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Letter: Move the Arc!

Dear DGO,

Read your comments on the Arc. My opinion about the Arc isn’t important, but I thought I would share my opinion about its location in hope that the Ballantine empire might be able to encourage its relocation.

We drive through the 550/160 intersection several times a week. We have to concentrate on the...

It takes two to tango, plus some toothpaste and deodorant

I’ve danced a little here and there, turned up the music and shown the broom a good time (my favorite because the broom lets me lead). So when I was scouring a local events calendar, the listing for informal tango practice from 5-7 Sunday caught my eye.

I pictured suave men with roses clenched in their teeth seducing...

Get Smart: Be a likeable vegan

We get it, you have dietary restrictions. But don’t worry, Emyrald Sinclaire, one half of the dynamic Earth Girls Goodies duo and a holistic nutritionist/chef, is here to tell your vegan ass how to make it through the holidays without getting punched in the nose.

The holidays are here and that means office parties,...

New in theaters: Truth

Playing at Animas City Theatre

Rating: R

Genre: Drama

Directed by: James Vanderbilt

Written by: James Vanderbilt

Runtime: 2 hr. 5 min.

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 61%

Synopsis: On Sept. 9, 2004, veteran CBS News producer Mary Mapes (Cate Blanchett) believed she had every reason to...

Attention, wise-asses: Open mic at the Embassy

What, you think you’re some kind of comedian? Then prove it.

The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., wants to see if you have the chops it takes to crack up an audience with its Laugh Therapy @ the Embassy from 8 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

All budding comics must sign up by 7:30 p.m. in order to perform open mic stand-up...

Get Smart About Giving The Perfect White Elephant Gift

Dreading your office Christmas party? Totally flummoxed over what to bring to the White Elephant gift exchange? Let Anna Rousseau, Geoff Johnson and Chip Johnson from Durango DOT Comedy offer their proven strategies for choosing the perfect White Elephant gift.

Strategy #1: Deception

Something that looks...

Love it or hate it: The Arc of History

Love it

They called it eyesore, an embarrassment, an abomination. Some said it looked like a croissant or dinosaur excrement or nothing at all. Many said it didn’t represent them or this town.

These are the precise reasons I love the Arc of History and non-representational or abstract art of many...

CTRL-A: A rock star who gives away his art

Over the course of interviewing people for a story this week, I found myself in a boot repair shop – buffers churning and whirring, hammers and pins tinkering – talking to two artists. Thank god one of them was Mervin Stilson.

The first time I met Merv I thought he was a rock star. And I don’t mean rock star in the way...

Sensual sex class goes beyond bananas and blushing

I think I’m a normal person, equal parts immaturity, insecurity and desperately trying to pretend I’m neither. So when I saw an ad in the paper: “Free sex classes Sunday at 6:30,” I first pictured a circle of desperate women sitting around putting condoms on bananas and one lonely dude just staring. And then I wondered, could...

Underground gets a bit brighter

The Underground at the Irish Embassy Pub has gotten a facelift of sorts, with a new stage and a lighter paint job. No longer will it only be known as the place the girl regrets going and the guys wish they’d done more than just stare. Don’t worry, though! Those days are not completely gone. From 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays and...

Style Fetish: What to do about fur?

Fur. Fur can be a problem.

Weighty questions and subtle hypocrisies slide across luxurious animal fur to us, the fabulously contradictory soft-hearted carnivores, sensitive hunters and trappers, keen-eyed and chilly thrift store searchers, the wealthy and qualm-less buyers of modern fur, the spray-can wielding activist...

Savage Love: Things to consider before selling your body

I’m a 24-year-old gay male with few resources and no “marketable” skills. I have made a lot of bad choices and now I struggle to make ends meet in a crappy dead-end job, living paycheck to paycheck in an expensive East Coast city. Recently, someone on Grindr offered me $3,000 to have sex with him. He is homely and nearly...

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