Alibi Volume 29, Number 07
February 13, 2020
News & Opinion
Coalition faces cuts, keeps striving
Before the Legislature met, Governor Lujan Grisham published a proposed budget which included $3.5 million to be spent in conjunction with New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence to provide educational and support services to domestic violence programs. To find out more, Weekly Alibi met with NMCADV Executive Director Pam Wiseman and Board of Directors Community Representative Quintin D. McShan.
Van Rossum in the Land of Enchantment
Green activst Maya van Rossum is in New Mexico this week to talk about her new book, The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment. She stopped by Weekly Alibi to talk about the book and how it applies to the state of New Mexico, where she hopes to foster the introduction of legislation to amend our state’s constitution.
APD is clarifying its body cam policy after officers muted their cameras; scammers stole nearly a half-million dollars from Bernalillo County last year; city has now hired a supervisor to monitor bus speeds after complaints of speeding.
Funny because boozy wellwater happens to someone else.
A reader writes about speculative abuse of the Presidential Emergency Act.
Film & TV
Icy European dramedy gets watered down stateside
Downhill is an English language reshoot of Ruben Östlund’s 2014 film Force Majeure, by the writing-directing team of Nat Faxon & Jim Rash. Yet where Östlund’s packed a primal punch, Faxon & Rash’s offers only a light slap.
Check out the Santa Fe Film Festival and Blonde Crazy.
“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” on NBC
Ultimately, your enjoyment of “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” will depend upon how much deep-seated wisdom you ascribe to random pop music lyrics.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Band makes big plans over big pie
Revíva, Albuquerque’s premier New Mexican reggae and ranchera outfit, has a gig planned for Valentine’s Day. Weekly Alibi met with them to talk about their history and future, music in Albuquerque and what it really means to play on the upbeat.
A look at this week in live music
This year the lover’s holiday happens to fall right at the beginning of the fabled weekend. That means there are plenty of shows to check out in Albuquerque's thriving live music scene.
We review new albums by Olivia Nowadays and Ras Elijah Tafari.
Arts & Lit
Patricia Dickinson Wells on Dracula, A Love Story
Weekly Alibi sat down with choreographer Patricia Dickinson Wells to talk about ballet and Dracula, A Love Story.
Peter Voshefski’s Deep Research
As captivating and intricate as Peter Voshefski’s new exhibit Deep Research: Drawings, Collages and Paintings is individually, collectively it seemingly serves a more complex purpose.
This is the week for Voices in the Barrio, Asking For It, Asteroid!, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, The Great Backyard Bird Count and Sonia Luévano's sacred heart paintings.
The store next door is amazing for sure
This is the ice cream that genuinely stops you in your tracks to take a minute and appreciate all that it is. There is probably a long and complicated German word for that feeling, but in that moment of trying it, only one simple word came to mind: Bliss.
We did the math so you don’t have to
You forgot to make Valentine's Day plans again! You buffoon! Here's an Idiot’s Guide to Last-Minute Valentines Plans.
Like many weekly specials, this one shall be constructed with a mish-mash of leftover pieces. Here is the local news that you need to be on the move, so keep on it and keep that support in your favorite neighborhood places!
Reports say legalization brings profitability
Though legalization of recreational cannabis proves profitable to businesses and communities in counties that border states where the drug is still banned, relaxed cannabis laws also result in higher abnormal stock returns, improved employee productivity and increased innovation.
The soothing body and mental come-down makes Boss Hogg great for insomnia, nausea and stress relief.
Samantha Anne Carrillo reports on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s tabling of a hopeful recreational cannabis bill and new research on how THC can affect human memory formation.
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