Alibi Volume 27, Number 16
April 19, 2018
A big thanks to Showcase participants and attendees
Winners and nominees—23 of them— rocked over a thousand attendees at five venues on March 24, 2018. It was a blast and we’ll see you at next year’s shindig. Here for posterity (and your browsing pleasure) are the winners and runners-up.
Beauty the Turkey Vulture does work to make her species proud
Hawks Aloft is a local nonprofit that deals in conservation of birds of prey.
Water conservation project at Barelas school
The students in the Dolores Gonzales Gardening Club will be going home with not only some fresh fruits and vegetables from their beds, but also with some plants they can continue to nurture at home, learning to be stewards for nature.
News & Opinion
Plus all sorts of other interesting city business
Immigrant tears and fears topped the agenda and made for a very interesting Albuquerque City Council meeting.
This year’s essential truths, revealed
The outcome of the governor’s race in N.M. will give direction to our culture’s movement, but it's going to take some work to embrace progress.
Bernalillo County's District Attorney is calling for expanded limits on existing gun laws; a judge has ruled that state Sen. Joseph Cervantes qualifies to run for the Democratic nomination in the state's Gubernatorial race; a bill expanding a national child abduction alert service's coverage to include tribal lands was signed into law by President Donald Trump last week.
Funny because speeding tickets given to parked cars happen to someone else.
The readers write about Trump's tax records and one of last week's articles.
Film & TV
Artistic biopic revels in surface details
Final Portrait is a microcosmic chamber drama, an old-fashioned two-hander in which two characters meet, interact and part company. It rarely dips below the surface, but—like a great many works of art—it’s a fascinating surface, nonetheless.
This week, see La Novia or Beyond the Border: The Story of Ettore Castiglioni; go to a talk about production assistants.
“Fear the Walking Dead” on AMC
Reset, restaffed and injected with a long-overdue sense of humor, “Fear the Walking Dead” now feels like a dusty undead Western and it might actually be the jolt of zesty ranch flavor this show’s bland mix of rotting corpses and bad decisions has been needing.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Chatting with Kelley Deal
August March speaks with Kelley Deal of The Breeders about how things have changed since 25 years ago.
Arts & Lit
Paper engineer Matt Shlian brings new work to Tamarind's Wonder Cabinet
We interview Matt Shlian about his work and the convergence of arts and sciences.
Adobe Theater's Black Coffee satisfies the craving for traditional noir
Adobe Theater's Black Coffee creates the appropriate mood, renders its characters nicely and doles out clues artfully.
See Her Dirty Dishes, connect with the Center for Cartoon Studies, learn about bullet journals go to a talk with Jane Lackey.
An Alibi reader shares his family’s story
Gary Tietjen tells what people ate long ago in western New Mexico.
Tips on reducing and reusing the stuff you’d normally throw out
If you cook at home at all, you likely throw away a lot of food waste. But there’s plenty of clever ways you can reuse scraps to keep them out of the landfill and save yourself a few bucks in the process.
The bartender making mezcal cocktails at pop-ups around town
We speak with David Hernández Vega about his cocktail project, Limpia.
Cannabis decriminalized in ABQ
A measure to decriminalize the possession of an ounce or less of cannabis passed by a hair, though four City Councilors still felt it's a good idea to lock people in a cage for using a substance that doesn't harm anybody.