This rom-com for dog lovers is entertaining, but it has some fleas

A galumphing comedy offered as a balm for the late summer doldrums, “Dog Days” crossbreeds romantic clichés with cute canines and inspired bits of offbeat humor. As a mutt, it possesses a certain...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

An artist found a parasitic worm in his eye – and turned it into art

The painting was not an image of anything in particular, just an abstract confluence of psychedelic colors and wormlike patterns inside a perfectly round circle. Ben Taylor didn’t like it much, and...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

‘Meg’ is big but has no teeth

Notwithstanding its obvious similarities to a certain summer-of-’75 blockbuster about a great white shark, the new “Jaws”-on-steroids thriller “The Meg” – about a 75-foot shark – may remind you of...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Bringing Pokemon to Durango

When 10-year-old Samson Drake was given Pokémon cards a little more than a year ago, he couldn’t have known where the gift from his cousin would take him. Now, the Durangoan will compete in the...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Dolores Mountain Quilters Guild’s show to be held Aug. 24-25

The Dolores Mountain Quilters Guild plans to hold its 2018 biennial quilt show Aug. 24-25 at the Dolores Community Center. Show times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 24 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25. The...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Sweetwater Station to performs at Mancos State Park

Local band Sweetwater Station will perform at Mancos State Park at 6 p.m. Saturday in the latest concert in the continuing series of musical events at the park. This summer’s Mancos State Park...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Arts Calendar

Friday Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave., 375-3380. Kids Summer Reading Program: Caregiver Cafe, 11 a.m., Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

A revamped Oscars

LOS ANGELES – The Oscars are adding a new category to honor popular films and promising a brisk 3-hour ceremony and a much earlier air date in 2020. John Bailey, the newly re-elected president of...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

A musical prelude from out of the 416 Fire’s ashes

Composer David Sterrett’s prelude, “Brighter Than the Flames,” opened the 2018 Music in the Mountains festival as a tribute to the men and women who battled the 416 Fire. That was July 13, when...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Two artists, living 7 hours apart, bridge a divide

Two artists are coming together in a show that explores how pieces can be different but also can converge. “Parallel Intersections” by Maureen May and Barbara Ellard will open Friday at Studio &...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

‘Making It’: Cutting and gluing without being cut-throat

CONCORD, N.H. – They made you laugh, but can they make you craft? “Parks and Recreation” co-stars Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are bringing the same silly, sweet sitcom vibe to reality television...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

A ‘tantalizing’ theory from Stephen King’s son: Shark thriller ‘Jaws’ holds the clue to an unsolved 1974 murder

The worlds he conjures are full of terror and mischief. One of the novellas in his latest book, “Strange Weather,” tells of a gun massacre. Another recounts a bout of inclement weather that sends...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books