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Aspen Glow

If this is the twilight of our forests, you’d better get out and play in them

Local News If you happened to venture outside the city this past weekend, you would have come upon fall’s breathtaking performance: acres of aspen trees fading from green to yellow and gold as the autumn chill creeps do...

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger

Capital Expense

When it comes to political spending, Santa Fe County knows how to make a buck.

Local News In the world of campaign finance, political action committees, or PACs, are key players—and Santa Fe County’s two partisan PACs lead the state in combined fundraising and spending.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger

Spanish Nights

At last, there’s a place to get a late-night bite

Food Writing Here’s how you know you live in Santa Fe: On a recent Sunday evening, the man-friend and I decided to go out to eat. We left the house around 8:15 pm and were seated at the restaurant of our choice by 8:45....

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger

Mike Check

Transforming St. Michael’s Drive, one pop-up beer garden at a time

Local News Close your eyes and imagine walking down St. Michael’s Drive.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger

Girl, Empowered

At 33, Jessica Valenti is helping to spearhead a new, online-oriented, ass-kicking brand of modern feminism

Features Last July, renowned feminist author Erica Jong penned a New York Times op-ed titled “Is Sex Passé?” Sex sells, but the essay was less an exploration of sex than of attitudes about gender equality and femin...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger

Sensual Healing

A skeptic’s stab at integrative healing

Sweat When Dr. Judy Scher asked if she could work on me, I expected to walk out of her office feeling light as a feather, uplifted and sublime—a new version of myself.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger


Q: Where is Santa Fe’s nightlife? A: Facebook

Local News On Monday, Aug. 13, a local named Sam Atakra created* a Facebook event titled “Public Meeting with OTAB about ‘Diminishing Nightlife,’” kicking off a lengthy, impassioned Facebook forum on all things ni...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger

Pound of Flesh

How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat your meat?

Food Writing In Santa Fe, depending on who your companions happen to be, eating meat is either anathema or a prerequisite—particularly in summer, when several pounds of dead flesh and some PBR is pretty much all you nee...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger

Cheeseburger Paradise

Five Star is cheap, authentic and local. Who cares if it’s a chain?

Food Writing Five Star Burgers and I go way back. OK, maybe not wayyy back—but far enough back to the days when I called teaching kids to ski and guiding a raft down the Rio Grande my “job.” (Waitressing at a pizza ...

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger
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