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Letters to the Editor


January 18, 2017, 12:00 am

Picks, December 21: “Auld Lang Fine!”

Meh-Ow Wolf

Maybe it was the boring house music, or maybe it was the fact that the venue was actually a gym, but there was something very high-school-prom about Meow Wolf’s whole New Year’s party this year. And at a $40 cover, it wasn’t cute.

Let me just say, I’m not a hater. I’ve been to the House of Eternal Return 11 times. I’ve been a huge supporter of what you [Meow Wolf] do, but I also think the time has come to admit you’re getting too big for your britches.

It honestly felt very smug. It felt like you knew that you could put your brand on anything and we would turn up with cash in hand, that you could charge $11 for the tiniest splash of Champagne and we would line up for it. And I guess you were right; we did.

But I’d like to offer you this challenge: We’ve given you our accolades and our money, now it’s time for you to hear our criticism. Even in a big city, the fun New Year’s parties don’t even cost half that and usually involve a free Champagne toast at midnight. Don’t assume you are the only party in town. There are a lot of people in this town doing a lot of fun things. Remember, you first made a name for yourself by exceeding our expectations. If you think now is the time for you to rest on your laurels, you’ve got it twisted. Now is your chance to really impress us, but I’ll admit I’m gonna be skeptical. Sorry, but it’s time to step that pussy up.

Zak Young
Santa Fe

Paper Changes, Jan. 4:

Up the Font Size, Bro

I applaud the new changes with the recycled paper: No staples and the soy-based ink! I read the paper version every week, and have for many years; however, I noticed that the font has become much smaller on certain pages like Letters, and honestly, for those with older eyes like me, it’s very hard to see. Please consider upping the minimum font size just a bit for everything in your wonderful, always enjoyable, always enlightening weekly look at Santa Fe!

Patte Lebovit
Santa Fe

Editor’s Note: We did notice some pages could use some adjusting, and changed some font sizes throughout the paper. How does this size text work for you?

Cover, Jan. 4: “Action!”

Don’t Forget Steve

Thank you for the shortlist of film productions shot in and around Santa Fe, and your shout-out to the everyday people who make their living in the film business. Missing from the list is the Sundance Jury Prize-winning romantic comedy, The Tao of Steve. ... It was also helmed and crewed by talented New Mexicans who work in our dynamic film industry. It was written, directed, and produced by Santa Feans. This feature was a truly home-grown production, not to mention one of the few films directed by a woman.

N Dickenson
Santa Fe

Food, January 4: “Tuna, Tuna Everywhere”


It would be more appropriate if food articles in SFR focused on genuinely sustainable and compassionate food choices and not animal foods, as in the recent “trendy tuna” piece.

For readers thinking that yellowfin tuna was long ago deemed “dolphin-safe,” you are in for a shock. With loopholes in international law, big enough for trawlers to pass through, 95 percent of yellowfins sold in the US are actually associated with high dolphin mortality rates (according to Marine Science Today). Since yellowfins tend to congregate under schools of dolphins for “protection” from predators, trawler captains exploit this very relationship to pinpoint their location. This accounts for the simultaneous massacre of both species.

If it isn’t enough that highly intelligent dolphins are murdered for taste buds, unintended sharks, turtles and other marine life (some endangered) are seized as well. As miles-long purse seine nets are drawn closed and then hoisted aboard ships, the life is crushed out of anyone not drowned and still struggling for freedom.

It would truly be “trendy” if our best Santa Fe chefs would put their creative minds to work making an equally delicious delicacy from plant-based sources. This is where the future is, so why not now?

James Corcoran
Santa Fe

News, January 11:“Women’s March on Washington”

Still Feelin’ the Bern

I will not attend [the Women’s March on Washington in Santa Fe]. My rights, as a Hispanic female, were denied during the presidential primaries. The night before New Mexico voted in the primaries, the media, the feminist-led DNC and superdelegates declared Hillary Clinton the Democratic presidential nominee. They suppressed the vote of millions of women who fought so hard in Bernie Sanders’ campaign for president. ... A secret caucus of superdelegates, many of them powerful women, decided the election before I voted, basically telling us, “The election is over!”

Now they want me to march. For what? ... “Bernie or Bust” was not a campaign slogan. It was a march for justice.

Judy C de Baca
via Facebook


The date of the New Mexico Platinum Music Awards Ceremony was listed incorrectly (“And the Winner Is...”, Jan. 11). The event will be held July 21. SFR regrets the error.

SFR will correct factual errors online and in print. Please let us know if we make a mistake, or 988-7530.

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.


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