Alibi V.20 No.16 • April 21-27, 2011 

Culture Shock

Erf Day

To paraphrase Jimmy, the drunken misanthrope from the film Art School Confidential, I've been postponing suicide on the off chance I’ll witness some glorious plague inflict unfathomable suffering on my hateful species.

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Rachael Shapiro in “The Ruin”
Max Woltman

Performance Preview

Las Palabras en Fuego

Festival features four new plays by up-and-coming writers

The 11th annual Words Afire Festival of New Plays is in full swing at the University of New Mexico. The festival features four new plays by up-and-coming writers and creates opportunities to match the work they’ll do in the professional world.


Not Black Swan

Ballet company tries to change the art form’s image

Behind the observation glass of the studio of Alwin's School of Dance, eight dancers from the New Mexico Ballet Company glide through the air, articulating tiny gestures amid a flurry of footwork. They precisely and energetically execute Valse Fantaisie choreographed by George Balanchine, recently debuted at their last performance Springtime Dances.

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Grab A Tissue

A Good Cry

Performative videos and sculptural installations, the exhibition questions and scrutinizes the the nature of crying behavior.


Afropop Experts Come to Burque

Afropop Worldwide Welcome Party

Executive producers of the NPR radio show visit in conjunction with the Making Africa exhibit at the Albuquerque Museum.


Adjust the Climate

C19 Now!: The Climate for Indigenous Activism

renowned journalist and documentary film-maker specializing in coverage of Indigenous Peoples and events, Jenni Monet and Dr. Jennifer Nez Denetdale discuss climate issues.