Radiolab's Jad Abumrad -- who was awarded a MacArthur fellowship in 2011 -- is just as affable and eloquent on the phone as he sounds on the radio, with a dash of vulnerability revealed when he worries about fucking up the answer to a question. Yes, he actually said that -- with a measure of anxiety ... More >>
Once upon a time, CU Boulder was a staple on the Playboy top party schools list. This year, however, the Buffs were skipped over in favor of CSU, which has made headlines for lotsa out-of-control bashes in recent years. The latest took place Saturday night, with law enforcers saying attendees at a h ... More >>
It's been a rough September for the University of Colorado. First the Buffs football team lost to their now arch-rivals, the Colorado State University Rams, in the annual early-season battle at Sports Authority Field, and then the entire school fell off Playboy's yearly list of the biggest party sch ... More >>
Colorado authors and poets will be in the spotlight this week at ceremonies, readings and head-to-head competitions, proving that diversity is alive and well in our state's literary community. Take a look at what Colorado has to offer at these three very different events. See also: Bogged Down: Pet ... More >>
Forbes has just released its list of the top colleges in America -- a roster that includes 650 institutions. And while thirteen Colorado colleges are included, none of them made the top ten...or the top twenty...or the top thirty. Below, see our photo-illustrated countdown of the Colorado finishers ... More >>
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 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 the documentary play, which is based o ... 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 century a ... More >>
International photographers focus on Denver all month.
Buntport Theater’s Brian Colonna doesn’t feel like his group is often recognized for the original work they do – at least not until their 2006 MasterMind award. “The way we promote ourselves is word of mouth and recognition in the paper. It’s a great boon to have your name in the paper in ... More >>
Beating around with Bush in Colorado Springs.
Memo to: J. Wenner
From: Gig LeCarp, National Affairs Desk
Re: HST Sendoff
Buntport dazzles with silly yet serious inventiveness.
Buntport celebrates its anniversary with a reheating of the sitcom.
The Havu and Judish galleries are the latest to showcase contemporary representational art.
The Bowed Piano Ensemble
Colorado's scholar athletes
The Importance of Being Earnest
December 24 - 30, 1998