Alibi Volume 28, Number 46
November 14, 2019
Give the gift of stuff and more stuff
Whether you’re looking to give presents on Hanukkah or Festivus or Christmas or Kwanzaa or whatever holiday you celebrate, it’s nice to support the local economy. So we’ve asked our wise and generous Alibi editors to offer up some of their favorite New Mexico-made/New Mexico-sold products, suitable for wrapping up and giving away.
News & Opinion
Peer-run nonprofit builds productive citizens
Previously treated with punitive measures by the city, the circumstances and predicaments that arise from chronic poverty and drug use are now being looked at as public health issues. Weekly Alibi reached out to Albuquerque Center for Hope and Recovery to learn more about their program and progress.
One election ends, another looms
24 percent of citizen voters in Bernalillo County submitted a ballot in last week's municipal election that covered four City Council districts, three CNM Governing Board districts, numerous city and scholastic spending proposals, a tax question and two proposed amendments to the electoral public finance law currently in effect in Burque.
The city has finally brought the ART project together, and it's celebrating with free rides from Nov. 30 until Dec. 31.
Funny because an arrest warrant for overdue library books happens to someone else.
The readers write about patriotism.
Film & TV
Conservatives cry over “cancel culture”
If you’re terribly saddened by the idea of Ben Shapiro, Milo Yiannopoulos and the like not being allowed to host rallies for their drinking-age fanboys on a campus near you, No Safe Spaces is the film for you.
Check out Soufra, The Mesopotamian Tale in Performance and the Furry Burque Film Festival. And the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is now accepting submissions for next year's event.
“Daybreak” on Netflix
For the most part, “Daybreak” counts primarily as comfort food for teenage audiences. It mixes together a lot of familiar elements, coming out the other end as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off combined with “The Walking Dead” with a dash of Night of the Comet tossed in for good measure.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
August James and the Lovesick Symphony
Weekly Alibi invited August James and drummer Peach Tauzer of up-and-coming country-inflected The Lovesick Symphony to our headquarters for a chat.
Love and light for ever
To find out more about the musical phenomenon coming our way, we struck up a conversation with one of the members of Itchy-O. There are 57 of them in case you want to know and this unit’s name, like all the others involved, is Itchy-O.
We review the new album by Rosie Hutchinson.
Arts & Lit
Sam Truett on Species in Peril on the Borderlands
Weekly Alibi sat down with Samuel Truett, Associate Professor of History at the University of New Mexico and expert panelist for Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande, to talk about the history of the US/Mexico border and what borders mean for the animals that must cross them.
Bryce Emley’s A Brief Family History of Drowning
A Brief Family History of Drowning is a time spent considering the cold, damp and salty world of grief and a moment to float in its heightened stillness.
Check out Strange as it Seems, Alice, an Adventure of Wonder and Wondering and There Must Be Other Names for the River.
It's time to rectify a gap in our review catalogue
Sadie’s is New Mexican food royalty, where they reign from a castle made of love and good cooking, offering the authentic experience that you need to convince anyone who lives outside of New Mexico that their food will always pale in comparison.
Annual Food Swap offers local culinary trading
Slow Food ABQ and the City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center are hosting their Annual Food Swap, where bring three to five homemade or homegrown food items to trade.
Sometimes in life, you come across a bag of 1000 fortune cookies, and realize that you're only hungry enough for five. So we're sharing the rest with you. Crack open this cookie and let's see what your future holds.
Study finds no one cares
While the term “marijuana” unarguably has racist origins, those implications disappeared from the group mind generations ago.
Humboldt Star would be a good strain for those who want to be creative and want a slight boost to productivity.