Sept. 20, 2017

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Driven to Distraction

New Mexico drivers get busy on the road. Do laws designed to make them pay attention work?

Features Texting and driving has been against the law in New Mexico since 2014, yet the law doesn’t seem to be making drivers pay attention. ... More

Sept. 20, 2017 by Matt Grubs


Caution: Do Not Surf on Tracks

Commuter train Wi-Fi is spotty, unreliable and not a priority for transit managers

Local News Don Davenport stares out the window as the train zips north toward his home in Santa Fe. The television writer laments that work on his current script will have to wait as he boards the Rail Runner in Los Lunas, where he’d been visiting friends.
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Sept. 20, 2017 by Sara MacNeil

The Same, but Different

New Mexico’s new school science standards might leave out climate change, evolution

Local News A hand-picked group of math and science experts said not to do it. A focus group of 85 teachers, professors and school administrators, convened by former Education Secretary Hanna Skandera, said not to do it.
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Sept. 19, 2017 by Matt Grubs

El Farol

A new era for a Santa Fe favorite

Food Writing Shockwaves rattled Santa Fe last spring when David Salazar, longtime owner of El Farol, announced he was putting the Canyon Road establishment on the market.
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Sept. 20, 2017 by Eli Seratt

Beyond the Border

Española performance group schools in the art of empathy

Art Features In Isaac Jerome Lopez’s view, there aren’t any rules to improvisational theater. But if he could boil it down to two precepts, they would be: Don’t hurt your fellow actors or audience members, and think fast.
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Sept. 20, 2017 by Alicia Inez Guzmán

The Prophet Backstage

Acting Out Almost every theatrical production in Santa Fe this year has been uncomfortably relevant to our social and political zeitgeist.
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Sept. 20, 2017 by Charlotte Jusinski

Suffering for a Good Story

Former Santa Fean returns to talk about through-hiking the Grand Canyon and the threats it faces

The Enthusiast The Grand Canyon’s walls chart 17 million centuries, a third of this planet’s lifetime, and eons of water and wind have shattered them. ... More

Sept. 20, 2017 by Elizabeth Miller

Morning Word: Read Our Lips

Morning Word For the second time in less than five months, voters in Santa Fe have roundly rejected a proposed tax increase. ... More

Sept. 20, 2017 by Matt Grubs

Hold Onto Your Sackbuts

These instruments aren’t dead, they’re immortal

Picks When you make unique music on dozens of obscure, nearly ancient instruments, new ways to package old-school sounds can be hard to find.
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Sept. 20, 2017 by Charlotte Jusinski, Alex De Vore

Santa Fe Indian Restaurant Raaga Announces Closure

Get it while the getting is good

Local News Raaga will close after Saturday Sept. 23.  ... More

Sept. 15, 2017 by Alex De Vore

The Fork

Fall Forward

The Fork We're excited for summer to end because that means smelling that sweet, sweet chile roasting. ... More

Sept. 14, 2017 by SFR

'All the Rage'

Movie Reviews Do we experience physical pain because we actually are in pain, or because we fabricate it to distract us from unthinkable thoughts? Documentary filmmaker Michael Galinsky, a lifelong back pain sufferer, attempts to answer this question and, in the p ... More

Sept. 13, 2017 by Julie Ann Grimm

Mother! Review

The ugly side of creativity

Movie Reviews Just prepare to feel sort of … off. ... More

Sept. 15, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Lee on Lit | The Great Refusal

Has free thought been negated by mass communication?

Lee on Literature In 1964, philosopher and political theorist Herbert Marcuse published a book, One Dimensional Man, which contains the idea of “the Great Refusal.” ... More

Sept. 14, 2017 by Lee Miller

3 Questions

with Luis Tapia

3 Questions With the release of the book Borderless: The Art of Luis Tapia earlier this year, sculptor Tapia celebrates a career spanning more than four decades and, in the process, creates a retrospective anyone should be proud of.
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Sept. 20, 2017 by Alex De Vore

7 Days


7 Days News plus jokes equals the original listicle.
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Sept. 20, 2017 by SFR

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 Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity. ... More

Sept. 20, 2017 by SFR

Savage Love

Dicks Deluxe

Savage Love I am a 35-year-old straight guy. I met a nice lady through the normal methods, and we hit it off and have grown closer. I think we are both considering “taking it to the next level.” We are on the same intellectual wavelength, enjoy the same soci ... More

Sept. 20, 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

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Sept. 19, 2017 by SFR


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