The Great Reassignment
My day of victory has finally come. It took two-and-a-half years on staff at the Alibi to get to this moment. After vigorous battles—both mental and physical—with many opponents, I stand triumphant to claim my prize: a section dedicated to the martial arts.
Could The One Night Stanleys at The Box Performance Space be the missing link?
Ninjas are mysterious creatures. They are rumored to walk on water, catch arrows with their bare hands and disappear at will. Of course, the claims are unsubstantiated as very little is known about ninjas and the art of ninjutsu. Their mystery is the only certainty we martial arts fanatics have confirmed. That and their devilish sense of humor.
Creativity with a Kick
An interview with fourth-degree black belt Walter Jon Williams (who happens to be an author, too)
True martial arts mastery isn't dependent on how many opponents are destroyed by your pinky finger or whether your round kick can break the sound barrier. Both are essential qualities if your intent is to reach godhood (see next month's feature story, " Becoming Thor in 10 Easy Steps") but neither are required to harness artistic essence—the bridge between body and mind. Look to yourself for signs of this connection. Are you in touch with your creative side after training? No? Then work harder, grasshopper.
Nicola López: Haunted
Go Sage Yo’Self!
Two Worlds NM, a performance art group, is hosting a first Thursday of the month Native and Indigenous actors, poets, dancers, musicians, and comedy artists. These free to watch virtual performances, happening from 6pm to 7:30pm, are meant to bring viewers the best of Native and Indigenous artists of all genres. The Thursday, August 6 featured performers include Rhiana Yazzie (Diné) from the New Native Theater in Minneapolis, Jir Anderson (Cochiti Pueblo) from the JIR PROJECT, Isiah Yazzie (Diné) Native comedian and Christina M. Castro (Jemez Pueblo/Taos Pueblo) actor for Spider Woman Stories/Native comedian. This is a free community event, live on Zoom, with links available by email or on Eventbrite.