Alibi Volume 27, Number 11
March 15, 2018
News & Opinion
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.
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.
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.
Funny because clock errors happen to someone else.
The readers write about gun control and the new tax laws.
Film & TV
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?
New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase submission deadline looms, teens can screen their work at Desert Light Film Festival and director Kyle Henry introduces Rogers Park.
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?
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
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.
We review new releases by A Hawk And A Hacksaw, K. Dutch and Zealous Grooves.
Arts & Lit
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.