Alibi Volume 28, Number 10
March 7, 2019
Fracking bill would stop drilling to investigate process
We asked citizen activists who had been at the Senate Conservation Committee hearing on SB 459 to stop by Alibi HQ and spend the morning telling us why fracking is so dang bad for New Mexico.
News & Opinion
Bernalillo County Commission has a busy month
Bernalillo County Commissioners heard good news about a 24-year-old lawsuit, expressed support for saving bees and toads, funded new behavioral health housing and affirmed the county is immigrant friendly, all as part of a busy February.
Apodaca dishes on statewide issues
We present part two of our long conversation with Jeff Apodaca, New Mexico citizen and acute political observer.
Board of Veterinary Medicine opposes bill that legalizes first responders giving first aid to animals; Sheriff Gonzales says he's taking part in 2nd Amendment sanctuary county movement; N.M. lawsuit against EPA can go forward.
Funny because opium-addicted parrots raid someone else.
A reader writes about the Electoral College.
Film & TV
Gaspar Noé gets down with his bad self in one freaky acid trip
Half Bob Fosse and half Marquis de Sade, Climax will be a torture test for the average moviegoer. But for those in the market for something unshakably original, this is one very bad trip you might want to check out for yourself.
This festy week has the Banff Mountain Film Festival, the March Indie Screening, CatVideoFest 2019 and the Italian Film & Culture Festival.
Tidbits from around the dial
CBS All Access is shaping up as the classic sci-fi lovers channel; Will Scheffer and Mark V. Olsen to adapt T.C. Boyle’s PEN/Faulkner Award-winning novel The Tortilla Curtain; Netflix is reviving childhood fave “The Baby-Sitters Club"; Disney’s proprietary streaming service will launch with “Book of Enchantment.”
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Your friends are gonna be there too
As the air around you heats up and life returns all greenly, graciously to foothills and river forests, so too does the volume on locally stacked banks of Marshall amplifiers get turned up a notch.
We review new releases by KBenally/LETSJUSB, Heaven For Less and a compilation from local label Blues Funeral Recordings.
Arts & Lit
Famed Chicana painter Póla López is back for Qué Chola exhibit
Born and raised in Las Vegas, N.M., Póla López nows lives in Los Angeles and is one of the best-loved painters in contemporary Chicanx art. She’s back in New Mexico this week, as one of her pieces is being featured in the Qué Chola exhibit at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
Comedian Will Spottedbear is back in Burque
We chat with joke-slinger Will Spottedbear, returning for a gig in Albuquerque where weird people try to act normal.
Local artists talk process
Lisa Valdes posed the question “What is your creative process like?” to four local artists. Here are the answers they gave.
New bar Wine.Dive has great food and diverse wine list
Wine.Dive's diverse but curated wine list makes for an easier experience without decision paralysis and the food menu is equally well-considered.
Reading is for chumps. Tune into these four food podcasts instead.
There’s a wealth of excellent storytelling about food happening these days, and podcasts seem to be the medium of choice.
Nostalgia, noses and Natural Rx
Mystery #1 takes Joshua Lee back in time, and Banana Liquor relieves ocular pressure and joint pain, leaving him in a dreamy, relaxed state.