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V.24 No.45 | 11/5/2015
Aaron Gonzalez
Wes Naman

Culture Shock

What the Camera Reveals

Photographer Wes Naman explores New Mexico's identity through portraiture

By Maggie Grimason
A small crew of photographers and writers strive to capture the spirit of New Mexico through the distinct stories and faces of the people who have made their homes here.
V.24 No.39 | 9/24/2015


The Daily Word: The Innovation of Loneliness

By Robert Maestas [ Thu Sep 17 2015 12:52 PM ]
The Daily Word

From God to Science to... Unbelievable Space Magic?

Blood Minerals.

An exercise in confusing futility.

Psychedelic animal specimens.


A gem of creativity.

May the snow be with you.

The Innovation of Loneliness.

V.24 No.28 | 7/9/2015


The Daily Word in George

By Robert Maestas [ Wed Sep 9 2015 11:46 AM ]
The Daily Word

Pros & Cons of CGI.

A reflection of our time.


NASA the hedgehog.

Computerman ( or the Expected Ignorance of Virture )

Hedy Lamarr’s Great Escape.

Master Penman.

The power of Venus.

Secrets of the US dollar.


V.24 No.37 | 9/10/2015


The Daily Word: Rhythms of Life

By Robert Maestas [ Thu Sep 3 2015 2:14 PM ]
The Daily Word

Coffee lab.

Working class genius.

Spin me, right round.

Devil in the details.

Rhythms of life.

Yeezus christ.


Abstraction as reality.

Phobias, now is glorious technicolor!

Photoshop hijinks.

Even more photoshop hijinks!

V.24 No.36 | 9/3/2015


The Daily Word: Off the Grid

By Robert Maestas [ Thu Aug 27 2015 12:37 PM ]
The Daily Word

Tiny giants.

Gateway to Hell.

Future Schtuff.

Even more future schtuff!


Oh, the feels.

Responsible Advertising?

Guardian of the Galaxy.

Who needs intelligence when you have this?

Off the grid.

V.24 No.28 | 7/9/2015


The Daily Word: A Painful Yellow

By Robert Maestas [ Wed Jul 22 2015 3:10 PM ]
The Daily Word

antiquated genius.

digital witness.

wasting water?

art is hard work.

a diet of still stars.

pantone matching system.

a history of bad men.

let’s colonize outer space.

Freudian Blues.

compact rebirth.

a painful yellow.

V.24 No.26 | 6/25/2015


The Daily Word: in Tiny Giants

By Robert Maestas [ Wed Jun 24 2015 10:53 AM ]
The Daily Word

bro, you got goldfish in my resin, bro! you got resin in my goldfish!

from pulp to paint, the future melts.

I still hate flying.

don’t think.

i get it. the world sucks.

tiny giants made of tinier giants.

insert skynet reference here.

you dance like a windmill.

smart is simple

brevity truly is the soul of wit.

art is simply a projection.

V.24 No.25 | 6/18/2015


The Daily Word: art schtuff

By Robert Maestas [ Wed Jun 17 2015 2:29 PM ]
The Daily Word

the past, now in glorious technicolor!

who needs a brush?

$9 computer


dissect your childhood

cut it out

damn girl, are you an ancient philosophical text? because I’m learning a lot about myself and the universe from looking at you

jesus, does anyone draw anything anymore?

I guess not.

show offs


V.19 No.30 | 7/29/2010


The Daily Word: The Great Disconnect or the Virtue of Dullness (hint: there is none)

By Robert Maestas [ Wed Jun 3 2015 11:22 AM ]
The Daily Word

jesus, not another blog post about robots.

photography kills

can you spot the differences?

in soviet russia, mountain hikes you

dullness does not cost money, but it ain’t free

an answer you’ve always wanted

time is a flat...two dimensional illustration?

humm mmmmmmm


The Daily Word: in real life vampires and delicious ice cream

By Robert Maestas [ Wed May 27 2015 12:54 PM ]
The Daily Word

death of the fringes

life imitating art

human evolution 2: electric boogaloo

50 shades of doin it

we all scream for ice cream

nuclear accidents happen

I vant to ve a vampire

bad dog! and pigs and rats. and humans

ready your pitchforks. or just forks. whatever

art is anything you can get away with



V.24 No.14 | 4/2/2015
Timelessness Machine
all works by Julie Suzanne Brokken

Arts Feature

This Life Is But a Dream, or a Magic Show

The harmonious art, poetry and photography of Julie Suzanne Brokken

By Alison Oatman
Julie Suzanne Brokken’s art juxtaposes fanciful elements—everything from Rio Grande river water to encaustic wax—in uncanny ways.
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V.24 No.13 | 3/26/2015

Book Review

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Inanity

Review by Samantha Anne Carrillo

Find It In Everything: Photographs by Drew Barrymore

The heart wants what the heart wants. But probably it wants something with a little more substance than this celebrity vanity project.
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.

Our favorites:

The winner:

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-slash-shutterbug with $10 in Alibi Bucks. What can you buy with $10 Alibi Bucks? Right now, our half-price gift certificate selection includes tickets—to Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest (um, nom) and Naked Food Fair (a vegetarian food festival)—dining at Delish, Gen Kai, Pasión Latin Fusion, Shade Tree and The Shop! plus kung fu classes at Mantis and manicures at Polished. (Note: Deals listed above are at or below $10 aka stuff you could buy by winning $10 in Alibi Bucks—simply by posting to Instagram. Follow us on Instagram to learn this week's photo contest theme.)

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 for deets on retrieving your prize package of $10 Alibi Bucks and an extra something or two (CDs, books and/or promotional schwag).

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V.24 No.7 | 2/12/2015
You may need sunglasses for Saul Hoffman’s “Cerebral Highway.”

Art Review

Retinal Burn

Scorch your eyeballs on these radiant exhibits

Bright beginnings

Saul Hoffman’s first solo show reveals the galactic possibilities of polymer clay, plus those freaky birds of paradise.
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