A big thanks to Showcase participants and attendees
Winners and nominees—23 of them— rocked over a thousand attendees at five venues on March 24, 2018. It was a blast and we’ll see you at next year’s shindig. Here for posterity (and your browsing pleasure) are the winners and runners-up.
24/7 Wall Street rates New Mexico's public schools as some of the worst in the nation, restraining order placed on gubernatorial candidate's intern is lifted and Bureau of Labor Statistics say's N.M.'s unemployment rate is second highest in nation.
Joshua Lee lifts his mood and mildly relaxes his muscles with Lucky Charms, then Sage n Sour stirs up a pleasant mix of sensations in his wretched sinuses and gives him a low-level impression of well-being without the hyperactive, searching mind of many other sativas.
Music is mostly ephemeral but what comes out still belongs to listeners. When you go to your favorite venue and support local artists as well as legendary performers, you become an essential part of the equation whose solution is rocanrol redemption.
Simple 2D platformer raises the bar for indie developers
By Desmond Fox
Despite its simple appearance and main character Madeline’s limited moveset, Celeste ends up an incredible experience, which explores the super-difficult platformer genre just as well as it does themes of anxiety and isolation.
New South Valley farm grows veggies and young farmers
By Robin Babb
If you shop at the Downtown Growers’ Market during the season, you’ve probably seen Casey Holland selling huge bunches of kale and carrots with a smile on her face. Now she’s the new head farmer at Chispas Farm.
Spellbound Syrups is popularizing the fruity, probiotic drink
By Robin Babb
A shrub is any drink made from a vinegar-based syrup, but the word can refer to the syrup itself, too. Most of the shrubs you’ll find here in Albuquerque are made by one person: Monique Carr, the woman behind Spellbound Syrups.
This year’s Best of Burque Music reader’s poll reflects the portion of the population that voted. If you still don’t like the results after some studied listening, then August March has the same general advice he does about not liking any election outcomes: Vote!
Indie Q film screenings and NMFF's New Mexico Actors Showcase return; Albuquerque Sol hosts Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story; New Mexico Film Office offers talk on how to make money off the film business.
If you haven’t started drinking shrubs yet, where have you been, homie? These sweet and tart probiotic fruit drinks are getting pretty trendy right about now, and for good reason—they’re not only delicious, but wicked easy to make.
Master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami ruminates on time, art and image with final film
By Devin D. O’Leary
Abbas Kiarostami evidently began what became 24 Frames by speculating on great works of art. Paintings are designed to capture one specific moment in time. What, he wondered, happened immediately before and after those famous “freeze frames” that the artists chose?
The decision to categorize weapons by the operator's trigger pull has been lost to the sands of time, but the gun-lobby's perpetuation of this distinction amounts to pacifying critics by assuring them that fully automatic "machine guns" have been outlawed for civilians since Al Capone.
In a progressive society, police are in integral part of the community. Their jobs are woven into the fabric of a peaceable and forward-looking citizenry. Establishing that sort of balanced civic environment is a job for the police but it will also take the work of an active, engaged and knowledgeable bunch of citizens to accomplish this goal.
State officials are attempting to redefine how the volume of nuclear waste is determined to allow the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad to increase its capacity, N.M. high school graduation rates remain at 71% and students across the state are calling for laws and policies that will make their schools safer.
Spring is fast approaching, so television networks are preparing for the new fall TV season by assembling scripts, casts and showrunners—and then throwing them all against the wall to see what sticks. So what crazy ideas do they have in the pipeline?
Book your weekend at the ABQ Antiquarian Book Fair
By Maggie Grimason
For those of us who still thrill to turn the pages of a book or explore the faded terrain of old maps, the Albuquerque Antiquarian Book Fair—an annual exchange of antique and rare books, maps and other ephemera—is taking place once again.
Plant-based meals from Anya Kassoff’s home kitchen
By Robin Babb
Cooking efficiently and seasonally may not sound very sexy, but it can make for some very tasty meals. Simply Vibrant is written by a home cook, not a professional chef, sympathetic to the real-life budgets and time constraints of regular cookbook-reading people.