Alibi V.18 No.31 • July 30-Aug 5, 2009 
“Self Portrait” by José Flores

Culture Shock

Haiku! Bless You.

The Alibi's annual Haiku Contest is finally here, so you can stop bugging me about it (and calling me Amy while you do so). As always, 10 categories offer you the chance to wax pithy, succinctly. This year, they are:

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“Self Portrait” by José Flores

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Here, There, Everywhere

Working Classroom’s Arté En Todas Partes

Arté En Todas Partes isn't just the name of Working Classroom's newest show, it's the organization's credo. It means Art Everywhere, and that's Working Classroom's goal.

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Book Review

Small World

The Thing Around Your Neck

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been called the artistic daughter of Chinua Achebe. Comparing the work of the 32-year-old MacArthur Genius to that of Achebe’s, the titan whose 1958 Things Fall Apart became the most widely read piece of African literature in history, is flattering but ultimately misleading. Rather, it reveals more about how little most of the West knows about African writing than any similarities between the two writers.

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Howdy, Neighbor

Doublewide, Texas

A hilarious, fast-paced comedy, where residents of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them.
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Photo by Rachel Garcia

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Esmail and Dvorak

Chatter Sundays

Reena Esmail's Rang De Basant for solo piano and Antonin Dvorak Piano Trio in F minor.
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Photo by Vanessa Briceno-Scherzer

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1, 2, 3, 4

Jasper String Quartet

The Oberlin-trained quartet performs the works of Beethoven, Mozart and Debussy.
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courtesy of Page One Events

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An Ode to Space Opera

Persepolis Rising: The Expanse Book 7

Local authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck under a pseudonym James S.A. Corey talk about and sign their latest space opera novel.
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