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What I can do today

If you didn’t receive a text from me last Sunday, you’re not alone. I didn’t send any … not because of a purposeful or even conscious decision, but because the time slipped … more

Boulder shootings and a time for reflection

Usually I think of the six weeks of Lent, which began on Ash Wednesday, as a time of reflection, almsgiving and prayer. I then think of Easter, which this year will fall on April 4, as a time of hope … more

Biennial of Americas encourages artistic grieving process

The immensity of loss as a result of COVID-19 is something that the state, country and world are going to be grappling with for a long time to come, and as is so often the case, the arts will play a … more

Famous last words are not only for the famous

If someone were asked to recall the last thing that you had ever said to them, what would you hope those words would be? Famous last words are not just for the famous, and they are also not only … more

You might not care about vacuums, but suck it up

My vacuum cleaner has headlights. It's a great feature. It allows me to vacuum in the dark. Nietzsche might say that “vacuuming in the dark” was a good metaphor for existence. My vacuum cleaner … more

Women+Film Festival celebrates talents behind and in front of the camera

Anyone who has participated in the last 11 years of Denver Film’s Women+Film Festival knows that stories told by and about women have a breadth and depth more than equal to their male peers. … more

Magical moment helps us weather the storm

On the Saturday morning of the big snowstorm, I was part of a special moment that I also want to share with you. Before the storm really ramped up, I happened to gaze out my second-story window to a … more

Odds and ends and underdogs

Is there anything we love more in this country than an underdog? Speaking for the non-gambling portion of the reading public, of course. I think about that a lot this time of year, with the NCAA … more

You are tremendously amazing — and you should know it

One of the things that I have learned many years ago is that we should never assume, that at any given moment, the person we are speaking with or communicating with does not need a word of … more

Documentarians are manic about Titanic

The Titanic is a sunken scab that keeps getting picked on. There’s a new Titanic documentary. There will be a new one next year and the year after that and the year after that. I wish they would … more

A journey of the self at K Contemporary gallery

Understanding oneself is the work of a lifetime — a subject that has been the focus of centuries of artwork. That includes “Birth of Self and the Complexity of Ego,” Viktor Frešo's new exhibit … more

ELLSWORTH forges her own path on debut album

Singer and songwriter Megan Rose Ellsworth experienced something familiar when she came out to Colorado from Oregon to attend the University of Colorado at Denver’s Music Entertainment Industry … more

On the virtue of temperance

Here’s my impression of last week. Any day before Friday: “OhmyGod meteorologist X said we could get 18 feet of snow on Friday into Saturday based on the GFS model which is notoriously more … more

New freedoms and new responsibility

So this is what normal feels like. Sort of.  When you’re reading this column, it will likely be on the anniversary of the day the world shut down. I was watching the Nuggets game last year on … more

A round-up of events that reflect the changes of a year in COVID-19

It’s difficult to believe the COVID-19 pandemic has been the dominant feature of our lives for right around a full year. Few industries were stopped dead in their tracks the way the performing arts … more

High country lesson: Balance creates perspective

“Some see the glass half full. Others see it half empty. I see a glass that is twice as big as it needs to be.” — George Carlin Isn’t that the way it seems these days? Sometimes we see the … more

An hour this Sunday will be no time at all

Soon it will be time to change our clocks again. Why? It’s a semi-annual nuisance that is debated and argued about semi-annually too. Between times, it’s forgotten. Daylight Saving Time was … more

Going all-in can be hard to get all the way out of

I sometimes play poker with buddies of mine. I’m not very good at it, it turns out, which is why I only play it sometimes. But I do know the game enough to know that there may come a time in the … more

A very 2021 spring season at the Arvada Center

As the first-year anniversary of the COVID-19 shutdowns across the metro area nears, theaters continue to lead the way when it comes to connecting and entertaining audiences in innovative new ways. … more

A lifelong attraction to the hard stuff

A man walks into a bar with a large chunk of concrete and says to the bartender, “Give me a drink. And one for the road.” I like concrete. I’ve always liked concrete. Concrete is everywhere. … more
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