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Anya Jaremko-Greenwold’s articles

Prescription drugs: The opiate of the masses

In Colorado, the opioid-related death rate is double the rate of deaths in motor vehicle crashes. Drug addiction is a pervasive problem around the world, and Durango is no exception. You might assume you’re personally immune to developing an addiction – but much like disease, addiction doesn’t discriminate. Even the medical...

Netflix & Chill: 420 Edition - ‘South Park: Season 20’

Many moons ago, when I was young and naïve, I didn’t like Comedy Central’s “South Park.” To be fair, I hadn’t really watched it – but the crude cut-out animation was unpleasant to my untrained eye, so I scoffed as all my friends got hooked. Then, one fateful evening, I watched the show while under the influence of marijuana....

Love it or Hate it: Thrift stores

Love itMost of my clothes come from thrift stores. Truth be told, there’s an abundance of choice in New York City second-hand shops, probably because there are millions more people dropping off stuff (many of them wealthy) and because fashion is a higher priority there than it is here, deep in...

‘Embrace’ will remind you to love your body

“This body of mine is not an ornament – it’s a vehicle,” says director Taryn Brumfitt in her documentary “Embrace.” The film’s conception came about after Brumfitt, an Austrian photographer and mother of three, posted an unconventional before-and-after image of herself online, celebrating body diversity without trying to make...

A phantasmagoria of intrigue and disquiet from Durango artist Dan Groth

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt,” said philosopher Bertrand Russell. Like most talented people, Dan Groth is terribly self-critical. He has messy hair, a sheepish smile and at 40 years of age, he possesses a skittish and refreshingly child-like manner. Groth is...

Netflix & Chill: 420 Edition - ‘The Descent’

It’s mid-September, which means dark evenings are creeping ever closer and the time is nigh to curl up (or assume the fetal position) whilst watching scary movies at home. Don’t forget a bowl of premature Halloween candy and a packed bowl of somethin’ else. You’ve probably all seen the perennial “Shining” and “Rosemary’s...

Diners: Beacons of Americana

There is no dining spot more quintessentially American than a diner. Diners are greasy, chintzy, iconic, mythically beautiful locales. There’s a strange romance about them; they’re in just about every corner of the U.S., and no two are the same. Part of the charm is nostalgia. Diners first emerged on the scene in late 1800s...

5 must-sees from this year’s Telluride Film Fest

The 43rd annual Telluride Film Festival kicked off last Friday. Unlike showier film fests in glamour spots like Sundance, Toronto or Cannes, tiny Telluride has no red carpet for celebs to parade up and down, dressed in their lavish best. Even the venues are relatively modest; Telluride’s school gym and hockey rink get...

Netflix & Chill: 420 Edition - Telluride Film Festival

Last weekend I attended part of the Telluride Film Festival, one of the most elite and celebrated film fests in the world. Telluride is only a (beautiful) two-hour drive from Durango, so you have no excuse for not going next year (it’s always over Labor Day weekend). Here are some tips on how to navigate this fest (or any...

Love it or Hate it: Diner food

Love itFor me, diners hold a certain allure that’s half golden-era nostalgia, half my own starry-eyed idealism. I love the idea of the ’50s, the era when diners were king. The fashion was great (circle skirts, bright colored dresses, red lips and flats), Hollywood movies were at their...

On making fun of tourists, being PC and Chacos at weddings

Dallas Gwynn isn’t shy about oversharing. Her stand-up comedy routines are self-deprecating in the extreme, filled with gross-out humor about her body; the contraception she takes to avoid babies, a bald spot in her hair, pooping or masturbation. It’s similar to the body shame Louis CK heaps upon himself, except Gwynn is a...

All the rules for back 2 school

It’s that time of the year again; there’s a chill in the air, some yellowing leaves and everyone’s back for business at Fort Lewis College. Confused about what the hell you’re doing (Aren’t we all)? With the help of Luke Perkins (senior, general history major), Jalen Terry (junior, basketball player and marketing/business...

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