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 V.14 No.21 | May 26 - June 1, 2005 
"Calico Voyager" by Suzanne Sbarge

Culture Shock

I love Suzanne Sbarge's art. Her work is weird but somehow also familiar. I think I've dreamed some of her paintings at one time or another. She's got a new solo exhibit currently showing at Papergami, the Japanese paper store and gallery in Nob Hill located where the old Tulane Street Deli used to be (114 Tulane SE). It will definitely be worth a peek. The show, titled Earth to Honey, runs through June 30. 255-2228.

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Untitled painting by Vicente Lopez Portaña

Gallery Review

The Spanish Golden Age

El Alma de España at the Albuquerque Museum

At the time of Albuquerque's birth in 1706, Spain was one of the most powerful empires on Earth. Its tentacles seemed to stretch around the entire globe, but its greatest influence was felt in the New World.

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Book Review

Hacking Into a Head


Ian McEwan has always had one of the darkest imaginations on either side of the Atlantic. In his early short story, "Solid Geometry," a man keeps a pickled piece of male anatomy on his desk. It reminds him of the root cause to many disputes between the sexes. In his 1978 novel, The Cement Garden, a group of children entomb their parents in a concrete garden.

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Jhonen Vasquez rose to cult status with one among a slew of absurd cartoons on Nickelodeon, Invader Zim. Unfortunately, that show was ultimately cancelled due to its sick and twisted content. The trouble is that sick and twisted is Vasquez' art form, as epitomized in such comics as Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, Squee and the ever delightful I Feel Sick.

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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Oct 9)

Get Your Gay Geek On

Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Out actor/comedian Tom Lenk (star of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” The Cabin in the Woods and Transformers) is the special guest at this year's 13th Annual Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. He'll be talking about his “dorkumentary” Nerdgasm, in which he travels to England to fulfill his lifelong dream…

EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Oct 11)

Catch Khachaturian

Chatter Sunday: Khachaturian and Finnish Songs

Featuring performances by Leevi Madetoja, Heino Kaski, Ruxandra Marquardt, James T Shields, Paul Marquardt, Timothy Mix and poetry from V.B. Price.
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