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Our top five classic video games for exploring feelings of isolation

With many places, including Colorado, under a stay-at-home order, it’s a great time to take up a new hobby or so something creative. But you and me both know that’s probably not going to happen. We’re going to veg out in front of the TV, catch up on Netflix, and – if we’re lucky – read a book. If we feel like doing something...

Helping musicians stay afloat while we’re all drowning in the fight against coronavirus

Unless you’re just coming out of a coma, you probably already know: Everything sucks right now. COVID-19 is taking its toll on humanity, bringing down our collective morale and hurting millions of people financially.

Among all the industries taking a hit are the performing arts. Whether you’re on Broadway or playing...

What to watch when you want to feel good in a time of crisis

In addition to everything else happening in the world right now because of the global pandemic, the film industry is basically going on hiatus until at least May. Not only are major releases such as “A Quiet Place Part II” and the new “Mulan” being postponed, all studio productions are being postponed as well. This is truly...

Pivot indigenous skateboard deck art exhibition ollies up to Fort Lewis College

What’s the perfect medium to capture commonalities and differences in Native American art? If you answered “skateboard decks,” you’re ... rather eccentric ... but also correct.

An exhibition called “Pivot: Skateboard Deck Art” will be opening at Fort Lewis College’s Center for Southwest Studies on March 25.

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With movies like ‘Clueless,’ do we really need another ‘Emma’?

Just as with Greta Gerwig’s Little Women only two months ago, when the trailer for Autumn de Wilde’s new interpretation of Jane Austen’s classic romantic comedy “Emma” first dropped; my immediate question was: “why?”

How many more on-screen versions of this popular tale do we need? Over the decades, we’ve already gotten...

Durango Independent Film Festival heaping on the filmmakers in 2020

Want to meet the people who work behind the scenes making movies in Hollywood and elsewhere, but you’re not willing to leave town? No problem. The Durango Independent Film Festival is bringing a bunch of them to you.

The festival, which runs March 5 through 8, typically features both filmmakers who work in front of the...

‘The Lodge’ starts off great but doesn’t amount to much

When the trailer for Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala’s “The Lodge” first dropped last year, my main takeaway was how spot on the casting of Riley Keough and Alicia Silverstone was. The two actresses could easily pass for relatives in a film – which is what I was hoping for in this feature.

While this turned out to...

Indigenous couture: Four Southwestern designers combine fashion and Native American heritage

Jolonzo Goldtooth graduated college straight into the Great Recession of 2007-2009, and his degree in behavioral psychology wasn’t getting him anywhere fast. So, like many a Millennial, he moved back to his family’s ranch, located about 30 minutes south of Farmington. As soon as his grandmother caught him lounging around,...

Just what grade does Adam Sandler’s ‘Uncut Gems’ earn?

The peculiar case of Adam Sandler continues to fascinate movie lovers into the new decade.

This is a man who hasn’t bothered to hide how much success he has found by doing the bare minimum since at least the early 2000s. Yet, like most comedians, he will branch out with serious projects once in a while. Whether for a...

Mystery Science Theater 3000 arrives at FLC’s Community Concert Hall

In the not too distant future – this Thursday A.D. – Joel Hodgson and his robot friends are coming to FLC.

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour lands at Durango’s Community Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Joel Hodgson, who created the cult hit TV show in 1988, will reprise his...

February brings cover bands to Durango, The New Pornographers and Ani DiFranco to Santa Fe

It’s February – it’s cold, and it’s dark, and everyone is hungover from Snowdown. Might as well try and catch some shows around the region.

The Animas City Theatre is hopping this month, with acts such as The Lil Smokies and Tnertle ... in addition to both Back Sabbath and Led Zepplin covers. Meanwhile, down in Santa...

Durango groove band J-Calvin releases first conceptual music video

On New Year’s Eve 2017, soul/funk/groove band J-Calvin band came together and played their first live show for a Durango audience. Since then, the band has released an album, headlined the iAM Music Fest, played a showcase set at the Telluride Jazz Fest, and played more than 150 shows while touring the Western United...

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