Alibi Volume 28, Number 11
March 14, 2019
Recreational Marijuana in 2020?
The tents were packed up. The elephants and donkeys have trouped back out to their homes on the range or in the mountains of the desert and back to the cities too. The circus was over, but recreational marijuana never made it into the ring-master’s inner circle.
New Mexico Environment Department has a plan
The New Mexico Environment Department is seeking public comment on its draft strategic plan to address the contamination and cleanup of the Kirtland jet fuel leak.
Democrats revisit recent successes and envision a hopeful future
Weekly Alibi met with Democratic Party communications director Joel Kasenetz and the current chair of the party, Marg Elliston to discuss the legislature, the state and the future.
Global warming must be addressed with urgency
Without a WWII-level effort to reduce CO2 emissions, we will soon approach a point where we can’t affect any meaningful change by controlling emissions, as the feedback loop cascades beyond control. Ignoring this problem is akin to waiting until the Nazi Wehrmacht is in Pennsylvania as opposed to France.
Luna County commissioners unanimously approved a county resolution backing the president's emergency; Española water levels tested high for nitrates in November but not in January; Armed security guards began patrolling Rio Rancho Public Schools campuses this week.
Funny because convergent anti-conformity happens to someone else.
The readers write about natural gas, the wall vs the Green New Deal and the need for policy-makers' financial disclosure.
Animated film folds art history lessons into Hitchcock-style thriller
Like all great works of art, your appreciation of Ruben Brandt, Collector may depend on what you bring to it. Watched as a casual, technically proficient imitation of a classic, Hitchcock-style move caper, it's a breezy, stylish diversion. Push past the surface and dive deep into its multiple layers and it's a Stendhal syndrome-inducing intellectual exercise.
This week there's the New Mexico Actors Showcase and screenings of Dinner at Eight and Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Funny Fest is looking for people and KiMo Theatre is offering guided tours.
“Shrill” on Hulu
“Shrill” balances its amusing pop cultural observations with some harsh realities about how cruel we can be—both to others and, ultimately, to ourselves.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Let’s get there soon
This is the week when time catches up, when there is light again, well past supper. The evening activities that await seem to stretch across the mind’s eye like the lonesome stretch of old Route 66 that trails off into nothingness at the edge of Burque.
We review new releases by Lindy Vision, Polyhedra and Rue Badly.
Forever Now: New Portraits by Andrew Fearnside
Weekly Alibi sat down with visual artist Andrew Fearnside to talk about community and what drives his interest in bringing community into his work.
Local comedian catches insults for cancer
Why on Earth would anyone invite a group of vicious local comedians to roast her in public?
This week, you can check out an Open Poetry Reading, Enchanted Coloring and Crafts, Antiquarian Book Fair and Yjastros 34: The Rise of Flamenco.
Molly Mendenhall aims for healthy soil and crop diversity
In her first year as a grower, Molly Mendenhall convinced 10 friends to support her budding occupation by signing up for her newly formed Community Supported Agriculture cooperative. And then “it just kind of spiraled,” she says. “I didn’t think it would become a career.”
Sweets and sandwiches at Three Little Birds
Three Little Birds is about as close to a deli as there is in Albuquerque. They do breakfast and lunch and, cleverly, stay open late to cater to the Tractor Brewing crowd as well. You can order at TLB, take a number and let them know that you’ll be at the brewery, and they’ll bring your order over to you.
House passes legalization bill
New Mexico House passes compromise bill to legalize cannabis, the 450-plant limit ruled arbitrary and inadequate and House also passes hemp bills to expand production and innovation.