Alibi V.16 No.22 • May 31-June 6, 2007 
William H. Bonney ("Billy the Kid"), Ft. Sumner, New Mexico, 1878-1880 (Courtesy Palace of the Governors).

Culture Shock

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

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

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!

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

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

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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Dancin' for a Cause

Blues Winter Charity Ball

Live music from Joe Daddy and Hoodoo Jeff, delicious food and photo booth to raise money for the Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico.
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Rocking it all Folk-style

Midwinter Ballads

Scott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee present an all new program of ballads and stories of winter, light and darkness.
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The Ghost of Christmas Presents

Holiday Toy Drive and Craft Workshop

Make laser cut reindeer, 3D printed ornaments, screen printed ugly sweaters, and more. Reservation recommended. Donate an unwapped gifts.
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Navidad del Sur

Mariachi Christmas

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s acclaimed Ballet Folklorico dancers and Mariachi Aztlan bring Mexican Christmas traditions to the stage.
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