Researchboosts novel's success

It's hard to know what to praise first in this book: the research, the structure or the surefooted word choice. The foreshadowing is nicely judged, too. Hints slip in scarcely noticed. They don't...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Beyond beauty

Much contemporary art is highly intellectualized, sprouting from institutes of higher learning, embedded in a system that eschews beauty and prefers provocation. Art today is in-your-face,...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Pagosa theater company premieres 3 plays

In its third season as a theatrical company dedicated to new works, Pagosa Springs' Square Top Repertory is staging a festival of recently written plays.The company has chosen three works from...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Kid Power

Young Durango actor K8e  Rhodes spent a day last spring being hoisted on pulleys 30 feet to the roof of the Powerhouse Museum by local stunt experts Nathan Disser, Scott Massey and John Kent. Her...

DATE: March 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Artists supply work for benefit

Local artists are returning to their studios after visiting estate sales and secondhand stores to collect furniture and materials they'll use to transform everyday furniture into objects of...

DATE: March 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango festival celebrates Bach

Durango will enjoy an annual Bach Festival for the second time this year. The festival will showcase the music of J.S. Bach; dozens of musicians will perform eight concerts over seven days, from...

DATE: March 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Filmmaker discovers peace hard to come by

One day set aside for nonviolence and a cessation of fighting is filmmaker Jeremy Gilley's goal. From conception to completion, 10 years of trials and obstacles are recorded in this man's mission...

DATE: March 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Night in Jamaica

DATE: March 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

'Chronic Town' explores life's dark side

For some it may be chocolate or other comfort foods such as mashed potatoes. Others choose alcohol. For Truman Korovin, an Alaskan cab driver seeking solace, he makes the unlikely choice of...

DATE: March 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

On a global scale

In 1998, Gordon McKenzie, in his business book Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving with Grace, wondered what happens to our creativity as we get older. Why will a...

DATE: March 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango Independent Film Festival events

Today (Friday)Short Films Workshop, 4 p.m., how to make, schedule, budget shorts andturn one into a feature with Rich Heinrich, free, downstairs at theStrater Hotel, 699 Main Ave.Filmmakers Party,...

DATE: March 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Kenyan film a moving story about building a rural clinic

Remember when Greg Mortenson came to town last autumn with his tales of building schools in the remote mountains of Pakistan and Afghanistan? He mesmerized crowds all over town with his stories and...

DATE: March 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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