Wherein Weekly Alibi readers write. This week’s feedback was concentrated on APD, psychogeography, graffiti, basketball and Asa Mullins. (P.S. Commenting on alibi.com is easier than ever: Join the conversation.)
Orange Is the New Black’s Piper Kerman on prison, sensationalism and sex
By M. Brianna Stallings
Kerman went from rich girl to convict when she was sentenced to 15 months at a federal women’s correctional facility in Connecticut. She recounted her experience in the memoir Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, later adapted into an award-winning Netflix original series.
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.
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.
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).