Alibi V.20 No.45 • Nov 10-16, 2011 

Photo Essay

Muertos y Marigolds

The South Valley’s 13th annual Día de los Muertos Marigold Parade was on Sunday, Nov. 6. Revelers danced and cruised down Isleta while hundreds of costumed and face-painted onlookers snapped pictures, cheered, and snacked on duritos and cotton candy. Among the procession were flower tossing skeletons, vibrant lowriders bumping up and down on hydraulics, protesters speaking out against officer-involved shootings and Wall Street greed, and a ghastly rainbow of musicians and performers. Here are a few.

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Pat Berrett

Performance Preview

The Halls of Memory

Yjastros showcases veteran dancer and symphony orchestra in nostalgic El Museo

A janitor spends his life working in an art museum. Over decades of quietly mopping the halls, he’s developed relationships with the people and places that adorn the canvases of his wide, rambling office. Through them, he sees the characters and memories that shaped his life. As he visits with the images, he watches them jump out of their frames and begin to dance.

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Book Review

A Life Less Unordinary

Julian Barnes’ latest novel is a murky, ruminative masterpiece

The Sense of an Ending

A young Hunter S. Thompson questioned, "Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely ashore and merely existed?"

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Grab A Tissue

A Good Cry

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


Afropop Experts Come to Burque

Afropop Worldwide Welcome Party

Executive producers of the NPR radio show visit in conjunction with the Making Africa exhibit at the Albuquerque Museum.


Adjust the Climate

C19 Now!: The Climate for Indigenous Activism

renowned journalist and documentary film-maker specializing in coverage of Indigenous Peoples and events, Jenni Monet and Dr. Jennifer Nez Denetdale discuss climate issues.