Sep 8 - 14, 2005 

Culture Shock

By Steven Robert Allen

Worldly Art—The Downtown Contemporary Art Center (105 Fourth Street SW) has put together an ambitious exhibit consisting entirely of artists from Korea—53 of them, to be exact. The Downtown art space will host the exhibit through the end of the month. For details, call 242-1983.

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“Artichoke, Tomatoes and Surround Speakers” by Chad Person

Art Magnified

Worshipping Mammon

Donkey Gallery

By Eva Dameron

Don't lend Chad Person any money. The UNM art graduate has created arresting images from shredded American dollar bills. An exhibit featuring some of his latest work opens at the Donkey Gallery (1415 Fourth Street SW) this Friday, Sept. 9, with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Person explores the spirituality of material goods and the American obsession with monetary wealth and material accumulation. Friday also marks the one-year anniversary of the Donkey Gallery, so there's an added reason to celebrate. For details, call 242-7504.

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From left to right: Lori Stewart, Drew Groves and Joanna Michnovicz in the Adobe Theater’s   Comedie of Erors

Art Magnified

Comedie of Erors

Adobe Theater

By Eva Dameron

The Adobe Theater presents Comedie of Erors (yes, it's intentionally misspelled), a comedy by William Shakespeare running Sept. 9 through Oct. 2. Directed by Rick Wiles, the play explores identity theft among two pairs of twins. They unknowingly come upon each other in the same town after years of separation. Chaotic multiple-identity madness ensues. The Adobe Theater is located at 9813 Fourth Street NW. For dates, times and ticket prices, call 898-9222.

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From left to right: Hakim Bellamy, Kenn Rodriguez, Cuffee and Carlos Contreras perform at the finals of the 2005 National Poetry Slam.

Poetry News

Hometown Heroes

The Albuquerque Slam Team

By Steven Robert Allen

The children's eyes shimmer
Even after they realize
the world won't
—Cuffee

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Judy Norsigian

Author Interview

The Mind's Temple

An interview with Judy Norsigian, author of Our Bodies, Ourselves

By Christie Chisholm

Some people might say the women's health movement began with a book. It wasn't a particularly fancy document—no smooth pages filled with colored illustrations or shiny, plastic cover. But it was pivotal to the way that many women, over the last 35 years, would come to understand their bodies.

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