Aug. 20, 2017

Indian Market Fashion Roundup

Bed Head Late summer in Santa Fe is lovely. The high desert transforms to its greenest state, lavender bushes thrive and wildflowers dot the aspen forests.

Aug. 16, 2017 by Maria Egolf-Romero

In-visvim-incible

Meticulous Japanese artisan has opened a flagship store in Santa Fe

Bed Head You know that revolution/reclamation thing that’s happened in the food industry over the past decade?

Aug. 02, 2017 by Maria Egolf-Romero

This Wood’s Really Doing It For Us

Bed Head Aviva Baumann, maker and founder of Twig, a local business producing earrings from recycled materials and reclaimed woods, is an artist who sees potential for beauty where others do not.

July 19, 2017 by Maria Egolf-Romero

You may be slacking on the most important part of your skin care routine

Bed Head Barbecues, swimming adventures and porch lounging are the highlights of summer. But the mini sundresses, shorts and swimsuits you don to these events may leave you with one nasty parting gift: sunburn.

July 05, 2017 by Maria Egolf-Romero

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.

June 21, 2017 by Maria Egolf-Romero

You’re Welcome at Wanderer

Bed Head The first day I breezed into Wanderer in Taos is a day I remember well. My boyfriend and I had driven north to enjoy the mountain roads and lunch in a different space. It was spring 2016 and the weather was unseasonably warm.

June 07, 2017 by Maria Egolf-Romero

Summer 2017 Trends in 1960s Garments

Bed Head Bohemian style is ever-present. Beyond cliché staples (tie-dye, peace sign earrings), there are entire companies dedicated to marketing lazy-polished earth-mama wear.

May 24, 2017 by Maria Egolf-Romero

Turns out that silk trend is good for the planet, too

Bed Head Upon hearing the terms “organic” or “fair-trade” applied to clothing, you may be tempted to pull a little eye roll. But, sadly, the fashion industry is truly hurting our planet.

May 10, 2017 by Maria Egolf-Romero

A Happy Movement Don’t You Know That I’m Loco

Bed Head As a famous chocolatier once posited, if you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it. This is also the mindset of designer Jeremy Salazar, aka the mind behind Happy Loco.

April 26, 2017 by Maria Egolf-Romero

Kimonomoji: Wrap Yourself in Happiness

Bed Head There is something about a social prescription for acceptability (like the abhorrence for wearing white after Labor Day) that feels weighty and restrictive, especially when it comes to fashion.

April 12, 2017 by Maria Egolf-Romero

Adios…

Blue Corn Hey, Bob! I just heard your column is going away! Can that really be? I’m afraid it is. This is the final Blue Corn.

Feb. 01, 2017 by Robert Basler

Are You Taking Requests Today?

Blue Corn As Game of Thrones fans know, winter is coming. Wait, it’s already here. And Santa Fe residents may already have noticed that snow and ice are lingering on some streets far longer than they should, thanks to the city’s financial woes.

Jan. 25, 2017 by Robert Basler

It’s News to Me…

Blue Corn Happy New Year, Bob! I’m seeing a lot of stuff about the role fake news played in the presidential election. You must be very proud, since that’s your line of work.

Jan. 04, 2017 by Robert Basler

A Dickens of a Santa Fe Tale

Blue Corn Christmas in Santa Fe. Farolitos glowed on the rooftops. On the Plaza, a million lights punctuated the night, reminding us of all that is good in the season. But Ebenezer Scrooge was having none of it.

Dec. 21, 2016 by Robert Basler

Show me your papers!

Gimme shelter

Blue Corn Bob, I know you follow social issues closely. I heard that Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales was on Fox News, defending sanctimonious cities. What’s up with that? No, not sanctimonious.

Dec. 07, 2016 by Robert Basler

Singing Santa Fe’s Praises

Those bright farolitos, remind me of Cheetos…

Blue Corn This seems an appropriate topic for the issue in which SFR celebrates writing. Every so often, I look around Santa Fe and ask myself, Why aren’t there any great songs about this place? I mean, open your eyes. It’s gorgeous here.

Nov. 23, 2016 by Robert Basler

Just Shoot Him!

You want more blood, anybody?

Blue Corn Sometimes journalists move around and sample different beats to broaden their experience. In line with that, my editor recently asked me to try my hand at reviewing movies.

