Alibi V.20 No.3 • Jan 20-26, 2011 
Frederico Vigil and his NHCC fresco

Culture Shock

First They Came for the N-Word

A new version of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn takes out more than 200 instances of the n-word and replaces them with “slave.”

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Frederico Vigil and his NHCC fresco
Kim Jew Photography

Art News

Miracle Wall

Waxing philosophic on Frederico Vigil’s new fresco, Kanye West and impermanence

It’s odd that we invest in stuff. Every thing we buy gets frozen in its moment, in our past, and achieves obsolescence as fast as it takes to get to the next version. Art does the same thing. And maybe that’s why we’ve become so comfortable with conceptual art, because it can feel timeless.

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Book Review

Loud, Fast and Iowa Blows

Corn-belt misfits come of age

The House of Tomorrow

It should be no surprise that the two isolated, hormone-addled Iowa adolescents in The House of Tomorrow—by first-time novelist Peter Bognanni—love their punk music, though they find it in different ways.

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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Jun 25)

Do the Lit 'n' Lunch

Luncheon for Literacy

Reading Works and author Jimmy Santiago Baca celebrate literacy to raise money for the nonprofit that provides free literacy tutoring to adults.
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EVENT HORIZON (Tuesday, Jun 27)

I'll pray for you

How Do You Pray?

Celeste Yacoboni discusses her latest work regarding how leading spiritual, shamanic, scientists, guides and activists pray and contemplates the intention of prayer.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Jun 30)

Let’s Mess with Texas

Greater Tuna

Brennan Foster and Shawn Boyd play over 20 of Tuna, Texas', eccentric inhabitants from gun-clubbers to church ladies in a town where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.
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