Dec. 20, 2014

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The Gospel According to Shae

GoT’s Sibel Kekilli touches down in Santa Fe to present film, throw back margs with GRRM

Art Features In a casual talk inside GRRM’s Jean Cocteau Cinema, actress Sibel Kekilli opened up to SFR about her Thrones experience, her humanitarian efforts and accepting rides from strangers.
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Dec. 19, 2014 by Enrique Limón

New York Times Investigation Features Gary King

Paper probes attorneys general shopping out litigation to private firms

Local News The New York Times put Gary King right at the top of its investigation into "a flourishing industry that pairs plaintiffs’ lawyers with state attorneys general to sue companies."  ... More

Dec. 19, 2014 by Justin Horwath

Labs On The Naughty List

Watchdog groups urge feds to block incentives for Sandia and LANL

Local News Two watchdog organizations don't want to see the state's two national labs get their Christmas bonuses. ... More

Dec. 19, 2014 by Joey Peters

Power Play

City Council divided on energy future

Local News A new energy plan for the City of Santa Fe sponsored by at least two city councilors is creating tension with supporters of a different plan that calls for the city to study replacing Public Service Company of New Mexico with a municipal utility company. ... More

Dec. 16, 2014 by Justin Horwath

Which Milk

Practices on New Mexico conventional dairies’ factory farms are hard to swallow

Features Milk cartons and dairy co-op websites feature drawings or photographs of lovely cows standing in lush green pastures and shots of farmers, smiling, standing with an arm around a cow.
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Dec. 16, 2014 by Joseph Sorrentino

George RR Martin Talks North Korea, Unveils Dragonstone Studios

Author’s latest endeavor takes over old Desert Academy space

Arts Valve In a candid chat, the Bayonne, NJ, native opened up about his ever-growing memorabilia collection, North Korea, his plans on taking Game of Thrones’ Sibel Kekilli for a night on the town and Monopoly.
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Dec. 18, 2014 by Enrique Limón

If They Build It

End of first phase for new Southside park delayed until next summer

Local News The first phase in construction of a long-awaited public park on Santa Fe’s Southside was supposed to be completed three months ago. Instead, construction will likely continue into next year. ... More

Dec. 16, 2014 by Joey Peters

Pass the Bottle

Born Here “The whole thing is bullshit. It’s bullshit because they’re putting all the responsibility on the low man on the totem pole.” In case it’s not already clear, this man is talking about New Mexico’s alcohol service laws.
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Dec. 16, 2014 by Miljen Aljinovic

Book ’em, Raaga

For new cookbook, chef “Paddy” finds inspiration close to home

Food Writing Santa Fe is lucky to have so many great chef/restaurant owners and pen-wielding gastronomes at its disposal. We are spoiled, really, by the breadth of cuisine to be eaten and celebrated in a mid-sized, landlocked berg.
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Dec. 16, 2014 by Rob DeWalt

Small Bites

Eat at Izanami and SweetWater Harvest Kitchen

Small Bites Hungry for more? Read bite-sized restaurant reviews every week. Our 2015 Restaurant Guide is out! Pick it up at over 50 locations across town. ... More

Dec. 17, 2014 by SFR

You’re Doing it Wrong

How to suck at music and alienate people

Music Features Amid claims that I’ve lost my touch and gone soft (guess I can’t fucking win with you guys, huh?), I’ve decided to dedicate the entirety of my column this week to people who I think are doing music wrong.
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Dec. 16, 2014 by Alex De Vore

Nonprofit Says City Council's Secret Discussions Violated Law

Discussion of homeless shelter lease precisely type of executive session law intended to prevent, says nonprofit

Local News City Council's "extensive discussions concerning possible relocation" of the emergency homeless shelter from its current 2801 Cerrrillos Road location that took place in a secret Dec. 10 meeting was "impermissible" under the Open Meetings Act, says nonprofit.  ... More

Dec. 17, 2014 by Justin Horwath

Campaign Reform

Ethics board says young public campaign finance system need work

Local News Remember the Santa Fe 2014 municipal election? And how spending by political action committees counteracted the first mayoral test of public campaign financing?
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Dec. 17, 2014 by Joey Peters

Christmas for the Birds

Local Audubon holds state’s oldest citizen science project with winter bird count

Local News Forget about partridges in pear trees. Bring on the juncos in junipers. Between now and Jan. 5 2015, a dedicated group of local volunteer bird enthusiasts will brave the pre-dawn cold to participate i ... More

Dec. 17, 2014 by Zoe Baillargeon

Workfare Without Work

40th Anniversary The new national welfare reform law, passed in August, has a title right out of Horatio Alger: “The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act.”
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Dec. 16, 2014 by Kay Bird

3 Questions

with Doug Swagerty

3 Questions Christ Church performs The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Executive Pastor Doug Swagerty explains what drew him to the seasonal comedy.
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Dec. 17, 2014 by Emily Zak

Do the Right Thing

‘Tis the season for giving back

Picks For many, Christmas is that time of the year where we harass our friends and family into buying us cool stuff.
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Dec. 17, 2014 by Alex De Vore

Letters to the Editor


Letters to the Editor Email to Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity.
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Dec. 16, 2014 by SFR

7 Days


7 Days Been under a rock for the last week? Here's what you missed. SFR's 7 Days is your one-stop shop for all the news that happens in and around Northern New Mexico. ... More

Dec. 16, 2014 by SFR

You Can’t Escape the Babadook

'The Babadook' is so good I’m spouting its propaganda

Yay The Babadook is a psychological drama about the worst parts of ourselves, and whether we choose to give in to the worst parts of ourselves. ... More

Dec. 16, 2014 by David Riedel

Oh, Enough

Let’s hope 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' sits on its own sword

Barf The Battle of the 144 Minutes I’ll Never Get Back became the epitome of everything shitty about the 2014 movie year. ... More

Dec. 16, 2014 by David Riedel

Street View


Street View Send what you see to or  share it on social media with #SFRstreetview for a chance to win movie passes to the CCA Cinematheque. ... More

Dec. 16, 2014 by SFR



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Dec. 16, 2014 by SFR