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V.25 No.30 | 7/28/2016
Leigh Stein
courtesy of the publisher

Culture Shock

Land of Magic and Darkness

The many iterations of enchantment in Leigh Stein's new memoir

By Maggie Grimason
With a profound attention to detail and a singular way of layering battling emotions, Stein tells of grief, death, love and yes, violence, too.
V.25 No.29 | 7/21/2016
Sandra Cisneros
Vincent Valdez

Culture Shock

A Homecoming for the Imagination

Sandra Cisneros revisits The House on Mango Street through exhibition at the NHCC

By Maggie Grimason
Sandra Cisneros revisits The House on Mango Street through exhibition at the NHCC.
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V.25 No.28 | 7/14/2016
Making Muses
Charlotte Strode

Culture Shock

Dissecting the Muse

Making Muses presents the many faces of those who inspire

By Maggie Grimason
Making Muses presents the many faces of those who inspire.
V.25 No.27 | 7/7/2016
Albuquerque Main Library

Culture Shock

Oh, the Places You Will Go

The Albuquerque and Bernalillo County Public Library's departure from the everyday

By Maggie Grimason
The Albuquerque and Bernalillo County Public Library's departure from the everyday.
V.25 No.26 | 6/30/2016
Chris Wright, Nicholas Handley and Phillip Arran
Russel Maynor

Culture Shock

Desert Scene with Drag Queens

Priscilla Queen of the Desert is everything that sparkles and mesmerizes, including love

By Maggie Grimason
Priscilla Queen of the Desert is everything that sparkles and mesmerizes, including love.
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Washed Up
Alejandro Durán

Arts Interview

Museo de la Basura

By Maggie Grimason
Alibi Arts Editor Maggie Grimason interviews artist and photographer Alejandro Durán.
V.25 No.25 | 6/23/2016
Mike Smith, Erin Adair-Hodges, and Marty Crandall
Bad Mouth

Culture Shock

A Bad Mouth and a Keen Heart

New reading series blends music and literature to illuminating effect

By Maggie Grimason
The event blends tonally aligned music, poetry, memoir and other media in a curated hour-or-so experience meant to elucidate each work through both contrast and facsimile.
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V.25 No.24 | 6/16/2016
Guns into Gardens
La Plazita Institute

Culture Shock

Double Barreled Garden Spade

The great velocity of Guns into Gardens

By Maggie Grimason
The forges of RAWtools will transform weapons confiscated by APD into garden tools to be used at La Plazita Institute's community gardens.
V.25 No.23 | 6/9/2016
Thomas Christopher Haag
courtesy of the artist

Culture Shock

The New Iconography

The work of Thomas Christopher Haag cuts straight to the unconscious

By Maggie Grimason
Maggie Grimason talks with travelling muralist Thomas Christopher Haag about freedom, undefined symbols and compost.
Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher
Robin Von Swank

Comedy Matters

All’s Fair in Love and Comedy

A conversation with Kosher Kasher and Natty Leggs

By Courtney Foster
Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher speak with us about their new endeavors, dating in the comedy scene and chasing that “first-time feeling.”
Courtney Foster
Rob M

Comedy Matters

Whiskey, Laughs & Butterflies

A first foray into standup comedy

By Courtney Foster
Fuck it, what's the worse that can happen?
V.25 No.22 | 6/2/2016
FoodGore

Culture Shock

No Food Fights, Just Food Love

The weird and beautiful culinary-inspired work of FoodGore

By Maggie Grimason
FoodGore is an ongoing multiplicity of projects. It's curated, monthly art pop-ups. It's jewelry, fashion and assorted other handcrafted wares. But, perhaps most importantly, it is ice cream.

Culture Shock

New Tablao at Hotel Albuquerque

A destination for cultural and artistic immersion

By Sara MacNeil
The tablao is a time-honored performance genre and venue type that emerged in Spain during the early 20th century. And now we have one.
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V.25 No.21 | 5/26/2016
Fawn
Kaelen Green

Culture Shock

Sailing to a New Arcadia

Kaelen Green's drawings offer passage to a different world

By Maggie Grimason
Five years have passed since a pivotal moment, and illustrations—each of which takes hundreds of hours to complete—are now seeing the light for the first time in An Island Emerging.
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V.25 No.20 | 5/19/2016
Sherman Alexie
Lee Towndrow

Culture Shock

“Books are the Only Provable Way to Improve Your Life”

Sherman Alexie visits our “literary city”

By Maggie Grimason
Maggie Grimason speaks with Sherman Alexie about anger, process and Janelle Monáe.
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