By Amy Dalness
I Want My Short Stories!
All right, fiction fans. I know we said we'd run the winners of our Ridiculously Short Fiction Contest in next week's issue, June 19, but we lied. OK, we didn't really lie, we were telling the truth (to the best of our knowledge). But, like many things in the publishing world, reality has since changed. Now you'll have to wait one more week to read tiny tales about streetwalkers, sour relationships and spaceships told in 119 words or less. Use the extra week to prepare your favorite reading spot, ’cause on June 26 the best short short short stories this side of the Mississippi hit stands.
Yellow Cab at the Adobe Theater
By Steven Robert Allen
A hapless character is on a quest to find a woman who thinks the taxi-driving profession is romantic. People in the audience laugh when he says this because they’re working under the assumption that no one could ever think of taxi driving as romantic. But that’s ridiculous.
Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky
Review by John Freeman
Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations
Millions of citizens around the globe contribute to an online encyclopedia for free. Hundreds of young people show up simultaneously in a city square to happily lick ice cream. Computer programmers from Sweden to the Silicon Valley collaborate online to build an operating system that outdoes even Microsoft—none of them pocketing a penny. What do these things have in common?
Southwest Burlesque Pre Party! Featuring Bunny Galore
By Renée Chavez
The best burlesque dancers of the Southwest perform for the weekend.
Comic Book Shakespeare
By Maggie Grimason
This hands-on workshop leads participants through creating their own manga/graphic version of Hamlet's soliloquy, 'To be or not to be.'
Fun-a-Day Opening Reception at GRAFT
After completing one project per day throughout January, the result for over 40 local artists will be shown.
The Second City Touring Company at The Lensic
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