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Almost a decade ago, a New Mexico-based chemistry teacher with terminal lung cancer devised malicious plans to secure the future well-being of his family by producing mass quantities of meth. Of course, this was all fiction.   He mastered great feats—failed many in the process—and made an audience question their loyalty …

Locally made films to watch for at the 2018 Las Cruces International Film Festival An array of features, shorts, music videos, and animations from all over the world will screen in under a month at the Las Cruces International Film Festival! But what about those made film? As a proud …

We recently told you about the Duran family’s massive collection of Christmas ornaments, handcrafted by New Mexican artists, which is on display in Albuquerque. This is a mind boggling display of hundreds of original works of art from the brilliant and creative minds of New Mexico. Now, you can take …
New Mexico in Black and White

New Mexico has been alive with fall colors; but lately, we’ve all been seeing New Mexico in black and white. We get to see through the eyes of ordinary people, our friends, family, and colleagues, a unique peek at the peripheral lives of New Mexicans. The Black and White Challenge …

It drinks the rich blood of livestock and devours the warm flesh of goats. It leaves puncture wounds in the neck of its prey and stalks rural farms at night. Thought to be speculation as to the fate of livestock, this creature is a true legend among folklore myths. Descriptions …

Our story begins decades ago, in 1947 when a local Roswell, New Mexico rancher found something rather unusual in his sheep pasture. Scraps of strange debris littered his land. Local Air Force officials contended the remnants as a crashed weather balloon. But many people speculate the debris to be the …

Our second legend begins along the banks of the Rio Grande: La Llorona. Centuries ago, a woman in a fit of rage drowned her children in the river as revenge against her husband’s infidelities. When she came to, she was so distraught and began searching for her lost children, drowning herself …

Our series begins inside a small room at the Double Eagle Restaurant in Old Mesilla, just south of Las Cruces: The Carlotta Salon—a room is said to be the scene of a tragic love story. Over a century ago, the eldest sons of aristocrats fell in love with one of …

For the first-timer, it’s unlike anything one would expect. Walking into Historic Fort Marcy Park in Santa Fe seemed idyllically quiet. Vendors and security officers lined the outskirts of a scarcely populated park. The soft aroma of fried carnival food lingered in the air. In the far distance, on a …
southwest print fiesta

September got off to a great start here in New Mexico. There are plenty of exciting September events taking place, and we didn’t want the Southwest Print Fiesta experience to get lost in the shuffle of this month’s activities. The Southwest Print Fiesta started the month of September with an …