Clovis in hunt for another movie

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Clovis has become the closest thing to a Hollywood on the High Plains. Just weeks after producers of “Believe in Me” called it a wrap, Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce officials are recruiting a film with a new set of stars — more specifically Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin […]

Easy guide: How to pamper yourself

by Helena Rodriguez Eating peanut butter straight from the jar, spending a whole day in bed and taking a scented bath by candlelight are just a few ways we can pamper ourselves. With today’s hectic lifestyles, we can all use a little pampering now and then, and we should take a little time to indulge […]

Clovis churches use book to find life’s purpose

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Forty. The number of days Noah spent on the Ark; the number of years Moses and the Israelites wandered the desert; the number of days Jesus spent in the desert after his baptism; and the number of days churches around the country are spending studying and reflecting upon The […]

Americans yield to fear mongering

Tibor Machan In his provocative if sadly narrow-minded book, “What’s the Matter With Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America,” Thomas Frank reveals just how even people with good insights can turn a blind eye to the broader implications of what they partly understand. The book is about why middle America is so ready […]

Local personal histories needed

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist This article had its genesis in a conversation with my mother-in-law. I bought her a book, which was really a compilation of articles from the Santa Fe New Mexican, spanning the paper’s inception in the mid 1800s until the 1950s. This got her to thinking and talking about some of […]

Summer best time to get kids ‘booked’

Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist I hope your kid gets booked this summer like I did before I started high school in a not-so-distant past. After all, there’s not much to do around here and it won’t hurt your kids to get into some adventures or misadventures this summer. I’m talking, of course, about reading. Summer […]

Sci-fi mystery novel has local flavor

Reporter’s Notebook Cows, UFOs, and a murdered Singaporean airman all come together in a new fictional crime novel, “The Clovis Incident,” set in Clovis and published by the University of New Mexico Press. Author Pari Noskin Taicher said she wanted to set her novel in a community near Roswell and learned about Clovis by reading […]

In Life and in Page Proofs, Errors Always Slip In

By Curtis K. Shelburne Would you believe it? I just found another mistake! I really don’t like proofreading. I’ve tried everything, I suppose, to make it more fun. I’ve tried proofreading with coffee (no, not pouring the coffee over the pages; you know what I mean). I’ve tried proofreading with English-style hot tea. I’ve tried […]

Film review: ‘The Punisher’ violent yet entertaining

By Ben Kessler, CNJ Staff Writer As a comic book collector, I have looked forward to movies like this since X-Men showed that a comic book movie didn’t have to be based around a weightlifter in green paint. The Punisher was not a comic book I followed closely, since Frank Castle was a regular guy […]