June 24, 2017

Cover Story:

Permanent Collection

Got a tattoo? Welcome to thousands of years of tradition

Features The world’s oldest known tattoos adorn various parts of Ötzi the Iceman, a 5,300-year-old mummy discovered in the Alps on the border of Austria and Italy in 1991.
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June 21, 2017 by Alex De Vore


Behavioral Help

Former county commissioner says a planned mental health center is worth the money

Local News It was almost midnight in August last year when Miguel Chavez’ 24-year-old son came to the door. Chavez and his wife didn’t know he was out of jail.
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June 21, 2017 by Matt Grubs

Hero: A Q&A with Sam Elliott

Sam Elliott reflects on his new film, The Hero

Pop Culture Sam Elliott reflects on his experiences while filming The Hero. ... More

June 22, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Medicaid Meltdown

New Mexico’s Medicaid program will probably get more expensive, but federal health care is the wild card

Local News Very few people outside a small circle of Republican senators know what the hell is happening with health care at the federal level, but any rollback to Medicaid would certainly be disastrous for New Mexico. ... More

June 17, 2017 by Aaron Cantú

Dream Darker

The indictment of journalist Aaron Cantú portends grim future for the First Amendment

Local News Dozens of defendants, each sitting with their own lawyer, fill a Washington, DC, courtroom, looking like college students wearing their nicest clothes for a job interview. It is far more serious than that.
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June 21, 2017 by Baynard Woods

Morning Word: Health Care Battle

Morning Word US Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich say the Republican replacement for Obamacare would slowly quash gains made to the number of insured people in New Mexico. ... More

June 23, 2017 by Matt Grubs

At Least It’s Early!

A need somewhat filled

Food Writing I’m always amazed when I hear about people going downtown for breakfast regularly. First, it’s not cheap; restaurants downtown have downtown prices.
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June 21, 2017 by Michael J Wilson

Sol Position

The sort-of return of a Santa Fe institution

Music Features Producer, DJ, MC and musician Sol Bentley never actually went anywhere—he’s definitely been around. But he did scale back his music-making operations while opening Skylight then transitioning to  Buffalo Thunder’s Shadeh Nightclub. ... More

June 21, 2017 by Alex De Vore

BUST! a Move

Wise Fool circus camp challenges the norm

Art Features “In a society that profits from self-doubt, liking yourself is a radical act.” These words are displayed near a mirror at Wise Fool, the local nonprofit that promotes social justice through circus, puppetry and theater. ... More

June 21, 2017 by Liz Brindley

An Enduring Effort

Llama trekking guide works to defend the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument he campaigned to create

The Enthusiast Stuart Wilde has spent a couple hundred days each year of the last 25 trekking into the canyons along the Rio Grande, where burnt-black volcanic rock soars for hundreds of feet overhead.
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June 21, 2017 by Elizabeth Miller

3 Questions

with Jeffery Pitt

3 Questions Many years ago, your good pal Alex walked into Four Star Tattoos and met artist Jeffrey Pitt. What began as a first tattoo ever (a simple skull) blossomed into a glorious years-long relationship of artwork and friendship and hugs. ... More

June 21, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Weekend Picks: Current Events

Weekend Picks Do fun stuff this weekend! ... More

June 23, 2017 by SFR

Stay Cool, Wear Baskets

Bed Head Summer is about adventure and long, sun-soaked days spent with people you love. It’s a dream made real; time stretches out and slows, the living is easy. But, it’s also hot as hell.
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June 21, 2017 by Maria Egolf-Romero

'Chasing Trane' Review

Jazz for the ages

Movie Reviews Featuring the friends, family and famous fans of John Coltrane (read: Bill Clinton and John Densmore of The Doors fame), the documentary Chasing Trane follows the celebrated jazz man from “country bumpkin” to full-on legend.
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June 21, 2017 by Lauren Thompson

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

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 21, 2017 by SFR

7 Days


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

June 21, 2017 by SFR

Savage Love


Savage Love I am a 34-year-old straight woman. I’m monogamous and have an avoidant attachment style. I’ve been seeing a guy I really like. He’s just my type, the kind of person I’ve been looking for my whole life.
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June 21, 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  ... More

June 21, 2017 by SFR


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