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Senior Editor

Philip Clapham

Senior Editor

Philip Clapham edits the Compass section. Born in California and dragged to the Lone Star State as an adolescent, Philip is equal parts Angeleno and Texan. Ten years in New York City added a whole lot of Harlem to the mix. Philip discovered the power of storytelling while working for The New York Times‘ Lens column. An alumnus of The University of Texas and graduate of the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at the City University of New York, Philip is also a portrait photographer and fiction writer. When not making portraits (or suffering writer’s block), Philip enjoys travel, genealogy research (determined to break through the “Antebellum Wall”), re-reading Baldwin and Morrison, and weekend binges of America’s Next Top Model.

Articles By Philip Clapham

The Color of Fashion Is Diversifying Denver’s Style Scene

Samantha Joseph and Alicia Myers founded the nonprofit to help increase representation in the fashion industry.

4 Ways to Create a Mid-Mod Vibe in Any Interior Space

Get inspired by Denver Modernism Week and bring some sleek to your abode with the help of these local shops.

Former Denver Bronco Chase Vaughn Has a New Position: Firefighter and Equity Pro

The Aurora native left professional football and found meaning in saving lives and changing mindsets.

What if Real Housewives Came to Denver?

Here’s a look at the lineup of personalities we think would make the casting for a hypothetical season one.

3 Top-Notch Photography Shows for Local Shutterbugs to See This Summer

Local artists to Georgia O’Keeffe all shine in these exhibitions coming to Colorado.

How to Style 7 Hot Summer Trends, According to a Local Fashion Expert

A Denver fashionista shares seven ways to shop local and refresh your stale warm-weather wardrobe.

How to Celebrate Black Pride in Denver this Month

Starting on June 15, Black Pride Colorado kicks off two weeks of food, music, and queer joy in the Mile High City.

4 New Local Books to Inspire Your Summer Bucket List

Thicken the plot of your next adventure with these new reads from Colorado authors.

Dinêr en Blanc in 2014 in Brisbane. Photo courtesy of Dinêr en Blanc

A French-Inspired, All-White Dinner Party Hits Denver This Summer

This June, make sure you’re on the RSVP list for Le Dinêr en Blanc, an elegant evening of wine, French fare, and dancing.

13 Tips for Buyers Navigating Denver’s Real Estate Market

It’s still a seller’s market but buyers can (and should) consider these steps for finding their dream homes.

Is Colorado Bringing Back the War on Drugs?

Lawmakers recently added harsher possession penalties to a fentanyl bill that, if passed by the General Assembly, could disproportionately impact communities of color.

This Littleton Resident Is Hoping to Turn Evangelicals Into Climate Believers

Lindsay Garcia serves as the director of communications for Young Evangelicals for Climate Action, an organization seeking to reconcile religion with the reality of climate change.

History Colorado Needs Your Help to Create the Black Heritage Trail

The forthcoming interactive app and a salon series are part of the institution’s efforts to highlight the history of Black Colorado.

The Clyfford Still Museum’s Latest Exhibit Is by Kids, for Kids

Children from around the Front Range helped museum staff curate Clyfford Still, Art, and the Young Mind, which opens March 11.

Black Snafu Continues Leon Gallery’s Legacy of Provocative Art

The show from André Ramos-Woodard, opening March 5, furthers the nonprofit gallery’s mission to be a space for working through the ugliness of social critique.

4 Black Coloradans Who Shaped Centennial State History

Two Black historians highlight important-yet-overlooked Colorado figures whose stories they’re intent on preserving.

A Former Lumineer Brings a Snake-Killing Colorado Legend to the DCPA Stage

Neyla Pekarek’s musical Rattlesnake Kate tells the tale of Katherine McHale Slaughterback, who once fought off 140 rattlesnakes.

Classical Music’s Leading Lady Returns to Colorado

Marin Alsop broke through gender barriers to become the most renowned woman conductor in classical music. This month, she returns to Denver, where she got her start.

42 Ways to Explore Colorado in 2022

While we’ve all been locked away in our homes, Colorado got a lot cooler, prettier, and yummier.

Photo of scene in King Richard, starring Will Smith.

How Denver Film Worked to Add Diverse Films to Its Annual Festival

The efforts included tapping Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival to help bring Oscar-worthy flicks to Mile High cinephiles.

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