Alibi V.28 No.45 • Nov 7-13, 2019

Harvest Time

USDA Releases Hemp Regulations

USDA finally released regulations for hemp farming; NM DOH to hold public meeting about proposed changes to medical program; researchers studying effects of marijuana use on pregnant women; study has found that cannabis might not be very helpful with treating mental health problems.


Oil and Gas Regulations Rebuffed

NMENV Takes on Trump’s EPA

Weekly Alibi had a conversation with New Mexico Environment Department Environmental Protection Division Director Sandra Ely about natural gas and the rollback of pollution regulations.

A City Full of News

Varied Activities Shape Burque’s Future

Here's the hopeful news coming out of Albuquerque, N.M., while la politica momentarily retreats retreats from view.


A lawsuit is asking a judge to force PED and legislators make a specific plan to improve education for at-risk students by March; Republican Party wants New Mexico Secretary of State and the Doña Ana County Clerk to halt the counting of absentee ballots in Las Cruces; a state agency spent nearly $12,000 of taxpayers' money on a mandatory meeting that included laser tag, bowling and arcade games.

Odds & Ends

Funny because having your million dollar bill called "counterfeit" happens to someone else.


Conflate Church and State!

The readers write about the American flag and how great everything must be there.


John Donald Robb of New Mexico

Musicologist, Composer Left His Mark

Weekly Alibi chatted with UNM Distinguished Professor Emeritus Enrique Lamadrid to find out more about Dean John Donald Robb.

Mark Battles Rap

Indiana Hip-Hop Artist Rocks

When Weekly Alibi received an e-mail late Friday afternoon, offering an exclusive interview with up-and-coming hip-hop artist Mark Battles, you’re dang straight we jumped at the opportunity.


The South Valley Studio Tour 2019

An Interview with South Valley Artist John Gallegos

The South Valley Studio Tour is an ad hoc group of artists who got together three years ago to invite people into their homes and studios. Weekly Alibi sat down with John Gallegos to talk about making art in the South Valley.

There Will Be Honking

A Downtown United Mural in Process

Noé Barnett’s mural in progress at the corner of Second Street and Coal Avenue earns a moment of distraction every cycle of the traffic light.

Found Objects

After enjoying Burque Revolt, Orangutan Awareness Day and Speechless this week, give your New Mexico Poet Laureate nominee suggestions.


Pain & Glory

Celebrated Spanish filmmaker offers “autofictional” story of celebrated Spanish filmmaker

Inward-looking and overwhelmingly elegiac in nature, Almodóvar’s Pain & Glory still manages to feel more like a life-affirming wake than a glum funeral—offering at least as much glory as pain.

Pretty Fly For a White Guy

Check out the International Fly Fishing Film Festival, Indigipop X free preview night and Little. And maybe learn about your next job at the Film and Television Career Connection.

Passing the Cape

“Batwoman” on The CW

So far, "Batwoman" has done an credible job finding an identity of its own and it gives longtime bat-fans some hope that there are still fresh stories left to tell in the Batman universe.


Building Friendships and Enchiladas

The Jealous Fork Gives You the Power To Make the Perfect Dish

The Jealous Fork, a build-your-own enchilada place, is a step away from the regularity we see in other New Mexican restaurants. It feels good to have control and choice.

Green Chile Versatility

Our Fave Garnish Has Many Uses

Green chile has a versatility that you so rarely see stretched to its limit, so Dan Pennington scoured the darkest corners of forgotten tombs within the state to find unique uses for green chile that you might have missed.

Weekly Specials

It takes a special restaurant to find constantly changing and evolving dishes that have bold flavor combinations to keep things interesting in the dining room. Take some time to honor these pioneers in the field who constantly strive to make your usual visit a little more interesting.


Alibi V.28 No.44 • Oct 31-Nov 6, 2019

A Sacred Syllable at the Beeb

OM Releases Historic BBC Sessions

OM just came off a lengthy European tour. That tour included a day in residence at the BBC. While there, the band recorded four tracks from their last two albums. Weekly Alibi met with Al Cisneros to talk about it.


Meet the Candidates!

Alibi Endorsees Speak Up on the Issues

Heading into Tuesday’s municipal election, Weekly Alibi met with the candidates we’ve endorsed for City Council and for the CNM Governing Board. We had a couple of questions to ask them.

On Your Mark!

