Dec. 20, 2014

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Sorrow & Hope

A conversation about the past, present and future of AIDS with a scientist hunting for a vaccine

40th Anniversary Photographs of microscopic organisms line the walls of the Institute of Human Virology entryway. Resembling modern abstract paintings, these framed images of colorful cells are at the root of the deadliest pandemic of our time—HIV ... More

Dec. 09, 2014 by Laura Laing

Farolito Power: Wicks or Watts?

40th Anniversary The traditional decorations that line walkways and building tops throughout New Mexico at Christmas time may all look the same to the untrained eye. ... More

Dec. 02, 2014 by Kathleen Townsend

Who Is Advertising for Babies?

Out-of-state classifieds are being placed in New Mexico newspapers

40th Anniversary New Mexico babies are being openly advertised for and adopted by childless couples in New York and other states—and it’s all perfectly legal.
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Nov. 25, 2014 by Kate McGraw

The Unknown Toll: We’ll Never Know

When 33 deaths were announced, it was just a guess

40th Anniversary Of all the questions to rise from the blackened debris and blood-smeared chambers of the February 1980 New Mexico prison riot, none would be more haunting than the uncertainty about how many men actually died during the horror. ... More

Nov. 17, 2014 by SFR

Riding the Jackalope

40th Anniversary In 1984, a national business journal numbered Jackalope Pottery 329 on a list of the 500 fastest growing American businesses. ... More

Nov. 11, 2014 by Coleman Cornelius

Farewell to Quasimodo

40th Anniversary The sounds of Santa Fe are not unlike the sounds of other cities, consisting mainly of traffic and the occasional blast of rock music coming from a tape deck of a cruising car. ... More

Oct. 28, 2014 by Stephen W. Terrell

An Army of Ones and Zeros

A week in the online Army

40th Anniversary By Zane Fischer On my first day of basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia, I’m given an M16 and told to attempt to qualify as an infantry marksman. I’m nervous because I’ve never actually fired the weapon before and the voice of the drill ser ... More

Nov. 03, 2014 by Zane Fischer

Notary Public: The Insider

He Who Hurrahs Last Hurrahs Best

40th Anniversary The classic horse race to the wire seems to have been won by a nose, but Bruce King’s razor-thin margin cannot give much comfort to the old pols who call the shots on the fortunes of the Democratic party in this state.
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Oct. 21, 2014 by SFR

The Oldest Old (And Others)

40th Anniversary Two old people were sitting in their living room. They had been together for 60 years. Maybe 65 years. ... More

Oct. 14, 2014 by Dennis Jarrett

First Place Nonfiction: Better Than Slick Rock

40th Anniversary If you want more than the usual slick rock and slot canyon experience in Southern Utah, here’s how, based on my experience, to do it.
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Oct. 07, 2014 by George Amos

Fight or Flight

New Mexico’s battered women have options—but do any of them work?

40th Anniversary For her 21st birthday, Jennie Strickland got a black eye for disagreeing with her boyfriend about their unborn baby’s name. ... More

Sept. 30, 2014 by Maya Sinha