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Alex De Vore has the blues

Winter Guide In response to this guy who got in my face at the grocery store with a diatribe about how I have no right to be a music critic since I’m not a musician myself, I decided to attend the open mic at Second Stree...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Alex De Vore

Frito Pie in the Sky

Lowbrow New Mexican to fatten you up

Winter Guide The New Mexico heraldic crest, if it had one, would probably feature Christmas chiles, a West Side Locos tag, hot air balloons and a bolo tie. And don’t forget the Frito pie, surrounded by fleur-de-lis to cla...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Wren Abbott

Red Chile Vacation Bible School

…finding God in a chile relleno

Winter Guide I moved to Santa Fe nine years ago. Should I have formally immersed myself in the regional cooking methods? Should I have signed up for a class at the Santa Fe School of Cooking back in 2002?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Candace Walsh


End of the world or great spa opportunity?

Winter Guide Pondering a doomsday 2012 scenario, I wondered which Santa Fe offering I would visit if I had only 24 hours to go. Then it hit me: Were I facing inevitable death, I’d want to be as relaxed as possible.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Joey Peters

Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy

Rob Wilder playing in a band? Only in Madrid

Winter Guide Before tweens and hillbillies started singing that horrid Nickelback anthem, it was the secret dream of most writers to play in a rock ’n’ roll band. Some authors, including Rick Moody, Stephen King and eve...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Rob Wilder

Winter Guide 2010

Warm Meals, Hot Drinks and Lots of Cool Parties

Winter Guide As anyone who survived the Endless Winter of 2009 knows, short, cold days and long, cold nights require a game plan. And, like most of life’s experiences (falling in love, winning the lottery, surviving t...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 SFR

'Tis the Season All Year Long

Any time of year is a good time for giving

Winter Guide The holidays are a great time to remember those less fortunate—but it seems like everyone chooses the holidays as the time to remember and, the rest of the year, they forget.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Charlotte Jusinski, Ramon A Lovato

You're Welcome

One vegetarian Thanksgiving for one weird family, coming up!

Winter Guide I’m an unapologetic omnivore, but a nice sister and daughter. For Thanksgiving this year, my weird, painfully nontraditional, vegetarian family is flying out to Santa Fe. And I’m not going to seques...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Rani Molla

Inner Warmth

Say hello to sweater, mitten and whiskey weather

Winter Guide The weather outside is frightful…but know what makes a cozy fire even more delightful? One of winter’s warming cocktails, perfect for a long day spent skiing—or, if you don’t swing

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

Theoretically Jewish

A non-practicing Jew seeks the essence of Hanukkah

Winter Guide Growing up, I lived in a household with parents of different faiths—who had, in their own way, moved on from the traditional Judeo-Christian environments in which they’d been raised—who didn&r...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Ramon A Lovato
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