Arts & Entertainment

Ewing’s ‘Diary’ a frank history lesson

If more authors wrote history like Durango’s Lorina Ewing, we Americans would know more about our collective past than any nation on Earth.Ewing’s new book, Diary of an Alaskan Madam, shows the...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Draculas’: Vampires are not nice

Sometimes the only way to restore a little sanity is to go completely insane.That’s what Durango author Blake Crouch and three fellow thriller/horror novelists did with their collaborative e-book...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Books

Photographer Rod Hanna captures fleeting colors of autumn

This new book by photographer Rod Hanna is simply beautiful. But simplicity really has nothing to do with this final product. A professional photographer for more than 40 years, Hanna was the...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Books

U.S. Bestselling Books

The Wall Street Journal’s list reflects nationwide sales of hardcover books during the week ended Saturday at more than 2,500 Barnes & Noble, B. Dalton, Bookland, Books-a-Million, Books & Co.,...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Books

Banned Books Week to begin Saturday

Banned Books Week, a national celebration of the freedom to read, will be held from Saturday through Oct. 2 at libraries and bookstores across America. It was launched in 1982 by the American...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Books

Literary Fest a bookworm’s delight

Thinking of starting a new festival in Durango? Well, get it on the docket now because the calendar is filling up. From the Bluegrass Meltdown to the Coffee Festival, Durango hosts all interests of...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Growing Roots’ more than locals’ cookbook

Katherine Leiner is a part-time resident of Durango and New York City and is a well-known writer in many circles. Growing Roots : The New Generation of Sustainable Farmers, Cooks, and Food...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Books

N.C. author to appear at Waldenbooks

Dwight V. Murray, author of Carolina gamble, will speak and sign copies of his self-published book at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waldenbooks in the Durango Mall.Murray was born and raised in the Piedmont...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Books

Kindle helps local writers get out the words

As a talented yet aspiring writer, Suzanne Tyrpak wanted to put her experience as a divorcée entering the Durango dating scene into words. But finding a publisher willing to put nine short stories...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Books

Fall outlook: Jon Stewart and other books

NEW YORK – Jon Stewart is a busy man, a most important man who has no time for such pastimes as reading for pleasure.Unless, of course, the book is his own.“It is quite simply, with no disrespect...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Books

Jance thriller revisits Southwest

In her 42nd novel and her fourth Walker family book, J. A. Jance dedicates Queen of the Night to the late Tony Hillerman. Hillerman wrote extensively about the Navajo and blazed the path of Native...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Books

Steelman’s latest book is a career retrospective

Few artists are as synonymous with their hometowns as Claude Steelman is with Durango, but the photojournalist’s latest book is a reminder that the man made a name for himself hundreds and...

DATE: July 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Books