Alibi V.27 No.11 • March 15-21, 2018

Warm and Fed in La Fonda del Bosque

New restaurant at NHCC serves tasty Latin fusion

La Fonda del Bosque is gorgeous inside, having the appearance of an upscale Mexican inn with a formal vibe. Its "Latin Fusion" cuisine makes for a hearty, nap-inducing lunch.

Best of Burque Restaurants 2018 voting phase is on!

Votes may be cast daily until September 26—so get crackin’!

The great day has come, the great day has come at last. The nominees are on the ballot and the polls are officially open for Best of Burque Restaurant, 2018 edition. Participants may vote daily until September 26. Yes, daily! Yes, this IS a popularity contest! (And may the most delicious contestants win.)

news

Semi-Automatic Equals Automatic

The AR-15 should not be available to civilians

The decision to categorize weapons by the operator's trigger pull has been lost to the sands of time, but the gun-lobby's perpetuation of this distinction amounts to pacifying critics by assuring them that fully automatic "machine guns" have been outlawed for civilians since Al Capone.

A Path to Community Policing

Teaching children and officers works

In a progressive society, police are in integral part of the community. Their jobs are woven into the fabric of a peaceable and forward-looking citizenry. Establishing that sort of balanced civic environment is a job for the police but it will also take the work of an active, engaged and knowledgeable bunch of citizens to accomplish this goal.

Newscity

State officials are attempting to redefine how the volume of nuclear waste is determined to allow the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad to increase its capacity, N.M. high school graduation rates remain at 71% and students across the state are calling for laws and policies that will make their schools safer.

food

Simply Vibrant, Simply Tasty

Plant-based meals from Anya Kassoff’s home kitchen

Cooking efficiently and seasonally may not sound very sexy, but it can make for some very tasty meals. Simply Vibrant is written by a home cook, not a professional chef, sympathetic to the real-life budgets and time constraints of regular cookbook-reading people.

cannabis

Get Real Bougie

Going for gold at Sacred Garden

Wrapped in gold leaf, dipped in hash wax and rolled in kief, the decadent Shine Twax joint challenges Joshua Lee to set aside the budtender's warning, leaving him light and emptied.

film

24 Frames

Master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami ruminates on time, art and image with final film

Abbas Kiarostami evidently began what became 24 Frames by speculating on great works of art. Paintings are designed to capture one specific moment in time. What, he wondered, happened immediately before and after those famous “freeze frames” that the artists chose?

Reel World

New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase submission deadline looms, teens can screen their work at Desert Light Film Festival and director Kyle Henry introduces Rogers Park.

Develop This

Nets float potential new shows

Spring is fast approaching, so television networks are preparing for the new fall TV season by assembling scripts, casts and showrunners—and then throwing them all against the wall to see what sticks. So what crazy ideas do they have in the pipeline?

music

I’m On Concerts!

So don’t leave me alone

Here and there and in Albuquerque, your grandest dreams can come true, if only you go out and listen for them.

Sonic Reducer

We review new releases by A Hawk And A Hacksaw, K. Dutch and Zealous Grooves.

art

New Views for Without Reservations

Ricardo Caté's cartoons deck the gallery walls at the IPCC

Santa Domingo Pueblo resident Ricardo Caté created “Without Reservations" to draw the world as he sees it and lend some perspective to non-Native viewers.

Sea of Love

A Delicate Ship launches at Aux Dog

We've all seen love stories played out on stage before, but not quite so philosophical as A Delicate Ship. We chat with director Sheridan Johnson.

A Lit Weekend

Book your weekend at the ABQ Antiquarian Book Fair

For those of us who still thrill to turn the pages of a book or explore the faded terrain of old maps, the Albuquerque Antiquarian Book Fair—an annual exchange of antique and rare books, maps and other ephemera—is taking place once again.

Alibi V.27 No.10 • March 8-14, 2018

A Fantastic Woman

Chilean drama examines grief and gender

A Fantastic Woman is a tiny character study of a film with an almost gut-wrenching impact.

news

Taxes, Weed, Coyotes

Council works on a variety of issues

A rise in retail taxes, the hint of cannabis and condemning coyote hunts lured a flock of citizens to the March 5 Albuquerque City Council meeting to participate in the democratic process.

A Tax Increase, Explained

Cutting services not a progressive option

The city of Albuquerque will have to raise taxes. A projected $40 million deficit for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2018 has been on the mind of our city’s leadership for some time.

Newscity

New Mexico Environment Department devised new policies on public participation without public input and Gov. Susana Martinez vetoed four bills that were approved during this year's legislative session.

Letters

Readers write about campaign contributions, The Don's drive and Best of Burque voting.

film

Reel World

A feast of festivals are happening: Taos Shortz Film Fest, Banff Mountain Film Festival and Italian Film & Culture Festival.

What’s Your Damage?

“Heathers” on Paramount Network

"Heathers" premiere delayed, and whichever the reason, it seems misguided.

music

I Heard it in the Q

The radio, the concerts, the music

August March reckons Burque’s music scene is like the X Rock 80 radio station of old: Diffuse, indominatable and full of opportunities to hear something awesomely new or powerfully singular.

art

Time for Revolutions

Annual international theater festival brings performance from around the globe to ABQ

Tricklock Company's Revolutions International Theatre Festival returns, once again to bring voices of young, experimental artists to the forefront.

Magic in the Medium

Luis Urrea's novel works moving literary feats

The House of Broken Angels is a tremendous work—full of joy, yes, but regret, too—capable of humor typed right on to the page with phrases that will provoke tears.

The Story of a Dance

Dance phenom Jock Soto collaborates with legendary musician

World-renowned ballet dancer and choreographer Jock Soto's work will premiere during the Festival Ballet Albuquerque's Sacred Journeys, which will not only feature the legendary Soto, but the live music of another luminary, Robert Mirabal.

food

Food Rescue US Saves Food From the Dumpster

With an app, take 30 minutes and feed your community

The country produces enough food to feed everyone, but because of income inequality, systemic poverty and inefficient distribution, approximately 40% of that food supply ends up in landfills even though one in six people struggle with hunger. It’s a mind boggling problem, and Food Rescue US is trying to solve it.

Weekly Specials

There's lots of good food to make and eat and donate this weekend, Albuquerque. Get on it.

cannabis

Notes From the Underground

Nobody did it for the lulls

The cannabis market in the US is exploding, but remember: even CBD extract is still illegal under federal law.

Alibi V.27 No.9 • March 1-7, 2018

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.

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

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.

cannabis

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.