Feb 16 - 22, 2006 

Culture Shock

By Steven Robert Allen

Point and ShootYou've got plenty of time, but you'd still be wise to get started now. The deadline for our Third Annual Photo Contest is Wednesday, March 8, at 5 p.m. Trust me, it'll be here before we know it.

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"Twilight Muse" by Gary Wellman

Gallery Review

Some Assembly Required

The Structure of Dreams at Exhibit/208

By Steven Robert Allen

While wandering through the current Exhibit/208 show, it's fun to take the title of the exhibit at face value. It sounds New Agey, doesn't it? A little bit hazy and softcore? My thoughts exactly, but I have to admit that this title provides a fascinating filter for Gary Wellman's sculptures.

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From left to right: Ryan Jason Cook (Eddie), Kristen Simpson (Bonnie), Zach Sears (Mickey) and Benjamin Liberman (Phil) in   Hurlyburly   at Theatre X.

Art Magnified

Hurlyburly

Theatre X

By Steven Robert Allen

UNM's Spring 2006 season kicks off in a toxic cloud of cocaine and sex. A student production of David Rabe's black comedy, Hurlyburly, about a group of debauched friends trying to make it in Hollywood, will be performed in Theatre X. The play originated Off Broadway in the mid '80s. It was made into a film in 1998. The show runs through Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Call for specific dates. $10 general, $8 seniors, $7 students. 925-5858.

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Detail from untitled piece by David Polka

Art Magnified

Juvenile Dystopiate

Yale Art Center

By Steven Robert Allen

An intriguing one-man show opens tonight at the Yale Art Center (1001 Yale SE), featuring some wild paintings by David Polka. Inspired by graffiti art, Asian religious iconography, illuminated manuscripts and anime, among other things, Polka's work is surprisingly contemplative. The show opens this Friday, Feb. 17, with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. with live music and refreshments. 242-1669.

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Book Review

Murder in the Fifth Century

Review by Lisa Polisar

The Cybelene Conspiracy

The Cybelene Conspiracy

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Renee Gregorio

Book News

Poetas y amigas

Tres Chicas

By Lisa Lenard-Cook

Imagine doing something because you love doing itnot for money, fame or someone else's praise, but because it connects you with yourself, your friends and your world. Now imagine that that something involves poetry.

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