Alibi Volume 27, Number 40
October 4, 2018
City Council approves Medicaid buy-in resolution
Luckily for Burqueños and Burqueñas, a forward-thinking City Council is on your side, on the side of the future. This past week Council newcomer Cynthia Borrego introduced a resolution urging our leaders to support a statewide healthcare for all initiative sponsored by NM Together Healthcare.
Local legislative bodies moving forward and the sound’s so soothing
Councilors gave the green light to electric scooters and other kinds of shared transportation vehicles such as bicycles and small, wheeled vehicles to operate in the public rights of way.
The state Court of Appeals ruled that government agencies who fail to adequately respond to requests for public records could be fined up to $100 a day—and other tales of suspense.
Funny because getting pistol whipped over an extremely important issue happens to someone else.
The readers write about ABQRide, candidates' position on cleaning up the jet fuel spill and exactly which helicopter really flew to Krispy Kreme.
A star is rebooted in familiar musical melodrama
This tale of a faded musical icon who discovers a talented young ingénue, mentors her, falls in love and then becomes despondent when her star eclipses his own is a familiar cliché. Thankfully, the 2018 revamp of the age-old entertainment industry story offers up a respectable number of un-guilty pleasures before succumbing to its manipulative emotions and unabashedly old-fashioned drama.
This week: Humanity on the Move film series comes to the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Bank of America Theatre; Heritage Farm at ABQ Biopark hosts its first-ever movie night, and it’s Hotel Transylvania at the Central and Unser Library.
“Doctor Who” on BBC America
Legions of “Doctor Who” fans are waiting in something between eager anticipation and deep trepidation for Season 11 of their favorite sci-fi show to return. The source of this uncertainty is the fact that the BBC is giving “Doctor Who” its biggest reboot in series history, recasting its main character as a woman.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Let’s go and find peace of mind at a show
Wouldn’t you like to check out shows by Ought, Mat Kearney, The Birthday Massacre and Frankie & the Witch Fingers? We thought so! Rock on, readers.
The mind and vision of Butch Vig, translated into what remains
Butch Vig talks about Garbage, grunge and greatness with Alibi Music Editor August March.
Tinyscapes gives viewers new, smaller perspectives
In Tinyscapes, Hallee Nguyen will document 101 staged, miniscule landscapes throughout the city.
ABQ Zine Fest year eight with Lawrence Lindell and many others
“It's the perfect medium,” artist, musician and educator Lawrence Lindell said over the phone from Oakland, Calif., where he had just returned home after participating in Maryland's Small Press Expo. “There's a wide range of what you can do with zines, you can experiment without too much pressure.” And Lindell himself has used the medium for many years to explore topics that relate to identity, mental health, accessibility and representation—primarily through his comics.
I saw the worst men of my generation waving their small limp dicks at the flag
high on money and war, the logic and bitter drivel of their solipsist words.
Bury yourself in chenille throws and wool blankets children, it's time to hide.
Drag yourself through asphalt rush hour panoply of cars not listening to NPR.
In Baltimore, ODs and homicide erupt. In Washington, Senators masturbate.
I miss my old Underwood. It sits in a Colorado cabin and mice live there now.
I could stab and whack and tap tap tap the plutocrat's names in jazzy red ink.
Stretch that ribbon! Strike the keys, bash the return bar into place, ring the bell!
The Cold War's simplistic tropes no match for demon-memes of demagogues.
El Cotorro combines concept and craftsmanship
When it comes to crowd-pleasing ideas to build a restaurant around, the concept of El Cotorro is hard to beat. "Craft tacos and craft ice cream" is a simple enough idea, while still one that can easily go wrong if you don't deliver on either front. But with a bustling Nob Hill location, ever-changing (but always tasty) specials and an outdoor patio that seats about 15, El Cotorro delivers.
Immerse yourself in Greek culture at Albuquerque Grecian Festival, mingle with high desert creatives at the print release party for 1905’s Home Issue and celebrate Southwestern harvest tradition at El Rancho de las Golondrinas’ 2018 Harvest Festival.
No complaints at Sacred Garden
Snow White relaxes Joshua Lee and slows him down, but with little headiness, leading to a pleasant body high to fight minor aches and pains, then Strawberry Fields locks him into the couch.