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Elizabeth Kinahan, Durango animal portraitist, is ‘drawn to protect them’

Elizabeth Kinahan is a local oil painter and co-owner of downtown gallery Studio &. Her gentle, musing work depicts the plant and animal life of the American West. The protection of both wild and domesticated creatures is top priority for Kinahan; she donates a portion of everything she makes back to animal rescue...

Netflix & Chill: 420 Edition - ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’

On Monday, comedian Gene Wilder passed away at the age of 83 due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. With his downy halo of yellow curls and impish blue eyes, Wilder was maddeningly funny in “Young Frankenstein,” “Blazing Saddles” and “The Producers,” but you can probably tell by the outpouring of quotes and stills...

Love it or hate it: First day of class

Love itAs a student, there was always the hope that the enticing elective – something like Sociology of Seinfeld – would be as delicious as touted in the course directory.

There was the hope that your comp instructor was a grad student a handful of years older whose dreaminess made up...

Ore House chef on local food tips and cheap cooking ideas

Cliff Bornheim is chef at The Ore House, Durango’s cozy Old West-style steakhouse. We grilled Bornheim (no pun intended) about the best ways to prepare cheap meals and where to buy less costly food products around town. And stay tuned for a future edition of DGO for more from Bornheim.

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17 tips and tricks for surviving the San Juan Brewfest

Here are all the ways to do the brewfest right, with some help from Steamworks’ Sean Moriarty:

1. Talk to the brewersYou’ll have access to the guys or gals who actually designed the beer you’re drinking. So if you like something, ask more about it! This is their livelihood, and learning...

Caitlin Cannon, on girl bands, songwriting and an EP release

Badass all-girl Americana band The Cannondolls are local favorites. This Saturday, the quirky musical group will be releasing their eclectic first studio collaboration “Crumbs EP.” (The title track “Crumbs” is available on iTunes now) Produced by Andy Rok (founding member of Flobots), the five-song EP is alt-country with...

Love it or Hate it: Beer festivals

Love itOf all the festivals – music, craft, mushroom, art, wine, dandelion, pie, macaroni and cheese – beer festivals are my favorite.

I love paying a flat fee and having nothing but four hours of beer in front of me. I love how beer festivals are always kind of music festivals too, with...

Netflix & Chill: 420 Edition - Judd Apatow movies

Judd Apatow likes to make movies about smokin’ herb, and I respect that. But his films are problematic gender-wise, and sexism surfaces in the unexpected activity of cannabis consumption. Take “Knocked Up,” for example: Ben (Seth Rogen) is a slacker stoner who lives with a bunch of dudes in a messy house, while Alison...

Carver’s chef Dave discusses must-haves for every kitchen

We chatted with Dave Cuntz, executive chef/owner at Durango staple Carver Brewing Co., about the most versatile tools and ingredients everyone should keep in their kitchen.

What instruments would you recommend?A good blender. Vitamix is my favorite, but Cuisinart can do the job....

The Stormtrooper speaks

You might have seen a rogue Stormtrooper wandering around Durango. That’s Hank Blum, self-taught photographer and “Star Wars” enthusiast, who regularly photographs himself in the costume exploring the La Plata Mountains. On special occasions like Halloween or May the 4th (unofficial “Star Wars” day), Blum graces our downtown...

Netflix & Chill: 420 Edition - ‘Frances Ha’

This is one of those movies that almost hurts to watch because of how true it is. It’s about millennial melancholy, not having any money and not having any career prospects because your degree is in the arts. Frances Halladay (Greta Gerwig) is a 27-year-old living in Brooklyn with a background in dance and choreography. The...

Comedian Paula Poundstone in Durango: ‘Most people who type ‘LOL’ are lying’

Paula Poundstone doesn’t look like anybody else. She’s usually garbed in bright suspenders, wacky ties, fitted suits, snazzy shoes. A self-proclaimed asexual, her comedy doesn’t deal much with “being a woman” - she exists on a more androgynous playing field, joking chiefly about being a single mother (she became a foster...

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