Alibi Volume 27, Number 24
June 14, 2018
News & Opinion
Forest closures, fireworks bans and a very hot planet
The increased heat and decreased rainfall that we've caused is starting to put an end to summertime enjoyment of New Mexico’s forests and grasslands, as well as fireworks, but are we unhappy enough yet to vote against it?
Our state’s prospects depend on education
Senator Heinrich makes the case for the Degrees Not Debt Act.
City Inspector's report finds funding screwups wity ART; PED is proposing a new rule that will limit the ways students who failed competency tests can graduate.
Funny because crazy parents happen to someone else.
The readers write about progressives, Maakies and the NRA.
Film & TV
This mountain is certainly high, but not very deep
Australian writer-director Jennifer Peedom’s rather bluntly titled Mountain could have easily expanded its title to Mountains: What Are They, and Why Are They So Popular?
Submit your work to the Gallup Film Festival; send your kids to Summer Break Make-A-Movie Camp; see 25th anniversary screening of Falling Down, the results of the 66 Hour Digital Shootout or professional local actors perform reading of No Place screenplay.
“Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” on Freeform
“Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” is a strong entry point for teenage comic book fans who have outgrown animated adaptations and are ready for something more PG-13.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Zoo Music concert features Big Sam’s Funky Nation
This summer’s Zoo Music Series continues on Friday, June 15 with a performance by Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Like a thorny crown
Red Mesa celebrates the release of The Devil and the Desert; 12 Step Rebels are back with new music, too, so Show up!
Reviews of local recordings. This week Mr. March listens to Anna Mall, Noche Blanca and John Reagan.
Arts & Lit
Otto Rigan's sculptural work and the art of endurance
Otto Rigan's work at Spaceport America aspires to timelessly capture flight, without dated references to specific technology.
David Sedaris' latest, Calypso, is both great and maddening
When he's at his best in Calypso, David Sedaris is—without too many jokes—revealing parts of himself that are hard to look at.
Two classics come to Downtown ABQ
Peter Kierst, Artistic Director, tells us about Shakespeare on the Plaza.
SlapFish makes quality seafood from sustainable sources
Hundreds of miles from the sea, SlapFish has sustainably sourced (and tasty) fish, reasonable prices and a staff that seems to like the place.
Erin and Tito Valdez open new vegan food truck
We chat with Tito and Erin Valdez about the need for a vegan food truck.
What to eat when you’re enjoying America’s pastime
Here’s a bit of a guide for Isotopes Park’s cuisine, including some of the new menu items introduced this season.
AG Softens in the Heat
Mr. Magoo wipes his glasses, Trump suggests he'll support the STATES Act and N.M. gubernatorial candidates are looking less likely to legalize.