Alibi Volume 28, Number 21
May 23, 2019
Cops and Kaiju, Superheroes and Scary Toys, Piano Men and Pets
This summer has already been a record-smasher at the movie box office, but movie lovers should not despair; there are plenty more blockbusters to come in the official Memorial-Day-to-Labor-Day summer movie season. Theaters will be overflowing with comedies, action films, horror movies, dramas, biopics and animated features. Which ones should you pick?
News & Opinion
City’s 2020 budget charges for emergency services
Mayor Keller’s proposed 2020 budget calls for an update to the city’s fire code ordinance, which would institute charges for certain emergency services and the money raised would be used to fund 12 additional firefighter positions.
On violence and policing in Albuquerque
Mayor Keller met with leaders from all over the state and at all levels and stations of responsibility to discuss plans to bring violence, particularly gun violence, under control in Albuquerque. Among the strategies to be employed: 50 New Mexico State Police officers would be stationed in Albuquerque from various parts of the state.
PRC won't rehear Facebook transmission line case; Deming City Council voted to declare a state of emergency in response to hundreds of asylum-seekers being dropped off there by US Border Patrol agents; oil and gas advocates Power the Future claims emails concerning renewable energy legislation between environmentalists and a member of the governor's cabinet represent a conflict of interest.
Funny because being asked to stop French kissing cows happens to someone else.
A reader asks Sanders and Biden to drop out of the presidential race to become unconstrained leaders.
Rout 66 hotel restored to service
Gone is the corrugated, slate-grey concrete parking lot. Gone are the roaches, rats, bedbugs and other afflictions.
Film & TV
Independent Indian romance favors simple interaction over lavish affairs
Those who require hearts, flowers and elaborate musical numbers in their romantic films probably won’t be satisfied by Photograph, but patient viewers sick of overly scripted rom-coms and the unrealistic expectations put upon the characters therein should be happy to drink in this film’s subtle moments of simple human interaction.
Drink to the Burque Music Video Fest and See One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest on the big screen. Locally-made time travel Western series “Back to Billy” has found a home on Amazon Prime Video and it's time to register for the 24 Hour Film Project.
“Game of Thrones” Goes Away
Last Sunday HBO aired its final episode of “Game of Thrones,” the cable network’s eight-season adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy series “A Song of Ice and Fire.”
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Here, there and everywhere with three rockers
Weekly Alibi meets the beast known as manhigh to talk about the thing called rocanrol.
A high desert metal experience
We sent our art department to Monolith on the Mesa. Then they submitted this killer review with photos!
UNM brings the strings
UNM Music’s Summer Music Institute is on the way, with concerts, workshops and educational opportunities worthy of the school’s fabled reputation as a cultural hub for Burque.
We review AJ Woods’ Halocline.
Arts & Lit
Student artists paint hotel rooms at Nativo Lodge
Through perseverance, lessons about the professional side of the art business and plenty of snacks, two hotel rooms at the Nativo Lodge now bear the distinct mark and creative expression of 15 young artists.
Miguel Gandert’s Jesus with Romans, Good Friday, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Miguel Gandert’s photograph Jesus with Romans, Good Friday, Santa Fe, New Mexico in the new exhibit Constructed Realities at April Price Projects Gallery offers the viewer a rare opportunity to consider both a perfect photograph and the way photography has changed in recent years.
Check out Collectors Collect New Mexico II, Singin’ in the Rain, the 24 Hour Photo Project and The Art of Haiku poetry/visual arts pairing.
All the best burgers in the 505, all in one convenient place
For Burger Week, a bunch of restaurants are bringing out their best, and Dan Pennington busted his guts trying them all.
Last Call’s small menu seriously satisfies
It’s a gamble to limit what’s on offer, but it seems Last Call does exactly what they want to do, and they do it damn well.
Welcome to Salad Guide, where we walk you through three local places to get salads if overloading yourself on ground beef turns out to be too hard.
Even cannabis opponents are giving in
Legalization is starting to look inevitable; restrictions cause product shortages; Bayside Purple appears helpful for those who are suffering from pain but don't want to get put down for the count.