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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

news

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

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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 samantha@alibi.com 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.
V.23 No.46 | 11/13/2014
All photos by William Mortensen

Book Review

Antichrist Superstar

Review by Samantha Anne Carrillo

The Command to Look: A Master Photographer's Method for Controlling the Human Gaze

From the ’20s to the ’50s, William Mortensen defied the likes of Ansel Adams to pursue his own erotic and grotesque vision of photography.
V.23 No.44 | 10/30/2014
"Mictecacihuatl,", oil and acrylic on wood panel
Vanessa Wilde

Art Magnified

Wilde style

Art in a nuevomexicano vein—ghosts emerge from the past and color splashes into the present.
V.23 No.28 | 7/10/2014

news

The Daily Word in celebrity deaths, Germanic sport victories and amazing saucepans.

By Carl Petersen [ Mon Jul 14 2014 11:09 AM ]
The Daily Word

Germany won the World Cup.

Rest in peace, Tommy Ramone.

Rest in peace, Charlie Haden.

Rest in peace, David Legeno.

Bowe Bergdahl returns to duty.

An inflatable pool could save your life in a scooter accident.

In restaurants, your phone slows down service.

Why do we refrigerate eggs?

The world’s tallest girl … “walked into a ceiling fan.”

Brace yourself for some scary photos.

Making a better saucepan actually is rocket science.

Terrorists: they’re out to get us.

American Idol auditions in Old Town.

Albuquerque could lose Amtrak.

APD filmed Ken Ellis on accident.

What’s happening in Albuquerque today?

I saw you, weirdo.

Happy birthday, Gerald Ford.

V.23 No.27 | 7/3/2014
The Lego table, where dreams come true
all photos by Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Photo Gallery

Memories of ACE 2014

Legos, Muppets and Star Wars ruled the day

They came, they saw, they dressed up. Alibi staff photographer Eric Williams shares a few of his snapshots from ACE 2014.
V.23 No.22 |
All photos by Christian Horstmann

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Pride, Illustrated: A photo essay on fabulousness

By Christian Horstmann [ Sun Jun 1 2014 4:40 PM ]

Editor's note: During this year's Albuquerque Pride Parade, our attention was fixed on the beautiful people celebrating equality and community in the streets. Luckily, local photographer Christian Horstmann shared his fabulous 2014 Pride photo essay with the Alibi and our beloved readers. Until next year, Happy Pride! You are beautiful, and we love you.

V.23 No.19 | 5/8/2014
“The Church at Ranchos de Taos” by Bill Wittliff

Get Lit

Light Looking Back

By Lisa Barrow
With their indefinite lines and smoothed-away textures, pinhole photographs hearken to a long-ago time. But Poetics of Light brings the technology firmly into the 21st century.
V.23 No.13 | 3/27/2014
The Cathedral in downtown Santa Fe
Matt Wright

Arts

Saddle Up: Moving Forward, Looking Back travels the Old Spanish Trail

By Lisa Barrow [ Fri Mar 21 2014 10:56 AM ]

Janire Nájera apparently likes her road trips 19th-century-style. The Spanish photojournalist and curator is taking a cue from Antonio Armijo—who laid the groundwork for successful trade along what's now known as the Old Spanish Trail when he successfully hoofed it from New Mexico to California and back (and managed to make a profit in the process)—with a voyage through northern New Mexico, parts of Utah and Arizona, and into Southern California. For the journey, Nájera's own pack animal of choice is an RV from 1984, a bit of an upgrade from the 100 mules of Armijo's trip in 1829-1830. Her goals are social and artistic in nature as she explores, according to the description on her website, how “the traditions of the first settlers [of European descent] ... have merged with domestic cultures, influencing the creation and identity of today's pueblos and modern cities.”

Nájera's journey began in Santa Fe on March 10, and she's already building a fascinating portrait of modern-day descendants of our region's Spanish heritage. See Nájera's video below featuring Julia Gómez talking about the famous Colcha stitch, and her latest blog entry has another great one with Santa Fe hairdresser Faustino Herrera de Vargas, entirely in Spanish, speaking about his storied life.

Follow Janire Nájera's travels along the Old Spanish Trail at her blog Looking Forward, Moving Back, and keep a weather eye out for the book and photography exhibit that will be the eventual result.

V.23 No.9 | 2/27/2014

Book Review

Keep Calm and Read

Review by Samantha Anne Carrillo

The Jesus Lizard Book

Vicarious thrills await disciples of Yow and co. in this gorgeous trip down memory lane.
V.23 No.5 | 1/30/2014
“At Segregated Drinking Fountain, Mobile, Alabama”
Gordon Parks

Arts Feature

In Living Color

Photography series breaks open 1950s segregation

By Brandon Call
The images that appear in Gordon Parks’ Segregation Series deliver a powerful blow against the segregation and racism once prevalent in the South.
“42 Horse” by Ralph Greene

Culture Shock

By Lisa Barrow

A horse is a horse, of course

Culture Shock zooms you around the city creative to East Meets West, Testimonios de una Guerra and Roll, Drop, Bounce.
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