Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

NEW YORK – Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of Portnoy’s Complaint to the elegiac lyricism of American...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Clint Walker, star of TV’s ‘Cheyenne,’ dies at age 91

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. – Clint Walker, who played the title character in the early TV western “Cheyenne,” has died. Walker’s daughter Valerie Walker tells The Associated Press that her father died...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Book World: What Stephen King gets right – and wrong – in The Outsider

Reading a Stephen King novel is like climbing behind the wheel of a classic, unrepentantly American-made car. One glance at the fuzzy dice hanging from the mirror tells you that you’re in for a...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Movies playing in Durango May 25-31

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) RBG At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine, pioneer of celebrity Q&A, goes bankrupt and shuts down

Andy Warhol was so in love with his tape recorder that he sometimes called it “my wife.” He took it everywhere he went, taping pretty much every phone call he made. So when he founded inter/VIEW in...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Dolores library plans summer concert and family film series

As part of its 2018 Summer Reading Program, the Dolores Public Library will host an outdoor concert and film series, “Summer on the River,” featuring a lineup of local performers. The hourlong...

DATE: May 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Mesa Verde artist Gwen Sullivan uses soil pigments for painting

Painter Gwen Sullivan, Mesa Verde National Park’s artist-in-residence from May 14-26, will use a variety of painting techniques and mediums while making oil and watercolor paint using pigments...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller designs Markle’s sleek dress

LONDON – Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy is the master British designer behind the sleek silk boat-necked gown and long billowing veil worn by Meghan Markle as she walked down the nave of St....

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Royal wedding: Where to watch online and on TV

The day has almost arrived: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot Saturday in the royal-family-and-”Suits” mash-up we never knew we needed. The couple will marry at St. George’s Chapel...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Deadpool 2’ has subversive power

In a recent interview, the star of “Deadpool 2” joked that his character probably wouldn’t like the actor who plays him very much, saying, “I feel like Deadpool can’t stand Ryan Reynolds.” And he’s...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Local’s mystery series returns

Local author Scott Graham continues his successful National Park Mystery Series with book four, Yosemite Fall. The spectacular setting of the granite cliffs of Yosemite Valley frame the...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Exhibit will feature Georgia O’Keeffe’s sister

DALLAS – The abstract painting of a lighthouse caught the eye of Dallas Museum of Art curator Sue Canterbury as she visited a private collector about five years ago. Struggling to identify the...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts