Alibi Volume 27, Number 04
January 25, 2018
The importance of continued education
The most important thing in keeping your mind limber isn't what you study, but that you study something new.
A guide to student loan debt
Though loan forgiveness for large populations of college-educated Americans remains a pipe-dream, there are ways to rehabilitate your loans and get you back on track. The result may not be perfect, but it’s guaranteed to be nightmare ending.
News & Opinion
Under Keller, rape kits to be processed
Mayor Keller takes the lead in response to rape kit processing issues.
Council also considers cops
City government re-affirms immigrant-friendly status and fingers start to point in the ART boondoggle.
Gov. Susana Martinez' introduction at her final State of the State address last week was interrupted by protesters, Sen. Mimi Stewart was elected Senate Majority Whip by state Democrats to replace state Sen. Michael Padilla and the first bill to be signed during the 2018 New Mexico Legislative Session was done so under a closing deadline.
Funny because a lethal strain herpes caught from monkeys happens to someone else.
Film & TV
Cross-cultural crime drama puts a match to modern European society
There is power in In the Fade, and much of it comes from actress Diane Kruger. She holds nothing back, letting the grief, pain and anger of her character spill out onto the screen in tears and blood. Even in moments of quietude and stillness, there’s a keening sadness to her performance. Pay closer attention and you’ll notice a lot of the hot button issues writer/director Fatih Akin folds into this deceptively simple story.
Bless Me, Ultima takes Red Sky At Morning's spot at NHCC’s BoA Theatre. Learn about the state's film incentives and George & Michael Kuchar.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
And all your bad days will end
Somehow, despite having to write so much, March is gonna see some shows, which makes him smile.
Your favorite cloudy record reviewer takes hits from new offerings by Bill Palmer, Jeremy Barnes and Lawrse.
Arts & Lit
Expansive exhibition creatively explores the complexity of the border
That The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility has taken on such potency in light of increased emphasis on so-called “border issues” and increasingly exclusionist policies is happenstance, but it makes the show all the more illuminating, instructive, encouraging.
M. Jenea Sanchez' “Border Tapestry” visits Sanitary Tortilla Factory
Artist M. Jenea Sanchez hails from both sides of the US-Mexico border, calling both Douglas, Ariz., and Agua Prieta, Sonora, home. Her work is a persistent inquiry into identity and fluidity.
See the These are the days, my friends, these are the days or ColorBlind exhibitions, go to the The Miracle of Ballydonal play.
The Teacher of the Year hopes for more growth, bigger food budgets
Over the years, Travis McKenzie has worked with many nonprofit organizations to educate young people about food and farming with after school programs, summer camps and field trips, and now he teaches a gardening elective at APS' Van Buren Middle School.
Minus the Souper Bowl, all of the events in this week’s Weekly Specials are classes of some sort, because you can always afford to gain some new skills.
Sessions an easy enemy for lawmakers
A bipartisan group of lawmakers came out in the House of Representatives to criticize Jeff Sessions and show support for pro-cannabis bills and New Mexicans got a reminder that they should keep their meds in a safe place where children can't find them.