Alibi Volume 28, Number 09
February 28, 2019
News & Opinion
Proposed ban expensive, but may save Earth
Toss that straw and it could add to the at least 8 million pieces of plastic added daily to the oceans, contributing to an estimated 269,000 tons of mini, micro, small and large clumps of plastics filling up our oceans. While we are not an ocean community, our fragile desert landscape is filling up with plastics just as fast. But do paper containers or bags work well for transporting liquid red or green chile?
An update on governance in New Mexico
With two weeks left at this year’s state legislative session, Weekly Alibi provides an update on the bills that we ranted about at the end of last month.
Former UNM athletic director Paul Krebs appears to face fraud charges; Governor and Metro Court Chief Judge tell ICE to stop arresting people in courthouse; Cannon Air Force Base contaminates dairy cows.
Funny because a booby trap set by "a genius, like Stewie" scares someone else.
The readers write about not being stupid, cringy videos and Obama not being the Messiah.
Film & TV
German director examines the war of art
As an Oscar-nominated epic conflating art and history, Never Look Away is impressive in size and scope, but shortcuts keep this film from being a penetrating, nuanced work.
This week in Albuquerque you should see two PBS “¡COLORES!” documentaries or 9 to 5 on a big screen. Up in Santa Fe there's The Providers and the “NMFF Indie Screening."
“Whiskey Cavalier” on ABC
"Whiskey Cavalier" is exactly what you’d get if you crammed a bunch of “Moonlighting” scripts and a couple of Roger Moore era James Bond movies into a blender and filmed the slurry that plopped out after a quick purée.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
If the sweat pours out, just shout
This week you should listen to John 5, Dust City Opera, Lone Piñon, Kikagaku Moyo and, of course, go to Carnaval Latino 2019.
Ron Campbell draws pop culture
Roll up for the Ron Campbell Exhibit next week at Weem’s; it’ll be gear!
We review new releases by Strange Magic, TAHNZZ and Alien Space Kitchen.
Arts & Lit
Vicente Telles grapples with growing fame
When you call Vicente Telles an artist, he seems surprised that anyone would place this word upon him, even though he makes a good living doing nothing but painting.
Ballet Rep Shines in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Ballet Repertory Theatre of New Mexico is once again staging the full-length classical ballet A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the KiMo Theatre, and you gotta see it.
Poet Jennifer Givhan writes us a thing
When you’re writing about a writer as deft and decorated as Albuquerque’s Jennifer Givhan, the most sensible thing to do is to throw 10 ingredient words at her, and ask her to cook you something to put in the paper.
The Shop turns into nightshift on Friday and Saturday nights
There is something unshakably punk and unpretentious about The Shop’s demeanor, despite all the critical praise and popularity, and they've pared down their menu to nothing but the greatest hits. And then on Friday and Saturday nights, The Shop becomes nightshift …
Fiery Foods Show founder Dave Dewitt on the spiciest show on Earth
Over 30 years ago after covering a chile pepper festival in the Las Cruces area, Dave Dewitt realized he had the skills and the connections to make a spicy foods trade show happen: Fiery Foods.
A chile pepper concoction for you to make at home
Dave Dewitt, the founder of the Fiery Foods Show, was kind enough to share one of his many hot sauce recipes with Alibi readers.
Marijuana legislation in N.M.
The Roundhouse is splitting at the seams with cannabis-related Legislature this year. Count them: 13 bills are on the table relating to marijuana or hemp. Let's take a run at the most pertinent pieces of legislation.