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  • Journal of the Dead

    Jason Kersten’s Journal of the Dead: A Story of Friendship and Murder in the New Mexico Desert is an interesting read, but fails to fully develop the story of Raffi Kodikian, who stabbed his best friend, David Coughlin, in an apparent mercy killing

  • Hidden Waters resurfaces

    Charles Bowden’s book, Killing the Hidden Waters, which explores the Sonoran Desert world of the Papago Indians, has been re-released after 25 years

  • Playing God in desert potholes

    The writer plays God to a desert pothole filled suddenly with tadpoles

  • Getting under the desert’s skin: Biologist Jayne Belnap

  • Leaving Las Vegas

    Now that she’s left Las Vegas, the writer recalls the surrealistic city, and is haunted by the memory of the desert that surrounds it

  • A love letter to a sewage lagoon

    Andrea Jones recalls falling in love with the desert by visiting Lake Powell as a child

  • Barren, wild and worthless? Anything but

    Barren, Wild and Worthless: Living in the Chihuahuan Desert, Susan Tweit’s New Mexico memoir, is back in print

  • Desert saved from ‘dingbat’ development

    The Wildlands Conservancy buys 600,000 acres of Southern California desert, making the largest purchase of private land for conservation purposes in the country’s history

  • Nevada: A diamond in the rough

    Earthtones: A Nevada Album pairs essays by Ann Ronald with photos by Stephen Trimble to celebrate the beauty of an austere landscape

  • Fences go up along the Mexican border

    The Border Patrol wants to erect 249 miles of fences along the Arizona-Mexico border, and some environmentalists are worried about their impact on desert wildlife.

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