Alibi V.23 No.25 • June 19-25, 2014 
“Ariadne’s Gift” by Carol Chase Bjerke

Arts Feature

Pigments and Ailments

Group exhibit grapples with illness and survival

Tenacity and optimism shine from the dark heart of artwork inspired by life-threatening disease.
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“La Nao de China” by Catalina Delgado-Trunk, 2006, hand-cut paper over collage

Culture Shock

Any way you slice it, nothing’s quite like paper art. Traditional papel picado is a cheerful, humble Mexican papercraft often used to adorn and embellish public spaces. But ¡Papel! Pico, Rico y Chico, opening at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW) on Friday, June 20, at 6pm, proves the form’s wondrous flexibility.

Book Review

Man and His Morals

One kidnapper. Seven victims. A questioning new novel in dialogue from indie darling Dave Eggers.
Image by Pat Berrett

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Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh

La Estrella: A Flamenco Story of the Kings' Quest

This production features weaves flamenco dance and music, villancicos, Spanish regional dances, Escuela Bolera, African dance and Las Posadas into an unforgettable holiday story.
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Happy Enough

Waitress

Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage, gets a chance at a fresh start and must find the courage to seize it.
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