Alibi V.19 No.46 • Nov 18-24, 2010 
Stacey Suarez

Profile

Illusion, Manipulation and Sleight of Hand

The life of a magician’s assistant

Stacey Suarez never set out to be a magician’s assistant. It just kind of happened that way.

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Book Review

When Brains Go Bad

I’m already pretending I have most of these diseases

The Mind's Eye

The human brain is a 3-pound lump of fat and blood vessels that contains all of a person’s hopes, dreams, fears, obsessive thoughts and the location of my keys. It’s a miracle of natural engineering. I’m in awe of its complexity and of the fact that electrical impulses and neurotransmitters account for the sum of my experience. Way to go, brain.

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John Bear

Culture Shock

The Art Is Getting Away

I was a teenage tagger. My high school was administered by lapdogs of the dark prince. The only logical way to deal with them was to grab a fat-tipped marker and write a three-, four- or five-letter moniker, probably with the word "one" tacked on to the end (BEARONE, for example). The adults hated graffiti more than anything.

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Image by Dorothea Lange

EVENT HORIZON ()

Remember This

Voces & Manoa in Braceros: How We Remember

Join two of the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Summer Institutes for Youth programs, Voces and the Manoa Project, as they are joined by the Arizona-based Safos Dance Theater for Braceros: How We Remember at the National Hispanic Cultural Center on Saturday, June 22 at 2pm. Through dance and movement, teens explore the migrant labor program that brought over two million Mexican laborers to the U.S. for short-term work in the Forties, Fifties and Sixties. For more information on this free, all-ages event, see nhccnm.org.

 

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