Alibi Volume 28, Number 29
July 18, 2019
News & Opinion
Water Utility board looks into remediation efforts
In the midst of recent progress to monitor and contain the Kirtland jet fuel spill, transparency and inclusivity issues continue to be problematic. In order to better understand these issues—as well as to check up on the progress made in remediation efforts—Weekly Alibi chatted with County Water Utility Board member Maggie Hart Stebbins.
Transportation department shows that fatalities involving pedestrians remain high; thousands of needles have been collected at Albuquerque park needle disposal boxes; hundreds of Albuquerque guns were turned in at a buyback last weekend.
Funny because SUV roof pool rides happen to someone else.
A reader writes about vaccines.
Film & TV
Violent comedy finds humor in the hypermasculine
Twenty years ago Fight Club taught us the dangerous, contusion-filled consequences of toxic masculinity. Fifteen years ago, Napoleon Dynamite encouraged us to root for alienated dorks. Now the blackly comic indie film The Art of Self-Defense comes along to serve as the seemingly ill-conceived but somehow harmonious love child of those two cult favorites.
See Jaws on a giant screen, "The Day We Walked on the Moon", The Right Stuff and a special class/lecture on costume aging and dyeing.
Tidbits from around the dial
TV shows become movies, movies become TV shows and AMC is starting another "Walking Dead" series.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Chatting with violinist David Ragsdale
Weekly Alibi chats with violinist David Ragsdale of American prog rock band Kansas.
We review new releases by DH Scott and Bellemah.
Arts & Lit
The Monument Project of Da-ka-xeen Mehner
Weekly Alibi caught up with Da-ka-xeen Mehner while he was photographing Sunday afternoon at the Obelisk in Santa Fe Plaza to talk about his work and the histories that monuments like this represent.
Considering Trace by Sloane Volpe
Trace by Sloane Volpe is an image that flirts with the upper zones of the photographic print.
Dave Attell talks hot dogs, porn and comedy
Weekly Alibi chats with Dave Attell, who for the last 35 years has been “finding the funny” and shoving it in his audience's face.
Check out The Cake, Scientific Illustration: The Intersection of Art and Science, Chalk Art Fest and the grand opening of Through the Flower Art Space.
Enchanted Circle Brewing Co. offers selection and style
Every new brewery that comes to Albuquerque hopes they aren't the one that starts a chain reaction of people getting tired of new breweries. With Enchanted Circle Brewing expanding out of Angel Fire into Albuquerque, they had one distinct advantage going in: They’ve done this before, and they know their beer list is not only functional, but also well liked.
Green chile debate gives hope for upbeat news
Governor Jared Polis and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham have been taking potshots at each other through Twitter, and it’s not mean-spirited attack politics. It’s just playful.
If you had planned to stop aging, this should change your mind: Weekly Alibi presents the best places to go on your birthday for free stuff.
The recent Medical Marijuana Changes bill has the Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board in an uproar and the first meeting of the governor's Cannabis Legalization Working Group went down last week.