Alibi V.17 No.19 • May 8-14, 2008 
The Shaker sisters in   As It Is in Heaven

Culture Shock

In 119 Words

I only have 119 words to announce our Ridiculously Short Fiction Contest (including the title) and I've already used 22, so I'll keep this brief. You: Send in an incredibly short story or three (max) using only 119 words via e-mail to amy@alibi.com or via snail mail to The Alibi's Ridiculously Short Fiction Contest, 2118 Central SE, PMB #151, Albuquerque, N.M., 87106. All entries must be received by Friday, May 23, at noon. Me: I'll read ’em (and count up the precious words) then publish the best in our June 19 issue. You: Pick up your hefty prize pack (if you story’s a winner). It's that simple, and I still have one left. Word.

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The Shaker sisters in   As It Is in Heaven
Amy Dalness

Performance Review

Devils Beware

As It Is in Heaven at the Desert Rose Playhouse

"Do your work as though you had a thousand years to live and as if you were to die tomorrow."—Shaker saying

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Book Review

Salem and Osama

The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century by Steve Coll

The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in American Century

They descend from a patriarch who made a fortune in the Wild West of early 20th century capitalism. Their family history is haunted by airplane crashes, illegitimate children and the great expectations of a public life. Many of them were educated at elite prep schools and America’s best universities. They are not the Kennedys, but another dynasty of sorts—the bin Ladens.

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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.
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Sharing Refuge

PhotoVoice

Refugee students discuss and showcase their personal histories through photography.
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April Hartford

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Holding Moments Still

Transgender: One Person’s Journey Opening Reception

Photographer April Hartford leads viewers into an immersive exploration of gender dissonance and transition portraying the inner psychological journey as much as the outer one. Runs through 10/7.
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Courtesy of the artist

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Major Mass

Quintessence 5th Annual Choral Festival Concert

A chorus of 100 and a professional orchestra perform Ludwig van Beethoven's Mass in C Major under the direction of Quintessence artistic director, Matthew Greer.
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