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Not Quite Weekly Podcast #2

The Summer Dining Guide and more!

By Ty Bannerman [ Thu Jul 24 2014 2:40 PM ]

It's our second ever podcast! This week, arts and lit editor Lisa Barrow discusses changes in the International District and the newly retranslated Russian sci-fi novel Hard to be a God. Features/food editor Ty Bannerman talks about the Summer Dining Guide with poet/writer/drinker Hosho McCreesh.

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The results are in: Best of Burque 2013!

The apex of Albuquerqueness as determined by popular vote (not editorial fiat)

Best Bike Trail, Best City Politician to be Awarded a Medal, Best News Anchor We Want to Wear a Cowboy Hat for an Entire Broadcast, Best “Breaking Bad” Location and more winners in essential Burqueñosity. You know you want to know, so we hereby bestow upon you Best of Burque 2013!

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Buy locally made goods online

By Marisa Demarco [ Fri Nov 16 2012 12:00 PM ]

Thanks to cottage industry supersite Etsy, you can buy holiday gifts made by people in your city. Amy Dalness outlines her favorite items in this week’s feature: Etsy-Querque. She also lists great local businesses with rad gift options. Keep the cash circulating in our stretch of desert.

And hey, did you know one of the Etsy founders is a Burqueño?

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Shop local this holiday season

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Nov 15 2012 12:00 PM ]

Amy Dalness, Alibi stuntwoman, spent the last few weeks scouring the city for the raddest stuff inside local businesses. Her finds are excellent. Peruse them in her feature “Social Gifting: Find the right presents for your circles.”

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Eat Like a Local

A guide for the discriminating tourist

By Ty Bannerman [ Thu Oct 4 2012 11:30 AM ]

The Balloon Fiesta is pretty much a morning-only affair, so that leaves you tourists plenty of time to explore our funky, fascinating city. I’ve compiled a list of some uniquely Albuquerquean destination points, and nearby places to grab a bite. Enjoy!

Eat Like a Local

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Operation Art Box returns!

By Marisa Demarco [ Fri Sep 28 2012 9:00 AM ]

It’s like Christmas around here when the revamped distribution cubes start making their way back to our office. The project, conceived by Circulation Manager Geoffrey Plant, asks local artists to overhaul those blue cubes that house the Alibi each week. Plant delivers the boxes to the artists, and then, a month later, picks them all back up. The staff here gets all excited as the cubes roll back into our offices.

Truly, the artists’ good work is fuel for us. You know how creativity is.

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Deming Gun Trial Ends but Larger Closure Remains Elusive

By Margaret Wright [ Tue Aug 7 2012 7:43 PM ]

Less than a day after we went to press with this week’s feature profiling the Reese family of Deming and their trial for conspiracy, false statements and gun smuggling, the jury returned with a verdict.

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Crimes of the Anasazi: Getting busted in Downtown’s embattled high-rise

By Ty Bannerman [ Mon Jul 30 2012 4:52 PM ]

It wasn’t a good idea. We knew that at the time, but I guess we thought we would get away with it.

On March 23, 2011, Mike Smith and I took the bus down Central through Albuquerque’s neon-lit Downtown. We were headed toward the Anasazi building. At nine stories tall, it towered over other buildings on the block, and its pueblo-influenced, multitier design gave its dark, empty windows romantic intrigue. Could we get in? What was inside? What would it be like to be one of the few people who had looked out of those lofty windows?

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Is “Megadrought” the new normal?

By Ari LeVaux [ Tue Jul 24 2012 4:13 PM ]

We've all heard the gloomy scenarios of global warming: extreme weather, drought, famine, breakdown of society, destruction of civilization. Here in New Mexico it feels like we’ve made the switch from esoteric to actual, from computer model to daily life. My perch in Placitas feels like a front-row seat to the apocalypse. Smoke is in the air. Neighbors are fighting over water. Some of my outdoor flower pots have melted in the heat. Wild animals are getting thirsty, hungry and bold. It turns out, this might just be the new normal for the American Southwest.

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