—Photography by Morgan Rachel Levy
One year ago, Colorado voters issued a resounding “no” to a proposed nearly $1 billion tax increase to pay for what Governor John Hickenlooper called “the most...
—Illustration by Jeffrey Decoster
Sometime in the afternoon on Friday, August 18, 2006, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service special agent Preston Fant climbed into an unmarked pickup and sped into the desert east of Flagstaff, Arizona. He wore a weathered pair of boots, jeans, and a collared shirt, over which he had pulled a bulletproof...
—Photography by Benjamin Rasmussen; Smoke by Creativity 103
Forty forty-five begins as a wisp of green with leaves no bigger than a butterfly’s wings. On this morning in mid-January, it’s attached to the stem of a larger marijuana plant, number 3269, which is known more commonly by its street name, Strawberry Diesel—STD, for short—one of the most popular...
—Illustration by Thomas Allen
There is no mistaking the drama of a night at the theater: Lights dim over the audience, the first note of music hangs in the air, a moment of anticipation fills the space before the opening line is delivered. To borrow the words of Daniel Ritchie, one of Denver’s most philanthropic supporters of...
—Photography by Carmel Zucker
There has been a lot of conversation recently about the death of fine dining. And although that notion may have been exaggerated, we do agree with Bon Appétit restaurant and drinks editor Andrew Knowlton’s assertion that the national restaurant landscape is shifting toward a more casual environment...
—Photograph by Jeff Nelson
The morning of June 10, 2014, dawns on Washington, D.C., as it typically does in summer: under a sodden blanket of humidity. Although the temperature won’t top 80 degrees all day, by 7:30 a.m. the oppressive mugginess has already settled, eased every few minutes by a fleeting, fluttering...
—Photography by Morgan Rachel Levy; Lettering by Ian Barnard
In a loose grove of aspens, on a high ridge not far from downtown Denver, Graham Steinruck walks at an impossibly slow pace. Every few feet, he stops and looks around. He notes the nickel-size leaves on the aspens. He pauses to feel the spongy texture of the soil under his feet. Everywhere, the...
—Photography by Matt Nager