The mission of Food is Free Albuquerque is to connect local humans with the abundant harvest that is all around them. We met with Erin Garrison, the executive director and talked about sustainable agriculture, Albuquerque style.
So, you’ve waited until now to start your holiday shopping. We’re not gonna lie to you: It’s late in the game. Black Friday is over. Cyber Monday is a memory. And yet you still have a ton of gifts to purchase.
Mayor announces that crime data system will undergo independent review; Lawmakers hired consultants to examine near-universal health care coverage; ART buses have been involved in a number of collisions.
Whoever saw Star Wars: A New Hope and thought, “Hey, we need to explore more of this Galactic Senate stuff on Coruscant!” was an idiot. Jon Favreau, on the other hand, saw Star Wars and thought, “Man, we need more about these bounty hunters, smugglers and rogues on Tatooine.” Give that man a cookie!
When an airplane transforms into a starship, watch out! Miracles can and will happen. Let’s take a look at those forces behind the power. Better yet, just show up; the sound and the scene will do the rest.
An interview with critical thinking comedian Ian Harris
By Clarke Condé
Ian Harris is the kind of rare comic who doesn’t simply make fun of people’s foibles, but of their core beliefs. We chat with him, especially about the subject of his Friday the 13th show, superstitions.
With every holiday possible happening in the next three weeks, people are buckling down to get ready for the big days. We’re looking really tight on events this week, so let’s celebrate these three that are pretty awesome for soldiering forward during the crazy season.
A CBD store owner in Iowa was arrested for selling controlled substances, highlighting continuing issues with the legal status of CBD-infused health products; USDA has been pushing ahead with hemp production regulations, and a federal watchdog group says expediency is key.
After the discovery that the city's crime statistics erred on the side of optimism and as we approach the runoff election for City Council Districts 2 and 4, we asked candidates to speak to the issues of crime and homelessness in The Duke City.
Secretary of State admits that election regulators have yet to complete spot checks for campaign finance compliance; Attorney General warns organizers and participants of a coyote killing contest against following through with their plans; ART buses officially rolled out.
Albuquerque homelessness and An Adobe Christmas Carol
By Clarke Condé
If art has a role in finding solutions to the problem of homelessness, its most useful tool may be offering perspective. Playwright Pete Parkin has adapted the Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, cast it with actors playing the homeless and set it in Albuquerque circa 2019 to do just that.
A World of Wearable Art opened on Tuesday, Dec. 3 and will remain throughout the month, but I caution that it operates more like a sale than an art show. By this I mean people are buying what they like, taking it off the wall and taking it home with them. It is a constantly shrinking show of original, one-of-a-kind works. Best to see it while you can.
Scientific documentary sings the praises of our fungal friends
By Devin D. O’Leary
Consider the humble mushroom. That’s more or less the premise behind Fantastic Fungi, a hagiographic documentary aimed at elevating the status of spores, molds and fungus. Don’t think that mushrooms are the greatest thing on planet Earth? Well, you soon will.
This is the week for Warren Miller’s Timeless, Love Actually, a “!Colores!” documentary double feature and an educational lecture on everything you need to know about background talent and how to get booked on movies and television series.
Tired of turkey sandwiches? Have you felt left out in the cold by the boring options available to you? Turkey’s versatility shouldn’t be understated, with its gamier flavor than chicken, but subtle richness in the dark meats, you’ve got a wide profile of flavors to work with.
With family gatherings and office get-togethers occupying most of our time, the natural go-to is to bring food. So, dig out those recipe books, brace yourself for some dumb idiot to accidentally sign up for something you already signed up for at a potluck and let the holiday cheer run through you like wine down stone.
Weekly Alibi reports on how your status as a New Mexico medical cannabis patient can impact eligibility for employment with state government and the Dept. of Health’s proposal to establish cannabis consumption lounges.
Glaring flaws in the MORE Act are making many cannabis advocates nervous; New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program held a public meeting for comments on some proposed rule changes, but had to cut it short due to snow and icy weather.
Between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, Hollywood figures most Americans have a decent amount of vacation time on their hands. As a result the coming month (or so) is crammed with epic popcorn movies and small-scale Oscar bait. So what do we have waiting for us at the cineplexes this holiday season? Let’s take a look!
Civilian Police Oversight Agency former board member criticized agency's mishandling of cases; governor's Climate Change Task Force's report examines the results of climate-related initiatives and outlines future plans; Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller announced a new plan to address the city's high violent crime rates.
This is the biggest week for eating out of the entire year, no doubt about it, but would you be interested in some other events? Y’know, stuff happening that isn’t a big family dinner with a roasted turkey and potatoes?
There's a petition to open the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program up to pets suffering from epileptic seizures; Joe Biden calls cannabis a “gateway drug”; sales for OTC sleep aids have declined in areas where recreational marijuana is readily available.
This week is your chance to go to Video Store’s fictional going out of business sale, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, a sneak preview of In Their Own Words: Billy the Kid & the Lincoln Country War and Jurassic Park at the DynaTheater.
Albuquerque’s Mayling Garcia waded into the history and mythology of the glass armonica to become proficient on the rare instrument. Weekly Alibi invited her over to talk about it and her music and a sound that ultimately defies description.