There’s a late-night Chinese restaurant in my former home that my friends and I would hit up after a harsh barhopping sesh. Open well after 2 am, the joint became our official afterparty—chopsticks replaced glow sticks, and MSG did the same for MDMA.
“¡Ay, Chihuahua!” Balloon Man John Dukeminier (stage name John Duke) says as a section of what was meant to be a crown for a child patron bursts. Gliding on comedic momentum, he pops the whole thing and starts an impromptu dance.
A vivid mural by artist Federico Vigil dominates the interior of the Santa Fe County Commission chambers. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of Guadalupe, the fresco is topped with the message: “Equal justice under law.”