Alibi V.27 No.33 • Aug 16-22, 2018

Everyone is a Lobo, Woof, Woof, Woof

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.

Best of Burque Restaurants 2018 voting phase is on!

Votes may be cast daily until September 26—so get crackin’!

The great day has come, the great day has come at last. The nominees are on the ballot and the polls are officially open for Best of Burque Restaurant, 2018 edition. Participants may vote daily until September 26. Yes, daily! Yes, this IS a popularity contest! (And may the most delicious contestants win.)

music

A Band That Travels

Creedence Clearwater Revisited keeps on rollin’

Weekly Alibi chats with CCR’s Cosmo Clifford about rocking out, bayou style.

Maestas’ Melting Pot

Talking community, heritage and breakfast burritos with Juan Tigre

The continuation of a scintillating conversation.

art

Light as Air

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.

Pre-Apocalyptic Sentiments

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.

Visual Learning

Director Arif Khan unpacks the UNM Art Museum’s importance

We talk to Arif Khan about UNM Art Museum.

cannabis

News on the Green

The nations of Canada and Israel are cultivating a cannabis business relationship that melds investment with innovation—plus US News and World Report weighs in on cannabis.

news

This Brother is Free

The republic requires a free press

Attacks on the free press by authoritarian rulers—and consequently their followers—is a hallmark of fascist regimes.

The Police and the People

Oversight agency continues critique of APD

Civilian Police Oversight Agency investigates some APD screwups and gets updated on use-of-force policy.

Newscity

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.

Nurture the Seeds

The readers write about unutterable, nameless beings that the human mind simply cannot fully comprehend.

film

Never Goin’ Back

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.

Once Bitten

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.

food

Navajo Food Sovereignty with Dr. Charlotte J. Frisbie

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.

UNM Taproom to Open in Fall

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.

Alibi V.27 No.32 • Aug 9-15, 2018

Signs and Portents

CBD lands traveler a felony charge

CBD's murky legal status causes big trouble and N.M. weighs recreational tax revenue vs discouraging the black market.

news

Council Overrides Keller Veto

Topgolf vote at top of the agenda

After a month-long break, Albuquerque City Councilors got back to spreading around millions of dollars, tackling the opioid giants and supporting our local passenger train.

Drought’s Grip, El Niño’s Promise

Dry conditions persist across N.M.

Breaking the drought requires more than a handful of rainstorms—even big storms. And grappling with its impacts means policymakers should listen to scientists and constituents, ranging from farmers to city-dwellers.

Newscity

APS Superintendent say Hawthorne Elementary will not be closing, despite threats made by the Public Education Department; a study on the effects of the world’s first atomic bomb test on N.M. residents is coming; the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association reports the state's rig count has reached an all-time high.

music

Yes Indeed, It’s Fun Time

Concerts can’t, won’t and don’t stop

Head blithely toward summer’s end by checking out totally rocking shows by The Chamanas, He is We, Sir Trigga, The Atraris and Prey For Kali!

Emerson, Frank and Bobby

Vocal legends get local treatment

Emerson Corley and Entourage: EJazz cooly cover Sinatra and Darin for 2018’s last Jazz Under The Stars concert series.

food

Veggies Are the Stars

Modern, simple fare at Rosemary

Rosemary's menu contains huge dinner salads filled with lots of produce, plenty of veggie-centric dishes and big portions.

What is miso?

More than just a little bowl of soup

The whole fermented foods craze has certainly introduced miso into a lot of American fridges and plenty of people have slurped down tiny bowls of miso soup at sushi restaurants. But what is this innocuous-looking paste from Japan?

film

The Meg

Wait 20 minutes after eating to view this movie

The Meg is nature disaster monster movie fare at its biggest, loudest and silliest.

American Story

See American Girls: A Dominican Story, the Madrid Film Festival, “Better Call Saul” over a pint and “Afrofuturism.”

DOGTV

Yes, I said DOGTV

If you think your TV choices are lame, just imagine what a Shiba Inu thinks of today’s primetime selections.

art

Vital Growth

516 ARTS exhibition brings Puerto Rican art to ABQ

Defying Darkness is an exhibition featuring more than a dozen artists working in Puerto Rico and throughout the diaspora, confronting contemporary issues of economic struggle, identity and the vestiges of colonialism while maintaining a long memory of history.

Words of Praise

Albuquerque's newest Poet Laureate

Poet Laureate Michelle Otero talks about how poetry can shape civic life by illuminating the lives of others.

Ninth Time's a Charm

Musical Theatre Southwest's wonderful Nine

Based on Fellini's 8 1/2, Musical Theatre Southwest's Nine is as stylish, glamorous and thought-provoking (without sacrificing a drop of mirth) as you might expect.

cannabis

Writing On the Wall

An interview with Dr. Jacob Miguel Vigil

Associate Professor Dr. Jacob Miguel Vigil of UNM tells us about the hurdles facing cannabis research and the Medical Cannabis Research Fund.

Rewriting the Trauma Story

An interview with Dr. Florian Birkmayer

27,424 patients enrolled in the Medical Cannabis Program in June were suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. We sat down with Dr. Florian Birkmayer to get a better understanding.

Therapeutic Levels

An interview with extractor Alejandro Garcia

Weekly Alibi sat down with the Everest Apothecary's extractor Alejandro Garcia and picked his brain about concentrates.

Second annual New Mexico Hemp Fiesta draws 6,700

Weekly Alibi and title sponsor Weedmaps presented the second annual medical cannabis festival, New Mexico Hemp Fiesta 2018, on Saturday, Aug. 4 attracting 6,700 attendees to Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park for a 9-hour outdoor event celebrating all things cannabis in our state.

Alibi V.27 No.31 • Aug 2-8, 2018

The Flaming Lips and August

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.

news

More Than Our Share

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.

Always With You

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.

ART is Good

Urbanist advocate speaks his mind

David Dabney of Griffith and Associates explains why he supports ART.

Odds & Ends

Funny because your hedge sculpture getting banged by neighbors happens to someone else.

art

Collected Works

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.

Scaled Up

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.

Secret Sounds

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.

cannabis

Current Interrupted

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.

film

Eighth Grade

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.

Quick Shot

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” on AMC

Fraternal Disorder

"Lodge 49" is mostly just a leisurely hangout among mismatched friends, an hourlong sitcom with the punchlines boiled away by sadness and surreality.

music

Globo de Sonidos

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.

The Vortex Beckons

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.

food

On the Road Again

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.

N.M. Route 66 Eats

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.

What is coconut sugar?

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.