Alibi V.27 No.37 • Sept 13-19, 2018

Stand Up for What You Believe In

Comedian Hari Kondabolu brings truth, visibility to the stage

Comedian Hari Kondabolu's hyper nuanced art is like a time bomb. You might not realize why you're laughing until later.

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A Date with the Senator

Martin Heinrich visits the State Fair

Senator Martin Heinrich talks about education, renewable energy and frustration in Washington.

Whirlybirds and Proclamations

City Council met after Labor Day

If one listened carefully at the City Council meeting you might have heard the buzz of about $5.2 million flying towards a new police department helicopter.

Newscity

Attorney General releases report revealing numerous Inspection of Public Records Act and Open Meetings Act violations allegedly perpetrated by UNM officials; CYFD announces grievance process for children to complain about abusers; both presidential candidates for the Navajo Nation have endorsed Michelle Lujan Grisham for governor.

UNM Men’s Basketball Poised For A Rebound

Sept.,16 UNM will kick-start its season

Amidst a series of debatable decisions, the University of New Mexico looks to retain a respectable start and finish for each of the sports' programs. While there are many mentionable programs, the attention usually seems to rest on the lap of the UNM Men's Basketball Team, who have recently provided much-needed revenue for a struggling athletic department.

music

Sweet! Judy Blue Eyes

Judy Collins talks about a life in music

On the telephone with the legendary American songstress Judy Collins.

food

When Fusion Cuisine Grows Up

Poki Poblano Fusion serves original, tasty dishes in classy atmosphere

Poki Poblano has hit a lovely balance in this new restaurant: It not only has great food, but it also happens to be a very cool place to hang out.

film

The Wife

The family that writes together fights together in A-list acting display

They say that, “behind every great man there is a great woman.” That axiom gets taken apart like a Swiss watch and examined under the loupe in the high-class literary drama/handcrafted Oscar bait The Wife.

Space is the Place

“The First” On Hulu

"The First" is an occasionally stirring character drama thanks to its solid cast, but the whole thing remains resolutely earthbound when it should soar.

art

“Victory of the Spirit”

A classic poem gets a theatrical treatment

Patricio Tlacaelel Trujillo y Fuentes has adapted the epic poem Yo Soy Joaquin to the stage.

Found Objects

See Welcome to Retroland or alteredstates/alteredscapes; meet Caroline Fraser or Aram Han Sifuentes.

cannabis

Alibi V.27 No.36 • Sept 6-12, 2018

Water, Water Everywhere

Cooperation yields fluid results

At their Aug. 22 meeting, New Mexico’s largest water utility agreed to sell water to the federal government to boost flows in the Rio Grande through the end of the year.

news

Setting a Course

Melanie Stansbury reps the next generation of N.M. leaders

A Democratic candidate for the N.M. House in District 28, Stansbury represents the best of the next generation of young politicos: educated, deeply experienced in governance and driven to find solutions for constituents who have tired of living in a state that’s ranked near the bottom of things.

Newscity

Straight-ticket voting is returning to ballots; Grisham is beating Pearce in polls; APS appeals Hawthorne closure.

Odds & Ends

Funny because your local cops being replaced with the Illuminati's witches and warlocks happen to someone else.

17 Years After 9/11

A rememberance

On Sept. 11, 2001 a series of brutal terrorist actions, acts of war really, were perpetrated against the United States and its citizens by a faction of radicals hellbent on demonstrating their power and aegis over not only the United States, but the global political order as well.

food

A Taste of Home, Wherever You’re From

Los Ranchos Bakery has big city vibe with neighborhood charm

So often forgotten in the world of breakfast pastries, the scone is the effortless liaison between sweet and savory, and can work perfectly with eggs, or as a stand-in for a doughnut. The underlying base of Los Ranchos Bakery's scones is truly what carries the day—be they savory or sweet.

Chef Brent Moore at Pueblo Harvest

New things in store for the restaurant

What was once Pueblo Harvest Cafe & Bakery has undergone some changes this year, the biggest being a new Executive Chef in the kitchen: Brent Moore.

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Rebuilding the Narrative

White House collecting “negative” cannabis data

White House forms a secret anti-cannabis committee to battle the increasingly positive view of cannabis taken by the majority of Americans.

News on the Green

A committed opponent of medical marijuana access in Utah is engaging a multi-pronged offensive against Proposition 2, a statewide ballot initiative to legalize possession and use of medical marijuana for qualifying patients.

film

Madeline’s Madeline

Teenage girl is having an art attack in theatrical indie

We’re all actors, Madeline's Madeline seems to imply, acting as ourselves.

Around the World on Screen

Throughout September the National Hispanic Cultural Center becomes the home to the free ¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series; ¡Cinemagnifico! Latino Film Festival returns as well.

