Alibi Volume 28, Number 22
May 30, 2019
News & Opinion
Key to the future or path to apocalypse?
Sandia National Laboratories are looking to hire up to 1,900 positions. Those new, high-tech engineering, math, research and technical jobs are just the kind of jobs our burg needs to earn its sustainability wings. Or are they?
Mayor’s budget survives, mostly intact
Have you been asking yourself how the more than $1 billion dollars described in Mayor Keller’s budget will be spent by the City of Albuquerque in its fiscal year 2020 budget? Weekly Alibi was curious so we took a look at the over $1 billion budget that was approved by the Council at its May 20 meeting.
Methane emissions are concerning
A report published by the Environmental Defense Fund in April 2019 suggests that current EPA reporting of methane emissions is off by a factor of five, and the waste of leaking the greenhouse pollutant costs New Mexico about $43 million in lost tax and royalty revenue.
A judge has dismissed five misdemeanor charges against former New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Secretary Demesia Padilla; A group of officials and commissioners sent a letter to the state's congressional delegation, saying they are facing an immigration crisis at the state's southern border; New Mexico State Police have made hundreds of arrests in Albuquerque over the past month in situations where city police would have been barred from acting.
Funny because breaking and housecleaning happens to someone else.
Film & TV
Olivier Assayas’ latest French dramedy is more interested in conversation than sex
Not every viewer will stay tuned in through this film’s talky back-and-forth. Those looking for smart, adult conversation (with a wink and a nod toward European sexual mores), however, will find themselves well served by the fiction of Non-Fiction.
See “Help!!! Hollywood I’m Trapped in New Mexico” and The Brill Building Movie. And beware the 2019 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival submission deadline is nearing.
Nets announce new shows
The end of May brings with it tornados in the midwest and television’s annual “upfront week” in New York. Upfronts give the viewing public a chance to see what we’ll be watching (or avoiding) come fall.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Summer concerts rock on and on
Let’s go for a ride, home piece. It will be free trip through the land where rock reigns. And whatever you pay for a concert, remember that—as those Lincolns and Hamiltons fly out of your pocket—you’ll be repaid in fun times forever.
We review albums by CloudFace, Crushed!?, The UGLYS and Burying Caesar.
Arts & Lit
A collaborative production at Keshet offers artist and audience new opportunities
The Albuquerque Hear Here Festival can best be described as an intensive residency. In the mold of the 48 Hour Film Festival, Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts has launched a collaborative project that pairs dancers/choreographers with musicians/composers, sight unseen.
The Art of Haiku at the Open Space Visitor Center
The Art of Haiku exhibit, and Jane Lipman's poem in particular, pairs well with the purpose of the Open Space Visitor Center. How much time do we need to spend contemplating nature and our place within the greater scheme of the universe?
This week, enjoy the Fiber Arts Fiesta, Jesús Muñoz Teatro Flamenco and Estaban: Eight Years Across the American Southwest. And then go help clean up the Rio Grande.
It Dim Sum is your new favorite snack stop
It Dim Sum brings community to the meal, with an immense variety of choices and the opportunity to discover new things with every bite.
ABQ Beer Week returns to help build your summer gut
ABQ Beer Week is about getting you engaged with the local beer scene and showing off the magic of what New Mexican breweries have to offer, both behind the bar and on the food scene.
If you’re not the type to be down with beer, here are a couple recommendations to keep you on the path to hurting your liver the right way, without all for hunting for the right beer to fit your style.
Dems drop the ball on legalization
While our leaders sit around comparing donation receipts, their constituents suffer from crime and government overreach; UNM researchers are looking into how medical cannabis affects veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress; Diesel Dough is perfect for those suffering from depression or pain, just make sure to stay home.