Alibi Volume 27, Number 28
July 12, 2018
Voting extended to Aug. 15!
What's the best place to eat in Taos? What's the best place to stay in T or C? What's the best thing to do for fun in Silver City? We’re asking readers like you for Weekly Alibi's special edition, stand-alone publication "Day Tripper." Voting has been extended to August 15, but don’t delay!
News & Opinion
But the drought persists
Wetter weather may be approaching, but our state’s drought is a persistent one.
Lord, I got to raise a holler
Electing more Democrats and tilting the pendulum toward a saner set of oscillations is clearly a goal for citizens as we all move toward the general election in November.
Remains found near West Mesa murders burial site are unrelated, N.M. faces unpleasant precedent in conflict with Texas, PNM's spending on PRC ad campaigns questioned on legality.
Funny because "bullet-proof" magic charm testing happens to someone else.
Readers write about supporting human rights, lightyears as a unit of time, and the consequences of using "zero tolerance" as an alternative to thought.
Film & TV
Farming documentary hopes to influence food choices
Eating Animals spends its time talking about sustainable alternative solutions to factory farms, giving in to neither hardcore carnivores nor militant animal lovers.
This week you can go to the Jewish Film Festival, Family Movie Night (Jurassic World), NMFF's annual Summer Soiree Fundraiser and Fake News: Journalism Goes to Hollywood returns with Almost Famous.
Tidbits from around the dial
Sacha Baron Cohen returns to TV with “Who Is America?”, there's a new TV show where people talk about TV shows and Netflix announces a packed slate of new and returning Japanese animated series.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
2018 NM Jazz Festival offers something for everyone
Weekly Alibi previews a New Mexican musical tradition.
When they were starting the show ...
You should really really really go to these fantastic shows, even if it is in disguise.
This Week, A. March considers new local work by Foster Dog, Nizhóní Girls and Glitter Vomit!
Arts & Lit
Rattler uses symbol to create pieces with power
Talismanic motifs that might summon all sorts of things in their wearer—from strength to an increased awareness of the natural world to simple aesthetic pleasure—are some of the images that find prominence in Tiran Sahar's garments created for Rattler.
Voices from the Margins fosters collaboration between New Mexico and New Delhi
We chat with organizer Sarah Wilkinson and artist Adam Gutierrez about Voices from the Margins, a group show by exchange students in Albuquerque and New Delhi, India.
Attend a workshop on comic books, apply for a Fulcrum Fund grant, celebrate the poetry and prose of Simon Ortiz and pick up a book with a creative take on Annie Oakley.
Steve Prickett is making bean-to-bar chocolate in north ABQ
Robin Babb visits Eldora Craft Chocolate in the North Valley, and guess what they make there!
Farmer’s Daughters and Chef Gilbert Aragon create unique dinner series
Despite the growing farm-to-table movement in recent decades, most farmers are still facing an uphill battle to be profitable due to rising land costs, increased development and climate change. Ashley and Chantelle Wagner created their company Farmer’s Daughters to get more local produce served in New Mexico restaurants, breweries and food trucks.
Even the FDA is playing ball
FDA says it doesn't need a "negative monograph" for cannabis; Republican Party of Texas puts cannabis decriminalization into platform; Chuck Schumer introduces bill in US Senate to decriminalize cannabis and give control to states; Senate Appropriations Committee criticizes Jeff Sessions for blocking research.