Jan. 22, 2017
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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.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 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.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 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.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 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....

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 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.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 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.”

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 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.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 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?

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Robert Basler

Keep your trousers on, Billy!

Suspending disbelief?

Blue Corn Gather ’round, history buffs, it’s time for another rip-roaring tale of Billy the Kid. New Mexico sort of owns Billy, since he fought, killed and died here. He even spent a few months jailed in Santa Fe, b...

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Robert Basler

You Want Art With That?

Look, it’s the Wienermobile!

Blue Corn It was a near tragedy. A family from Muncie, Indiana, was shopping for art on Santa Fe’s legendary Canyon Road last March when the mother suddenly keeled over from hunger!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Robert Basler
 
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