Bacon Jam serves the indulgent, over-the-top bacon-laden dishes your metaphorical heart has been looking for. The main pull here is simple: Bacon is amazing, and no dish has ever suffered from having bacon in it.
We here at Weekly Alibi recommend that you use the coming winter season as an opportunity to head out to the four corners of our state in search of culture, food, sports and other entertaining activities. To assist you, here is a list of some of Alibi’s favorite annual winter events to engage in.
Award-winning, non-Hollywood filmmaker Ira Sachs returns to theaters with all the trademark elements necessary for an art house drama in tow. His latest indie, Frankie, boasts a star-studded cast, an exotic locale, 90 minutes worth of dysfunctional family drama and a tone so low-key it couldn’t possibly overexcite its target audience of retirement age moviegoers.
See the long-lost 1936 “New Mexploitation” film The Lash of the Penitentes, The Sword in the Stone and the made-in-Albuquerque short film "Expolo." High Desert Screening is on the hunt for locally made movie trailers, music videos, short films and student films for next year’s event.
An interview with puppeteer and creature creator Michael McCormick
By Clarke Condé
As part of the Albuquerque Museum’s new exhibit opening this Saturday, The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited, Michael McCormick (puppeteer and creature creator that worked with Jim Henson on some of his most memorable productions including The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth) will be introducing The Dark Crystal at a film screening followed by a Q&A. Weekly Alibi sat down with McCormick in his Albuquerque home to talk about his work with Jim Henson, the craft of puppetry and the creatures he created.
From talk shows to podcasts, music videos and more, Rhett & Link have been keeping things fresh and always staying a step ahead. We were lucky enough to get a chance to talk with them before their upcoming show.
Late last week, the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) issued a missive to the press announcing the end to and results from an investigation into settlement payments made during the tenure of former governor Susana Martinez.
November happenings at the Albuquerque City Council table included a shout-out to the Rock Your Mocs movement, more closed captioning on public TVs and bucks for a public engagement campaign to attract young professionals.
Welcome to the Thanksgiving Slice: an entire Thanksgiving dinner worth of goodies decorating a single slice of pizza. Included are turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberries, cheddar cheese and, of course, gravy.
Lawmakers met in Santa Fe to discuss the economics of legalizing recreational marijuana; nonresident medical cannabis patients are a reality in New Mexico; FDA warns companies to stop making unsubstantiated medical claims about CBD products; poll found that support for marijuana legalization rose again among US voters.
Whether you’re looking to give presents on Hanukkah or Festivus or Christmas or Kwanzaa or whatever holiday you celebrate, it’s nice to support the local economy. So we’ve asked our wise and generous Alibi editors to offer up some of their favorite New Mexico-made/New Mexico-sold products, suitable for wrapping up and giving away.
To find out more about the musical phenomenon coming our way, we struck up a conversation with one of the members of Itchy-O. There are 57 of them in case you want to know and this unit’s name, like all the others involved, is Itchy-O.
It's time to rectify a gap in our review catalogue
By Dan Pennington
Sadie’s is New Mexican food royalty, where they reign from a castle made of love and good cooking, offering the authentic experience that you need to convince anyone who lives outside of New Mexico that their food will always pale in comparison.
Sometimes in life, you come across a bag of 1000 fortune cookies, and realize that you're only hungry enough for five. So we're sharing the rest with you. Crack open this cookie and let's see what your future holds.
Previously treated with punitive measures by the city, the circumstances and predicaments that arise from chronic poverty and drug use are now being looked at as public health issues. Weekly Alibi reached out to Albuquerque Center for Hope and Recovery to learn more about their program and progress.
24 percent of citizen voters in Bernalillo County submitted a ballot in last week's municipal election that covered four City Council districts, three CNM Governing Board districts, numerous city and scholastic spending proposals, a tax question and two proposed amendments to the electoral public finance law currently in effect in Burque.
If you’re terribly saddened by the idea of Ben Shapiro, Milo Yiannopoulos and the like not being allowed to host rallies for their drinking-age fanboys on a campus near you, No Safe Spaces is the film for you.
For the most part, “Daybreak” counts primarily as comfort food for teenage audiences. It mixes together a lot of familiar elements, coming out the other end as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off combined with “The Walking Dead” with a dash of Night of the Comet tossed in for good measure.
Weekly Alibi sat down with Samuel Truett, Associate Professor of History at the University of New Mexico and expert panelist for Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande, to talk about the history of the US/Mexico border and what borders mean for the animals that must cross them.
USDA finally released regulations for hemp farming; NM DOH to hold public meeting about proposed changes to medical program; researchers studying effects of marijuana use on pregnant women; study has found that cannabis might not be very helpful with treating mental health problems.
A lawsuit is asking a judge to force PED and legislators make a specific plan to improve education for at-risk students by March; Republican Party wants New Mexico Secretary of State and the Doña Ana County Clerk to halt the counting of absentee ballots in Las Cruces; a state agency spent nearly $12,000 of taxpayers' money on a mandatory meeting that included laser tag, bowling and arcade games.
An Interview with South Valley Artist John Gallegos
By Clarke Condé
The South Valley Studio Tour is an ad hoc group of artists who got together three years ago to invite people into their homes and studios. Weekly Alibi sat down with John Gallegos to talk about making art in the South Valley.
Green chile has a versatility that you so rarely see stretched to its limit, so Dan Pennington scoured the darkest corners of forgotten tombs within the state to find unique uses for green chile that you might have missed.
It takes a special restaurant to find constantly changing and evolving dishes that have bold flavor combinations to keep things interesting in the dining room. Take some time to honor these pioneers in the field who constantly strive to make your usual visit a little more interesting.