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 V.18 No.25 | June 18 - 24, 2009 
Flash fiction boils the elements of plot, character and theme down to the pure essence of storytelling. We pluck the best examples of the art form brewed in brevity: The result is this year's Flash Fiction Contest.
Ballroom Blitz
See glam-tastic photos from Alibi's first ever pre-Pride party.
If you're lucky, you could win a North Valley home for a hundred bucks. The New Mexico Coalition for Literacy teaches adults how to read. And John Bear shows you how to go totally insane.
Websclusive: Answer Me This
All the interesting news items that can be remolded like chicken nuggets into tasty quiz form.
Kannaroo 3: Killith Fair brings a bunch of bands who play music for music's sake to the middle of nowhere. And it's free. Plus, Iraqi oud-master Rahim AlHaj and Indian sarod-master Ustad Amjad Ali Khan make music to bring about peace.
Seafood is not only king at the South Valley's Las Islitas, it's the only thing on the menu. And go cherry picking in the teensy New Mexico town of High Rolls.
Away We Go is the self-conscious opposite of a showy Hollywood blockbuster. Meanwhile, The Proposal is composed entirely of recycled elements.
Albuquerque artists reflect on how the Duke City continues to shape their work in Duke Sweet Duke. Plus, slam poets compete to find out who's quickest with the verbal pistol in the Southwest Shootout.
Websclusive: Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
Palette's a gallery that will appeal to your palate.

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Personals

"I Saw You" at CNM

Who saw? Who was seen? Was it you?

"You can observe a lot just by watching." –Yogi Berra | Reply or see more “I Saw You” ads at alibi.com/personals.

Black-haired woman at Tractor

You were with the older gentleman in the corner of the patio, but you kept smiling at me. Denim shorts and a butterfly tattoo on your right shoulder. You were stunning! View ad

CNM Hunk

First saw you about 4 years ago, and would see you quite often at CNM. We would ride the 16/18 as well. Haven't seen you in a long time, but saw you today on the Central bus on my way to Starbucks. I think you are totally hot, and I would jump on your bone immediately LMFAO. Obviously though, you do not feel the same because not once have you paid me any mind… Oh well. Just know you got it going on! View ad

I Knew It Was You, Suzie Q

Suzie Q, I knew that was you feigning interest in my car. I was just playing along so the guy on the Hog you were passenger on wouldn't catch on. He looked perturbed enough as it was. You still look good but I'm worried that you are way too thin for your own good. Take care of yourself, and I hope he can make you happier than I was able to. You didn't really take into account what I had been through. Maybe the "Princess" story can give you some idea. View ad

news

The Daily Word in James M. McGill, West Nile and meta-satellites

The Daily Word

The Albuquerque Isotopes overcame an early five-run deficit, zooming by the Sacramento Bees 8-7 on Wednesday night.

Some local mosquitoes tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

James M. McGill is a lawyer you can trust.

The Airforce Research Laboratories on Kirtland Air Force Base developed a meta-satellite.

Today, Mayor Berry will meet with officials from the Navajo Nation to discuss the senseless beating deaths of two Native American men who lived in Albuquerque.

On Tuesday evening, a man was rescued from a raging arroyo.

Nearly half a million humans visited White Sands National Monument last year.

At the quarterly Citizen’s Advisory Board meeting, Air Force officials and civilians discussed jet fuel clean up efforts.

There’s a plan to transport water via pipeline from the San Augustin aquifer to Rio Rancho, 142 miles away.

During the 1980s there were mysterious meetings in Albuquerque about flying saucers.

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Traveling Ritual Magic: The House Shows in Burque

Photos courtesy of artist
Andrew Hendrixson at work

Like some kind of old-timey speaker on the town-hall lecture circuit, Andrew Hendrixson wants to hear and be heard by everyday Americans. And seen, too—the Ohio artist and teacher comes to the Duke City on Friday, July 25, with paintings and handmade books in tow and a plan to share his vision of meaningful inefficiency.

When it comes to purposeful engagement with art, Hendrixson distinguishes between habit and ritual; “the frivolity of the former,” he notes in his artist’s statement, is “countered by the intentionality of the latter.” With canvases bearing everything from an axe to a cairn to an enigmatic message spelled out in crimson thread, the artist plans to practice his own ritual of positive art evangelism by traveling the country, visiting houses and small venues, erecting one-day galleries of his work and interacting with the public. He’s been to San Diego and Los Angeles and soon heads to cities like Chicago, Nashville, Yukon, Okla., and New York City. The House Shows comes to the Albuquerque Peace and Justice Center (202 Harvard SE) from 6 to 9pm and includes a short lecture at 6:30pm. Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice • Fri Jul 25 • 6-9pm • FREE • View on Alibi calendar

"Cairn" detail; original is 68 in. long.
"Cairn" detail; original is 68 in. long.
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