Alibi V.27 No.14 • April 5-11, 2018

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news

One Vote Over the Line

Council moves to decriminalize la grifa

A move to decriminalize cannabis in the city, zoning code issues, autism awareness and safer school crossings dominated the April 2 meeting of the Albuquerque City Council.

The Hero’s Journey

Heinrich instrumental in code talker’s recognition

When the tide of fascism rose to unbearable levels Adolph Nagurski went out to meet it, using his own culture as a weapon, though having been denied that culture by the large apparatus of the federal government.

Newscity

New Mexico Environment Department fines LANL over hazardous waste storage; records of Governor Martinez's audit-exempt expenses obtained; Latifah Phillips fired from job as state's assistant secretary for Native American education.

Odds & Ends

Funny because getting a perk for living in a funny-named place happens to someone else.

art

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

The Book of Mormon brings big questions and clever tunes to Popejoy

The Book of Mormon's sardonic dark hymns and absurd bits never cease to delight, but unexpectedly for many, the show doesn't approach the story with malice.

New Geology

Artist nicholas b jacobsen shows us what we can learn from the natural world around us

What does being a rock look like to you? To artist nicholas b jacobsen the practice of being a rock is the practice of approaching a new understanding of yourself in stillness, and the world outside in all its busy-ness and all of its tranquility, too.

Found Objects

This week: a calligraphy exhibition, The 49th Best Sketch Show, In Clear Light and the Earth, Wind and Fiber! Spring Show.

film

Isle of Dogs

Meticulously animated feature is a fantastic(al) journey

Akira Kurosawa’s scruffy aesthetic is undoubtedly what’s fueling Isle of Dogs’ creative engines. Feel free to discuss at length—over third wave, cold-brewed coffee, perhaps—whether Wes Anderson’s miniaturization of Japanese culture asks audiences to laugh with or at the stereotypes.

Reel World

NMFF presents “The Business of Film” seminar. Or go see The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo, Zydeco Breakfast or Big Trouble in Little China.

TV News

Tidbits from around the dial

Catch-22, The Purge and Gormenghast all to get TV adaptations.

music

No Sleep Till Provo

DECON conjures his dream

We speak with DECON, a creator of the latest of the greatest in musical currents, a booming, blithely beatific thing called EDM.

food

Alibi V.27 No.13 • March 29-April 4, 2018

Supersonic Things of the Scene

It sorta makes you feel like a rocanrol star

Music is mostly ephemeral but what comes out still belongs to listeners. When you go to your favorite venue and support local artists as well as legendary performers, you become an essential part of the equation whose solution is rocanrol redemption.

news

Finally, A Better Resolution

Call for proposals changes channels

Bids are due April 28 for management of our public access community cable channels; the new 62-page RFP goes over minute aspects of what the city wants to see from operators.

Kirtland Jet Fuel Spill Update

New plans and protests in process

ABCWUA criticizes KAFB for its new strategy's less aggressive plan to remove the jet fuel contaminants from the city's aquifer.

Newscity

24/7 Wall Street rates New Mexico's public schools as some of the worst in the nation, restraining order placed on gubernatorial candidate's intern is lifted and Bureau of Labor Statistics say's N.M.'s unemployment rate is second highest in nation.

film

The Death of Stalin

Stalin meets slapstick in brutally funny political satire

The Death of Stalin is a manic comedy with occasional doses of slapstick, with some of the bleakest gallows humor in recent memory.

Reel World

Submit your short or feature to the Borderlands Film Festival, see a César Chávez documentary for free or go to the Ready Player One special screening with art show.

Christ TV

Easter Around the Dial

Once you’ve knocked out the basics, what is there left to do on this holy holiday? You know the answer to that, and it involves a television.

music

art

Finding a Way to the Future

Author Mohsin Hamid discusses transience, migration and the power of story

Mohsin Hamid, author of Exit West, talks of nostalgia, navigating the loss of things you care about and imagination providing optimism for the future.

Dance Dance Revolution

Yjastros 32 brings contemporary flamenco to the NHCC stage

Yjastros' flamenco pieces showcase modern takes and movements integrated with foundational phrases and techniques.

