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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.
Artist Patricio Tlacaelel Trujillo y Fuentes brings an epic poem to life
Courtesy of Patricio Tlacaelel Trujillo y Fuentes

Arts Interview

“Victory of the Spirit”

A classic poem gets a theatrical treatment

Patricio Tlacaelel Trujillo y Fuentes has adapted the epic poem Yo Soy Joaquin to the stage.
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V.27 No.36 | 9/6/2018
L to R: Ginger Dunnill, Nicholas Galanin, Merritt Johnson, and Sterlin Harjo. All artists who have shared their stories on Broken Boxes.
Kate Russell

Culture Shock

Authenticity on the Airwaves

Broken Boxes podcast amplifies unrepressed narratives

In her podcast, Ginger Dunnill carves out a platform for Indigenous artists, queer, gender non-conforming and women artists, and artists of color and those of “mixed/lost/stolen heritage.”
Gomez embroiders the stories of migrants over newspaper headlines
Kemely Gomez

Arts Interview

Stitch in Print

Kemely Gomez’ work shares authentic narratives of migration

Aún no Escrito (Unwritten), Kemely Gomez tackles the construction of the prevailing narratives surrounding immigration and gives them breadth, upends them or simply adds to them by embroidering real stories of migrants on top of those written and distributed in print media.
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V.27 No.35 | 8/30/2018
custom lighting
Danny Hart Design

Culture Shock

Elements of Design

The thoughtful objects crafted by Danny Hart

While most known for his jewelry (shaped wood earrings of fine wood and metal, bangles with a multitude of planes smoothed onto their surface, necklaces with elegant splashes of color), Danny Hart makes a lot more than that—custom furniture and geometry-inspired lighting pieces, for example.