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For first time, CoverGirl ads feature woman wearing a hijab

CoverGirl is featuring a woman wearing a hijab in its advertising for the first time in the makeup line’s history. Beauty blogger Nura Afia is featured wearing the traditional Muslim head covering...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango Public Library gets into gaming

Just in time for cold winter nights and family gatherings, the Durango Public Library bought a collection of board games. There are 11 games for check out including Catan, Pandemic, Dominion and...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Doctor Strange’ satisfactory but not quite strange enough

When it comes to movies, few genres have grown as stale as the superhero variety. It often seems like studios are intent on taking decades of wonderful comic book source material and processing it...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Maria’s Bookshop partnering with Animas High School senior for book drive

Animas High School senior Ellis McNichol isn’t going to be spending her Christmas break skiing or sleeping in or just hanging out with friends. For three weeks, she’ll be working in an orphanage in...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Durango High School Troupe 1096 to open ‘Beauty and the Beast’

When the curtains go up, Durango High School Troupe 1096 will be ready. The troupe’s production of “Beauty and the Beast” will open tonight, and as they were putting the finishing touches on the...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Lynching Waltz conveys message of hope

Stephen L. Kanne’s second novel, The Lynching Waltz, is historical fiction inspired by a real event that occurred in the author’s hometown of Glencoe, Illinois, in 1947. It was a favorite and...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Into the Inferno’ Herzog’s cultural, philosophical take on volcanoes

“Into the Inferno,” a new documentary by Werner Herzog, features something that many science-themed documentaries lack – humanity. Don’t get me wrong – series like “Cosmos” do a marvelous job...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2016 | COLUMN: Swimming Against the Stream

A homecoming for a once-wimpy kid

Jeff Kinney wears his pants properly now, not with the waistband high, up near his belly button. He is no longer skeletal. He certainly doesn’t carry his patrol badge everywhere. And when he...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ is already a box-office hit, according to overseas audiences

Far easier to predict than a presidential election are the chances of a different prominent November candidate: “Doctor Strange,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, should win its top seat handily at...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Aerosmith and Obama at the same airport, so president gives band members a tour of Air Force One

Just your typical chance encounter at an airport: Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and singer Steven Tyler got a tour of Air Force One – and a meeting with POTUS himself – when the rockers found...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Ash pit’ redefined when cremains scattered at the Met

Only rarely in its history has the Metropolitan Opera canceled a performance partway through, and the reason is always death. In 1960, Leonard Warren finished his aria “Morir! Tremenda cosa” (To...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Kathy Mattea to perform at Concert Hall

Kathy Mattea, Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter, invites you into “The Acoustic Living Room” as she takes the stage at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College with her longtime...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

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