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Farmington and Shiprock featured in several episodes of ‘We’re Here’

If you haven’t been watching the HBO documentary series “We’re Here,” you’ve been missing out on a significant representation of Four Corners-area people and places.

The show follows former “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestants Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara, and Shangela as they travel across the United States recruiting...

What are the best cannabis cooking shows currently streaming?

Quarantine has been a great time to watch cooking shows. After all, cooking and binge-watching television are easily two of the best stay-at-home activities. Especially if you can pry yourself away from the latter to do the former ... before returning to the latter, food in hand.

The release of Netflix’s Cooked with...

Screenwriter Charles Bennett’s impact on the film industry makes another appearance

Six years after the world and film history were exposed to, and reminded of, one of Hollywood’s best kept secrets — the life and career of screenwriter Charles Bennett — the man himself is the subject of a two-volume follow-up to his posthumous autobiography: “The Rise of the Modern Thriller.”

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Drive-in movies are back ... at least in Farmington

Culturally and politically, some groups in this country want a return to the way things were in the mid-20th century. This definitely isn’t the forum to talk about that, but there is one thing that I think most of us can agree would make America great again if they were brought back: drive-in movie theaters.

As someone...

A summer without blockbusters?

As if it hasn’t already been said enough these past two months, one of many unprecedented firsts to come out of the coronavirus pandemic is the loss of theatrical movie releases — meaning most movies are postponed indefinitely.

Traditionally, the summer movie season starts at the beginning of May and we would have had...

Tory Dawson’s long-exposure photos capture the galaxy above Colorado

Living in the Four Corners, it’s easy to take the view for granted — especially the one right above us when the sun sets. But living more than a mile above sea level, in a place where it’s easy to get away from the lights of civilization, makes for great stargazing.

Tory Dawson, though, is well aware of that fact. The...

What’s going on with this year’s film festivals?

Along with all the other myriad events disrupted by the COVID-19 epidemic, the rest of 2020 seems iffy for film festivals. While a lot of us miss going out to see new movies, I doubt many of us are in any hurry to pack into a crowded theater, even when they reopen.

Since March, more than 175 festivals have been...

‘The Getaway’ revisited, four decades later

For someone as synonymous with 1970s pop culture iconology as Ali MacGraw, it’s always surprising to recall that she only starred in three classic films. And those three films were basically the only hits throughout her film career. Of course, this suddenly starts making sense when you learn that MacGraw was originally a...

What makes Half Past Fate a perfect video game for quarantine

We’ve been sitting on the couch playing video games a bit more this season for, well ... obvious reasons. But they haven’t been as relaxing as we thought they would be — at least for us, anyway.

Something about running through the T-Virus-infected streets of Raccoon City in Resident Evil 3 lands a little too close to...

The Stillhouse Junkies want to deliver a live music experience to your front yard

The Stillhouse Junkies, a Durango-based roots band, was supposed to be wrapping up a tour of Great Britain and touring the U.S. right now, but a certain virus had other ideas. Unable to have a show with a live, in-person audience, the band held an online show early on in the pandemic via Facebook Live. Now they have a better,...

Shakespeare wrote a bunch of his material during epidemics, and so could you

If you’ve been on the internet, watched TV, read a newspaper or flipped through a magazine lately, you’ve probably seen lists of all the things you could be doing while self-isolating from you-know-what. They’re often accompanied by anecdotes of what historical figures did during quarantines of the past – anecdotes perfectly...

Are the recent Fortnite and Minecraft concerts the precursors to the Metaverse?

When the coronavirus sent everybody inside, it seemed like a good time to get into video games. After all, they give you something to do in your home, away from all the weirdos wandering around your neighborhood, touching crosswalk buttons and ATM keys with their germ-ridden bare hands.

But as more and more video...

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