Alibi Volume 29, Number 27
July 2, 2020
Long-awaited park dedicated to victims of West Mesa murders
The City of Albuquerque, with input from the families of the victims of the West Mesa murders, created Women’s Memorial Park to reflect and to have a small sense of peace.
News & Opinion
Black Voices ABQ demands change for a stronger, healthier and more diversified community and economy. A huge factor hindering social change is education, but on top of New Mexico being one of the lowest ranked states in education, schools with primarily Black and Brown students receive less funding than schools with primarily White students.
How should new contract reflect current focus on police violence?
The City of Albuquerque’s contract with the Albuquerque Police Officers Association (APOA), the union for Albuquerque law enforcement officers, is due to expire on June 30. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the contract will be extended until the City Council can safely meet to vote on the contract’s renewal.
One long Zoom call later, City Council tackles corona questions
Burque City Councilors earned their summer vacay after a nearly 6 1/2 hour Zoom meeting, clearing their government table of a myriad of items.
Hospitalizations and deaths related to COVID-19 continue to drop in New Mexico; state district court judge will reconsider a ruling that accused New Mexico of failing to provide adequate education for children; Gov. Lujan Grisham issued executive clemency to a number of New Mexico prisoners last week.
Funny because unsafe sex (with all that heavy breathing and panting) happens to someone else.
Film & TV
Artemis Fowl on Disney+
Despite its literary history, Artemis Fowl reads like a generic mash-up of mystical YA series Harry Potter and Percy Jackson (with a dash of Men In Black for good measure).
Shows come and go on the popular streaming services.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
We review new albums by XX/XO and Baltogucci.
Arts & Lit
Frank Blazquez’s Barrios de Nuevo Mexico
Frank Blazquez sees someone that looks interesting, then he walks up to them and asks if he can take their picture. No chit chat. No establishing a rapport.
The New Mexican art you missed
Sharing Code tells the story of how computer art began at the University of New Mexico in 1968 with the development of a computer program designed for artists to use with little computer training.
It takes two to tango to make restaurant service function
With restaurants cautiously reopening throughout June, it’s become a weird trek back out into a world we once knew, with some of us hoping to sit down and eat something that isn’t burned and unseasoned by our inattention in the kitchen. For restaurant owners this has become a double-edged sword.
An American classic
Bourbon, Coca-Cola and peanuts is a forgiving beverage that will only be ruined if served warm.
DOJ finds no violations in antitrust cases
DOJ is letting itself off the hook in antitrust investigations of cannabis businesses; ProgressNow New Mexico accused Pat Davis of upholding racist institutions.
© Copyright 2020 Rob Brezsny
Twelve pieces of creative advice. If you only have time to read one, maybe pick based on your birthday.
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