Good improv is hard. It requires an unwavering belief in a fictional moment, a strong and steadfast collaborative spirit and a self-awareness that’s nearly impossible to achieve. Yet two regular weekly performances are a testament to how dedicated the ABQ improv scene is.
Reforming APD’s culture of violence requires radical change
By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Wherein Alibi Managing Editor Samantha Anne Carrillo reflects on the US Department of Justice investigation into Albuquerque police violence—specifically the resultant scathing DOJ report—and entreats citizens to engage in critical dialogue with both the DOJ and elected officials about our city’s future.
Sophie Benini Pietromarchi’s charismatic Color Book aims to awaken a love of the visible spectrum in pre-teens (and older readers who haven’t outgrown a nice picture book with lots of vivid spreads to mull over).
Love and marriage go through the ringer during a bittersweet anniversary trip to Paris
By Devin D. O’Leary
Middle-class British couple Meg and Nick have been married for 30 years. In an attempt to rekindle the ol’ flame, they decide to spend their wedding anniversary in Paris. From the start it doesn’t look like this expedition is going to bear fruit.
What explains the relentless history of police violence in Albuquerque? There are no simple answers to that question. But we may begin to seek an answer in the hard life and violent death of James Boyd.
Gibraltar stages edgy relationship at the heart of Joyce’s Ulysses
By Christopher C. Guider
Gibraltar follows Molly and Leopold Bloom over the course of a single day in Dublin. With their marriage on the rocks, Leopold is willing to try anything to rekindle the passion, even allow Molly to hook up with her overbearing concert manager Hugh “Blazes” Boylan.
Shiskin is considered that country’s greatest living novelist. The Light and the Dark may not be as long as some of the Russian classics, but it is as large in its scope. It’s by turns engaging, confusing and erudite.
Carlos Contreras’ first book of poems, Time Served, brings you the verbal pyrotechnics and heartfelt emotion that many of us have watched being born in this young man’s work. Reading it is a cause for celebration.