Alibi V.27 No.6 • Feb 8-14, 2018

The City and a Baby

Council promotes Burque, lauds Holets

An enthusiastic presentation given at the Feb. 5 Albuquerque City Council's meeting touted that Burque is a great place to work, live and play.

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Newscity

A state representative is asking if secret meeting broke House rules, lawsuit claims Taxation and Revenue Department illegally denied driver’s license and other ID cards and Medicaid system bugs caused scores of foster and adoptive children to lose their medical coverage.

Roundhouse Roundabout II

It’s the economy, Dummkopf!

As this year’s 30-day session of the New Mexico Legislature sails toward completion on Feb. 15, several key bills have advanced while others died deaths in committee or on the floor.

Deported

The readers write about America's relationship with its immigrants and morality as crime-prevention.

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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Wannabe actor meets faded star in romantic memoir

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool is happy to serve out its time as a teary-eyed, tragic romance played out in the long shadows of Old Hollywood.

Reel World

See Cariños, Who Bombed Judi Bari? or Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities.

Winners and Losers

Super Bowl LII Ads

The tone of this year’s Super Bowl ads was either straight-up jokes or tear-jerking emotion, and here's the best and worst.

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State of the States

Drug Policy Alliance Releases New Report

Vermont legislature legalizes (no ballot initiative!); report released on financial and public safety benefits for states that have legalization so far; N.M. looks for better protection from feds than the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment; study explains difficulties of chemical (rather than behavioral) tests for impairment.

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Anthrax Rocks Albuquerque

High-Lights from Killthrax 2018

Sunday night’s sold-out appearance by metal giants Anthrax—who were reintroduced to this Burque audience by Mayor Tim Keller—was one of the deffest shows to traipse through this town in a while.

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Renaissance Man

Leonardo Da Vinci makes an extended stay in Albuquerque

Da Vinci, the Genius—Secrets of the Mona Lisa examines the Mona Lisa, unpacking its forensics and how it was created.

New York Moments

Neon in Daylight finds a story for the directionless

Neon in Daylight is a New York story, and ever-lurking, edgy side of the city inserts itself into the story as though it were a character as vital as any human one.

Found Objects

See what one dwells upon, Fun-A-Day, Valentine's Day Local Love Bazaar and the Peking Acrobats.

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Seed2Need Grows Food for the Hungry

Corrales nonprofit uses private land to grow produce for food banks

Seed2Need is a group of volunteers who grow fruits and veggies on private land to donate to New Mexico food banks.

Weekly Specials

In case you don’t already have dinner reservations made for Valentine’s Day (c’mon man, get on that), here’s some more V-Day events for you to choose from.

Alibi V.27 No.5 • Feb 1-7, 2018

My Boat Rocks Easy

I’ve been listening to concerts in Albuquerque all day

August March isn’t Elton John or Bernie Taupin; all he really wants is for you to go see some shows!

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Windows Across Time

Nora Wendl's installation uncovers the histories of a glass house

For 12 years Nora Wendl has been studying the glass-and-steel Farnsworth House, resulting in her forthcoming book.

Move or Die

Customer-friendly game hits the right chords

It’s just you, your friends and a bevy of largely skill-based mini-games, moving at breakneck pace towards the finish line.

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Got the Money, Honey?

Level 5 has sublime food in posh setting

If you’re prepared for a bit of sticker shock, find yourself a reason to go and devour some tasty new offerings alongside some breathtaking views of the city.

Better Mornings with Coffee and Yoga

Helix offers yoga, friendly vibe, tasty coffee

Helix aims to draw the work-from-home parent type with their playroom, yoga classes and extensive and well-illustrated coffee menu.

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Lawmakers Review Abortion

Martinez signals legislators about priorities

Gov. Susana Martinez has asked lawmakers to change state law to require parental notification for minors seeking to terminate a pregnancy.

Roundhouse Roundabout

2018 Legislative Highlights

Legislative Finance Committee issues report on crime in Albuquerque, oil and gas revenues are up, grocery taxes may return and wall-blocking legislation is blocked.

Newscity

Democratic candidates seeking the gubernatorial nomination met in Taos last week to speak to voters and Libertarians have launched election campaigns for attorney general, secretary of state and all three congressional districts.

Odds & Ends

Funny because Botox-enhanced competitive camels are judged by someone else.

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Shot in State, Shown in State

New Mexico Film Week 2018

New Mexico Film Week 2018 is a collaborative effort between many organizations to bring government film offices, film festivals, film businesses and filmmakers together and market them to the film industry, both in and out of state.

Patriots vs. Pups

“The Puppy Bowl” on Animal Planet

This year on Super Bowl Sunday, Animal Planet will be offering up puppy programming from 4am until midnight, making the NFL’s hype seem positively quaint by comparison.

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Seven Steps to Seven Leaves

Stepping up security for surprises and serenity

Rini Grammer notices new security procedures at Seven Clover, then treats insomnia, stress and back pain with Purple Kush and relaxes with Colorado Clementines.

Alibi V.27 No.4 • Jan 25-31, 2018

We Can Smell Our Own

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.

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Grease For the Gears

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.

Married to Hell

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.

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Testing the Backlog

Under Keller, rape kits to be processed

Mayor Keller takes the lead in response to rape kit processing issues.

ICE and ART in January

Council also considers cops

City government re-affirms immigrant-friendly status and fingers start to point in the ART boondoggle.

Newscity

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.

Odds & Ends

Funny because a lethal strain herpes caught from monkeys happens to someone else.

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In the Fade

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.

Reel World

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.

TV News

Updates from Around the Dial

New shows are coming from Netflix, Amazon and FOX.

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Smile

And all your bad days will end

Somehow, despite having to write so much, March is gonna see some shows, which makes him smile.

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Hip-hop culture, Burque Style

I dig hip-hop. I spent 20 years coming to this conclusion. You all can thank an actor and writer from right here in Burque—who goes by the moniker MistaBill—for getting me hooked up with hip-hop nation in the nineties.

Sonic Reducer

Your favorite cloudy record reviewer takes hits from new offerings by Bill Palmer, Jeremy Barnes and Lawrse.

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A Design of Defiance

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.

Weaving Across Land and Time

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.

Found Objects

See the These are the days, my friends, these are the days or ColorBlind exhibitions, go to the The Miracle of Ballydonal play.

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Travis McKenzie Brings Gardens to APS

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.

Weekly Specials

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.