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Maria’s Bookshop top sellers, Nov. 22 to Nov. 28

Nov. 22 to Nov. 28

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 10: Old School, by Jeff Kinney (Hardcover)

2. Cortez the Gnome, by Amadee Ricketts (Paperback)

3. Polar Express 30th Anniversary Edition, by Chris van Allsburg (Hardcover)

4. Cold Smoke: Skiing Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, by Andrew Klotz ...

May the hype be with you

Wait a minute. There’s a new “Star Wars” movie coming out? Wow, who knew?

Answer: Everyone in the conscious universe.

If “The Force Awakens” isn’t the most heavily hyped movie of all time, I’d like to hear your other contender. Yes, there was a massive buildup to “Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace” in...

Downtown Lowdown: ’Tis the season for sucky music (and the few who get Christmas tunes right)

Welcome to the holiday season and all its baggage that makes this equally the most joyous and most despised time of the year. Its false sentiment, bloated political correctness and attempts to get you to spend go hand in hand with good ol’ drunken gatherings, a snowy walk through a neighborhood strewn with holiday lights and...

Maria’s Bookshop top sellers: 11/15-11/21


1. being & vibration: Entering the New World, by Joseph Rael (Paperback)

2. How to Relax, by Thich Nhat Hanh (Paperback)

3. The Martian, by Andy Weir (Paperback)

4. Cold Smoke: Skiing Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, by Andrew Klotz (Paperback)

5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 10: Old...

What’s new: Ty Segall, “Ty Rex”

Ty Segall, “Ty Rex”

Release date: Nov. 27

Label: Goner Records

Ty Segall is, hands down, one the best and most prolific artists currently shaping the landscape of underground/fringe rock ’n’ roll today. If you are a fan of contemporary garage rock and its many, many tendrils and tangents, you are likely...

New at Southwest Sound: Nov. 27

New releases for Nov. 27

Leftover Crack, “Constructs of the State”

Circles Around The Sun, “Interludes for the Dead”

Jaco Original Soundtrack

Danzig, “Skeletons”

Slaves, “Routine Breathing”

Maria’s staff pick: The Conquering Tide

The Conquering Tide, by Ian Toll

Books about the War in the Pacific are as common as seagulls on the beach. There seems no end to the fascination of retelling stories of America’s grueling island-hopping campaign against the Imperial forces of Japan from 1941 to 1945, a war that seems doubly compelling for taking place...

New in theaters: Spotlight

Playing at the Gaslight

Rating: R

Genre: Mystery & suspense, drama

Directed by: Tom McCarthy

Written by: Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer

Runtime: 2 hr. 7 min.

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 97%

Synopsis: The riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that...

Mountainfilm on Tour is coming for you, Durango

Each Memorial Day Weekend, as the aspen trees are starting to unfurl their chartreuse leaves and the creeks are gushing with snowmelt, Telluride comes to life from its off-season slumber with Mountainfilm Festival.

At its bones, Mountainfilm is a documentary film festival. But in reality, it’s much more: a celebration...

New at Southwest Sound Nov. 20

New releases for Nov. 20

1. Adele, “25”

2. Enya, “Dark Sky Island”

3. Abigail Williams, “Accuser”

4. Krayzie Bone, “Chasing The Devil”

5. Kode9, “Nothing”

New in theaters: ‘Secret In Their Eyes’

Playing at Durango Stadium 9

Rating: PG-13

Genre: Mystery & suspense, drama

Directed by: Billy Ray

Written by: Eduardo Sacheri, Billy Ray

Runtime: 1 hr. 51 min.

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: Not available

Synopsis: A team of investigators – Ray and Jess, along with their supervisor...

Maria’s staff pick: “Girl in the Woods”

Girl in the Woods, by Aspen Matis

Growing up is difficult. There is a struggle to create who you want to be, to find ways to do the things you love, to exist comfortably in a space and to fill it in the way you choose away from the exceptions imposed on you from youth. This struggle becomes infinitely harder when you...

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