V.24 No.13 | 03/26/2015
Sign of the times: Our weekly Instagram photo contest winner
By Amelia Olson [ Fri Mar 27 2015 2:26 PM ]
Each week we reward one passionate Alibi reader-slash-Instagrammer with $10 in Alibi Bucks. Alibi Bucks can help you get anything from tickets to Naked Food Fair to a sandwich at Cafe Lush and each week we have new deals to spend your bucks on.
This week we asked you to tag us in pictures of your favorite Albuquerque signs and you posted some pretty killer retro signs.
Our second runner up, gq.ninja posted this awesome old school KOB sign. The vintage simplicity is really a sign of the times and we love the bare tree branches in the distance. Thanks for posting!
This week's winner is lettersfromburque's gorgeous picture of the Helen's Bakery sign. We love the backdrop of our dreamy Albuquerque skies and the vibrant turquoise cross against the weathered white wooden sign. Thank you for posting! To collect your prize and Alibi Bucks email Amelia@alibi.com.
Stay tuned for next week's guidelines and if you don't already, follow us on Instagram!
V.24 No.12 | 03/19/2015
Flower Power: Our weekly Instagram photo contest winner
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Sat Mar 21 2015 11:09 AM ]
Yesterday, spring sprang. Here in Fringecrest, nature is waking—unfurling leaves, buds and blooms along Ridgecrest Boulevard and throughout labyrinthine tributary neighborhoods. Dreaming of springtime last weekend, I selected Flower Power as the Alibi's weekly photo contest theme.
Nature proffers sensory gifts aplenty on this second day of spring. And kindred Alibi readers offered up some gorgeous photos of Albuquerque flora on Instagram (@weeklyalibi / #alibiflower). The spectrum of color on display in Burque is proving well worth the wait. Here at the Carrillo casa, winter jasmine and climbing roses exist in various stages of bloom—erupting cadmium yellow and carmine.
Scroll on and smell the metaphorical roses by scoping some of our favorite entries and this week's photo contest victor.
V.24 No.11 | 03/12/2015
Quintessential Albuquerque: Our weekly Instagram photo contest winner
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Sat Mar 14 2015 3:18 PM ]
Instagram is no longer the sovereign province of "the hipster." Your mom and grandma are probably there too, posting Rise-filtered snaps of their latest programming manual or regional cookbook. We dig Instagram because an inclusive ethos motivates our social media efforts. Put simply, we love seeing the world through your eyes.
So every week we reward one passionate Alibi reader-
Last week's theme was Quintessential Albuquerque (#alibiburque / @weeklalibi), and the winner is Instagram user @andreamichellelove29. Her ristra photo captures the earthy effulgence of two of New Mexico's core elements, red chile and sunshine. Please email email@example.com for deets on retrieving your prize package of $10 Alibi Bucks and an extra something or two (CDs, books and/or promotional schwag).
V.24 No.10 | 03/05/2015
This Week's Instagram Photo Contest Winner!
#alibibiz February 27 - March 5
By Amelia Olson [ Fri Mar 6 2015 4:07 PM ]
We asked for pictures of your favorite local businesses this week and you guys delivered. Here are some of our favorites:
But this week's winner is Instagram user victoriaxmia_ for her mega awesome picture of local comic shop Astro-Zombies!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to retrieve your prize and stay tuned for next week's guidelines!
V.24 No.9 | 02/26/2015
This Week's Photo Contest: ABQ Small Businesses
February 27 - March 5, 2015
By Amelia Olson [ Fri Feb 27 2015 5:06 PM ]
We have so many wonderful small businesses in Albuquerque and we want to know about your favorites! Post pictures to Instagram of or at your favorite small local businesses in town. Make sure to include @weeklyalibi and #alibibiz in your post. Each week our photo contest winner is announced on Friday afternoon.
V.24 No.8 | 02/19/2015
This Week's Instagram Photo Contest Winner!
