Alibi V.20 No.33 • Aug 18-24, 2011 
“Storm Mirror” by Harley Kirschner

Gallery Review

Mixed Media Mind Tricks

Abstractions in Balance is imaginative, sophisticated and poetic. The new collections presented by Lorna E. Smith and Harley Kirschner, running this month at the Range Café in Bernalillo, both draw inspiration from the natural world, but contain nuanced differences. Kirschner says “at the core of both bodies of work is a Zen simplicity.”

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Abe Jallad and Lauren Myers in   Reasons to Be Pretty
Elizabeth Dwyer Sandlin

Performance Preview

Who You Callin’ Regular?

Duke City Rep offers reasons to be pretty

Playwright Neil LaBute is known for his unflinching, cynical plays that feature characters at their worst, often worthy of audience disgust. He is also regarded for his rapid-fire, true-to-life dialogue that has actors talking over one another and cutting off each other’s lines. Duke City Reparatory Theatre’s production of reasons to be pretty has both of these elements. But Amelia Ampuero, the director of the play, says this LaBute script is much more palatable than some of his other material.

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Author Interview

Spy Guide

New Mexico intrigues revealed by former CIA officer

E. B. Held wasn’t a spy, but he was a spy recruiter. He worked as a clandestine operations officer with the CIA for 27 years, stationed around the world in Asia, Latin America and Africa. His book, A Spy’s Guide to Santa Fe and Albuquerque, details a number of spy activities that took place in the two cities before and during the Cold War.


Afropop Experts Come to Burque

Afropop Worldwide Welcome Party

Executive producers of the NPR radio show visit in conjunction with the Making Africa exhibit at the Albuquerque Museum.


Grab A Tissue

A Good Cry

Performative videos and sculptural installations, the exhibition questions and scrutinizes the the nature of crying behavior.


Adjust the Climate

C19 Now!: The Climate for Indigenous Activism

renowned journalist and documentary film-maker specializing in coverage of Indigenous Peoples and events, Jenni Monet and Dr. Jennifer Nez Denetdale discuss climate issues.