All Stories Tagged 'Albuquerque' (331)

Dining at San Pedro Mart: Some Baklava for the Road

Albuquerque has an embarrassment of good restaurants. This past Sunday we had planned to visit a local eatery, but they were closed. It was simply no matter. Alternatives abound and we can always return to the original place later.…

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Added by John Mulhouse on February 19, 2014 at 10:00am — 10 Comments

Downtown's Madonna of the Trail

Maybe I’m just imagining it, but it seems like there are a lot of monuments to various and sometimes obscure causes and personages scattered around Albuquerque. Many of these are quite old and have been moved a time or two from their original locations, usually ending up in someplace a bit more…quiet, shall we…

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Added by John Mulhouse on February 12, 2014 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Willis Earl Beal – The Surprising Sound of Albuquerque

I swear it’s not my intention to turn this into a music column, but bear with me. I didn’t hear much New Mexican music growing up. I had images of cities I’d never seen—Detroit, Washington DC, London—based solely on their music, but Al Hurricane and Robert Mirabal weren’t exactly well-known in the upper Midwest.…

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Added by John Mulhouse on February 5, 2014 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Albuquerque Neighborhood Walking Tour Series

Last fall I took us on a ramshackle tour of Central Ave/Route 66 and said that sometimes I just want to walk around. Sure, I like nice, relaxing hikes out in nature. But I also enjoy wandering down back…

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Added by John Mulhouse on January 29, 2014 at 10:00am — 14 Comments

More High Times at Low Spirits

It was nice to see a good-sized and enthusiastic crowd for Los Angeles roots-rockers the Blasters and simpatico locals Cowboys and Indian at Low Spirits this past Sunday. A man in front of me appeared deeply hurt when the fellow at the…

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Added by John Mulhouse on January 21, 2014 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Albuquerque Shut That Whole Thing Down

It has been news nationwide. Because we have a clinic providing abortions after 20 weeks, and because this terrorist operation wanted a municipal election for a court test, our fair city was selected by Operation Rescue as the locus for their latest abortion battlefront. They organized a citizen-petition to put a ban on abortions on a ballot for a vote city-wide. As has been widely reported, it failed. Here is my account of our campaign.

I wrote about the petition drive…

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Added by bg on November 22, 2013 at 10:00am — 14 Comments

Haunted Architecture, Pt. 2: The Aztec Motel

A new exhibit has opened at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History called, "Vernacular Architecture of New Mexico." Featuring 52 black and white photos taken by Robert Christensen beginning in the mid-1970’s, it’s an excellent…

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Added by John Mulhouse on November 20, 2013 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Sunday Morning on the Mother Road

When I was younger I often listened to a song with the line, “You should get to know your town just like I know mine.” I took this to heart and while more than a couple decades and towns have gone by since, the idea still very much resonates with me. This is regardless of the fact that I now suspect the lyric may be an…

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Added by John Mulhouse on September 5, 2013 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Sara Roman...Deliverance

Good morning, Albuquerque! Rich Boucher here, one final time as your guest editor of the Ditch Rider. It's been fun. It's been a learning experience. It's…

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Added by The DitchRider on September 1, 2013 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Mercedez Holtry...Latino Roots

Good morning, early risers! Rich Boucher here. Are we ready to do this? Is anyone ever really ready for poetry? What is the best hour for poetry? Is there such a…

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Added by The DitchRider on August 25, 2013 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

WHEELS Museum: Still Rolling After Two Decades

If you’ve found yourself down in the Barelas Neighborhood recently and taken a stroll around the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) Rail Yards, you might’ve peered through the chain link fence at the towering empty buildings and noticed a distinct lack of activity. Sure, there could’ve been a homeless man making…

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Added by John Mulhouse on August 21, 2013 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Kira Pelowitz...Plums

Good morning, Albuquerque! Good news! I had a conversation with Jon over the last weekend, and he asked me if I would like to hold down the fort here at the Ditch Rider all the way through to the end of August! Of course I said yes. I hope you…

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Added by The DitchRider on July 21, 2013 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Albuquerque's Industrial Cathedral: The ATSF Rail Yards

There are numerous towns in New Mexico that owe their lives to the railroad. Many can also lay their deaths at the feet of that very same railroad, which quickly abandoned them when their services were no longer needed. One city that can trace the foundation of its modern character to the railroad but has…

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Added by John Mulhouse on July 17, 2013 at 10:00am — 14 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Margaret Randall...How They Grab Our Words

Good morning, Albuquerque! Only two more Sundays left until I hand the reins of the Ditch Rider back to Jon; have you been having fun? Have you liked this? Have you liked me here? I…

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Added by The DitchRider on July 14, 2013 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Rachel McKibbens...Pushing Daisies

Good morning, Albuquerque! I'm rubbing my eyes and feeling my way to the kitchen that's in this house to find the coffee, and you're probably already into your second cup. I salute you! I do! I really salute you, even if my eyes are half closed. So, on…

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Added by The DitchRider on July 7, 2013 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Encompass: Find Your Way... this Friday (and forever)







Escuela del Sol and Harwood Art Center invite you to Encompass, a…

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Added by The Harwood Art Center on February 27, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Garcia's near Old Town.

Garcia's Cafe Albuquerque

© 2012 Photo by Lloyd Thrap Photography for Halo Media Group

Added by Lloyd Thrap on January 25, 2013 at 1:31am — No Comments

My ABQ Photo of the Day

The Floral Chapel, found on 3rd Street in the Barelas neighborhood of Albuquerque is one of the finest examples of the Art Deco/Adobe style architecture that was all the rage in the early 1940's. This is a stylish building that has a rich Albuquerque heritage.…

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Added by ABQStyle on January 1, 2013 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Nob Hill Holiday Shop & Stroll in Albuquerque.

Coming Dec 1st in Nob Hill. As an added bouns the "Twinkle Light Parade".

Shop and Stroll Nob Hill 07 006A

Added by Lloyd Thrap on November 29, 2012 at 11:39am — No Comments

Albuquerque Photo of the Day

This photo shows the bosque along the Rio Grande, near the Central Avenue overpass. The vivid gold colors of early fall has past, leaving a more somber beauty of tan and brown. Photo by Don Peterson.

Added by ABQStyle on November 23, 2012 at 9:48am — No Comments

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