Casita de Milagros—New Mexico's only residential treatment center for drug addicted, expectant mothers—remains closed while its funding is debated. Proposed changes to rules regarding Albuquerque's drought management strategy cause strife between the water utility and river activists. "NiX Comics Quarterly" takes a tongue-in-cheek look at record collecting, underground music, monsters, and heroes, and is brought to you by one of the overlords of GaragePunk.com. Santa Fe's Jambo Café is infused with the culinary traditions of Africa, Arabia and India—a reflection of owner Ahmed Obo's native Lamu. Melancholia—the latest by Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier—is a luminous yet incomprehensible story about the end of the world. Albuquerque folk art hero Steve White—the man behind thousands of beautifully augmented Pez dispensers—opens his Folk Farm for the holidays.