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Jeff Kinney marks 10th anniversary of ‘Wimpy Kid’ series

NEW YORK – Jeff Kinney remembers when his goal was to write a book, one big book, for grown-ups. “I thought I’d write about a year in the life of a typical kid,” says the children’s author known to...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

NPR’s Robert Siegel leaving ‘All Things Considered’

NEW YORK – Veteran NPR voice Robert Siegel says that he’s stepping down next January as host of the network’s signature “All Things Considered” newscast. Siegel has been working at National Public...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Jonathan Demme, ‘Silence of the Lambs’ director, dead at 73

NEW YORK – Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia,” and whose Talking Heads documentary “Stop Making Sense” is considered one of the greatest...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movies playing in Durango April 28-May 4

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com) The Big Lebowski (May 3 only) In 1991, unemployed ’60s refugee Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) grooves into...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Celebrate Earth Day by reading about nature

Earth day was established in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson. After witnessing an oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, in 1969, he wanted to encourage a public consciousness surrounding air and water...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Science at your fingertips

On last year’s Earth Day, the Paris Agreement was signed by the United States, China and many other countries from around the world. These countries signed this treaty agreeing to take steps to...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Film good, but not quite ‘Gifted’

The tale of a rancorous battle for custody of a motherless mathematical prodigy, “Gifted” manages, for the most part, to rise above not just the “Kramer vs. Kramer” dynamic of a kindhearted man...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Arts Calendar

Friday Sorrel Sky Gallery 15th anniversary, 5 p.m., Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave., 247-3555. Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, 5 p.m., Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio,...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Writers group launches Cedar Moon literary journal

The Ignacio Writers Group is taking their writing to the next level, and they want you to help them celebrate. Friday (today) at the Ignacio Community Library , the group will be launching their...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

People magazine names Julia Roberts ‘World’s Most Beautiful’

LOS ANGELES – Julia Roberts is more than just a “Pretty Woman.” People magazine has named her the “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” for a record fifth time. The magazine announced Roberts’ selection...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movies playing in Durango April 21-27

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com) This Beautiful Fantastic Bella Brown is a beautifully quirky young woman who dreams of writing and illustrating a...

DATE: April 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

What Margaret Atwood thinks of Hulu adaptation of ‘Handmaid’

When Canadian author Margaret Atwood stepped onto the set of the Hulu adaptation of her dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale, she was given a strange task: to hit lead actress Elisabeth Moss from...

DATE: April 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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