Celeste

Simple 2D platformer raises the bar for indie developers

Despite its simple appearance and main character Madeline’s limited moveset, Celeste ends up an incredible experience, which explores the super-difficult platformer genre just as well as it does themes of anxiety and isolation.

food

Casey Holland of Chispas Farms

New South Valley farm grows veggies and young farmers

If you shop at the Downtown Growers’ Market during the season, you’ve probably seen Casey Holland selling huge bunches of kale and carrots with a smile on her face. Now she’s the new head farmer at Chispas Farm.

Victor Flores of Vegan Outreach

Vegan Taco Takeover slings tacos, promotes vegan lifestyle

We talk with Victor Flores, the Greater New Mexico Community Events Coordinator of Vegan Outreach, about the Vegan Taco Takeover event and about veganism in general.

Winter/Spring Edition

What fruits and veg are good this time of year?

The opening of the Downtown Growers’ Market looms and that means that tons of locally grown fruits and veggies are about to be available in spades.

cannabis

Dog Days Come Early

Down, not out at MJ Express-O

Joshua Lee lifts his mood and mildly relaxes his muscles with Lucky Charms, then Sage n Sour stirs up a pleasant mix of sensations in his wretched sinuses and gives him a low-level impression of well-being without the hyperactive, searching mind of many other sativas.

Alibi V.27 No.12 • March 22-28, 2018

Here It Comes …

N.M. Dems Say 'Yes' to Cannabis

We're in for some cannabis legalization next year. Just keep away from the border checkpoints.

feature

Best of Burque Music 2018

Don’t cry and remember to vote: it’s a lark!

This year’s Best of Burque Music reader’s poll reflects the portion of the population that voted. If you still don’t like the results after some studied listening, then August March has the same general advice he does about not liking any election outcomes: Vote!

art

The Life of a Hand Letterer

Calligraphy is far from dead at Silver Swirl Studios

While so much of the verbage we interact with today is computer-generated, the work of calligraphers and hand letters is still very much prized.

Found Objects

This week: Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, OT Circus art pop-up and Shrinky Dink & Storytellers workshops.

Love Conquers All?

West End’s latest brings deeply affecting questions to the stage

You could say love, depression and neuroscience are what Lucy Prebble's The Effect is about.

food

Monique Carr Makes Shrubs

Spellbound Syrups is popularizing the fruity, probiotic drink

A shrub is any drink made from a vinegar-based syrup, but the word can refer to the syrup itself, too. Most of the shrubs you’ll find here in Albuquerque are made by one person: Monique Carr, the woman behind Spellbound Syrups.

Meyer Lemon Shrub Recipe

Shrubs are easy to make and tasty to drink

If you haven’t started drinking shrubs yet, where have you been, homie? These sweet and tart probiotic fruit drinks are getting pretty trendy right about now, and for good reason—they’re not only delicious, but wicked easy to make.

Weekly Specials

This week is all about introducing you to some things you might not know about, or at least don’t know how to make (yet).

news

The Blinking of a Council

Women’s History Month, AFD raise on agenda

Quick meeting proclaims March to be Women’s History Month and spends money on firefighters and affordable housing.

CD 1 Forum Highlights Differences

Dem candidates vary in style, intensity

Weekly Alibi helped commence the primary election season with a forum of candidates for Governor and Congressional District 1.

Newscity

APS board votes to not arm teachers, Transit Department alleged to have dumped contaminated water down storm drains and Land Commissioner to meet feds about border wall on state trust lands.

Letters

The readers write about suicide, the new tax law's failure for small businesses, head hunting in American territories and political feedback.

film

Loveless

Icy family drama will make you glad you don’t live in Russia

Loveless is a stark, dark, often beautifully bleak “feelbad” family drama wrapped around the hardened core of a procedural crime thriller. It is, in short, an extraordinarily Russian film.

Reel World

Indie Q film screenings and NMFF's New Mexico Actors Showcase return; Albuquerque Sol hosts Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story; New Mexico Film Office offers talk on how to make money off the film business.

Can You Say Bingewatch?

“Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” turns 50

50 years ago, a children’s television show called “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” hit the national airwaves. Now Twitch is streaming every episode.