Alibi V.22 No.38 • Sept 19-25, 2013 

Arts Feature

We Are All Going to Die In a Fiery Nuclear Accident

Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser, his new book Command and Control and Albuquerque’s aging nuclear arsenal

Author Eric Schlosser on the aging stockpile of nuclear weapons stored right here, in our city, where we live.
Copa Room showgirl Lee Merlin poses in a cotton mushroom cloud swimsuit as she is crowned “Miss Atomic Bomb 1957.” Merlin was the last and most famous of the Miss Atomic Bomb girls.
Don English/Las Vegas News Bureau

Aural Fixation

Atomic Café

Songs in the key of Uranium-235

Distract yourself from any number of nuclear disaster scenarios with our atomic playlist.

Book Review

A Tuscan Immersion

It's the kind of book that you want to hand off to a good friend when you finish.
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Image courtesy of National Museum of Nuclear Science

EVENT HORIZON ()

General Ripper Exceeded His Authority

Design Zone Exhibit

The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History unveils a new exhibit on Saturday, Feb. 1 and continues through April 26. Titled Design Zone, the new topical display features a somewhat ironic investigation into the processes that drive creation, especially in regard to video games, roller-coasters and EDM music. This exhibit was designed at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and it has a youthful, productive vibe to it. We get that. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists just announced that the hands on the doomsday clock were closer to midnight than ever. Even though nuclear power showed some promise in solving the world's energy needs, nuclear science still means the study of a type of war that would kill billions if put into action. Nuclear history equals the story of devising ever more efficient killing devices. It's wonderful to know citizens have a museum where they can learn all about that while also acquiring knowledge about the human creative urge. Admission to the museum, which is open daily from 9am to 5pm, ranges between $7 and $14. Go science!

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