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Got Each Other

Patty Templeton read Gwynne Garfinkle’s movie monster poetry collection, “People Change,” and wants you to buy it, too. Talk to her about books on Twitter via @PattyTempleton or at instagram.com/pattytempleton.

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Changes, they are a’comin’: Hey, readers. We have a big announcement.

Hey there, readers. We have some news for you. Want to know what it is? Of course you do, but I like to drag out the suspense as long as possible. A little further...a little further. All right. Here we go.

So, the news is that DGO Mag is expanding, which we think is pretty darn rad. To kick off the new year, we will...

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Get Outta Town: Tinkertown Museum, land of wooden wonders

There is a world created by a former carnival worker that you need to see. It’s a world of pure imagination (yes, we stole that from Willy Wonka), and it’s within a day’s drive of Durango. We’re talking about Tinkertown Museum in Sandia Park, New Mexico.

It’s hard to describe the world that Ross Ward, who once worked as...

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DGO picks in and around Durango: November 29 to December 5

Rocking rock musicDavid Bowie, Prince, Kurt Cobain, Patti Smith, Mick Jagger – doesn’t matter the musicians or the era. Dress up as your favorite rock star and show up ready to party at iAM MUSIC’s ROCK the Rock Lounge event. This “fundraiser with a musical twist” is for any and all rock music...

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Rumble

Please don’t be the douchetroll who goes around asking people to smile. Debate this stance with Patty Templeton on Twitter via @PattyTempleton.

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Crappy ink contest: Bad tattoos from readers, part 2

It’s another week in the Land of Terrible Tattoos. Spill the tea on your bad ink decisions and we’ll fix you up with a chance to improve your circumstances with either a free cover-up with Robert Smith of Black Mountain Tattoo in Cortez or a free consultation and two free laser removal sessions with Durango Dermatology. To...

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Tattoo artists and their tattoos: Local artists on what life is like behind the needle

Just above the long scar on Bill Peoples’ upper right arm is the image of a man keeled over and hurling up the contents of his stomach. Above the scar is a tattoo of a man holding a shotgun in the direction of the viewer, a woman spinning around a pole, and above that is the name of the strip club Peoples worked at for more...

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Local artists’ best approaches to giving their clients a good tattoo

Every tattoo artist has a unique way of sinking their needle into someone’s skin. Different styles. Different focuses on detail. Different interpretations. Still, most artists work with the same goals in mind: to make the customer happy and create a good piece of art.

We spoke to local artists about what they believe is...

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The worst tattoos local artists have seen over the years

Look. We’ve all made mistakes, and many of us have made bad decisions when it comes to permanently inking ourselves in a tattoo shop. Or a basement. Or a garage. Hey, we don’t know where you like to get your tattoos.

Unfortunately, sometimes you have to live with those forehead-slapping tattoos for a while. On the other...

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Beneath the skin: Local tattoo artists reveal their most meaningful, quirky, or just plain worst tattoos

It’s hard to imagine a tattoo artist who isn’t covered in tattoos. Just try it. Can’t do it? Neither can we.

Tattoo artists are usually covered nearly from head to toe in an amalgam of colorful ink, and local artists are no exception.

Graceful Eye owner Joshua Barela estimated that tattoos cover nearly 80...

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Reader submissions for the bad tattoo contest, round 1

We called and you answered, dear readers – like sailors to a siren’s call. Except unlike deadly mermaids, we won’t drown you in any bad decision sorrows. Like your friendly snark counselors, we just want to help. We want you to lay back on our proverbial couch and tell us your terrible tattoo stories so we can help you....

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DGO picks in and around Durango: November 22 to 28

Trot that...turkey?We want to make so many jokes, but we won’t, because the annual Turkey Trot, a beloved Thanksgiving day race that’s been taking place for like, three decades or so, is pretty great. You can choose between the 5-mile race or 1-mile fun run – either sound like the right kind...

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