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 May 31 - Jun 6, 2007 

Culture Shock

By Steven Robert Allen

Extended Run—Eat, Drink and Be Larry’s new comedy spectacular, Macbeth in Space, gets an extended run this weekend at the Box Performance Space (1025 Lomas NW). The production is directed by Jason Witter and features the Alibi’s own Devin O’Leary. It tells the story of a frozen Macbeth who wakes up 400 years in the future and starts murdering people. Sound like a good time? You bet. Check it out Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, at 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 3, at 8 p.m. $8. 404-1578.

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William H. Bonney ("Billy the Kid"), Ft. Sumner, New Mexico, 1878-1880 (Courtesy Palace of the Governors).

Gallery Review

¿Quien Es?

Dreamscape Desperado at the Albuquerque Museum

By Steven Robert Allen

How funny that the most famous New Mexican who ever lived just happened to be a ruthless killer. If we lived in a sane universe, you might think this would be bad for tourism. Luckily, we don't live in a sane universe. Most people might not realize New Mexico is part of the United States, but once they learn how William Bonney, aka Billy the Kid, got embroiled in a Shakespearean revenge plot in Lincoln County in the 1870s, they're eager to visit our fine state, buy Billy the Kid T-shirts by the dozen, and revel in every detail of the outlaw’s bloody exploits and youthful demise.

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Book Review

Man Eaten by Book

Review by John Freeman

The Raw Shark Texts

In The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks ferried back sad and fascinating tales from the frontiers of brain dysfunction. The eeriest involved amnesiacs like Jimmy, a 49-year-old man whose memories simply stopped after World War II. “What sort of a world, what sort of self, can be preserved in a man who has lost the greater part of his memory?” Sacks wondered.

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Book Review

Ruff! Ruff!

Review by John Freeman

Dog Years

Dogs have always played a large role in Mark Doty’s life. They pawed at the fringes of his two harrowing memoirs, Firebird and Heaven’s Coast, and at last in this sweet, occasionally heartbreaking book they get a volume all of their own.

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Book News

When Grass Talks

By Steven Robert Allen

Letter from the Lawn

New Mexico poet Bobbi Lurie has published her second book of verse, Letter from the Lawn. I was a big fan of her debut, The Book I Never Read. The new one, although it has a distinctly different feel, is also worth the price of admission.

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Sara Paretsky
Steven E. Gross

Author Interview

Writing in an Age of Silence

An interview with Sara Paretsky

By John Freeman

Sara Paretsky has been worrying a lot lately. To a certain degree, this is nothing new. “I’m a pessimist by nature,” the 59-year-old creator of the V.I. Warshawski detective series says. “Some people say the glass is half empty, some say it is half full. I say: ‘I didn’t even get a glass!’”

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EVENT HORIZON (Wednesday, Jun 1)

An Odd Adventure (for an Otter)

Otter's Odd Adventure

By August March
World premiere performance of a new work for narrator and orchestra by the creator of "Too Much Coffee Man Opera."
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EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Jun 2)

Words Alive

Taos Poetry Festival

By Monica Schmitt
Story slams, workshops and open mics featuring poets Ocean Vuong, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, Nathan Brown, Sabina Jones and Alyia Martinson.
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DuBoix

EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Jun 5)

Music of Friends

4th Annual New Mexico Chamber Music Festival

By Joshua Lee
Talented young participants from around the world perform.
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Courtesy of Wyrdteenth's Facebook Event Page

EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Jun 5)

No Fear of a Black Planet at Wyrdteenth

Wyrdteenth

By Robin Babb
Celebrate cultural aesthetics and critical dimensions of Afrofuturism with zines, poetry and performances from Ebony Isis Booth, Marya Errin Jones, Brielle Leilani, Tanesia Hale-Jones.
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