Meticulously animated feature is a fantastic(al) journey
By Devin D. O’Leary
Akira Kurosawa’s scruffy aesthetic is undoubtedly what’s fueling Isle of Dogs’ creative engines. Feel free to discuss at length—over third wave, cold-brewed coffee, perhaps—whether Wes Anderson’s miniaturization of Japanese culture asks audiences to laugh with or at the stereotypes.
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.
Heinrich instrumental in code talker’s recognition
By August March
When the tide of fascism rose to unbearable levels Adolph Nagurski went out to meet it, using his own culture as a weapon, though having been denied that culture by the large apparatus of the federal government.
New Mexico Environment Department fines LANL over hazardous waste storage; records of Governor Martinez's audit-exempt expenses obtained; Latifah Phillips fired from job as state's assistant secretary for Native American education.
Artist nicholas b jacobsen shows us what we can learn from the natural world around us
By Maggie Grimason
What does being a rock look like to you? To artist nicholas b jacobsen the practice of being a rock is the practice of approaching a new understanding of yourself in stillness, and the world outside in all its busy-ness and all of its tranquility, too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.