Alibi Volume 28, Number 43
October 24, 2019
News & Opinion
Santa Fe Native, Obama Appointee Runs
Weekly Alibi chatted with Congressional District 3 candidate John Blair,
Council Discusses Plethora of Issues
While wearing pink, city leaders gave out big bucks to stop underage drinking, more bucks to spiff up a Downtown hotel and high-fives for the cops.
New Mexico will adopt the SAT as the standardized test for high school juniors; CYFD will be making changes to a new task force a mere day after the task force was introduced to the public; Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) system planned to be running sometime this winter.
Funny because a blood-flooded basement happens to someone else.
The readers write about preventing gun crime and the Albuquerque Journal's new standards.
Film & TV
Revisionist fairy tale returns with familiar sequel
Clearly, more attention went into Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’s look than into its easily telegraphed screenplay.
This is a busy week with La Festividad de los Muertos, Noche de Animas, Reel Rock 14 Film Tour, the GRAL Brothers providing live musical scores to horror films, Corpse Bride, Psycho, the “Writing the Horror Movie" workshop and Horror Film Trivia Vol. III: The Final Reckoning.
HBO Max joins the flood of streaming services
Viewers of visual media can be forgiven for thinking that today’s “streaming” services have turned into a veritable deluge. This week, meet HBO Max.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
EJazz and Community Service Meld for Benefit Concert
Fascinated with the purposeful, supportive idea of a benefit concert for Domestic Violence Resource Center, Weekly Alibi asked Emerson Corley of Entourage Jazz and Vincent Galbiati of DVRC to stop by the office for a chat.
GWAR is coming and Weekly Alibi had an opportunity to chat with Pustulus Maximus. A very brief opportunity.
Arts & Lit
A Local View on National Novel Writing Month
As National Novel Writing Month approaches, Albuquerque’s writers are preparing to commit to writing a novel in November. Weekly Alibi sat down with Albuquerque NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison Sonja Dewing to talk about how to get through writing a novel in a month.
Mechanics Alive! at Explora
In the new exhibit Mechanics Alive! at Explora, art is in the form of machines made by hand that express things human, not mechanical.
See Mother Jones in Heaven, Paradigm Tilt and author and playwright Octavio Solis.
Celtic Fare Is the Name of the Game at Quarter Celtic
Dan Pennington goes to Quarter Celtic but then only writes about the food.
Inspired by Quarter Celtic's Shepherd's Pie, Dan Pennington makes Cottage Pie and shares his recipe.
Don’t Bug Out on This Dinner
One of the things you can do this week is eat some well-prepared bugs, while learning about how much more often you could be doing that.
Recommendations Made for Legalization
A group of politicians and cannabis industry leaders officially made their recommendations to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham vis-à-vis recreational cannabis legalization; battle over hemp is being waged on the Navajo Nation; vape panic blamed on black market cartridges.
Future is good for a boost of productivity and creativity and could help with lifting patients’ overall mood.
So much has happened in this short Year of the Pig. Marijuana isn't the pariah it used to be. It's not even the sexy rebel with rolled-up shirt sleeves that it was 12 months ago. Now everybody's doing it. Your grandma's blasé about the whole thing. Oink, oink, baby.
Smoking with Donkeys and Elephants
Here’s a rundown of major 2020 presidential race candidates’ positions on marijuana legalization.
Slide, Glide, Slippity-Slide
Proper dosing when consuming edible medical cannabis is an important aspect of enjoying the therapeutic benefits of the plant. This is especially true when it comes to pain management, stimulating or moderating appetite and as an adjunct to relieving symptoms like muscle spasms and intestinal cramps. Here are some simple guidelines to help make such expeditions go well.
What’s That Black Goo in Your Pipe?
Resin (some call it “reclaim,” but I've also heard that term used for the byproduct left after vaping wax) is a mix of tar, ash and carbon that's a byproduct of plant combustion. Here's a way to clean it out of your glassware.
What You Need to Know
Lately, it seems like one issue has been creating more anxiety in cannabis users than both Jeff Sessions and bud rot combined. Cannabis oil vaping-related illnesses are raging across the nation like wildfire, leaving a swath of injured people and freaked-out consumers in its wake.
Marijuana plants only take between six and 10 weeks to turn around from seed to flower—it isn't called a “weed” for nothing—so there isn't really a “harvest season” to speak of. But that doesn't mean we can't pick out some good buds to help us wind down from the summer.
Essential Cannabis Listening
Imagine this: A heady session with an indica-dominant strain leaves you glued to your couch but hungry for thoughtful conversation about myriad topics within the cannabis industry, legalization efforts and more. Fire up your electronic device of choice and tune in to this selection of podcasts that cover a vast spectrum of cannabis topics.
It’s a challenge to find onscreen depictions of strong female characters who also get blazed. So we’ve done some digging for you. Read on for synopses of the best in lady stoner-cinema.
An Interview With Two Stoned Betties
Sara Romãn and Kayla Mansfield, self-proclaimed Burqueñas and longtime best friends, are two dynamic artists and businesswomen who make more than just jewelry. Weekly Alibi recently sat down with Two Stoned Betties for an energetic conversation about Burque work and life.
Alternatives to Smoking
There's more than one way to crack an egg, peel an orange or skin a cat—and the same goes for getting your dose of medicinal marijuana. For some, smoking or vaping their medicine might seem too risky. For others, physical ailments might prevent them from comfortably hitting the pipe or pen. Well, to them, we say: Worry not.
Chairman of the Governor’s Marijuana Legalization Work Group
After several meetings and a lengthy report to the governor, the Marijuana Legalization Working Group said they were done. That’s when Weekly Alibi asked to chat with working group chairman Pat Davis.
An Interview With Brad Lewis
Agriculture is big business in The Land of Enchantment, and Weekly Alibi had the pleasure to sit down with New Mexico's own Agricultural and Environmental Services Division Director Brad Lewis.