Alibi V.24 No.41 • Oct 8-14, 2015

He Named Me Malala

Documentary exalts, humanizes teenage activist

He Named Me Malala reminds us how much better and stronger good is than evil.

Best of Burque 2019 Nominations Are Wide Open

The original Albuquerque reader’s poll busts out with another taste-making iteration

It’s anybody’s game, Burqueños. If there is a best, together we will find it. The rules are simpler than ever: Nominations run March 6 through March 22 and you can vote for your favorites every day. The top five nominees in each category are then promoted to a steel cage death match of competitive weekly voting madness March 27 through April 10. From this hardcore democratic exercise the winners will emerge victorious or die trying. Let the games begin!

Sounds Like Burque

Best of Burque Music Showcase soundtracks March 30

Our readers know what they like; and thanks to our annual Best of Burque Music reader survey, so do we. On Saturday, March 30, join us for Weekly Alibi’s 2019 Best Of Burque Music Showcase at über-popular Downtown venues Sister, Side Effex, KiMo Theatre, The Jam Spot, Corpus Arts and Launchpad.

Building the Cannatopia

RSVP to Weekly Alibi’s New Mexico Cannabis Expo

Since New Mexico legalized medical cannabis back in 2007, the Earth has circled the Sun a dozen times. Amid those revolutions, the sociocultural acceptance of using cannabis and derived cannabinoids—think THC, CBD and CBN—as legitimate medication has gained significant ground here in The Land of Enchantment. And, with the 2018 US Farm Bill’s passage, the licensed cultivation of hemp in New Mexico is now ostensibly legal.

Drawing Down the Future

Dating back to at least the 18th century, the cultural impact of comic art in the United States is undeniable. Founding father Ben Franklin’s darkly humorous 1754 “Join, or Die” comic is, after all, remembered as the first cartoon published in an American newspaper. The alt-weekly has long offered its readers incisive, strange, deadpan and riotously funny comic strips while providing cartoonists with access to a historically receptive audience.

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Best of Burque Restaurants 2015

Albuquerque loves to eat. More to the point, we love to eat well. How else to explain the copious number of excellent restaurants that our beloved city boasts? And how else to explain how that list grows, year after year? From sumptuous Southwestern cuisine to to Continental cafés to BBQ that rivals anything that the Deep South has to offer, our city keeps pace with almost any other American urban center when it comes to dining options.

Rise and Dine

Breakfast is the most important meal, so check out our readers’ opinions on the best foods to wake up to.

Dinner Time

Breaking down every aspect of dinner we tell you how to find the best courses in the city.

Food of Enchantment

If food is a reflection of culture, then these foods are the Burque life. The best meals of New Mexico can be found here.

Take the Cake

Last but certainly not least. Explore the final course in all its sweet decadence in these restaurants.

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Crib Notes: October 8, 2015

If you are too drowsy to study for this week's Albuquerque news quiz, there's some guy selling bottled energy drinks in the alley.

Odds & Ends

Funny because someone else’s doghouse got … “bomged?

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Reel World

American and Vietnamese soldiers come together, films migrate to US with people to talk about them, legendary jazz comes to UNM SUB theater and SFIFF launches.

Cape Fear

“SuperMansion” on Crackle

If you’re a fan of the action figures come to life in “Robot Chicken,” then “SuperMansion” will hammer away on much the same juvenile funny bone.

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After Summer, A Beach

Four revolutionary musical events

This week in Burque, the Warren Vaché Quartet, OKC rockers Kirra, Suicidal Tendencies and the post-rock of Caspian.

Food and Music Forever

A primer on combinations

I associate food with music. This year’s Best of Burque Restaurants issue gives me a heap of inspiration to indulge in that activity. Those lofty sources of nourishment, elucidated on the previous pages of this issue, could be augmented by accompanying sounds, I thought.

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Still in Print

ABQ Zine Fest highlights the city’s self-publishers

ABQ Zine Fest celebrates the sensation of turning pages.

Alibi V.24 No.40 • Oct 1-7, 2015

Sicario

Blunt, brutal drug war drama finds cops and robbers (but not good guys and bad guys) along the US-Mexico border

Sicario moves at fever pitch and with expectation-confounding confidence.

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Beyond Ballooning

Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum expands its mission

The new director of the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum wants the institution become a go-to spot for STEM education.

Hearts Aloft

How to love the Fiesta again

It’s easy to get jaded by the Fiesta, but Amelia Olson reminds us of why it’s wonderful

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Election Ahoy!

Fill out your ballot before you see the balloons

City Council districts 4 and 6 are contested, some charter amendments are proposed and there are some bonds to consider.

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Reel World

Taos Environmental Film Festival is born, local film community talks over coffee, gay film fest goes live.

Crime, Ink

“Blindspot” on NBC

Tattoos solve crimes on NBC’s “Blindspot.”

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Dust of a Grand Wazoo

Zappa legacy pervades this week’s shows

Zappa plays Zappa, Apricot Jammers return, plus El Gringo and Helmet.

Not Really a Pretender

Hynde’s human memoir

Hynde’s move to London and her success with The Pretenders is portrayed as one more step away from an injurious but somehow beloved past.

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Fill ‘Er Up

A dose of chile at La Salita Restaurant

Ty Bannerman explores this Northeast Heights institution.

Alibi V.24 No.39 • Sept 24-30, 2015

Roots of Resilience

Washington Middle School’s Mural Project

Students, educators and artists are collaborating to create Albuquerque’s largest outdoor mural.

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Crib Notes: September 24, 2015

In this week's Albuquerque news quiz, you can show off your knowledge about how some criminal suspects are more equal than other criminal suspects.

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The Intern

Nancy Meyers’ genial workplace comedy does the job it was hired to do

The Intern is a sweetly forgettable comedy-drama for the late summer season.

Reel World

Crash course in no-budget filmmaking, ¡Globalquerque! and Unbranded.

Fall (Out)

Five new shows you couldn’t pay me to watch

Devin O’Leary recommends you risk these few hours of your life .. on your life.

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Beast Mode

Lobo Beast 101

Eric Castillo checks out the UNM area’s newest sports bar and taproom.