Alibi V.18 No.49 • Dec 3-9, 2009 

Culture Shock

’Tis the Season

The holiday season is in full swing, and there’s no use fighting it, Scrooge. It doesn't all have to be canned Christmas music and harried shopping. Instead, focus on the fun and festive aspects and leave the schlock and stress to someone else.

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Damsel. Distress.
Kevin R. Elder

Performance Review

Heads Will Roll

Tricklock’s Cymbeline at Theatre X

Something magical happened to me in UNM’s Theatre X last weekend: I laughed aloud and often during one of William Shakespeare’s plays.

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Book Review

Knowledge Is Power

Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Greg Mortenson never expected to draw crowds so large that it was necessary to enlist the aid of a JumboTron. He never expected to write a book that would become required reading for all U.S. officers in counterinsurgency training. He never expected to build more than 130 schools in the hinterlands of the Middle East, or to provide an education to more than 58,000 poor, underprivileged students, most of whom are girls. He did expect to climb mountains, but it was his failure at climbing one in particular that led him to become one of the world’s most pre-eminent pioneers for social change.

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Guitarist Steve Maase courtesy of the Maase Family


You Have Six Strings, Dude

Inaugural Steve Maase Legacy Guitar Summit

Maase's daughter and former students gather to honor the life's work of a legendary guitarist.
artist Rosanne Ghahate


A Walk Around the Pueblo

Zuni Pueblo ArtWalk

Zuni artists transform stone, metal, pigment and other materials to tell the story of their people.


Grab A Tissue

A Good Cry

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