Enough About Us—What Do You Think of Us?
We choose the winners of the Alibi’s sixth annual Valentine’s Card Contest
The giving of valentines is a carefully nuanced act, one we learn in kindergarten. Valentines, no matter how small or seemingly simplistic, convey a world of implication and sentiment. Matching a valentine's message to its recipient is key, lest you alienate a potential love or invite affection from an unwanted corner—best illustrated by “The Simpsons” episode wherein Lisa's valentine to Ralph, featuring a train and the words “I choo-choo-choose you,” causes poor, paste-eating Ralphie to believe that he's been, well, cho-cho-chosen.
Less Than Three
A Valentine for the Gender Offenders
Her panties are red
her boxers are blue
my boyfriend's a drag king
my girlfriend is, too.
Male-female, in love or out—in a space where it's OK to twist your gender, it's OK to bend Valentine's Day.
Not everyone worships the hearts-and-candy holiday. Santa Fe's Gender Offenders knows this. The troupe, unwilling to chain itself to any particular definition, aptly named 2009’s V-Day show (un)Lucky in Love. "We want to appeal to everyone," says KiKi DeLovely, "those who are jaded and not so into Valentine's Day and those who are super-in-love and hopeful."
Less Than Three
Burlesque as It Is
Author and performer reflects on the movement today
Vivienne VaVoom has received Google news alerts about burlesque for five years. She used to get pinged maybe once a week, tops. "Now I get it once a day, and there's at least five or six things in it."