Alibi V.27 No.15 • April 12-18, 2018

Dancing in the Streets

New Mexico Salsa Congress offers a wide variety of dance experience to the city

In response to the salsa scene stagnating, the New Mexico Salsa Congress formed to expose, educate and instruct New Mexicans in Latin dance.

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news

With A Gun

How non-normative behavior still shapes America

It doesn't take Sigmund Freud to see that if 78% of the population doesn't keep guns at home for protection, then those who do deviate from the norm.

And Without a Gun

Violence continues to plague Burque

Jeff Hartzer believes the president has set the example for people to lose impulse control and respect for one another.

Newscity

School districts across the state are struggling to interpret legislation that increases teachers' salaries; a state congressional candidate allegedly failed to disclose large real estate contracts with state agencies over the last five years, possibly violating state law.

film

Back to Burgundy

Siblings resolve family strife over a glass of wine in a French dramedy that goes down easy, evaporates quickly

Back to Burgundy may not be complex, but the bottle is awfully pretty. Just don’t go into it expecting something other than perfectly palatable table wine.

Reel World

See Black Materials Experiments in Cinema, Holocaust survivor shorts or a documentary about the Pajarito Mesa community.

That Sinking Feeling

“The Terror” on AMC

“The Terror” is a judicious balance of white-knuckle survival horror and classic historical drama.

cannabis

‘Rocky Mountain High’

Avoiding bad puns in Colorado

Josh Lee drives north to where people say yes to state revenue and discovers Tropicanna, a new level of flower.

music

Take the Cure

Concerts are good for what ails ye!

Even in the pallid realm of gothdom, joy is possible. In a world where love hurts, music provides a purity of form that leads away from the edge to a pulsating center. And that’s that’s just the goths; every other subculture has probably come to the same conclusion.

art

Beyond Ink and Whiskey

Leslie Jamison's newest work is full of feeling and analysis that leads the way to truth

The heart of Leslie Jamison's The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath is the grip of alcohol, its reputation as the literary choice of romantic self-destruction. It's not so much the substance itself so much as “the surplus of mystical properties” that people assign to it.

Internet Famous

Artist Gina Beavers renders social media as high art

In recent years, Gina Beavers has explored imagery culled from the internet and rendered in realistic acrylic paint, providing us with a different eye on ourselves and the ways in which we express ourselves, even in the most casual forums.

food

Reyna Banteah of Ts’uyya Farm

New South Valley farmer uses traditional Zuni growing methods

Reyna Banteah is farming on her own for the first time at Ts’uyya Farm, having completed the Grow the Growers internship and moving on to business incubation.

“Ugly Delicious”

David Chang challenges “authenticity” in new Netflix series

In “Ugly Delicious,” David Chang and a rotating cast of friends and expert guests travel around the world to examine the origins and modern permutations of different kinds of foods. Chang wants to know what makes a dish authentic and, more importantly, why we should care.

Alibi V.27 No.14 • April 5-11, 2018

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.

news

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.

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.

cannabis

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.

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.

food

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

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.

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.

music

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.

art

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.

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.

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.