Alibi Volume 28, Number 17
April 25, 2019
Once again we turned to our well-traveled, well-informed, well-bred readers and asked them to inform us, for a change, about their favorite places and people in Albuquerque.
News & Opinion
Party politics pivot toward the center
Senator Udall’s retirement news was followed by a lot of rumbling in the Democratic party as ambitions and alliances came to the surface.
The bright side of this week’s news
With the publication of Best of Burque 2019, we thought this would also be an appropriate time to mention the best of what is happening in this city and how much has already been turned around as we progress toward a future we can all live with, in peace and prosperity.
Some New Mexico schools are struggling to comply with new K-5 Plus standards; authorities in Otero county are asking that the governor reinstate interior border checkpoints that were closed down earlier this month; despite a ban implemented by the Trump administration, transgender troops will be able to serve in New Mexico's National Guard.
Funny because a dirtier-than-dog hair mass on one's face happens to someone else.
A reader writes that per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are not the leading cause of cancer.
Film & TV
Familiar indie comedy invites some odd guests to the party
Family is a mild cultural curiosity for parents, who will no doubt pepper their kids with questions afterward. Good luck with that. Woot, woot.
The Princess and the Frog, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Instant Family are on screens this week, and locally-made "Pozole" captured the Best Narrative Short Film award.
Tidbits from Around the Dial
TV News: Spike Lee's See You Yesterday, Amazon's "The Boys", Showtime's "The Loudest Voice" and DC Direct's "Titans"
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
We review new releases by Blitzar, Peaceful Dissident and Cactus Warmuth.
Arts & Lit
Ryan Singer’s Childhood Mythologies
The future may be as bright as his pallet for painter Ryan Singer, but the mythologies in his work can be recognized from a past not so long ago, from a place not so far away.
New fashion from Darin Jamal Tom debuts
Weekly Alibi spoke with Darin Jamal Tom, a fashion designer with roots in his culture but a commitment to couture, bringing young, chic, wearable fashion to this year’s Gathering of Nations.
This week, check out Contemporary Art Journalism Then & Now, Burque Revolt Poetry Slam Battle, Hiding in the Open and the Shakespeare 505 Iambithon.
Keep rolling, rolling, rolling, rolling dough
By making fresh biscuit dough and finding new ways to integrate it into traditional dishes, Stripes Biscuit Co. is carving out their own distinct identity in the local foodscape.
Up your game and brew less crappy coffee
Through local coffee professional Amanda Turpin's extensive knowledge of the brewing process, we’ve found a way to turn your office cup of coffee into something worth drinking.
This week, try Herbfest 2019, Rail Yards Market reopening, Zinc's Parlez-Vous Francais? dinner and Dungeons and Dragons and Drinking.
NM case raises intoxication questions
Difficulties arise in adjudicating marijuana impairment; regular cannabis users require more sedation during surgical procedures; Kosher Tangie relieves pain.