Alibi V.21 No.33 • Aug 16-22, 2012 

Election 2012

Across the Great Divide

State PAC contributions show deep partisan fissures

In the spring primary election season, state political action committees spent nearly $4 million. It’s only reasonable to expect that the funding game will intensify during the looming general election.
The preserved open space at La Luz offers spectacular views of the mountains and the Bosque greenbelt. The project’s townhouses are at left. The Bosque School is in the distant center.
Jessica Cassyle Carr

Keys to the City

Walmart on the Rio Grande

Albuquerque is seduced by Walmart, a placeless place where, once inside, you could be anywhere in the country. It's a shame we're looking at plopping a big-box store in one of the most unique places in the city.

Occupy the Alibi

La Lucha, Unida

Mexican peace movement crosses the border

The Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity traveled from the top to the bottom of Mexico in a "caravan of consolation" to demand an end to the drug war and the violence it entails. On Saturday, Aug. 18, it comes to Albuquerque.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because it happens to someone else.


Go On and Smell It

Lavender Distillation Demo

A fascinating demonstration as lavender oil is captured through steam distillation.



March For Our Lives

Students and supporters march to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and to bring awareness to end gun violence and mass shootings in schools.