Alibi Volume 28, Number 04
January 24, 2019
A tale of two visions
Educators and lawmakers are coming out of the woodwork to greet a Legislature primed to change the tree called public education in New Mexico from the roots down below to the leaves up above.
News & Opinion
The state of the House
Weekly Alibi takes a look at legislation coming out of the lower chamber of the Roundhouse.
Court ruling sets stage for education reform
With a billion dollars up for grabs and a stinging District Court decision to live up to, education is front and center at the 2019 New Mexico Legislature.
The controversial PARCC is being replaced by an older test; N.M.'s child poverty rate continues to be one of the worst in the nation; a large number of public educators have quit mid-year.
Funny because Adolph Hitler appropriating your symbol happens to someone else.
A reader writes about Trump and New Mexico being used as a political football.
Film & TV
Genial showbiz biopic examines aging comics, changing times
Stan & Ollie is a film about passion, about loving what you do so much that you can’t give up on it no matter what happens. There’s a lot of laughter to be found, as well as a tear or two.
See The Queen of Spain at NHCC, a “sing-along” Grease screening and The LEGO Movie in 3D at DynaTheater.
“Roswell, New Mexico” on The CW
Star-crossed romance, sci-fi thriller, murder mystery: “Roswell, New Mexico” isn’t sure which genre it wants to commit itself to.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
So dance on fire as it intends
This week, you can see Thollem, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, Peter Murphy and Robb Bank$.
Arts & Lit
Acclaimed Baldwin documentary dogged by accusations of bi-erasure
I Am Not Your Negro has been lauded and applauded for its many merits by mainstream critics; but others take issue with its erasure of James Baldwin’s sexuality.
Instagram democratizes New Mexico photography
Ansel Adams once said of New Mexico that it was “the most completely beautiful place I have ever seen.” It should come as no surprise, then, that with the radical democratization of visual art afforded by the internet in recent years there has been a blossoming of photographic talent native to this state.
Entire staff of Warehouse 508 laid off without notice
In a move Friday that stunned the local arts community, the board of directors for New Mexico Xtreme Sports Association, Inc. (NMXSports) laid off the entire management team of its arts wing, Warehouse 508, effective immediately.
New Bosque Brewing in Bernalillo expands food menu, provides haven for the outdoorsy
Sip a pint on the patio at Bosque Brewing’s latest venue and you’ll be awestruck by the spectacular sight of the Rio Grande Bosque and the Sandia Mountains.
Gourmet doughnut shop opens their double-decker bus for business
It’s certainly hard to miss the double-decker bus now parked at the corner of Central and Bryn Mawr, which is exactly what Coy and Sara Trammel were hoping when they opened up Bristol Doughnut Co.
It’s never too late to learn how to cook (or how to cook better), and there are a hundred reasons why you should. Thankfully there are cooking classes offered through UNM’s Continuing Education department year-round.
American colleges look to cannabis education
In Half Baked, Dave Chappelle's character asks his marijuana dealer, “What? Did you go to weed college?”—a joke that no longer makes any sense, because cannabis classes have actually been popping up at colleges.