Alibi Volume 29, Number 08
February 20, 2020
News & Opinion
A backlash is noted in recent border news
Albuquerque's immigrant-friendly status is causing trouble that reaches down from the federal level, and may prevent the city from accessing federal grants having to do with everything from increased police staffing to the testing of rape kit evidence. In order to get a better handle on this complex, culture-changing series of events, Weekly Alibi spoke with a number of city and government leaders on the subject, including City Councilors Pat Davis and Klarissa Peña.
Highlights from the latest 30-day session
Public safety, education and finances were the big themes at this 30-day session. And although the Lujan Grisham administration had several successes during this year’s short-lived session, the Dems in charge also faced a couple of notable letdowns.
Trip by City Councilor Peña has raised concerns after it cost was revealed; DOJ threatens to withhold anti-crime grants; federal judge approved a settlement that ended a 40-year-old civil case that enforced reforms in New Mexico's prisons.
Funny because burglary notes are misplaced by someone else.
The readers write about Valerie Plame, Republican Senators, Nancy Pelosi, APD and the Albuquerque Housing Authority.
Readers ask a drag queen their burning questions.
Film & TV
Low-key drama examines office politics in #MeToo era
If The Assistant were a documentary, it would be deadly dull. As a drama it’s … well, it’s still pretty dull.
See Are We There Yet? with director Q&A or The Breakfast Club. Apply for a grant from the John Pinto Native Filmmakers Memorial Fund.
“Locke & Key” on Netflix
“Locke & Key” offers up some clever dark fantasy—imaginative, original and occasionally quite spooky. And if it puts you in the mood to read/re-read Hill and Rodriquez’ original comic afterward, all the better.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
The Zappa legacy includes Hot Rats
Weekly Alibi rang up Dweezil Zappa to find out where he stood in relation to subjects like foaming goo and reaching nirvana tonight.
Local nights get louder
If you are feeling the urge to listen to live music, the upcoming week of concerts in Albuquerque and the vicinity should definitely satisfy that primal feeling.
We review new albums by clara, Roger Cook and Vinesines.
Arts & Lit
Tania Candiani’s Cromática
Cromática started with artist Tania Candiani’s investigations into traditional Mexican modes of textile and ceramic production. As she began working with traditional weavers to create the textiles for the exhibit, the sounds of their work became part of the exhibit itself: synesthesia.
Michael P. Berman’s Perdido Sierra San Luis
Since entering the Anthropocene, the art world has produced untold volumes considering the imprint of humanity on nature. Perdido Sierra San Luis deviates from the common approach in a rare, marked and existentially unsettling way.
This is the week to see Puppeteers of New Mexico, ABQ Unidos Poetry Slam, Keshet's 2020 Choreographers' Showcase and The Old White Lady Tells It.
Nob Hill Bar & Grill reinvents itself with the help of NM Capital Partners
Daydream and Nob Hill Bar & Grill are two sides of the same coin, in the sense that they have found the need for Nob Hill to be built back up with new ventures, one a reimagining, one a bold new addition. Both manage to stick the landing when it comes to impressing.
Does your life lack margaritas, debauchery and a guest chef?
Recreational bill tabled
Senators Joseph Cervantes and Richard Martinez shoot down Cannabis Regulation Act and a patient enrolled in the Colorado medical cannabis program was arrested for marijuana possession near Farmington, N.M.
Lemon Skunk would be great for newcomers or patients who experience anxiety, as the mild effects are easily approachable and make for a comfortable high.
Samantha Anne Carrillo reports on the passage of SB 139 and the NFL’s proposed changes to drug testing players for THC and resulting punitive consequences.