Bond Issues, Tax Questions and Voting Proposals

Weekly Alibi is generally and overarchingly in favor of passing all of the general obligation bond questions up for approval—with one caveat—in the coming municipal election.

APS and Funding

School Bonds and Levies

Albuquerque Public Schools is once again asking for funding, but leaders say a newly proposed mill levy and bond package won't increase taxes.

Odds & Ends

Funny because a subsubsubsubcontracted assassination almost happened to someone else.


Same Day Registration

The readers write about voter registration and Lobos.


The King and Pie

A Story of Pie, Royalty and Making Do

This is the story of when Vivian and two other women cooked dinner for the King and Queen of Thailand.


Ain't Enough Room In This Joint

Legalization stirs “concerns”

Safe Access New Mexico claims to crusade against legalization in order to support medical cannabis patients; partisanship may slow cannabis reform; FDA needs to finish CBD rules.

12 Gauge at CG

12 Gauge would be a good strain for those who want a slight boost in creativity, productivity and mood.


Jojo Rabbit

Hitler was the funny one? Who knew?

Waititi’s gentle, big-hearted, humor-loving nature shines through from start to finish. If you can absorb the provocative joke at the center of it (Adolf Hitler as comic relief), Jojo Rabbit is a whole lot of wonderful in a very small package.

Haunted Halloween

Get scared this week with the KiMo ghost tour and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth, The Shining and The Intruder.

The Boo Tube

Halloween Around the Dial

Thursday is a crummy night for Halloween. It’s not on the weekend, so adults can’t go to any good parties. And it’s on a weeknight, so the kids have to go to school the very next morning. Since there’s no point in going out, you might as well just stay home and watch TV.


Re: Black Mountain

To find out more about the feels we have about Black Mountain and their music, Weekly Alibi sent Stephen McBean a few questions to answer as he rode the plane back to America after a European tour.

After All These Years

Stu Cook on The End of Creedence

The phone rang the other day and wouldn’t you know it, it was Stu Cook, the bass player for Creedence Clearwater Revisited, on the line.



Flamenco Through the Lens of Jared Kellogg

Partnering with Flamenco Works, Photographer Jared Kellogg has applied the craft of traditional black and white film photography to show the grace and passion of flamenco dance.

Superpowers and Hot Orphans

Nikki Glaser Set To Play Four-show Run at Santa Ana Star

Nikki Glaser's unique brand of story-telling mixed with expressive actions makes for one of the most enjoyable acts you can see. We were lucky enough to get an interview with her about her act and life on the road.

Missing You

Mick Burson’s “Letter Writing Station”

Mick Burson traveled the world making the art that is in the show Wend, consisting of sculptures, paintings, photographs and drawings, the exhibit is a multi-media convergence of items constructed as he continued his, in his words, “life-long performance of wandering around while appearing to have a destination.”

Found Objects

This week, there's Zombie Attack!, Women Across Borders, Bruce Carpenter: One Moment, One Chance and Fall Type Out.

Alibi V.28 No.43 • Oct 24-30, 2019

Governor's Group Reports

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.


Blair From District 3

Santa Fe Native, Obama Appointee Runs

Weekly Alibi chatted with Congressional District 3 candidate John Blair,

Parties, Crime, Hotels and the Public

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.


Gun Control, Quirky Style

The readers write about preventing gun crime and the Albuquerque Journal's new standards.


Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Revisionist fairy tale returns with familiar sequel

Clearly, more attention went into Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’s look than into its easily telegraphed screenplay.

Documentaries of the Dead

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.

Maxed Out

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.


Where Music and Message Mingle

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

GWAR is coming and Weekly Alibi had an opportunity to chat with Pustulus Maximus. A very brief opportunity.



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.

The Art of Imperfect Machines

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.

Found Objects

See Mother Jones in Heaven, Paradigm Tilt and author and playwright Octavio Solis.


The Pie of My Eye

Inspired by Quarter Celtic's Shepherd's Pie, Dan Pennington makes Cottage Pie and shares his recipe.

Lemme Bug You For A Sec

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.


(Intro)The Chill Sets In

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.

Edible Voyage

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.

Second Harvest

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.

Vaping Scare

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.

Fall Fruit

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.

Art and Entrepreneurship

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.

The Buffet Is Open

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.

A Conversation With Pat Davis

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.

Sustainable, Inclusive Crop

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.