Nov. 09, 2016 by Robert Basler

Smoke gets in your eyes

An old Santa Fe flame

Blue Corn A concept we have to get our minds around if we live in these parts—in addition to remembering to say “in these parts” as often as possible—is the notion of the “prescribed burn.”

Oct. 26, 2016 by Robert Basler

The Ragin’ Pagans!

Pack up all your cares and woes

Blue Corn Just last month, Santa Feans celebrated that singular event that sets us apart from every other city. No, I’m not referring to adding our 4,000th yoga studio.

Oct. 12, 2016 by Robert Basler

Big Announcement

The end of something…

Blue Corn Hey, Bob! You must be getting excited now. It’s really getting close! It sure is, isn’t it? Uh, what’s getting close?

Sept. 28, 2016 by Robert Basler

Give Up on Your Stupid Dream

Born Here “Like a death of the heart Jesus, where do I start? But you’re still the one pool where I’d happily drown.” -LCD Soundsystem (suggested soundtrack) The time has come, friends, for me to move on.

March 02, 2016 by Miljen Aljinovic

Stone Cold Bummer

Born Here For most, Groundhog Day is the first sign that winter will soon be ending; that from Feb. 2 forward, the sun will become brighter and warmer, and things might start looking up. For me, that’s the day after Valentine’s Day.

Feb. 10, 2016 by Miljen Aljinovic

Melting Pot

Born Here “One of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather who manages to get people to let them do it to them.” —Douglas Adams

Jan. 27, 2016 by Miljen Aljinovic

Chain of Command

Born Here I’ve been talking a lot recently about how much more progress we could make, as a community, if we stopped bickering about the things we disagree on and started taking proactive action on subjects where there is consensus.

Jan. 13, 2016 by Miljen Aljinovic

Middle Ground

Born Here I’ve had some interesting conversations in the last week, since challenging you all to reach out and talk to me about whatever you thought was important.

Dec. 23, 2015 by Miljen Aljinovic

Taking Sides

Born Here I’m not generally one to issue retractions, and while I stand by my overall point from my last column—I may have been a little hard on the old white people.

Dec. 09, 2015 by Miljen Aljinovic

Not in My Yard

Born Here I’ve complained a lot in private conversations, as far back as I can remember, about the political climate in Santa Fe, and how it seems to favor a minority of wealthy, retired, white transplants that hide in the hills above downtown.

Nov. 25, 2015 by Miljen Aljinovic

Clown Car Go Boom

Born Here Friends, we need to sit and talk for a few minutes about the Republicans. I’m a little worried for them.

Nov. 11, 2015 by Miljen Aljinovic

My Private Eschaton

Born Here As we’ve briefly discussed before, much of my day-to-day life is tempered by a constant struggle with anxiety and depression.

Oct. 28, 2015 by Miljen Aljinovic

Brave New Romance

Born Here Of all the strange new things that shape the way we interact, I think Tinder may be the most interesting.

Oct. 14, 2015 by Miljen Aljinovic

Charlottesville and the Shattering of America

Eyewitness accounts to the protests and carnage that could be Anytown, USA

Democracy in Crisis Right-wing militia types wielding assault rifles and wearing MAGA patches on paramilitary uniforms roamed through the crowd. ... It felt like something horrible would happen.

Aug. 13, 2017 by Baynard Woods

Raising Hell in the Halls of Power

Activist Medea Benjamin doesn’t stop working long enough to reflect much on her long career

Democracy in Crisis Medea Benjamin, the firebrand activist and author of a dozen-odd books, looks surprisingly small in the midst of a lunchtime crowd.

July 21, 2017 by Baynard Woods

Video Evidence

Police body cam video reveals details about Inauguration Day ‘kettling’ of protesters

Democracy in Crisis In police body-camera footage obtained by Democracy in Crisis, the scene in Washington, DC, on Jan. 20, 2017 shows the war zone our nation really is right now.

July 17, 2017 by Baynard Woods

A DeMinted Constitutional Convention?

Prominent conservative signs on for attempt to change the Constitution

Democracy in Crisis In the early years of the Obama era, then-Senator Jim DeMint embodied a series of contradictions in the American character.

