culture and entertainment

Happy hints for Santa

Despite the dearth of snow to cover the brown ground, Santa is coming soon. Books are perfect presents for girls and boys. They can educate, entertain and expand children’s worlds. Fortunately,...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Arts Calendar

Friday Andy Janowsky, 5:30-10 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., 725 Main Ave., 247-5440. Piano Music with Caprice Fox, Classical, Broadway and lite jazz improvisation, 6:30-9 p.m.,...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Politics dominated pop culture – and vice versa

Our politics is often reflected in our popular culture, and vice versa – especially in an election year. That relationship seemed closer than ever in 2016, when a TV personality was elected...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

The art of exploring in 3-D

Cool and elegant, new works by Jay Dougan currently fill the Durango Arts Center Library. Clustered into three groups, they represent a relatively short and intense period of exploration. The...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

‘Man vs. Snake’ a great story in unusual venue

Traditional sports documentaries are best when they tell the human story behind the competition. While it stretches the definition of a sport, “Man vs. Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler”...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | COLUMN: Swimming Against the Stream

That time Alan Thicke told me his Leonardo DiCaprio stories from ‘Growing Pains’

I was sitting in a Panera in Nashville this past February when I received a phone call from a blocked number. I eyed it suspiciously. Earlier in the day, I had talked to “Growing Pains” star Joanna...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Collateral Beauty’: Tearjerker works, but doesn’t live up to its stellar cast

To watch “Collateral Beauty” is to feel both moved and manipulated. If there are tears, they’ll be practically squeezed out of you by a tragic plot device: the death of a little girl. That girl’s...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Movies playing in Durango Dec. 16-22

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com) Loving “Loving” celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving,...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

‘Deadpool’ and Ryan Reynolds receive rare superhero love from the Golden Globes

Superheroes seldom get big-awards love in the major categories. So it was a surprise for Fox’s “Deadpool” to get two nods when the 2017 Golden Globe nominations were announced Monday. The superhero...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

National Film Registry honors ‘Breakfast Club,’ ‘Rushmore’ and other teen angst movies

Whether she likes it or not, director Penelope Spheeris may be forever associated with “Wayne’s World,” her 1992 feature comedy based on a series of “Saturday Night Live” sketches about two...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Felicity Jones in ‘Rogue One’ delivers the greatest ‘Star Wars’ heroine yet

The new “Rogue One” doesn’t just provide the “Star Wars” universe with another Force-ful heroine. The film, opening Friday, also delivers the franchise’s greatest lead female performance yet....

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Arts Calendar

Friday FLC Shorts Film Festival, 6:30 p.m., Vallecito Room, Student Union, Fort Lewis College, call Stacey Sotosky for details, 903-8852. Piano Music with Caprice Fox, Classical, Broadway and...

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

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