Alibi Volume 28, Number 23
June 6, 2019
Church celebrates Christ, Pride and progressive culture
Weekly Alibi spent time with Reverend Judith Maynard in order to find out more about her church, the community she shepherds and what peace, love, understanding and Jesus Christ has to do with all of that movement forward for LGBTQ people and for us all.
News & Opinion
History, resources and more
This weekend, Albuquerque will roll out the rainbow crosswalk in time for a parade and other festivities to celebrate our gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer community.
Renewables make inroads while dinosaurs dig in
Not much research is being done on a post-gas America; homes, housing and urban scenes are still being designed with gas lines in mind and even big public transportation systems utilize natural gas to run buses.
The lawsuit between the city of Albuquerque and electric bus company BYD has been settled; half of the state police officers assigned to Albuquerque as part of the Metro Surge Operation left the city this week; New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department announced it will further limit income requirements to receive child care assistance.
New Mexico at risk
The rising number of unvaccinated children worries health officials. Earlier this year, the New Mexico Department of Health confirmed the state’s first case of measles in nearly five years.
Funny because recyclable plastic tuition happens to someone else.
Film & TV
Dazzling fashion industry documentary needs to take a step back and remove one accessory
Ironically, by trying to do too much—something the minimalist Mr. Halston certainly never strove for in his clean, modern designs—Halston falls into the same trap as virtually all documentary biopics.
You've gotta see the eye-boggling Currents New Media, Saving Private Ryan, Full Draw Film Tour 2019 and Space Jam.
Networks announce (more) new shows
Here are more of the "upfronts," a chance to see what we’ll be watching (or avoiding) this fall.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Influential punk folkster is headed to Oregon
We chat with Russell James, formerly of The Porter Draw, as he moves on to the future.
We review new releases by Eremitic, Mike Woodlark and You I Am.
Arts & Lit
Theater on the Farm
Weekly Alibi sat down with Katie Farmin, the director of Stargazing, to talk about putting together the outdoor dinner theater experience called Theater on the Farm.
The New Mexico Shakespeare Festival 2019
On summer nights, not just here in Albuquerque or even across the country but around the world, actors take to the stage to deliver lines said millions of times over the centuries. Why? Haven’t we already heard these stories before?
Check out Pastelworld, SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico, Portal/Portal, I WANNA BE YOURS and SHIFT | ONWARD.
The Pupuseria brings variety and taste to the forefront
The chicken at Pupuseria y Restaurant Salvadoreño was cooked so perfectly it hardly made sense. It was literally falling off the bone but hadn’t been overcooked in the slightest.
Prickly pears are a Southwestern specialty
When it comes to originality and innovation, New Mexico tends to go the extra mile. Take for example the prickly pear fruit, which grows on opuntia cacti.
Pride Parade is happening on June 8, so find the best way for you to celebrate and be yourself in the company of friends and allies with these events going on the day of.
Federal agencies make way
TSA has “quietly changed its cannabis policy” to allow passengers to bring CBD products on flights; starting in 2020, marijuana customers in Colorado will be allowed to consume cannabis in “tasting rooms”; Secret Formula #2 is relaxing and pleasant—a great foil for depression—but probably not the best choice for the uninitiated.
Samantha Anne Carrillo reports on the FDA’s hotly anticipated public hearing on CBD and new research on older cannabis users’ motivations, concerns and experiential outcomes by Colorado scientists.