culture and entertainment

‘Hidden Figures’ is terrific

One of the many reasons I’m so grateful for “Hidden Figures,” Theodore Melfi’s terrific movie about three African-American women who made integral contributions to the U.S. space program, is that...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Artist Ed Bolster to open show at Durango Arts Center

“Energy and motion are the bottom line,” says Durango artist Ed Bolster. His new show, “Extended Gestures,” which will open tonight (Jan. 6) in the Durango Arts Center library , offered him the...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Movies playing in Durango Jan 6-12

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com) The Eagle Huntress Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

In Netflix’s perfect revival of ‘One Day at a Time,’ there’s hope for the future of sitcoms

Well, they only had to remake a jillion TV shows from yesteryear to finally get one exactly, perfectly right. Not only is Netflix’s reimagined “One Day at a Time” a joy to watch, it’s also the...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Mariah Carey’s disastrous New Year’s Eve performance is a fitting end to 2016

Before the ball dropped and 2016 finally came to an end, revelers in Times Square and viewers watching at home were treated to an incredibly awkward five minutes of Mariah Carey. The pop diva had...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

‘The New Celebrity Apprentice’ is missing something – and it isn’t just Donald Trump

To no one’s surprise, NBC’s “The New Celebrity Apprentice,” which was shot many moons ago but made its two-hour premiere Monday night, is very much like the old “Celebrity Apprentice” – dull and...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

11 great history books to end the year

Regular readers know that I love history and worry we pay far too little attention to it, so here are 11 of my favorite history books of the year. (I say “favorite” and not “best” because I don’t...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Books to help you in the new year

The new year is often a time for reflection and goal-setting, and toward the end of December, many new books are released that instruct people how to “be a better you.” These books often teach you...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Have you seen the best movies of 2016?

Every year, my fellow movie reviewers and I bemoan the current state of cinema – Too many comic-book flicks! Not enough substance! Where are the musicals/love stories/chick flicks of yore? Wah, I’m...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

With the loss of its celebrities, Gen X ponders mortality

Princess Leia was our first girl movie heroine, and we made our moms braid brunette yarn so we’d have earmuff buns for Halloween. Carol Brady of “The Brady Bunch” was the ideal mother we probably...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts Calendar

Friday Open Mic, 7-11 p.m., Steaming Bean, downstairs at the Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., 403-1200, www.thebean.com. Karaoke, 8 p.m., 8th Avenue Tavern, 509 East Eighth Ave., 259-8801. The...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Looking back: Arts & Entertainment in 2016

It’s two days until the new year, and, man oh man, has 2016 been a doozy in the world of arts and entertainment. The relentless obituaries have been stacking up as the Grim Reaper has come to call...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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