Alibi V.27 No.9 • March 1-7, 2018

Kan-Do

KURE kills with kindness

Rini Grammer visits the jewelry store-like KURE, is gently lulled into a restful slumber by Night Nurse and treats back and knee pain with high-CBD Cannatonic.

news

We Are One, We Are Safe

Council hears from citizens and advocates

February proclaimed Black History Month, SAFE House lauded for its 40 years of service, Paul W. Dow approved as fire chief and gross receipts tax increased.

The City and the County

Two issues for your consideration

ART funding and Bernalillo County's use-of-force policies will both be reviewed, and citizens should follow along.

Newscity

Susana Martinez subpoenaed in defamation case and KAFB installed a new extraction well to slow the progress of the jet fuel leak.

film

The Celebrated and the Snubbed

A look at the 2018 Academy Awards nominations

The Oscars date back almost a century, a span of time that seems both epic in scope and shockingly brief. This year, who is getting a pat on the back and who is getting a kick in the butt?

Reel World

Drive north for the "Hap and Leonard" season 3 pilot episode sneak preview or south for the Las Cruces International Film Festival. Early bird (i.e. cheapest) deadline approaches for submitting your film to the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.

Future’s So Bright…

“Hard Sun” on Hulu

“Hard Sun” combines a gritty cop drama with a conspiracy thriller and sticks it all inside an end-of-the-world disaster movie.

music

The Right to Party

No guns, no violence, only music

We preview awesome concerts by Cat Teeth, Lil Baby, Dead Meadow and Tinsley Ellis.

art

The Art of Anti-Assimilation

Sister Spit brings QTPOC writing and art to The Tannex

Sister Spit's QTPOC Cruising the West tour artists are people of color, queer, trans, disabled, or fat—people normally not represented by mainstream publishers pandering to white women in the Midwest.

Entering the Void

Abrepaso's latest performance articulates the spaces in between

We talk to Abrepaso Flamenco's producer and artistic director, Alice Blumenfeld, about the themes in this weekend's premiere of Vacío/Void.

Found Objects

Buy a bowl for Soup is Love, See Encompass and the quilt collection of Marjorie Childress.

food

New Indian Food on the Block

Add Taste of India to your restaurant rotation

At almost a year old, Taste of India is already a significant contribution to Albuquerque's dining landscape, and is poised to become another go-to for foodies.

Who Owns New Mexican Food?

What culinary histories of New Mexico are we missing?

Who owns New Mexican food? It is, like Southern food, mestizo, composed of many parts, some getting more credit than others.

Weekly Specials

Albuquerque Restaurant Week is about to be upon us, which means that some restaurants around the city are offering lunch and dinner specials to tempt diners into trying something new.

Alibi V.27 No.8 • Feb 22-28, 2018

Black Panther

Afrofuturist epic takes superheroics in a fresh direction

Black Panther stakes out its own unique territory, mixing the royal backstabbing and intrigue of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series “Game of Thrones” with the impossibly high-tech, glowing bodysuit action of Disney’s Tron.

feature

Adrenaline Junkie or Attention Whore?

An interview with former Jackass, Steve-O

We all have that one friend who will do reckless stunts for a laugh, but no one can hold a candle to Steve-O and his original hold-my-beer antics. Between rescuing stray dogs and lighting himself on fire, he called in to chat with us about fame seeking, sobriety and his time in Albuquerque.

news

Housing, Health and Travel

Commission meets to discuss county’s future

Millions in housing, more millions for healthcare and a trade trip to Singapore crossed the Bernalillo County Commission table in February.

Citizens of Hope and Glory

Bipartisan session is good for New Mexico

This year's legislative session was a heroic convocation that featured a measure of bipartisanship among a group of politicos who clashed badly at last year’s session.

Newscity

Worldwide attention fell upon the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute earlier this month when a fraudulent experiment funded by Volkswagen highlighted the laboratory's history of animal cruelty violations.

Odds & Ends

Funny because transwarp drive in your "science journal” happens to someone else.

Letters

Readers writes about The Don, Trump's parade, the Albuquerque Journal and more.

music

It Takes a Kolony

Aoki’s present is our future

We interview Steve Aoki about postmodern music and pop music’s cultural cachet.

Sonic Reducer

The Timewreckers are Bitchin’, but so is prog rock and being beamed up by Satan.

cannabis

Resolution to Legalize Stalls in Committee

Were you holding your breath?

