Jessica LaRusso is 5280‘s managing editor. LaRusso also oversees daily copy flow and deadline coordination and maintains the house style guide. She writes for the Dwell section of 5280.com and all segments of the magazine, including service packages. LaRusso grew up in northern Indiana and earned a degree in anthropology at the University of Notre Dame—along with completing the school’s Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy—before trading the Midwest for the mountains in 2010. LaRusso joined the 5280 staff full time in 2012 and lives in Denver.
From a piece of the Green Monster to a Cubs on-deck circle you can actually stand on, the National Ballpark Museum in LoDo contains a charming, approachable collection of memorabilia that will make you fall in love with America’s pastime all over again.
With 1,367 acres of the most striking—and most accessible—scenery in the state, Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs is understandably a magnet for summer tourists. But Coloradans can still enjoy the park, even in peak season, by following this guide.
Colorado event-planning pro Virginia Frischkorn shares her top tips for hosting get-togethers this holiday season—if and when local restrictions allow them, that is—and how her new service, Bluebird in a Box, can make them even more festive and stress-free.
Whether you want to trace the footsteps of authors past or help our literary institutions survive to see a post-coronavirus future, consider the following required reading. Plus: 15 recently published books by Centennial State writers to add to your collection.
Suffragists didn’t invent political organization tactics, but they took what others had used before, adjusted them for their needs, and found success. And campaigns and advocates are still using that same adopt-build-change strategy.