Becoming American

Arts & Culture

For they know not what they do

Last summer, Pedro Silva, an associate pastor at First Congregational United Church of Christ, was walking toward the pop-jet fountain on Pearl Street when...

Just the beginning

It’s a busy night at VisionQuest Brewery’s StarWater Wednesday. Sitting at a back table, behind the typical crowd of hug-loving, smile-wearing, hairy eccentrics, are...

Applauding all abilities

In Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, the song “The Farmer and The Cowman” claims the differences between the two shouldn’t prevent them from becoming friends....

Making scents

In ancient Egypt, to anoint a statue of a god with perfume was to bring that statue to life, for the gods were imbued...

A campus for the arts

Seeking refuge from the June heat, student artists flocked to the air-conditioned Boulder Pottery Lab for its Saturday open hours. Inside the old Boulder...

The kids are alright

The opportunity to see a relatable story in popular media is a priceless experience for a young person. The path of self-discovery can be...

Enhancing the excitability of the whole machine

Friedrich Nietzsche considered art the “healing balm” for the human condition, the highest form of relief for existential dread, world-weariness and, if you will,...

No spectators

Strolling across the property where artist Android Jones lives, it seems fitting that a man whose art is often experienced projected against domes would...

Over the hill, onto the mountain top

Dennis Glowniak, aka D Rider to KGNU listeners, has 57 seconds before he goes live when Sean Makau, the station’s promotions director, walks in...

Tommy, can you hear me?

For some, childhood is filled with wonder and happy memories. For others it’s riddled with real-life nightmares and family secrets. For Tommy Walker, it’s...

Facing Rocky Flats

The first thing you’ll see when you walk in the door of the Boulder Public Library’s Canyon Gallery is a fluorescent-red, wall-sized image of...

Broad skepticism

Over the past several years, TED talks have become a staple of everyday life. A coworker or family member emails you a bite-sized piece...
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