Alibi Volume 28, Number 18
May 2, 2019
News & Opinion
BernCo Commission meets to govern
Money, guns and weed control were the super-sexy April agenda items for the Bernalillo County Commission at their last meeting. No, not that kind of weed was involved, but yes, big money was discussed.
Councilor dishes on building communities with service and action
Weekly Alibi meets with city councilor Pat Davis about his announcement to seek a second term.
Affordable housing equals progress
Senator Heinrich and 40 of his fellow legislators urge action on Section 4 of the Capacity Building Program, an affordable housing and small business finance program that has been marked for elimination by the Trump administration.
Otero County threatening to sue state for not responding to request for emergency declaration; PNM is asking state regulators to reconsider their decision to charge Facebook the full price of installing a proposed transmission line; APD opened the doors to a new training and events facility.
Funny because spit'n'slice happens to someone else.
A reader writes about preaching to the choir.
Film & TV
Disorienting history lesson trades clarity for chaos
Anyone with a strong understanding of the art of film will recognize that Sunset is the work of a master filmmaker, but by digging into his country’s complicated history, Nemes may be too close to the subject to offer a clear perspective.
Book it to the DynaTheater to see Star Wars, join the Better Call Saul Book Club and party at the KiMo Theatre: Fact & Folklore book launch.
“Chambers” on Netflix
Though it bills itself as a horror series, “Chambers” is more of a dark, moody, slow-moving mystery that probably would have worked better as a one-off feature film.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Jim D’Ville reflects on four strings
Jim D’Ville met with Weekly Alibi about the upcoming ukulele weekend and what it offers both the casual player and the greater audience of plucky, string-loving Americans.
CW star gigs in Burque
Josh Ward new record, More Than I Deserve, has got an old-school vibe that’s tightly and tunefully woven together with modern nuance and crystal clear production that makes listening to county music joyfully sad and memorably rocking.
Arts & Lit
The Photography of Jessica Roybal
Jessica Roybal possesses a rare advantage as a photographer; she lives somewhere interesting. As an architecture student, she came to photography to better understand how buildings interact with the street. As a New Mexican, she already knew what was there.
Coming up in the next few days are Albuquerque: A City Seen, Georgia O’Keeffe in EnChroma-vision, On the Topic of Infinity and May The 4th/Free Comic Book Day Block Party.
Vara preps food service launch
Malagueña’s Latin Tapas, which has been making waves in the local food truck scene since 2017, made a surprising announcement recently: They found a permanent home at Vara Wines.
Taste of Nob Hill offers culinary tour of the best on offer
One of the big street events kicking off the season is the Taste of Nob Hill, the food festival celebrating the latest and greatest.
You can eat Oni Noodles at Marble Brewery, take pasta-making classes, enjoy Tasty Tuesday at Hyder Park and go to Mothers’ Day Pop Up Brunch.
Biden a bad choice for cannabis advocates
Democratic presidential candidates' stances on cannabis legalization varies; Blueberry Gum relieves tension in sinuses and lowers blood pressure.
The latest batch of cannabis journalism has something for everyone. From the Gray Lady’s economic reporting to a think tank op-ed to peer-reviewed research and beyond, read on for documentation of our evolving relationship with cannabis.