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Candace Walsh
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Candace Walsh

Our 20 Favorite New Mexican Foods

NOTHING BURNS OUR BURRITOS like hearing people—including otherwise knowledgeable foodies—refer to New Mexico’s cuisine as “Tex-Mex” or “Mexican.” The confusion is understandable to a point. Yes, we…

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The Art of Living

The Valley Near San Patricio, by Peter Hurd, inset to a recent photo taken at the ranch. Read Hurd’s 1961 essay about the New Mexico landscape. HURD–LA RINCONADA GALLERY AND GUEST HOMES Six guest…

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Go For It

Above: Ruidoso is becoming a premier mountain-biking destination, thanks to the new Grindstone Lake Trail system and the 12 Hours in the Wild West race, being held there this month; it was previously…

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Your Favorite Restaurants 2016

Albuquerque 66 Diner (505) 247-1421; 66diner.com Asian Pear (505) 766-9405; 508 Central Ave SW Baggin’s (505) 262-1451; bagginsabq.com Banh Mi Coda (505) 232-0085; on Facebook Bistronomy B2B; (505)…

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Wee Hairy Beasties

THE MESALAND SERIES By Loyd Tireman Adapted By Evelyn Yrissari Illustrated By Ralph Douglass (University of New Mexico Press, 2015) In the fall of 2013, John Byram, at UNM Press, received a call from…

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Hidden in Plain Sight

A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN Selected Stories By Lucia Berlin (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015) Lucia Berlin (1936–2004) lived in many places and in many ways. She was a well-off teenager in Chile…

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Digging in to Taos

It’s 4:15 on a spring Thursday afternoon at Taos Mesa Brewing. I’m admiring an ample view of looming, snowcapped mountains in the distance, framed by the Quonset hut’s wall of windows. Just outside, a…

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Book Reviews

THE ART OF RUIN BY ROBERT STIVERS (Twin Palms Publishers, 2015) The first thing to know about Santa Fe–based Robert Stivers’ The Art of Ruin is that, even for an art book, it’s oversized. At 16 by 20…

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Hillermania

One of New Mexico’s most widely lauded and loved writers, Tony Hillerman, would have turned 90 this year. The bestselling author, who wrote more than 30 books, also taught journalism at UNM and…

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Muse Traveler

Santa Fe grandmother Jenny Zamora Valdez has a lot to brag about. Not only does she talk with her granddaughter, Kirstin Valdez Quade, every other day, but said granddaughter recently won the…

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