Sandia National Laboratories are looking to hire up to 1,900 positions. Those new, high-tech engineering, math, research and technical jobs are just the kind of jobs our burg needs to earn its sustainability wings. Or are they?
Have you been asking yourself how the more than $1 billion dollars described in Mayor Keller’s budget will be spent by the City of Albuquerque in its fiscal year 2020 budget? Weekly Alibi was curious so we took a look at the over $1 billion budget that was approved by the Council at its May 20 meeting.
A report published by the Environmental Defense Fund in April 2019 suggests that current EPA reporting of methane emissions is off by a factor of five, and the waste of leaking the greenhouse pollutant costs New Mexico about $43 million in lost tax and royalty revenue.
A judge has dismissed five misdemeanor charges against former New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Secretary Demesia Padilla; A group of officials and commissioners sent a letter to the state's congressional delegation, saying they are facing an immigration crisis at the state's southern border; New Mexico State Police have made hundreds of arrests in Albuquerque over the past month in situations where city police would have been barred from acting.
A collaborative production at Keshet offers artist and audience new opportunities
By Clarke Condé
The Albuquerque Hear Here Festival can best be described as an intensive residency. In the mold of the 48 Hour Film Festival, Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts has launched a collaborative project that pairs dancers/choreographers with musicians/composers, sight unseen.
The Art of Haiku exhibit, and Jane Lipman's poem in particular, pairs well with the purpose of the Open Space Visitor Center. How much time do we need to spend contemplating nature and our place within the greater scheme of the universe?
While our leaders sit around comparing donation receipts, their constituents suffer from crime and government overreach; UNM researchers are looking into how medical cannabis affects veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress; Diesel Dough is perfect for those suffering from depression or pain, just make sure to stay home.
Olivier Assayas’ latest French dramedy is more interested in conversation than sex
By Devin D. O’Leary
Not every viewer will stay tuned in through this film’s talky back-and-forth. Those looking for smart, adult conversation (with a wink and a nod toward European sexual mores), however, will find themselves well served by the fiction of Non-Fiction.
The end of May brings with it tornados in the midwest and television’s annual “upfront week” in New York. Upfronts give the viewing public a chance to see what we’ll be watching (or avoiding) come fall.
Let’s go for a ride, home piece. It will be free trip through the land where rock reigns. And whatever you pay for a concert, remember that—as those Lincolns and Hamiltons fly out of your pocket—you’ll be repaid in fun times forever.
If you’re not the type to be down with beer, here are a couple recommendations to keep you on the path to hurting your liver the right way, without all for hunting for the right beer to fit your style.
Cops and Kaiju, Superheroes and Scary Toys, Piano Men and Pets
By Devin D. O’Leary
This summer has already been a record-smasher at the movie box office, but movie lovers should not despair; there are plenty more blockbusters to come in the official Memorial-Day-to-Labor-Day summer movie season. Theaters will be overflowing with comedies, action films, horror movies, dramas, biopics and animated features. Which ones should you pick?
Independent Indian romance favors simple interaction over lavish affairs
By Devin D. O’Leary
Those who require hearts, flowers and elaborate musical numbers in their romantic films probably won’t be satisfied by Photograph, but patient viewers sick of overly scripted rom-coms and the unrealistic expectations put upon the characters therein should be happy to drink in this film’s subtle moments of simple human interaction.
Drink to the Burque Music Video Fest and See One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest on the big screen. Locally-made time travel Western series “Back to Billy” has found a home on Amazon Prime Video and it's time to register for the 24 Hour Film Project.
Mayor Keller’s proposed 2020 budget calls for an update to the city’s fire code ordinance, which would institute charges for certain emergency services and the money raised would be used to fund 12 additional firefighter positions.
Mayor Keller met with leaders from all over the state and at all levels and stations of responsibility to discuss plans to bring violence, particularly gun violence, under control in Albuquerque. Among the strategies to be employed: 50 New Mexico State Police officers would be stationed in Albuquerque from various parts of the state.
PRC won't rehear Facebook transmission line case; Deming City Council voted to declare a state of emergency in response to hundreds of asylum-seekers being dropped off there by US Border Patrol agents; oil and gas advocates Power the Future claims emails concerning renewable energy legislation between environmentalists and a member of the governor's cabinet represent a conflict of interest.
Through perseverance, lessons about the professional side of the art business and plenty of snacks, two hotel rooms at the Nativo Lodge now bear the distinct mark and creative expression of 15 young artists.
Miguel Gandert’s Jesus with Romans, Good Friday, Santa Fe, New Mexico
By Clarke Condé
Miguel Gandert’s photograph Jesus with Romans, Good Friday, Santa Fe, New Mexico in the new exhibit Constructed Realities at April Price Projects Gallery offers the viewer a rare opportunity to consider both a perfect photograph and the way photography has changed in recent years.
The city council’s decision to declare some of the current community cable bidders as non-responsive opens the option of using multiple providers for local public access and community cable content, including Quote Unquote.
Border Patrol officers dropped off around 100 asylum-seeking migrants at a private bus station in Las Cruces, despite a request from the city to halt the practice; a judge ordered the state to pay the legal fees of two groups that filed a lawsuit alleging the Education Department failed to provide an adequate education; a closed-down prison in Torrance County might reopen to hold Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees.
When you think about the amount of water and time and energy used to raise beef for the US, and it becomes easy to see why there’s been a race to find truly effective vegetarian substitutes for normal meat offerings. With a dramatic shift in the way vegetarian options are created, we’re seeing more originality and variety in the products available.
Getting out of your home and comfort zone and into the world at large will help expand your horizons and give you something new to carry with you. This week, we challenge you to take a trip up to Santa Fe and try out one of these cool events they’re holding up there.
Choppy ballet biopic moves through time with wild abandon
By Devin D. O’Leary
The White Crow is an elegant and energetic portrait of an artist, well staged and shot in brief snippets, but the jarringly fractured storytelling, the aggressively choppy editing and the generally unlikable subject keep the film from adding up to much more than the sum of its parts.
Like Heller’s borderline absurdist novel, "Catch-22" jumps around quite a bit, giving it an overall air of chaos, but casual viewers and nonreaders of Heller may still be at something of a loss trying to piece it all together. Over the course of its six episodes, though, the series really rewards viewers with its mature take on a black comedy classic.
It was seeing the impact that small, positive, overt acts had on a school day that prompted Melinda Forward to begin the Kindness Club. Weekly Alibi sat down with her to talk about empathy and the role of small, positive things.
Approaching any dumpster is not exactly a thrill, but maybe if you were walking along the path by the river, and then back to your car at the Pueblo Montaño Trailhead with an empty cup in your hand, it might be a welcome sight. Lance Ryan McGoldrick’s dumpster will offer you no comfort in that task. You will be denied. It does not work as a dumpster. You will leave this dumpster full-handed.