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Flower Power: Our weekly Instagram photo contest winner
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Sat Mar 21 2015 11:09 AM ]
Yesterday, spring sprang. Here in Fringecrest, nature is waking—unfurling leaves, buds and blooms along Ridgecrest Boulevard and throughout labyrinthine tributary neighborhoods. Dreaming of springtime last weekend, I selected Flower Power as the Alibi's weekly photo contest theme.
Nature proffers sensory gifts aplenty on this second day of spring. And kindred Alibi readers offered up some gorgeous photos of Albuquerque flora on Instagram (@weeklyalibi / #alibiflower). The spectrum of color on display in Burque is proving well worth the wait. Here at the Carrillo casa, winter jasmine and climbing roses exist in various stages of bloom—erupting cadmium yellow and carmine.
Scroll on and smell the metaphorical roses by scoping some of our favorite entries and this week's photo contest victor.
Max Out on Corners
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Fri Mar 20 2015 12:00 PM ]
Corners brings their brand of post-punk to Launchpad on Monday.
The Daily Word in urban sprawl, bait dogs and Choctaw kindness
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Mar 19 2015 11:55 AM ]
In a victory for urban sprawl, developer Jim Strozier announced plans for a new "city" west of Albuquerque.
It's taking longer than expected to find a suitable replacement for former APS superintendent Winston Brooks.
Bernalillo County officials say fears about having your dogs stolen—for use as "bait dogs"—have been blown out of proportion.
Attorneys for two boys charged with beating two homeless Native American men to death are asking for "amenability."
A sculpture is being installed in Ireland to honor the kindness and generosity of the Choctaw during the Great Famine.
Keep your head up, Liza. You are loved.
Quintessential Albuquerque: Our weekly Instagram photo contest winner
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Sat Mar 14 2015 3:18 PM ]
Instagram is no longer the sovereign province of "the hipster." Your mom and grandma are probably there too, posting Rise-filtered snaps of their latest programming manual or regional cookbook. We dig Instagram because an inclusive ethos motivates our social media efforts. Put simply, we love seeing the world through your eyes.
So every week we reward one passionate Alibi reader-
Last week's theme was Quintessential Albuquerque (#alibiburque / @weeklalibi), and the winner is Instagram user @andreamichellelove29. Her ristra photo captures the earthy effulgence of two of New Mexico's core elements, red chile and sunshine. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for deets on retrieving your prize package of $10 Alibi Bucks and an extra something or two (CDs, books and/or promotional schwag).
The Daily Word in prom-munism, hobbits and Mars
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Fri Mar 6 2015 4:14 PM ]
Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School embraces "prom-munism."
If you plan to watch the "Dig" premiere tonight on USA, spotting ABQ locations might make a fun drinking game.
George R.R. Martin donates a first edition of The Hobbit to Texas A&M's Cushing Memorial Library.
The Daily Word in selfies, Gwar and Netanyahu
By Samantha Anne Carrillo and Lisa Barrow [ Tue Mar 3 2015 2:20 PM ]
What the hell is a "selfie stick" and why is the Albuquerque Museum forbidding their use?
Where does the proverb "In like a lion, out like a lamb" come from?
Milanese artist El Gato Chimney conjures up "symbolic visions of fantasy worlds infused with alchemy, occultism and folklore."
GWAR covers Kansas for the A.V. Club, and the result is rad.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns Congress that Obama's deal with Iran will result in the rise of a new nuclear power.
The Daily Word in disappearing writers, road rage and superbugs
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Feb 19 2015 2:04 PM ]
Barbara Follett began writing novels when she was 8 years old. Alfred A. Knopf published The House Without Windows when she was still in puberty, and she disappeared forever at 25. Aren't you glad you're not that successful? Who knows what might happen?
The suspect in last week's Las Vegas road rage killing is in a standoff with police.
The Albuquerque City Council orders a halt in Bosque construction.
The Daily Word in bulldozing the Bosque, movie moms and R. Crumb
By Lisa Barrow and Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Tue Feb 17 2015 4:37 PM ]
Balance out those avocados with some spicy chile. Capsaicin "appears to prevent weight gain in mice that are fed a high-fat diet."
The younger Bush can't escape the legacy of his older, poodle-painting brother.
Are insurance companies rewriting Hurricane Sandy damage reports to save money?
Avail yourself of R. Crumb's regimen for staying sane.
The Daily Word in crazies, punk rock and bone broth
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Feb 12 2015 2:19 PM ]
Metals executive posits that one-quarter of physical gold market is populated by "crazies."
The Albuquerque Environmental Health Department issued a statement in response to an online rumor about cat meat at a local McDonald's restaurant. (And I weep for the future.)
August March interviewed OG punk rocker Gordy Andersen (Black Maria, Jerry's Kidz) about his formative ABQ experiences and influences.
Devin D. O'Leary gave a favorable review to Alzheimer's-centric drama Still Alice. And apparently Julianne Moore's hair color is referred to as "ronze."
Is bone broth as cool as it sounds? Ari Levaux reports.
The Daily Word in cannabis, sex and Allen Ginsberg on psychedelic drugs
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Jan 22 2015 12:16 PM ]
Scope our Cannabis Issue to spark up knowledge on New Mexico's medical marijuana policy landscape, an unlikely New Mexican MMJ patient and a recreational marijuana vacation in Pagosa Springs.
Our fourth issue of 2015 also proffers:
• The Weekly Alibi pop quiz, Crib Notes
• A review of Michael Mann's high-tech cyber-thriller Blackhat
• Show Up! On Beholding and Belonging: Five gigs prove there's no place like home
• An arts feature examining Amazon's battle for publishing dominance, Storytime is Over: How Amazon is out-Goliathing the publishing industry
• A review of Kokoro Japanese Restaurant, Back from the Heart of Japan
• And much, much more! Including micro reviews of new releases by California X, Marilyn Manson and The Decemberists; Odds & Ends; venues that offer drinks while making art in Sip, Paint, Repeat; A Drinkable Feast honoring J.D. Salinger; and so on.
And don't forget to fill out our fast, easy and 100 percent anonymous Third Annual Sex Survey to inform our coverage of Albuquerque's circa 2015 lovescape.
The mutilated corpses of four dogs were discovered at the Conejo Waste Transfer Station. Animal Protection of New Mexico is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer(s).
Will you be at the 15th annual world's largest matanza this weekend?
The president of Yemen and his cabinet have resigned amid chaos.
Read a lost letter about psychedelic drugs from Allen Ginsberg to the readers of the Paris Review.
Lucky Paws Van on the Move at PetSmart
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