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The Call of the Castanets

Above Program for a performance by legendary Gitana flamenco dancer Carmen Amaya,c. 1950s. The author’s great-aunt Nicanora and great-uncle Cuate, performers at the Santa Fe Fiesta. A Traditional…

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Only in NM

BONA FIDES At our Corrales writing group’s holiday party, we were enjoying some posole and margaritas when a longtime transplant from California looked up from his place on the living room couch and…

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One of Our 50 is Missing

MICKEY MOUSING AROUND Diolynda Peña of La Madera recently traveled to Florida to take her grandson to Disney World. While checking in to the hotel, she agreed to receive a sales pitch about purchasing…

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The Cookie Different

WHEN MOST PEOPLE think of baking Christmas goodies, lard and anise may not come to mind as key ingredients. Unless they’re New Mexicans. Every December here, it’s blessedly impossible to avoid rich…

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The Tin Master

Above An 1885 nicho, made of tin and glass, by Higinio Gonzales. Photo: David Nufer/Albuquerque Museum Gift of Dr. Ward Alan & Shirley Jolly Minge (PC1997.51.10.A) NEED TO KNOW December 19–April 4…

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What's Happening

Above photo by Rebecca McMullan CHRISTMAS CRUISES Bustling downtown Carlsbad’s riverfront park anchors the town’s five-week Christmas on the Pecos celebration, November 27–December 31. Each evening…

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Editor’s Letter

I’M PRETTY SURE that by now, my people back east have gotten the message that if they want to see us at Christmas-time, they’re going to have to travel to New Mexico. Because we aren’t going…

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The Sense of Place

Above illustration by Joel Nakamura I’ve spent a good chunk of my life in stinking cities, which sounds redundant—what urban area doesn’t have a little funk to it? To recall my stay in Brooklyn is to…

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