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 V.16 No.43 | October 25 - 31, 2007 

Culture Shock


The Southwest’s rich history makes the region a perfect location for supernatural folklore. And Halloween is a perfect time to hear its tales. Nasario Garcia will be reading from Brujerias: Stories of Witchcraft and the Supernatural in the American Southwest and Beyond in English and Spanish at Bookworks (4022 Rio Grande NW, 544-8139) on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m.

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Local Lexicon

New Mexico Ghost Stories

New Mexico Ghost Stories

These tales are no long-ago cowboy yarns, but very real, very current ghost stories from a rich and chilling mix of voices. The author has a rare talent for detail; he paints unforgettably creepy images that linger long after the final page. Finalist, 2007 New Mexico Book Awards.

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The “Bobby Shrine” in the KiMo.
Tina Larkin

Theater News

Deathly Drama

A glimpse at the Duke City's haunted theaters and superstitions

KiMo Theater

The legend, as told by Dennis Potter, technical manager at the KiMo Theatre, goes like this: On a Thursday afternoon in August of 1951, a 6-year-old boy named Bobby and a group of friends attended a Western movie at the now historic Downtown theater. While seated in the balcony, little Bobby became startled and began to descend to the lobby. When he was halfway down the stairs, a water heater in the wall exploded beside the step Bobby was standing on, sending him and eight other victims to the hospital with serious injuries. Bobby did not survive.

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Book Review

Sitting in the Sidecar

The Braindead Megaphone

The Braindead Megaphone

Not long ago, some savvy editors at GQ and the New Yorker decided to send short story writer George Saunders out to see the world.

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Book Review

Buried Memories

John Freeman

The Gathering

The Gathering

The Irish wake has become such a familiar trope in films and popular culture it takes a fiercely unsentimental novel like Anne Enright’s The Gathering, recent winner of the prestigious Man Booker Prize, to club the blarney out of it.

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EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Dec 3)

The Nutcracker Rocks On

Nutcracker on the Rocks

Opening with Tchaikovsky, the classic tale is re-imagined with a production filled with rock and roll hits by the Velvet Underground, Aretha Franklin and more.
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Roger Baker

EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Dec 5)

Orkestrating a Light in Your Heart

Kindling the Light: The Rebbe's Orkestra

A Hanukkah concert for everyone celebrating Judaic music from varied cultural and historic traditions. Hear a variety of Judaic ballads, folk songs, theater and liturgical pieces.
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Today's Events

Minecraft Ornaments at Main Library

Paint a wooden block to make a Minecraft ornament. Supplies are limited; registration is required.

Christmas Choral Concert at First Presbyterian Church

Mementos at Tamarind Gallery

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