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Pop culture picks from 2017

What didn't suck in 2017? Well, actually, quite a bit. DGO spoke to opinionated, cool-hunting Durangoans about their pop culture prize finds. Each of our experts has a knowledgeable obsession with a subject - like books, movies, or TV – and they were willing to narrow down their long lists of 2017 loves to their top three...

Maria’s staff pick: “Trouble Boys: The True Story of The Replacements,” by Bob Mehr

Trouble Boys: The True Story of The Replacements, by Bob Mehr

We all know how the usual story goes of a rock band’s rise to stardom: it starts out in basements and dive bars until a record label executive stumbles upon them, leading to a handshake deal that takes the band on a roller coaster ride of bohemian splendor...

This week’s Maria’s staff pick

Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist, by Sunil Yapa

During the turmoil of the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s, the Spanish anarchist Buenaventura Durruti, responding to a comment about the futility of the revolution, exclaimed: “We are going to inherit the earth; there is not the slightest doubt about that. The...

Maria’s staff pick: “Words Like Love” by Tanaya Winder

Words Like Love, by Tanaya Winder

How do we pronounce words like love? How do we believe in them, and how can we apply them to the missing, wounded and massacred: To the missing indigenous women in North America, to a wounded culture, a dying language and the open grave of a massacred history that we refuse to stare...

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