Alibi V.27 No.45 • Nov 8-14, 2018

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

F is for Fraudulence

When you look at it in a certain light, all authors are liars, but there’s also something rebellious and cheeky about it and it’s this morally ambiguous middle-ground that Can You Ever Forgive Me? finds so fertile.

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Winter Guide 2018

We like our sunshine a lot here in the Land of Enchantment, but winter is a fine time as well. New Mexico boasts some excellent skiing locations and a host of top-notch cold-weather events, so don’t just bundle up and hide in front of your space heater this season. Head out to the four corners of our state in search of culture, food, sports and other entertaining activities.

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Stand and Deliver

New Mexico filmmakers show shorts and trailers and there are free screenings of A Place to Stand and Osimi. Physicist and mathematician Dave Thomas presents examples of “scientific animation”—that is, computer-generated movies to illustrate complex phenomena, optical illusions and more.

It’s Bricky

“LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars” on Disney XD

Most of “LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars"'s shorts clock in under five minutes and barely have room for a story. Clearly, they’re aimed at youngsters, who will appreciate the fast-paced shenanigans and the frequent slapstick comedy, but adults in the audience aren’t given a lot to digest.

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The Wonder Land of Yesterday

Modern Albuquerque investigates the city's architectural past

Modern Albuquerque currently regularly hosts two walking tours to introduce visitors and locals alike to modern architecture in the city, where new materials, new methods, new designs became symbolic of a departure from the era of World War II.

The Power of Story

Two Worlds brings the stories of women of color alive on stage

Telling My Story: Bridging Two Worlds gathered and workshopped stories from women of color to perform them on stage. Before its opening, Kim Gleason told Weekly Alibi about the importance of this project and Two Worlds' mission.

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Blame Canada

You’re screwing it up for everybody

Canada runs out of legal pot and resorts to black market to fill demand; Department of Health’s 450-plant limit ruled arbitrary and they’re also ordered to designation some distribution sites.

News on the Green

Midterm elections result in several states addressing cannabis reform and medical patient access. And Canada experiences a data breach involving cannabis customer’s information.

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An Election and Other News

The Information keeps coming

As we advance through what we genuinely hope will be a revisioning of American politics, ART, law enforcement, aquifer contamination and homelessness bubble on the civic stove.

APD Improves, Hope Works

Also, litter is out and cruising is okay

Albuquerque City Councilors plowed through a lengthy agenda sprinkled with cool cars, less litter and houses of hope.

Newscity

ART buses grounded due to mechanical problems, former Taxation and Revenue Secretary Demesia Padilla's embezzlement trial cleared to proceed and BLM protested over methane leaks and pollution.

Odds & Ends

Funny because a debtor doctor diagnosing dementia happens to someone else.

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Half of Deerhoof

Plus Chacon and Barnes

On the lookout for more sick sounds, our music critic has a brilliant Downtown concert encounter.

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La Belle Vie!

P’tit Louis Bistro sends you to Paris for a night

If you prefer traditional French over more experimental fusion or updated takes on the cuisine, then you'll find plenty to love at P'tit Louis Bistro.

“Salt Fat Acid Heat”

Samin Nosrat invites you to her table

In no way is Samin Nosrat’s new Netflix miniseries “Salt Fat Acid Heat” an overtly political show, but you wouldn’t know that by reading the reviews.

Weekly Specials

Get involved in your local food scene, because it becomes that much better when we’re all taking part. You can start by checking out these events this week.

Alibi V.27 No.44 • Nov 1-7, 2018

You Go, Grrrl!

Michelle Lujan Grisham gets ready to rock

Weekly Alibi chatted with the gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham. With less than a week to go before the election happens, Grisham is confident and enthused. She’s up in the polls and ready to rock.

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Martin Heinrich for US Senate

Senator clearly represents our state’s future

Martin Heinrich has grown into his job as a statesman representing not only Albuquerque, but the entire state. To lose that respected experience at this most critical time in our country’s history would not only be a blow to all New Mexicans, but the United States as well.

God Bless You, Mr. Gary

Johnson’s bid for Senate is impenetrable

August March and Gary Johnson talked for about 20 minutes. A lot of it was contentious. Gary got ornery, emotional and cussed …

Watchful Eyes

Body cams at forefront of sheriff's race

While Bernalillo County Sheriff candidates Manuel Gonzales and Lou Golson appear to share similar views on a number of issues facing the county, one place where they differ significantly is their opinion of the use of body cams.

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Suspiria

Remake of cult horror classic engages in mesmerizing, confounding dance of death

Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria remake is ravishing, challenging, dark, erotic, gruesome, punishing and pretentious all at once—the sort of film that neatly divides audiences into “didn’t get it” and “gotta see it again to figure it all out” camps.

Another One Bites the …

See Coco, go to the Spooktacular Night“mare” at the Museum or see Bohemian Rhapsody with Rhapsody Bohemian Pilsner and an I’m Just a Po’ Boy Steak Sandwich. Oh, and the Las Cruces International Film Festival submission deadline is here.

Witching Hour

“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” on Netflix

Though “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” rejects traditional fundamentalist Satanism, the preachiness doesn't bog down the show’s overall sense of horrifying fun. With the frequent bloodletting, hints of sexual activity and wall-to-wall demonic shenanigans—it’s clear this is not your grandparents’ Sabrina.

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Evan + Zane = Rock

Jamming with Evan Rachel Wood and Zane Carney

In which our intrepid Weekly Alibi music critic stumbles into a fab conversation with Evan Rachel Wood and Zane Carney.

