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V.27 No.45 | 11/8/2018
The cast of Telling My Story will premiere their work on Friday
Courtesy of Two Worlds

Arts Interview

The Power of Story

Two Worlds brings the stories of women of color alive on stage

Telling My Story: Bridging Two Worlds gathered and workshopped stories from women of color to perform them on stage. Before its opening, Kim Gleason told Weekly Alibi about the importance of this project and Two Worlds' mission.
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V.27 No.44 | 11/1/2018
Image Comics

Culture Shock

Infidel and Inclusivity

Image title raises the bar for mainstream stories

Infidel makes its stand first and foremost as a bone-chilling ghost story with tension so masterfully paced, you will be hard pressed to put it down.
Teatr-Pralnia
Zhenya Lulko

Arts Interview

What's That?

It’s international theater in the heart of ABQ

Ahead of Teatr-Pralnia's premiere performance, members of the troupe exchanged some emails with us about the meaning of “TseSho?” and what it feels like to share it with the world.
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V.27 No.43 | 10/25/2018
La Llorona
Rosa Maria Calles

Culture Shock

Stories Never Die

Doña Sebastiana rides on in the work of Ray John de Aragón

In Haunted Santa Fe, Ray John de Aragón makes a very conscious attempt not just to deliver thrills, but to provide the historical context of these stories.
V.27 No.42 | 10/18/2018
Desert Cabal
Amy Irvine

Culture Shock

Running with the Pack

Writer Amy Irvine honors, challenges and rethinks Desert Solitaire

With humor, wisdom and a sense of urgency, Amy Irvine uses Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire as a jumping off point to assess the current state of the world, to expose the very human error of the literary heroes on dusty pedestals, and to reinsert many of us back into the narrative.
Duke City Story Slam packs Red Door Brewing every fourth Thursday of the month
Courtesy of Duke City Story Slam

Arts Interview

Story Time

A classic form gets a modern update via Duke City Story Slam

October's Duke City Story Slam will bring to the stage lore on the theme of “Yikes!” in anticipation of Halloween.
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V.27 No.41 | 10/11/2018
Collin Troy and Belita Clover
Eric Williams Photography

Culture Shock

Creative Economies

Octofair 2018 brings deeper collaborations, experiences

From their adorable brick storefront, The Octopus and the Fox sells the work of local creatives, from kitschy embroidery to fine jewelry to bath products and housewares.
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V.27 No.40 | 10/4/2018
Hallee Nguyen
Courtesy of Hallee Nguyen

Culture Shock

Think Small

Tinyscapes gives viewers new, smaller perspectives

In Tinyscapes, Hallee Nguyen will document 101 staged, miniscule landscapes throughout the city.
Lawrence Lindell

Arts Interview

Print Magic

ABQ Zine Fest year eight with Lawrence Lindell and many others

“It's the perfect medium,” artist, musician and educator Lawrence Lindell said over the phone from Oakland, Calif., where he had just returned home after participating in Maryland's Small Press Expo. “There's a wide range of what you can do with zines, you can experiment without too much pressure.” And Lindell himself has used the medium for many years to explore topics that relate to identity, mental health, accessibility and representation—primarily through his comics.

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V.27 No.39 | 9/27/2018
Hal Buell
AP Photo

Culture Shock

The Inside Scoop

AP photo editor and Pulitizer juror visits ABQ

Hal Buell shares his decades of photojournalism knowledge and its role in shaping our understanding of history.
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Linqua Franqa

Arts Interview

By Many Means

The depth and power of Linqua Franqa

Weekly Alibi chats with Mariah Parker, AKA Linqua Franqa, the hip-hop artist, poet, writer, linguist (holding a master’s, currently working on a PhD) and legislator.
El Cerro, in Puerto Rico, an ongoing project of Chemi Rosado-Seijo
Courtesy of Chemi Rosado-Seijo

Art Preview

Intersections of Art and Activism

Artist Chemi Rosado-Seijo in conversation with journalist Juan D. González

Two brilliant individuals (Chemi Rosado-Seijo and Juan D. González) working in different fields—yet fields that very much speak to one another—will be in conversation thanks to a program hosted by 516 ARTS.
V.27 No.38 | 9/20/2018

Culture Shock

Art as a Weapon

Lynnette Haozous' mural work aims to inspire

Combining her two passions for social justice and creative expression may seem like a natural fit for Lynnette Haozous, but the path to arriving there wasn't easy.
Tim Crofton, Thomas Yegerlehner and Holly Duell star in the play
Courtesy of the Vortex Theatre

Arts Interview

Young Detectives

Complex play opens at Vortex Theatre

As the cast and crew of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time prepared for opening night, director Leslee Richards took the time to talk to Weekly Alibi about Vortex' iteration of the work.
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V.27 No.37 | 9/13/2018
Hari Kondabolu
Yoon Kim

Culture Shock

Stand Up for What You Believe In

Comedian Hari Kondabolu brings truth, visibility to the stage

Comedian Hari Kondabolu's hyper nuanced art is like a time bomb. You might not realize why you're laughing until later.