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V.24 No.45 | 11/05/2015

literature, arts, reading

Crafting my Winter Reading List

Getting cozy with the female greats

I want to preface the following with the assertion that I am not in the habit of taking Buzzfeed quizzes. Never the less, this morning, still bleary eyed and sitting at my table, coffee in hand, I numbly scrolled through social media feeds that led me to a Buzzfeed quiz.

It begged the simple question: How many of the greatest books by women have you read?

Who curated this list? I have no idea, but it contains the literary heavyweights you'd expect as well as some contemporary writers that deserve the homage of avid readers. I took the quiz, checking off the books I knew and loved from the long list and clicked the button to get my results.

25. 25 out of 102. I pride myself on being well read, so I was understandably a little disappointed. Buzzfeed gave me this consolation, "maybe you haven't fully explored the world of books written by women, but the good news is that you now have so many wonderful books to read." No shit.

I have a friend who once spent a whole year reading only books written by women. I'm planning on a spending this winter doing the same. Thanks, Buzzfeed.

First up: White Teeth by Zadie Smith.

Take the quiz here.

V.24 No.19 | 5/7/2015

Summer Guide 2015

Swimming Holes, Cement Ponds and Summer Reading

Get your RDI of sunshine and prose

Summer reading so good you’ll unburden yourself from gravity and float through the heat waves.
V.24 No.18 | 4/30/2015
Curious George stops by Page One at 2pm to help them celebrate their 34th birthday.

Culture Shock


Between learning contra dance, scoping artsy houses from the inside and celebrating both Independent Bookstore Day and Free Comic Book Day, there’s no time for boredom in ABQ.
V.24 No.6 | 2/5/2015

Arts Feature

The Pause Is Gone

Kate Braverman on writers, readers and standardized America

Cult author Kate Braverman brandishes a fierce outlook and strong opinions on everything from the primacy of Sylvia Plath to the lost art of reading.
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V.23 No.42 | 10/16/2014


War on the Streets

Radley Balko on the militarization of American policing

Alibi alum Steven Robert Allen converses with author Radley Balko about his new book Rise of the Warrior Cop and the militarization of police.
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V.22 No.17 | 4/25/2013

Arts Interview

How Now? This is How!

An interview with Augusten Burroughs

The Alibi sits down to talk “self-help” with New York Times-bestselling author.
V.19 No.20 | 5/20/2010

Art News

Brother, Can You Spare a DimeStory?

Short stories long on ambition

Three minutes. No poems.

Those are the rules at DimeStories—a prose-only open mic trying to gain traction in Albuquerque’s poetry-dominated reading circuit.

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