Alibi Volume 29, Number 10
March 5, 2020
News & Opinion
On the road to rapid transit in Albuquerque
How has the ART project in its current incarnation (up and running with various successes and challenges) affected business up and down its route along Central Avenue?
Felina Romero proves her mettle
Activist Felina Romero stopped by Weekly Alibi to talk about her history and future, her intent and what it’s like to be a young human on the cusp of radical change in a world.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed “red flag” gun bill and said sheriffs who refuse to enforce it should resign; Bernalillo County District Attorney's Office is starting a new program to lower crime in southeast Albuquerque; Hundreds of thousands of New Mexicans still haven’t applied to receive a Real ID.
Funny because viruses in farts that are unfiltered by pants happen to someone else.
A reader writes about golf courses and fracking.
Film & TV
Steve Coogan fiddles while Rome burns in broad satire
Greed has definite moments of pointed humor, but the target of the film’s humor and outrage is just too broad. We don’t need a comedy to tell us the Kardashians are stupid or a drama to tell us that billionaires don’t care about the 99 percent.
Vote in Marvel March Madness and see "¡Colores!" documentaries about prominent New Mexico women. Actors, get your foot in the door at an open casting call for a Netflix series that will be shooting in Albuquerque and then go to the Performers Forum the next day.
Will DC Universe be first to fail?
DC Universe may not be dead, but its future looks awfully bleak.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Merican Slang Is Back
Merican Slang is a band that features the saxophone, an instrument that, until recently, was considered to be Satanic. More than that, this fresh and phat collection of longtime Burqueño musicians plays a sort of rock and roll that may indeed be described as devilish. We asked the band to stop by our headquarters.
We’re as far as we can tell
This weekend, the highs will be in the low 70s and Daylight Saving Time begins. Those are both good reasons to go see a show this week.
We review albums by NeverDrive, Forefront and A.Eye.
Arts & Lit
Juliana Coles at Ghostwolf Gallery
Juliana Coles’ pirate name is Captain Morgan Le Fay. Weekly Alibi sat down with Coles to talk about pirates, scars, blue skies and her paintings.
Looking into Santa Fe Noir
Santa Fe Noir could have easily gone wrong with a lesser editor veering down a well-trod road, but Ariel Gore finds us stories about people we know, or think we know, reflected in the shady, more complex moments in Santa Fe.
This week you should check out Family Resemblance, Fun-A-Day, A Quiet But Not Empty Place, Upshot reading & signing and Women Fashion Designers and the Birth of Modern Dress.
S-A BBQ brings the smoke to Green Jeans
S-A BBQ is still fresh, having been open for just over three months and they’ve hit the mark with good food, carving out a unique identity at Green Jeans.
Casa De Luna preps to open Downtown
It’s fair to say that when it comes to being iconic in Albuquerque, our coffee shops hold the award. Now, we face new contender, Casa De Luna.
Take a class in Knife Skills Basics, go to a chili cook-off and enjoy Jazz Brunch.
New FDA commish comments on CBD
FDA is open to value of CBD; cannabis use among seniors over the age of 65 doubled between 2015 and 2018; Department of Agriculture announced it will be delaying a hemp rule that would limit who could test plants.
Matriarch is a great strain for those looking for a good, comfortable high that provides a decent jolt to the senses.
Samantha Anne Carrillo reports on new research into the anatomy of stress and anxiety and the slated start date for New Mexico to begin offering reciprocal access to medical cannabis patients from other states.