They called it eyesore, an embarrassment, an abomination. Some said it looked like a croissant or dinosaur excrement or nothing at all. Many said it didn’t represent them or this town.
These are the precise reasons I love the Arc of History and non-representational or abstract art of many...
Over the course of interviewing people for a story this week, I found myself in a boot repair shop – buffers churning and whirring, hammers and pins tinkering – talking to two artists. Thank god one of them was Mervin Stilson.
The first time I met Merv I thought he was a rock star. And I don’t mean rock star in the way...
Jennylee, “Right On!”
Available: Dec. 11
Label: Rough Trade Records
I love records released with what seem like seasonal appropriation. Like many music fans, I have albums that I refer to or associate as “winter records,” whether intentionally or not. “Right On!” is now among those ranks. Jenny Lee Lindberg...
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, by Jung Chang
Like many people, I have been fascinated by Chinese culture intermittently, inspired by a book, a film or perhaps a painting, to learn more about a place so different from my own. But before reading Wild Swans, I had never actually put together the wrenching swiftness...
Nov. 29 to Dec. 5
1. Durango: A Silver Past, A Golden Future, by Susan Dalton (Hardcover)
2. Close to Heaven: 50 Years of Purgatory (Hardcover)
3. Cold Smoke: Skiing Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, by Andrew Klotz (Paperback)
4. Burn Girl, by Mandy Mikulencak (Hardcover)
5. Polar Express 30th...
Durango’s love affair with ska is certainly no secret, with its biggest ska export being the product of a brewery named after the horn-heavy music highly influenced by reggae and punk rock.
But it’s also a genre of music, one with a dedicated audience prone to a more aggressive sound that may or may not let the...
How much do we value the people in our community who create? We live in a society where many things we once paid for have become free or crazy cheap: Spotify playlists, online magazines, YouTube. It’s easy to begin to expect that the creative content will come to us for little or no cost. But what about the people producing...
Fur. Fur can be a problem.
Weighty questions and subtle hypocrisies slide across luxurious animal fur to us, the fabulously contradictory soft-hearted carnivores, sensitive hunters and trappers, keen-eyed and chilly thrift store searchers, the wealthy and qualm-less buyers of modern fur, the spray-can wielding activist...
Playing at Animas City Theatre
Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson
Written by: Emma Donoghue
Runtime: 1 hr. 53 min.
Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 96%
Synopsis: A unique exploration of the love between a mother and her child. After 5-year-old Jack (Jacob Tremblay) and...
The whale in Moby-Dick is not only one of the biggest living creatures on the planet, but also one of the biggest metaphors in all of literature. So it’s easy to forget the genuine horror we might feel if we ever actually encountered such a beast.
“In the Heart of the Sea,” a new film from director Ron Howard, strips...
Playing at the Gaslight
Directed by: Jonas Carpignano
Written by: Jonas Carpignano
Runtime: 1 hr. 47 min.
Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 86%
Synopsis: Ayiva and Abas are close friends from Burkina Faso determined to make it to Italy in...
If you’re freezing your ass off outside, find your way inside Animas City Theatre on Thursday night for bluegrass served up hot by supergroup Grant Farm.
The Boulder-based band is made up of Tyler “The Champ” Grant (formerly of the Emmitt-Nershi Band) on electric guitar and vocals; Adrian “ACE” Engfer on bass and...