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Dream Interpretations: The religious Bernie Sanders rally

I was with a group of friends, and we were at a Bernie Sanders rally taking place in a cathedral. He had a pet praying mantis that kept attacking people. But it was cool, because it wasn’t that dangerous – mainly just irritating.

— Concerned Sanders Supporter

The cathedral setting indicates religion; I’m...

Love it or Hate it: Space

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Space: It’s the Final Frontier. It encapsulates every possibility; alien life forms, black holes that suck every bit of light and sound inside of them (badass), distant planets that might have way better Wi-Fi than we do, the overwhelming concept of infinity, or even more frightening, the chance that space does,...

Get Smart About #vanlife

From the looks of Instagram, Matt Foley isn’t the only guy livin’ in a van by the river. Let Rex Winchester, fly-fishing guide with San Juan Angler, tell you what #vanlife is all about.

How’d you get into this?

It’s a practical means to solve a problem – the Durango housing market is insane. We got pre-approved...

Young luv in the digital age

Valentine’s Day was easy in elementary school. Most of us have pleasant memories of the holiday from a youthful perspective; carefully selecting cards at the drugstore, full of puns about love from Spongebob Squarepants or The Little Mermaid; handing them out to classmates; the precarious decision of which card to give your...

Get Smart on digital vs. film photography

Filters lost their luster? Snapchat lacking that old appeal? Let Jacob Brooks of Brumley & Wells Photography tell you about film, then you can call those photos of your dinner “still-lifes” and not “OMG!!! SO DELICIOUS!!!”

What do you shoot with?

I work primarily with medium-format film and shoot with a Contax...

Refreshingly racy: Why I chose to run ‘Savage Love’ in DGO

I’ll admit, there have been some “Savage Love” columns that have made me uncomfortable. There was one, two weeks ago about a practice known as “sounding” (Google it ... but not at work) that I physically had to stop reading, lest I squirm out of my chair onto the floor. And sometimes I just don’t feel like reading such frank...

Love it or hate it: Fantasy Movies

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Fantasy films like “Lord of the Rings” boast noteworthy qualities other projects lack. They feature gorgeous on-location shoots (New Zealand's green valleys and towering mountains) and elaborate costumes and makeup (hand-woven capes, dresses fit for regal elves, gruesome orc maquillage). They allow for more...

Silverton and skijoring: Winter sports get cray

There’s nothing cooler than watching skiers getting pulled by horses down Blair Street during the annual Silverton Skijoring races. If you’ve never seen it, you’re missing out.

Happen to be a skijoring virgin? Here’s a quick and dirty: Competitors use short skis and are hooked up to a horse with some type of modified...

How to sound like you know something about football when you don’t

OK, so you’re that person at the party, the one who has not watched a down of football in his life. Don’t fret, there are many of you in Durango, no need to feel bad.

But we’re humans, social creatures, and few things make us feel better than belonging to a group, fitting in, being part of the team. And that Super Bowl...

Get Smart about appeasing bartenders

Tending bar ain’t for the weak of heart, and it ain’t just a cheap way to get drunk on the job, either. Let Angie Davis of El Rancho Tavern tell you what it’s like to serve your drunk ass every weekend.

The place is packed and things are wild. How do I get a bartender’s attention?

Eye contact. Usually, a bartender...

Love it or hate it: Online dating

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Of course I need to be physically attracted to the person I’m dating. But I’ve got a bit of sapiosexual in me, which is not some kind of overly-sexual dinosaur (thanks, Yahoo Answers) but, informally, a person wildly attracted to intelligence. Online dating allows me to gauge this, albeit limitedly, sure....

Get out your mask for masquerade ball

If you didn’t get enough of dressing up for Snowdown last week, you have one more chance this weekend, when the Four Corners Alliance for Diversity hosts its Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball at the Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave.

Four Corners Alliance for Diversity works to promote equality and social justice for lesbian,...

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