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Maria’s Bookshop staff pick of the week

The Tsar of Love and Techno, by Anthony Marra

Every once in a while we read something that speaks to us on such a profound level that we find that the words resonate through our soul and stick with us. This is what The Tsar of Love and Techno did for me. The language was so poetic, yet the phrasing so unusual, that I am...

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‘Spectre’ not your Connery’s James Bond

By Richard Roeper

The Chicago Sun-Times

Daniel Craig had some fans quite shaken and others stirred with his declaration last month he’d rather slash his wrists than play James Bond again. And though I’ve found Craig to be an excellent Bond in his four turns as 007, maybe it’s time for a new and fresh edition...

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New movies in Durango this week

He Named Me Malala

Playing at Animas City Theatre

Rating: PG-13

Genre: Documentary

Directed by: Davis Guggenheim

Written by: Davis Guggenheim

Runtime: 2 hr.

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 70%

Synopsis: An intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen...

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Happenings: Country-rock, punk rock and books

Country musician visits Durango on Halloween

Playing a style of country music all his own, “redneck rock ‘n’ roller” Chris Cagle is coming in concert to the Community Concert Hall Saturday.

Cagle’s hits include “What a Beautiful Day,” and “Chicks Dig It.” Solo acoustic musician and special local guest Thom Chacon...

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Album review: Caspian’s “Dust and Disquiet”

CASPIAN “Dust and Disquiet”

Triple Crown Records

Release: Sept. 25, 2015

Diving headfirst into the vast sea of subgenres, you’ll find Boston-based experimental-instrumental-post rock band Caspian. The band’s latest release “Dust and Disquiet” takes all of the...

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How to do Zombie March and not get arrested

What do handcuffs, partial nudity and the undead have in common? Typically nothing unless you’re into some weird fetish. But in Durango on Halloween night, all those things are commonplace.

The annual phenomenon known as Zombie March, which takes over Durango’s Main Avenue at the witching hour of Halloween Night, is...

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Downtown Lowdown: Reno Divorce brings longtime punk influence

Music fans need to shout it out for the state of Colorado. Durango itself boasts more bands than ever in the 20 years I’ve lived here, and Denver always seems to be sitting on what could be the next big thing.

With plenty of new-grass-inspired jam bands, often a source of ridicule amongst those soured by festival...

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Artist makes comeback for solo art show

After nearly 14 years of stepping away from his workbench, painting easel and drawing board, local artist Mike Brieger was ready to come back and make art.

The artist, whose works include sculpture, drawings and paintings, quit making art when his son was born.

“ I didn’t want to come out being a zombie,...

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DGO Tunes In: Giovanina Bucci, solo singer/songwriter

“How I Got Over,” The Roots

“OK, so this has just been an on-and-off binge-listening relationship with this album. It’s got really infectious lyrics and a musicality to it that’s catchy but not overly repetitive. I feel like it’s this awesome collaboration of melodies, hip-hop and acoustic riffs and choruses. It’s one...

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New releases at Southwest Sound

Bryan Adams, “Get Up”

Ryan Adams, “1989”

Trey Anastasio, “Paper Wheels”

Beach House, “Thank Your Lucky Stars”

Steve Martin/Edie Brickell, “So Familiar”

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Maria’s Bookshop Top Sellers

10/18 – 10/24

1. Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel (fiction)

2. The Martian, by Andy Weir (fiction)

3. The Mountain, Shadow by Gregory David Roberts (fiction)

4. Do Unto Animals, by Tracey Stewart (non-fiction)

5. Euphoria, by Lily King (fiction)

6. I Could Pee On This, by Francesco...

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New in Durango theaters

‘Burnt’ bares all to show how the sausage is made

By Stephanie Merry

© 2015, The Washington Post

Everything you need to know about Adam Jones, the difficult cooking prodigy at the center of “Burnt,” you glean from the movie’s opening scenes.

Adam is the kind of guy who punishes himself by taking up a...

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