Yes, music fans, the Third Annual Best of Burque Music Showcase is upon us. Nominations closed Feb. 8 and voting is now open through Feb. 27, 2019 at midnight. This is step two of a process that culminates in a fabulous performance event on March 30.
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.
It’s never too late to learn how to cook (or how to cook better), and there are a hundred reasons why you should. Thankfully there are cooking classes offered through UNM’s Continuing Education department year-round.
Ansel Adams once said of New Mexico that it was “the most completely beautiful place I have ever seen.” It should come as no surprise, then, that with the radical democratization of visual art afforded by the internet in recent years there has been a blossoming of photographic talent native to this state.
Entire staff of Warehouse 508 laid off without notice
By Alisa Valdes
In a move Friday that stunned the local arts community, the board of directors for New Mexico Xtreme Sports Association, Inc. (NMXSports) laid off the entire management team of its arts wing, Warehouse 508, effective immediately.
In Half Baked, Dave Chappelle's character asks his marijuana dealer, “What? Did you go to weed college?”—a joke that no longer makes any sense, because cannabis classes have actually been popping up at colleges.
Keanu Reeves goes old school in retrograde sci-fi thriller
By Devin D. O’Leary
Replicas feels more like a Syfy Channel “mockbuster” parody of a sci-fi film than an actual sci-fi film. The effects grow increasingly junky, and the whole thing devolves into a poorly staged string of chases scenes involving lots of interchangeable guys in black suits with guns.
An order that eased restrictions on natural gas well locations was suspended last week; hundreds of New Mexicans employed by the federal government have applied for unemployment; City of Albuquerque wants to transform the empty Rail Yards in Downtown into a campus for film students.
The connecting thread among all the essays in Mine seems to be the concept of ownership. What does it mean to own a thing? How do things come into our ownership? What happens when we realize we do not own the things we believed we owned? What can be owned? And by whom?
Joshua Lee gets an appetite and novel trains of thought with Reba, and Ice Cream Cake provides a blissful state of painless limbo—a formless awareness adrift in a trance. Then Strawberry Blonde gets his feet moving.
The Vinaigrette owner learns from the land (and from plenty of books)
By Robin Babb
“Farmer and restaurateur” isn’t the most common job description, but in the twenty teens having only one job is increasingly passé—not to mention economically difficult. The Vinaigrette in Albuquerque is only the tip of Erin Wade’s multi-city restaurant empire.
Health insurance companies use proprietary trade secrets to decide whether to cover or deny payment for drugs. In an amazing coincidence, this just happens to result in patients ending up having to pay thousands of dollars per month.
Mayor Keller said a progress report on the city needs to be updated; Environment Department will review a plan to investigate soil and groundwater contamination at a former meat packing facility; Questions about Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham's campaign ties have been raised over horse-racing track license.