Alibi V.28 No.17 • April 25-May 1, 2019

Driving Discourse

NM case raises intoxication questions

Difficulties arise in adjudicating marijuana impairment; regular cannabis users require more sedation during surgical procedures; Kosher Tangie relieves pain.

feature

Best of the Best (of Burque)

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.

music

Sonic Reducer

We review new releases by Blitzar, Peaceful Dissident and Cactus Warmuth.

food

These Biscuits Aren’t Limp

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.

Make Office Coffee Taste Great Again

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.

Get Those Herbs, Son!

This week, try Herbfest 2019, Rail Yards Market reopening, Zinc's Parlez-Vous Francais? dinner and Dungeons and Dragons and Drinking.

news

After Udall

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.

Good For You, Albuquerque!

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.

Newscity

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.

Odds & Ends

Funny because a dirtier-than-dog hair mass on one's face happens to someone else.

film

Family

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.

Jazz Toon

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.

TV News

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"

art

Inspiration, Context and Myth

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.

Gathering a New, Queer Narrative

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.

Found Objects

This week, check out Contemporary Art Journalism Then & Now, Burque Revolt Poetry Slam Battle, Hiding in the Open and the Shakespeare 505 Iambithon.

Alibi V.28 No.16 • April 18-24, 2019

Unstructured Open Space

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.

news

Haaland on Climate Disruption

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?

Everything Must Be This Way

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.

Plastic, Police and People

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.

Newscity

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.

Odds & Ends

Funny because botched penis enlargement surgeries happen to someone else.

film

Peterloo

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.

Environmental Celluloid

This week there's the Taos Environmental Film Festival, Animal Crackers, Wall-E and The Unruly Mystic: John Muir.

Streaming Information

Disney+ delivers the details

At “Investor Day” Disney revealed the clearest picture yet of Disney+, the studio’s long-gestating plan to rival Netflix.

music

food

Peruvian Excellence

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.

The Best-a Carne Seca

Traditional is king in the SW

We learn about carne seca and how it's made from Old Santa Fe Trail Beef Jerky.

Farewell, Old Friend

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.

art

En Train Air

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.

Found Objects

This week, check out Semana Cervantina, the poetry of Rich Boucher, Othello: The Remix, Rumors and EARTH: A panel discussion about art & ecopedagogy.

cannabis

Test This Mess

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.

The Best and Worst of Times

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.

NM Legislative Session

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.

Testing the Limits

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.

Money Troubles

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.

The Social Media War on Weed

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.

Cannabis Growing 101

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 Psychosis

A puzzling relationship

Cannabis probably won't cause you to develop psychosis … unless you were already prone to develop psychosis.

The Creeps

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.

Spring Fruit

Here's a list of strains for the spring that make our tails wag and our eyes light up.

High Aspirations

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.

Alibi V.28 No.15 • April 11-17, 2019

The Last Gun Show

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.

news

With the Asylum Seekers

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.

Newscity

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.

art

Nina’s Story

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.

The Inescapable Story of One in Two

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.

Found Objects

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.

cannabis

Getting Along

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.

News on the Green

What are the implications of SB 406 for inmates of New Mexico jails and prisons? And what did Attorney General William Barr say about states’ rights this week?

film

Missing Link

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.

Experi-Mental

This week there's Experiments in Cinema v14.2, The Climate Disruption Film Festival and Some Like It Hot.

Blind Ambition

“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.

music

food

Nexus Blue: King of Barbeque

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.

Healing Food

An Hy Quan fills 505 niche

Dan Pennington didn't know vegan food could be this good.

Boozy Brunch

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.