We've featured plenty of wacky memes collections from Facebook pages dedicated to schools like Colorado College. But the Colorado Springs Memes Facebook page is the first we've found dedicated to a particular city in these parts. The topics vary widely, but one's been coming up a lot lately: winter, ... More >>
The rug monster is coming back to life.
In 1964, the monster -- which, BTW, looks like a combination penis-and-vagina -- was the star of the (terrible) monster movie The Creeping Terror. Now, thanks to more than $70,000 raised through Kickstarter, a brand-new version of the rug monster will grace ... More >>
We've recently offered tours of college meme pages keyed to CU Boulder, Colorado State University, UNC, Colorado College, DU, Metro State, Colorado Mesa University, Colorado School of Mines and the University of Wyoming. Now, some high schoolers are getting into the act, led by Greeley West students ... More >>
In a 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, African-Americans and other minority citizens secured the right to vote. To honor their efforts, Colorado Democratic lawmakers, faith leaders and march veterans are urging citizens to utilize their voting rights by participating in toni ... More >>
Colorado-based filmmaker Daniel Junge won an Oscar tonight for Saving Face, the short documentary film that follows a Pakistani plastic surgeon dedicated to performing reconstructive surgery on women who've been attacked with acid.
Read an interview with Junge about Saving Face.
"Robert Adams was teaching English at Colorado College in the early 1960s when he met Myron Wood, who taught him the basics of photography," Westword art critic Michael Paglia writes in a preview of the upcoming Adams show at the Denver Art Museum. "But instead of taking the traditional appro ... More >>
There are, no doubt, saner ways to film the Cordillera Blanca of Peru than paragliding a few feet above jagged glaciers, vertiginous cliffs and freezing lakes, camera and breathing and life itself neatly suspended -- but that wouldn't be the path chosen by Sweetgrass Productions, a backcountr ... More >>
Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin, who's refusing to return to Afghanistan for a second tour until President Barack Obama produces proof that he was born in the U.S., is a Colorado native. Which makes perfect sense given the case of birther fever that continues to run through the state more than a ... More >>
David Quammen writes about bugs, the cosmos and everything in between.To call David Quammen a nature writer seems somehow inadequate.
Yes, he's a whiz at crafting crisp, clear prose about the secret world of spoonworms and busting popular myths about dinosaurs and all that, but his essays go ... More >>
The poster for "This Beautiful City."
The New York Times yesterday published a review of This Beautiful City, a play about Colorado Springs that, in the words of the New York-based theater troupe that performs it, "explores the Evangelical movement and its unofficial U.S capital." The Times praised ... More >>
Catching up on my reading over the weekend, I found that the January 19 New Yorker has a terrific piece by Caleb Crain discussing the emergence of new, revisionist accounts of the Ludlow Massacre. "There Was Blood" delves into the bloody conflicts in the southern Colorado coalfields a cent ... More >>