Alibi Volume 27, Number 01
January 4, 2018
News & Opinion
The seer, the jester and the scholar
In the midst of crisis the answers folks seek tend to come from experts. Weekly Alibi talks to local psychic Reta Crook-Bray, legendary Burqueño poet and bunny-man, Jeff Hartzer and public health scientist John Scariano.
A primer on current issues
In 2018, we are faced with an election, Santolina's water application, local pollution policing and Governor Susana Martinez’s last session.
GRT revenue is increasing faster than projected, Senator Udall introduces an expansion to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act and state Supreme Court releases recommendations for improving guardian/conservator system.
Funny because small portions are served to someone else.
Film & TV
What does the 2018 box office have in store?
Gazing into our crystal ball looking for signs of the year to come isn’t all that difficult when it comes to the movie industry. Hollywood has already mapped out the year’s biggest release dates.
Free The Dark Tower screening at the Central & Unser library and submissions are being taken for New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase and the “Let’s Make a Western” grant.
“The Chi” on Showtime
“The Chi” concentrates on the down-and-dirty inner city streets of Chicago, the very ones on which writer-creator-producer Lena Waithe was born and raised.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Light schedule equals easy choices
Early January comes around and there aren’t a helluva lot of shows to choose from. What there are though, reflect both a local community of musicians dedicated to playing out as well as national acts dragging themselves through a sometimes formidable winter in this or that van, just so you can hear them play.
We review new releases by The Eden Catastrophe, Palefur and Goblin Bones.
Arts & Lit
Power & Light Press makes an old craft cool again
Consumers' return to buying handmade items has extended to all reaches of life and all manner of goods, now including the charming, letterpressed bite of Power & Light's greeting cards.
The Harwood becomes floral with the help of artist Zahra Marwan
In Zahra Marwan's illustrations, she inserts magic into everyday life through distinct line work and often a few poetic lines. Weekly Alibi gets her thoughts, processes and inspirations.
Art openings for a new year
The first First Friday of 2018 falls on Jan. 5, and the year is starting off right with a wealth of diverse shows generated by talent both local and from farther afield.
Learning the basics of Japanese rice wine
Sake is an alcoholic beverage made from milled rice, where the starches are broken down into simple sugars and fermented in the same tank, in parallel.
Resolutions are most likely to be stuck to if they’re specific and measurable. If you’ve told yourself that you want to change your eating or drinking habits for the better this year, here’s a few ideas for specific goals or resolutions you could pursue.
Cannabis legalization bill introduced in N.M. again, US Border Patrol threatens people in states where it's legal and a recent study shows that more women are turning to cannabis to deal with the discomforts of pregnancy.