Alibi Volume 27, Number 39
September 27, 2018
Day Tripper 2018
We asked our well-informed readers to share their favorite destinations outside of Albuquerque. Here, then, is the “Day Tripper” guide to New Mexico, featuring our readers’ picks for great places to eat, stay and visit all over the Land of Enchantment.
Nestled in the Tularosa Basin, at the top end of Mexico's Chihuahuan Desert, Alamogordo has its most prominent link to our country's military history as home to Holloman Air Base and gateway to White Sands Missile Range.
While most travelers are familiar with Carlsbad's famous caverns, some have yet to discover the city's other exciting sights.
Located on the edge of the Colorado Plateau, the conifer-ringed hilltop town of Farmington sits at the junction of the San Juan, the Animas and the La Plata rivers.
Gallup is filled with timeless landscapes, vibrant cultures, historic buildings and locations and one-of-a-kind eateries—as well as an old-west stage-stop feel that persists to this day.
For residents of Albuquerque, one of the quickest getaways lies just 78 miles due West in good 'ol Grants.
This tiny Southern New Mexico town is so known for its green chiles that the name of the town is synonymous with the spicy stuff itself.
Only an hour and a half drive from Albuquerque (or an easy three and a half hour ride on Amtrak), Las Vegas offers a pleasant blend of natural vistas and small-town charm.
Santa Fe has always been the symbol of everything that is authentic about New Mexico.
Bounded by national forest with mountains on practically every horizon, Taos has been a destination for outdoors enthusiasts, art buffs, history nerds, and many travelers just seeking out chill vibes in the northern New Mexico enclave.
News & Opinion
Citizen input ensures compliance, progress of department
Stubborn cops, less property crime, more homicides and a shout-out for citizen input to polish up the vision and mission of the city’s police department—these are just some of the local law enforcement happenings down at City Hall.
County commission race an important part of Burque’s future
Alibi talks to County Commission District 5 candidate Charlene Pyskoty about the world, its politics as they relate to Bernalillo County and why the Bernalillo County Commission is an important forum for progressive change, now.
Lawsuit filed against CYFD and HSD over treatment of children; Statewide unemployment has dropped but still lags behind rest of nation; Poll shows local voters are more concerned with the state's crime problems than education, homelessness or economy issues.
Funny because divorce due to Fortnite addiction happens to someone else.
Film & TV
Musical biopic sings a sad, romantic song
Blaze is lovingly handcrafted film that should appeal to those who just like to hear a sad, sad song once in a while.
Check out No Small Matter, The Joy Luck Club, Bless Me, Ultima and "The Power of Story."
“God Friended Me” on CBS
There’s nothing remotely original going on in "God Friended Me", a low-blood-pressure, middle-of-the-road, mainstream-American effort where every flavorless moment feels recycled from other supernatural procedurals.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
A life in music means it’s everywhere and holy too
This week, check out the Gathering of DJs, Tesla, Chelsea Wolfe, KBong and Ancient River.
Fabled rocker has brief chat with local music critic
A brief textual chat featuring rocanrol legend Ozzy Osbourne.
Arts & Lit
AP photo editor and Pulitizer juror visits ABQ
Hal Buell shares his decades of photojournalism knowledge and its role in shaping our understanding of history.
The depth and power of Linqua Franqa
Weekly Alibi chats with Mariah Parker, AKA Linqua Franqa, the hip-hop artist, poet, writer, linguist (holding a master’s, currently working on a PhD) and legislator.
Artist Chemi Rosado-Seijo in conversation with journalist Juan D. González
Two brilliant individuals (Chemi Rosado-Seijo and Juan D. González) working in different fields—yet fields that very much speak to one another—will be in conversation thanks to a program hosted by 516 ARTS.
Fighting the urges at Thai Spice
Under the influence of Candida, Josh Lee visits Thai Spice and orders everything that has sweetness.
Gubernatorial debate offers clear delineation
Michelle Lujan Grisham and Steve Pearce debate legalization while big business invests heavily in that future.