Alibi Volume 27, Number 45
November 8, 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.
News & Opinion
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.
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.
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.
Funny because a debtor doctor diagnosing dementia happens to someone else.
Film & TV
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.
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.
“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.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Plus Chacon and Barnes
On the lookout for more sick sounds, our music critic has a brilliant Downtown concert encounter.
Rundgren’s unpredictable mastery of song
Weekly Alibi chats with mystery music man and magician Todd Rundgren.
Arts & Lit
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.