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 V.17 No.34 | August 21 - 27, 2008 

Culture Shock

Ku Countdown

The deadline for the Alibi's 16th annual Haiku Contest is near. Submit your haiku via e-mail to amy@alibi.com or snail mail to Alibi's Haiku Contest, 2118 Central SE, PMB 151, Albuquerque, N.M. 87106. Get them in by Friday, Aug. 22, at 5 p.m. for your chance to win crazy cool prizes and see your haiku in print on Sept. 4. Each poet may submit two haiku per category, and each haiku must follow the 17-syllable format, broken into lines of 5-7-5. Here are the categories as a reminder; now get ku-ing:

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Local Lexicon

Women Writers

Decoding Design: Understanding and Using Symbols in Visual Communication

This abundantly illustrated book connects the basic shapes found in nature with effective graphic design. Its interdisciplinary approach reveals the patterns of nature and their powerful symbolic messages. The book also includes some deconstruction of symbolism embedded in familiar corporate logos.

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Jason (Daniel Hart) writes a letter to Becca (Taunya Crilly) in   Rabbit Hole   at the Adobe Theater.
Ossy Werner

Performance Review

Deep Connections

Rabbit Hole at the Adobe Theater

We never see the tragic event at the heart of this story. But as much as David Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit Hole is about senseless loss, it reveals how coping with loss' bewildering emptiness brings us together.

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Guest artist, Bob Eggleton

Book News

Over the Hill-ogram

The force is with Bubonicon

Bubonicon, Albuquerque's first and only sci-fi and fantasy convention, enters its quadragenarian phase this year. Despite a little future shock, the hobbyist gathering established back in the days of moon landings, acid tests, free love and rotary phones just won't burn out. The annual convention draws about 500 science-fiction, fantasy and horror enthusiasts rarin’ to meet authors, try cereals named after movies or dress up like a Sith Lord. As the convention co-chair, Craig Chrissinger was able to share some nonfiction about the event. (Oh, and for its 40th anniversary, give Bubonicon a ruby.)

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