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Divergent author to tour in January/February for new book

NEW YORK – Veronica Roth wants the tour for her sci-fi/fantasy novel Carve the Mark to be a little like the book itself, a “sojourn” defined by “exploration and curiosity.” “(W)ith each stop on the...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

You should be watching ‘Black Mirror’ – but that doesn’t mean you should binge it

Netflix presented a challenge to seasoned binge-watchers with its release of “Black Mirror” on Friday. With just six episodes, at about an hour a pop (plus one 90-minute installment), could fans...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Arts Calendar

Friday “Picture Perfect: Contrarian Voices in Photography, ” opening reception, 5-7 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., 259-2606. Harvest Festival, to celebrate Dancing Spirit...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Odd Thomas’ a quirky, satanic murder mystery

By Nick Gonzales Herald staff writer What if the kid from “The Sixth Sense” grew up and became Marty McFly from “Back to the Future”? “Odd Thomas” does its best to answer that question....

DATE: Oct. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Ben and Lauren’s ‘Bachelor’ spin-off is a nightmare, but not for the reason you think

Let’s state the obvious: Yes, producers had to amp up the drama when they inexplicably gave the sweet-but-very-dull couple Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell their own reality show. Titled “Ben &...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Bill Murray’s greatest role? Being Bill Murray

Let’s start with one of those crazy Bill Murray stories. A couple years ago, a guy named Ted Melfi had a movie idea and desperately wanted Murray to star. Except Melfi had never made a movie...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Harry Shearer sues French studio over ‘Spinal Tap’ profits

LOS ANGELES – Comedian Harry Shearer announced Tuesday that he has sued a French film studio over tens of millions in dollars in profits he claims he and his co-creators are owed for creating the...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Yoko Ono unveils lotus-petal sculpture in Chicago park

CHICAGO – Artist-singer Yoko Ono has unveiled her first permanent public installation in the U.S. in a Chicago park that will be home to President Barack Obama’s library. Ono on Monday unveiled...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Tupac Shakur, Pearl Jam lead rock hall of fame ballot

NEW YORK – The late rapper Tupac Shakur and Seattle-based rockers Pearl Jam are among the first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Nine of the...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise grows to five films

NEW YORK – J.K. Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” isn’t going to be a trilogy, it’s going to be a pentalogy. At a fan event for the upcoming film in London on Thursday, the author...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Tip a glass to O. Henry

‘Tipping a Glass to O Henry’ presented Tuesday at FLC “Tipping a Glass to O. Henry” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Durango Arts Center. The performance highlights the author’s...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Arts Calendar

Friday ► ◄ Artist-in-Residence Joyce Heuman offers drawing workshop, 10 a.m., Chapin Mesa Archaeological Museum, Mesa Verde National Park, 529-4445. Durango Friends of the Arts Fall Luncheon, ...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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