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Infidel and Inclusivity

Image title raises the bar for mainstream stories

Infidel makes its stand first and foremost as a bone-chilling ghost story with tension so masterfully paced, you will be hard pressed to put it down.

What's That?

It’s international theater in the heart of ABQ

Ahead of Teatr-Pralnia's premiere performance, members of the troupe exchanged some emails with us about the meaning of “TseSho?” and what it feels like to share it with the world.

Día de los Artes

A Thirst for Justice opens at Three Sisters Kitchen

A Thirst for Justice visualizes and honors lives impacted and lost due to water contamination through the traditional craft of papel picado—a Mexican folk art of paper cut with intricate patterns.

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I Want to Live at Modern General

New Erin Wade restaurant serves diner food with modern touch

This overall vibe that Modern General has going on definitely has a lot to do with its appeal. Thankfully, the food is as lovely and satisfying as the restaurant itself.

What I Missed While I Was Away

A love letter to Robin’s most frequented joints in Burque

After being away from New Mexico for several weeks, Robin Babb loves some of the local joints more than ever.

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News on the Green

Researchers have concluded that male and female cannabis users are affected quite differently by consumption of the same cannabis, and teens and young adults who abstain from cannabis have improved … uh, what was it again?

Alibi V.27 No.43 • Oct 25-31, 2018

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Skull to Skull

An interview with Glenn Danzig

Glenn Danzig, The King of Creepy himself, took time amidst his latest world tour to reminisce with Weekly Alibi about the last decades in the scene and what we can expect from him in the next year.

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Bringing That Fire

Cannabis questions in Governor's race

We won't really know what the future governor will do about legalizing cannabis until we see a bill cross their desk and get signed or vetoed. Right now it's all theory. We can make some guesses, though.

One of Us

Here's another Cannabis Manual, full of tidbits you can repeat at parties. Your friends will think you're obsessed and you'll want to shake them until they listen. Every once in an odd moon, you'll come across someone else. They'll make eye contact with you…

A Little Personal Growth

An interview with Franci Bailey

You'll need more than a green thumb and a personal production license to start growing your own medical cannabis plants. Franci Bailey, gardener at CG, gave us some pointers on starting a successful home grow operation.

Hemp Blues

An interview with Michael Chappelear

It's been over a year since growing hemp for research was legalized in New Mexico, and the Department of Agriculture seems to finally be starting the process of introducing hemp production. Michael Chappelear, the spokesperson for the New Mexico Hemp Association, spoke with us about the subject.

Eggs in a Pan

Study says cannabis is bad for growing brains

It's common sense not to let teenagers smoke cannabis. That's because the brain isn't fully matured until around age 25 and the last thing to develop is the prefrontal cortex.

Confessions of an American Weed Eater

The nutritional side of cannabis

Generally when you hear talk of “eating” cannabis, it's concerning edibles—THC-infused goodies that will blast you to the moon if you aren't careful. Thanks to the psychotropic and medicinal values of marijuana, the plant's nutritional value has been ignored by most.

Law of the Land

An interview with Carlos N. Martinez, Esq.

State cannabis-related business laws aren't as simple as you might have thought. Carlos N. Martinez, Esq. of Legal Solutions of New Mexico, LLC, discusses how cannabis laws affect family and business law litigation.

Good Luck at the Races

Gubernatorial debate offers “clear” delineation

New Mexico gubernatorial candidates faced off in a televised debate, and when questioned about recreational cannabis Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham took a huge swig from her water bottle and Rep. Steve Pearce just smirked.

CBD and Synergy

An interview with Paul Thacher

Paul Thacher is a botanist and supplement broker who has been involved in the CBD and cannabis industry since the '70s. We asked him to help us better understand the darling of cannabis media: CBD.

Remedial Math

The hunt for THC

It's way easier to come up with a list of funny names for good weed than it is to quantify what good weed is. It should be easy. THC gets you high, so you want to see bigger THC numbers, right?

News on the Green

The trash can in the Toronto airport for travelers to dispose of their excess cannabis is not a “free weed bin,” despite a social media posting. And industry journalism website Cannabis Wire is on a public health mission.

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Election 2018 Update

County races, bond issues and amendments, version 2.0

The midterm elections are less than two weeks away and early voting has already started. Here's what's happening with the county races, bond issues and amendments.

Newscity

Wayne Johnson is looking to turn his state auditor appointment into something longer term.

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Halloween

Familiar fright film comes out slashing

Halloween has got energy, style, a couple of fresh ideas and a bunch of gruesome murders. It’s good, all right; but it’s not great. Should it be? Does it have to be?

The Silent Treatment

Among this week's terrors are the The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Practical Magic, Bad Clowns and the Haunted KiMo Tour.

The Boo Tube

Halloween around the dial

Here’s a look at what’s haunting the airwaves this week.

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From Tejas with Love

Edgar Winter talks about his mother, musical magic and hip-hop too

Weekly Alibi has an enchanting chat with seminal rock multi-instrumentalist Edgar Winter.

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Stories Never Die

Doña Sebastiana rides on in the work of Ray John de Aragón

In Haunted Santa Fe, Ray John de Aragón makes a very conscious attempt not just to deliver thrills, but to provide the historical context of these stories.

The Witching Hour

Something Wicked this way comes!

There is a moral to the story of Wicked, and the main point might be distilled down to this: There's always more to the story.

Found Objects

Go to "Walking with Poets" or a lecture on honesty or Robert D. Kidera's book signing or The Magazine launch party.

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Eat Your Meat!

A preamble for seasonal carnivores

August and Samantha hunt for steaks and burgers.

The Gardener Grows

Diversify your garden today!

In which Alibi special correspondent Steven Luthy gets all horticultural …