Alibi Volume 27, Number 15
April 12, 2018
News & Opinion
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.
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.
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.
Funny because a hotel room seagull swarm happens to someone else.
The readers write about prop guns and Trump's secret records.
Film & TV
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.
See Black Materials Experiments in Cinema, Holocaust survivor shorts or a documentary about the Pajarito Mesa community.
“The Terror” on AMC
“The Terror” is a judicious balance of white-knuckle survival horror and classic historical drama.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
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.
We review new releases by Soft Parts, NuGen Radio and 12roots.
Arts & Lit
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The first Downtown Growers’ Market of the year is this Saturday, 8am to noon on April 14. If you’re not already a farmers’ market convert, here are some reasons why you should be.
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.