Alibi Volume 28, Number 03
January 17, 2019
News & Opinion
Legislation would create a self-insuring state
We interview Max Bartlett, chair of the group working on the Health Security Act, which would have the state set up one large health insurance pool for all N.M. citizens.
City and county government news you can use
With the 525,600 minutes of 2019 ticking away, the Bernalillo County Commission and the Albuquerque City Council held their first meet ups of the New Year.
An order that eased restrictions on natural gas well locations was suspended last week; hundreds of New Mexicans employed by the federal government have applied for unemployment; City of Albuquerque wants to transform the empty Rail Yards in Downtown into a campus for film students.
Funny because a smartphone-empowered Antichrist happens to someone else.
Film & TV
Keanu Reeves goes old school in retrograde sci-fi thriller
Replicas feels more like a Syfy Channel “mockbuster” parody of a sci-fi film than an actual sci-fi film. The effects grow increasingly junky, and the whole thing devolves into a poorly staged string of chases scenes involving lots of interchangeable guys in black suits with guns.
This week, see Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, The Spy Who Came In From the Cold and a new local shorts showcase.
“Black Monday” on Showtime
“Black Monday” takes viewers back to Oct. 19, 1987, when the worst stock market crash in Wall Street history wiped out economies across the globe.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
The local music scene is better if you’re there
There are heaps of great shows that are part of scene that is part of your city, so Show Up!
Arts & Lit
Sparrow Dance Productions seeks to heal community trauma through dance
Christina Daly-Smith founded Sparrow Dance Productions for healing community trauma.
Sarah Viren’s award-winning essays
The connecting thread among all the essays in Mine seems to be the concept of ownership. What does it mean to own a thing? How do things come into our ownership? What happens when we realize we do not own the things we believed we owned? What can be owned? And by whom?
After Comic Con, go see the Sandhill Cranes and then write a poem because the Open Space Visitor Center wants your poetry.
Indigo Crow delivers satisfying small plates and sammies
Indigo Crow passes the off-hour reconnaissance test, suitable for a special occasion brunch with drinks or a fancy dinner for your favorite folks.
“High-quality dark chocolate” sets the shop apart
Chocolate Cartel specializes in locally-made high-quality dark chocolate, with a variety of unique ingredients like New Mexico chile and lavender mixed into some bars.
Diets suck. These goals don’t.
All of us could approach food with more flexibility and joy in 2019. Here are some diet-related new year’s resolutions, guilt- and deprivation-free.
Figuring it out at Seven Clover
Joshua Lee gets an appetite and novel trains of thought with Reba, and Ice Cream Cake provides a blissful state of painless limbo—a formless awareness adrift in a trance. Then Strawberry Blonde gets his feet moving.