Comedy Awareness Week returns to ABQ
But it will spook the bejesus out of you
Talking earthy beginnings, rockabilly and the birth of La Loca Magazine
The 11th Annual Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
“The year it’s all about the films,” declares Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival founder and programmer Roberto Appicciafoco. Rather than get lost—as many film festivals seem to want to do these days—in parties, workshops, red carpet soirees and 48-hour film challenges, the 11th annual SWGLFF is doing something rather rare: It’s actually concentrating on movies.
Not-so-“Lucky 7” on ABC
Fall has barely begun, yet there’s a familiar chill in the air. Halloween is still a couple of weeks away, but there’s a certain group of people out in Hollywood already shivering in fright. Less than a month into the new fall TV season and the television dead pool has claimed its first victim.
Songs in the key of blue
Rock doc covers cult band for both acolytes and the unfamiliar
What your mother would tell you
The Andy Gump, Squat Palace, Porta Potty, Temp Toilet, Port-a-Loo … whatever you decide to call it, half a million people are going to relieve themselves at the Balloon Fiesta. What a horrifying thought. Please don't think about it, but prepare to be Porta-safe with these helpful hints:
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Get hoppin’ with hops at NM Brew Fest
La Abeja’s Rose infuses wellness with natural magic
Minimize roachiness the nontoxic way
ABQ Zine Fest creator Marya Errin Jones on self-
publication, little Ray Bradbury and unlikely alliances
An Albuquerque institution ages almost gracefully
A culinary goodbye to “Breaking Bad”
A Democratic path forward
Thai Saweiy offers pan-Asian Tex-Mex
You should try it sometime
This year, 10 General Obligation Bonds will appear on the Ballot. These bonds represent a debt incurred by the city to fund improvements. The city has to pay them back with interest, but they don't result in property tax increases, so there's generally no reason to vote against them. Stuff has to get done.
As Albuquerque's legislative branch, our nine City Councilors serve four-year terms and collectively adopt the ordinances and resolutions aka laws that govern our city. Roughly half of them are up for reelection every two years. In this election, councilors for Districts 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 9 are on the chopping block. A tip for voters: You only get to vote in your own District's Council race, so refer to our handy map and read on at your own peril, lest you clog your brain with pointless information.
Matchbook photomontages ignite everyday magic
Fred Sturm and Logan Phillips bring artistic ruminations to Chatter Sunday
Ron Howard’s European race car drama is fast but only slightly furious
“Masters of Sex” on Showtime
The “Mad Men” treatment is apparently a thing now, because pioneering sex researchers Masters and Johnson get it in Showtime’s new period drama “Masters of Sex.” The show, created and written by Michelle Ashford (“The Pacific,” “John Adams”), takes Thomas Maier’s biography Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson and shellacs it in a thick veneer of mid-century modern style and sophistication.