• The Short Version: Brexit

    4 days 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, the debate was about Orlando and the many political leaders are pushing for legislation to…

  • Tall Tales: Avenue Theater’s “Bakerfield Mist,” A Review

    1 week ago.

    Denver’s Avenue Theater now featuring “Bakersfield Mist” (through July 2). Tickets here. Below is award-winning writer (and our Denver critic) Mark Stevens' take on the production. Based on a real-life incident, “Bakersfield Mist” is a fine, funny contemplation on the definition of art—its value, power,…

  • The Short Version: Orlando & The No Fly List

    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, the debate was about a sexual assault case at Stanford, also wealth and privilege,…

  • The Short Version: Brock Turner & Sexual Assault

    2 weeks 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. The most recent debate was fundamentally about “Universal Basic Income.” If everyone’s basic…

  • The Short Version: Peter Thiel v. Gawker

    4 weeks 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  The most recent debate on The Short Version concerned the differences in presidential tax…

  • The Short Version: Presidential Tax Plans

    1 month 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  The most recent debate on The Short Version was felon voting rights. Think the…

  • Tall Tales: "White Guy on the Bus," A Review

    1 month ago.

    Denver’s Curious Theatre Company’s now featuring “White Guy on the Bus (through June 24). Tickets here. Below is award-winning writer (and our Denver critic) Mark Stevens' take on the production. In “White Guy on the Bus,” the sharpest line about race is a zinger about…

  • The Short Version: Felon Voting Rights, Right or Wrong?

    1 month 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 the subject was the fine line between  political favors and political…

  • Poets’ Corner: Feela for Mother’s Day (In Memorium)

    1 month ago.

    Mother's Day holds a wholly different meaning for anyone whose mom has passed away. Poems become tributes and hope to offer comfort – like this one from poet (and regular Telluride Inside... and Out contributor) David Feela: "This is a poem of…

  • Poets’ Corner: Bridger for Mother’s Day

    1 month ago.

    Tick tock. It is very nearly time to celebrate Mother’s Day. (Although we should celebrate moms everyday.) It is also a day all mom’s who are mindful are reminded of time passing; little hearts growing, then scattering: Where are you going, my little one,…

  • Alien Life a Possibility?

    1 month ago.

    In a recently resurfaced 1985 interview, famed astronomer Carl Sagan finds common ground between science and spirituality. Writing in the Huff Post, Carolyn Gregoire explains. Watch the talk on video too. When you imagine an alien, what do you think of?…

  • Technology on Western Slope: Pitch Night 5/7

    2 months ago.

    Are you an early adopter? Do you love being the person who knows before anyone else about the latest trends? Are you an investor looking for the next billion-dollar business? Attend this Shark Tank-inspired event and become part of the entrepreneurial culture of startups. Come and listen to…

  • Living Past 100

    2 months ago.

    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 months 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

    2 months 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

    2 months 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…