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Breaking the drought requires more than a handful of rainstorms—even big storms. And grappling with its impacts means policymakers should listen to scientists and constituents, ranging from farmers to city-dwellers.
APS Superintendent say Hawthorne Elementary will not be closing, despite threats made by the Public Education Department; a study on the effects of the world’s first atomic bomb test on N.M. residents is coming; the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association reports the state's rig count has reached an all-time high.
The whole fermented foods craze has certainly introduced miso into a lot of American fridges and plenty of people have slurped down tiny bowls of miso soup at sushi restaurants. But what is this innocuous-looking paste from Japan?
516 ARTS exhibition brings Puerto Rican art to ABQ
By Maggie Grimason
Defying Darkness is an exhibition featuring more than a dozen artists working in Puerto Rico and throughout the diaspora, confronting contemporary issues of economic struggle, identity and the vestiges of colonialism while maintaining a long memory of history.
Weekly Alibi and title sponsor Weedmaps presented the second annual medical cannabis festival, New Mexico Hemp Fiesta 2018, on Saturday, Aug. 4 attracting 6,700 attendees to Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park for a 9-hour outdoor event celebrating all things cannabis in our state.
Public outcry against a proposed plan to build a nuclear waste facility in southeastern New Mexico seemed overwhelming last week as citizens spoke at numerous public meetings held by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission across the state.
Past Lives involves a lot of reflecting on the past—returning to crafted dances with the might of muscle memory and the persistent questioning of what has come to pass, how things might have been different and how things might be better.
Fox Richards' paintings put matter under a microscope
By Maggie Grimason
“My paintings are an abstracted look at what we see in everyday life, as if viewed under a microscope, but projected onto a larger surface,” Fox Richards explains about her exhibition of oil paintings titled Micro & Macro.
In honor of the recent reopening of the El Vado Motel, a little bit of Albuquerque Route 66 history, Robin Babb talks about some of the quality eats and drinks that exist along the historic Route 66 in New Mexico to this day.
Coconut sugar is the latest to get the coconut product spotlight, and thus a lot of varying opinions and incongruous facts have been thrown around about it. Here's a little primer on this alternative sweetener.
I grew up in the heart of Albuquerque, soaked in sunlight and surrounded by a tight-knit crew of neighborhood amigos. We lived on the brink of the “War Zone,” close enough to hear gun shots but far enough to know they never posed a personal threat.
In its second year, Hemp Fiesta comes into its own with more than 75 vendor booths and 8 sponsors, including Weedmaps as the title sponsor and Four Peaks Brewing as the beer garden sponsor. There are documentaries showing, medical professional and political speakers, live music, food trucks, free bike valet, DIY tie-dye shirts, jumpies for the little ones and even a “dank” tank—with local favorite Lauren Poole. The band line-up includes Red Light Cameras, SuperGiant, The Talking Hours, Revíva and Adam Hooks. We’ll see you at Balloon Fiesta Park: Be there or be square! Visit NMHempFiesta.com for more info about this year’s event!
Weekly Alibi took a drive along the proposed designated 9-mile ART route. What we saw is a hodge-podge of varying degrees of blight, some businesses doing well, other businesses struggling—with bursts of new hopeful future development and construction here and there.
For-profit prisons pulling the strings behind immigration policy
By Adam Wood
Americans love to preach from their self-proclaimed pedestals. From there, cocooned in a cozy shroud of worldly and spiritual comforts, we have free reign to leisurely peruse world news and give unasked-for, half-assed advice on the “right” way to do things.
For many, poetry feels inaccessible. As a teacher, Chelsea Bunn hopes to share that poetry doesn't have to be “abstruse or inaccessible,” but instead a vehicle to find greater understanding of both ourselves and the world around us.
See Basement Films' Open-Air Picture Show #2, Coco with the 505 Fridas or My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes of the Holocaust. Then get your Jeff Berg autograph on Historic Movie Theatres of New Mexico.
A chat with Andrea Spacht on Save the Food campaign
By Robin Babb
While food waste is a systemic problem that will require large-scale solutions, those solutions start with the individual decisions we make on a daily basis. Robin Babb speaks with Andrea Spacht about the Save the Food campaign and its origins.