Alibi Volume 29, Number 33
August 13, 2020
Let’s catch up on why we’ve changed up the formula
Since 1992 Weekly Alibi has been a staple of Albuquerque. As we were at the start of this year, as a whole, we were unprepared for a global pandemic that would shut down almost all entertainment and outings. It’s safe to say most everyone was in that boat, in one form or another. So what is the number one go-to newspaper for things to do in the city left to do but shift focus?
News & Opinion
COVID-19 response makes US look like a banana republic
Food banks are seeing an average increase of 50 percent in the number of people served compared to this time last year. Feeding America's latest food bank survey, based on preliminary data, estimates an additional 17 million people, or around 54 million people (one in six) total, in the United States could become food insecure in 2020 as a result of the pandemic.
Fight For Our Lives denounces criminalizing students of color
Over the weekend a protest to defund the Albuquerque Public Schools Police Department led by Fight For Our Lives, a local youth-led organization that campaigns for school safety and racial justice, met at the APS Headquarters and marched through Uptown.
Is justice possible under “corrupt and malicious” judiciary?
Why do politicians fight to fill judicial openings with their buddies? This question may sound naive—but is it?
Criminal Justice Reform Subcommittee says police reform will be a focus for the next round of legislation; health orders seem to be paying off, as New Mexico is showing a test positivity rate that is significantly lower than neighboring states; environmental officials have issued an emergency rule requiring employers to promptly report known cases of coronavirus in the workplace.
Film & TV
“Doom Patrol” vs. “The Umbrella Academy”
Both “Doom Patrol” and “The Umbrella Academy” serve up funny, weird, sometimes morose collections of broken heroes trying to save a world that doesn’t want them and struggling to find (occasional) solace in self-made families of larger-than-life misfits.
Shows come and go on the popular streaming services.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Arts & Lit
Be a tourist in your hometown
This fall, students and chaperones alike are going to have to seek out their own off-campus enrichment experiences to augment their education. Fortunately, Weekly Alibi has found 10 Albuquerque locations to get students young and old started with the help of local author Ashley Biggers.
Lea Anderson’s upcycled yucca
This is clearly a transitional time, but to what remains elusive. Drawing strength and inspiration from the natural world provides some solace, and we see in Lea Anderson’s new work she has done just that.
A Cocktail Best Approached from the Left
First thing you need to understand about the Moscow Mule is that it was concocted in Los Angeles to sell more vodka and has nothing to do with Moscow, except possibly when your hand is freezing from holding the copper cup.
Woman sues Disney over CBD arrest
A woman is suing The Walt Disney Company after being arrested for CBD at Walt Disney World in Florida. Disney and the police are refusing to speak about the ordeal.
Twelve pieces of creative advice. If you only have time to read one, maybe pick based on your birthday.
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