Arts & Entertainment

Take a journey with Durango author’s debut novel

San Juan Sunrise, a debut self-published novel by Edward Lehner, tells the story of Jenny Morse. Lehner, a local, also features Durango as an important character in Jenny’s story. It is always a...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Book World: Joni Mitchell from both sides now

With her regal beauty, imperious nature and nifty clothes, Joni Mitchell could fit right into “Game of Thrones.” Her kingdom would be a mix of Canada and California, where handsome male musicians...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Review: Of Cartography adventurous, playful

Before even opening the pages of Esther Belin’s newest collection of poems, Of Cartography, the multi-talented artist/poet reveals hints about her intentions. Belin’s cover illustration depicts the...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Esther Belin to talk about her new book at Maria’s Bookshop

For Bayfield writer and artist Esther Belin, her new book of poems, Of Cartography, was a long time coming. Belin , whose 1999 book From the Belly of My Beauty won the American Book Award from the...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Garth Brooks releasing 5-part anthology of his music, career

LOS ANGELES – Garth Brooks is taking a long look back at his career in a five-part anthology series comprising of books and unreleased music, the first of which will go on sale in November. The...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

In Quality of Mercy, a new crime-fighting duo is born

The Quality of Mercy, a debut novel by Katayoun Medhat, is garnering kudos from across the literary landscape. Comparisons to Tony Hillerman, Craig Johnson and others are being bandied about. This...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Hefner dreamed of being cartoonist; instead, he changed market for top comic artists

Before he became a publisher of posed flesh and prose, Hugh Hefner dreamed of becoming a cartoonist. Young Hugh knew that the striking visual line could help deliver a message, and so he sketched...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Megafire sheds light on regional problem

Megafire, by Michael Kodas, could not be a more timely, well-researched book written about this huge threat by Mother Nature to those of us living in the western United States. This part of the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Graphic novel Monsters tops diverse slate of 2017 Ignatz Award winners

Emil Ferris, having brought exquisite craft to her debut graphic novel at age 55, brought extreme gratitude to the stage over the weekend, as she was twice honored at the 2017 Ignatz Awards in...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Book World: Tale by Stephen King and son

Some dads take their boys fishing, some throw around a ball. Stephen King and his son imagine a plague that knocks out half of Earth’s population. That’s essentially the plot of Sleeping Beauties,...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

New novels bring thrills to West

Now is a great time for fans of characters and books about the West. Two of the best writers who shine a light on our part of the nation have published new novels. C.J. Box’s Paradise Valley,...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Twitter retaliation: Stephen King blocks Trump from ‘It’

BANGOR, Maine – Stephen King is retaliating against President Donald Trump for blocking him on Twitter. In a post late Thursday, the Maine horror author said he would block Trump from seeing the...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books