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Judith Reynolds

Position: Special to the Herald

Email: judithlreynolds@yahoo.com

Culture Gulch

About: Judith Reynolds is an arts journalist and member of the American Theater Critics Association.

Hunter-gatherers get together for FLC lecture series

I have never thought of myself as a midsized bipedal hominid. But last Friday at a free Fort Lewis College lecture, everyone in the audience fit that classification.We also learned that in the...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2010 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Sculpture is satire that sticks

When a work of art sticks in your mind, it's telling you something.“Betty," a mock skeleton constructed out of Barbie doll parts, is stuck in my mind.Created by Fort Lewis College art major Chrissy...

DATE: May 11, 2010 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Happy anniversary, Artie Shaw

The end of the semester may be hard on students. But for people who like to see or hear the fruits of student labor,this is the best time of year.I've been going to a rash of student recitals at...

DATE: April 13, 2010 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

The Write Stuff set to host the Short Stuff

Who knows how many book clubs exist in Durango? The answer is: nobody. Well, maybe Ann Butler or Maria's Bookshop, butthey're sworn to secrecy. Whatever the current tally, it's big. Some say more...

DATE: March 9, 2010 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

New DAC exhibit invites rumination

Take a long look at “Red, White, Blue II," one of 16 mixed- media pieces in Ilze Aviks' exhibition “Cosmos." Aviks'newest series, based on an interpretation of concentric circles, discreetly lines...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2010 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Two films are about remake and redemption

If you've already had enough of Frosty and Rudolf, I have an antidote for you. His name is Sam Cahill. His chillingstory has the power to throw a bucket of ice water on the warmest holiday...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2009 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Music of life comes alive at Fort Lewis

Among the best-kept secrets in town, one stands out for me: Fort Lewis College student recitals.Scheduled by the Music Department, they feature juniors and seniors fulfilling performance...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2009 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Remembering wit, wisdom of Morley Ballantine

I drew a caricature of Morley Ballantine as a gift for her 80th birthday. When she opened the wrapping, she smiled, looked at me slyly, and said: "How come you used Al Hirschfeld’s style instead of...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2009 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Doing opera different in China visit

CHENGDU, CHINA - Speaking of opera, only a month ago I attended the world premiere of "The Letter" in Santa Fe. A few days ago, I went to what I thought was one performance by the Chinese National...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2009 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Reflecting on two gents of the West

Transitions. Last week while on a long Western trip, I encountered two young men celebrating early-July birthdays. Under different circumstances, I spent time with each. Their personal lives have...

DATE: July 14, 2009 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Four reasons to see theater this summer

A charmer. A brilliant political leader. A hypochondriac. A brave chorine. These are four characters I'm looking forward to seeing on stage this summer.Only the chorus girl, an ambitious little...

DATE: June 9, 2009 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Lessons learned on white sands of Fla. beach

What's going to happen to the Durango Arts Center? Will we ever see melodrama again in this town? Will the college ever stage another summer of Shakespeare? What's happened to the famous...

DATE: May 12, 2009 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch