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V.25 No.32 | 08/11/2016
Matika Wilbur via 516 ARTS website

Event Horizon

Stereotypes Aren't Real

Thursday, Aug 18: Artist Talk

Matika Wilbur discusses her photography project documenting Native American stereotypes.
V.25 No.21 | 05/26/2016

News

The Daily Word in the Battle of Jutland, prostitute roommates and taking no shit

The Daily Word

The Gathering of Nations Powwow is moving to Expo New Mexico.

Further proof of New Mexico's DWI problem.

What to do when your roommate turns out to be a prostitute.

There are 20k children trapped in Fallujah, which is currently being fought over by Iraqi troops and Islamic State militants.

Be nice, but take no shit.

This ABQ grandfather biked from Burque to Houston for his grandson's graduation.

Today marks the anniversary of the Battle of Jutland.

It's a Nietzsche kind of day.

Are a subscriber to fact or fiction in art?

Books are reflective of where you are in your life and where you want to go.

V.25 No.8 | 02/25/2016

Literature

Jemez Springs Library to Sell Signed Books, Rare Works by Tony Hillerman

JEMEZ SPRINGS, NM—The Jemez Springs Public Library in Jemez Springs, New Mexico will give fans of the late author Tony Hillerman a rare opportunity to purchase everything from unedited manuscripts to signed books and first editions at a special book sale on Saturday, Feb. 27, which coincides with the village's Cabin Fever Festival.

At least 30 published and unpublished works written between 1970 and 1990 will be sold at the sale–all of which were donated from Hillerman's daughter, author Anne Hillerman.

Hillerman had a deep affinity for Jemez Springs and its inspiring beauty, and would frequently participate in the library's annual Speakers Series for several years which featured notable authors, alongside fellow New Mexico authors Rudolfo Anaya and N. Scott Momaday. Incidentally, Anaya's fictitious book, Jemez Spring (correct spelling) was set in the village.

"It is a great honor for the library and community of Jemez Springs to receive a collection like this," said Suzanne Swetnam, president of the Friends of the Jemez Springs Public Library. "We are very thankful to Anne Hillerman for remembering Jemez Springs Library in such a special way. We know that the village must have been near and dear to Mr. Hillerman's heart and we are grateful that we'll be able to share his memory with those who have been touched by his words."

Some book titles in the collection include: Hunting Badger (first edition), Sacred Clowns (first edition), Skin Walkers (first edition), Talking God (first edition), Dark Wind (first edition), The Fallen Man (uncorrected proof), Ghostway (first edition), Ghostly (third edition), The Sinister Pig (uncorrected proof and first edition), among others.

The books, many of which are signed, have been appraised. Prices will range from $75 to $150 each, which will go directly to the Friends for the library’s numerous reading programs including summer programs which include movie nights, educational programs, children’s programs and the Jemez Historical Project run by Judith Isaacs and more. Each book will contain an insert featuring a certificate of authenticity.

The library will feature a permanent exhibition of some of Hillerman's work in the upcoming months.

The book sale has been scheduled as part of the Cabin Fever Festival on Feb. 27 from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. in Jemez Springs. The Cabin Fever Festival will be held at Fitzgerald Park in the village, and features a Chile Cook Off, professional chainsaw carvers from the Sandia Bear Company who will auction their work, a crosscut log cutting contest, arts and crafts sale and much more. There is no entry fee.

The Jemez Springs Public Library is located at 30 Jemez Springs Plaza at the Village Plaza near the gazebo.

Tony Hillerman, who passed away at the age of 83 in 2008, was a former reporter whose evocative mystery novels were often set in the Southwest and usually infused the Native American culture into his stories. His 1973 book, Dance Hall of the Dead won him an Edgar Allan Poe Award, and an Agatha Award for memoirs published in 2001. Other popular Hillerman books include The Blessing Way, Listening Woman and many others.

