Alibi Volume 28, Number 42
October 17, 2019
Scrap-happy comedian attends Way OUT West Gay & Lesbian Film Fest
Weekly Alibi spoke to Kathy Griffin prior to her Albuquerque visit about fickle fame, enduring humor, “the unshockable gays” and, of course, The Donald.
News & Opinion
Investigating Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
A recent report examines the continuing crisis concerning murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls throughout our nation. Weekly Alibi met with the New Mexico Indian Affairs Department Cabinet Secretary Lynn Trujillo, who will be overseeing the new task force to determine the scope of the problem.
Municipal Election Is a Beginning
Early voting for Albuquerque’s 2019 municipal election begins on Saturday, Oct. 19, providing an opportunity to inject some cultural meaning into you life. Citizens have the power to make decisions regarding local, state and regional governance; here’s your chance to participate.
Albuquerque Public Schools is holding an election for members of the Board of Education in school board Districts 1, 2 and 4
Funny because a hurled menstrual cup happens to someone else.
Film & TV
To bee, or not to bee: that is the question
Shot over the course of three years, Honeyland follows Hatidze Muratova, an older woman of Turkish descent who scratches out a living as a wild beekeeper, hiking dutifully up the cliffsides to capture wild honeybees and spirit them back to her traditional, cone-shaped beehives.
For some reason, October is film festival central. This week, in particular, is jammed full of them.
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
What was going through Jesse’s addled mind in that sudden, unexpected moment of freedom when his former boss, drug kingpin anti-hero Walter White rescued him from enslavement at the hands of some white supremacists? Well, now we know (more or less), thanks to El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Get up and get down to the sound
Don't let seasons pass you by; go see one of these shows!
We review The Bellmont’s new album.
Arts & Lit
Center’s Review Santa Fe Photo Festival
When everyone has a camera in their pocket why would you need a professional photographer? For 25 years, Center has kept photographers one step ahead of the turbulent and often overwhelming curse and blessing of living in these modern, interesting times.
“Hidden Duo” by P. K. Williams
To the crane, New Mexico may feel like an oasis. To P.K. Williams, the crane’s appearance may be an oasis in her work, as autumn turns colder and the vibrance of plant life no longer makes for a viable subject.
Renny Golden’s The Music of Her Rivers
The Music of Her Rivers is a two-part book of poetry about the history of two rivers: the Rio Grande and the Chicago River.
Come to the Unconference Kickoff Party, Spooky Slam, Through the Lives and Ghost, Ghost, Come Out Tonight.
Nevermind, it’s too cheesy
Guaca Guaca does two things really well: Making traditional food well without worrying about overdressing it into something it isn’t, while also finding ways to add a bit of fun and change to time-tested formulas.
You gave us a tie, we’re giving you the tiebreaker
How do we resolve Best of Burque Restaurants' tie in the Best Grilled Cheese category? A taste test, obviously.
Here are some October events to help us get back in the mood of what October should be: Cool, relaxed and just a touch spooky.
DOH places warning on vapes
DOH ordered cannabis producers to start labeling their THC vaping products with warnings; upcoming device will reportedly show if a driver has smoked cannabis within a three-hour window; Justice Department report concluded that legalization wasn't harmful.
Durban Poison #2 is a strong and reliable sativa that would be good for those suffering from cases of fatigue or depression and will certainly help to treat anxiety in social situations or help boost productivity.
Wherein we report on the findings of Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham’s legalization working group and a common drug test method that doesn’t distinguish CBD from THC.