Arts & Entertainment

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

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

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