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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, TV and Streaming

Jake Tapper achieves a childhood dream by drawing for the new book MAD About Trump

Jake Tapper remembers it well, the way certain childhood memories remain as indelible as the deepest India ink. It was the bicentennial year, when he was an impressionable 7-year-old, and staring...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Fate of the Furious’ silly and loud

“The Fate of the Furious” doesn’t need your stinkin’ laws. Speed limits? Optional. Ditto, gravity. Only one unwritten commandment of silly action moviemaking – thou shalt not exceed two hours –...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

‘Growing up Whittaker’

In 1963, Jim Whittaker became the first American to stand on the summit of Mount Everest. Hailed as a hero back home, his adventures affected every element of his life. In My Old Man and the...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

A chance to slow down at the Creativity Festivity

Last Saturday, I visited Creativity Festivity, the Durango Arts Center’s annual student show, for the third time. Partly by chance, partly because one work called me back, and partly because...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Be confident and find your happiness’

Artist Jennifer Jung, who lives in Hotchkiss, north of Montrose, will be celebrating the opening of her new show Friday at Diane West Jewelry & Art on Main Avenue. Originally from Ohio, Jung began...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

A night of live music for a cause

If you’re looking for live music, tonight’s the night. iAM MUSIC will be hosting its #MUSICSAVES show at the Durango Arts Center. Featuring headliners Alpen Rising, Elder Grown Family (“Family”...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Arts Calendar

Friday Hozhoni Days Powwow, all-day event, $6, Whalen Gymnasium, Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive, After: A Juried Exhibition, opening reception, 5-9 p.m., Studio &, 1027...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Outrage after ‘Survivor’outing: ‘Why haven’t you told anyone here you’re transgender?’

Super fans of “Survivor,” the hit reality TV game show that demands its contestants “outwit,” “outplay” and “outlast” each other, have spent 34 seasons forgiving the dirty tactics of those most...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Movies playing in Durango April 14-20

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, The Last Word Harriet Lauler, a once-successful businesswoman, works with young local writer Anne Sherman to write...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

John Mayer’s a stellar guitarist, but his songs are staid

Yeah, but he’s an amazing guitar player. That’s what people say whenever John Mayer is held accountable for his pillow-soft songcraft, the dull sentimentality of his lyrics or that cuckoo-racist...

DATE: April 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Animas Museum to reopen Native American gallery

La Plata County Historical Society will reopen the Native American gallery on Saturday at the Animas Museum, 3065 West Second Ave. A lecture and opening reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. for...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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