.S.A. Comes to Albuquerque

Motown the Musical takes the Popejoy stage

Motown the Musical recreates some of the magic of Detroit's glory days and revives the immortals that recorded behind the unassuming walls of Hitsville U.S.A.

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Yelling About Fish

Poki Poki is for the quick-tripper

It was busy. It was loud. There was fish. If you're looking for some delicious, fresh brain food that you can shovel in while you run between point A and B, then Poki Poki is perfect.

Food News

Valentine’s at McDonald’s, see who won the Pizza Dough Brawl, ABQ knows how to cut a deal, a meat pie tour of Santa Fe, local chefs find recognition at the James Beard awards and everybody loves poké.

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Newscity

The real problem with school board elections, water legislation at the Roundhouse and drilling rights near Chaco Canyon.

Odds & Ends

Funny because having your burglary hindered by a squirrel happens to someone else.

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The Red Turtle

Silent tale of survival holds surprising depth

The Academy Award-nominated The Red Turtle has surprising depth and is positively hypnotic.

Reel World

This week’s cinematic activities include an Oscar viewing party at the DoubleTree, a museum exhibit about New Mexico in film and TV, the documentary My Choice and a film on bowhunting at the South Broadway Cultural Center.

Go For the Gold

“The Oscars” on ABC

Although there are more worthy contenders among the night’s nominees, odds are high you’ll be hearing the words “And the Oscar goes to ... La La Land” a lot.

Week in Sloth

Titles like “The Blacklist: Redemption,” “Ultimate Beastmaster,” “Infidelity in Suburbia” and “President Donald Trump’s Address to Congress” will have you glued to the boob tube.

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What Matters Most

A guide to free stuff on your birthday

A guide to cannabis resources on a patient’s birthday.

Alibi V.26 No.7 • Feb 16-22, 2017

2017 Photo Contest

We were totally overwhelmed with the number and overall quality of the submissions we received for this year’s photo contest.

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Best of Burque 2017 voting is underway

Polls open from February 15 to March 15

From Best Drag Queen to Best Local Place to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse to Best Book Store, we want you to vote on the top notch people, places, goods and services in this fine city.

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Toni Erdmann

German comedy-drama finds odd connection between ridiculous father and uptight daughter

One sure sign of this German dramedy's success is how quickly the American remake rights were snapped up.

Reel World

Apply to the New Mexico Actors Showcase, learn How to Sell Your Film, take a workshop in TV commercials or see Voces Inocentes.

Iceland on Viceland

“Trapped” on Viceland

“Trapped” is an icy murder mystery marked by a claustrophobic setting, a bit of international intrigue and a whole lot of snow.

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Taco Sal and the Suburban Sopaipillas

An entrance to the fabled Heights still shines

Taco Sal, a symbol of how a type of food moved up to the Heights, absorbed some of the cultural conveniences and contrivances of a thing called America but kept its native funk and far-out New Mexican identity.

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Solitary Bill Moves Through Roundhouse

Isolated confinement act is a progressive measure

The “Isolated Confinement Act” would place new restrictions and require reporting on the use of isolated confinement in New Mexico jails and prisons.

Newscity

City meets recycling goal, Highlands construction approved and N.M. leads in childcare assistance.

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The Spirit of Whiton

Bassist returns to roots and kicks ass

James Whiton (ex-Eric McFadden Trio and Apricot Jam) on systematic beauty, ostinato and making modern music.

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Anime Ignited

Albuquerque's “Indigo Ignited” bridges worlds with Japanese production

David Pinter and Samuel Dalton are developing the first American anime, produced with top-tier talent from both Japan and the States.

DROOLing over Thumper

This "rhythm violence game" has no narrative and no characters, only concussive gameplay and brooding electronic music, working in harmony with a suite of sinister visual assets.

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Natural Selection

The endocannabinoid system and how THC works

THC treatment works because it interfaces with a basic system which has been around longer than vertebrates.