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 Sep 17 - 23, 2009 

Culture Shock

By Erin Adair-Hodges

Strings Attached

I've been playing The Beatles: Rock Band nearly nonstop since it came out last week and have never been more pleased with technology in my life. Sometimes, though, it's good to get back to our pre-fake-guitar-playing-avatar roots and enjoy the works of an earlier, non-electric era. Sure, sexism and racism and classism and disease were rampant, but the music was nice.

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Christopher Atwood as J. Robert Oppenheimer

Performance Review

“Now I Am Become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds”

The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer

By Erin Adair-Hodges

At the very least, Mother Road Theatre Company’s production of The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer is ambitious. Written by Carson Kreitzer, the play attempts to weave together the making of the atomic bomb, Jewish identity, hubris, guilt, original sin, the legacy of Lilith, Hindu texts and T.S. Eliot. It’s a lot.

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Quilting and sewing winners
Erin Adair-Hodges and Sean McCullough

Art News

Fair Art

A sampling of some of the State Fair’s greatest artwork

By Erin Adair-Hodges

You may go to the 2009 New Mexico State Fair for the chance to eat a giant turkey leg with a fried Twinkie chaser. You may stay for the opportunity to experience rides that will throw you backwards in a loop while blaring ’80s metal music in your ears. But don’t leave without exposing yourself to the art of the State Fair. The mind-bogglingly diverse work of people of all ages from all over the statefrom the oil paintings of the Fine Arts Gallery to the LEGO dioramas in the Creative Arts Buildingmakes the fair one of the most exciting arts destinations of the year. I can’t think of another place where one can see traditional New Mexican inlay woodworking along with a giant Mr. Potato Head and sock puppets. Don’t miss out.

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