#alibipets February 13-19, 2015
By Amelia Olson [ Fri Feb 20 2015 3:58 PM ]
This week's contest simultaneously melted our hearts and brains. It's hard to decide a winner when every dang picture is the cutest thing on planet earth.
Here's a few of our favorites:
But since there can only be one winner, we all agreed Instagram user amandastclaire's picture turned our hearts into applesauce!
Congratulations, amandastclaire! We have $10 alibi bucks for you and a surprise waiting for you at our office! You can email email@example.com to redeem your prizes!
Stay tuned for next week's photo contest guidelines!
V.23 No.21 |
The Daily Word in bat bombs, Steve Perry and a cage fight at UNM
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue May 27 2014 1:45 PM ]
No water at Heron Lake marina again this year.
Ever heard of the bat bomb project?
Click here to find out how to get free swim passes.
There was a Steve Perry sighting.
A You Tube video posted by Eliot Rodger foreshadowed his rampage.
A Swede found a baby elk in his Volvo after smashing into a mother elk.
V.23 No.3 |
The Daily Word a football camel's death, NSA's data and a photographing poser
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jan 17 2014 9:58 AM ]
President Obama says he will “end the National Security Agency’s ability to store phone data collected from millions of Americans.” Sure …
A 4-year-old girl in Detroit accidentally shot and killed her 4-year old cousin.
In case you haven't heard, the 2014 Academy Award nominations are out!
A voting law in Pennsylvania that would require people to show photo ID's at the polls was struck down.
ABQ police are on the lookout for man claiming to be a UNM photography student who takes photos of girls.
Congress has cut funding for horse slaughter operations by passing a $1.1 trillion budget bill that prohibits the Department of Agriculture from spending money on inspectors for equine facilities.
In the aftermath of Tuesday's Berrendo Middle School shooting in Roswell, N.M., police are looking at suspect Mason Campbell's Instagram page to see if it bears any relevance.
Elias Montoya, a New Mexico State Police officer who was fired for opening fire on a minivan full of kids in Taos, gives his side of the story.
Princess, a football-predicting camel, dies weeks ahead of Super Bowl. RIP.
V.22 No.51 | 12/19/2013
The Daily Word in sign language, our moral compass and Taos Ski Valley
By Carl Petersen [ Thu Dec 12 2013 10:47 AM ]
There was a fake sign language interpreter at the Nelson Mandela memorial.
Russia is the moral compass of the world.
The space station broke down—miles from the nearest town.
A giant meteor exploded over Tucson.
Welcome back, extinct tree.
Lou Reed had a Lou Zoom magnifying app. Be sure to read the review.
Instant messaging is coming to Instagram.
Cool dragons. (Thanks, Oskar!)
Help me hate Michael Cera. I can’t do it all myself.
Let’s pour molten aluminum in a (vacant) anthill.
Check out Alibi’s Last Minute Gift Guide.
Have a delicious iPhone cookie.
Opposites don’t attract, says eHarmony.
McCluskey gets life.
Taos Ski Valley has been sold.
Happy birthday Edvard Munch.
V.22 No.34 | 8/22/2013
Come Over, Karl: Andrew Wyeth’s painting to be housed at Albuquerque Museum
By Rebecca Gonzales [ Wed Aug 21 2013 2:35 PM ]
In our Instagram world, it is rare to come across a piece of art which clearly and deliberately took many painstaking hours to create, but Albuquerque is privileged to exhibit such a work for the next five years. Andrew Wyeth's “Karl,” an egg tempura painting lent by a private curator, is now on display at the Albuquerque Museum (2000 Mountain NW).
Wyeth is one of the most popular US painters of the last century, known for his dark, somber themes and intricately detailed work. “Karl,” the portrait of a German immigrant farmer, follows suit. The painting causes the audience's eyes to focus on every last color and wrinkle in this man's face, while necessarily noting the dramatic meat hooks on the ceiling. The piece moves audiences to an appreciation of its eeriness and depth.
