Alibi Volume 28, Number 15
April 11, 2019
News & Opinion
Changing laws and culture to limit access
New Mexico has a joined rarefied group, becoming the 20th state to require background checks for private gun sales and the surrender of weapons by domestic abusers.
On humanity, mercy and maybe even justice
Refugees turned themselves in at the border near El Paso, seeking asylum. Between days of poor conditions in custody and their immigration court date, Albuquerque Interfaith helps them find temporary relief.
Valerie Plame considering running for the US Senate in New Mexico; Lujan Grisham names Tim Johnson for New Mexico State Police Chief; New Mexico State University Board of Regents approved a 6 percent tuition increase.
Funny because Skrillex-induced temperance happens to someone else.
The readers write about pollution.
Film & TV
Animated adventure looks to the classics for inspiration
Lovingly rendered, swiftly paced and tenderhearted to a fault, Missing Link is an entertaining comic adventure for audiences of all ages.
This week there's Experiments in Cinema v14.2, The Climate Disruption Film Festival and Some Like It Hot.
“In the Dark” on The CW
"In the Dark" has no lack of talent, but is too desperate to mash up disparate genres and to impress us with its dark humor and prickly characters.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
M.O. Music reps Burque hip-hop
Weekly Alibi chats with M.O. Music about rap.
We review new releases by Rahim AlHaj and Black Unicorn.
Arts & Lit
Ananke by Viola Arduini
Ananke is an intertwined work in three parts. The first is the bacteria with Nina's story inserted using CRISPR. The second is the photographs that offer physical evidence. The third is the soundscape of the p53 gene translated into music.
Playwright shines light on Indian Country sexual violence in 1N2IAN
Weekly Alibi sat down with playwright Jay B. Muskett to talk about 1N2IAN, a play to tell the tale and raise awareness of the fact that over 50 percent of Native women have experienced sexual abuse.
This week, there's Icons and Symbols of the Borderlands, The Symphony of Sleep: Sleep and the Brain, the UnAmerican Comedy Show, John Mulvany: All Things are: Impermanent Imperfect Incomplete and Free Range Art: Creativity Without Limits.
You don’t find local barbeque like this often.
You absolutely have to check Nexus Blue Smokehouse out. Good barbeque is easy, but great barbeque proves a far rarer find.
An Hy Quan fills 505 niche
Dan Pennington didn't know vegan food could be this good.
Frenchish and Marble Brewery jointly celebrate their birthdays and Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro has their Brunch Prix Fixe Tasting Menu Event. More variety is coming to Isotopes Park and CBD and cannabis-infused dishes are the next big trend.
STATES bill and bipartisanship
New Mexico decriminalized possession of marijuana and a bipartisan group of lawmakers reintroduced a bill into the House and Senate that would protect the cannabis industry in states where it's been legalized. Joshua Lee finds Back to the Future perfect for those suffering from pain, inflammation or sleeplessness.