Alibi Volume 27, Number 18
May 3, 2018
News & Opinion
10 bills from 2017 enacted as law
The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled unanimously last week that Gov. Susana Martinez illegally vetoed 10 different bills last year, clearing the way for the bills to go into effect.
The New Mexico Public Education Department has announced plans to restructure and redesign two failing schools; Victims of sexual assault can now retain information regarding their case by inquiring the status of their sexual assault evidence kits.
Stories of desperation and hope from a place filled with both
A new director of the Animal Welfare Department needs to be found and brought to the table.
Funny because brains living outside of one's body happens to someone else.
Film & TV
An interview with novelist, musician Willy Vlautin
Foregoing Hollywood-drama fodder for the more realistic victories and defeats of the working class, each of Willy Vlautin's books and films quietly breaks your heart while scraping out a measure of redemption.
Viacom goes digital
Viacom—the ninth largest broadcasting, cable and media company in the world—is jumping into the online world with both feet. Welcome to the crosshairs of a new target demographic, millennials.
New Mexico is safe from graboids. Enjoy Paper Lanterns, Wonder or a Sci-Fi Film Festival.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
You get the best of our gigs
Having the best gigs west of the Troubadour is a blessing in a town that grasps the approaching summer dryly with a windy heat and long, too-sunny days.
Arts & Lit
Craig Childs' latest book explores pre-history and what it means to modernity
Craig Childs is in wonder of pre-history in all its obscurity, as presentiment to life as we know it today. Relating to ancient humans is an exercise in empathy and stretches the imagination.
Survey of Patrick Nagatani's early photograhy illumines a master
We speak with curator Mary Statzer about Patrick Nagatani, who created smart, often surprising photographs that hummed with their questions on spirituality, the construction of self, how we heal and how we fit into the puzzle of the natural world.
Friday, May 4 is a busy day! Will you go to Bard Crawl, Thrown and Sewn, Cunning Folk or Fortitude: Portraits of the Perseverant?
New arts-forward restaurant serves local brews and tasty burgers
In a busy Downtown dining scene, The Kosmos is a secret getaway. The menu is simple, and like the artists around them, seems to focus on doing whatever they do well.
An easy summer side recipe from Jan Laird
Pasta salads are perfect for bringing to picnics or outdoor lunches at home, when something cold is often what sounds the tastiest.
Hemp vetoes overturned, federal legalization looms
New Mexico has enacted a law allowing for hemp research to be conducted at the state's universities and establishes a fund for hemp research, and another law which calls for the Department of Agriculture to issue licenses to grow industrial hemp for research purposes. Next US Farm Bill is expected to remove barriers to hemp production as well, removing New Mexico's economic lead.