Alibi V.17 No.38 • Sept 18-24, 2008 

Culture Shock

Dragons, Sci-Fi and Skills, Oh My!

The New York Times review of Christopher Paolini's dragon-loving Eragon perhaps describes it best: "For all its flaws, is an authentic work of great talent." Paolini, for all his nearly 25 years, is an arguably talented fantasy writer whose skills, we can hope, are refined in his upcoming book, Brisingr. The third installment of the Inheritance Cycle—which was originally billed as a trilogy but is now a four-parter—releases on Saturday, Sept. 20, and two Albuquerque Barnes and Noble locations (600 Menaul NE and 3701-A Ellison NW) are celebrating with dragon-related events. Both gatherings start at 10 a.m.

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Still from   Metropolis 3   by Jordan Glazer and Spencer Neale

Gallery Review

Biogenic

Cosmic Maintenance and Executions and Democracy at [AC]2 Gallery, and Metropolis 3 at MOV-iN Gallery

I’ve always been fascinated with artist biographies—poring over who did what, when and at what age. Like how Joseph Kosuth wrote Art After Philosophy and After when he was 24 or how Gordon Matta-Clark did his amazing architectural cuts before dying at the age of 35. This historical research matters when you make art. It’s barometric; using the lives of the artists you admire as a way to put your own career (or lack thereof) in context. If you’re 25 and you read that Picasso painted Les Demoiselles d’Avignon when he was 26, it creates a kind of historical chip on your shoulder and you grumble back into the studio to try to one-up the bastard.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz
Nancy Crampton

Author Interview

Ilk and Cookies

A brief and wondrous interview with Junot Díaz

Junot Díaz is the “It Kid” in literature today. The author of the 1996 short story collection Drown, he was awarded this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Riverhead). The novel chronicles the journey of an overweight, sci-fi loving, Lord of the Rings-obsessed, first-generation Dominican-American whose hopes as a writer are crushed by his inability to find love (or even a little action).

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Image courtesy of Music Theatre International

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Twenty Years of Rent

RENT: 20th Anniversary Tour

A re-imagining of Puccini’s La BohèmeRENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out.
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No Sex For You

Lysistrata: A Woman's Perspective

This is the story of women standing up to powerful men for what they believe in and taking control of a situation that is simply unacceptable.
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Image courtesy of Bidewell Photography

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The More Miraculous the Berry …

Miraculum: Felicia Davis Concepts

Runs through 02/28/19.
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Image by Kyle Froman

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The Sheer Magnitude of Movement

Ailey II

Under the artistic direction of Troy Powell, this critically-acclaimed company translates their strength and agility into powerful performances.
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