The nominations are in and the top finalists are now ready for the final round of public approbation that is Weekly Alibi’s Best of Burque Restaurants. Voting runs September 4 through September 18, noon to noon. As with the nomination phase, you can vote once per 24 hour period. So vote early, vote often and put your favorites over the top!
Dating back to at least the 18th century, the cultural impact of comic art in the United States is undeniable. Founding father Ben Franklin’s darkly humorous 1754 “Join, or Die” comic is, after all, remembered as the first cartoon published in an American newspaper. The alt-weekly has long offered its readers incisive, strange, deadpan and riotously funny comic strips while providing cartoonists with access to a historically receptive audience.
Weekly Alibi sat down with Joseph Sanchez, to get a better idea of who he is and what he represents in a crowded Congressional District 3 field that demands attention as the June 2020 primary nears ever nearer.
Details of a 2014 report that the New Mexico Department of Corrections attempted to conceal have become public; Albuquerque will be replacing current eligible city vehicles with alternative fuel vehicles; APS to initiate a new energy-saving plan.
Hosho finds light bites appealing at Spring Rollin’
By Hosho McCreesh
At first glance you probably wouldn't think you could successfully build a restaurant around what, in America, is basically considered an appetizer, but that's exactly what Spring Rollin' has done. With spring rolls made right before your eyes and egg rolls flash fried as you pick your spring roll ingredients, they've combined traditional with inventive to a pretty delicious effect.
At least the nights are beginning to stretch out. With that in mind, we remind you that a caper is indeed afoot but really begins in earnest when you walk through the door of your favorite venue and start jamming the funk out.
Jay Leno is still on the road and performing with his poignant style for highlighting the oddities of day-to-day life. Having the chance to sit down and talk with him, we dug into what keeps him touring, his past projects and his thoughts on a few things.
For the adventurous fair-goer, the New Mexican art lover or the seeker of the creative spirit that can only be found in New Mexico, Clarke Condé suggests marching right out the doors of the arts buildings and into the nearest agriculture building.
Grace in the Wings takes its readers on a train ride from New York City to Los Angeles with an eventful stop in Albuquerque. This highly entertaining book offers tropes from romance, murder mystery, film noir, melodrama and historical fiction.
Authorities may have figured out the problem behind a spate of lung disease cases that were apparently related to vaping; Eric Cantor predicts federal legalization not happening soon; only 33 patients suffering from opioid addiction have been accepted into the medical cannabis program since June; London Poundcake should help those suffering from joint pain and tension.
Lushly conceptualized, smartly written, wonderfully acted and enchantingly directed, “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” is the perfect fantasy escape—even if you aren’t lucky enough to be a child of the ’80s.
A Conversation with Albuquerque Poet Manuel González
By Clarke Condé
Manuel González is the kind of poet who gets more animated the more he talks about the healing powers of poetry. Not simply the poems themselves, but the community that develops when poets come together to speak the truth as they see it and to let go of the words that have been holding them back.
In the heavily contested District 2 race—an electoral contest currently being defined by the work and legacy of Isaac Benton—Blanquera Nelson says he can make a difference by getting more people from the community heard and involved.
The New Mexico Academy of Rock and Blues has been goal-oriented. Its stated purpose: “To make music camps and classes accessible by being low cost to the community and fully funded for families with limited resources.”
New Mexico is encouraging residents to participate in the US Census and avoid losing funding; a safe house is opening for teenage survivors of sex trafficking; Residents near the village of Pecos are fighting a proposal to conduct exploratory mining operations on Santa Fe National Forest land.
American remake of Danish film milks the mama drama
By Devin D. O’Leary
The story of people whose best intentions often end up steamrolling over the lives and emotions of others is both touching and universal, but overall, After the Wedding lacks the teary-eyed impact you'd expect.
September is upon us, and that means the big broadcast networks will be opening the gates on a new fall season of dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. So what do we have to look forward to, and when can we see it?
Coming up: 22 Poems: A Benefit Reading and Candlelight Vigil for El Paso, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, Bread Amnesty Day, Eche Otro Vistazo — the Art of Jakubowski and A Place to Ponder.
Much like the baklava, Need-A-Pita is all about layers. It would be easy to mistake it for just another eatery on Menaul but peel back a few layers, and it’s a place of love and care towards the food that gives it more oomph than you find in some other parts of the city.
What speaks more to the heart of the good folks in the US of A than serving their favorite foods on a stick, thereby releasing them from burdens of cutlery and table manners in favor of something far more … salacious?