New Mexico

By Everett Potter When hedge fund billionaire Louis Bacon bought northern New Mexico’s Taos Ski Valley (TSV) in December 2013, it baffled many in the ski world. Twenty miles outside the latter-day-hippie redoubt of Taos itself, TSV is arguably the least likely major U.S. ski resort to attract a highflier’s

Story & photos by Kim D. McHugh You know an eatery is good when the parking lot is jammed. Such is the case when we drive up to El Parasol in Española. A walk up “restaurant” not much bigger than a Tuff Shed, it got its start in 1958 when

By Kim D. McHugh I’m two bites into a Blake’s Lotaburger green chile cheeseburger and the experience is heavenly. Opened first in Albuquerque in 1952 by Blake Chanslor, the fast food emporium is a New Mexico institution. For the uninitiated, a green chile cheeseburger is comprised of a beef patty,

By Gerrie Summers Fans of the hit AMC show Breaking Bad — which concludes on September 29 — know that the Emmy-award winning drama follows protagonist Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a chemistry teacher living in New Mexico with his wife and a teenage son with cerebral palsy.  White is diagnosed

By Eleanor Berman The oldest hotel in America’s oldest capital city is fresh from a multi-million renovation. But like all the best face lifts, this one hardly shows. La Fonda on the Plaza, the venerable landmark on Santa Fe’s historic plaza, has accomplished something rare. The 174 guest rooms have

  Reviewed by Richard West Howard McCord, a medievalist professor for 43 years, grew up walking the New Mexico badlands on his great-uncles’ ranches, and in “Walking to Extremes In Iceland and New Mexico,” still loves “the gentle stupor of walking.” He also can coax literary music from lava and