Category Archives: Culture

This Day in History — March 4th

In the West 1826 – Railroad pioneer Theodore Dehone Judah was born. He studied engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, worked on a number of railroads in the Northwest, then became chief engineer for California’s Sacramento Valley Railroad in 1854, the … Continue reading

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Food for Thought — Slow Food’s Ark of Taste

by Marilyn Noble One of the key initiatives of the Slow Food movement is the Ark of Taste, a catalog of rare and endangered foods and food traditions from around the world. In the U.S., the Ark catalog is administered … Continue reading

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This Day in History – February 18th

By Jim Turner In the World In 1814, Napoleon defeated the Austrians and Württembergers at The Battle of Montereau, one of his greatest victories. The battle site, near the village of Montereau-Fault-Yonne in northern France, will be the future site … Continue reading

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Ancient Southwest available now!

The Ancient Southwest: A Guide to Archaeological Sites, by Gregory McNamee with photographs by Larry Lindahl is available now! We are very excited for this beautiful and informative book. Gregory McNamee guides you on a memorable tour through 50 national … Continue reading

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Christmas Cookie Traditions

Baking Christmas cookies is a tradition that my family has enjoyed as long as I can remember. My grandmother would come to our house when I was small and help us bake loads of wonderful cookies, fudge, nut bars, and … Continue reading

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Pretzels for Oktoberfest

Ah, Oktoberfest. The scorching heat has finally broken here in the desert, and we also have a good excuse to eat brats and drink German beer. What could be better? Having experienced the real Oktoberfest in Munich, which has no … Continue reading

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Drunken and Spicy Camarones Cerveza

By Linda McKittrick Sleeping is sweet here in the Old Pueblo this time of year, with doors and windows opened to October air. Of course, when we open to one thing, we open to others as well, and the smell … Continue reading

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From Lawrence Welk to Gorlock, Everyone Records “Ghost Riders in the Sky”

By Jim Turner “Ghost Riders in the Sky” has to be one of the most recorded songs in history, its global popularity spanning more than half a century. The range of artists who recorded it is even more remarkable, from … Continue reading

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Friday Photo 9/26

Kiva ladder, Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico. Photo by Kerrick James, www.kjphotosafaris.com.

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Literary Havana

By Ross and Susan Humphreys We’d like to point out a correction and addition to Walter Parks’s fascinating account of his travels in Cuba earlier this year, which was posted here in February. An important name was inadvertently omitted, for … Continue reading

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