Alibi V.16 No.26 • June 28-July 4, 2007 
“Studio, Wine and Scarf” by Gary Eugene Jefferson

Culture Shock

Stuff Me Full of Art—La Quiche Parisienne Bistro opened about half a year ago at 401 Copper NW, a mere block from Alibi Headquarters. The bakery/restaurant is a huge blessing for Downtown. Great sandwiches, great soups, great pastries. Unfortunately, this means a mere 200 yards separates my desk from a chocolate croissant at any given moment. It's dangerous.

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Start Stonewalling.
Russell Maynor

Performance Preview

Revolting Drag Queens: The Stonewall Story

The Dolls' original show tackles a defining moment in gay history—in four-inch heels!

Judy Garland is the patron saint of the gay rights movement. Muzzle her famously dewy elocution of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," even burn down her stable of MGM-financed frocks. Judy was the mother of a revolution.

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The lovely ladies of Albuquerque's own BellaDonna Burlesque Revue participate in the World's Largest Bump & Grind.

Performance News

Striptease on the Strip

A Weekend at Las Vegas' Exotic World

It started, auspiciously enough, with pink feathers floating down Fremont Street. The Exotic World Weekend in Las Vegas kicked off (literally) with over 200 exotic dancers performing the world's biggest bump and grind while wearing the world's longest feather boa, a mile-long, shocking pink monstrosity constructed by Ostriches On Line. While the speakers over Fremont blared a selection of classic boom-tsiss-boom-tsiss music, the gals (and a couple of guys) gave convention attendees and curious onlookers a taste of what was to come—three days worth of classic, retro-style Burlesque action.

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Book Review

Through the Trees

The Maytrees

Few American writers can describe the ecology of a region quite like Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Dillard. In her slim, poetic new novel, The Maytrees, she turns those descriptive muscles on a man and a woman—lovers bound by their commitment, and the landscape against which their rocky affair unfolded.

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Book Review

Nature is Fierce

The Biplane Houses

"Tired of understanding life," writes Australian poet Les Murray in "Twelve Poems," one of the best verses in his new collection, The Biplane Houses, "the animals approach man to be mystified."

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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Jun 25)

Do the Lit 'n' Lunch

Luncheon for Literacy

Reading Works and author Jimmy Santiago Baca celebrate literacy to raise money for the nonprofit that provides free literacy tutoring to adults.
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EVENT HORIZON (Tuesday, Jun 27)

I'll pray for you

How Do You Pray?

Celeste Yacoboni discusses her latest work regarding how leading spiritual, shamanic, scientists, guides and activists pray and contemplates the intention of prayer.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Jun 30)

Let’s Mess with Texas

Greater Tuna

Brennan Foster and Shawn Boyd play over 20 of Tuna, Texas', eccentric inhabitants from gun-clubbers to church ladies in a town where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.
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