Made in New Mexico IV is not a horror show and to see it as such dismisses the elegance of craft displayed in so many of these works. One piece that reflects that elegance is a watercolor by Mario Romero titled “Dark Depths II.”
Foreign exchange students champion cultural understanding
By Clarke Condé
AFS Intercultural Programs has a critical mission: “to help prevent future conflict through cultural exchange and understanding.” For over 70 years, they have facilitated American students going abroad and foreign students coming to America. We spoke with Rio Rancho high school student Eleyna Maves about her scholarship to go to a Japanese high school and spend a year living and learning about what it is to grow up in that culture.
A task force to review the state's pretrial release and detention program met for the first time; a watchdog group names the biggest New Mexico lobbyists; protesters gathered to block traffic on Central Avenue and speak out against jaywalking tickets.
A new bill to legalize recreational cannabis in New Mexico has been officially filed but may lack sufficient support in the Senate; Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima opposes legalization; DoH held a public hearing about proposed changes to the medical program.
Historical drama plucks at heartstrings but buries tune
By Devin D. O’Leary
Those interested in stories of love, family, forgiveness and faith will be swayed by the backstory but The Song of Names gets lost somewhere in its construction, working far too hard to deliver an emotional payoff that should have been immediate and effortless.
The Aux Dog is in the midst of its annual solo-performer festival, QSolo, and solo performers are always a gamble for a theater. In talking with Producing Artistic Director VJ Liberatori, though, it is clear that she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Umami Moto has a burrito and they have curry. There are sandwiches and stir fry, pot stickers and tots. The idea is to have a little bit of something for everyone. The twist is that all these things have an Asian street food angle to them.
The World’s Largest Matanza is an all-out pig cooking celebration, with red chile-marinated pork in a variety of New Mexican styles, such as carne adovada, ribs and carnitas. Each dish will be accented by fresh tortillas, chicharrones, calabacitas, potatoes, green chile stew and other tasty items, plus live music, dancing, arts and crafts.
Though the Keller administration has indeed been successful in a multitude of ways and there are a solid set of reasons to be hopeful, his speech made clear the problems the local administration faces.
Sayaka Ganz takes old spatulas, spoons, clothes hangers and other such ubiquitous household plastics and finesses them into graceful sculptures of animals in motion. Weekly Alibi sat down with Ganz at the museum to talk about plastic, process and the tyrannosaurus in the lobby.
A number of sheriffs across New Mexico are speaking out against proposed “red flag” gun legislation; New Mexico Environment Department is fining the Air Force for contaminating water at a base near Clovis; New Mexico Homeland Security came under fire when officials asked an Iranian American cultural group if they'd seen any suspicious activities.
Fun Noodle Bar sets perfect example of how to do noodles
By Dan Pennington
With the University area having the Noodle District comfortably operating at this point, the expansion has to begin in new places. Fun Noodle Bar fits perfectly in the Heights and residents will be having fun there for a long time.
Plastic bag ban is step in right direction for city
By Dan Pennington
Many don’t remember, but there was a time in New Mexico history when people said the state bird was a plastic bag, because wherever you went, you would be sure to see one lazily drifting through the sky, hanging in a tree and flapping its metaphorical wings noisily above the streets.
There are few things more terrible in this world than being cold, but thankfully, we as a people have come up with soup, the great equalizer of cold. It fills us not just with nourishment, but also heat.
Details have been made public about a settlement that was reached last summer between EXPO New Mexico and Ultra Health; a state senator and lawyer is asking a judge to allow medical cannabis patients under house arrests to have access to their meds; Florida state agencies are trying out a THC testing kit to distinguish "hemp" from "marijuana."
To find out more about the direction the Democratic Party in New Mexico is taking as 2020 carries us toward the November election, Weekly Alibi chatted with Miranda van Dijk, the new Communications Director for Democratic operations.
AG appeals appeals Heath White warrant invalidation and asked legislators to update current hate crime statute to protect homeless; complaints filed against Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute over lab monkey deaths.
The plate hits the table and you feel as if you’re in Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks, with its straightforward presentation and simplicity lending an air of ’50s diner status to your meal. You don’t have to overthink it, there’s not such a complex palette of flavors at work that your mind is required to process. It’s just good in the way it should be, direct and upfront.
Despite our estimated population of over 24,000 Jews currently living in Albuquerque, we’re a bit hard up for Jewish-centric eateries but at NoshFest, a mix of local and Jewish cuisine will come together all in one convenient space to help get you the nosh you need.
Now that we're in The Roaring ’20s 2: Electric Boogaloo, it's time to get back to the usual pace. Here are three events for your viewing pleasure, and hopefully at least one of them fills your need to get out and explore.
Samantha Anne Carrillo reports on a first amendment ruling in favor of a local medical cannabis provider and its international reflection in cannabis tech companies’ fight to be included at the world’s largest consumer tech expo.