• The Short Version: Presidential Tax Plans

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

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

    1 week 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?

    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. Last week the subject was the fine line between  political favors and political…

  • Poets’ Corner: Erika X 2 for Mother’s Day

    2 weeks ago.

    In most cases, the lucky ones, mothers are the Linus blankets of our early lives. We hang on as long as we can. Early on, we can’t go to sleep without them nearby. When we think of our most cherished childhood memories, moms typically…

  • Poets’ Corner: Bridger for Mother’s Day

    3 weeks 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?

    3 weeks 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

    3 weeks 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…

  • The Short Version: Public Corruption

    3 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. Last week in The Short Version, Cleo Abram blogged about the strike…

  • Rosemerry at TEDxPaonia: Art of Changing Metaphors

    3 weeks 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

    4 weeks 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

    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. Last week in The Short Version, Cleo Abram blogged about equal pay…

  • A Tribute to Prince - When Prince Was Alive & Well

    4 weeks ago.

    The names are Telluride legends: world-famous actor/singer/songwriter Keith Carradine once lived in town, where, back in the early 1990s, he and his then wife Sandra owned and operated the historic Sheridan Opera House under the auspices of the Sheridan Arts Foundation. For years, one of…

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

    1 month 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 month 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

    1 month 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: "Hold On To Me Darling" & More

    1 month ago.

    Did you ever notice, probably in retrospect, that trips often appear to have been planned around a theme? And then remembered that the theme was inadvertent? This Telluride Inside... and Out stay in New York seems to have had one…