July 12, 2017 by Baynard Woods

Outrage and Ecstasy

Queer dance party descends on Mitch McConnell’s house in anger over health care repeal

Democracy in Crisis  A swanky stretch of C Street near the Capitol in Washington D.C. is blocked by a raucous crowd dancing in front of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s house on an unseasonably cool summ

June 29, 2017 by Baynard Woods

Dream Darker

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

Democracy in Crisis 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.

June 21, 2017 by Baynard Woods

The Opposite of Love

Here's the Thing A person much older and wiser than myself once told me, “It’s not hatred that’s the opposite of love, it’s indifference.” I was 22 at the time, and I didn’t really get the point my mentor was trying to make.

Feb. 17, 2016 by Andrea L Mays

An Ounce of Prevention

Here's the Thing At the outset, let me say that I make no excuses for those who engage in criminal behavior. If you break the law, particularly if it is knowingly done, you should expect to assume the consequences.

Feb. 03, 2016 by Andrea L Mays

A Manufactured Crisis

Here's the Thing There’s a saying where I come from that warns those seeking to stir up trouble in peaceful and productive situations: Don’t start nothin’, there won’t be nothin'.

Jan. 20, 2016 by Andrea L Mays

So We Try: On Parenting

Here's the Thing Well-intentioned, hypervigilant parents are a class of people who could qualify for protection by the federal government. Why?

Jan. 06, 2016 by Andrea L Mays

A Working Life

Here's the Thing Americans put a lot of stock in the “work” we do. Work is a great source of our pride.

Dec. 16, 2015 by Andrea L Mays

Real ID Crisis Is Forked Up

Here's the Thing In chess, the move is called a fork. A player advances a piece, or develops a play, in such a way that it can potentially capture two of an opponent’s highly valued pieces.

Nov. 18, 2015 by Andrea L Mays

We Shouldn’t Move

Here's the Thing Watching New Mexico Public Education Department officials continue to justify PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) testing reminds me of that joke, “What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?”

Nov. 04, 2015 by Andrea L Mays

Leave the Light On

Here's the Thing The brisk mornings, shorter days and chilly evening air announce that autumn has at last arrived in Santa Fe. And, as day doth follow night, with these changes come the higher costs to light and heat our homes.

Oct. 21, 2015 by Andrea L Mays

Murderous Excuses

Here's the Thing Last month, the Violence Policy Center released a report that opened with the following information: According to the US Department of Justice, “women are more likely to be victims of violent crimes committed by intimate partners than men, especial

Oct. 07, 2015 by Andrea L Mays

Judge Teachers Honorably

Here's the Thing Since 2009, 39 states and the District of Columbia have required that teacher evaluations be tied to student performance on standardized tests. And ours, of course, is one of them.

Sept. 16, 2015 by Andrea L Mays

You Were Warned

As Comey stings from the axe, consider that George Washington foretold the danger of coziness with business

Lee on Literature Following his first term as the United States President, George Washington drafted a letter declining another term in office.

May 11, 2017 by Lee Miller

It Can’t Happen Here

Sinclair Lewis classic predicts life under Trump

Lee on Literature Donald Trump’s ascendency to the American Presidency is strikingly similar to the rise of Buzz Windrip, a fictional politician in Sinclair Lewis’ novel It Can’t Happen Here (1935).

Jan. 19, 2017 by Lee Miller

Dostoevsky Deconstructs The Donald

Lee on Literature The philosophical cornerstone of Fydor Dostoevsky’s writing is “egoism,” a consuming self-consciousness with an overwhelming desire to continually express one’s superiority over others

Nov. 07, 2016 by Lee Miller

Lee on Literature | Hillary Clinton and Huey Long

Get insights to hate toward Clinton from 1946 novel based on Louisiana politician

Lee on Literature Despite more experience in the highest levels of government than any other presidential candidate in modern history and a composed demeanor amidst increasingly absurd (and sexist) assaults, why do s

Oct. 18, 2016 by Lee Miller

Lee on Literature | Muhammad Ali: A Modern Lord Byron

Lee on Literature Struggles for human justice are not new, as the great Muhammad Ali and Lord Byron confronted similar racism and sexism in their respective eras.

