Over the past few weeks, I’ve encountered multiple Santa Feans—both
natives and transplants—who feel intermittent frustration with this
city. Beautiful and temperate as it may be, sometimes it feels small and
lackluster, especially for those of us under 50 without deep pockets.
That’s why places like Whoo’s Donuts are so exciting: They help us feel
less left-out of the trends (read: artisan doughnut crazes) larger
Amaury Torres has a dream. I have one, too. OK, so his is far more inspirational, starting in 1994 on a raft leaving Havana, Cuba, and traveling through Guantánamo, Panama and Miami before ending up on Highway 14 in the San Marcos area south of Santa Fe.
Pupusas were once my Proustian madeleine—a food that transported me so
instantly and completely back to El Salvador that I could swear I heard
roosters crowing and men hacking at trees with their machetes.
In the film Tiny Furniture, writer, director and budding indie phenom Lena Dunham plays Aura, a recent college grad struggling to find herself after having moved back into her childhood home in New York City.