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V.24 No.45 | 11/05/2015

Event Horizon

X-cellent Ideas

Saturday, Nov 14: TEDxYouth

By Desiree Garcia [ Sat Nov 14 2015 2:00 PM ]
Celebrate future generations and the power of their curiosity. See New Mexico's youth shine as they share the ideas that will shape the world of tomorrow.
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V.24 No.43 | 10/22/2015
Like child-Megan, this thing has no idea what's going on

Fame ft. Megan

By Megan Reneau [ Thu Oct 22 2015 2:57 PM ]

Last Friday, I had just arrived at work and my supervisor Ty told me to follow him to “a thing” (he was very specific). I grabbed my water bottle and went with him. I thought maybe a meeting was happening and I just didn't see the email, but we went to the lobby and there was a photographer there. Then they started talking about beer and I got excited—free beer is my favorite kind (unless it's not craft, then keep your dirt juice away from me)!

Fate had other plans. Instead I was going to be interviewed with Ty about new breweries in town which meant no free beer. We went outside and stood in front of the office and as the photographer set up, I noticed a chill in the wind and remembered the one other time I've knowingly been on the news 12 years prior.

I was ten, my Mom brought me to a community gathering. It was about a sex offender that was moving to a place near our home. It was intense but I didn't listen to any of it. I likely sat on her lap the entire time wishing I was home. I was uncomfortable being in a school after hours and the place was packed. I didn't understand why we were there. There wasn't anything more to learn about the man or the situation that hadn’t been reported on television. I knew the guy was bad, but it's not like anyone could stop him from moving there.

After the meeting, when everyone was eating snacks, my Mom was interviewed by a local news station. Since I was with her—she was my ride, after all—I stayed by her side during. I remember at the end of her interview, the reporter asked me a couple questions not pertaining to the event (in retrospect, maybe it did a little) like where I went to school and what I liked to learn about. I think he poked my belly but maybe I'm imagining that. I've never really enjoyed being the center of attention unless I’m making a joke (or I’m waiting for a bartender).

The following day at school I remember kids (popular kids!) telling me they saw me on the news and that I looked good, all of which was foreign to 10-year-old Megan. I was on cloud nine. I felt famous. During the interview with Ty, I couldn't tell if I was in the shot so I slowly tried to edge my way out of it. I didn't say anything till the cameraman/reporter said I had been quiet and asked if I had anything to add. I did have a few words, and they misquoted me in the write-up. No one talked to me about it afterwards, but that's fine, because you're reading about it now and that's all the fame I need.

V.24 No.17 | 04/23/2015


Helping Nepal: Five organizations accepting donations and offering relief in Nepal

By Amelia Olson [ Mon Apr 27 2015 12:54 PM ]
A list of five organizations accepting donations and offering relief to victims of the massive earthquake that happened on April 25 in Nepal.
V.24 No.15 | 4/9/2015

Idiot Box


“Community” on Yahoo!

By Devin D. O’Leary
“Community” re-enrolls for a sixth seaons on Yahoo! Screen.
V.23 No.47 | 11/20/2014
Artist Alexis Elton has 140 seconds to tell you about her seed exchange project.
Santa Fe Art Institute/Nicole Davis

Art Scenester

Changing the World in Two Minutes

By Sam Adams
How do you fit 20 talks on 20 topics into one fun-filled night? Keep ’em short. Really short, and interesting as hell.
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V.23 No.30 | 7/24/2014
Nkazi Sinandile and her granddaughter Thandiwe
photos by Littleglobe

Arts Feature

From War Zone to Melting Pot

How the International District reinvents itself through art

By Kristi D. Lawrence
ID Live! features the stories of International District residents told through art in all its forms, including sculpture, painting, mosaic, writing, photography, film and performance.
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V.23 No.18 |


The Daily Word in a Baltimore sinkhole, penis pills and wild, wild horses

By Mark Lopez [ Fri May 2 2014 9:46 AM ]
The Daily Word

Police in Minnesota say they prevented a disaster by stopping a teen from bombing schools and killing his family.

