Alibi V.28 No.25 • June 20-26, 2019

Flight of Spirit

New book celebrates the photographs of Anne Noggle

Anne Noggle’s interest in photographing older women holds a place in the canon of American photography that few have sought to match and the new book Flight of Spirit: The Photographs of Anne Noggle is a brilliant, though by no means exhaustive, collection of some of her finest work.

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No to Ranked Voting, Yes to NBC

Your City Council keeps governing

The Albuquerque City Council served up a fat stack of agenda items at its nearly six-hour June 17 regular meeting. The Council does not meet during July so they had to tie up all the city business that must be done


Attorney General says UNM has violated public records laws by withholding documents from investigators; FBI Albuquerque Division has instated a new Violent Crimes Task Force; an annual report has ranked New Mexico as the worst state in which to raise a child.

Odds & Ends

Funny because embarrassing plastic shopping bags are given to someone else.


Why Focus on Progress?

A reader writes about progressive media ignoring Trump's crimes and lies.

A Positive Influence

Pride, LGBTQ Community improve corporations

More and more companies are realizing the importance of diversity and inclusion. A new report by the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation found that LGBT inclusive practices gave 59 percent of companies better job applicant pools, and 71 percent of companies a reputation boost.


Cholo Goth Is Here

Orale, carnales, do the dark dance!

Cholo Goth is a thing. You can thank the dudes from Prayers for bringing this new sound, attitude and subculture.


Loopholes and Lassos

Did New Mexico legalize out-of-state patients?

Non-residents may be eligible for New Mexico's medical cannabis program; physicians are undereducated with respect to cannabis, but as people who aren't doctors it seems that Night Terror OG may be just the thing for anyone suffering from stress, exhaustion or insomnia.


The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Fresh-voiced debut dramedy places setting above all

The Last Black Man in San Francisco levies plenty of criticisms against the City by the Bay but, and because, it is also deeply steeped in a love for the place.

Bring Out Your Dead

Army of the Dead needs Albuquerque area extras, see October Sky under the airplanes or see a double-feature of Los Incredibles 2 y The Incredibles 2.

Mental Health Disorder

“The Shake-Up” on PBS

"The Shake-Up" is gripping a piece of investigative journalism as you could hope for and should be essential viewing for anyone concerned with or impacted by the field of mental health.


Sew Poor

The state of the New Mexico garment industry

Few New Mexicans are making a full-time income in fashion but Kathleen Fasanella believes it doesn’t have to be that way. She has worked in the garment industry for over 30 years, establishing the country’s only solar-powered sewing factory on Albuquerque’s Westside in 2015. We have a chat with her about the state of the garment industry in New Mexico and what can be done to change it for the better.

Found Objects

There's a lot of try to fit in this Saturday: Entangled, Sleeping Between the Sun and the Moon, Interdimensional Cubistic Conjunction + Friction Squared, Seed: Climate Change Resilience and the Sell Me Insanity book release.


Elote’s for Sho’tes

Burque’s Burgers and Dawgs brings color to International District

Burque’s Burgers and Dawgs is a bright dot on Gibson that is hard to miss and has a good foundation of food to grow from.

Arts Programs for Kids Sees Support

Vintage Albuquerque continues supporting the arts

Vintage Albuquerque began as a way to support the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and expanded to support arts education programs for children in New Mexico. To provide funding for these programs, they have the Wine & Food Fiesta.

Alibi V.28 No.24 • June 13-19, 2019

Things Are About to Heat Up

City Council election gathers steam

Weekly Alibi examines and analyzes the City Council candidates receiving public financing in this year’s upcoming municipal election.


A Deafening Silence

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.

Odds & Ends

Funny because being heartlessly denied the use of a communal scrotum dryer happens to someone else.


It’s Columbus Day, Not Columbus Gay

The readers write in about “militant” gays and a local dearth of “fire and brimstone.”


Val James Is in the House

Multi-instrumentalist reflects on nature, nurture and rocanrol

Weekly Alibi chats with Val James, local blues guitarist singer-songwriter.


Funny Times in Albuquerque

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.

32nd Annual Festival Flamenco

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.

Found Objects

This week, check out Crippled Comedy Tour 2.0, He(art)s of Colour, Insects of Open Space and the Snaggy Hat Workshop.


All Is True

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.

Influence Peddling

Enjoy Patrick Mehaffy's short films, the InterPlanetary Festival and Awakenings. And the ¡Cine Magnífico! submission deadline is at hand.

Boston Strong

“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.


Back to ... the Future?

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.

A Quarter Century in the Making

Canteen Brewhouse celebrates 25 years

Il Vicino Brewing Company transformed into the now well-known Canteen Brewhouse, which is celebrating 25 years in business.

Patio Pleasures

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.


Hope Abounds

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.

Alibi V.28 No.23 • June 6-12, 2019

Have Some Pride!

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.


I Want to Believe

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.



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.

Out With the Old

You've gotta see the eye-boggling Currents New Media, Saving Private Ryan, Full Draw Film Tour 2019 and Space Jam.

Upfront Again

Networks announce (more) new shows

Here are more of the "upfronts," a chance to see what we’ll be watching (or avoiding) this fall.


Russell James Rocks

Influential punk folkster is headed to Oregon

We chat with Russell James, formerly of The Porter Draw, as he moves on to the future.


The Future Is CBD

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.

News on the Green

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.


Freedom Is a Gas

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.

Vaccinate Now!

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.



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?

Found Objects

Check out Pastelworld, SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico, Portal/Portal, I WANNA BE YOURS and SHIFT | ONWARD.


Hidden Gem in Burque

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.

Watch Your Fingers

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 Week Specials

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.