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The hakawati

Across the Potomac, Helen Zughaib could see the Pentagon burning from her home in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 11, 2001. Soon...

Voices of dissent

“We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it.” —Edward...

Rebel with a cause

In Swahili, the word ujamaa means “familyhood.” Some translate it as “extended family” or “brotherhood,” but for Tanzanian natives like Robert...

The intimate is political

In the months leading up to the 2016 presidential election, Boulder-based artists Julie Maren and Joy Alice Eisenhauer were excited. The...

The antidote to despair

In a storage unit in Boulder sits a sort of museum of remembrance, momentos of lives past, curated intentionally by CU...

The steep walls of the pyramid

Success, acclaim and wealth can be a dream come true for many artists. But when Jonathan Saiz’s artistic career began to...

‘A resting place for worried minds’

"I know it’s hard to believe, but these days I feel upset a lot of the time,” says artist Kathryn Jill...

Get uplifted

There’s a panel at this year’s ARISE Music Festival called The End of Loneliness, and in a way it sums up...

The hope in play

America was reborn after World War II. Industries that thrived producing goods during and for the war sought new means of production....

Brawling love

Is Romeo and Juliet a romance or a tragedy? It probably says a lot about the human condition that an overwhelming number...

‘Listen to the voice of the woods’

To see a Studio Ghibli film is to believe — in wonder, in magic, in childhood imagination and, most importantly, in the...

An ordered universe

In David Foster Wallace’s book Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity, he attempts to explain the possibility of constructing...
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