History can build and destroy nations, create and end wars and help society wrangle with ethical obligations and failures. But when teachers reduce it to an endless scroll of names and dates that have been stripped of context, history loses its power. The Smithsonian Institution's Richard Kurin is ... More >>
Inherit the Wind, the fictionalized account of the Scopes Monkey Trial by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee, might just be the greatest courtroom drama ever written, and its main theme -- whether or not Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution should be taught in a public school -- is as relev ... More >>
A traveling production brings the drama of the Scopes trial to life.
What Bryan lacked in hair, Kern more than made up. Editor's note: To get you in the mood for ballot-casting, The Latest Word is kicking off each weekday between now and the November 4 election with Buttoned Up, a look at political buttons from my family's extensive collection... This reproduction ... More >>
A willingness to make an ass of yourself is key to enjoying most things in life. The American Presidential Experience, an exhibit that fills a good chunk of the parking lot at Invesco Field at Mile High, is pretty much what you'd expect -- in a good way. The primary displays -- including a replica ... More >>
Is it the Denver Public Library or the Way-Bac Machine? A couple of blocks from the downtown Denver Public Library, they’re already shutting down and removing the mailboxes outside of the 14th Avenue post office because of “security concerns” during the upcoming DNC. They’re putting speci ... More >>
No wonder all the bees are dying: Seinfeld's movie is embarrassing.
Chicago in 1968 was a place of violence and chaos. Some activists would like to re-create those good old days.
The Ballad of Baby Doe brings an American era to life.
Modern Muse forcefully revisits the suddenly timely Inherit the Wind.
The looniness of Colorado's long-distance runner.