Alibi Volume 27, Number 29
July 19, 2018
News & Opinion
City’s Police Oversight Committee meets
The Civilian Police Oversight Agency grills Police Chief Mike Geier over the Victoria Martens case, use-of-force case backlog and homicides.
Notes from Monday’s press conference … and then some
Mayor Keller announces that FTA is providing at least some ART funding. Transit Director Toon reminds drivers to avoid colliding with the buses. COO Lawrence Rael announces additional charging stations so the buses don't run dry. And some day you will be able to ride ART too!
New oversight and reporting procedures for the state's guardianship system released; former head of Taxation and Revenue Department appears in court for charges of public corruption; state's new water plan draft released for public comment.
Funny because it happens to someone else.
The readers write about lightyears as a unit of time, and how silly or brilliant other readers' letters are.
Film & TV
Upward mobility gets weird in off-kilter comedy
Sorry to Bother You is not the work of a practiced, disciplined filmmaker. It’s the work of a manic, committed, wildly creative first-timer.
See Jane Eyre and vote for a book, see That Thing Your Do! even though it's not based on a book, take a sneak-peek at Numbskull Revolution and learn how to be a background artist.
“Castle Rock” on Hulu
“Castle Rock” favors slow-building chills, with complex, deeply tangled storylines (full of Easter Eggs) that don’t offer a lot of narrative closure, episode to episode.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
With trunks of memories still to come
See live musical presentations by local bands like Suspended, Nosotros and Ashes of Jupiter plus check out national acts like Gemini Syndrome and Julianna Barwick!
A. March interacts with recorded material furnished by Marsupious, Ras Elijah Tafari and NeverDrive.
Arts & Lit
Artists Daniel A. and Gert Walters find space to share and encourage creativity
The dream for Daniel A. Walters and Gert Walters is simple: to continue their work as artists, and to have Shi Yazhi Sage continue to be a sustainable business.
Shitty Infinity opens at GRAFT
Taking on a culture of celebrity in the contemporary art scene, Shitty Infinity challenges how value is assigned to art, and do it with a sense of fun that underpins their core ideas.
The diverse creative modes of local musicians
Tom Guralnick unpacks this year's Musicians Making Art and the legacy of the exhibitions that happen in conjunction with the New Mexico Jazz Festival.
El Papaturro makes mouthwatering Central American fare
Robin Babb visits El Papaturro and gets the best possible drunk food (pupusa) rounded out with refried beans, fried plantain and fried eggs. Naptime soon followed.
And why are they so tasty?
Do you remember the first time you tasted a homegrown tomato, when you realized that the styrofoam-flavored red things you buy at the supermarket had been lying to you about how good a tomato can be?
Alibi Food Editor’s favorite food reads
Since it’s summer and, according to Instagram, the season for reading by the pool or on the beach, here’s a list of some of Robin Babb's favorite food books.
Eternal recurrence at Fruit of the Earth Organics
Joshua Lee goes to Santa Fe and scores a strong, calming relaxant with Blueberry Headband without losing attention or energy. Then the sticky and fresh Strange Brew tickles his brain.