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 Mar 17 - 23, 2011 
John Bear circa 1972

Culture Shock

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Photo Contest ends. In the meantime ...

The window to submit photos for the eighth annual Alibi Photo Contest closes on Thursday, March 17, at 5 p.m. Thank you to everyone who sent in their pics—be sure to check out the March 31 issue of the Alibi to see who won. In the meantime, photo-buffs can hear a talk on Edwin Land by MIT’s Dr. Victor McElheny at the Albuquerque Museum (2000 Mountain NW) on Sunday, March 20, at 1 p.m. Land was a businessman, war contractor, follower of the arts and an inventor. He worked on early smart bombs and one of his inventions led to swirly lights inside jukeboxes. He also invented the Polaroid camera. They make everything look like it’s 1974. It is important to note that while Land invented the Polaroid, he wasn’t the one who instructed you to shake it like one. That was Outkast. The talk is in conjunction with the ongoing exhibit A Passionate Light: Polaroids by H. Joe Waldrum. For more information, go to cabq.gov/museum.


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Elaine Soto
Chiquita Paschal

Gallery Review

Collective Bargaining

Latina artists challenge notions of beauty with nightmarish displays

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Vistas Latinas are accomplished in getting people to think, feel and discuss, and their latest show at 105 Art Gallery, ¡Que Feo!, is no exception. The group embodies the old art school maxim of connecting the personal to the political by tackling new questions and redefining old values.


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ej Morgan

Interview

Dickhead

Local writer summons Philip K. Dick in novel

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Philip K. Dick was a strange guy—or at least his writing is. You’ll find his works in the science-fiction section of a bookstore, but his writing isn’t that easy to classify. His words can seem like the musings of a philosopher and the ramblings of a mentally ill person, all at the same time.


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Courtesy of the Oddities and Curiosities Expo

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The Strange and Unusual

Oddities and Curiosities Expo

By Mayo Lua de Frenchie
For lovers of the strange and unusual—local and national vendors, taxidermy, preserved specimens, odd antiques, artwork, animal and human bones, sideshow performers, live human suspension and more.
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Courtesy of Musical Theater Southwest

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Bring It On, Cheer It Up

Bring It On The Musical

By Alisa Valdes
See the bitingly relevant stage version of the popular cheerleading-themed film.
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Image courtesy of the artist

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Radiant Reveries Revealed

Lost in a Dream: Fantasy and Abstracted Images by Joan Fenicle

By Alisa Valdes
Pixels and paint bring to life dreamscapes that spring from Fenicle’s imagination. Her images of forest dwellers and landscapes, like dreams, invite you to add your own meaning. Runs through 01/27/19.
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