Alibi Volume 28, Number 47
November 21, 2019
Get out and embrace the cold
We here at Weekly Alibi recommend that you use the coming winter season as an opportunity to head out to the four corners of our state in search of culture, food, sports and other entertaining activities. To assist you, here is a list of some of Alibi’s favorite annual winter events to engage in.
News & Opinion
Auditor’s investigation reveals issues
Late last week, the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) issued a missive to the press announcing the end to and results from an investigation into settlement payments made during the tenure of former governor Susana Martinez.
City Council acts on a variety of items
November happenings at the Albuquerque City Council table included a shout-out to the Rock Your Mocs movement, more closed captioning on public TVs and bucks for a public engagement campaign to attract young professionals.
News from around the state.
Funny because a North Korean St. Patrick's Day pub crawl happens to someone else.
Film & TV
European idyll appears comfortable in first gear
Award-winning, non-Hollywood filmmaker Ira Sachs returns to theaters with all the trademark elements necessary for an art house drama in tow. His latest indie, Frankie, boasts a star-studded cast, an exotic locale, 90 minutes worth of dysfunctional family drama and a tone so low-key it couldn’t possibly overexcite its target audience of retirement age moviegoers.
See the long-lost 1936 “New Mexploitation” film The Lash of the Penitentes, The Sword in the Stone and the made-in-Albuquerque short film "Expolo." High Desert Screening is on the hunt for locally made movie trailers, music videos, short films and student films for next year’s event.
Deets about Amazon’s “LOTR” emerge
Amazon Studios' The Lord of the Rings production is finally beginning, and we’re getting our first, tantalizing facts about this much-anticipated fantasy series.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Amy Guess on art and honesty
Weekly Alibi speak with singer-songwriter and total rocker Amy Guess.
New Mexican music awards
Weekly Alibi gave Albuquerque musician Gene Chavez a phone call to find out more about this year’s Los 15 Grandes de Nuevo Mexico.
We review new albums by Michael Allan Baca, Marshal Lawrence and Cactus Warmuth.
Arts & Lit
An interview with puppeteer and creature creator Michael McCormick
As part of the Albuquerque Museum’s new exhibit opening this Saturday, The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited, Michael McCormick (puppeteer and creature creator that worked with Jim Henson on some of his most memorable productions including The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth) will be introducing The Dark Crystal at a film screening followed by a Q&A. Weekly Alibi sat down with McCormick in his Albuquerque home to talk about his work with Jim Henson, the craft of puppetry and the creatures he created.
The monotypes of Paula Panich
Falling somewhere between a painting and a print, the monotype is really neither. Paula Panich uses the monotype technique to embrace imperfection and the freedom that comes from chance.
Rhett & Link are ready to take Kiva by storm
From talk shows to podcasts, music videos and more, Rhett & Link have been keeping things fresh and always staying a step ahead. We were lucky enough to get a chance to talk with them before their upcoming show.
See So This Is Art, some other well-hyphenated-title art, learn tale of Francis Gary Powers and meet Jeffrey Haas, author of The Assassination of Fred Hampton.
Bacon Jam will destroy your weight loss dreams
Bacon Jam serves the indulgent, over-the-top bacon-laden dishes your metaphorical heart has been looking for. The main pull here is simple: Bacon is amazing, and no dish has ever suffered from having bacon in it.
Richie B’s Pizza debuts bizarre, amazing slice
Welcome to the Thanksgiving Slice: an entire Thanksgiving dinner worth of goodies decorating a single slice of pizza. Included are turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberries, cheddar cheese and, of course, gravy.
A couple of bite-sized pieces of good news to digest that should leave you feeling full of happiness.
Legislators eye recreational market
Lawmakers met in Santa Fe to discuss the economics of legalizing recreational marijuana; nonresident medical cannabis patients are a reality in New Mexico; FDA warns companies to stop making unsubstantiated medical claims about CBD products; poll found that support for marijuana legalization rose again among US voters.