• Living Past 100

    Yesterday

    Living well past 100 could come down to (no big surprise here) genes and, well, two very fragrant foods – at least according to Huff Post lifestyle writer James Cave. Read on to discover the very fishy, very fragrant secret.  Everlasting life…

  • Rosemerry at TEDxPaonia: Art of Changing Metaphors

    2 days ago.

    We claim her, so we name her. Telluride’s Word Woman is Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer. The Telluride Literary Festival describes Rosemerry as one of its notorious “Burl Gurrls,” an elite sorority that includes other red hot poets: Amy Irvine, Kierstin Bridger, and Ellen Metrick.…

  • Indian Ridge Farm & Bakery: Big Changes

    6 days ago.

    Wrights Mesa’s Indian Ridge Farm & Bakery is coming alive this spring, albeit with some major changes in its operations.  For the past 15 years, the farm’s one and one-half acre organic garden fed as many as 65 regional households…

  • The Short Version: Verizon Strike & Future of Labor

    1 week ago.

    The point of it all is to break down the headlines, determine why an issue is important, and reveal the best arguments on each side of the story. Last week in The Short Version, Cleo Abram blogged about equal pay…

  • TIO New England: MASS MOCA & More

    1 week ago.

    Zen-like quiet and profundity? Psychedelic bomb exploding? Take your pick. Both are available in three sprawling exhibitions at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts – not to mention the wonderful work in a town house across the street. For five decades, Richard Nonas…

  • Tall Tales: Denver Center’s “Sweeney Todd” is Killer

    1 week ago.

    The Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ production of "Sweeney Todd” gets a rave from Tall Tales columnist Mark Stevens, TIO’s Denver theatre critic. Through May 15. Tickets here. Before you dig a few quid out of your pocket for the Denver…

  • TIO NYC: Not Your Mother’s (or the Wait 'Til Next Year Dodgers') Brooklyn

    1 week ago.

    “B” is for.... Brownstoners, who helped restore the mansions and brownstones in neighborhoods such as Park Slope to their former picturesque grandeur. Our new BFFs, Craig and Phoebe, live fully, seamlessly, at the nexus of deep thought, professional accomplishment, savoir faire, social consciousness, and…

  • Local Quilter Semi-Finalist, International Quilt Show

    2 weeks ago.

    Telluride-area quilter Val Franzese, a founder of the Telluride’s Many Hands Fiber Arts Festival, was selected as a semi-finalist for the 2016 AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah, Kentucky, April 20-23, 2016, at the Paducah McCracken County Convention & Expo Center in Paducah, Kentucky. Franzese…

  • TIO NYC: Portraits X 3

    2 weeks ago.

    Major talent - and legend in her own times. But a relatively minor brand today – despite her unique talent and rolling legacy. And yet... Cole Porter adored the woman. It was just one of those things.... So did Marlena Dietrich (who paid her passage…

  • The Short Version: White Whale of Politics

    3 weeks ago.

    Last week, Cleo Abram blogged about the controversial tampon tax. Do tampons fall under the category of  “necessities,” which in most, read 45, states are not taxed? This week’s subject is no less, ahem, taxing: As The Donald gets closer…

  • TIO NYC: Unfinished Times Two

    3 weeks ago.

    Work interrupted. A life interrupted. One show at the New Met Breuer; the other at New York's Metropolitan Room. Once upon awhile ago in Florence, an art historian introduced us to the concept of non finito or “unfinished" in art while in…

  • TIO NYC: “Bright Star,” A Review

    3 weeks ago.

    I ain’t telling no lie (or my nose would grow like Pinocchio): when you wish upon a "Bright Star,” your dreams of a magical night on Broadway come true. The inspiration for Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s unapologetically old-fashioned, twangy musical is based…

  • The Short Version: “The Tampon Tax"

    4 weeks ago.

    Last week, the subject was contraception. This week, well, it’s tampons. Is Cleo Abram on some sort of  feminist tear? Short answer: Nope. The subtext of her blog last week was really religious institutions and what exemptions they should or should not receive. This week, tampons…

  • The Higher Your IQ, The Less Social You Are?

    4 weeks ago.

    Misery wants company. But is the opposite true for people with higher IQs? So says this Huff Post blog by Carolyn Gregoire. Are you an urban-dwelling loner who often prefers staying home with a book to going to a party? If…

  • Aronson’s “Orchestra of Exiles”: Book Launch in NYC 4/ 6

    4 weeks ago.

    Under the umbrella of Aronson Films, long-time, part-time local Josh Aronson made MTV videos, television pilots and specials and over 500 commercials before turning to documentaries in 1999. The multi-talented filmmaker is also a high-level amateur concert pianist, who regularly performs chamber music…

  • The Short Version: Contraception Coverage

    1 month ago.

    Last week, Cleo Abram talked about the ripples in the water across the pond: Brits are split about whether to stay or exit the European Union. This week the big issue is closer to home: contraception is once again – or still–  making waves. Check out…