Weekly Alibi has been covering news, arts and entertainment for Albuquerque and the surrounding area since 1992, and we have no intention of slowing down. We are the independent media voice in Albuquerque print and we aim to stay that way.
The root problems that lead to Albuquerque's recent uptick in senseless violence have yet to be confronted and controlled, and have sometimes been ignored and dismissed even as their consequences continue to wreak havoc.
Albuquerque city political leaders have been busy this April, passing a more effective police oversight ordinance, saying no to some single-use plastics, and pondering the mayor’s proposed $1.1 billion budget.
A facility for storing and shipping radioactive waste at LANL is operating for the first time in five years; Environmental Defense Fund released evidence that New Mexico's methane emissions are climbing thanks to increased oil and gas production in the Permian Basin; Federal lawmakers visited to collect testimonies from advocates looking to restrict oil and gas drilling near Native American cultural sites.
Weekly Alibi sat down with Robert Stokowy, who came from Berlin to install Structures (Albuquerque), near one of his pieces opening this weekend at the Rio Grande Nature Center to get a better idea about land art, soundscapes and how Stokowy’s work empowers each of us to make our own art.
En Train Air-1 began in Chicago as six celebrated American representational outdoor painters boarded the Southwest Chief to begin the 2,265-mile journey, making painting stops in La Junta, Trinidad, Raton, Las Vegas, Lamy and then do a show at McLarry Fine Art in Santa Fe.
The governor signed a bill to update the medical marijuana program (including a big change to limit discrimination against patients by their employers), and Joshua Lee learns about eating fatty foods with edible cannabis and then relaxes with Unicorn Poop.
We're experiencing a time of high weirdness in America, and the best plan is probably just to duck and cover until that madness passes. In the mean time, let's get educated about this wonderful plant we love so much.
During this year's 60-day legislative session, we saw a fair number of cannabis-related bills being considered by the state's lawmakers. A number of good bills were shot down, but plenty of important ones were passed.
If you've applied for a job in the last 20 years, you've probably had the pleasure of peeing into a cup and delivering the warm receptacle to a friendly person in a lab coat. It never makes for a fun morning.
After years of growth, the medical and recreational cannabis markets have become a major economic force in our nation, but these business owners still face the problem of finding a bank that will take their money.
As a cannabis grower, you determine your strains, grow out your favorite phenotypes and add whatever nutrients or lack thereof as you see fit. Use this guide as your first step before growing, so you can become the cannabis maven you were meant to be.
High Times published a piece profiling Chris Conrad, cannabis activist, career expert witness and founder of Cantheism, a modern religion that regards marijuana not only as a sacrament, but as an object of devotion.
Refugees turned themselves in at the border near El Paso, seeking asylum. Between days of poor conditions in custody and their immigration court date, Albuquerque Interfaith helps them find temporary relief.
Valerie Plame considering running for the US Senate in New Mexico; Lujan Grisham names Tim Johnson for New Mexico State Police Chief; New Mexico State University Board of Regents approved a 6 percent tuition increase.
Ananke is an intertwined work in three parts. The first is the bacteria with Nina's story inserted using CRISPR. The second is the photographs that offer physical evidence. The third is the soundscape of the p53 gene translated into music.
This week, there's Icons and Symbols of the Borderlands, The Symphony of Sleep: Sleep and the Brain, the UnAmerican Comedy Show, John Mulvany: All Things are: Impermanent Imperfect Incomplete and Free Range Art: Creativity Without Limits.
Frenchish and Marble Brewery jointly celebrate their birthdays and Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro has their Brunch Prix Fixe Tasting Menu Event. More variety is coming to Isotopes Park and CBD and cannabis-infused dishes are the next big trend.
New Mexico decriminalized possession of marijuana and a bipartisan group of lawmakers reintroduced a bill into the House and Senate that would protect the cannabis industry in states where it's been legalized. Joshua Lee finds Back to the Future perfect for those suffering from pain, inflammation or sleeplessness.
During the unpredictable month of March, Bernalillo County Commissioners put the ink to a $45 million renovation of their new digs, honored some top-notch high school basketball players and stayed strong and silent on the backlash against statewide firearm background check legislation.
Yes, sports fans, the final round of Best of Burque has begun! Cast your votes March 27 through April 10 up to once per day to push your choices to the top of the polls. It’s the one time when “vote early and vote often” can lead to victory instead of a prison term, so pump up the volume and make that social media diaspora happen. Free the butterflies of promotion and let them migrate to potential voters far and wide. Or something like that. Behold, we give you the Best of Burque 2019 Reader’s Choice Ballot!
On a late March weekend, State Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard headed out to the Permian Basin to visit oil wells on state trust lands. Not one facility visited didn’t have visible (with a FLIR camera) emissions pouring out from pipes or seeping out of valves.
PED will remove "More Rigorous Intervention” designation from four of the state's schools; Aztec City Commission meeting to decide if the town should become a second amendment “sanctuary” became so heated that police ended it early; Albuquerque Open Space Division acquired 38 acres of protected land.
In the American Midwest, things have changed. Chelsea Darter grew up there and is now looking through her lens at little pieces of what is recognizable, and much that has turned into something less. Is it a broken landscape undergoing economic decay and political contraction, or a wounded king barely doing his once noble job?
Transformation is something of an uber-theme at Arts Hub, with an end goal of building community and a process for now of producing shows like Sonder: Transformations that are unlike those commonly found in New Mexico.
Chinese gangster saga evolves with its country’s economic history
By Devin D. O’Leary
Minimalist in nature and almost documentary-like in its visuals, Ash Is Purest White is a surprisingly light and engaging journey—one that evolves from revamped gangster film to contemplative character story to quietly observational look at modernity and the various discontents that come with it.
CVS and Walgreens want to start carrying hemp-derived CBD products on their shelves; New Mexico will add opioid use disorder to qualifying conditions for medical cannabis; Dreamin' OG makes Joshua Lee's aches and pains a distant memory at the cost of focus.