culture and entertainment

‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’: Bloody buddy flick is par for the coarse

At once reassuringly familiar – even starchy – and yet oddly unsatisfying, “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” is meat-and-potatoes moviemaking at its most fungible. Co-starring Ryan Reynolds as Michael...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

For the biggest Sherlock Holmes fans, the best account of Baker Street mania

In 2002, at the end of a festive January evening, I was made a member of the Baker Street Irregulars, a literary society devoted to Sherlock Holmes. As part of what is called an investiture, a new...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Game of Thrones’ used to be all about the journey. Now it’s about the destination.

The boats and horses on “Game of Thrones” are moving faster than ever. Last week, Daenerys dispatched Tyrion and Davos to King’s Landing and, moments later, the men were rowing to its shores. But...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Logan Lucky’: A down-home heist without all the rushin’

Wasn’t it just yesterday that Steven Soderbergh was announcing his retirement from filmmaking? Those of us who didn’t buy it are now vindicated with the return of American cinema’s most dependably...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Durango Arts Center presents show about environmental realism

“My work stems from my need to investigate the natural world,” Peter Hay said in an interview last week at the Durango Arts Center. He and I sat in the DAC Library surrounded by five works on paper...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Movies playing in Durango Aug. 18-24

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com) A Ghost Story Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife, only...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Gore hammers at global warming

In a time when climate change seems an issue more vital than ever – especially as the Trump administration moves to dismantle programs meant to slow global warming and withdraws from global...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Arts Calendar

Friday Durango Blues Train, all-day event, $100, Railroad Depot, 479 Main Ave. Rural Electric Underground: work by Rosie Carter and David Butler opening reception, 5-9 p.m., Studio & Gallery,...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Get your tickets now for Merely Players’ season

Merely Players is now selling tickets for its 2017-18 season. The show lineup includes three found-space productions: the comedy “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery,” which will be presented in...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Rosie Carter and David Butler open new show at Durango’s Studio &

Artists Rosie Carter and David Butler have been working on their first artistic collaboration, “Rural Electric Underground: Lit Works by Rosie Carter & David Butler,” for the past few months. The...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

‘Despacito’ opening doors for Spanish songs on English radio

NEW YORK – “Despacito” is easily the song of the summer with the success of the hit stretching beyond Spanish-speaking audiences to make it the year’s most recognized song in the U.S. and...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Maya Rudolph to star in live ‘A Christmas Story’ in December

NEW YORK – The Fox network has cast Maya Rudolph to help lead the live TV musical “A Christmas Story” this winter. The “Saturday Night Live” veteran and star of “Bridesmaids” will play the mother...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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