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A Latina By Any Other Name

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 12.21.2016 | Latino Voices
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

A Latina by any other name would still be a Latina. That means a Latina with the last name O'Briant which sure sounds Irish can still be a Latina. Con...

"Duke of Oil"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.04.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima It's not every day that you get the oil changed in your car (in fact, it's every 3,000 miles) and drive away feeling like you've just...

The Opposite Of Darkness

Aimee Liu | Posted 07.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Aimee Liu

Why does this story matter? Because of the feeling. Because of the love. Because Carolyn Hall Young embodies the opposite of darkness, and because you...

2016 Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 05.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

Chicago Gay Pride Parade photo by C. Robertson Break out the white shoes and rainbow flags. This weekend isn't just the unofficial start...

What Is Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD)?

Tessie Castillo | Posted 05.25.2016 | Crime
Tessie Castillo

Seattle police officers got a surprise the day a woman approached with cocaine rocks in her hand and asked to be arrested. "I want to be enrolled in the LEAD program," she said, referring to a new initiative aimed at diverting people who are frequently arrested into social services and treatment.

How Running (Literally) Everywhere Helps Me Cope With Epilepsy

Willemien Kets | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Willemien Kets

People who have had a seizure in the recent past are prohibited from driving. And my doctor felt that even biking would be too risky in my case. So, I just ran everywhere, even if that meant running a half marathon to get some paperwork done on the other side of town.

The Inauguration of the UDV Temple in Santa Fe: A Sweet Taste of Justice

Bia Labate | Posted 04.28.2016 | World
Bia Labate

April 24th, 2016: It was beautiful, sunny Sunday afternoon in Santa Fe. That day, the unique, typically bitter and awful taste of ayahuasca did not se...

The Santa Fe Strategy: How Small Cities Can Act on Climate and Inequality

Justin Talbot Zorn | Posted 04.14.2016 | Green
Justin Talbot Zorn

On face value, Santa Fe seems like an unusual choice to lead a green energy transition. It's not only small: it's an artists' colony in a coal state with some of the nation's highest per capita carbon emissions.

Holy Dirt and Modern Pilgrims: El Santuario de Chimayó

James Orndorf | Posted 03.10.2016 | Travel
James Orndorf

Known as the "Lourdes of America," el Santuario de Chimayó, 40 miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is one of the most important Catholic pilgrimage ...

The Best Cities In North America Are...

Travel + Leisure | Posted 02.25.2016 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

To fully appreciate a historic city like Charleston, you shouldn't speed through it in car. In fact, even taking a horse-drawn buggy might be rushing ...

Déjà Vu in Oregon. Not exactly.

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 01.20.2017 | Latino Voices
Eduardo Diaz

Imagine, if you will, if a group of armed Latinos or Native Americans had occupied Malheur professing to violently resist eviction? I suspect that Harney County, state, and federal officials would have mobilized swiftly. I invite readers to imagine the scene and outcome.

Five Reasons to Visit Santa Fe Now

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 12.13.2016 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

I can never get enough of the fall, especially during the extravagant spectacle that plays out as the leaves burst brightly into flame. This year an i...

How I Became Me and Not Her

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 11.04.2016 | Latino Voices
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

With age and experience, I know now that it's possible I would have just stepped into my mother's shoes, maybe not as a waitress, but as some other hard-working female who never got to live her dreams. This would have been what my mom called "life" but for me it would have been death.

These 9 Cozy Hotels Will Get You Through the Winter

Oyster | Posted 11.02.2016 | Travel

Our strategy to make it through the colder months? Find a warm, cozy hideout to hunker down, preferably one with room service. These nine hotels -- with their fireplaces, fire pits, and other toasty features -- provide the perfect hibernation spots that will thaw out our feet and our hearts.

7 Adventurous, Totally Romantic Things To Do on Sweetest Day | Posted 10.16.2016 | Travel

It might an even more gimmicky holiday than Valentine's Day, but our hearts are nevertheless aflutter for Sweetest Day, which happens October 17 and honors lovebirds everywhere. Stuck for something to do? Consider a last minute getaway to any one of the destinations, which practically guarantee amore and romance any time of the year. Here are 7 adventurous, romantic things to do on Sweetest Day.

Before Burning Man, There Was Santa Fe's Zozobra

Divina Infusino | Posted 08.18.2016 | Travel
Divina Infusino

Just about the time that Burners are packing up their RV's for the annual Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert, the citizens of Santa Fe, New Mex...

5 Great American Cities Everyone Should Be Visiting

Leon Logothetis | Posted 08.18.2016 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

Home to the University of Texas, Austin is a burgeoning oasis in the southwest United States that is brimming with culture, great food and iconic events. Its most famous event, SXSW (that's South by Southwest) is a celebration of all things music, film and interactive media.

Making Marks With Math

Dan Rockmore | Posted 08.05.2016 | Arts
Dan Rockmore

The images that Drake produces are -- like our thoughts -- all over the place. This is Drake's "brain trash". It's figurative and abstract, dense and spare, light and dark (both visually and in subject matter).

The Heart of Santa Fe

Renee Fisher | Posted 07.14.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Life in the Boomer Lane has just returned from Santa Fe. Having been there many years ago, she was eagerly anticipating the art, the food, the vistas, the laid back vibe, and the magical mix of Indian/Latino/Caucasian culture.

America's Most Amazing Meals For $10 Or Less

CheapTickets | Posted 06.29.2015 | Taste

We scoured North America for bargain-priced, refreshingly creative plates, and found 11, all 10 bucks or under.

Maine Leading the Way on Government of, for and by the People

Benjamin T. Brickner | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Benjamin T. Brickner

Public campaign financing has encouraged more diverse candidates to run, kept campaign costs under control, and enabled candidates to spend more time with voters, instead of the wealthy donors, corporations and PACs who fund traditional campaigns.

David Geist Opens Up About Events That Brought Him Closer To The 'Flame'

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 06.08.2016 | Fifty
Dustin Fitzharris

From his home in New Mexico, Geist spoke about his journey and how he got to the place where he knew it was time to reinvent himself and create a new life.

Your 2015 Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 05.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

This past weekend wasn't just the unofficial start of summer; it's the official start of Pride season. In the coming month the sunlight will not only stay out longer but cities will start flying the rainbow flag to celebrate their LGBT communities.

Motor Lodges Can Be Cute (We Promise)

Oyster | Posted 05.19.2016 | Travel

While motor lodges are almost always affordable, they're not always aesthetically pleasing. But with summer right around the corner, we were inspired to round up the five cutest motor lodges in the United States

How Not to Pitch Your Book at a Book Festival

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 06.22.2015 | Arts
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

There were years when I attended the Los Angeles Festival of Books with the eager anticipation of an avid reader who likes nothing better than to stroll outdoors and wander into open-air bookstores.