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Odd Rot: Take Me Home

When not drawing lil weird critters, Patty Templeton writes strange stories. Her first novel is an 1880s ghost story called “There Is No Lovely End.” Chat with her over by instagram.com/pattytempleton.

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DGO picks in and around Durango: November 15 to 21

Werk itWhoop, whoop! That’s the sound of the police. And also a sound you’ll (likely) hear mashed into the music happening at Animas City Theatre this fine Friday night, when electronic magicians – err, musicians – Freddy Todd, Kll Smith, The Dancing Arrow, and Kid Konsume take the stage to...

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Indigenous artistry: Native American creatives talk life on the res, kicking down boundaries, and learning to tell their own stories

Graphic designer, comic book artist, musician, filmmaker – it doesn’t matter the medium or the tribe – Native artists want to be the ones to tell their own stories, from the grit to the shine.

These artists are proud of who they are. They embrace the struggle of challenging the status quo to shed light on who their...

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DGO picks in and around Durango: November 1 to 7

Authors unveil the mysteryGet your magnifying glasses and questions out, sleuths, cuz mystery authors Margaret Mizushima, Emily Littlejohn, and Scott Graham will be telling Durango about how awesome it is to write mysteries, along with giving some inside info on their new releases. Learn about...

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Odd Rot: Dollar Signs Are All I Can See

The only gambling Patty Templeton goes in on are Dolly Parton-themed slot machines and lotto tickets for jackpots over 500 million hundos. If she ever gets rich, she is going to buy a f-ton of books. Chat on Twitter via @PattyTempleton.

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Native artists on why they’re proud to be American Indian creatives

There are plenty of reasons to be proud of being a Native American – a history of resilience, rich family histories, a strong sense of who you are and where you come from. DGO Mag interviewed seven American Indian artists who live in Durango and the surrounding area, each with their own version of why they’re proud to be...

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Through the Native lens: American Indian artists on pushing boundaries, being activists in their work, and ‘not being Native enough’

Native comic book artist Kayla Shaggy is tired of how Indigenous people are portrayed in the media.

Often two-dimensional background characters, stereotyped, and placed against a backdrop of poverty porn, there’s a lot of room for growth in terms of how American Indians are depicted across a variety of art forms. We...

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Odd Rot art: Take Back the Power!

Patty Templeton really wants you to VOTE before or on NOV. 6. Not registered? DOESN’T MATTER! In Colorado you can register ON ELECTION DAY. Know who votes? Middle-aged to old white women and men. Want your voice heard? VOTE diversity into office. Want to chat about voting? Say hi to Templeton on...

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DGO picks in and around Durango: November 1 to 7

Festival de los PartaaayThe party ain’t over after Halloween by any means. In fact, just the day after is Durango’s own Festival de los Muertos, which is to celebrate the art and culture of Latin America. Artist booths, face painting, lots of dancing – and that doesn’t even include the...

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19)This week, you are focused on financial matters and earnings. However, at a deeper level, you’re giving thought to your values and what really matters in life.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)The Moon is still in your sign....

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This is Halloween

Patty Templeton is probably watching “Trick ‘r Treat” right now. Tell her yer fav Halloween flick on Twitter via @PattyTempleton.

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Historic haunting: We stayed at the Grand Imperial, one of the ghostly hotels in the Four Corners, and lived to tell the tale

We’re sweating bullets as we slowly creep our way through the precarious mountain pass that leads to the small town of Silverton. The sun has long since disappeared, making the drive even more unnerving as we navigate its sharp turns. We try, and fail, not to look down toward where the road ends and the steep chasms below us...

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DGO picks in and around Durango: October 25 to 31

Dammit, JanetTake a step to the leeeeeft, and then a step to the riiiight, and get steamy with the characters of the cult classic interactive show, “The Rocky Horror Show,” for the 11th annual performance in Durango. Be sure to snag a $5 goodie bag so you can participate in throwing all sorts...

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