Alibi V.22 No.42 • Oct 17-23, 2013 
“Snug Bug” by Shing Yin Khor

Arts Feature

Something Seriously Weird this Way Comes

Bewitching III brings an October feeling to Stranger Factory

Stranger Factory’s Halloween-themed show delivers the delightfully grim and the weirdly whimsical.
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Adrian Esparza, Superstructure, from installation Vitrina de Colonias, 2013, serape, plywood, nails, 18 x 16 feet

Culture Shock

This week in Culture Shock, grab your straight razors, climb a mountain and confront your fluid borders.

Get Lit

Historically Stating

From cowboys to casinos to Commies, three enchanting books grapple with history on the large and small scale.

Book Review

Shepherd of Sin

In a short, complex narrative that relies on the second person, Father Meme tells the story of three Native youths who suffered and survived abuse at the hands of a priest.
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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