June 28, 2017

Cover Story:

Paper Genocide

Urban Native Americans in Santa Fe hurt by federal funding for Indian health care are demanding reform

Features Delight Talawepi lives up to her name. She smiles often, loves Santa Fe, and extends a polite demeanor even to strangers. But she’s living in constant pain.
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June 28, 2017 by Aaron Cantú


Singed Fringes

This year’s fire season is running as expected in the era of managing rather than extinguishing all wildfires

Local News That the forecast called for a relatively mild fire season in Northern New Mexico didn’t feel right at all when Bill Morse, public information officer on the Bonita Fire near El Rito, picked up his phone on June 23 for an interview. ... More

June 27, 2017 by Elizabeth Miller

Still in the Dark

Halfway through his term, attorney general’s transparency enforcement pattern shows long wait—but he has a plan

Local News New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas says the state is in a “transparency crisis.” He’s right. ... More

June 28, 2017 by Jeff Proctor

Screw This

Pour Vida “Which is better: screw cap or cork?” someone recently asked me. Immediately I knew what was on the line. My entire job revolves around opening wine; I have probably opened thousands of bottles for strangers, friends and customers.
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June 28, 2017 by Mary Francis Cheeseman

The Sagga Continues

Santiago Gallegos kicks it old-school

Music Features What does old-school even mean anymore, especially in a town like Santa Fe where a hefty cross-section of our artists are, like, old?
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June 28, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Morning Word: You'll Pay More Tax in Santa Fe

Morning Word Let us tell you how it will be: Come January 1, 2018, everyone in Santa Fe County will pay a new gross receipts tax. ... More

June 28, 2017 by Matt Grubs

Santa Fe County Commission raises taxes

Additional tax on goods and services to fund sheriff, fire department and behavioral health center

Local News After delaying a vote as long as possible to hear the concerns of Santa Fe city councilors, the county commission voted to raise the gross receipts tax. The increase will go into effect January 1, 2018 and will raise the price of a $100 purchase by 12.5 cents. ... More

June 27, 2017 by Matt Grubs

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Meow Wolf critics contemplate art vs. entertainment conundrum

Art Features After all the artists’ work, all the praise, all the money generated for Santa Fe and New Mexico—after all that, how do we see Meow Wolf and the House of Eternal Return? Is the collective making art? ... More

June 28, 2017 by Eric Killelea

Natural-Born Shooter

Not even a world war stopped this artist

Picks This Friday, a diverse collection of images in the exhibit Tony Vaccaro: From War To Beauty at the Monroe Gallery of Photography gives Santa Feans a glimpse into the life of the 94-year-old photographer. ... More

June 28, 2017 by Maria Egolf-Romero, Alex De Vore

They Were Ruled by Those Who Hated Them

Acting Out “Is my race a problem for you?” It’s one of the very first things Gloria says; we learn quickly that she will pull no punches. She is a black university professor, and she is interviewing Rick, a white inmate in a prison in El Paso.
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June 28, 2017 by Charlotte Jusinski

3+ Questions

Sam Elliott reflects on his new film, The Hero

3 Questions Sam Elliott reflects on his experiences while filming The Hero. ... More

June 22, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Terminal USA Review

“Oh my god, this is too weird.”

Movie Reviews There’s no easy way to describe Terminal USA. Sure, it fits the “punk rock, soap opera comedy” that it’s often credited as, but it’s really much, much more than that. ... More

June 23, 2017 by Lauren Thompson

'The Hero' Review

Sam Elliott’s finest hour

Movie Reviews Sam Elliott gives what may just be the performance of his career in The Hero, a painful yet ultimately hopeful look into the side effects of fading stardom and the hard knocks of aging.
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June 28, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Letters to the Editor


Letters to the Editor Mail letters to PO Box 2306, Santa Fe, NM 87504, deliver to 132 E Marcy St., or email them to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity. ... More

June 28, 2017 by SFR

7 Days


7 Days News plus jokes equals the original listicle. ... More

June 28, 2017 by SFR

Savage Love

The Music Box

Savage Love I had a great time at the live taping of the Savage Lovecast at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre. Audience members submitted questions on cards, and I tackled as many questions as I could over two hours. ... More

June 28, 2017 by Dan Savage



MetroGlyphs Russ Thornton is a Santa Fe local who has replaced his first passion, cooking, with a new love interest, the weekly SFR comic he's created called MetroGlyphs. Reach him at santafechef@hotmail.com

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June 28, 2017 by SFR


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