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Magdalena earned 19th-century fame for its mines, livestock highway, and outlaw sightings. Its rustic buildings have attracted a new cadre of artists, entrepreneurs, and astronomers. Eccentrics welcome.

By Kate Nelson / Photos by Kate Russell

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Restaurants / May. 18, 2022

Navajo Cuisine Gets A Pop-Up Twist

In Farmington, Chef Justin Pioche hosts pop-up dinners that champion Navajo foods with a creative, modern twist.

Things To Do / May. 12, 2022

Five Things to Do This Weekend

Seize your inheritance at Casa San Ysidro, blast off at Atomicon, walk a poetic path, confront climate change at Art123…

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In a year of dramatic highs and lows, they worked to preserve Native ways of life, weaved a cultural legacy…

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Eat & Drink / May 11, 2022

The Menu Different

When the James Beard Foundation asked two Santa Fe chefs to prepare a gala meal, they produced a stunning spread.

THE COURSES GLEAMED: torch-charred salmon with black rice and a sunchoke salad; duck confit with glazed turnips in a bourbon reduction; Wagyu beef short ribs with a chorizo demi-glace and


The Wheelwright Museum celebrates the Abeyta family of Diné artists, who interpret the colorful present by connecting with a turbulent past.

By Ungelbah Dávila Shivers / Photos by Ungelbah Dávila-Shivers

Originals / Apr 06, 2022

The Auntie Way

Native social media star Nasheen Sleuth dishes out hard truths, good advice, and plenty of laughs.

By Ungelbah Dávila Shivers

Culture / Apr 20, 2022

New Deal Reckoning

Depression-era artists forged beauty throughout New Mexico, but a dominant perspective left too many stories untold—or told poorly. In Gallup, a…

By Kate Nelson / Photos by Gabriella Marks

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