Alibi Volume 28, Number 33
August 15, 2019
The past and the future come together at school
Last summer, a judge ruled public school funding was inadequate and so violated provisions in the New Mexico State Constitution. To come into compliance, the legislature and the governor have appropriated money to address state education shortfalls.
News & Opinion
Fragmenting bullets worsen gun violence issue
Much of the ammunition sold to American civilians is actually considered too inhumane for our own military to use on enemy soldiers.
District 3 Congressional race heats up
10 Democrats and 1 Republican are vying to take Ben Ray Lujan's place in the House for District 3.
New Mexico denied federal immigration authorities' requests for the entire state's employment-records database; feds grant $6 million to state programs to battle opioid problem; diverse group met to discuss teacher evaluation system.
Funny because it happens to someone else.
Film & TV
Springsteen-inspired “musical” tries to mix realism and romance
If you’re predisposed to the music of Bruce Springsteen or have a weakness for feel-good movies about scrappy Brits lifted out of their socioeconomic stresses by a little song and dance, Blinded by the Light will have you singing along in no time.
See “sensory friendly” Superpower Dogs, New Mexico Women in Film's first Happy Hour, Labyrinth and She Done Him Wrong in the mountains.
“This Way Up” on Hulu
"This Way Up" contains a lot of very British in-jokes, so a previous appreciation of UK comedy helps. Nonetheless, the show’s edgy humor, empathetic storyline and appealing star do a lot to broaden its reach beyond the British Isles.
Inaugural con lures pop culture icons
The inaugural New Mexico Comic Expo kicks off this weekend (Aug. 16 through 18) at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Singer-songwriter chats with Barnes and March
We chat with Jimmy Stallings and Jeremy Barnes about tuneage, musical mythology, the ever-blossoming future and the always present past.
Autumn, school, music
Face it: Everyone will like you so much better when you’ve learned to play a musical instrument, and the end of summer, just as fall approaches, is a perfect time to learn.
Arts & Lit
A Conversation with Rocky Mountain Youth Corps’ Janus Herrera
We talk with Janus Herrera of the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps about working with New Mexico youth on conservation, preservation and recreation projects that build skills and develop job readiness.
Barbara Rockman Situates Poems in Place
The collection of poems in to cleave: poems by local teacher Barbara Rockman takes on the subject of domestic family life.
This week there's Chrysalis - The Art of Sarah Cummings, Counterculture in New Mexico, Insects of Albuquerque's Open Space: Pollinators and their Predators, Seed: Climate Change Resilience and Neighborhood Codices.
Red Rock Deli makes Poland proud
Red Rock Deli has some of the most consistent and solid food in this city. It’s not some elaborate show of presentation and crazy creation; it's tradition and love, and it’s simply sublime.
TD’s Showclub manages a surprisingly good surf and turf
If you are going out for the night with friends, need a solid place to kick off your Friday night and want to eat something good, give TD’s a shot.
Nothing is quite as enjoyable as having a whole meal from a decent place delivered to the comfort of home. Here are some recommendations for non-traditional delivery restaurants via app ordering for the nights you’re just not feeling it.
Confusion abounds in post-hemp legalization
Some states that legalized hemp have law enforcement which can't measure THC; court rules New Mexico ID is not required for medical cannabis card; Orange Apricot OG is recommended for those suffering from fatigue, stress or sleeplessness.