Alibi V.17 No.15 • April 10-16, 2008 

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National Poetry Month

Barefoot: Poems for Naked Feet

Barefoot: Poems for Naked Feet

In 26 poems, Stefi Weisburd explores where we go, what we feel and what shouldn't be underfoot when our feet are at their freest. Lori McElrath-Eslick adds sparkle to these contemplations with lively watercolor illustrations.

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Photograph by Sam McFarlane

Culture Shock

Godspeed, Donkey

The creative minds behind the Donkey Gallery once told the Alibi they didn't put much emphasis on publicity. Instead, they focused their attention on love and support of arts. This fact never kept the Donkey Gallery from attracting an audience to their clever shows and receptions, which often included some unusual perk not regularly found at a "proper" gallery opening. (Did someone say pancakes?)

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Vic Browder as Odysseus and Jean Effron as Athena
John Maio

Performance Review

Greece: The Musical

The Odyssey at The Filling Station

Back in the ’90s, I spent every day for about three weeks in a medium-security INS detention center in Florida. Hundreds of law students, myself included, were shipped there to process boatloads of Haitian refugees fleeing military violence in the chronically distressed country. It seemed crazy then, and it seems crazy now, that the U.S. government would throw a bunch of people in jail who were so desperate to escape their brutalized country they braved the Atlantic Ocean in dinghies the size of bathtubs. Talk about a suicide mission.

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Peter Carey
Ashley Gilbertson

Author Profile

Sphere of Influence

An interview with Peter Carey

The word “happy” does not fit easily into Peter Carey’s mouth. Under normal circumstances, it dribbles off his lip on a trickle of sarcasm.

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Baile Para Siempre

Latin Dance Festival

A city-wide dance festival highlighting Latin and Hispanic cultures from around the world.
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Laugh It Off, Soldier

Bobby Lee

A breakout star of Mad TV comedian and ping-pong enthusiast Bobby Lee performs live.
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Do Your Own Viewing

D.I.Y. P.I. Opening Reception

As artist Jessamyn Lovell pursues her private investigator’s license, she uses photography and performance to draw attention to social and cultural power dynamics. Runs through 9/30.
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