Alibi V.22 No.25 • June 20-26, 2013

Best of Burque 2019 Nominations Are Wide Open

The original Albuquerque reader’s poll busts out with another taste-making iteration

It’s anybody’s game, Burqueños. If there is a best, together we will find it. The rules are simpler than ever: Nominations run March 6 through March 22 and you can vote for your favorites every day. The top five nominees in each category are then promoted to a steel cage death match of competitive weekly voting madness March 27 through April 10. From this hardcore democratic exercise the winners will emerge victorious or die trying. Let the games begin!

Sounds Like Burque

Best of Burque Music Showcase soundtracks March 30

Our readers know what they like; and thanks to our annual Best of Burque Music reader survey, so do we. On Saturday, March 30, join us for Weekly Alibi’s 2019 Best Of Burque Music Showcase at über-popular Downtown venues Sister, Side Effex, KiMo Theatre, The Jam Spot, Corpus Arts and Launchpad.

Building the Cannatopia

RSVP to Weekly Alibi’s New Mexico Cannabis Expo

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.

Drawing Down the Future

Dating back to at least the 18th century, the cultural impact of comic art in the United States is undeniable. Founding father Ben Franklin’s darkly humorous 1754 “Join, or Die” comic is, after all, remembered as the first cartoon published in an American newspaper. The alt-weekly has long offered its readers incisive, strange, deadpan and riotously funny comic strips while providing cartoonists with access to a historically receptive audience.

news

Carrying Water for Mother Nature

Constant drought alters community farm model

Barron Jones reports on the closure of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD) water bank and its impact on community farmers.

film

The East

Brit Marling infiltrates Hollywood with philosophical thriller

Brit Marling gets down and dirty with eco terrorist Alexander Skarsgard in thoughtful thriller The East.

Reel World

Albuquerque Comic Expo packs Convention Center with TV and movie stars.

Extinct Species

“Primeval: New World” on Syfy

Dinosaurs return (but the original cast doesn’t) in “Primeval: New World” on Syfy.

music

MAXIMUMCATERWAUL

May 2013 scene report

DJ and DIY promoter Derek Caterwaul revisits May music happenings in the latest installment of MaximumCaterwaul.

art

ACE Basics

Your guide to the Albuquerque Comic Expo experience

Need to explain what's so great about ACE? Geek extraordinaire Holly Von Winckel gives you the rundown.

Rhyme and Reason

Urban Verbs trio transforms Voces

Burque youth find their writing and speaking voices at the Voces Institute.

food

Westside Story

Bringing an independent spirit to Albuquerque’s newest developments

Eric Castillo discusses the little-known charms of the Westside and why so many business owners are choosing to expand there.

Alibi V.22 No.24 • June 13-19, 2013

news

Who is Reies López Tijerina?

A reappraisal of a folk hero

Academic and author David Correia looks to the land grant movement’s future by first examining the problematic legacy and cult of personality surrounding New Mexican folk hero Reies López Tijerina.

music

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases by Piñata Protest, Bass Drum of Death and Little Children.

food

Saturday Feast

Sampling the wares at the Downtown Growers Market

Ari LeVaux fills his belly at the Downtown Growers Market.

Don’t Call Them Donuts

The secrets of the sesame ball

Explore the history of this Chinese treat and find out where to get the best ones in Albuquerque.

film

Before Midnight

Third-time-around romance takes long hard look at life and love

Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy return for third outing as talkative lovers in Before Midnight

Reel World

The annual 48 Hour Film Fest takes over Albuquerque July 12-14. Teams of filmmakers will have just two days to write, direct, edit and premiere their short films. Space is limited and early bird registration ends on Monday.

TV News

Tiny tidbits from around the dial

Idiot Box: News bites from around the dial

art

Memories Into Memoirs

Writers workshop returns to Las Vegas

Pick a memory, any memory. Climbing a tree at age 10. The fender-bender you tried to hide from your parents right after you got your license. Walking along a dirt road beside a field of wildflowers under a vivid, kaleidoscopic sunset.

Alibi V.22 No.23 • June 6-12, 2013

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music

Old Neon and Mercury Rising

Rockabilly on the Route serves up sonic sizzle

Music writer Captain America illuminates this weekend’s inaugural Rockabilly on the Route fest. Head out to Tucumcari for Wanda Jackson, classic cars, a pin-up contest and more.

Sonic Reducer

This week, we listened to new releases from Daft Punk, The Handsome Family and Pornography.

art

film

Love Is All You Need

Danish-Italian (and a wee bit Irish) romance is beautifully realistic

Pierce Brosnan stops by Italy to romance a broken-hearted mother of the bride in the exotic rom-com Love Is All You Need.

Reel World

Longtime, lo-fi, punk rock, husband-and-wife filmmaking duo Jon Moritsugu and Amy Davis have completed work on their first feature in 10 years. Writer-director Moritsugu and writer-actress Davis moved to Santa Fe several years ago and have been fine-tuning the sci-fi-horror freakout known as Pig Death Machine ever since.

“Aaaand Cut!”

“Race to the Scene” on Reelz and “The Hero” on TNT

Reelz’ “Race to the Scene” and TNT’ “The Hero” compete to be movie stunt competitions

food

Mixed Plate

Scalo Northern Italian Grill

Ari LeVaux finds delicious Italian fare at Scalo, even if the sea bass is an impostor.

Bite-sized Roundup

Our monthly sampler platter of news from around the state

A sampler platter of food news from around the state.