Alibi Volume 28, Number 20
May 16, 2019
News & Opinion
Quote Unquote conundrum comes full circle
The city council’s decision to declare some of the current community cable bidders as non-responsive opens the option of using multiple providers for local public access and community cable content, including Quote Unquote.
Even-numbered council districts prepare
This November, 2019, voters will decide who will take four seats at the Albuquerque City Council table.
Keller’s agenda continues its advance
Things have changed at city hall, and in no place is that clearer than in official communications coming from the city.
Border Patrol officers dropped off around 100 asylum-seeking migrants at a private bus station in Las Cruces, despite a request from the city to halt the practice; a judge ordered the state to pay the legal fees of two groups that filed a lawsuit alleging the Education Department failed to provide an adequate education; a closed-down prison in Torrance County might reopen to hold Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees.
Funny because a misspelling on national currency happens to someone else.
The readers write about the causes of immigration and the Clean & Green Retail Ordinance.
Film & TV
Choppy ballet biopic moves through time with wild abandon
The White Crow is an elegant and energetic portrait of an artist, well staged and shot in brief snippets, but the jarringly fractured storytelling, the aggressively choppy editing and the generally unlikable subject keep the film from adding up to much more than the sum of its parts.
Among this week's opportunities are “¡RESILIENCIA! The Experience of Jewish Communities in Spain and the Americas” festival and “Cli-Fi: Altered Futures Through Film and Literature."
“Catch-22” on Hulu
Like Heller’s borderline absurdist novel, "Catch-22" jumps around quite a bit, giving it an overall air of chaos, but casual viewers and nonreaders of Heller may still be at something of a loss trying to piece it all together. Over the course of its six episodes, though, the series really rewards viewers with its mature take on a black comedy classic.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Pherkad swirls brightly though Burque
Pherkad talks about their origin story and their future as an up-and-coming jam band based out of Burque.
We review new releases by d. mcchesney and LAD & Gypsy.
Arts & Lit
Small, positive overt acts of empathy
It was seeing the impact that small, positive, overt acts had on a school day that prompted Melinda Forward to begin the Kindness Club. Weekly Alibi sat down with her to talk about empathy and the role of small, positive things.
McGoldrick’s dumpster full of clouds
Approaching any dumpster is not exactly a thrill, but maybe if you were walking along the path by the river, and then back to your car at the Pueblo Montaño Trailhead with an empty cup in your hand, it might be a welcome sight. Lance Ryan McGoldrick’s dumpster will offer you no comfort in that task. You will be denied. It does not work as a dumpster. You will leave this dumpster full-handed.
Coming up, there's a pinhole photography demo, Fiber Crawl, Pumpgirl, Constructed Reality and the South American Folk Fair.
FireBird Hot Chicken lives up to the name
FireBird is a great addition to the Heights, offering a wide array of heat choices for some killer chicken.
Vegetarians are changing the beef game
When you think about the amount of water and time and energy used to raise beef for the US, and it becomes easy to see why there’s been a race to find truly effective vegetarian substitutes for normal meat offerings. With a dramatic shift in the way vegetarian options are created, we’re seeing more originality and variety in the products available.
Getting out of your home and comfort zone and into the world at large will help expand your horizons and give you something new to carry with you. This week, we challenge you to take a trip up to Santa Fe and try out one of these cool events they’re holding up there.
Support for SAFE Act on the rise
House Financial Services Committee votes to advance SAFE Act to floor; Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act reintroduced; Candy Rain enlivens and stimulates.