Alibi V.16 No.43 • Oct 25-31, 2007 

Culture Shock

Brujerias

The Southwest’s rich history makes the region a perfect location for supernatural folklore. And Halloween is a perfect time to hear its tales. Nasario Garcia will be reading from Brujerias: Stories of Witchcraft and the Supernatural in the American Southwest and Beyond in English and Spanish at Bookworks (4022 Rio Grande NW, 544-8139) on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m.

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Local Lexicon

New Mexico Ghost Stories

New Mexico Ghost Stories

These tales are no long-ago cowboy yarns, but very real, very current ghost stories from a rich and chilling mix of voices. The author has a rare talent for detail; he paints unforgettably creepy images that linger long after the final page. Finalist, 2007 New Mexico Book Awards.

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The “Bobby Shrine” in the KiMo.
Tina Larkin

Theater News

Deathly Drama

A glimpse at the Duke City's haunted theaters and superstitions

KiMo Theater

The legend, as told by Dennis Potter, technical manager at the KiMo Theatre, goes like this: On a Thursday afternoon in August of 1951, a 6-year-old boy named Bobby and a group of friends attended a Western movie at the now historic Downtown theater. While seated in the balcony, little Bobby became startled and began to descend to the lobby. When he was halfway down the stairs, a water heater in the wall exploded beside the step Bobby was standing on, sending him and eight other victims to the hospital with serious injuries. Bobby did not survive.

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Book Review

Sitting in the Sidecar

The Braindead Megaphone

The Braindead Megaphone

Not long ago, some savvy editors at GQ and the New Yorker decided to send short story writer George Saunders out to see the world.

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Book Review

Buried Memories

John Freeman

The Gathering

The Gathering

The Irish wake has become such a familiar trope in films and popular culture it takes a fiercely unsentimental novel like Anne Enright’s The Gathering, recent winner of the prestigious Man Booker Prize, to club the blarney out of it.

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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Jun 23)

Taking It On the Chin

The Piñata Exhibit Opening Reception

Traditional, iconic and contemporary piñata artists illustrate how piñatas maintain historical and social importance while reflecting transnational shifts in popular culture.
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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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