Alibi Volume 27, Number 31
August 2, 2018
News & Opinion
Proposed waste storage site meets opposition
Public outcry against a proposed plan to build a nuclear waste facility in southeastern New Mexico seemed overwhelming last week as citizens spoke at numerous public meetings held by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission across the state.
Progressive politics must include the poor and homeless
As many homeless advocates have noted, the problem is a problem of access to affordable housing, healthcare and education.
Urbanist advocate speaks his mind
David Dabney of Griffith and Associates explains why he supports ART.
Funny because your hedge sculpture getting banged by neighbors happens to someone else.
The readers write about Isaac Benton & ART, goatheads, tyrants and wreckage & cleanup.
Film & TV
Bo Burnham studies tweenage angst in writing-directing debut
Hilarious and painful and perfectly well-observed, Eighth Grade takes the tired “coming-of-age” indie dramedy genre and refreshes it for the iPhone age.
View the results of The 48 Hour Film Project, the 5th annual Native Film Series and Wonders Are Many (the making of the Doctor Atomic opera).
"Lodge 49" is mostly just a leisurely hangout among mismatched friends, an hourlong sitcom with the punchlines boiled away by sadness and surreality.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
OKC Art punks on the way to Taos for the Vortex
Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips talks about career longevity, his bandmates and controlling our own lives.
Mariposa Music Presents World Beat Spectacular
There’s a globe’s worth of new sounds out there and that ain’t just hot air from a pretty balloon.
A young man’s dream is finally realized
I grew up in the heart of Albuquerque, soaked in sunlight and surrounded by a tight-knit crew of neighborhood amigos. We lived on the brink of the “War Zone,” close enough to hear gun shots but far enough to know they never posed a personal threat.
Noted electric guitarist evolves, diversifies
It’s time for some Godsmack, by god!
Arts & Lit
Past Lives brings new energy to repertory pieces
Past Lives involves a lot of reflecting on the past—returning to crafted dances with the might of muscle memory and the persistent questioning of what has come to pass, how things might have been different and how things might be better.
Fox Richards' paintings put matter under a microscope
“My paintings are an abstracted look at what we see in everyday life, as if viewed under a microscope, but projected onto a larger surface,” Fox Richards explains about her exhibition of oil paintings titled Micro & Macro.
The audio art of Jeph Jerman
For several decades, Jeff Jerman has been delving into the mysterious potential of the matter that surrounds us, culling sonic qualities from his collection of discarded and unexpected instruments.
El Vado offers a wide variety of eats and drinks
Plucked from the bulldozer's path and renovated to a high shine, the El Vado is a proud piece of once-crumbling Route-66-era Americana, with many casual dining options.
Classic diners on the Mother Road
In honor of the recent reopening of the El Vado Motel, a little bit of Albuquerque Route 66 history, Robin Babb talks about some of the quality eats and drinks that exist along the historic Route 66 in New Mexico to this day.
And why is everyone obsessed with it?
Coconut sugar is the latest to get the coconut product spotlight, and thus a lot of varying opinions and incongruous facts have been thrown around about it. Here's a little primer on this alternative sweetener.
A mood change from Natural Rx
Joshua Lee breaks the silence in Rio Rancho. PH-C melts his tension and Wookies makes him forget the the summer sun.