Alibi Volume 29, Number 01
January 2, 2020
News & Opinion
A monument becomes a park
You may now use the phrase White Sands National Park to refer to a relatively small and totally awesome portion of the stark desert landscape south of here.
The crime, the police, the solutions
Law enforcement should be a community-positive, readily recognizable, mutually coordinated series of events.
The Mayor of Las Vegas has been charged with six felony bribery and abuse of power counts; the New Mexico Gas Company filed a rate increase request with the PRC that would add up to a 4.2 percent increase; an Illinois-based company that develops wind farms won a bid for thousands of acres of New Mexico state trust land.
Funny because slanted toilets happen to someone else.
The readers write about ART bus crashes and how to get information on candidates for public office.
Film & TV
Saying “no thanks” to Nazis
A Hidden Life paints a picture of times that are hard, but reminds us that solace, and even beauty, can be found in our own convictions.
Good riddance to bad movies! Here’s a rundown of the worst films of 2019.
An Englishman in Albuquerque
We interview Albuquerque transplant Baz Francis of Mansion Harlots.
We review new albums by Adam Ganer, Filalete and Lone Piñon.
Arts & Lit
An interview with Judson Frondorf
Weekly Alibi sat down with Judson Frondorf to talk about what’s old, what’s new and what he has in store for his new show.
The slides of Walter McDonald
In 1969, the fledgling Albuquerque Museum hired photographer Walter McDonald to take pictures of Albuquerque. 50 years later they are full of life in a bustling, colorful time in our history.
This is the week for stories of survival, First Free Friday at MoCNA, Free Sunday at the Museum of International Folk Art and Bosque Wild: Guided Nature Walk.
Sunnyside Up inhabits local scene, breaks corporate ties
It’s not terribly common to see a national chain convert to local. Sunnyside Up has proved they know what they’re doing and don’t need some big corporate board to help them. They’re one of us now, and we should be thankful that the Heights has more breakfast options to choose from.
On embracing this city’s growth spurt
We can sit here all day and talk about all the new wonderful things changing and expanding in Albuquerque, but when we get down to brass tacks, none of that means a thing if we don’t engage it.
Who are we if not continually changing and evolving creatures? As you hunt new events and planning out your week ahead, be the new you!Wee
Trump sort of makes vague threat
Trump threatens to violate the law in order to execute the law; almost three-quarters of New Mexico voters support the legalization of recreational cannabis; Hemp producers say their first year hasn't gone well.
The pep that Cuban Linx offers to be a good boost for a dejected or distracted person’s day and its attentive feeling would make it useful during social situations.
Samantha Anne Carrillo reports on the pending filing status of legislation to legalize recreational cannabis in New Mexico and the first day for legal cannabis in Illinois.