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 V.17 No.46 | November 13 - 19, 2008 
Gene Grant

Culture Shock

Predicting the President-Elect

Leading up to the Nov. 4 election, the Vortex Theatre hosted an evening of eight 10-minute plays by local playwrights called Electoral Dysfunction. In honor of the democratic process, audience members were asked to vote for their favorite play. After a meticulous count of every vote, the theater electoral college has determined a winner. Playwright and Albuquerque Journal columnist Gene Grant gets the $500 cash prize for his play "Enter on the Execution," which follows President-elect Barack Obama into a private White House restroom before his inaugural address, where he encounters a janitor who's seen many presidents walk through those bathroom doors. Grant picked the president-elect long before Election Day—wonder if the bathroom encounter will manifest as well.

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The work of David Ives at The Adobe Theatre
Ossy Werner

Performance Review


All in the Timing at The Adobe Theatre

Three monkeys in a cage with typewriters. Given an infinite timeline, would they write Shakespeare’s masterpiece Hamlet or just defecate on a pack of cigarettes in protest of their unethical incarceration? These are a few questions addressed in The Adobe Theatre's production of All in the Timing, a collection of seven one-acts by David Ives, where things get comedic, tragic and a little wacky.

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Book Profile

Fauna Like Ours

UNM Press presents A Field Guide to the Plants and Animals of the Middle Rio Grande Bosque

A Field Guide to the Plants and Animals of the Middle Rio Grande Bosque

Who knew there were so many species of flies indigenous to the middle Rio Grande bosque? Or ants, for heaven’s sake? For anyone who spends time along the bosque, A Field Guide to the Plants and Animals of the Rio Grande Bosque will help you decide if that track in the sand belongs to a bunny or a bear, or if that snake in the garden is a venomous Western diamondback rattlesnake or harmless Western hognose.

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Book Review

Quiz to the White House

So You Want to Be President? by John Warner

So You Want to Be President?

This is a multiple-choice review. Mimicking So You Want to Be President?, a book of political humor from John Warner (editor of the literature and humor site McSweeney's Internet Tendency), your knowledge of the presidency will be tried. Even if you fail, you'll still know enough to be vice president.

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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 of performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe—while indulging nerdy British fantasies like following in the footsteps of Harry Potter. SWGLFF starts Friday, Oct. 9, at Guild Cinema with Peter Greenaway's lush Opening Night drama Eisenstein in Guanajuato. It runs through Oct. 18 with 26 LGBT-centric dramas, comedies, documentaries, romances and horror films from around the world plus six blocks of shorts. Nerdgasm will screen Saturday, Oct. 17, at 9:15pm.

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.

Today's Events

Cambodian Son at African American Performing Arts Center

As part of The Migration Experience, this film captures the inspirational story of Kosal Khiev’s journey from prisoner in America to world-class poet in Cambodia.

Knew Normal & Off the Charts at 516 ARTS

Convergence/Divergence at Art Gallery Studio 606

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