Arts & Culture

Conversing with Georgia

At first glance, the common thread between the artworks in Aftereffect is less than obvious. There are different mediums, subject matter and...

The forgotten ones

Don Coen’s family had a farm just outside of Lamar, Colorado, southeast of Colorado Springs, about half an hour’s drive from the...

All animals are created equal

Maria Montessori believed in the innate intelligence of children.  “The child is not an empty being who owes whatever...

The pleasure of a good conversation

For one week each spring, throngs of people overrun the University of Colorado’s picturesque campus seeking the pleasure of a good conversation at the...

In the name of ratings

In 1994, nearly 26 years ago, if anyone had told Pablo Escobar’s family — as they were desperately trying to flee Colombia after Pablo’s...

How a sunset feels

Try to describe a sunset without using colors; think about how it feels, how the air smells, perhaps about the sounds that arise at...

Blurring the lines

The Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival (LEAF) is a place for hackers. Not hackers like Gary McKinnon or Albert Gonzalez, but hackers like Brian Eno,...

The gray area

For thousands of years, humans have passed stories down to younger generations with the hope they’ll continue the practice. As a member of the...

An American secret

I don’t take notes as Arthur Secunda talks to me; I’m too focused on hearing him, and it strikes me that the scratching of...

The lasting mark of art

In any given art gallery, viewers know not to reach out and touch a piece of art, no matter how tempting it seems. But...

To see and be seen

It’s 10 a.m. on a recent Thursday and Jordan Casteel has been up since 5, but she’s fresh, bright-eyed, no signs of fatigue. The...

Conversation series focuses on experience of war

It was a holiday weekend tradition: James Speed Hensinger and his parents would meet close family friends for a lakeside vacation full of picnics,...
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