Aug. 16, 2016 by Lee Miller

Lee on Literature: Catch-22 of the US Presidential Election

Primary season shows a process flooded with examples of inescapable paradoxes

Lee on Literature “It’s ridiculous that we have this kind of money in politics,” actor George Clooney stated after raising $15 million for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign this month.

May 05, 2016 by Lee Miller

Mother Tongue | Other Mothers' Voices

Essays from teen moms

Mother Tongue Students in this year’s Mother Tongue English III/IV class at Capital High School present their essays.

July 20, 2017 by Lauren Whitehurst

Mother Tongue | Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Letter-writing activities have lasting effect

Mother Tongue My favorite cubbies when I was little were in an antique mail-sorting unit in a neighbor’s basement.

April 18, 2017 by Lauren Whitehurst

When Bullies Win

How do we parents navigate the territory between our reality and our children’s?

Mother Tongue Our numbers became visible to 9-year-old Theo when we reached the Santa Fe Plaza. Before then, he couldn’t see the size of our local Women’s March on Washington crowd.

Feb. 17, 2017 by Lauren Whitehurst

Mother Tongue | Other Mothers' Voices

Essays by teens who are both parents and high school students

Mother Tongue Mother Tongue is at its best as a forum for many parents’ voices. I am excited to share the thoughts and perspectives of seven young moms on issues of parenting, health, time management,  discovering goals, planning for the future and summoning the courage to make it through rough days.

July 11, 2016 by Lauren Whitehurst

Mother Tongue | The Deciders

The way we talk to people shows we respect them

Mother Tongue We want them to ask questions and challenge us when they don’t agree. We also want them to respect their family, teachers and peers. The way we talk to people shows we respect them. The way we discuss rules—and why they’re important to families, classrooms and communities—is also about respecting each other, even in disagreement.

April 28, 2016 by Lauren Whitehurst

Savage Love

Quickies

Savage Love I’ve been wondering: Since there are lesbians out there who occasionally crave cock, does the reverse also happen? Are there gay men who occasionally crave pussy?

Aug. 16, 2017 by Dan Savage

Savage Love

Commit to Something

Savage Love My boyfriend of eight months, K, and I are polyamorous. We started the relationship on that foot, and for a while I was the partner he spent the most time with. There have been ups and downs, but overall our relationship is solid and loving.

Aug. 09, 2017 by Dan Savage

Savage Love

Crossed Dressers

Savage Love My wife has been seriously ill for three years, and I have been her sole caregiver.

Aug. 02, 2017 by Dan Savage

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.

July 26, 2017 by Dan Savage

Savage Love

Come Again

Savage Love I’m a 35-year-old straight woman, recently married, and everything is great. But I have been having problems reaching orgasm.

July 19, 2017 by Dan Savage

Savage Love

Scrubs

Savage Love I’m a gay medical student with a medical fetish, and I can’t even open up to my therapist about this. I think the fetish started when I was young; I was once in the hospital and given a suppository for a fever.

July 12, 2017 by Dan Savage

Savage Love

Sacrifice

Savage Love I’m a 29-year-old straight woman facing a dilemma. I dated this guy about a year ago, and in many ways he was exactly the guy I was looking for. The main hitch was sexual.

July 05, 2017 by Dan Savage

Savage Love

The Music Box

Savage Love I had a great time at the live taping of the Savage Lovecast at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre. Audience members submitted questions on cards, and I tackled as many questions as I could over two hours.

June 28, 2017 by Dan Savage

Savage Love

Sneakers

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.

June 21, 2017 by Dan Savage

Savage Love

Virgin Territory

Savage Love I’m almost 30 and I’m a virgin. I’m an overweight, straight-ish guy (I’m attracted to a few men, but those cases are exceedingly rare).

June 14, 2017 by Dan Savage

Bigger than School

Why the perfect school system is out of reach—and always will be

School Reformed It’s been five years since SFR published my first column. I wrote about Brandon Brown, a former student of mine who walked across the graduation stage at Monte del Sol Charter School, received his diploma to loud applause, then died drunk.

Dec. 31, 2014 by Seth Biderman

Pick the Best Answer

Rethinking parent choice for standardized tests

School Reformed There’s a lot of talk these days, in the world of public education, about “parent choice” and “parent empowerment.”

Oct. 28, 2014 by Seth Biderman

Re-Valuation

Why school reform begins with us

School Reformed Our public school system, after all, is just a vessel, guided by the values of the community in which it sails.

