Alibi V.27 No.29 • July 19-25, 2018

Satisfying Salvadoran Food

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.

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Watching the Detectives

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.

A Timely ART Update

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!

Newscity

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.

Red Light Love

The readers write about lightyears as a unit of time, and how silly or brilliant other readers' letters are.

food

What is an heirloom tomato?

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?

Five Books on Food

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.

cannabis

Return Trip

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.

News on the Green

The East Coast delivers big news, as efforts to expand New Jersey’s medical cannabis program caught the eye of the press this week because of the evolutionary support of Democratic Governor Phil Murphy.

film

Sorry To Bother You

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.

Catching Eyre

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.

King’s Domain

“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.

music

Finding Things to Do

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!

Sonic Reducer

A. March interacts with recorded material furnished by Marsupious, Ras Elijah Tafari and NeverDrive.

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Room to Grow

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.

A Sanctuary for Self-Expression

Southwest Shootout Poetry Slam invites the best of the West

This week, Albuquerque welcomes slam poetry teams from all over the region to the 15th Annual Southwest Shootout Poetry Competition. Stellar poets from Colorado, Texas, California, Nevada, Arizona and—of course— New Mexico will be braving the spotlight in order to flex their metrical prowess for the public.

From Here to Eternity

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 Art of Music

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.

Alibi V.27 No.28 • July 12-18, 2018

The Monsoon Approaches

But the drought persists

Wetter weather may be approaching, but our state’s drought is a persistent one.

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The Summertime Blues

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.

Newscity

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.

Odds & Ends

Funny because "bullet-proof" magic charm testing happens to someone else.

Support For All

Readers write about supporting human rights, lightyears as a unit of time, and the consequences of using "zero tolerance" as an alternative to thought.

music

Music for Living

2018 NM Jazz Festival offers something for everyone

Weekly Alibi previews a New Mexican musical tradition.

Yeah, I Was There

When they were starting the show ...

You should really really really go to these fantastic shows, even if it is in disguise.

Sonic Reducer

This Week, A. March considers new local work by Foster Dog, Nizhóní Girls and Glitter Vomit!

food

Making Chocolate with Eldora

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!

Farm-to-Table at Hotel Albuquerque

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.

film

Eating Animals

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.

Jews on Film

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.

TV News

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.

art

Stitching New Vocabulary

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.

Traveling for Truth

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.

Found Objects

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.

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Bad News is So Hard to Find

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.

News on the Green

Utah takes steps towards legalization and former New Mexico Human Services Secretary Duke Rodriguez talks weed with the Journal.

Alibi V.27 No.27 • July 5-11, 2018

The Taste of Redemption

Ichiban has leveled up their sushi game

Ichiban is back on the upswing. If you're new to sushi, a regular or ready to gamble on some flavors, this is a great spot to do it.

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The Long Distance Call

Don’t cry baby, don’t cry

In order to combat the rising tide of crime in this city, citizens must continue to engage the police force and work together for solutions.

Newscity

Gubernatorial candidates disagree about early childhood education programs; Demesia Padilla faces public corruption charges; DOJ to make money available to tribes to support crime victims.

Out of the Shadows

AMLO breathes new life into Mexico

Despite the strong diplomatic and economic alliance forged between the United States and Mexico over the past century, the two countries remain at unfortunate odds with one another.

Odds & Ends

Funny because a pervy shoe-camera battery explosion happens to someone else.

film

Skate or Fly

“Post Radical” on Viceland

In "Post Radical," modern skate culture across the world gets the once-over courtesy of pro skater and “amateur anthropologist” Rick McCrank.

music

Arise, Rockers, Arise

In conversation with Mike Trujillo and Roman Barham

August March chats with Mike Trujillo and Roman Barham of ARISE Music and Coffee.

art

Places of Worship

Sean Paul Gallegos works in transformation and self-definition

Nearly 20 years ago, a neighbor brought Sean Paul Gallegos a pair of knock-off Air Jordans salvaged from a Chinatown dumpster. “He said, 'I'll put you in an art show in our gallery if you make something with these.'”

Love is a Burning Thing

Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, a 20th century classic

Maggie Grimason talks to Frankie and Johnny in The Clair De Lune director Kristine Holtvedt about the 20th century classic and taking a chance at love.

The First of its Name

First Friday openings invite revelers into the fold

First Friday rolls around once a month, but each and every time it somehow manages to feel momentous.

food

Summer Dinner Salad Recipe

An easy, filling salad to make at home

The grains and greens salad technology allows one to combine whatever's in the fridge with some leftover grains and thus do minimal cooking to get to a complete dinner.

cannabis

Different

Openness and R. Greenleaf

Joshua Lee wonders about cause and effect in the deconstructed mind, notes Vanilla Kush's suitability for treating pain or tension-caused insomnia, and finds Trap Star relaxing but not as sleep-inducing.