You can feel the envious gazes of our state's lawmakers creeping toward the coffers of Colorado and California and seeing all those dollars piling up on schools and infrastructure, but the N.M. Senate Judiciary Committee has given us another year to contemplate financial asceticism.

film

Reel World

See how female filmmakers are interacting with issues connected to the US-Mexico border and learn how to make films from them. Nasario Remembers the Río Puerco returns and find out how to become a background extra.

Space is the Place

“Final Space” on TBS

“Final Space” is a serialized sci-fi cartoon with a serious funny streak, like the bastard child of "Rick and Morty" and "Futurama."

art

The Muscle of Memory

Author Francisco Cantú discusses his work on the border

Francisco Cantú's mother warned him, "You must understand that you are stepping into a system, an institution with little regard for people."

Breaking the Rules

Artist Linn Meyers returns to Tamarind as March's artist in residence

We speak with Linn Meyers, a multidisciplinary artist who will begin a tenure as the artist in residence at the Tamarind Institute.

Found Objects

Learn about Ernie Pyle, hear a talk from a curator, enjoy contemporary and flamenco dance or get musically immersed in an assault awareness exhibition.

food

¿Sí Se Puede? Yes, You Did!

Bocadillos serves solid sammies

Bocadillos, with its confluence of terrific eats, a charming and close-knit crew with deep interest in local teams and athletic talent, is poised once more to become another of Albuquerque’s downtown dining institutions.

A Sandia Staycation

Bien Shur serves drinks that complement the views

A good place to celebrate special occasions is Sandia Resort and Casino, and on the top floor is Bien Shur, with its sweeping views of the Sandias, a roaring fireplace in the dining room and bartenders who roll up their sleeves to mix your drink.

Weekly Specials

There’s some exciting new food and drink openings on the horizon, especially if you like drinking beers on patios or cuddling dogs while you drink your latte.

Alibi V.27 No.7 • Feb 15-21, 2018

Drooling Wonder

A tour of Minerva’s kitchen

Joshua Lee takes a tour of the kitchen where Minerva Canna Group's edibles are made, then treats himself with (to?) some cheesecake.

news

More Oil, More Gas, Please

Relaxed regs coincide with increased revenue

Proposed changes to construction permits for oil and gas facilities will help production and state revenues but do not address methane leaks.

Newscity

As the New Mexico 2018 legislative session comes to an end, let's review some of the more notable bills that are advancing toward realization as law.

Odds & Ends

Funny because getting trapped in an arcade claw game happens to someone else.

music

Such Great Gigs

“Come out now,” they’ll say

With such great gigs on the way, you may never come down!

Sonic Reducer

In this week’s exclusive look at local releases, A. March takes a ride on special type of horse, inserts his head where he probably shouldn’t and likens Diles to soul.

food

Hot Pot Finally Hits Albuquerque

The Bird Hot Pot serves adventurous eats and cheap drafts

The Bird Hot Pot is notable for being Albuquerque's first dedicated hot pot restaurant, where you dip raw ingredients into a boiling pot of broth on your dining table to cook them, then into a dipping sauce, and then into your mouth.

The Revolution Will Not Be Hungry

Julia Turshen’s Feed the Resistance provides recipes, ideas for activists

Feed the Resistance is a cookbook and a handbook for activists, and it’s filled with recipes and essays touching on the importance of food in the fight for justice.

Weekly Specials

There are quite a few exciting food and drink spots opening up in Albuquerque this month. None of them exactly fall into the healthy category, but February is kind of all about giving up on those lofty New Year’s diet goals anyway, right?

film

Have a Nice Day

Handcrafted crime film looks up at China from the animated gutter

Modern economic forces and old-fashioned crime collide in Liu Jian’s offbeat, Quentin-Tarantino-meets-Adult-Swim animation, Have a Nice Day.

Reel World

See Red Sky at Morning, The Hunting Ground, It and the Books to the Big Screen film series.

Rah, Rah, Ra

“Stargate Origins” on StargateCommand.com

The entertainment industry is in the midst of a Balkanization process the likes of which we’ve never seen. The latest iteration: a streaming service for one TV show.

art

Resistance and Creative Practice

Multi-disciplinary artists converge at “the last oil” conference

“The last oil” symposium posits that we are in the second oil age, which has had devastating effects on the natural world. One of its organizers, Subhankar Banerjee, points at art for for how to resist the destruction.

The Creativity of a Continent

Making Africa explores the thousand contexts of contemporary design

Like the continent itself—perhaps necessarily so—Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design is massive.

New Songs for Anaya

Opera Southwest premieres an adaptation of a classic

For this little-over-a-week long engagement, Opera Southwest is presenting Bless Me, Ultima in the form of an opera conducted by Maestro Guillermo Figueroa.