July 29, 2014 by Seth Biderman

The Parent’s Dilemma

How much do you believe in public schools?

School Reformed My wife and I find ourselves confronting a tricky dilemma: Though I believe in the principle of free public education, I’m not feeling good about sending our 4-year-old daughter to the neighborhood public school for kindergarten in 2015. 

April 29, 2014 by Seth Biderman

Safe and Sound

Where school safety and sound education meet

School Reformed It’s a terrifying statistic, and not only for those of us who send our children to school every day, but also for the educators and lawmakers who hold the professional and moral responsibility of keeping our schools safe.

Jan. 29, 2014 by Seth Biderman

The Schools Push Back

The next step is pushing forward

School Reformed On Dec. 17, in response to state and federal demands that our schools pull themselves up by their bootstraps with a new battery of student tests and teacher evaluations, our local school board pushed

Jan. 01, 2014 by Seth Biderman

What Word?

Keeping the teacher in teaching by resisting the script

School Reformed A local elementary school teacher recently showed me the new manual she has been asked to use to teach reading to her students. I flipped it open and found a column of words, followed by these instruc

Oct. 30, 2013 by Seth Biderman

Why We Shouldn’t Use the Term Sex Slave

Anti-trafficking campaigns often miss the mark on helping victims

SEXed You’ve heard the sex trafficking story before. A woman from a foreign country is brought to live in the US in a dirty apartment and forced to have sex with people until the police step in, she escapes or she dies.

Feb. 04, 2015 by Hunter Riley

Contraception For Men Might Be On Its Way

What it is, how it works and what it means for reproductive freedom

SEXed Science is finally catching up to the 21st century by studying contraception for men that could be available as early as 2017. It’s about time

Jan. 06, 2015 by Hunter Riley

Learning to Break Up

A shame-free approach to ending relationships

SEXed Sex and breaking up have more in common than you might think. Both take a certain level of self-awareness, acceptance and communication to get your needs met. Unfortunately, we do a sub-par job of teaching people how to develop these skills.

Dec. 02, 2014 by Hunter Riley

Let’s Talk About Sex…ual Assault on College Campuses

Why you don’t have to be sorry forgetting real with college students

SEXed It makes me so sad that the University of New Mexico felt the need to apologize for offering sex education to students last month.

Nov. 04, 2014 by Hunter Riley

Addicted to Porn

Clinical psychologist David Ley questions common diagnosis

SEXed We need to start having open, honest discussions about why the problem of so-called porn addiction actually has less to do with titillating material, and more to do with how people use them.

Sept. 30, 2014 by Hunter Riley

Sex in Full Spectrum

Professional training with sex-positive spin comes to Southwestern College

SEXed We give health care workers (and people in general) the most basic information about sex, and that’s it.

Sept. 02, 2014 by Hunter Riley

Losing the Battle

What’s going wrong with the war for reproductive freedom?

SEXed The Supreme Court ruling on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores is a major sign pointing to the way the health and reproductive rights of a woman are not valued in the same way a man’s are. Whether it’s restricting access to abortion or restricting

Aug. 05, 2014 by Hunter Riley

Trans Care

Counselor explains the impact of federal benefits for gender dysphoria treatment

SEXed If you’re basking in your post-Pride glow, add increased access to Medicare services by transgender people as another item on the list of reasons to rejoice!

July 01, 2014 by Hunter Riley

Zoning Regulations Cock Block Sex Shops

Santa Fe’s less-than-friendly zoning regulations make sexy business in Santa Fe hard, and not in a good way

SEXed Santa Fe is home to hundreds of art galleries, restaurants and other businesses that keep locals and tourists happy, healthy and entertained. Yet the city is lacking diversity in one industry: sex. I’m specifically talking about sex shops.

June 03, 2014 by Hunter Riley

Dating and Hooking Up with Technology

How the younger generation usesdating sites and hook-up apps to meet and greet

SEXed Using websites and apps to find a partner is becoming a centerpiece of dating for people in the technology age. 

May 06, 2014 by Hunter Riley

Happier Campers

Website expands camping opportunities in New Mexico, though some listings come buyer-beware

The Enthusiast Roslyn Weiss, a transplant from Boulder who is building a farmstead in Las Trampas, created a Hipcamp profile at hipcamp.com the day her mother told her about the site in March.

