Alibi V.15 No.41 • Oct 12-18, 2006 
“Electric Chair” by Jerry Zuniga

Culture Shock

PillowmanIn Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman, a fiction writer in a totalitarian state is questioned about his violent short stories due to their similarity with a series of strange events around town. A new production of the play, directed by Grubb Graebner, is currently playing at the Vortex Theatre (2004½ Central SE). The Vortex has a distinguished history of producing McDonagh's plays, so odds are they'll do this one justice. The Pillowman runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 6 p.m. There'll be a free post-show discussion with the cast and crew on Sunday, Oct. 15. The play runs through Oct. 29. $12. 247-8600.

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“Electric Chair” by Jerry Zuniga

Gallery Review

Behind Bars

La Puerta de la Pinta at Sol Arts

The day after 9/11, I hung a U.S. flag from my dorm room window like so many of my fellow Americans. As I finished tacking it up, a man with a digital camera asked if he could take my picture. I agreed, and the next day my image was seen across the nation in USA Today.

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Book Review

The Michael Oher Story

The Blind Side

Back in the spring of 2004, someone sent a tape to high school football scout Matt Lemmings. The film quality was bad, but he knew immediately he just had to see this kid.

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Book Review

After the Apocalypse

The Road

The violence of men has always been the great sucking undertow of Cormac McCarthy’s fiction. In Outer Dark and Blood Meridian, men circled back and back to their most primal nature, as if American history—begun in anguish and bloodshed—could only end that way. With his latest novel, The Road, McCarthy reaches the ignoble finale of this regression. Swift, black, beautiful and brutal, here is a tale without a speck of hope.

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The count ... in tights!

Art Magnified

Dracula

National Hispanic Cultural Center

Get into the Halloween spirit when Bram Stoker’s Dracula comes to the town ... as a ballet. That's right—we're talking vampires in tights. Directed and performed by the New Mexico Ballet Company, Dracula, which premiered in 1999 to rave reviews, is sure to be a crowd-pleasing, spooky good time. The story of the most infamous undead bloodsucker and his many victims will be performed at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW), Friday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $10 to $26. For more information, call 292-4245 or visit www.nhccnm.org.

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Freedom, Not Fear

No Borders: Social Struggles Across the USA

Engaging social and political interviews with organizations, individuals and musicians who share their histories regarding the social struggles in their cities.
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Baile Para Siempre

Latin Dance Festival

A city-wide dance festival highlighting Latin and Hispanic cultures from around the world.
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Laugh It Off, Soldier

Bobby Lee

A breakout star of Mad TV comedian and ping-pong enthusiast Bobby Lee performs live.
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Do Your Own Viewing

D.I.Y. P.I. Opening Reception

As artist Jessamyn Lovell pursues her private investigator’s license, she uses photography and performance to draw attention to social and cultural power dynamics. Runs through 9/30.
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