V.24 No.35 | 08/27/2015
Wes Naman

Alibi Picks

Get Crazy as a Cat

Le Chat Lunatique • dirty jazz

Le Chat Lunatique plays dirty, mangy jazz.
V.24 No.17 | 4/23/2015
“Parallel to the Vertical Axis” by Jeff Slim

Art Scenester

Native Current

Native art never stopped speaking: Local entrepreneurs hype talented contemporary artists at the Rail Yards.
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V.24 No.2 | 1/8/2015
What Migizi Pensoneau (left) and Bobby Wilson “do in [their] spare time.”
Ryan Red Corn

Comedy Matters

This Ain’t No Drum Circle

The 1491s won’t be pigeonholed

Native comedy troupe the 1491s fight racism with ridiculousness. And they’re headed this way.
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V.23 No.39 | 9/25/2014
Erika Wurth
Courtesy of author

Editorial

Albuquerque and the Indian

Our perception of Native Americans needs to change

Novelist Erika Wurth writes that attitudes about Native Americans in Albuquerque need to change.
V.23 No.38 | 9/18/2014

Get Lit

A Tribe Apart and Alone

Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend exposes hard choices for native youth

Crazy Horse's Girlfriend

Abrasive, subversive and iconoclastic, Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend serves up modern native adolescence in all its complexity and ferocity.
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V.23 No.29 |

news

Presenting: The Not Quite Weekly Podcast

Oh, this is a big, nerve wracking moment. It's the very first Weekly Alibi Not Quite Weekly Podcast!

For our inaugural episode, calendars editor Mark Lopez and I (Ty Bannerman, food and features editor) discuss some upcoming events, the food at Backstreet Grill and chat with novelist and creative writing professor Erika Wurth about the connection between Native American oppression and the current crisis at the border.

Stream it below, and feel free to leave a comment about how weird our voices sound or whatever.

V.23 No.29 | 7/17/2014

Editorial

Sins of the Past, Crimes of the Present

Mass graves and the impending border crisis

Erika Wurth discusses the connection between a mass grave in Canada and a detention center for children in New Mexico.
V.23 No.11 | 3/13/2014

Book Review

The Red Mean vs. The Golden Mean

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: An American Modernist

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, native to Montana’s Sqelix’u (Salish) tribe, and with nearly four decades of roots here in New Mexico, is not a painter so much as a visual narrator. Those with the patience and openness to follow her narrative will be rewarded.
V.22 No.26 | 6/27/2013
Photo by Jared Tarbell via flickr

News Feature

Faux Native

On prosecuting Indian arts and crafts counterfeiters

Barron Jones reports on the state of Indian arts and crafts counterfeiting and the prosecution and conviction of one of many alleged offenders.
V.22 No.18 | 5/2/2013

Film Review

Room 237

Movie-mad documentary turns theoretical critics into conspiracy theorists

Room 237—the puckish, reflexive, Escher-like documentary by Rodney Ascher—interviews several assumedly learned people who have spent waaaay too much time watching Stanley Kubrick’s loose adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel The Shining. These dedicated folks have developed various, often conflicting theories about the 1980 film and its hidden “meaning.” Some theories are perfectly plausible, ohers are far-fetched and some just plain looney.
V.22 No.17 | 4/25/2013
Miracle Dolls

Music

Nativity in rock, jazz hands, punk sundae and marrow-melting psych

In an attempt to economically cover eclectic shows, we shook the music section format up a bit. This week’s Shows Up! proffers aural sweets for music lovers of all stripes. Whether they’re into Native rock and roll, jazz, post-punk or marrow-melting psych rock, live music fans have no reason to be bored this week. Tonight, check out Nativity in rock at Low Spirits (2823 Second Street NW) during Rock the 9 or cruise to The Fe for the touring version of the Monterey Jazz Festival. If you head north on Friday, there’s more yummy punk to lap up, and, on Tuesday, Canadian psych-rock fivesome Black Mountain hypnotizes at Launchpad. Peep related A/V below. Low Spirits • Rock the 9 • Dawa • I Conscious • Ed Kabotie • Jim Ruel • Thu Apr 25 • 9 pm • $10 • 21+ • lowspiritslive.com