Sad Clown Time

“Kidding” on Showtime

Carrey’s muted performance and the more-depressive-than-manic scripts make our protagonist look less like a broken human being in need of salvation and more like a sad and naïve cartoon character.

music

Fall Into Some Music

A season full of nighttimes awaits

Let this coming fall be fly: here are some shows to get you there!

art

Authenticity on the Airwaves

Broken Boxes podcast amplifies unrepressed narratives

In her podcast, Ginger Dunnill carves out a platform for Indigenous artists, queer, gender non-conforming and women artists, and artists of color and those of “mixed/lost/stolen heritage.”

Stitch in Print

Kemely Gomez’ work shares authentic narratives of migration

Aún no Escrito (Unwritten), Kemely Gomez tackles the construction of the prevailing narratives surrounding immigration and gives them breadth, upends them or simply adds to them by embroidering real stories of migrants on top of those written and distributed in print media.

Curtains Up

New shows premiere all over town

On the evening of Friday, Sept. 7, all over town new works are premiering on well-trodden stages. The diversity of opening night experiences that theater enthusiasts can choose from speaks to the abundance of local productions and talent that we have across the city.

Alibi V.27 No.35 • Aug 30-Sept 5, 2018

Lujan Grisham Talks the Talk

Steve Pearce doesn't say a thing

Gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham supports legalization; US District Judge rules states' medical cannabis laws do not protect patients from employers with a no-drug policy; Alabama says it will crack down on CBD.

feature

Deconstructing Zozobra

Inside, outside and all around the mean marionette

Weekly Alibi takes a look at every New Mexican’s favorite burnt offering, Zozobra!

film

Far From the Tree

Documentary addresses the difficulty of “different” families

How do families deal with children who are very different from them? That’s the probing premise behind Rachel Dretzin’s honest and empathetic documentary Far From the Tree.

Projecting the Pueblo

Check out the Pueblo Film Festival; Las Cruces International Film Festival submission deadline looms; there's a special screening featuring two “¡COLORES!” episodes; watch A Quiet Place but don't scream!

Fun Will Never End

“Adventure Time” on Cartoon Network

"Adventure Time" concludes with a 44-minute series finale, titled “Come Along With Me."

art

Elements of Design

The thoughtful objects crafted by Danny Hart

While most known for his jewelry (shaped wood earrings of fine wood and metal, bangles with a multitude of planes smoothed onto their surface, necklaces with elegant splashes of color), Danny Hart makes a lot more than that—custom furniture and geometry-inspired lighting pieces, for example.

Runaways: Find Your Way Home

Marvel gets the band back together

This Runaways installation, Find Your Way Home reads as an extended “getting the band back together” episode, but in those moments of trope, Rowell rediscovers what made the team special to begin with.

Found Objects

Join the Dig Giusewa team, stop in at the closing reception of The Good Life: Extended Nature, drop a piece of art and learn Rueda de Casino.

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News on the Green

From genre pioneers Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong to iconic mainstream stereotypes like Fast Times’ burnout Jeff Spicoli, the double-edged sword of the loveable clown archetype is that it’s still difficult to be taken seriously as a cannabis industry professional.

news

Hope, Revitalization and Thanks

Council meets to strengthen city

Several million dollars in hope is on its way to north Downtown after the Albuquerque City Council approved a project that will bring a chance for a better life to some of the city’s most vulnerable residents.

Summer is Almost Gone

After Labor Day, expect politics and more politics

The stakes are high this year, and after the customary barbecue picnics, you might want to spend some time perusing this or any other American newspaper—as well as your own particular county clerk’s office website—to find out your options and duties this November.

Newscity

Santa Fe Public Schools superintendent claims poor grades given to the district's schools by PED as response to taking the stand as a witness; Steve Pearce tells reporters his plans for CYFD; ABCWUA leases water to San Juan-Chama Project to keep Rio Grande flowing.

Odds & Ends

Funny because being fired for recording your farts happens to someone else.

music

You’ve Got That Right!

It’s Showtime, Labor Day Edition

It’s the Labor Day Weekend and and you have a right to rock out and party at these fabulous shows!

Sonic Reducer

Alibi music critic August March drops the needle on new local records by Oskar Petersen, Layla June and Javier Romero.

food

Worth the Wait

New Laguna Burger location proves as tasty as ever

With their first in-town location opening last December, Laguna Burger has taken the I-40 road trip reluctance and instantly replaced it with nearby convenience—not to mention quality casual dining at prices that'll have mall chain franchises gulping and tugging at their collar.

“What Can I Do to Help?”

In tough times, gifts of food offer great comfort

When there is an illness or a death in the family, voicemail boxes overflow with “What can I do to help?” Instead of asking, act by feeding them.

Three new joints open in Burque

A few new eating and drinking spots debuted in our city last week, and we’re stoked to try them all. Consider them a consolation prize to make up for the rapidly disappearing summer weather.