Aug. 16, 2017 by Elizabeth Miller

Stealing Ground

Filmmakers working on public lands find commonthreads in divisive issue

The Enthusiast When a trio of college friends from Salt Lake City set out to make a film about legislative efforts to transfer federal lands to state management, they titled it The Heist, expecting to document a theft from the public.

Aug. 02, 2017 by Elizabeth Miller

Picture More People Outdoors

Shifting who sees themselves in outdoor rec is one step toward saving the planet

The Enthusiast When Len Necefer, who grew up in the Navajo Nation, told his friends he had started to do more outdoors than mend fences and herd sheep, their responses sometimes came down to: “Rock climbing? That’s what white people do.”

July 19, 2017 by Elizabeth Miller

Mind for the Mountains

Yoga teacher Tias Little travels to Telluride to talk about a whole different nature of peak asanas

The Enthusiast The arch-yogi, Shiva, was known to practice his asanas and meditate atop mountains in the Himalayas.

July 05, 2017 by Elizabeth Miller

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.

June 21, 2017 by Elizabeth Miller

Ticket to Ride

Angel Fire’s lift-served bike park makes for a love affair for ‘gravity riders’

The Enthusiast Few are the moments a human can start at the top of a 2,000-foot hill and cruise down in a manner that feels like flying. That’s the promise of downhill mountain biking—at least according to its acolytes.

May 24, 2017 by Elizabeth Miller

It’s Really Not About the Bike

Ladies need to gear up, get outdoors and get through it now more than ever

The Enthusiast Let’s start by clearing up a basic misconception: Mountain biking well isn’t solely a product of strength. In fact, it mandates at least an equal share of technique and balance.

May 10, 2017 by Elizabeth Miller

On the Trail Again

Nearly a year ago, trail runner Karen Williams survived a bear attack. It has hardly slowed her down

The Enthusiast She’s decided it was her CamelBak that saved her life. The backpack Karen Williams wore for an ultramarathon through the Valles Caldera in June 2016 intervened when a mother bear attacked her.

April 26, 2017 by Elizabeth Miller

What You and Your Legs Can Do

Race from town to the ski area summit was born of a love of doing hard things, and it’s poised to grow

The Enthusiast After starting with a lap around the Plaza, participants in the Plaza2Peak event then run or bike up Hyde Park Road to the ski basin, where they switch to a ski touring rig used to ascend the ski area to the top of Deception Peak.

April 12, 2017 by Elizabeth Miller

Backyard Canyoneering

Explorations in local slots seek out the best of what New Mexico canyon country has to offer

The Enthusiast The first time Brett Kettering and Daniel Creveling lowered themselves into Pajarito Gorge near White Rock, they had only a vague image of what they were getting into.

March 22, 2017 by Elizabeth Miller

Metaphor and Metamorphosis

The Yawp Barbaric If you have ever watched Sherwin Bitsui recite his poems, you get the feeling he is bringing the news from some other realm—he leans hard into the microphone; his voice is forceful, commanding; his eyes move under their lids like those of someone in the midst of a troubling dream.

Aug. 20, 2014 by Jon Davis

Dramatic Setting

The Yawp Barbaric It’s July in Santa Fe, which means the skies darken most every afternoon and somebody somewhere gets rained on. And sometimes, during the July monsoons, the Institute of American Indian Arts’ campus starts to look like Provence.

July 15, 2014 by Jon Davis

Más Cerca: In search of the authentic

The Yawp Barbaric “Fin de la Fiesta” is a poem that seeks the authentic in an event, the Fiesta de Santa Fe, that sometimes struggles with authenticity, an event with its roots in conquest and branches in commerce.

June 17, 2014 by Jon Davis

Poisoned Well

Using language of commerce and war

The Yawp Barbaric The title of New Mexico State University poet Richard Greenfield’s most recent book, Tracer, is complicated. A tracer can be “a bullet or shell whose course is made visible in flight by a trail of flames or smoke, used to assist in aiming.”

May 20, 2014 by Jon Davis

Then. And Since Then

The Yawp Barbaric When Lou Reed died I revisited Carol Moldaw’s poem Lou Reed in Istanbul, which lets us glimpse the spirit of Lou Reed’s music at work in the world.

