Alibi Volume 27, Number 51
December 20, 2018
Local news expands to fill pages and lives
What can we say about 2018? We took a stroll through Weekly Alibi’s body of coverage of local governing bodies for the year, and here’s what went down in our lovely town.
2018 in art imitating life and vice versa
In 2018, Maggie Grimason stepped out of her life and into art, the world and—wait, what's this doing out here?—her life.
2018 was the year the fermentation craze reached its peak in the form of The Noma Guide to Fermentation cookbook and the year the whole world learned about how amazing Viet-Cajun food is thanks to “Ugly Delicious” on Netflix.
The top 10 films of 2018
If you didn’t see these 2018 films in theaters, feel free to hunt them down now and see what all the fuss is about.
Lo que fue en Burque
August March reminisces about a music scene whose fecundity is matched by its vigorous variety.
Our favorite dispensaries and strains
Navigating the mess of medicines and providers is a chore unto itself, and we know sometimes you just need a little help from your friends. These were our favorite Albuquerque strains and dispensaries this year
News & Opinion
Implementation, technology and ART
Possible flaws in the electric bus breakup process are examined.
The wide nets of news coverage converge
Among the Albuquerque news that we haven't covered much yet are the Catholic Church, nuclear weapons and crime.
Lead counsel at New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty Gail Evans proposed raising teachers' pay by nearly $10,000 a year; Environment Department issued a notice of violation to the US Air Force for contaminating groundwater around a base near Clovis; nearly half of the city's massive backlog of untested rape kits have been processed since last year.
Funny because a fire-alarm-freaked-out Santa screams profanities at someone else.
The readers write about scary caravans, a wall that will finally let us feel safe and a left-wing socialist commie-fascist libbietard threat, which menaces our psyches every waking moment in between our hopeless attempts to sleep through a merciless, unending nightmare of crooked-Hillaryan America-hating.
Film & TV
Bright direction and epic action keeps watery superhero afloat
Aquaman is a breezy blend of mythology and sci-fi, delivered to audiences with a winking sense of humor.
We love you, Hollywood, but sometimes you can be so cruel. Here are the top 10 transgressions Hollywood made in the name of cinema in 2018.
The Best TV of 2018
What was the best TV of 2018? Among 400 channels, several thousand websites and a whole bunch of digital streaming services, here are a few that stood out.
Two weeks’ worth of highlights from around the controller.
Half the space, twice the shows
Fine fine local shows, from punk to jazz, are part of this town’s holiday gift to you, Alibi readers!
A winter sans Faygo yields a solo tour
Weekly Alibi has a miraculous chat with ICP’s Violent J.
Arts & Lit
The city’s top comedian now has her own talk show
Kendra Jean Brand, the new host of the popular public-access talk show, “The New Mexican Inquisition,” makes people laugh through political satire.
Westside group seeks artists
The West Central Community Development Group has issued a call for artists to submit their work to be considered for display on banners that will hang from street lights along west Central.
Get to know Alisa Valdes, our new Arts & Literature Editor.
Cantina Nueva’s fresh and modern take on New Mexican
Cantina Nueva has gone in a good direction with their freshened up takes on Mexican and New Mexican dishes, and Albuquerque will be glad for the new dining options.
“My fondest memories are centered around the kitchen table”
About six years ago David Ruiz moved to Albuquerque, and has since fallen in love with New Mexico. In that short time he’s found massive success as a chef.
Not just for tagine anymore
The attractiveness and the salty-tartness of preserved lemons have made them something of an “it” food over the past few years, and more cooks are starting to use it in dishes outside of its usual North African culinary background.
Too much at Pecos Valley Production
Joshua Lee is disappointed by Wonder Woman, gets a case of the sillies with Cheeisenberg and braves an interior Border Patrol checkpoint.