Stan Lee at Denver Comic Con 2016
—Photo courtesy of Denver Comic Con
Over the weekend, I attended my first Denver Comic Con (DCC). Though I've seen almost all of the new era of comic book and superhero movies, I'm no aficionado, so I expected to feel a little overwhelmed and out-of-the-loop. And while the sheer number of people—event organizers estimate...
June 23 2016, 12:05 PM
Visitors are hailed from the gate as they enter the Colorado Renaissance Festival
—Photo by author
For 40 years, the Colorado Renaissance Festival has lured both an entourage of devoted fans and curious first-timers to the rolling hills of Larkspur. Whether you’re interested in theatrical performances, authentic medieval wares, or just a good ol’ turkey leg, the festival promises a fun and light...
June 17 2016, 8:45 AM
—Photo courtesy of Stevie Crecelius
June is LGBT Pride Month—and Denver's LGBT community and its supporters are standing strong after the tragic mass shooting in Orlando last weekend. The 41st annual Denver PrideFest, which is projected to have 350,000 attendees, is still on for this weekend.
Of course, this...
June 15 2016, 12:10 PM
—Image Courtesy of Celin Serbo
No Man’s Land Film Festival, June 2
It's said that the Front Range was settled by mountain men, but this festival sets out to prove that adage wrong. (The founders could have been mountain women.) Celebrate the spirit of alpine adventure through the female perspective with films such as Off...
June 1 2016, 4:49 PM
The world's largest fork, next to the Cascada Bar & Grill in Creede
—Courtesy of Della Brown, Creede & Mineral County Chamber of Commerce
If you visit Creede, Colorado, this summer (and here's why you should), try not to blink. If you do, you just might miss this small town of 400—and an unusual piece of artwork: the world’s largest fork. The 40-foot-long piece of flatware greets visitors at they enter this small...
May 31 2016, 12:25 PM
On its long-distance journey across the continent, Interstate 70 traverses 449.6 miles through Colorado. Its east-west trip is marked by hundreds of mileposts, which count upward beginning with the zero mile marker at the western border with Utah.
The first few hundred mileposts always seem to...
April 13 2016, 12:40 PM
—Photography by Carlos Carrasco of Sin Huellas
The final straw was when they served mashed potatoes crawling with maggots. That’s when Douglas Menjivar and a group of fellow inmates at Joe Corley Detention Facility in Conroe, Texas—incarcerated because they were illegal immigrants—went on a hunger strike. The move attracted the attention of a...
March 24 2016, 12:00 PM
Abbey of St. Walburga. —Photo courtesy of Edith OSB / Flickr
Going on a retreat can sometimes be an expensive and over-scheduled adventure. If you’re looking to find solace and solitude on a budget this spring, try an unexpected destination: a monastery. At these five Colorado retreat centers, you’ll find the space, simple meals, and peace and quiet you need...
March 21 2016, 3:30 PM