Alibi Volume 28, Number 14
April 4, 2019
Phase Two runs through April 10
Yes, sports fans, the final round of Best of Burque has begun! Cast your votes March 27 through April 10 up to once per day to push your choices to the top of the polls. It’s the one time when “vote early and vote often” can lead to victory instead of a prison term, so pump up the volume and make that social media diaspora happen. Free the butterflies of promotion and let them migrate to potential voters far and wide. Or something like that. Behold, we give you the Best of Burque 2019 Reader’s Choice Ballot!
Commission provides reasoned leadership
During the unpredictable month of March, Bernalillo County Commissioners put the ink to a $45 million renovation of their new digs, honored some top-notch high school basketball players and stayed strong and silent on the backlash against statewide firearm background check legislation.
Profitable wells equal global warming
On a late March weekend, State Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard headed out to the Permian Basin to visit oil wells on state trust lands. Not one facility visited didn’t have visible (with a FLIR camera) emissions pouring out from pipes or seeping out of valves.
PED will remove "More Rigorous Intervention” designation from four of the state's schools; Aztec City Commission meeting to decide if the town should become a second amendment “sanctuary” became so heated that police ended it early; Albuquerque Open Space Division acquired 38 acres of protected land.
Funny because Pepsi deprivation syndrome happens to someone else.
A reader writes about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.
Chinese gangster saga evolves with its country’s economic history
Minimalist in nature and almost documentary-like in its visuals, Ash Is Purest White is a surprisingly light and engaging journey—one that evolves from revamped gangster film to contemplative character story to quietly observational look at modernity and the various discontents that come with it.
This week, there are poetry-themed “¡Colores!” documentaries, American Graffiti on the big screen, “The Power of Story: Storytellers Game Show” and training for working in films' art departments.
“Abby’s” on NBC
“Abby’s” tries to wed old school sitcom structure with edgy content, but the humor is just too mild to qualify as “edgy” or particularly “funny.”
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
The Tree of Life beckons band
Weekly Alibi has a conversation with Burque band SuperGiant.
We review new records by Lowercase Noises and DJ Teach.
The American Midwest and Chelsea Darter
In the American Midwest, things have changed. Chelsea Darter grew up there and is now looking through her lens at little pieces of what is recognizable, and much that has turned into something less. Is it a broken landscape undergoing economic decay and political contraction, or a wounded king barely doing his once noble job?
Arts Hub Presents Sonder: Transformations
Transformation is something of an uber-theme at Arts Hub, with an end goal of building community and a process for now of producing shows like Sonder: Transformations that are unlike those commonly found in New Mexico.
This week there's The Flick, Kukani (Red) Paintings on the Wall, Burque Revolt Poetry Slam LAST Chance SLAM and Sale of the Bowls for Soup is Love Project.
Quit sharing your garbage meals on social media
Much like a car accident, it’s hard to look away from food disasters on the internet.
Eric McBride is well-known for a reason
Dan Pennington attends a NM Renaissance Celtic Festival masquerade ball fundraiser and enjoys a full four-course traditional Celtic meal made by chef Eric McBride.
Coming up, there's the Taste of Nob Hill, 505 Food Fight, Hempowered Pineapple Gose limited release and possible market interference which would result in higher prices on fruits and veggies.
Drugstores Plan to Carry CBD
CVS and Walgreens want to start carrying hemp-derived CBD products on their shelves; New Mexico will add opioid use disorder to qualifying conditions for medical cannabis; Dreamin' OG makes Joshua Lee's aches and pains a distant memory at the cost of focus.