Joel McHale of “The Soup” and “Community” talks about being the emcee at the upcoming White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Hillary Clinton vs. the media

The US unemployment rate dropped 6.3 percent, “the best performance in two years,” as 288,000 jobs were added in April.

A carjacking last night at the CVS Pharmacy at Eubank and Menaul ended with a man being shot multiple times in the chest.

Alpha Kappa Alpha, a historic black sorority, brings an undergraduate chapter to UNM.

The Navajo Nation has come up with a plan to manage wild horses and keep them from going to slaughter houses.

State Auditor Hector Balderas is asking for an FBI investigation after former Tierra Amarilla Land Grant Board President Dennis Wells allegedly used tax payers' money on casinos and penis pills.

Yup, this would definitely ruin your day …

V.23 No.16 | 4/17/2014
“Abstract Landscape #3,” serigraph, 24 x 36 in.
William Lumpkins

Culture Shock

By Lisa Barrow

Warm and fuzzy Lumpkins

Scope Culture Shock for what’s best in this artful world. This week: new William Lumpkins, bibliophile pr0n, urban renewal keynote and famous authors in a Fe movie theater.
V.23 No.5 |


The Daily Word in Amanda Knox, a car theft ring and those poor penguins

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jan 31 2014 9:58 AM ]
The Daily Word

The penguin population in Punta Tombo is dropping due to climate change.

A Catholic Diocese in Montana is filing for bankruptcy protection in the wake of proposed settlements for lawsuits claiming the clergy sexually abused hundreds of people over a period of decades.

Amanda Knox ain't gonna “go willingly.”

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man accused of being responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing.

Police may have cracked one of the biggest auto theft rings in Albuquerque history.

Russell Glanton has been accused of touching a girl inappropriately; the gymnastics community is left flabbergasted.

Is Colorado trying to horn in on the green chile?

The Department of Corrections is reviewing its options concerning men behind bars being able to marry and father children while being locked up.

A Pizza Hut employee was arrested for spitting on a cop's pizza pie. Revenge never tasted so yucky.

V.22 No.50 | 12/12/2013

Art Scenester

This Wall Has Your Number

Al Hurricane paint-by-numbers mural comes to Barelas

By Mike Smith
The Tannex’s south side now features the beginnings of a new mural. And the mural needs you to finish it.
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V.22 No.48 |
Compfight cc via elvissa

Alibi picks

Three Ways to Celebrate Christmas Oversoon in Burque

Whirled joy, a river of lights and Tchaikovsky

By Rebecca Gonzales [ Sat Nov 30 2013 3:33 PM ]

Everyone has that friend or family member. The one who unabashedly maneuvers around trick-or-treaters to string up their Christmas lights on Halloween. The one who has been humming Christmas carols for weeks—humming only, because singing aloud can have harsh repercussions. The one who already assembled most of their Christmas presents and will soon wrap them, probably while watching their well-worn Elf DVD.

In my circles, that friend or family member is me. Loved ones recently informed me that Dec. 1 is a more reasonable time to begin decking one's halls with boughs of holly. In my defense, it seems there are more early-bird holiday hounds than ever. To wit, Starbucks released their red cup on Nov. 1, Christmas displays in big-box retailers went up the same day, and I've begun spotting Christmas trees on my Facebook news feed.

Why not engage in early Christmas merriment? Here are a triptych of ho-ho-holiday events that even the Ebenezer Scrooges of your life can dig.

Joy to the Whirled: Cliff’s Magical Christmas

Have you ridden at Uncle Cliff’s for decades, hoping there was a way to make the amusement park even more exhilarating? There is; just add Christmas. Cliff’s Amusement Park hosts Joy to the Whirled, a holiday celebration wherein they decorate the park, sell holiday snacks and invite Old St. Nick to ride the Rattler with other guests. The event begins on Nov. 29 and runs through Dec. 23, from 6pm to 9pm daily. Tickets are $10.