April 15, 2014 by Jon Davis

The Crux

The Yawp Barbaric David Mutschlecner, author most recently of Enigma and Light, lives in Los Alamos. He is a devoted reader of poetry and philosophy and a careful viewer of art. 

March 18, 2014 by Jon Davis

Loving the Arcane and Unusual

Metaphorical healing passes from poet to lover

The Yawp Barbaric If your first circle is anything like mine, it overlaps with Pound’s circle to create a small crescent. My knowledge of English is in that crescent, my remedial grasp of history, a dash of Dante, a high school encounter with Homer, brief excursions into the Provençal poets I read because Pound discussed them in his ABCs of Reading.

Feb. 18, 2014 by Jon Davis

Behold, Pointlessness

Law and babble and poetry

The Yawp Barbaric Last Thursday, I listened to four wildly diverse poets read their work aloud. A wonderful opportunity for some of us, was a minor plague, I’m sure, for others. I kept thinking, poor fiction writers and nonfiction writers; poor screenwriters; poor food preparers and bookstore owners; poor student workers wandering through the room.

Jan. 15, 2014 by Jon Davis

Avoidance and Confrontation

Dana Levin takes on women’s rights in the age of spectacle

The Yawp Barbaric One of the qualities I admire in Santa Fe poet Dana Levin’s work is her willingness to address difficult issues head on. In “Moo and Thrall,” the speaker of the poem goes looking for coffee and walks straight into a graphic anti-abortion demonstration.

Dec. 18, 2013 by Jon Davis

Heroine, translator, traitor

Reading poems with Santa Fe’s poet laureate

The Yawp Barbaric MALINCHÉ The native is shorn of the coarse, then cloaked in a brocade ellipsis. She figures this a better vocation than the other thing, the desert chingadera. They tell her, you're no good for

Nov. 19, 2013 by Jon Davis

Dump Frump

unSTYLE Like a precious scarce bloom in the arid wasteland of fashion mediocrity, the haute folks—the style friends, the happy-core kids—are few and far between.

Feb. 01, 2017 by Amy Davis

Weaver Fever

We are all interwoven

unSTYLE Weaving is deep and alive, an ancient and elegant wonder-dipped magic.

Dec. 26, 2016 by Amy Davis, SFR

High Fashion

unSTYLE Sticky. Minty. Green. All covered in a smattering of dusty micro-crystals, viscous resin dew droplets and wild purple-red hairs. Anyone?

Dec. 14, 2016 by Amy Davis

Anger is an Energy

unSTYLE I recently got so friggin’ angry. Wicked enraged. And no, not because of what you may be thinking—it had nothing to do with the election.

Nov. 30, 2016 by Amy Davis

Technocide Bouquet

unSTYLE On one of my many walks through this most glitter-dusted, technicolor city, it occurred to me that something intangible was getting me down.

Nov. 16, 2016 by Amy Davis

Hello, Yellow

unSTYLE Yellow is everywhere this lemon drop-splashed autumn, more brilliant than any fall I have ever witnessed in Santa Fe.

Nov. 02, 2016 by Amy Davis

Lo Que es Viejo es Nuevo

(Old-school, meet new-school)

unSTYLE The creamy early morning sunshine was dripping off the flossy Santa Fe clouds and drenching the adobes with a glow so ethereal and unbelievable that I knew it was time to stretch and carpe diem, baby.

Oct. 19, 2016 by Amy Davis

New York City Art OD

unSTYLE What to wear to an NYC art opening on the hipper-than-hip, gritty-edgy-skuzzy-slimy-grimy Lower East Side? One that they fly you out to and put you up and wine and dine you because it’s showcasing your entire 30-year oeuvre?

Oct. 05, 2016 by Amy Davis

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

unSTYLE A few years ago I was watching a crappy movie-of-the-week with Sienna Miller playing some Hitchcock blonde, and right then and there I decided to go all glowy-snowy.

Sept. 14, 2016 by Amy Davis

I INHALED

unSTYLE OK, Jimmy John’s bananas-nutzo “Free Smells” sign in the window always triggers a snarky guffaw from my heavily glossed kisser. Smells are always free, like it or not.

Aug. 31, 2016 by Amy Davis
 

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