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Water: Worst-Case Scenarios, What-Ifs, Heroes and Wastersnew

Humankind’s most recently scheduled date with the apocalypse came and went without much fanfare. But in New Mexico this year, with fire scorching the ground, smoke filling the air and drought settling in, it doesn’t exactly feel like we’ve gotten off scot-free.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Zane Fischer  |  06-21-2011  |  Environment

Mutual Masticationnew

Sharing food marinates your mouth and lubricates your libido.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Zane Fischer  |  02-03-2011  |  Sex

Beating a Dead Morsenew

Two overriding factors describe the current state of telecommunications. The first is tremendous interconnectivity, allowing for an unprecedented level of information exchange, and attendant advances in media, health, science, activism and overall human understanding. The second factor is the stunning level of corporate control of this interconnectivity. In Santa Fe, we apparently misunderstand both.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Zane Fischer  |  04-15-2010  |  Policy Issues

Scaling Up the Local Food Economy Depends on Finding Regular Buyersnew

On a recent flight between Santa Fe and Portland, Ore., my peanut and cracker offerings struck me as particularly pathetic. What if, I wondered, airlines picked up exciting and regionally characteristic snacks each time planes stopped in different locations?
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Zane Fischer  |  10-29-2009  |  Food+Drink

So-Called Manifesto for Sustainable Cities is a Far Cry from Global Vision it Claims to Espousenew

A new book called Albert Speer & Partner: A Manifesto for Sustainable Cities aims to address the urban-planning end of the spectrum and clarify best practices in the field. Unfortunately, despite its grandiose title (a manifesto!), the book is a simple monograph on the work of one architecture and planning firm, and a platform only for its views.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Zane Fischer  |  09-10-2009  |  Nonfiction

'Deeply Rooted' Profiles Farmers Who Refuse to Fit the Agribusiness Moldnew

Even though Lisa Hamilton narrows her focus to the extent that Deeply Rooted doesn't capture the breadth that it might have otherwise, she still conveys the raw truth that a positive food future lies in the hands of irascible individuals rather than corporations and captains of industry.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Zane Fischer  |  08-27-2009  |  Nonfiction

Thirty Years of Art; Six Years of Warnew

Santa Fe's Center for Contemporary Arts, at 30, is all grown-up. Of course, like a lot of kids who came of age during the same period, it has occasionally shirked its responsibilities, struggled to pay the bills and cathartically reinvented itself more than a few times.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Zane Fischer  |  04-16-2009  |  Art

Wearing the Message: Politics + Culture + Art = A T-Shirt Revolutionnew

The new generation of the T-shirt is increasingly defined by message, meaning and personal propaganda. In this presidential election year, such content is reaching a fever pitch.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Zane Fischer  |  07-03-2008  |  Fashion

Former Trial Lawyer Turns to the Theaternew

Craig Barnes used to negotiate deals, but now he's putting on plays, as co-founder of the Santa Fe-based theater group Red Thread Collective.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Zane Fischer  |  06-05-2008  |  Theater

Stand for Change ... But Do It Herenew

If Barack Obama's candidacy has infused Santa Feans with an appetite for the political process, and maybe even a taste for change, local elections are the place to see action and involvement manifest.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Zane Fischer  |  02-14-2008  |  Commentary

The Rights Fightnew

Jameel Jaffer, director of the ACLU's National Security Program, on the state of liberty in the U.S.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Zane Fischer  |  08-17-2007  |  Civil Liberties

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