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What Others Are Saying

From hip-hop to heavy, different takes on Chappelle incident

By Mark Oswald / Journal Staff Writer

You probably knew already that when a Santa Fean threw a banana peel at African-American comic Dave Chappelle last month, the news, as they say, went viral.

When one website touted Santa Fe as a great destination for single travelers, it illustrated the city with a photo (not this one) of its iconic cathedral. Perhaps that falls under the category of “peace and serenity” mentioned among the City Different’s attributes. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

Singles and Santa Fe

By Mark Oswald / Journal Staff Writer

With all the hand-wringing going on in Santa Fe about how unappealing the city is for young people, it comes as a surprise that Bustle.com says we’re one of the seven best destinations for singles.

The hallucinogenic tea known as hoasca or ayahuasca is brewed from a vine and the leaves of a bush from the Amazon basin in South America. (Courtesy of Terpsichore/WikiCommons)

Hoasca, source of SF legal fight, is trendy topic around the world

By Mark Oswald / Journal Staff Writer

While litigation has continued for years over a temple planned southeast of Santa Fe by a church group that uses a hallucinogenic tea from the Amazon as a sacrament, there’s been an explosion of international interest in the brew, usually known as hoasca or ayahuasca.

Cast members of the British play “Oppenheimer” watch the explosion of an atomic bomb. (Photo by Keith Pattison/Courtesy Royal Shakespeare Company)

Another dramatic take on the Manhattan Project

By Mark Oswald / Journal Staff Writer

Fans of the “Manhattan” television series have something else to check out while waiting for the show’s second season (filmed in and around Santa Fe, and set to hit cable TV in April).

The Stow Lake Boathouse in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. (From the Ortega Family Enterprises Gallery)

Santa Fe business sheds controversy in that other SF

By Mark Oswald / Journal Staff Writer

When Santa Fe’s Ortega Family Enterprises won the contract to run the food and boat concession at Stow Lake in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park in 2010, an uproar ensued.

Fort Marcy Park, home of the Santa Fe Fuego, got a 2.9 out of 5 stars rating on a website that ranks sports venues. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

Fort Marcy Park ‘a pleasant time’

By Mark Oswald / Journal Staff Writer

How does the ballpark at Fort Marcy, home of the mighty Santa Fe Fuego of the Pecos League, stack up?

The cliffs around Abiquiu are among the scenic highlights of U.S. 84 north of Santa Fe, where, an L.A. Times writer says, you might fall into a “road-trip trance.” (Albuquerque Journal File Photo)

When driving to Durango, look for the mud huts

By Mark Oswald / Journal Staff Writer

Just in the interest of accuracy, Santa Fe and northern New Mexico should issue news alerts on a regular basis that broadcast this basic fact – not every rectangular, flat-roofed building with brown or tan stucco is “adobe.”