The Albuquerque City Council served up a fat stack of agenda items at its nearly six-hour June 17 regular meeting. The Council does not meet during July so they had to tie up all the city business that must be done
Attorney General says UNM has violated public records laws by withholding documents from investigators; FBI Albuquerque Division has instated a new Violent Crimes Task Force; an annual report has ranked New Mexico as the worst state in which to raise a child.
More and more companies are realizing the importance of diversity and inclusion. A new report by the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation found that LGBT inclusive practices gave 59 percent of companies better job applicant pools, and 71 percent of companies a reputation boost.
Vintage Albuquerque began as a way to support the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and expanded to support arts education programs for children in New Mexico. To provide funding for these programs, they have the Wine & Food Fiesta.
New book celebrates the photographs of Anne Noggle
By Clarke Condé
Anne Noggle’s interest in photographing older women holds a place in the canon of American photography that few have sought to match and the new book Flight of Spirit: The Photographs of Anne Noggle is a brilliant, though by no means exhaustive, collection of some of her finest work.
Few New Mexicans are making a full-time income in fashion but Kathleen Fasanella believes it doesn’t have to be that way. She has worked in the garment industry for over 30 years, establishing the country’s only solar-powered sewing factory on Albuquerque’s Westside in 2015. We have a chat with her about the state of the garment industry in New Mexico and what can be done to change it for the better.
There's a lot of try to fit in this Saturday: Entangled, Sleeping Between the Sun and the Moon, Interdimensional Cubistic Conjunction + Friction Squared, Seed: Climate Change Resilience and the Sell Me Insanity book release.
Non-residents may be eligible for New Mexico's medical cannabis program; physicians are undereducated with respect to cannabis, but as people who aren't doctors it seems that Night Terror OG may be just the thing for anyone suffering from stress, exhaustion or insomnia.
Former Mayor Martin Chavez’ belief that a lack of consequences are to blame for the high crime rate—and consequently the show of force—seems simplistic for a man who once led this city into the 21st century.
A plan to store nuclear waste in an interim facility has met resistance from governor; ACLU is calling on authorities to block the construction of a private border wall in Sunland Park; dairy farmers in Bosque are trying to halt plans to run a massive power line across their lands.
Shakespeare retires to the country in Kenneth Branagh’s speculative biopic
By Devin D. O’Leary
The new biopic All Is True posits a speculative reason for our lack of information about William Shakespeare's life: He intentionally vanished from public life based on an untimely tragedy, general world-weariness and a dark family secret.
The gritty crime series “City on a Hill” is produced by famed purveyors of fine Beantown entertainment and has a solid cast anchored by Kevin Bacon’s gleefully nasty performance, easily appreciated even if parts of it are wicked familiar.
World class dance sourced locally and internationally
By Clarke Condé
For the members of Yjastros, the past is rooted in traditional flamenco and the potential is to create something that not only shows the range of the company, but takes the form in a new direction—contemporary flamenco.
The state has finally expanded its medical cannabis program to include opioid addiction in its list of qualifying conditions; a Louisiana coroner is blaming a woman's death on an overdose of THC concentrate; Alien Brownies is great for those suffering from anxiety or tension.
TSA has “quietly changed its cannabis policy” to allow passengers to bring CBD products on flights; starting in 2020, marijuana customers in Colorado will be allowed to consume cannabis in “tasting rooms”; Secret Formula #2 is relaxing and pleasant—a great foil for depression—but probably not the best choice for the uninitiated.
Church celebrates Christ, Pride and progressive culture
By August March
Weekly Alibi spent time with Reverend Judith Maynard in order to find out more about her church, the community she shepherds and what peace, love, understanding and Jesus Christ has to do with all of that movement forward for LGBTQ people and for us all.
Not much research is being done on a post-gas America; homes, housing and urban scenes are still being designed with gas lines in mind and even big public transportation systems utilize natural gas to run buses.
The lawsuit between the city of Albuquerque and electric bus company BYD has been settled; half of the state police officers assigned to Albuquerque as part of the Metro Surge Operation left the city this week; New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department announced it will further limit income requirements to receive child care assistance.
On summer nights, not just here in Albuquerque or even across the country but around the world, actors take to the stage to deliver lines said millions of times over the centuries. Why? Haven’t we already heard these stories before?