Alibi Volume 29, Number 06
February 6, 2020
News & Opinion
Local journalist begins podcast
Eleven years after a grisly discovery was made on the West Mesa, a suspect in those lonely deaths has yet to be positively identified. No trials have been held to provide closure for the families of those women. In the nearly score of years that have passed since their discovery, people have moved on and memories have faded.
NM Legislature update number 2
The Legislature of the state of New Mexico’s session started on Tuesday Jan. 21 and it continues through Thursday, Feb. 20. Here’s a look at some of the activities as seen through the eyes of an observer.
Congressional members toured a Border Patrol facility following deaths of a migrant children in US custody; UNM is asking lawmakers for medical school scholarship and outpatient program funding; also, UNM will not be sending students to China due to concerns over the coronavirus.
Funny because animatronic ground hogs predict weather for someone else.
Film & TV
Who could win, who might lose?
Who should you pick in your office’s Oscar pool? To see how the 92nd Annual Academy Awards are shaping up in the “Top Five” categories, we turn to the various critics organizations who handed out their own golden statues during Award Season and to New Jersey-based sports betting provider DraftKings (odds listed as of 1/31).
Here’s where your popcorn habit pays off
The 92nd Oscars will be held on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. Here are the nominees from some of the top categories.
“The Oscars” on ABC
Citing the success of last year’s host-free 91st presentation, ABC said it will once again dispense with the “traditional host.”
This week there's the Books to Big Screen film series, “Art of War” test screening/fundraising event, Harriet and a 50th Anniversary Celebration in honor of “Sesame Street."
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
With Robert Bruce Jackson Caruthers
What is it that makes a record great? Defining the qualities that go into forging a great record on the rock and roll fire can be a trying task. We invited Robert Bruce Jackson Caruthers to stop by and talk about the music he makes.
Concert presents ragtime and boogie woogie
Adam Swanson will be playing a special solo piano concert with themes centered on transportation and the nation’s railroads, much of it consisting of ragtime compositions.
For the week ending Feb. 12
Here are recommendations for local live concerts that you should show up for during the upcoming week.
Arts & Lit
A Family Band for a Clown Funeral
Darlin’ and the Rodeo Runners have raised enough to give their beloved Ma and Pa the grand send-off that rodeo clown royalty deserves. Son and band leader Hondo Baca wants his parents’ funeral to be a celebration of their lives, so he and the family have invited the community to the funeral at their parent’s home located inside the Tricklock Performance Laboratory.
The creative world of Judith Weichsel Carr
Lily Tomlin quipped, “The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.” Being an artist can often seem like that when commercial considerations swamp your art.
This week you can see Coyote: A Solo Exhibition of Jesse Littlebird, First Friday's Comedy Contest - Battle of the Sexes 2020, Tania Candiani: Cromática and “Josephine Baker: A Black Venus in Europe.”
Taylor Garrett Whiskey changes the rules of distilling
What if someone had found a secret to cut down the time needed to barrel age whiskey dramatically? Well, Scott Feuille of Taylor Garrett Whiskey claims he has.
Wing It Up brings chicken and waffles to the street
Wing It Up has genuinely refreshing takes on wing sauces that break the mold and try something a little different. Hunt them down, don’t wait for their magic to find you. This is the food truck your life has been missing.
Legalization bill passes first hurdle
“Cannabis Regulation Act” passed through the Senate Public Affairs Committee and despite past problems, experts still say the hemp market is set to improve drastically this year.
Biscotti should be good for treating depression, nausea, pain, stress, insomnia and possibly even inflammation.
Samantha Anne Carrillo reports on state lawmakers’ latest efforts to legally redefine eligibility for New Mexico’s medical cannabis program and VICE’s coverage of cannabis possession penalties outside the US.