Alibi Volume 29, Number 11
March 12, 2020
News & Opinion
Atomic event spawned health issues
In the years that have passed since, some of the people in the inhabited areas within a 150-mile radius of the Trinity test have come to call themselves “downwinders.” They say that the radioactive fallout from the Trinity device poisoned their towns and their land, and in the process, created a perfect storm of cancerous proportions.
Senator works for two-generation empowerment
Late last week, Senator Martin Heinrich held a press conference to note the introduction of the Two-Generation Economic Empowerment Act and the Pathways to Health Careers Act, powerful pieces of legislation designed to ameliorate multigenerational poverty.
Construction is finally underway on a tiny home village in Albuquerque that will serve the city’s underprivileged and homeless residents; New Mexico has activated the Health Department’s operations center to help prepare for potential emergency situations related to the novel coronavirus outbreak; the state's Democratic and Republican parties hosted pre-primary conventions to select candidates to appear on the primary ballot.
Funny because emergency beering happens to someone else.
A reader writes about Zia Pueblo vs tourism.
Ask a drag queen your burning questions in Alibi’s exclusive advice column
Film & TV
Arty reimagining of Peter Pan grows up fast
Wendy is a fantastical and wholly original work of art but its mixture of gritty, down-to-earth realism and dreamy childhood reverie are two strong flavors that aren’t always easy to swallow together. If you prefer your fairy tales fractured, however, Wendy definitely fits the bill.
This week there's the GRAL Brothers, My Beautiful Stutter, The Boondock Saints party and screening, A Nightmare on Elm Street and “Sex and Power: The Visual Language of Oppression.”
“Little Fires Everywhere” on Hulu
It’s clear that the dramatic stakes on “Little Fires Everywhere” are rather low. Those looking to find a substitute for their hardcore “Big Little Lies” addiction aren’t likely to be completely fulfilled by this nicotine patch of a show.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Hangin’ with the cool kids
Weekly Alibi chats with Lindy Vision, the indescribably unique electronic no wave with funky super chops attached trio, who has just released part two of Adult Children of Alcoholics to local and regional acclaim.
Out in the wider world
There are plenty of gigs, shows and other events out there this weekend, just waiting for you to joyously attend. Be safe but don’t be scared as you party on in a world that is always abruptly changing.
We review albums by Full Speed Veronica and In Blue, as well as a local hip hop compilation.
Arts & Lit
Jan Butchofsky’s Ceremony: Coming of Age
Jan Butchofsky’s series Ceremony: Coming of Age documents two Mescalero Apache girls as they are initiated by their community into womanhood. Invited by the family, it is rare to have people from outside the Native community witness this ritual, and rarer still to see photographs of this four-day ceremony. Weekly Alibi sat down with Butchofsky to talk about making pictures, establishing trust and photographing the Mescalero Apache maidens.
Holly Roberts at UNM Hospital
On the fifth floor of the Ambulatory Care Center at UNM Hospital there is a contemporary art gallery. Three works of collage within Holly Roberts' and Robert Wilsons’ portion are of particular interest: “Big Head Listening, “Big Head Worrying” and “Big Head Thinking.” They speak to the cognitive side of health care, if not intentionally, certainly within the context of a hospital art exhibit.
Nice week! There's Joel Sartore talking about his photo ark, El Fuego Fatuo, the Antiquarian Book Fair and Reptilian Lounge.
Sawmill Market is set to be the next big thing in eating
Locally owned businesses growing into huge spaces is fantastic, but isn’t it more fun to have a location with a little bit of everything for everyone? Smaller local businesses can finally get a foothold and step up with a new place called Sawmill Market, New Mexico’s first food hall.
As next week is the unofficial spring kick-off, St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), we’ve got some celebration tips to help keep you green and happy.
FDA reports on CBD progress
FDA says little in update for Congress; Banking associations from all over are urging lawmakers to advance a bill that would protect financial institutions that service cannabis businesses; Department of Health signs off on rule to allow out-of-state patients to go to any New Mexico dispensary and register as a reciprocal patient.
The main terpenes present in Eagle Scout can aid in the treatment of various pain, stomach and inflammation issues, and it would also be a good strain for fending off fatigue and improving overall mood and productivity.
Samantha Anne Carrillo reports on the economic impact of COVID-19, a disease caused by infection with new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, and the local and national industries, employment and events being hit hardest and earliest.