An interview with novelist, musician Willy Vlautin
By Hosho McCreesh
Foregoing Hollywood-drama fodder for the more realistic victories and defeats of the working class, each of Willy Vlautin's books and films quietly breaks your heart while scraping out a measure of redemption.
The New Mexico Public Education Department has announced plans to restructure and redesign two failing schools; Victims of sexual assault can now retain information regarding their case by inquiring the status of their sexual assault evidence kits.
Survey of Patrick Nagatani's early photograhy illumines a master
By Maggie Grimason
We speak with curator Mary Statzer about Patrick Nagatani, who created smart, often surprising photographs that hummed with their questions on spirituality, the construction of self, how we heal and how we fit into the puzzle of the natural world.
Hemp vetoes overturned, federal legalization looms
By Joshua Lee
New Mexico has enacted a law allowing for hemp research to be conducted at the state's universities and establishes a fund for hemp research, and another law which calls for the Department of Agriculture to issue licenses to grow industrial hemp for research purposes. Next US Farm Bill is expected to remove barriers to hemp production as well, removing New Mexico's economic lead.
Here are Alibi’s 2018 Best of Burque winners in a wide variety of areas—from Night Life to Arts to Services to Cannabis. Our editorial staff has jumped in as well, spilling details on each “Best Of” winner. And if you don’t agree with what your fellow Alibi readers chose, be sure and vote for your favorites next year!
New Mexico high schools to participate in a new program to increase graduation rates and student performance; Democratic Party of New Mexico elected Marg Elliston as chairwoman; Officials with the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant claim the facility is working at a “new normal” for the first time since it reopened last year.
Pack light but nutritionally dense food while camping
By Robin Babb
Whether you’re car camping or backpacking, there are three different kinds of food you should bring on your trip: food for cooking over a campfire, food for cooking on a camp stove and food that’s ready-to-eat.
Art house action flick and its main character both feel bad
By Devin D. O’Leary
You Were Never Really Here enters the genre of cathartically violent shoot-’em-up story of emotionally wounded assassins and their doomed betrayers/targets but fails to provide an overall logic to the bloody proceedings.
At the end of the day Eddie Money is and remains just who he says he is. Honest to a fault, hardworking, damn funny, musically literate and possessed of the kind of spirit that one doesn’t get from striking a deal with the devil, but rather from outrunning the bastard. Eddie Money rocks.
The adult students at Gordon Bernell share their personal narratives in Telling Stories
By Maggie Grimason
For seven years Gordon Bernell Charter School has produced an art show to show their adult students' perspectives. This time around the show is called Telling Stories, and many students in this exhibition have used their tattoos and scars as an avenue to share their histories.
A measure to decriminalize the possession of an ounce or less of cannabis passed by a hair, though four City Councilors still felt it's a good idea to lock people in a cage for using a substance that doesn't harm anybody.
A big thanks to Showcase participants and attendees
Winners and nominees—23 of them— rocked over a thousand attendees at five venues on March 24, 2018. It was a blast and we’ll see you at next year’s shindig. Here for posterity (and your browsing pleasure) are the winners and runners-up.
The students in the Dolores Gonzales Gardening Club will be going home with not only some fresh fruits and vegetables from their beds, but also with some plants they can continue to nurture at home, learning to be stewards for nature.
Tips on reducing and reusing the stuff you’d normally throw out
By Robin Babb
If you cook at home at all, you likely throw away a lot of food waste. But there’s plenty of clever ways you can reuse scraps to keep them out of the landfill and save yourself a few bucks in the process.
Bernalillo County's District Attorney is calling for expanded limits on existing gun laws; a judge has ruled that state Sen. Joseph Cervantes qualifies to run for the Democratic nomination in the state's Gubernatorial race; a bill expanding a national child abduction alert service's coverage to include tribal lands was signed into law by President Donald Trump last week.
Final Portrait is a microcosmic chamber drama, an old-fashioned two-hander in which two characters meet, interact and part company. It rarely dips below the surface, but—like a great many works of art—it’s a fascinating surface, nonetheless.
Reset, restaffed and injected with a long-overdue sense of humor, “Fear the Walking Dead” now feels like a dusty undead Western and it might actually be the jolt of zesty ranch flavor this show’s bland mix of rotting corpses and bad decisions has been needing.