The Alibi's 2005 Last Minute Gift GuideIs New Urbanism Right for Albuquerque?
You've got about two more weeks to do all of your Christmas shopping, but don't panic. If you didn't take our advice last time around, we're giving you a second chance, and this time it's personal. I mean, this time we've mapped out shopping opportunities around the city for maximum efficiency.
Albuquerque is commended by an environmental organization for a new urbanist-style redevelopment project Downtown, but as Jessica Cassyle Carr reports, not everyone in town wants to see more of this.
Captain America provides some thoughtful insight into what small towns have to offer us big-city snobs in terms of music store selection, music fans and even new bands. He also refers to Albuquerque as "The Dirt City," which we will definitely be pirating in the future.
Jennifer Wohletz visits La Siringitu Vegetarian Café, which is so beautifully decorated and delicious that it almost turns her meat-crazed palate into a fake-meat-product-loving, antibiotic-free, substitute vegetarian one.
Film Festival Preview
Screw Sundance and Cannes, the Santa Fe Film Festival is back for its sixth year and is packing in films from so many far away places that it will undoubtedly make other film festivals cower in defeat. Or, at least, that's what our state spirit makes the Alibi think!
To further assist you in your attempt to make up for lost time, John Freeman has compiled a brief list of new books worthy of wrapping paper and a position underneath the tanenbaum.
Rock the Best of Burque Ballot
Vote for your fave _____ via our virtual polling booth
The Daily Word in killer Portland cats, Kanye West and the gangs of Disneyland
There are things in the world beyond your understanding. One is Bitcoin and another is Kanye West. Now, you can save time by not understanding both in one convenient package: the Coinye. Kanye, by the way, is totally suing.
Just because the cops tell you to administer a forcible enema and colonoscopy doesn't mean you should do it.
A family and their dog barricaded in a bedroom and police frantically dialing animal control. When will humanity learn its lesson? Beware the cats of Portland.
In the wake of WIPP's radioactive leakages, officials at Los Alamos say they are looking into "alternatives" for storing their toxic waste. No word on what those alternatives are, but this analyst suggests shoving the boxes all the way into the back of the closet and then putting more boxes on top of them.
The Neverlanders Social Club, with their Walt Disney tattoos, cartoon character dress code and penchant for hanging around the Small World ride, may not fill you with fear, but you're bound to be unnerved.
Finally, all you never wanted to know about what went wrong with 1994's Street Fighter movie REVEALED.
"I Saw You" at Burt’s Tiki Lounge
Who saw? Who was seen? Was it you?
“Dancing is a vertical expression of a horizontal desire.” –Robert Frost | Reply or see more “I Saw You” ads at alibi.com/personals.
Burts Tiki. On 3/6/14
Burt's on 3/6. Gorgeous lady. You were all dressed in black and dancing by yourself. I wanted to come talk to you. You're incredibly beautiful and a very good dancer. Me: the guy sitting at the booth that couldn't take his eyes off of you. I'm hoping there's a spark between us. Please contact me.
Thank You, Ayurvedic Little Beast!
Dear Yoga Pants-wearing Ayurvedic naughty little beast, for your valuable advice and kind words. Unfortunately, the woman who holds my heart captive will not set it free while at the same time not making herself emotionally available. Many thanks, a hairless Kapha Dosha type.