V.23 No.14 | 4/3/2014
photos by Cameron Crow
Sustainable architecture can be learned in a few weekends
Building the New World is a workshop series that puts low-cost, earth-friendly building techniques in your hands.
Rowdy’s Dream Blog #341: I Meet the Farmer’s Daughters
Song: "All my life, all your life, yer numb, yer numb, yer dumb, and then you die…"
In a field near the top of my childhood street I search for a place to build a fort for my nephews. I examine a shady, overgrown area behind some rusty corrugated siding. An old farmer appears. He is friendly and leads me into a huge house he is remodeling. I see his wife down a long hallway with a plywood floor. In the living room, I meet his three daughters. The farmer resumes painting above the mantle. The middle daughter tells a story about my old friend S. I ask about S’ sister. I ask if S is married.
"No, but close to it—with (girl's name)!"
"That's even better!" I say.
V.22 No.5 | 1/31/2013
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
Resonating at a Higher Frequency
Hector Peña crafts conduits for mojo
Geoffrey Plant reports on maker and musician Hector Peña’s passion for creating useful art and a movement to get the Southwest inducted into Cigar Box Nation.
V.21 No.46 | 11/15/2012
Home sweet art
Check out the house that Delahunt built for her master’s in fine art. For her final project, the 3D artist decided to ensure her future living quarters so she can continue to pursue her art.
3D artist builds herself a dwelling as her master's thesis
With salvaged scrap materials, artist Bethany Delahunt created a real house for herself as her master’s thesis.
V.21 No.23 |
The Daily Word in ruin porn, Lead/Coal construction, a toothpick heist, and Happy Days
Joanie Cunningham lives in a trailer park.
Texas may increase the state speed limit to 85mph.
Scientists in Oregon are really trying hard to kill the Japanese sea creatures.
Sad story from Penasco, NM.
Remember the kaiboshed donkey-semen-chugging segment of Fear Factor? Here it is.
It's the anniversary of the escape from Alcatraz.
For the millionth time, scientists warn that the planet is approaching the point of no return, calamity-wise.
Did the dismembering-porn-killer chop people up in L.A. and Miami as well?
This hysterical bank customer stole the bank-robber's getaway car.
eldiabolik.com has a great psychotronic podcast composed largely of sixties/seventies soundtrack music.
Dumb pictures from online dating sites.
Someone stole 400,000 toothpicks.
New Mexico's Lightning Field is in need of restoration.
V.21 No.1 | 1/5/2012
Environment vs. jobs
Is it an either/or proposition?
In the Alibi that’s on stands, Contributor Margaret Wright wrote an article on polarized reactions to the repeal of Albuquerque’s building standards.
The debate was repeated throughout New Mexico in 2011 as construction and real estate folks attempted to lower stringent regulations. They argued that tough rules drive business away and result in fewer jobs. Our Republican leadership mostly agreed and helped usher in repeals of various environmental protections.
But as a September New York Times article tells us, there is nothing new about this ideological conflict. It happens regularly around the country. An MIT economist quoted in the report talks about the “Groundhog’s Day quality” of the argument. He’s actually measured job loss as it relates to environmental regs. Turns out, it’s a tricky thing to study.
The Energy Code’s Deep Freeze
Polarized reactions to the repeal of building standards
At the tail end of 2011, Albuquerque's rules were replaced with state regulations—also weakened under Republican leadership. Reactions to the vote signaled the depth of the ideological division that has grown among citizens and politicians.
V.20 No.52 | 12/29/2011
Year in Review: News
Best and Worst of 2011
It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times
It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times. In 2011, the happenings of the world—and Burque—loomed large. Inspect the Alibi’s highlight reel.
A Christmas Story (1983) at KiMo Theatre
Classic film about 9-year-old Ralphie and what he wants for Christmas: a BB gun.
Supper with Santa at The Shark Reef Café