Alibi V.28 No.2 • Jan 10-16, 2019

What’s the Matter with Belen?

City’s religious right would rather be broke than support feminist art

Belen struggles to fund their Judy Chicago Museum, due to the nature of the art. The problem? Seeing lady-bits might cause an uprising of angry mobs.

The Latest

Best of Burque Music 2019 Voting Is Underway

Nominations are in, vote daily until Feb. 27

Yes, music fans, the Third Annual Best of Burque Music Showcase is upon us. Nominations closed Feb. 8 and voting is now open through Feb. 27, 2019 at midnight. This is step two of a process that culminates in a fabulous performance event on March 30.

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Adventures in Modern Insuring

Even with coverage access can be labrynthine

Health insurance companies use proprietary trade secrets to decide whether to cover or deny payment for drugs. In an amazing coincidence, this just happens to result in patients ending up having to pay thousands of dollars per month.

Here Comes the Legislature!

60-day sesh ensures hijinks will ensue

Recreational cannabis, education reform and behavioral health are some of the things coming up in the 60-day-long legislative session.

Newscity

Mayor Keller said a progress report on the city needs to be updated; Environment Department will review a plan to investigate soil and groundwater contamination at a former meat packing facility; Questions about Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham's campaign ties have been raised over horse-racing track license.

Odds & Ends

Funny because “Why don't you die?” was repeatedly screamed at someone else.

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Erin Wade’s Wellness Philosophy

The Vinaigrette owner learns from the land (and from plenty of books)

“Farmer and restaurateur” isn’t the most common job description, but in the twenty teens having only one job is increasingly passé—not to mention economically difficult. The Vinaigrette in Albuquerque is only the tip of Erin Wade’s multi-city restaurant empire.

Meet Burque’s Canine Cookie Experts

Tailwaggin Temptations appeals to pups’ palates

Predicting what will appeal to a dog’s taste buds isn’t an exact science, but, says Kathy Wendt of Tailwaggin Temptations dog treat company, “dogs are always our best testers.”

Get Your Challah On

Second annual NoshFest this Sunday

Since Jewish people make up less than one percent of the Albuquerque population, NoshFest is a unique opportunity for the Jewish Community Center to share Jewish culture with the city.

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On the Basis of Sex

Courtroom drama lauds its subject for her role in the fight for equality

Anyone inclined to go see a biopic about Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the first place is going to be perfectly happy with On the Basis of Sex and its infectious optimism.

Atomic Monsters

This week we've got Super 8 Movie Night in the Nuclear Living Room and free screenings of Killing Games: Wildlife in the Crosshairs and Ant-Man and The Wasp.

Killing Time

“Deadly Class” on Syfy

Though it lacks the gonzo, over-the-top, hyperviolent stylings of Syfy’s other Image comic series, “Deadly Class” packs enough blood-soaked action to keep audiences interested.

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A Girl Fight, A Ball of Funk

The sunny wintertime shows

Thursday Night Girl Fight has been happening for nigh on 10 years; elsewhere in the universe, a ball of funk will soon descend from the Mothership and onto Burque.

Sonic Reducer

There are Radiohead references aplenty in this Week’s Sonic Reducer, which features new local work by St. Petersburg, Tom Foe and Apeirian Age.

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Fugelsang-a-lang-a-lang

Call and response with John Fugelsang and Danger K. Varoz

We wanted to interview comedian John Fugelsang, but we couldn't, so we got comedian Danger K. Varoz to interview some of his jokes instead.

Found Objects

Enjoy Matters of the Heart: Black Art Speaks, see comedians to raise money for a wheelcair pillow and then go audition for the Shakespeare Festival.

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Hemp is Legal

Here come the regulations

Last month, amid the holiday bustle and shutdown threats, President Donald Trump quietly legalized hemp by signing the 2018 Farm Bill.

News on the Green

New cannabis glossy magazines are popping up everywhere, and surprise, surprise, cannabis users rated it more favorably compared to pharmaceuticals in a number of areas.

Alibi V.28 No.1 • Jan 3-9, 2019

Welcome to the Jungle

A new governor forms her team

Now that New Mexico is free of La Tejana, let's take a look at some of the new forces binding and building back our wonderful state.

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Newscity

Lawmakers are pushing a number of bills aimed at improving safety and security on public school campuses; governor's social spending account will now be itemized and audited; N.M. population is growing more slowly than other Western states.

Odds & Ends

Funny because computer-measured toilet paper rations happen to someone else.

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The Radical We

Max Baptiste uses art to build community

When audio engineer Max Baptiste founded a video game company in Albuquerque with a couple of his friends, he had no idea it would profoundly change the way he saw the world, and inspire him to form a revolutionary new nonprofit aimed at eradicating prejudice through the arts.

Her Beautiful Blood

Mercedez Holtry unites city’s poets

Mercedez Holtry formed a collective of poets called Burque Revolt with one goal: Creating safe spaces for any and all poets, regardless of their identities or ages, to be heard.

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Resolutions

Patient enrollment continues to rise

Despite the gray fog that seemed to steal 2018 from many of us, strange leaps occurred in the weird world of cannabis that seem incredible now.

News on the Green

Altria, formerly known as Philip Morris, acquires Canadian cannabis company Cronos Group—plus the rise of cannabis science.

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Vice

Satirical biopic plays (dirty) politics

If you're inclined to laugh at the real-life hijinks of our country's various psychopathic politicos, then Vice just might get your vote.

Theatre Tour

Have a free, docent-led guided tour of the KiMo, retro-view "Breaking Bad," see Skyscraper and two back-to-back episodes of the local PBS documentary series "¡COLORES!"

Warner Warning

Media giant goes streaming

Hollywood continues to balkanize streaming, this time with WarnerMedia, whose new subscription-based service offers you exclusive access to ... hmm.

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Chef Jon Young’s BBQ Brainchild

ABQ BBQ is changing the way you think of barbecue

As soon as you walk in the door to ABQ BBQ, there's no mistaking you're any where else but New Mexico.

Less Wait, More Space

New Farmacy digs are a hit with their followers

The Farmacy, one of a handful of breakfast places in the city that have a fanatical following, has moved to an unlucky location on Central but you need not worry.

Alibi V.27 No.51 • Dec 20-26, 2018

Aquaman

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.

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Another Year Over

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.

The Year in How Things Seemed

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.

The Biggest Burque Food Stories of 2018

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.

A Bunch of Favourites

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.

Annual Baked Goods Awards

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

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The Worst Films of 2018

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.

Dialed In

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.

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Two Weeks’ Worth

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!

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All The Colors Came Out

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.

Newscity

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.

Odds & Ends

Funny because a fire-alarm-freaked-out Santa screams profanities at someone else.

A Troubled America

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.

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Our Own Colbert

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.

Call for Public Art

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.

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Nuevo Mexicano Done Right

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.

David Ruiz of Toltec Brewing

“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.

What Are Preserved Lemons?

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.

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Borderland Blues

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.