Notes from Monday’s press conference … and then some
By August March
Mayor Keller announces that FTA is providing at least some ART funding. Transit Director Toon reminds drivers to avoid colliding with the buses. COO Lawrence Rael announces additional charging stations so the buses don't run dry. And some day you will be able to ride ART too!
New oversight and reporting procedures for the state's guardianship system released; former head of Taxation and Revenue Department appears in court for charges of public corruption; state's new water plan draft released for public comment.
The East Coast delivers big news, as efforts to expand New Jersey’s medical cannabis program caught the eye of the press this week because of the evolutionary support of Democratic Governor Phil Murphy.
Southwest Shootout Poetry Slam invites the best of the West
By Adam Wood
This week, Albuquerque welcomes slam poetry teams from all over the region to the 15th Annual Southwest Shootout Poetry Competition. Stellar poets from Colorado, Texas, California, Nevada, Arizona and—of course— New Mexico will be braving the spotlight in order to flex their metrical prowess for the public.
What's the best place to eat in Taos? What's the best place to stay in T or C? What's the best thing to do for fun in Silver City? We’re asking readers like you for Weekly Alibi's special edition, stand-alone publication "Day Tripper." Voting has been extended to August 15, but don’t delay!
Farmer’s Daughters and Chef Gilbert Aragon create unique dinner series
By Robin Babb
Despite the growing farm-to-table movement in recent decades, most farmers are still facing an uphill battle to be profitable due to rising land costs, increased development and climate change. Ashley and Chantelle Wagner created their company Farmer’s Daughters to get more local produce served in New Mexico restaurants, breweries and food trucks.
Talismanic motifs that might summon all sorts of things in their wearer—from strength to an increased awareness of the natural world to simple aesthetic pleasure—are some of the images that find prominence in Tiran Sahar's garments created for Rattler.
FDA says it doesn't need a "negative monograph" for cannabis; Republican Party of Texas puts cannabis decriminalization into platform; Chuck Schumer introduces bill in US Senate to decriminalize cannabis and give control to states; Senate Appropriations Committee criticizes Jeff Sessions for blocking research.
Sean Paul Gallegos works in transformation and self-definition
By Maggie Grimason
Nearly 20 years ago, a neighbor brought Sean Paul Gallegos a pair of knock-off Air Jordans salvaged from a Chinatown dumpster. “He said, 'I'll put you in an art show in our gallery if you make something with these.'”
Joshua Lee wonders about cause and effect in the deconstructed mind, notes Vanilla Kush's suitability for treating pain or tension-caused insomnia, and finds Trap Star relaxing but not as sleep-inducing.