More Wisdom Than Years
Sometimes journalism is difficult because the sources aren't forthcoming or polished speakers, requiring extra effort to tease compelling morsels out of interview material. This week’s cover story was difficult for the opposite reason: Every single person I contacted was articulate, knowledgable, insightful and well-spoken. Their statements were thought-provoking and their stories inspiring. Lissa, a member of the Transgender Resource Center's youth group was no exception, though what she shared with me didn't make it into the print edition.
Welcome back to the De Anza
For the feature in the May 30 issue, I explored the adaptive reuse of a city-owned Route 66 motel in Upper Nob Hill. Read about why it’s a landmark, and how it’s being preserved here: The comeback of the De Anza Motor Lodge. Ty Bannerman supplemented the piece by writing about El Vado, another city-owned motel further down Route 66.
Request your absentee ballot today
If you’re planning to vote absentee, the county clerk recommends you request your application by tomorrow, May 31. You can print an application at bernco.gov/clerk. You'll need to mail or hand-deliver the application within 48 hours of signing and dating it.
Summer Guide 2012: High times in New Mexico
Everybody knows it’s cooler in the mountains, so get out and explore them already. You don't need climbing gear or a Sherpa to scale tall peaks—just a thirst for adventure and, perhaps, a beer or two. Here are a few of my picks for an elevated summer.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
You say it’s your Earth Day?
The Earth Day Network reports that 1 billion people marked the eco-holiday on April 22. But with consciousness-raising taking place on such a massive scale, it’s easy to overlook the everyday people who fight to keep our corner of the planet clean and healthy. For them, eco-activism is not a once-yearly event.
Taco party tomorrow at El Pinto!
Al Hurricane and ¡Ask a Mexican! columnist Gustavo Arellano will perform mañana at the beautiful North Valley spot. This week, the Alibi’s food critic talks taco shop with Arellano, who’s written a book about how the humble food has overtaken the U.S.
Buy your tickets to the event in advance—and for half price!—at alibi.com/tacousa.
Photo contest slideshow
In this week’s feature we unveiled the the winners of the Alibi’s ninth annual Photo Contest. But there were a bunch of great shots that didn’t make it to print. The above slideshow includes nearly 300 submissions that were added to our Flickr pool. Have any favorites that didn’t get published? Comment below and let us know.
Tonight! Outdoor cinema at the Banff Mountain Film Festival
The world-touring film fest makes a pit stop at the KiMo Theatre at 7 p.m. Its fluid and beautifully shot collection of short films features mountain culture, outdoor sports and environmental subjects—including Chasing Water, previewed in this week’s feature. Bonus: $10 to $12 tickets benefit the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance and the Mountain Fund.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
Drinking in Bernalillo
Does that idea depress you? If you’re at Silva’s Saloon—the nearly century-old Bernalillo bar that’s passed through three generations of one family—you could wind up as happy as a lubricated clam. This week’s feature sifts through layers of the beloved dive bar’s history, patrons and tchotchkes. Oh, and did we mention the place is for sale—lock, stock and barrel?
Photo by The Brooks Studio
100-plus years of everything N.M.
Archival website unearths thousands of photos and historical documents
In celebration of the centennial, we at the Alibi put together a photo essay to point you in the direction of a great online resource. Celebrating New Mexico Statehood is the online brainchild of UNM Center for Southwest Research Director Mike Kelly, and includes more than 50,000 historical photos from about a dozen different museums and institutions. Read all about it here.
22 Jump Street at UNM Student Union Building, Atrium (ground floor)
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