—Photos courtesy of XO Gift Company
Go For: Eye-catching gift and home items made by a diverse selection of crafty American artisans (including plenty of local vendors with Centennial State pride)
5280 Pick: This 16-by-11.5-inch messenger bag is locally designed and screen-printed by the Parker husband-and-...
December 15 2016, 5:10 PM
—Photo by Kendall Ruth
The launch of the semiannual Coffee Masters Tournament in London and New York this year was certainly buzz-worthy. The worldwide competition (think: Iron Chef for java) invited 20 talented baristas from around the globe to compete onstage—foaming, swirling, and tasting...
October 6 2015, 3:35 PM
—Morgan Rachel Levy
Having poured everything into Dam Nation: How Water Shaped the West and Will Determine its Future (a finalist for the 2013 Colorado Book Award), Stephen Grace figured that—at least when it came to water—he was dry. But then filmmaker Jim Havey asked him to write the script for a...
—Image courtesy of Michael Jenet
Colorado author Dafna Michaelson Jenet remembers a gorgeous, sunny Saturday in June 2014 when the title and first few paragraphs of her book It Takes a Little Crazy To Make a Difference popped into her head.
Five years earlier, she had embarked on a whirlwind mission to take a 52-week tour of...
July 10 2015, 9:00 AM
—Photography by Sarah Boyum
Denver native Beverly Grant is part activist, part community leader, and part food fanatic. Grant, who has had a string of careers in computer science and radio, loves the community-building that can come from sharing food. So, when she became aware that her neighborhood north of City Park and...
Lennon's Asian-influenced family portrait "Family of Peace" can be viewed at Fascination St. Fine Art in Cherry Creek from June 5 through 7.
So you think Yoko Ono broke up the Beatles. Rest assured, this might be the least original thought you’ll have this decade. The iconic nature of Ono and John Lennon’s relationship has transcended global fame, tragedy, and even time. Their relationship and its idiosyncrasies are depicted in the...
June 4 2015, 2:46 PM
—Courtesy of BrainStormers
Ryan Parker, his father Rob "Poppy" Parker, and their friend Bill LeVasseur are the subjects of BrainStormers, a new Weather Channel series profiling their unorthodox inventions, which make use of Colorado's outdoor elements—all on a budget. LeVasseur, a former F-16 mechanic; Parker, a real...
March 17 2015, 11:30 AM
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“Breakout year” doesn’t begin to describe Steamboat Springs–born pro snowboarder Taylor Gold’s season last year: He took second at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix series, topped the podium at the Burton U.S. Open, and made his first Olympic team—all before he could legally order a Coors Banquet....