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Eating Wrong

End Game: Does Amavi's closing foretell the fate of youth culture?

Food Writing “Amavi is closed until further notice,” Megan Tucker, the restaurant’s petite, auburn-haired former executive chef, announces upon sitting down. We’re in a corner of the former Corazón space,

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger


What a restaurant's closing means for Santa Fe's culinary economy

Food Writing I’m sitting at the bar in Tomme, restaurateur Maria “Max” Renteria’s latest venture, eating the best goddamned burger I’ve had in a long time. It’s not the biggest, but it is the best.Rent

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger

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A More Perfect PRC

Local News Long before Jerome Block Jr.’s third arrest for violating the conditions of his drug court program, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission had problems. In 2007, former Commissioner David King was convic...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger

Swiss Bliss

It's not nightlife, but the Swiss Bakery makes a mean meat plate

Food Writing My dad is a fount of bad jokes. In general, his jokes fall into three categories: painful puns, dirty jokes and humor at our family’s expense.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger

One Year of Susana

Features On a sunny Saturday in March 2010, Republican candidates and supporters thronged the halls of the Albuquerque Hilton. That morning, New Mexico’s Republican gubernatorial field seemed every bit as wide-open as...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger

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Taxonomy: Who wants a tax cut?

Local News On Jan. 5, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez proudly announced—per her press release—that the state’s “fiscal house is back in order.” She also introduced her budget proposal for fiscal year 2013, trump...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger

The Fire Next Time

Las Conchas is over. How do we move forward?

Features If a tree falls in the woods, is it a catastrophe? On June 26, it was.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger

Lines in the Suit

New Mexico redistricting grinds through the courts

Features In New Mexico, the once-a-decade exercise of redistricting—redrawing the boundaries of the state’s political districts—is giving lawmakers and political junkies a dose of déjà vu.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger, April Lipinski

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Legal Tender: For some law firms, state contracting is a lucrative business

Local News On Dec. 5, just a block from the state capitol, the trial began to determine the shape of New Mexico’s new legislative districts. Redistricting actually begins with the Legislature, which approved several pla...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger

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Local News, Nov. 02

Local News On Nov. 3, the city’s planning commission will consider a proposal to eliminate (technically, “reduce by 100 percent”) residential development impact fees for two years. The plan’s sponsors, City Counci...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger
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