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Shane Monaghan

Shane Monaghan is the former digital editor of 5280.com and teaches journalism at Regis Jesuit High School.

Kali Fajardo-Anstine at Denver Public Library

Inside Denver Author Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s Much Anticipated Debut Novel

Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s debut collection of short stories, Sabrina & Corina, was a finalist for National Book Award in 2019. The Denver writer’s first novel, Woman of Light, due out this month, aims to build on her burgeoning literary legacy by reclaiming Indigenous Chicanas’ place in the history of the American West and Colorado.

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17 of Denver’s Best Dive Bars

Prime people watching, cheap drinks, a no-fuss ambience—no matter what you’re looking for in an unpretentious watering hole, these favorite spots in the Mile High City and beyond are sure to quench your thirst.

Your Guide to Surviving DIA During the Holidays

Traveling out of Denver’s main airport hasn’t been easy in recent months—and the holidays promise to make it even more challenging. Use our expert tips to make your trek more bearable.

Vail Employees Really Should Wear Tuxedos

Aspen just debuted a custom uniform for its staff. So we imagined what workers at other resorts would wear to reflect their employers’ most recognizable traits.

Why Ghost Stories Have Such an Enduring Appeal

Do ghosts exist? One writer puts his belief to the test during a paranormal investigation—and finds that tales about spirits force us to grapple with more than just whether they’re real.

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