Alibi Volume 28, Number 16
April 18, 2019
News & Opinion
Rep’s appearance at film festival emphasizes emergency
US Representative Deb Haaland advocated small changes in personal usage at the Climate Disruption Film Festival, but but where were the millennials?
A very dark week in a bright city
The root problems that lead to Albuquerque's recent uptick in senseless violence have yet to be confronted and controlled, and have sometimes been ignored and dismissed even as their consequences continue to wreak havoc.
Council handles local and global issues
Albuquerque city political leaders have been busy this April, passing a more effective police oversight ordinance, saying no to some single-use plastics, and pondering the mayor’s proposed $1.1 billion budget.
A facility for storing and shipping radioactive waste at LANL is operating for the first time in five years; Environmental Defense Fund released evidence that New Mexico's methane emissions are climbing thanks to increased oil and gas production in the Permian Basin; Federal lawmakers visited to collect testimonies from advocates looking to restrict oil and gas drilling near Native American cultural sites.
Funny because botched penis enlargement surgeries happen to someone else.
Film & TV
Historical political drama proves social injustice is nothing new
Peterloo is pointed, immersive, unyielding and purposefully timely but it demands a great deal of sympathy and patience from its audience.
This week there's the Taos Environmental Film Festival, Animal Crackers, Wall-E and The Unruly Mystic: John Muir.
Disney+ delivers the details
At “Investor Day” Disney revealed the clearest picture yet of Disney+, the studio’s long-gestating plan to rival Netflix.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Skating Polly arrives at the end of rock
Weekly Alibi talks with Skating Polly about music, politics and life in America.
We review new releases by Def-i and Robert Bruce Jackson Caruthers.
Arts & Lit
Robert Stokowy’s Structures (Albuquerque)
Weekly Alibi sat down with Robert Stokowy, who came from Berlin to install Structures (Albuquerque), near one of his pieces opening this weekend at the Rio Grande Nature Center to get a better idea about land art, soundscapes and how Stokowy’s work empowers each of us to make our own art.
A Painting Adventure on the Southwest Chief
En Train Air-1 began in Chicago as six celebrated American representational outdoor painters boarded the Southwest Chief to begin the 2,265-mile journey, making painting stops in La Junta, Trinidad, Raton, Las Vegas, Lamy and then do a show at McLarry Fine Art in Santa Fe.
This week, check out Semana Cervantina, the poetry of Rich Boucher, Othello: The Remix, Rumors and EARTH: A panel discussion about art & ecopedagogy.
Pollito Con Papas II nails the mark with quality
Pollito Con Papas II offers something unique and different for Albuquerque, with a love of food and every dish being a standout option that won't let you down.
Traditional is king in the SW
We learn about carne seca and how it's made from Old Santa Fe Trail Beef Jerky.
Winning Coffee is closing, Meow Wolf is hosting A Feast for the Senses, there will be an egg hunt in Downtown, and the ABQ Biopark hosts Like An Animal: The Grazing and Sex Tour.
THC testing follows the dodo
The governor signed a bill to update the medical marijuana program (including a big change to limit discrimination against patients by their employers), and Joshua Lee learns about eating fatty foods with edible cannabis and then relaxes with Unicorn Poop.
Nowhere to go but up
We're experiencing a time of high weirdness in America, and the best plan is probably just to duck and cover until that madness passes. In the mean time, let's get educated about this wonderful plant we love so much.
Cannabis in the Roundhouse
During this year's 60-day legislative session, we saw a fair number of cannabis-related bills being considered by the state's lawmakers. A number of good bills were shot down, but plenty of important ones were passed.
Employers consider dropping the test
If you've applied for a job in the last 20 years, you've probably had the pleasure of peeing into a cup and delivering the warm receptacle to a friendly person in a lab coat. It never makes for a fun morning.
Banking on marijuana
After years of growth, the medical and recreational cannabis markets have become a major economic force in our nation, but these business owners still face the problem of finding a bank that will take their money.
Avoiding the ban
Despite the growing acceptance of marijuana across the nation (and especially in California), tech companies seem to have it out for the plant.
As a cannabis grower, you determine your strains, grow out your favorite phenotypes and add whatever nutrients or lack thereof as you see fit. Use this guide as your first step before growing, so you can become the cannabis maven you were meant to be.
Cannabis and your lungs
Light to moderate cannabis smoking has not been shown to have any lasting negative effects on the lungs.
A puzzling relationship
Cannabis probably won't cause you to develop psychosis … unless you were already prone to develop psychosis.
On cannabis and paranoia
Joshua Lee asked a few patients if they'd ever experienced the feeling of paranoia when using cannabis, and to describe it.
Here's a list of strains for the spring that make our tails wag and our eyes light up.
The rise of Cantheism
High Times published a piece profiling Chris Conrad, cannabis activist, career expert witness and founder of Cantheism, a modern religion that regards marijuana not only as a sacrament, but as an object of devotion.
Improper storage is ruining your buds
Protect your cannabis from air and light.