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January 21, 2013

Another Tale of Wrongful Conviction?

Richard LaFuente, who was convicted of murder in 1986, has steadfastly proclaimed his innocence for more than twenty years. Now he has some unlikely support in one person—the victim's own sister.

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January 21, 2013

Set Him Free

Senior editor Michael Hall on talking to Richard LaFuente, who some believe was wrongly convicted of murder in 1986.

Politics & Policy |
January 21, 2013

The Paul Sadler Interview

As the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate prepares for his final debate against Ted Cruz, he discusses why he thinks he can win, the state of the Democratic party, and what the word "troll" really means.

Recipe |
January 21, 2013

Agua de Sandía

This recipe is from Hugo Ortega’s Street Food of Mexico cookbook. Find several more recipes from the book here. ¾ pound watermelon flesh (about 2 ½ cups), seeded, cut into 1-inch cubes1 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice Blend watermelon, sugar, and 1 ½ cups water until smooth, about…

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January 21, 2013

Coctel a la campechana

Recipe from Hugo Ortega’s Street Food of Mexico cookbook. Find several more recipes from the book here. 4 ounces raw red snapper, cut into 1/2-inch cubes1 tablespoon finely chopped white onion3/4 cup fresh lime juice, divided 1/2 cup thinly sliced octopus (cooked as below)4 medium shrimp…

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January 21, 2013

Totopos

This recipe is from Hugo Ortega’s Street Food of Mexico cookbook. Find several more recipes from the book here. 1 ½ cups corn oil8 regular-sized corn tortillas, each cut into 8 triangles salt to taste Place a medium cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat, add oil, and preheat to bubbling, 3 to 4 minutes.

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January 21, 2013

Salsa tarasca

This recipe is from Hugo Ortega’s Street Food of Mexico cookbook. Find several more recipes from the book here. 1/2 cup pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds),      roasted 1/2 cup peanuts, roasted 4 medium tomatoes, roasted, peeled,   coarsely chopped 2 medium tomatillos, husks removed,  …

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January 21, 2013

Salsa de tomatillo

This recipe is from Hugo Ortega’s Street Food of Mexico cookbook. Find several more recipes from the book here. 4 medium tomatillos, husks removed,   coarsely chopped1 serrano pepper, stemmed 2 garlic cloves, peeled 1 tablespoon finely chopped white onion ¼ small bunch cilantro ¼ teaspoon…

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January 21, 2013

Salsa de ajo

This recipe is from Hugo Ortega’s Street Food of Mexico cookbook. Find several more recipes from the book here. 8 to 10 guajillos (long, reddish dried    chiles), stemmed, seeded,    reconstituted with enough water to    cover (reserve liquid)2 dried chiles de árbol, stemmed,   reconstituted 6 garlic cloves,…

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January 21, 2013

Hugo’s salsa mexicana

This recipe is from Hugo Ortega’s Street Food of Mexico cookbook. Find several more recipes from the book here. ½ small white onion 2 garlic cloves, peeled 2 serrano peppers, roasted, peeled,   stemmed ½ small bunch cilantro, divided in half 6 medium tomatoes, roasted, peeled 1 ½ teaspoons kosher…

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January 21, 2013

Tlacoyos

This recipe is from Hugo Ortega’s Street Food of Mexico cookbook. Find several more recipes from the book here. For the refritos (refried beans) 2 cups dry black beans, well rinsed and    picked over ½ small white onion, quartered,    plus another whole onion, finely    chopped…

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January 21, 2013

Paletas de hielo de frambuesa

This recipe is from Hugo Ortega’s Street Food of Mexico cookbook. Find several more recipes from the book here. 1 cup granulated sugar4 pints fresh raspberries1 tablespoon fresh lime juice Place a saucepan over medium heat and add sugar and 3 cups water. Bring to a boil, about 4 minutes.

Music |
January 21, 2013

A Q&A With Katy Vine

The senior editor on her glimpse into Austin Mahone's rise to teen pop stardom in a world where YouTube and Twitter are making adults in the music business scratch their heads.

Books |
January 21, 2013

The Ron Paul Effect

In the forthcoming Ron Paul’s rEVOLution, journalist Brian Doherty takes an up-close look at the libertarian Texas congressman.

Books |
January 21, 2013

Like a Writer

Bizarre similes pour forth from debut novelist Jonathan Woods’s fingers like wine from a bottomless bottle that is also missing its cork.

Food & Drink |
January 21, 2013

Oxheart

FOOD GURU MICHAEL POLLAN would be a fan of Oxheart. Admittedly, I haven’t asked him, but his famous imperative—“Eat food, not too much, mostly plants”—squares with the philosophy behind the highly anticipated vegetable-centric restaurant from husband-and-wife chefs Justin Yu and Karen Man. (In case you find yourself a…

Music |
January 21, 2013

A Q&A With John Spong

The senior editor on writing about outlaw country, hearing Jerry Jeff Walker tell stories, and listening to good music.