Afrofuturist epic takes superheroics in a fresh direction
By Devin D. O’Leary
Black Panther stakes out its own unique territory, mixing the royal backstabbing and intrigue of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series “Game of Thrones” with the impossibly high-tech, glowing bodysuit action of Disney’s Tron.
We all have that one friend who will do reckless stunts for a laugh, but no one can hold a candle to Steve-O and his original hold-my-beer antics. Between rescuing stray dogs and lighting himself on fire, he called in to chat with us about fame seeking, sobriety and his time in Albuquerque.
Worldwide attention fell upon the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute earlier this month when a fraudulent experiment funded by Volkswagen highlighted the laboratory's history of animal cruelty violations.
You can feel the envious gazes of our state's lawmakers creeping toward the coffers of Colorado and California and seeing all those dollars piling up on schools and infrastructure, but the N.M. Senate Judiciary Committee has given us another year to contemplate financial asceticism.
See how female filmmakers are interacting with issues connected to the US-Mexico border and learn how to make films from them. Nasario Remembers the Río Puerco returns and find out how to become a background extra.
Bocadillos, with its confluence of terrific eats, a charming and close-knit crew with deep interest in local teams and athletic talent, is poised once more to become another of Albuquerque’s downtown dining institutions.
A good place to celebrate special occasions is Sandia Resort and Casino, and on the top floor is Bien Shur, with its sweeping views of the Sandias, a roaring fireplace in the dining room and bartenders who roll up their sleeves to mix your drink.
The Bird Hot Pot serves adventurous eats and cheap drafts
By Robin Babb
The Bird Hot Pot is notable for being Albuquerque's first dedicated hot pot restaurant, where you dip raw ingredients into a boiling pot of broth on your dining table to cook them, then into a dipping sauce, and then into your mouth.
There are quite a few exciting food and drink spots opening up in Albuquerque this month. None of them exactly fall into the healthy category, but February is kind of all about giving up on those lofty New Year’s diet goals anyway, right?
Multi-disciplinary artists converge at “the last oil” conference
By Maggie Grimason
“The last oil” symposium posits that we are in the second oil age, which has had devastating effects on the natural world. One of its organizers, Subhankar Banerjee, points at art for for how to resist the destruction.
A state representative is asking if secret meeting broke House rules, lawsuit claims Taxation and Revenue Department illegally denied driver’s license and other ID cards and Medicaid system bugs caused scores of foster and adoptive children to lose their medical coverage.
Vermont legislature legalizes (no ballot initiative!); report released on financial and public safety benefits for states that have legalization so far; N.M. looks for better protection from feds than the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment; study explains difficulties of chemical (rather than behavioral) tests for impairment.