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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.50 | 12/11/2014

Arts Feature

A Long-Lost Field Guide for the Soul

Rediscover an ecstatic, mystic book of nature writing

How a slender volume unearthed by Terry Tempest and Brooke Williams in a dusty bookstore became the antidote to “a poverty of the soul.”
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V.22 No.24 | 6/13/2013
(L to R) Loretta Hausman, Gerald Hausman and Alice Winston Carney

Arts Feature

Memories Into Memoirs

Writers workshop returns to Las Vegas

Pick a memory, any memory. Climbing a tree at age 10. The fender-bender you tried to hide from your parents right after you got your license. Walking along a dirt road beside a field of wildflowers under a vivid, kaleidoscopic sunset.
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V.21 No.47 | 11/22/2012

Book Bite

Of Swine and Man

Pyg: The Memoirs of Toby, The Learned Pig

Toby, the chief philosopher of the swinish race, escapes the abattoir and embarks on a series of adventures in Pyg.
V.21 No.24 | 6/14/2012

Feature

Lions, Dead Cats and Snakes, Oh My!

Flash Fiction contest winners

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V.20 No.25 | 6/23/2011

Arts

Burque zines unite!

A small magazine, people

We’ve got some really great zines in this city. If you don’t know about them, or don’t know where to get them, come to the zine reading tonight! If you’re too lazy to read, or don’t like to, that’s okay too–tonight people will read to you!

Those who want to read from their zines, or even from someone else’s they love, are invited to email cellardoorgifts@gmail.com and get a spot. Everyone else is just invited to come check out some new issues of various tiny mags.

These readers are confirmed so far: Erik Gamlem, Marya Jones, Mike Smith and Lisa Barrow

There will be snacks, and a big special announcement about the upcoming Albuquerque Zine Fest. People 12 years old and up, please!

Some new zines I already grabbed

Hitting the streets this week is the latest “Wig Wam Bam,” the zine of local music and nepotism put forth by sometimes Alibi contributor Captain America. This one will review about six months’ worth of shows. Pick it up at Cellar Door, Winning Coffee and Low Spirits. Also hot off the press is the new Nightly Noodle Monthly, a brochure for the inside of Eva Avenue’s brain. Snag it at Winning, and other places she might put it.

(Special thanks to my hand models who both have very good-looking faces that were not useful in these shots)

V.20 No.24 | 6/16/2011

Feature: Contest Winners

Thanks for Flashing Us

The winners of our Flash Fiction contest

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V.19 No.31 |
John Bear attends a monday staff meeting.
Clara Speer

writing

The Freelancer's Prayer

Confessions of a former meeting attendee

I had an editor once who wore sweat pants to the newsroom.
I did not approve. While I’ve never been a GQ type of guy, preferring cheap khakis and work shirts to slacks and dress shirts, I always tried to dress well enough to go to court.
When my editor would come in clutching a bag of McDonalds and a lip-balancing a cigarette, decked out in blue or black sweat pants, I couldn’t help but scoff (and cringe at the knowledge that a soul-crushing, spirit-trashing staff meeting was soon to steal an hour of my day.) Sure, we are print people, but that’s no reason to dress like like one had awakened under a freeway overpass.
I’m not too big to admit that I was wrong. I wrote an article this morning dressed in a t-shirt and boxer shorts. It was heaven. I felt like I had found Jesus after a life in mortgage banking. I have seen the light and been reborn. Hallelujah. Can I get an amen?
I am trying to freelance full time and I think I have just found the first perk among the many terrifying unknowns: no pants. Pants are overrated and a large portion of my operating budget. They have to go.
Lord, I don’t ask you for much, and I’m calling in a favor. Bless me with enough freelance work to continue to revel in the unbearable lightness of chortes. Amen.

V.19 No.31 | 8/5/2010

Feature

More Flash Fiction!

Just for you, dear web readers, for your reading pleasure.

And even more Honorable Mentions ...

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Feature

Show Us Your Fiction!

The winners of our Flash Fiction contest

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V.19 No.27 | 7/8/2010

Culture Shock

Northern Lights

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V.19 No.26 | 7/1/2010

Books

Fiction In A Flash

It is time, boys and girls, to let it all hang out. Your literary genius, that is. Why? Because it’s Flash Fiction Contest time! Send me (shorts@alibi.com) your (maximum) 119 word story. If yours is chosen you’ll be published in the Alibi’s Flash Fiction issue.

I can’t promise this will launch your literary career or anything, but I can promise that it’s fun.

V.19 No.8 | 2/25/2010

Wee Yarns

Teeny, tiny stories. 'Round here, we call 'em "flash fiction," but no matter what moniker you slap on them, they're the perfect vehicle for artsy folk with short attention spans. Duke City DimeStories would agree. The local version of nationwide DimeStories Theater begins this Thursday at 7 p.m. at The Source (1111 Carlisle SE). The open mic invites you to read your 3-minute tales; the best of them will be posted at DimeStories.org, where you can also go to learn more. For info about this event, e-mail dukecity.dimestories@gmail.com. Suggested donation is $3.

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