The nominations are in and the top finalists are now ready for the final round of public approbation that is Weekly Alibi’s Best of Burque Restaurants. Voting runs September 4 through September 18, noon to noon. As with the nomination phase, you can vote once per 24 hour period. So vote early, vote often and put your favorites over the top!
Dating back to at least the 18th century, the cultural impact of comic art in the United States is undeniable. Founding father Ben Franklin’s darkly humorous 1754 “Join, or Die” comic is, after all, remembered as the first cartoon published in an American newspaper. The alt-weekly has long offered its readers incisive, strange, deadpan and riotously funny comic strips while providing cartoonists with access to a historically receptive audience.
We like our sunshine a lot here in the Land of Enchantment, but winter is a fine time as well. New Mexico boasts some excellent skiing locations and a host of top-notch cold-weather events, so don’t just bundle up and hide in front of your space heater this season. Head out to the four corners of our state in search of culture, food, sports and other entertaining activities.
When you look at it in a certain light, all authors are liars, but there’s also something rebellious and cheeky about it and it’s this morally ambiguous middle-ground that Can You Ever Forgive Me? finds so fertile.
New Mexico filmmakers show shorts and trailers and there are free screenings of A Place to Stand and Osimi. Physicist and mathematician Dave Thomas presents examples of “scientific animation”—that is, computer-generated movies to illustrate complex phenomena, optical illusions and more.
Most of “LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars"'s shorts clock in under five minutes and barely have room for a story. Clearly, they’re aimed at youngsters, who will appreciate the fast-paced shenanigans and the frequent slapstick comedy, but adults in the audience aren’t given a lot to digest.
Modern Albuquerque investigates the city's architectural past
By Maggie Grimason
Modern Albuquerque currently regularly hosts two walking tours to introduce visitors and locals alike to modern architecture in the city, where new materials, new methods, new designs became symbolic of a departure from the era of World War II.
Two Worlds brings the stories of women of color alive on stage
By Maggie Grimason
Telling My Story: Bridging Two Worlds gathered and workshopped stories from women of color to perform them on stage. Before its opening, Kim Gleason told Weekly Alibi about the importance of this project and Two Worlds' mission.
Weekly Alibi chatted with the gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham. With less than a week to go before the election happens, Grisham is confident and enthused. She’s up in the polls and ready to rock.
Martin Heinrich has grown into his job as a statesman representing not only Albuquerque, but the entire state. To lose that respected experience at this most critical time in our country’s history would not only be a blow to all New Mexicans, but the United States as well.
While Bernalillo County Sheriff candidates Manuel Gonzales and Lou Golson appear to share similar views on a number of issues facing the county, one place where they differ significantly is their opinion of the use of body cams.
Remake of cult horror classic engages in mesmerizing, confounding dance of death
By Devin D. O’Leary
Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria remake is ravishing, challenging, dark, erotic, gruesome, punishing and pretentious all at once—the sort of film that neatly divides audiences into “didn’t get it” and “gotta see it again to figure it all out” camps.
See Coco, go to the Spooktacular Night“mare” at the Museum or see Bohemian Rhapsody with Rhapsody Bohemian Pilsner and an I’m Just a Po’ Boy Steak Sandwich. Oh, and the Las Cruces International Film Festival submission deadline is here.
Though “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” rejects traditional fundamentalist Satanism, the preachiness doesn't bog down the show’s overall sense of horrifying fun. With the frequent bloodletting, hints of sexual activity and wall-to-wall demonic shenanigans—it’s clear this is not your grandparents’ Sabrina.
Researchers have concluded that male and female cannabis users are affected quite differently by consumption of the same cannabis, and teens and young adults who abstain from cannabis have improved … uh, what was it again?
We won't really know what the future governor will do about legalizing cannabis until we see a bill cross their desk and get signed or vetoed. Right now it's all theory. We can make some guesses, though.
Here's another Cannabis Manual, full of tidbits you can repeat at parties. Your friends will think you're obsessed and you'll want to shake them until they listen. Every once in an odd moon, you'll come across someone else. They'll make eye contact with you…
You'll need more than a green thumb and a personal production license to start growing your own medical cannabis plants. Franci Bailey, gardener at CG, gave us some pointers on starting a successful home grow operation.
It's been over a year since growing hemp for research was legalized in New Mexico, and the Department of Agriculture seems to finally be starting the process of introducing hemp production. Michael Chappelear, the spokesperson for the New Mexico Hemp Association, spoke with us about the subject.
Generally when you hear talk of “eating” cannabis, it's concerning edibles—THC-infused goodies that will blast you to the moon if you aren't careful. Thanks to the psychotropic and medicinal values of marijuana, the plant's nutritional value has been ignored by most.
State cannabis-related business laws aren't as simple as you might have thought. Carlos N. Martinez, Esq. of Legal Solutions of New Mexico, LLC, discusses how cannabis laws affect family and business law litigation.
New Mexico gubernatorial candidates faced off in a televised debate, and when questioned about recreational cannabis Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham took a huge swig from her water bottle and Rep. Steve Pearce just smirked.
The trash can in the Toronto airport for travelers to dispose of their excess cannabis is not a “free weed bin,” despite a social media posting. And industry journalism website Cannabis Wire is on a public health mission.
Are you dying to get out for a long ride before winter sets in? Get out your marigolds and your fancy dress; it's time to put rubber to the road at the Day of the Tread cycling event. Wear your cadaverous best and decorate your bike too. Come out and show your support.