Alibi Volume 29, Number 03
January 16, 2020
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News & Opinion
Celebration notes progress, marks challenges
Though the Keller administration has indeed been successful in a multitude of ways and there are a solid set of reasons to be hopeful, his speech made clear the problems the local administration faces.
New Mexico Legislature 2020
This year's convocation of the New Mexico Legislature focuses on economics and education.
A number of sheriffs across New Mexico are speaking out against proposed “red flag” gun legislation; New Mexico Environment Department is fining the Air Force for contaminating water at a base near Clovis; New Mexico Homeland Security came under fire when officials asked an Iranian American cultural group if they'd seen any suspicious activities.
Funny because Rambo's screams for help are heard by someone else.
A reader writes a short letter about Trump's sense of responsibility, as well as his honesty, sanity and benevolent nature.
Film & TV
Newest version of animal-filled fable does a little
Dolittle has just enough fantastical visuals and innocuous one-liners to appease the family audiences it’s aimed at.
Go see No Small Matter, Le Havre, Canes of Power and the No Man's Land film festival.
“Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt For the Bone Collector” on NBC
Glossy, silly and awfully familiar, “Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt For the Bone Collector” is exactly the sort of unbelievable but entertaining crime series TV viewers go for.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Behind mi chante, holiday complete
Get out of the house and check out the latest in hip local live music.
Steve Civerolo is back in black
Here’s a bit of what Steve Beneath—and new drummer Seth Beneath—told Weekly Alibi about being in a metal band in Burque in the year of our metal lord 2020.
We review albums by Terrible Tumors, Mineral Hill and it was the wires.
Arts & Lit
Sayaka Ganz’s Reclaimed Creations
Sayaka Ganz takes old spatulas, spoons, clothes hangers and other such ubiquitous household plastics and finesses them into graceful sculptures of animals in motion. Weekly Alibi sat down with Ganz at the museum to talk about plastic, process and the tyrannosaurus in the lobby.
Happy Birthday by Jana Opincariu
In Jana Opincariu’s Happy Birthday, we find our view smack-dab in the middle of an emergence scene of the invertebrate kind.
This is the week for Bad Dates, Punch Out the Casket, Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia Lozano and Sea Turtle Awareness Day.
Fun Noodle Bar sets perfect example of how to do noodles
With the University area having the Noodle District comfortably operating at this point, the expansion has to begin in new places. Fun Noodle Bar fits perfectly in the Heights and residents will be having fun there for a long time.
Plastic bag ban is step in right direction for city
Many don’t remember, but there was a time in New Mexico history when people said the state bird was a plastic bag, because wherever you went, you would be sure to see one lazily drifting through the sky, hanging in a tree and flapping its metaphorical wings noisily above the streets.
There are few things more terrible in this world than being cold, but thankfully, we as a people have come up with soup, the great equalizer of cold. It fills us not just with nourishment, but also heat.
Settlement details released
Details have been made public about a settlement that was reached last summer between EXPO New Mexico and Ultra Health; a state senator and lawyer is asking a judge to allow medical cannabis patients under house arrests to have access to their meds; Florida state agencies are trying out a THC testing kit to distinguish "hemp" from "marijuana."
Cat Piss Romulan should be good for those who have a high tolerance and are looking for something strong to unwind with. And for anyone who wants to get lost in space.
Samantha Anne Carrillo reports on a first-of-its-kind congressional subcommittee hearing on cannabis policy and new research that suggests early onset cannabis users exhibit impulsivity when driving.