Alibi Volume 27, Number 49
December 6, 2018
Get your gift on
Our holiday gift-giving season strategy is simple: stick to your part of town. Albuquerque is full of cool and interesting shops, stores, galleries, etc. that are filled with unique gift options. No need to race all over Burque wasting time and gas looking for that last-minute gift when you can stick to your own backyard.
ABQ Guitarworks, Archery Shoppe and Animal Humane Thrift Shop have gifts for Midtown shoppers.
Color Wheel Toys and Stranger Factory have gifts for Nob Hill shoppers.
North Valley Emporium and Nomades have gifts for North Valley shoppers.
Now We're Cooking and Blue Eagle Metaphysical Emporium have gifts for Northeast Heights shoppers.
News & Opinion
Harness re-appointed, Ginger positive and more APD buzz
Civilian police oversight is a difficult task at best and for the better half of 2018 the agency and the board have been struggling to keep up.
A reprieve from the cold and Keller’s priorities outlined
Like the people that utilize them, the shanty-towns of Albuquerque are everywhere and nowhere at once: ghostly yet omnipresent.
Last week the Public Education Department released grades for teacher preparation programs; Former Taxation and Revenue Department Secretary Demesia Padilla has pleaded not guilty to charges of embezzlement and corruption; Environment Department has accused Los Alamos National Laboratory of violating its hazardous waste permit.
Democrat’s election is certified by the state
Another part of the progressive puzzle falls into place as Abbas is the certified winner in District 20.
Funny because prison vacation happens to someone else.
A reader writes about readers not writing.
Film & TV
“Temperamental” diva defends her controversial life in deeply personal documentary
Maria By Callas attempts to illuminate the singer’s controversial life and career, relying entirely on the words of the diva herself to set the stage.
See Warren Miller’s Face of Winter or Adrift. A TV show wants a co-host and the New Mexico Film Office wants volunteer interns.
“The Shivering Truth” on Cartoon Network
“The Shivering Truth” is a work of pure, demented genius and one of the most original shows you’re likely to experience this time of year and you definitely won’t be thinking about Frosty the Snowman.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
What concerts are under your tree?
Concerts as a sort of giftage during the holiday season means a lot to unwrap.
Arts & Lit
Land art students forge connections between species, places, people
An eight-week experience in land art of the American West brought artists to different sites throughout the Southwest, including the headwaters of the Rio Grande, the Taos Gorge, the Greater Chaco region and the border region between Arizona and Mexico.
Snagglepuss brings realness to a cartoon staple
It seems an unlikely platform, but author Mark Russell chooses McCarthyism as the backdrop for his 2018 re-invention of Saturday morning cartoon staple, Snagglepuss.
Another year, another Ugly Sweater Revue and another UNM Print Club's print sale. Also this week: Attachment Theory and Coffee + Creatives “unconference.”
Shogun delivers quality sushi and serene vibes
Shogun has become part of the city's dining DNA, an Albuquerque institution. Any time you and yours have a hankerin' for Japanese, the consistent quality and vibrant central location make it hard to beat.
Spirits, brews and snacks at Left Turn Distilling
Left Turn Distilling is a haven of very pointedly New Mexican liquors and ciders that doesn’t typically get mentioned in the guidebooks.
Farm incubator in the South Valley accepting newbies
Grow the Growers is a farm training and business incubator program unique in that it doesn’t rely on any federal funding, and it offers land and water at very reasonable rates to the interns who complete the first year of the program.