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Josh Fournier is a Stand-up Dude

AFTER THE STRIP CLUB he was managing burned down, Josh Fournier found himself at a crossroads in his mid-20s. He had been working on his stand-up comedy—with jokes focused on club life and his tough…

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On the Lookout

A STATUE OF LUCIEN B. MAXWELL—seated, rifle across his legs—keeps watch over the northwest corner of Cimarrón Park. One of the largest contiguous landowners in United States history, Maxwell once…

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Putting Culture on the Catwalk

A PUFFY, WHITE BOMBER JACKET evokes desert skies. Pieced together using elegant patchwork, it incorporates vintage textiles to create a billowy shape that seems borrowed from monsoon clouds. Blue…

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Clovis Cranks Up the Volume

WITH 90 MINUTES UNTIL SHOWTIME, parking is already scarce at the Curry County Events Center. I hurry toward the front gates, passing out-of-towners as they help their children down from dusty pickups…

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A Deeply Practical Magic

"YOU HAVE A GHOST ATTACHED TO YOU," Marisa Santos tells me matter-of-factly. We’re standing in what she calls her “healing casita,” nestled into a quiet neighborhood in Albuquerque’s South Valley…

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