A refreshing reboot for Spidey

In “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” Tom Holland’s 15-year-old webslinger, Peter Parker, is more mathlete than athlete, a geeky high school sophomore whose beanpole physique is as likely to be sheathed in...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Brooke Williams’ new book more than a memoir

Brooke Williams’ most recent book, Open Midnight: Where Ancestors & Wilderness Meet, is classified as a memoir. But it is more. Williams has been an active conservationist working for the...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Patton Oswalt engaged to marry actress Meredith Salenger

NEW YORK – Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt is engaged to marry actress Meredith Salenger, his publicist confirmed Thursday. The couple recently went public with their relationship at the Los...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Kesha returns with lead single from first album since 2012

Kesha has released her first new music since 2012 and announced a forthcoming album, her first since a high-profile legal battle with Dr. Luke over a lawsuit accusing the music producer of sexual...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Concerts, arts heat up summer in Durango

It’s summertime in Durango, and there’s lots to do for everyone. You want music? There’s music. You want festivals? We’ve got that, too. Something for the kids? Done. Whatever you’re in the mood...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Movies playing in Durango July 7-13

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com) The Hero Lee Hayden is a Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

The 5 stages of listening to Jay-Z’s album ‘4:44’

The five stages of listening to “4:44,” the 13th solo studio album by American rapper Jay-Z: 1. Irritation. There are fans, there are stans and there are those willing to renege their cellular...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Movie looks at the scariest summertime predator

Most likely, a great white isn’t going to kill you. Neither is a serial killer, terrorist, grizzly bear or a lot of other nightmare-inducing predators. What should be keeping you up at night is...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Why did Hollywood stop making John Grisham movies?

WASHINGTON – John Grisham may be the master of the legal thriller, but he also has solid comic timing – as evidenced during a Q&A on Wednesday at Politics and Prose, where he stopped by on his...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Don’t be surprised by Ron Howard directing a ‘Star Wars’ movie – his connection began 45 years ago

Some “Star Wars” fans were surprised by the news. Within days of Lucasfilm firing Phil Lord and Chris Miller as directors of next year’s untitled young-Han Solo spinoff film last week, Ron Howard...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

‘GLOW’ is a comedy about female wrestlers – watching it will make you smarter

There are a lot of things I loved about “GLOW,” a Netflix series about a fledgling women’s professional wrestling league so glorious that I watched it all in two sittings. It has magnificent 1980s...

DATE: July 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

‘Baby Driver’ leaves a sour aftertaste

“Baby Driver” begins with a bang, a showstopper of an opening number reminiscent of the ecstatic traffic jam in “La La Land,” only this time with the cars themselves as the dancers. While his...

DATE: July 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

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