Alibi V.18 No.39 • Sept 24-30, 2009 
Brooke Steiger, “Robin,” 2009

Culture Shock

So Juvenile

What to do about teenagers? They ruin your couches, they smell weird and there's lots of hugging. We older folk forget, perhaps intentionally, that we were once also pimply bundles of barely contained hormonal explosions. Maybe instead of locking our car doors when they walk by, we should look at giving them better than we got.

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Brooke Steiger, “Robin,” 2009

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A Natural Bond

Ten summers ago, UNM Art Professor Bill Gilbert invited his students on a 50-day field exploration of the Land Arts of the American West, from the ancient petroglyphs of Chaco Canyon to the contemporary carvings of Roden Crater. Every year since, he has repeated the journey.

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Festival News

The Lights Are Much Brighter There

Downtown’s GO! Arts Festival

Now in its eighth year, Downtown's GO! Arts Festival is concerned, naturally, with the promotion of the arts. But perhaps even more important to the organizers is getting people Downtown.

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Pay no attention to the woman behind the chihuahua cat!

Author Interview

Skippyjon Jones creator Judy Schachner answers our call of the wild

If you know anyone under the age 8, then you’ve heard of Skippyjon Jones.

For the rest of you, Skippyjon is a Siamese kittyboy who thinks he’s a chihuahua, and his imaginative excapades are the subject of a wildly popular series of kids’ books. Skippyjon’s creator, author and illustrator Judy Schachner, was kind enough to e-mail us the answers to a few or our burning questions prior to her visit to Bookworks on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Where in your brain did Skippyjon Jones come from?

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