Alibi Volume 27, Number 33
August 16, 2018
Athletics department dishes abject failure amidst potential success
Wherever the true path of UNM athletics and no matter how the game is played, it should be approachable and transparent—clear of the debris and penalties encouraged by vague encounters and secretive meetings.
News & Opinion
The republic requires a free press
Attacks on the free press by authoritarian rulers—and consequently their followers—is a hallmark of fascist regimes.
Oversight agency continues critique of APD
Civilian Police Oversight Agency investigates some APD screwups and gets updated on use-of-force policy.
State judge rules that New Mexico's school finance system was unconstitutional and failed to provide enough funds to schools; APS faces hundreds of teacher vacancies; APS says PED illegally overstepped its bounds on Hawthorne Elementary.
Funny because lemonade stand robbery happens to someone else.
The readers write about unutterable, nameless beings that the human mind simply cannot fully comprehend.
Film & TV
Teenage stoner comedy lets the ladies do the dirty work for a change
Whether you find Never Goin’ Back a hilarious tribute to the wild shenanigans of youth or a depressing wake-up call about the horrors of the Millennial Generation may depend largely on your age group.
See More Than Frybread with some frybread, Spotlight and The Merry Maids of Madness.
The Last Sharknado on Syfy
After six years of “mockbuster” foolishness, we must bid a fond (or not so fond, as the case may be) farewell to Syfy’s infamous Sharknado franchise.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Creedence Clearwater Revisited keeps on rollin’
Weekly Alibi chats with CCR’s Cosmo Clifford about rocking out, bayou style.
Bubble Bath Records is here to empower and educate artists
Adam Wood picks the brain of Bubble Bath Records founder John Maestas.
Talking community, heritage and breakfast burritos with Juan Tigre
The continuation of a scintillating conversation.
Arts & Lit
Tracy Rocca works to translate experience into canvas
Tracy Rocca starts with rough renderings of national parks and slowly blurs them through layer after layer of paint, until just the washed, melding fields of color remain.
Local artists react to climate change
Beneath the dome skylight of the gallery, artists Justine Ortiz, Mike Ortiz and Kris Mills show sculptures of bizarre creatures that provoke grief for the planet’s seemingly inevitable doom.
Director Arif Khan unpacks the UNM Art Museum’s importance
We talk to Arif Khan about UNM Art Museum.
The anthropologist talks indigenous food futures and her new book
Since 1963, Dr. Charlotte J. Frisbie has spent much of her time living and doing research in Chinle, asking endless questions, translating and transcribing recipes and advice, taking photos and working alongside people to harvest, butcher, cook and serve food the traditional way.
Two alumni made taproom dream a reality
The UNM Taproom is set to open in mid-September and will serve beers from several local breweries as well as a small food menu.
The day the laughter died
Jeff Sessions is broken, drivers to be tested on (and for) THC and the cost of FDA-approved CBD-powered Epidiolex is revealed.