• Facts About Color That Almost Seem Too Ridiculous To Be True

    4 weeks ago.

    Color is the backdrop of our lives. And the colors we surround ourselves with in daily life affect us profoundly. And they affected history. Writing in the Huff Post, Todd Van Luling talks about “8 Things You Didn’t Know About Color That…

  • Healthier Because You Are A Sports Fan? (Yes!)

    4 weeks ago.

    In 2012, bestselling author, National Geographic Fellow (and hottie) Dan Buettner spoke at Mountainfilm in Telluride. His subject, the blissful “Blue Zones”: places where cultures live longest and happiest, two separate universes, but with distinct overlaps. One common thread: being part…

  • How Much Do We Eat on Superbowl Sunday?

    4 weeks ago.

    Super Bowl Sunday is all about consumption: we eat up Clydesdales and cuddly pups; gyrating half-time babes; oh yes, the machinations of two outstanding teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots in a balls out (fully inflated) effort to win XLIX – and lots…

  • TIO NYC: Telluride Playwright Festival, “Ayn/Sister"

    1 month ago.

    Last summer, the Telluride Playwright Festival featured a new work by the nonprofit's artistic director Jennie Franks. Jennie's play,"Ayn/Sister," is about the Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter Ayn Rand, whose sister pays her a surprise visit from the Soviet Union of the 1970s. The…

  • TIO in Arizona: A Stop at La Posada

    1 month ago.

    What does a giant crater in Arizona’s painted desert have to do with a grande dame of a hotel? Not much. Yet. Sooner or later the Winslow Arts Trust will establish a major museum that will include a Sky Space…

  • Tall Tales: “Charles Ives Takes Me Home,” Curious Theatre

    1 month ago.

    "Charles Ives Takes Me Home,” Denver’s Curious Theatre. Tickets here. The program for “Charles Ives Takes Me Home” tells us that the setting is “Here and There” and the Time is “Now and Then.” We are heading for a trip…

  • Mountainfilm: Reza & "Je Suis Charlie"

    1 month ago.

    Philanthropist, idealist, humanist, architect by training and a globe-trotting heavyweight champion of photojournalism – he is a National Geographic fellow whose images have graced many covers –  the man known simply as Reza was an honored guest of Mountainfilm in Telluride last May.…

  • ALACAZEM 2015.01.08

    1 month ago.

    January 8 to 15, 2015 Visible planets: Morning: Jupiter, Saturn    Evening: Mercury, Venus, Mars Today the phrase “no news is good news” keeps running through my head. I realize this proverbial saying means that not hearing about a situation, or…

  • Celebrating Christmas in Telluride - and Austin

    2 months ago.

    Editor’s note: When news of my friend Katrine’s win hit my inbox, it struck me that her upbeat story proves Christmas can be more than buy, fry, cry, and wonder why. So if your “ho ho ho” has turned into “ho ho no,” read…

  • Former Telluride Local’s 1st Film Gets Raves

    2 months ago.

    SCOTT COHEN is an artist and director now based in New York, who used to call Telluride home. His photographic works, primarily derived from his own documentary footage, can be found in numerous collections around the world and collectively make up the…

  • CNN’s Hero of the Year: Proving Second Chance Right

    2 months ago.

    We simply could not overlook the coincidence. Timing is everything: this week’s Second Chance column is all about “Pet Parenting for More Meaningful Living” and talks about the profound, often life-changing, life-enhancing bond between humans and their pets. Between soldiers and…

  • Climate Hawks on the Left & Why

    3 months ago.

    Not all green-leaning folks fit under one large umbrella. Turns out there are shades of green, real differences among those who love Mother Nature and want to save the planet. In this article which appeared in Grist, David Roberts parses the…

  • Pinhead Institute: Holbrooke Featured by Your Mark on the World

    3 months ago.

    Sarah Holbrooke is executive director of Telluride's Pinhead Institute dedicated to bio-literacy and bringing world-class STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education to young people throughout rural Colorado. And that is a sharp right turn from her past career: Sarah was an award-winning…

  • TIO Denver: "Mystery and Mistletoe” Writers Showcase

    3 months ago.

    “Mystery and Mistletoe” Writers Showcase at Denver Press Club Thursday, Dec. 11; "Soldier Girls" author Helen Thorpe will MC. The Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America today announced the first annual holiday showcase at the Denver Press Club…

  • Marijuana Going Mainstream

    3 months ago.

    A Colorado-based company named “Dixie One” has nothing to do with ice cream. It’s product line includes THC-infused chocolates and a line of elixirs containing 75 milligrams of THC. And earlier this year, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra held a “Classically…

  • Thanksgiving Jokes to Season Your Holiday Dinner

    3 months ago.

    You  know how it can be with all the family gathered together over the holidays. One wrong move, one smart (read snarky) remark and someone leaves the table in tears. The whole game changes, however, if everyone stays put and any tears are from laughter. I…