Arts & Entertainment

No detail too small

I’ll just come out and say it: This is not a book review because, quite frankly, I didn’t read the book.That said, consider this a hardy recommendation to get yourself or someone on your shopping...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Books

New book laments the fall of the ski bum

Reality rarely lives up to the fantasy, and nowhere is that more evident than in the Mountain West.If you’re like so many of us who were drawn to the Rocky Mountains to live a life of sloth while...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Books

The Wild West lives in new book

If you thought Old West adventures of cowboys, shootouts and sheriffs had all been told, think again. At long last, Southwestern aficionados now have a new, true cowboy story complete with alcohol,...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Books

Paperback designer: Fame by way of Fab Four

Use whatever math you like, but suffice to say no act has dominated popular music for the last half-century like the Beatles.The Fab Four have been in the national and world news again recently...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Books

Historian to make Noel Night appearance

Main Avenue will be aglow tonight with Christmas lights and, in the hopes of many downtown merchants, the warming glow of cash-register display. It’s Noel Night, and while many shops and galleries...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Books

Where the West meets a new era

As Saving the West opens, central character John Marlow’s life is devolving into a bad country western song, especially the part where the wife up and leaves, taking their son with her. Marlow is a...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Books

NYC ‘Encyclopedia’ gets update

NEW YORK – In 1983, a young man named Barack Obama graduated from Columbia University. But the future leader’s New York life didn’t merit a mention in the first edition of The Encyclopedia of New...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Books

Life journeys stuff of memoir, even at 25

It is unusual when a young person of 25 has enough experience and wherewithal to pen his or her own memoir, but Sarahlee Lawrence manages both – and well.River House is a memoir disguised as...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Books

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