—Courtesy of High Plains Chautauqua
He talked more than he sang, often playing a single verse before stopping. “Y’know…” he’d say, reminded by his own lyrics, and then regale listeners with another tale of Steinbeck-ian Americana. I sat just a few feet away, grateful for the shade and breeze afforded by the un-walled tent, distant...
July 30 2015, 10:30 AM
—Photo courtesy of the Discovery Channel
Boulderite Mehgan Heaney-Grier established the first constant weight free-diving record in the U.S. at age 18. Now 37, she just finished plummeting into a new adventure, where her particular skillset may net her a fortune.
Heaney-Grier is one of the treasure-hunters on Discovery Channel's show...
July 16 2015, 12:15 PM
Take some of the planet's foremost intellects, technologists, artists, business titans and global policy influencers and station them on a single campus, and you’ll get the Aspen Ideas Festival. The 11th annual event opened to a packed house on Sunday, June 28, and didn't slow down for a solid...
July 14 2015, 4:30 PM
Brazil's Companhia Urbana De Dança will perform twice during the Biennial. (Photo courtesy of Biennial of the Americas)
Denver's Biennial of the Americas (July 14 to August 30) has a big mission: to inspire action and long-lasting relationships across the Americas through dialogue surrounding arts, culture, and civic interests. It's a worthy cause (and a mouthful), but what does it actually mean for the lay...
July 9 2015, 11:30 AM
Photo courtesy of Cherry Creek Arts Festival / Liz Levy Figueroa
Reaching its 25th anniversary isn't the only noteworthy number the Cherry Creek Arts Festival (July 3–5) is hitting this year. Before you start perusing the vast array of art in the sunshine this holiday weekend—don't forget your sunscreen!—take a look at some of these other momentous...
July 2 2015, 9:30 AM
Denver's Brown Palace Hotel. Photo by David Friedel / Flickr
Every city has its deep, dark secrets. Lucky for us, Denver wears the quirky bits of its history like a badge of honor—or at least the city's many tour guides do. We reached out to a few area guides to find out their favorite creepiest, funniest, craziest, or silliest Denver secrets. How many of...
June 23 2015, 10:00 AM
This is TJ Miller. Really.
—Courtesy of Funny or Die
Ever since he stole scene after scene as the deadpan oddball Marmaduke Brooker on the criminally short-lived sitcom Carpoolers, TJ Miller has been on our radar. Even though that show was unfortunately cancelled after a partial season in 2008, Miller's work in it has helped him find...
May 29 2015, 8:14 AM
You can't beat the mountains of Steamboat Springs for a yoga and adventure retreat. (Photo courtesy of the author)
Summer calendar looking bleak? Not anymore. There are enough events in Colorado to fill almost every day of the warm-weather months. We're highlighting a few of the newest offerings so you can keep being the hip one among your friends.
Applejack BrewDown and Block Party: One of the city's...
May 28 2015, 9:28 AM