When we finished flipping through our 2008 music archives, the number of locally produced albums rattling around inside awed us. And, because Albuquerque isn't the center of the universe, a quick-and-dirty glance at the major-label records that left an impression.
Food dominated the headlines in 2008—we picked 10 of the most tantalizing stories. Plus, 3,000 years of chocolate-covered history and a Mayan drinking chocolate recipe that doesn't require too much sacrifice.
Former Alibi Arts Editor Amy Dalness returns to run down 2008's pretty and provoking things. And current Alibi Arts Editor Erin Adair-Hodges beckons you to browse through this year's New Mexico Book Awards winners.