Alibi Volume 26, Number 42
October 19, 2017
News & Opinion
Voting progressive as necessity
Local politics is, for better or worse, tied to national politics and voters should keep that in mind when they head to the polls to cast their final vote for mayor on Tuesday, Nov. 14.
Analee Maestas resigns from APS board over embezzlement allegations, Christopher Ruszkowski responds to science standards scandal and N.M. Interstate Stream Commissioners resign.
Council tackles municipal issues
A major revamp of the city’s zoning code, significant changes to how pawnbrokers can do business and stopping vehicle solicitations drew a good size crowd for the City Council meeting. Some items got heard and even less got passed as the grinder of democracy made a little more sausage.
Funny because the air getting too pumpkin-spice-fresh happens to someone else.
The readers write about constitutional values and a Sandoval County Commissioner.
Film & TV
Hotshots fight fire with fire in true-life tragedy
Celebrating the bravery and brotherhood of cocky, good-looking American boys battling a nameless, faceless foe is Only the Brave’s job and it does so with a single-mindedness that makes it strong, tense and emotionally gripping.
Chinese Couplets, the filthy John Waters, goat cuddling, a Max Evans documentary or The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with a live musical score.
“Mindhunter” on Netflix
Some may find “Mindhunter” a bit too chatty, and it does take getting past the first episode for things to click into place. Once our protagonists start going face-to-face with killers, though, the show has a sneaky, edgy thrill.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Rock out Friday and Saturday!
Sister hosts visionary multi-instrumentalist Heather Trost, whose artistic associations with partner Jeremy Barnes, Stereolab founder Laetitia Sadier and dreamy do-gooders Deerhoof have yielded some of the most potently poetic music to come out of these parts in ages. This, plus everything else that powers August March's personal flying saucer this week.
Billy Howerdel converses with August March
Weekly Alibi chats with Billy Howerdel of A Perfect Circle about their upcoming album and each person's role in making it.
Arts & Lit
In the workshop and beyond at Fathers Building Futures
Fathers Building Futures delivers more than a physical object in each of their pieces and the services they provide. It’s a direct buy-in to a better community and a vote in favor of freedom for everyone in it.
See An American in Paris, Into the Dark: An ABQ Circus Arts Smallshow or Wolves, and bring some cash to a Puerto Rico recovery benefit.
Rendezvous with dancer and choreographer Erika Pujič at SHIFT Dance Festival
We interview Erika Pujič about dance and the pieces she's bringing to SHIFT Dance Festival.
Shawn Weed makes vegetarian comfort food for everyone—not just vegetarians
While I’m a big fan of the farm-to-table trend and the environmental sustainability that it stands for, I’m less thrilled about the pretensions and price tags that tend to come along with it. Which is why it was so refreshing to talk with Shawn Weed, the chef and restaurateur who has a vision for accessible farm-to-table food at his new restaurant The Acre, opening Nov. 10 in the Northeast Heights.
N.M. cannabis patients increase even more (mostly treating PTSD and chronic pain), CBD regulation tangle trips Target, Congressman recommends cannabis legalization to fight opioid epidemic and for Congress to remove restrictions on research.
Silver City gets dispensary, cop gets light sentence for stealing cannabis from evidence room, predictions made on which countries will legalize the soonest, NFL players advocate cannabis use and Uruguay begins exporting.