Arts & Culture

Becoming American

What does “becoming American” mean to you? Is it a process? A state of mind? An act of participation? When one becomes American, what’s...

The walls move outwards

When Lior Gross emailed Eyal Rivlin to ask about joining one of Rivlin’s Hebrew classes at the University of Colorado Boulder last spring, Rivlin...

Tips for thrifty living

Sparrow is a self-taught visual artist, pianist and chef — and has a master’s degree in creative writing. He lives in a doublewide trailer...

For my mother

It’s been almost two years since my mother got divorced. Unlike some middle-age separations, hers was a complete and sudden shock — no falling...

Echoing across the vista

After hauling backpacks weighing almost 100 pounds to 13,300 feet above sea level, waiting out a snowstorm and finally reaching the perfect spot on...

The renewal of dress

It’s not surprising that fashion was low on the list of priorities during World War II. Supplies were limited and all efforts were directed...

Dioramas: the theater of science and discovery

It’s a busy Saturday afternoon at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science but there are no lines for any of the exhibits. Free...

Handel’s ‘Messiah,’ tailored for the Christmas season

It’s been 276 years, and people are still talking about Handel’s Messiah. Of course, it’s one of the best-known and best-loved pieces ever written, but...

Jenn Zuko on the art of violence and sex, on stage

You’re at the theater, watching a lovely scene succumb to violence. You’ve just seen the marriage of a young couple but now, moments later,...

Stitching through it

The week of Feb. 11, 2013, Time Magazine looked at the impact caused by the rising number of drones, while People Magazine ran a...

Punketry versus Jazzetry: A poetic battle for the ages

Punketry versus Jazzetry. Either you know what it is or you don’t. If you do, you’re probably a poet — and not just any...

Staying human with Michael Franti

It’s Election Day, Nov. 6, 2018, and it feels serendipitous to get the chance to talk with Michael Franti about his new documentary, Stay...
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