culture and entertainment

Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale latest dystopian novel to top best-seller lists

Move over, 1984. There’s a new dystopian novel topping the charts. Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale has just become the best-selling book on Amazon.com. “New,” of course, is a relative term....

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

American Humane: Third-party report clears ‘A Dog’s Purpose’

LOS ANGELES – Leaked video showing a frightened dog being forced into churning water during filming of “A Dog’s Purpose” was misleadingly edited and the German shepherd was unharmed, according to...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Lady Gaga says Super Bowl halftime show is ‘for everyone’

HOUSTON – Lady Gaga said she hopes her Super Bowl halftime show will celebrate “inclusion” and the “spirit of equality” during a time of national division. “This performance is for everyone. I want...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

‘La La Land’: Homage to the musical

“La La Land,” Damien Chazelle’s exuberant, thoughtful ode to bygone movie musicals, begins with two bravura gestures. After a retro-looking CinemaScope logo announcing the film’s big-screen...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Arts Calendar

Friday Durango High School Rocks fundraiser, 8:30 a.m., Durango High School Auditorium, 2390 Main Ave., 259-1630. Snowdown, 9 a.m.-11 p.m., events will be hosted at several locations in Durango,...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Follies a bawdy romp for newbie

Full disclosure: This was my first Snowdown Follies. I’m not quite sure how I managed to not go to a single show in the 22 years I’ve lived in Durango, mostly a combination of having to work and...

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

Garrett Young releases new single

Local musician Garrett Young has just released his new single, “Do You Hear My Cries,” online. I had a chance to talk to the Bayfield resident, whom some of you may remember from the band...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

The Unsettlers explores simpler living

The quest for the simple life is one that has been undertaken by many throughout America’s history. However, in the age of consumption and global warming, we can see that the traditional ways that...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Beyoncé announces she’s pregnant with twins

NEW YORK – Blue Ivy is about to become a big sister – twice over. Beyoncé and Jay Z announced Wednesday on Instagram that the superstar singer is pregnant with twins. “We have been blessed two...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Movies playing in Durango Feb. 3-9

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com) (For movies, visit www.animascitytheatre.com) Gaslight Theatre (102 Fifth St. Next to the railroad depot, 247-8133,...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

The Weeknd set to perform with Daft Punk at Grammys

LOS ANGELES – The Weeknd will team up with Daft Punk for a performance at the Grammy Awards. The collaboration between the singer and the electronic music duo is one of a number of pairings...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Oprah Winfrey to be ‘special contributor’ to ‘60 Minutes’

NEW YORK – Oprah Winfrey has been named a “special contributor” to CBS News’ “60 Minutes.” Winfrey will bring occasional reports to the newsmagazine starting this fall, when it begins its 50th...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

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