While most of the political action is happening up at the state legislative 60-day session, there are still local government deeds going down. Recent back to back Council and Commission meetings kept Albuquerque and Bernalillo County business rolling along.
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.
Under proposed legislation, the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard would be revised to require public utilities like PNM to get more of their resources from renewable sources like solar and wind. Weekly Alibi chats about it with Ben Shelton, the political and legislative director of New Mexico Conservation Voters.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham picks Karen Trujillo to head PED; Public outcry over a plan to build a temporary storage site for the nation's nuclear waste in New Mexico was heard by state judges last week; APDis is introducing a limit to the amount of overtime officers can work in an attempt to curb overspending.
Oscar-nominated romance unfolds behind, in front of, the Iron Curtain
By Devin D. O’Leary
A sad ballad juxtaposing the intimate with the international, Cold War is a masterpiece of economy and image, mapping out the often seismic changes common to all affairs—the emotional as well as the political.
The British-made, Netflix-distributed series “Sex Education” basically reinvents the teen sex comedy by turning it into an opportunity to analyze modern teenage hangups about sex—and by extension, the hangups of Western Civilization in general.
A few of our favorite Gruet wines and what to eat with them
By Robin Babb
The art of pairing food with wine/beer/whatever you're drinking is a highly subjective one, based on whether Mercury is in retrograde, which way the wind is blowing and what model your first car was. With that in mind, here's our suggestion on what you should eat with what your drinking.
Keshet’s showcase features national choreographers
By Alisa Valdes
Albuquerque is positively bursting with dance excellence, including a highly regarded national gem in the contemporary dance world, Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts. So why aren’t more of us swooning about the dance scene here?
Many spiritual traditions make use of beads, touched and held, in prayer or meditation, and as items for trade, storytelling, adornment and ceremony. This week people will have the chance through three separate events to learn more about the history of beads and beadwork, through a lecture, an exhibition and a class.
We talk with Dr. Ben Daitz, co-writer, -director and -producer of The Medicine in Marijuana about the endocannabinoid system, barriers to research and how to improve the state's medical cannabis program.
n 1970, President Richard Nixon's tongue lolled with contentment as Congress passed the Controlled Substances Act, making a number of chemical compounds illegal. Their hands were tied. Youths all over the nation were irresponsibly using psychedelic drugs and putting themselves in harm's way. Well that's how the narrative goes, anyway.
CBD isn't psychoactive, so it won't make your pet high, but is it safe? Unfortunately, that question is a long way from being answered definitively. There's been little research made regarding CBD's effects on animals.
As the general manager of Santa Fe based medical dispensary, Sacred Garden, Tim McGivern is tasked with common management skills, but also has an acute and fascinating knowledge base at his fingertips.
When you smoke or vape marijuana, THC enters the bloodstream through the lungs and moves on to bind with the body's endocannabinoid receptors. When you eat it, though, the THC gets metabolized by the liver before it hits the bloodstream, and what the liver does to it makes all the difference.
At first glance, yoga and marijuana seem made for each other: They're both commonly described as being “relaxing,” practitioners of both like to make outrageous claims about their medical efficacy and the cultures of both are rife with people who smell like patchouli. But there's an odd rift in the yoga community over whether the two should be mixed or not.
For the most part, we've been interested in marijuana's efficacy as a medicine or in its ability to get you high. But now that the 2018 Farm Bill has legalized hemp, we can go back to admiring the amazing physical traits of cannabis—which most of us have all but forgotten.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?