Alibi Volume 22, Number 50
December 12, 2013
Mapping out holiday memories
Our Last-Minute Gift Guide features inspirational triptychs organized by geography: Downtown/Old Town, Nob Hill, Los Ranchos/North Valley, Northeast Heights and the Westside.
A psychogeographic exploration of Downtown and Old Town reveals a bevy of retail treasure troves.
If you’ve got a desperate need to shop and a shortage of time, then there’s nowhere better in Albuquerque than Nob Hill.
Want to avoid claustrophobia-inducing parking lots? Head over to one of the most interesting and eclectic areas of Burque for great shopping and easy driving.
Let’s be honest. The reason you’re still frantically shopping is you couldn't think of anything to buy. Let these shops in the Northeast Heights solve your little problem.
Albuquerque’s Westside provides fantastic last-minute shopping in the shadow of volcanoes. Go ahead—cross that river. You won’t regret it.
News & Opinion
Test your mastery of New Mexican current affairs with our weekly pop quiz.
From Sweden to Georgia, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
Alibi readers write about the inhumane practice of releasing doves at weddings, respond to our KAFB jet fuel spill story and question F. Chris Garcia’s apology.
Film & TV
A guide to gifting local films
What to buy the film lover in your life this Christmas? How about some locally-made movies?
“Steven Universe” on Cartoon Network
“Steven Universe” is a wonderful, faded-candy-wrapper-colored sci-fi show about a chubby young boy named Steven.
A quick smurf around the smurf to see what’s worth smurfing your smurf on.
From rockabilly to “disco-core” to performance art to guitar and vox-centric classical to noise-punk, Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V previews.
A bleak Xmas mixtape
Old blues, fire-and-brimstone, spoken word and calypso work as a powerful antidote to seasonal muzak and related depression.
This week we listened to new releases from Destroyer, 7 Days of Funk and Lee Hazlewood and friends. Now with A/V previews.
Arts & Lit
Al Hurricane paint-by-numbers mural comes to Barelas
The Tannex’s south side now features the beginnings of a new mural. And the mural needs you to finish it.
Art in the School has been working since 1985 to ensure that no children are starved of the benefits of art instruction. But now their afterschool program is threatened.
Or can you skip?
Lots of sex and some questionable prose find their way into this tale of love and lust between two New Yorkers.
Your holiday caffeine guide
Eric Castillo finds the city’s best wintry concoctions, from peppermint tea to red chile mochas.