New Mexico's true colors are red and blue: During this year's election cycle, the land of enchantment has the worst record for inclusiveness of independent candidates and third parties. Gene Grant draws Carter/Reagan parallels between the Denish/Martinez campaigns looming over the New Mexico governor's office. Cracks in the Sidewalk, Starsky and Elephant make up the local rock reunion of the year—maybe the decade. StreetFood Asia will soon offer steaming plates of dim sum, satay, noodles and more inside the comfort of a Nob Hill storefront. Action comedy Red is a comic book adaptation carried by an aging, but still kick-ass, ensemble cast. Laurie Finnegan brings a country music legend back to life at Rodey Theatre in the production A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline.