Alibi Volume 28, Number 02
January 10, 2019
News & Opinion
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.
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.
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.
Funny because “Why don't you die?” was repeatedly screamed at someone else.
The readers write about the readers writing. We respond, asking them to write more.
Film & TV
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.
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.
“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.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
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.
There are Radiohead references aplenty in this Week’s Sonic Reducer, which features new local work by St. Petersburg, Tom Foe and Apeirian Age.
Arts & Lit
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.