July 27, 2017

Cover Story:

Best of Santa Fe 2017

Reader's Choice

Features You hold in your hot little hands the latest and greatest iteration of SFR’s annual Best of Santa Fe issue—a veritable treasure trove of beloved local people, places, things and icons.
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July 26, 2017 by SFR


The Very Best-ish of Santa Fe

Editorial Picks

Best of Santa Fe We take the Best of Santa Fe poll very seriously. So, when the dust clears from the vote tabulation, we take the time to point out some details about life in Santa Fe that don’t make the contest.
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July 26, 2017 by SFR

A First

Shooting death of schizophrenic man is the first fatality by SFPD SWAT Team

Local News Santa Fe police say that 24-year-old Anthony Benavidez was the first person to be injured or killed by the Santa Fe Police SWAT Team since its inception. ... More

July 26, 2017 by Aaron Cantú

Know Your 'Enemy'

Middle Eastern teen girls team up for peace, leadership and empowerment

Local News Every summer, worlds collide in Santa Fe for a handful of teen girls living thousands of miles away from home.  ... More

July 21, 2017 by Lauren Thompson

Bonito, Benito

Local hip-hopper Benzo III drops his first major solo release

Music Features “Joe West is my uncle—not by blood, but by marriage,” Benito M Martinez III, aka Benzo III, tells SFR. “When I was a kid and he was practicing out by the house, I’d go there every time; the first instrument I ever played was the toaster.” ... More

July 26, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Low ’n’ Slow

What’s to be said about wines with lower ABV?

Pour Vida One of the most interesting trends in modern wine-drinking culture is the growing interest in lower-alcohol wines.
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July 26, 2017 by Mary Francis Cheeseman

Morning Word: Shots Fired

Morning Word When police tried to stop a stolen pickup truck yesterday morning, the driver fired shots at them and took off, leading to a chase that ended in Algodones—in a hail of gunfire. ... More

July 26, 2017 by Matt Grubs

Beauty Mark

These portraits glow. No, really.

Picks You may have seen David Santiago’s ethereal lady-portraits, which cover Tractor Brewing Company beer cans and the Gnar Chow food truck often parked outside State Capital Kitchen.
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July 26, 2017 by Maria Egolf-Romero

Filmmaking Goes Grassroots

Local filmmakers join forces to learn, create and connect through free workshops

Art Features After hours at the Santa Fe Business Incubator on July 19, over a dozen local filmmakers sit attentively as guest speaker Steve Allrich flips through a script.
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July 26, 2017 by Lauren Thompson

Back to the Barrio: The Dogpatch

Are you old-school Santa?

Art Features Back in 1970, a local group called La Juventud del Barrio del Cristo Rey banded together as young community activists.
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July 26, 2017 by Alicia Inez Guzmán

Game of Thrones for Noobs XXII

Season VII, Episode II: Stormborn

Pop Culture So so so so many spoilers. Fairly warned be ye, says we.  ... More

July 24, 2017 by Alex De Vore

In Here, Life is Beautiful

Acting Out Think of Cabaret. What do you see? A spider-lashed, dark-bobbed Sally Bowles; an androgynous flat-chested Emcee in suspenders; Kit Kat Girls with spilling cleavage and pointed toes.
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July 26, 2017 by Charlotte Jusinski

3 Questions

with April Hartford

3 Questions Trans photographer April Hartford came up in Maine working in the insurance field. In 2010, while training to be a field guide in South Africa, the artist had an epiphany: It was time to transition.
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July 26, 2017 by Alex De Vore

'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' Review

Space jams and the power of love

Movie Reviews If there’s one thing we know Fifth Element director Luc Besson can pull off, it’s wildly fun over-the-top sci-fi. ... More

July 20, 2017 by Alex De Vore

'Dunkirk' Review

The horrors of war

Movie Reviews In Christopher Nolan’s sprawling yet concisely-told Dunkirk, we see the tragic events play out with a relentless pace and attention to detail. ... More

July 23, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Letters to the Editor


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July 26, 2017 by SFR

7 Days


7 Days News plus jokes equals the original listicle.

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July 26, 2017 by SFR

Savage Love

Come Again

Savage Love I’m a reader in Kansas with two teenage daughters, 16 and 18. My girls recently met a boy where they work and both took an interest in him.
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July 26, 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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July 26, 2017 by SFR


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