Arts & Entertainment

Erik Weihenmayer bringing ‘No Barriers’ to Durango

The week before freshman year of high school is stressful enough under the best of circumstances. Losing your eyesight a week before high school starts takes it to a whole new level. Erik...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Review: How Andy Warhol painted the West

In 1986, the year before he died, Andy Warhol produced “Cowboys and Indians,” a portfolio of prints commemorating the American West. Featuring almost psychedelic silkscreens of Theodore Roosevelt,...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Frustration with lack of diversity grows at Romance Writers

NEW YORK – Turmoil continued Thursday at the Romance Writers of America as it faced another high-level departure and several publishers announced they would not participate in this summer’s annual...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Latina author organizes book drive for migrant families

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – A good book can take a reader on a journey, but for migrants on an actual journey a book can also uplift, entertain and inspire. New Mexico author Denise Chavez created...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Game of Thrones’ author Martin opens bookstore in Santa Fe

SANTA FE – “Game of Thrones” author and television producer George R.R. Martin is adding bookstore owner to his resumé. The fantasy writer quietly opened Beastly Books last month in Santa Fe next...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Books for the children, teens on your holiday gift list

It’s that time of year, time to shop for gifts for good boys and girls. Books are wonderful presents that inform, entertain and bring joy year-round. Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story A new...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Best-selling children’s author Jan Brett has new tale to tell

Best-selling American children’s author and illustrator Jan Brett may not know it, but she helped put my kids to sleep about a million times when they were younger. Her 1992 book, “Trouble with...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

James Taylor audio memoir coming early next year

NEW YORK – James Taylor isn’t working on a typical rock star memoir. The singer-songwriter has a deal with producer-distributor Audible for the audio-only “Break Shot,” focusing on his early years...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Johnson’s ‘Land of Wolves’ an engrossing read

Land of Wolves by Craig Johnson is the 15th book in his popular series featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire. Walt’s department is in Absaroka County in the wilds of rural Wyoming. His staff is a...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

George Orwell New Mexico exhibit bares ‘doublespeak’ legacy

ALBUQUERQUE – War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength. Those were the slogans of the Party in George Orwell’s 1949 novel “1984” that allowed the superstate of Oceania to keep its...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Prince’s anticipated, posthumous memoir is ready for fans

NEW YORK – Panic, joy, shock: Dan Piepenbring felt them all when Prince plucked him to collaborate on his first memoir, followed by more shock and profound sadness at news of the superstar’s death...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Environmentalist Jack Loeffler headed to Durango to discuss new memoir

Environmentalist Jack Loeffler has just about done it all: He’s been a jazz trumpeter, served in the military, acted as a fire lookout, a museum curator, an aural historian, writer, radio producer...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

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