Alibi Volume 28, Number 24
June 13, 2019
News & Opinion
City Council election gathers steam
Weekly Alibi examines and analyzes the City Council candidates receiving public financing in this year’s upcoming municipal election.
Past is future and future is now
Former Mayor Martin Chavez’ belief that a lack of consequences are to blame for the high crime rate—and consequently the show of force—seems simplistic for a man who once led this city into the 21st century.
A plan to store nuclear waste in an interim facility has met resistance from governor; ACLU is calling on authorities to block the construction of a private border wall in Sunland Park; dairy farmers in Bosque are trying to halt plans to run a massive power line across their lands.
Funny because being heartlessly denied the use of a communal scrotum dryer happens to someone else.
The readers write in about “militant” gays and a local dearth of “fire and brimstone.”
Film & TV
Shakespeare retires to the country in Kenneth Branagh’s speculative biopic
The new biopic All Is True posits a speculative reason for our lack of information about William Shakespeare's life: He intentionally vanished from public life based on an untimely tragedy, general world-weariness and a dark family secret.
Enjoy Patrick Mehaffy's short films, the InterPlanetary Festival and Awakenings. And the ¡Cine Magnífico! submission deadline is at hand.
“City on a Hill” on Showtime
The gritty crime series “City on a Hill” is produced by famed purveyors of fine Beantown entertainment and has a solid cast anchored by Kevin Bacon’s gleefully nasty performance, easily appreciated even if parts of it are wicked familiar.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Multi-instrumentalist reflects on nature, nurture and rocanrol
Weekly Alibi chats with Val James, local blues guitarist singer-songwriter.
We review releases by Lucifer’s Apostles, Carrier Waves and Timøteo.
Arts & Lit
Weekly Alibi recently chatted with Christopher Titus about his body of work, coping with personal tragedy, founding Combustion World Industries and more.
Rusty Rutherford and the Funny Fiesta
Weekly Alibi sat down with Rusty Rutherford, a stand-up standout among the comics in Albuquerque as well as a comedy booster, to talk about the changing comedy scene here in Albuquerque and beyond.
World class dance sourced locally and internationally
For the members of Yjastros, the past is rooted in traditional flamenco and the potential is to create something that not only shows the range of the company, but takes the form in a new direction—contemporary flamenco.
This week, check out Crippled Comedy Tour 2.0, He(art)s of Colour, Insects of Open Space and the Snaggy Hat Workshop.
Some things are too good to change, including Pizza Castle
Pizza Castle's new location trades away the grimy patina of decades for a drive-through.
Canteen Brewhouse celebrates 25 years
Il Vicino Brewing Company transformed into the now well-known Canteen Brewhouse, which is celebrating 25 years in business.
Here are some of our favorite patios. We’re only a month away from the start of monsoon season, so this is a limited time opportunity to get in on patio fun before it’s too hot and too wet.
NM expands medical program
The state has finally expanded its medical cannabis program to include opioid addiction in its list of qualifying conditions; a Louisiana coroner is blaming a woman's death on an overdose of THC concentrate; Alien Brownies is great for those suffering from anxiety or tension.