Alibi Volume 29, Number 05
January 30, 2020
News & Opinion
Peace center meeting highlights dissent
The Activist Police Reform Forum shows how far Albuquerque remains from fully embracing the city police.
Plus a new member, the gavel and nuclear power
During the Jan. 22 Albuquerque City Council meeting, one could almost see the spirit of Councilor Ken Sanchez present as the local body politic took care of city business during the first meeting of 2020.
Newscity: Navajo Nation Votes to Limit Protections, NM Switches to New Teacher License Test, Minimum Wage Affects Medicaid Eligibility
Funny because serial pooping happens to someone else.
Ask a drag queen your burning questions in Alibi’s exclusive advice column
Chastity Belt-Off offers advice on avoiding Cheeto dust, dealing with menopause and understanding drag.
Film & TV
Historic haunted house drama is a ghost of its former self
If you’re looking for cheap PG-13 scares, you could—theoretically anyway—do worse than The Turning. But dragging a classic like The Turn of the Screw into this generic haunted house mess feels, at best, like a missed opportunity and, at worst, like an insult to English literature.
While you wait for Netflix to call you back with a job offer, go see Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound, The Searchers and a salute to ’80s icon John Hughes.
Super Bowl weekend around the dial
As football fans undoubtedly know, there's a battle coming this weekend. Should you watch the Kansas City Chiefs or should you watch puppies?
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Folk ensemble creates anew
Weekly Alibi talks to Carmen Marsico and Björn Wennås of Southern Italy's folk group Newpoli.
Composers’ Symposium: Eternal Return
The 49th John Donald Robb Composers’ Symposium is being held this week, and features the work of Wave Dash—that’s Camilla Hoitenga and Magdalena Meitzner—as well as special guest composers Anne LeBaron, Lei Liang, Amy Williams, Blair Hiller and Juan Salvidar Jr.
We review new albums by Illuminati Congo, Crystal Whip and Mercury Renegades.
Arts & Lit
Cedra Wood’s A Soft Eye, A Mirror-Eye
Weekly Alibi sat down with Cedra Wood to talk about camels, vultures and what drew her to draw them.
The City of Albuquerque Employee Art Exhibit
Of particular note at the City of Albuquerque Employee Art Exhibit is a photograph titled “Stop Rowing for a Second” by Sarita Nair. It depicts an oar out of water on a quiet lake. The message is fitting for this show, given the context. It reminds us to take a moment to look around.
Enjoy Elizabeth I: In Her Own Words and Objects: Redux, then work on your submission for the Rail Yard Fictions Writing Competition.
Urban Taqueria starts a political conversation
Urban Taqueria offers a mesh of tradition with Modernism allows them to exist in that sweet spot that hipsters love to blog about while still appealing to casual diners.
All these Super Bowl needs, so little time
Super Bowl Sunday is about dinner and a show, the combination of greasy junk food and commercials. But what food is the right one to pull in for the big day?
Learn about beer, mourn Mr. Peanut, see some belly dancers and enjoy a Vegan Jazz Brunch.
UNM program educates public on cannabis
UNM psychology department to expand cannabis education; Psilocybin trademarked; Mexican lawmakers to legalize recreational cannabis.
Samantha Anne Carrillo reports on pro-cannabis legalization media outreach efforts made by two Las Cruces City Councilors and comedian Ngaio Bealum's editorial take on the value of sniffing out cannabis strains' respective terpene profiles at the dispensary.
Sativa Diva would be a good strain for those suffering from nausea, pain, anxiety, stress, depression or insomnia.
As we isolate ourselves in our individual virtual prisons, start more conflicts and spend more time hating those who don't share our opinions, at least we can all agree on one thing: Cannabis is still the best medicine for facing the constant barrage of weekly existential crises. This kind of bipartisan support is rarer than a YouTuber without clinical narcissism. Soak it up while you can.
Not as cut and dry as you may think
Statistics say there is a correlation between access to medical cannabis and lower opioid prescriptions. Can cannabis help end the opioid crisis?
Shrooms in the group consciousness again
Last November, the US Food and Drug Administration made an incredible move by designating psilocybin treatments as a “breakthrough therapy” for the second time.
Herb for sleep
Cannabis’ special power to send patients off to slumberland isn't news to anyone. It's so good at it that we connoisseurs have to come up with a lot of special terms like “couchlock,” “heady” and “body high” just to avoid repeating ourselves when we describe its sedative effects.
Teen cannabis use on the rise?
Last December, The Boston Globe profiled a youth outreach program that was taking a radical new approach to curbing illicit cannabis use among teenagers. Instead of telling teens to “just say no,” counselors were encouraging them to “smoke less.”
Paths to the plant
Let’s take a look at how a drug once considered a societal scourge by dark forces has come to be accepted by a whopping 75 percent of the nation’s adult population.
Cannabis in schools was supposed to be smart ...
Last year's Senate Bill 406, “Medical Marijuana Changes,” caused a stir for a number of reasons. At the forefront of the controversy was a section that gave public school students access to medical cannabis on school grounds.
How to make cannabutter
So you've become a voracious cannabis eater and have finally worked up the nerve to take the plunge and bake your own THC-infused treat. But how exactly do you do that?
Calling for an end to player THC bans
Cannabis has spread its tendrils so deep into the American psyche that even our sports have been infected. And we aren't just talking about the petition to make being a Bengals or Browns fan a qualifying condition for a medical cannabis card in Ohio (although that really happened).
We're in full-blown buttoned-down mode, here, people. Old Boomer Winter is back, and he's blowing up a furious mess of depression and anxiety for the whole country. Luckily, we're blessed with the presence of one of the greatest natural predators of the winter blues: that beautiful weed we call cannabis.
Terpenes, cannabinoids and the entourage effect
If you sense that cannabis is greater than the sum of its parts, you’re already well on your way to understanding the so-called entourage effect. Discussion of the entourage effect as it concerns cannabis use centers on the complementary, synergistic nature (and resulting effects) of common volatile organic compounds known as terpenes that work in concert with cannabis plants’ natural phytocannabinoids.