Alibi Volume 27, Number 20
May 17, 2018
More dinosaurs, extra superheroes, another Star Wars story and one additional purge
What do we have to look forward this summer at our local movie theaters? It's a schedule jam-packed with sequels, prequels, remakes and cinematic adaptations of young adult novels.
News & Opinion
Pat Davis gives NRA the bird
We ask Pat Davis about his "Fuck the NRA" ad.
Health department says no to qualifying condition
There are conflicting studies about combating opioid abuse and addiction with cannabis, but the risk factor for cannabis is significantly lower.
A recent case has highlighted the usefulness of a training program for identifying markers of child abuse and human trafficking; MVD admits that improper training led some of its clerks to deny driver's authorization cards to eligible residents; PED will increase funding for the pre-K program.
Funny because a microwaved urine explosion happens to someone else.
The readers write about a homeless campus and abortion.
Film & TV
The Merc With a Mouth comes again
If you have no idea who freakin’ Shatterstar is, you’re still going to get some rock solid belly laughs out of Deadpool 2, but the deeper your knowledge of early-’90s comic books, the more you’re going to feel fan-serviced.
See The Post with post discussion, Thank You For Your Service or "The Power Of Story."
Networks go on killing spree
The networks went full-on Jason Voorhees this year, giving the ax to a whopping 19 shows last Friday alone.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
I think I’m gonna list a new gig
See Sun Dog and Soulfly and go to the Crawdaddy Blues Festival.
We review releases by Rebekkah Dreskin, Dead Wretch and Rue Badly.
Arts & Lit
Artist Joanna Keane Lopez makes contemporary installation with traditional techniques
Joanna Keane Lopez' latest work—washed white adobe walls growing toward the sky, slender mirrors running vertically—provides a meeting point to cultivate community.
Dragon slaying coupled with culinary exploits make for rich and unique gameplay
Battle Chef Brigade's visual novel approach to storytelling keeps the player invested with charming characters to meet and defeat in “Iron Chef” style cook-offs.
See Nativo Lodge's rooms, Deathtrap, lectures on economic development & preservation of land and Science and Art: Intersections.
Viet’s Pho serves hospitality and huge portions
At Viet's Pho, Vietnamese restaurant veterans show immense care and hospitality.
It’s supposed to be fun, so stop cooking six-course meals and go simple instead
Cooking for people shouldn’t be something to panic over—you invited your friends over to enjoy their company, not to spend hours agonizing over recipes and cooking alone in the kitchen.
It’s officially festival season, and nothing makes that clearer than these events. They’re all on Saturday though, which means you’ll have some deciding to do.
CG and the art of running
Bubblicious gets Joshua Lee relaxed and sedated and Jamaican Dream provides a giddy sense of well-being with talkativeness and laughter.