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 V.18 No.41 | October 8 - 14, 2009 

Culture Shock

The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later

The brutal 1998 murder of college student Matthew Shepard just outside Laramie, Wyo., had repercussions far beyond the tragic loss of one young man; it became a clarion call for action to recognize and stop hate crimes against LGBT people across the country.

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I vant to suck your—wait, you’ve had a blood test, right?
Bill Walters

Performance Preview

Dramatic Education

The Land Beyond the Forest: Dracula and SWOOP

The Carlisle Performance Space at UNM looks as if the total contents of the theater departmentcostumes, sets, actors and allwere dropped inside and tossed about by the West Mesa winds.

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Dana Levin

Arts Interview

Ars Poetica

Poet and new UNM prof Dana Levin talks teaching

For 11 years, poet Dana Levin taught creative writing at the College of Santa Fe. Though CSF has managed to come back to life in an altered form after its near-total collapse, Levin has moved on. She is now the new Russo Chair of creative writing at UNM. Levin's first book, In the Surgical Theatre, won the 1999 APR/Honickman First Book Prize, among many others. She is also the author of Wedding Day. Her third book, Sky Burial, is slated for a 2011 release from Copper Canyon Press.

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Today's Events

When the regional Mexican government violently put down a peaceful teacher’s strike in Oaxaca de Juárez in 2006, the brutality of the police inspired a group of artists in the community to form themselves into a collective called the Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca (ASARO) to protest the bloodshed. Two current exhibits in Albuquerque showcase their work. One exhibit at the National Hispanic Cultural Center was curated by the University Libraries and Learning Sciences Curator of Latin American and Iberian Collections Suzanne Schadl and her graduate student Michael de la Rosa. One at the Herzstein Gallery on the second floor of Zimmerman Library on the UNM campus was curated by graduate student Megan Jirón. She writes “Unlike the European or Anglo-American perspective, Mexico’s inhabitants embrace death. They confront it with a sense of playfulness, defiance and acceptance.”

Above the East China Sea at Bookworks

Transformations Recycled Works Art Show at Tortuga Gallery

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