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CTRL-A: Give your morals a rest, we all need a little freakiness

“I think I saw the outline of my neighbor’s penis in his pleather pants.”

That was an actual line I heard after the Snowdown Follies on Tuesday night at the Strater Theatre. Normally, it’s the kind of comment I’d deem rude or sophomoric. But after the Follies, through all the crassness, low-brow hijinks, innuendo,...

CTRL-A: Embracing ambiguity: How to avoid the world’s letdowns

Living with ambiguity can be hard. Look no further than the dating scene, where no one involved can figure out if that thing that just happened was a date, and where shadows of “she likes me ... but does she like-me like-me?” loom.

Overall, there seems to be a general reluctance with ambiguity in our culture, in favor...

CTRL-A:That sweet spot of discomfort found in the frigid Animas

Last Saturday morning, I found myself in quite the peculiar place: Completely submerged in the Animas River.

I wasn’t rescuing a child or a dog (are you crazy?) or raising money for a charity. It was just me and some friends and colleagues in swimsuits jumping into the frigid river because ... well, I don’t really know...

CTRL-A: Transcending his celebrity, Bowie opened doors to beauty

I have this thing about refusing to care when famous people die. I’ll read the news, scratch the side of my face, then fret over the number of crisps left in the Pringles can that my hand is stuck in and forget about the dead famous person du jour.

It probably stems from my overall disdain for celebrity culture, our...

CTRL-A: Making resolutions? Save some space for a little junk

The week between Christmas and New Year’s is always a weird one, a hazy time where life seems simultaneously about the past and the future, pulling us to reflect on the year that was while turning us in the direction of the year to come.

I got thinking about 2015 and my day-to-day actions, which to keep, which to...

CTRL-A: Santa Claus doesn’t use packaging ... until he does

It was the Christmas that I was 8 going on 9 when I really started to ask questions.

It began as it had every year of my conscious life on Christmas morning. Trailing my four-years-older brother and tailed by my mom and dad, I flew down the basement stairs to see what Santa had laid out in front of the fireplace. And...

Art meme to micro fiction: the visual art of David Holub

David Holub’s got one fist of whimsy and the other of steel, if the right one don’t getchya the other one will. The former editor of DGO has gone rogue; he’s now a member artist at Studio &, creating visual art anchored in narrative. Holub’s work wants to pleasantly provoke you into being present, and it will.

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Beer blending: What’s out there and what do brewers think?

Every brewery we visited in Durango had a number of mixed beers customers regularly ask for. We had to try some while seeing what the brewers had to say of the practice.

Ska Brewing Co.

Sampled mix: Decablonde – 50 percent True...

Mixed beers: Creativity and customization or abomination?

On one hand, it’s like putting ketchup on a steak, a ruinous bastardization of beer that had been brewed with particular flavor and body profiles to be enjoyed in its purity. On the other, it is beer lovers customizing, getting creative and exploratory with beer, which is, after all, the spirit of craft brewing to begin with....

Mexican beer is muy popular. Here’s why

Sure, Cinco de Mayo is here and you’re probably thinking there’s no better time to fiesta than now. And what better way than to get a twelver of Corona or Modelo, or if you want to do it Durango-style, as much Mexican Logger as you can fit in the back of your Toyota Tacoma.

While cracking open a Modelo Negra or Sol...

Mexican beer taste test: Pick one and be refreshed

Let’s face it, most Mexican beers available around here are all but indistinguishable from the next, especially those in Grupo Modelo’s portfolio. With few exceptions, anyone who claims one to be superior to the other likely thinks Bud Lite mops the floor with Coors Light. Mexican beers are more about lifestyle, nostalgia,...

From the editor: In which I reluctantly attempt to introduce myself to you, Durango

By the time this column is published, I will have been a resident of Durango for exactly 12 days. Six of those days were spent trying to write this column.

I’m not sure why I dread the process of writing about myself, I just do. I write and then rewrite, ad infinitum, until the deadline cannot be pushed further and I’m...

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