A year into his tenure, Weekly Alibi chatted with Mayor Keller about his first year, his successes, his continuing challenges and his lifelong commitment to bringing sustainable democracy and economic certainty to the Duke City.
Mean and nasty historical drama makes ambition a courtly enterprise
By Devin D. O’Leary
The Favourite is loopy, long-winded and devolves into increasingly misanthropic spirals, but has wonderfully deadpan humor, scabrous assessment of female power dynamics and a well-played lesbian twist.
Land art students forge connections between species, places, people
By Maggie Grimason
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.
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.
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.
Farm incubator in the South Valley accepting newbies
By Robin Babb
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.
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.
Mayor Keller announces plan to make city use renewable energy; N.M. PED responds negatively to suggestion that it alter the way it evaluates school performance; County's Department of Behavioral Health Services announces program to offer nonviolent offenders suffering from mental illness the option of getting help instead of jail time.
Radical New Mexico art collective goes to the movies
By Devin D. O’Leary
New Mexico’s homegrown success story, the radical arts collective known as Meow Wolf, continues its rocket ship ride to intergalactic success with a documentary feature chronicling the group’s circuitous rise to fame.
Netflix’s “She-Ra” is a re-imagined, entirely re-energized, top-down revamp of the animated standby. In fact, it may be the first ’80s reboot to eschew easy nostalgia (aimed at parents) for contemporary relevance (aimed at actual kids).
Joel Brandon is the lead at Mothership Alumni, a loose collective of artists that has, in the past nearly 3 years, hosted almost 20 different art shows and is producing the upcoming Paganology exhibition.
While collaborating on a documentary film about indigenous ways of life many years ago, an Apache friend recommended that Fidel Gonzalez contact the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) to learn more about organic farming.
Of course we’ll be the first to encourage you to buy your holiday gifts locally—but if you’re shopping for a home cook, we also want you to know that there are some pretty good deals to be had on cookware and kitcheny gifts on the internet these days. Like, really good deals.