The portrait is displayed between notable work “A Shower in a Dry Year,” by Peter Hurd, Wyeth's brother-in-law, and the work of Wyeth's sister, Henriette Wyeth. This classic representation of American art can be viewed at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History located on 19th Street and Mountain NW in Old Town.
V.22 No.11 | 3/14/2013
The Daily Word in Instagram hero, Pope elections and March Madness
By B.L. Brennan [ Mon Mar 11 2013 11:05 AM ]
Instagram helped reunite a little boy with his toy bunny.
Defendent in wrongful death case to take the stand as the case starts its third day of trial.
Catholic Cardinals meet once more before electing a new pope.
A six year old boy took the keys away from his drunk grandma so she couldn’t drive.
Unhappy people are responsible for the zombie craze!
New Mexico teen with terminal cancer gets her diploma early.
If you’re more into geography than basketball, this March Madness bracket is for you.
V.21 No.51 | 12/20/2012
The Daily Word in Instagram, Instant Cosby and snorting Mr. Richards.
By Nick Brown [ Tue Dec 18 2012 10:29 AM ]
Instagram claims the right to sell your photos.
Rappers on Instagram.
Nielson agrees to buy Arbitron.
Sixty seconds of (almost) silence at a Lamb of God concert.
A Swedish lady had skeleton sex.
Drunk Ron Swanson dances.
72 years of Batman logos.
Ducks are the best.
Is it Christmas?
Albuquerque has $5.5 million to spend on Alibi ads.
A man escaped from an Albuquerque SWAT unit.
The adventures of Anthony Chavez.
Happy birthday Keith Richards.
Thanks to Susan Petersen, Oskar Petersen and Jacob Sanchez for the links.
V.21 No.35 |
The Daily Word in Thalidomide, Instagram, and Joe Arpaio gets sued
Happy birthday, Salma Hayek!
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Sep 2 2012 9:39 AM ]
The company that manufactured and sold Thalidomide issued a formal apology (50 years later) that victims say misses the mark.
Santa Feans peeved over pile of a "quarter million" tires.
Cosmopolitan magazine style tips for the 19th century woman.
Vancouver police are still rounding up suspects from the 2011 Stanley Cup riot.
Film director James Toback is still a creep.
Texting driver who killed a man faces only a twenty dollar fine in Virginia.
Photo gallery of 1930's British police criminal identification pictures.
Joe Arpaio does not have immunity against a lawsuit from The Phoenix New Times.
Obama accuses GOP of wanting to bring back "trickle-down economics."
On this day in 1966, Salma Hayek was born.
V.21 No.15 | 4/12/2012
The Daily Word in Guillen loving Castro, the French loving McBaguettes and Oklahoma loving embyros
By Adam Fox [ Tue Apr 10 2012 10:44 AM ]
Three Maryland teachers come forward to claim their share of the Mega Millions jackpot.
Japanese airlines have rerouted flights to avoid a possible North Korean missile launch this week.
Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen is suspended for five games after telling Time “I love Fidel Castro.”
I wish McDonald’s McBaguette was available in the states.
Pictures of the Aokigahara Forest in Japan, the “suicide forest” where nearly 100 bodies are found each year.
Police find a makeshift meth lab in a Walmart restroom.
Police say a drunk woman broke into a stranger’s home in South Dakota and started to breast feed their baby.
A proposed law in Oklahoma would grant embryos the same rights as people.
Facebook purchases hipster photo-sharing network Instagram for $1 billion.
Scenes from the brand new “The Art of Video Games” exhibit at the Smithsonian.
The alarm clock that doesn’t let you sleep for five more minutes.
George Zimmerman creates his own website asking for donations to cover living expenses and legal costs.
Vivir Es Fácil con los Ojos Cerrados at National Hispanic Cultural Center
A screening of David Trueba's award-winning comedy-drama film.
Improving Desert Garden Soil at Highland Senior Center
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