River of Lights

The River of Lights tops my list of fave winter treats, along with spending time with family ... and biscochitos. The gardens abound with Christmas lights as you sip hot chocolate. This light show never fails to delight. If you’ve never been, this is a must-do; if you have, you know that walking into the Botanical Gardens this time of year is about as close as you'll ever get to the land of Oz. The River of Lights opens Nov. 30 and runs through Dec. 19, from 6pm to 9pm daily. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. The show continues Dec. 20 through Jan. 5, but tickets will cost you $12 for adults and $6 for children. The River of Lights is closed Dec. 24, 25 and 31 and Jan. 1.

The Nutcracker

The New Mexico Ballet Company and the New Mexico Philharmonic inhabit Popejoy for two consecutive weekends to proffer a balletic holiday indulgence, The Nutcracker. While I've never actually seen it, the fact that it's a commonplace holiday topic and is often associated with words like “elegance” and “excellence” leads me to believe even those friends who've been grumbling about your holiday cheer may enjoy this show. The performance series begins Nov. 30 at 7pm and runs through Dec. 8 at 2pm. Tickets start at $11 for adults.

For more info on these events, visit the above-linked websites. If you know of other awesome community events—holiday-themed or otherwise—tell us about 'em via our event submission page at

V.22 No.40 | 10/3/2013
“Goddess Gula” by Patricia Halloran
Ed Goodman


Bowling for Canines

By Lisa Barrow [ Thu Oct 3 2013 1:18 PM ]

Back in May, Alibi told you about Edward Goodman, the attorney and animal rescuer seeking artists to transform some humble wooden bowling pins into knockout pieces of art for a worthy cause. Happily, Goodman’s work has paid off. On Saturday, Oct. 5, Corrales will be home to Bowled and Beautiful, an art show to benefit homeless dogs. Twenty-five quirky, humorous and beautiful sculptural objects made from those vintage bowling pins—everything from toucans to saints to cat Picassos—are being sold by silent auction, with all proceeds benefiting Second Chance Animal Rescue and NMDog.

Goodman says he’s “most impressed that, with a budget of ‘zero,’ we have been able to put together a fantastic one-of-a-kind art show and fundraiser.” Indeed, judging by all the swag the event’s managed to round up, Bowled and Beautiful seems to have struck a chord with the community.

Vegetarian and vegan hors d’oeuvres are being donated by Perea’s Tijuana Bar and Restaurant, the Bistro Brewery and the Oasis Desert Bistro, while the Corrales venue, St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church (4908B Corrales Road) has also been offered up at no charge. Even the jazz is donated, thanks to Corrales ensemble Mood Swing. Along with the artworks, products and services contributed by local businesses are up for bid in the silent auction.

With so many thousands of animals in New Mexico shelters, Bowled and Beautiful creatively tackles a serious cause. Put your bid in on a one-of-a-kind artwork to help some one-of-a-kind critters.

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ABQ Zine Fest poster art by Adrian Toto

Arts Interview

Holdin’ On in the Plastic World

ABQ Zine Fest creator Marya Errin Jones on self-publication, little Ray Bradbury and unlikely alliances

By Lisa Barrow
ABQ Zine Fest offers a weekend of zine-related events, celebrating independent publishing and DIY culture in Albuquerque.
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V.22 No.21 | 5/23/2013

Last Month in Music

April 2013 Edition

By Mike Smith
Author Mike Smith recounts his April 2013 aural adventures, and the Alibi is reminded that hip-hop and witch house can be so rock and roll.
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V.22 No.4 | 1/24/2013
Lauren Anderson
Harry Redus-Brown


Burque unplugged

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Jan 24 2013 1:00 PM ]

Jim Phillips got the skinny on the Super Awesome Acoustic Show and pianist Lauren Anderson by hanging out in a bar and pushing a 3-year-old in a stroller. In the process, he may have teared up a bit. Read all about the frisson-inducing showcase in ¡Viva Hyperbole! Check out a Lauren Anderson track below. Low Spirits • Super Awesome Acoustic Show • Fri Jan 25 • 9 pm • $3 • 21+ •

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