• Tall Tales: Curious Theatre Company's “Sex With Strangers” Reviewed

    1 week ago.

    Denver’s Curious Theatre Company’s ‘Sex With Strangers,” through February  20, 2016. Tickets here. “Sex With Strangers” is deliciously funny play about the pros and cons of self-publishing. It’s about art versus artifice. It’s about the cherished notion of personal expression versus…

  • Snow Sunday: A Heartwarming Story from the DMV

    1 month ago.

    My favorite time to go to the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) is NEVER. And especially not during the rush of the busy holiday season. So when I was informed that I’d have to return to the DMV and retake…

  • Thanksgiving: Holiday Jokes to Spice Up Your Feast

    2 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 tears are from laughter.…

  • TIO CA.: Sausalito & San Francisco

    2 months ago.

    In a world where so many politicians are thought to prostitute themselves for power and money, the question on the table is this: Would she be a viable candidate for public office today? Born Mabel Busby in Baker, Oregon in 1903,…

  • Tall Tales: Curious Theatre Company’s “Marcus,” Reviewed

    2 months ago.

    “Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet” runs through December 19 at Denver's Curious Theatre Company. Tickets here. The third installment of Tarrell Alvin McCraney’s Brother/Sister trilogy starts with another stunning moment at the Curious Theatre. You almost hold your breath as…

  • TIO Northwest: Le Bar & Inn at The 5th

    2 months ago.

    An outer ring of a pale hue graduating to the increasingly darker hues in shades of burgundy with flashes of red, the shape of an undiscovered galaxy formed in an instant when our well-schooled waiter Danny tilted the elegant crystal glass of fine 1996 Colhetta port.…

  • David Holbrooke’s “The Diplomat”: HBO Monday

    3 months ago.

    David Holbrooke is widely known and highly regarded locally as director of one of Telluride’s signature festivals, Mountainfilm, whose impact he has deepened and broadened through deft programming and force of personality. But David was a filmmaker whose docs often premiered at…

  • TIO NYC: “Unseamly” at Urban Stages

    3 months ago.

    Urban Stages is the theatre founded (over 30 years ago) and run by (long-time, part-time) Telluride local Frances Hill Barlow. From the get-go, the Big Idea idea was to provide emerging talent with a venue to address the multi-faceted issues facing our…

  • Reading List: Fall 2015

    4 months ago.

    Claire Fallon and Maddie Crum, books and cultural writers for the Huffington Post, compiled the following list (and rationale) of can’t-miss new reads for Fall 2015.   Huffington Post must-read books out this fall. Setting aside Jonathan Franzen's ubiquitously discussed new novel…

  • Deepak Chopra: Message about Peace for World Leaders

    4 months ago.

    Deepak Chopra was the keynote speaker at the Telluride First Foundation’s inaugural Integrative Wellness Summit, where he had the audience in the palm of his hands for over two memorable hours. Here, Huff Post associate editor Emily Tess Katz summarizes Deepak’s…

  • TIO NYC: Le District & Max McCalman

    4 months ago.

    All roads lead to (and from) Telluride, this one specifically from the Telluride Wine Festival, where we met Max McCalman. (Story and interview here.) Max is a Really Big Cheese in the world of food and beverages A dedicated scholar…

  • TIO NYC: Picasso at MOMA & “Fool for Love"

    4 months ago.

    Joy. The conventional definition is “a feeling of great pleasure and happiness." Case in point, the must-see “Picasso Sculpture” at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. (Through February 7, 2016.) Picasso was our first stop on what is always an invigorating,…

  • Tall Tales: “The Flick” at Curious Theatre Company

    5 months ago.

    Winner of 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “The Flick,” runs through October 17 at Denver's Curious Theatre Company. Tickets here. The latest book in the award-winning Allison Coil Mystery Series by our theatre critic/author Mark Stevens is “Lake of Fire.” Mark will…

  • Madonia Innovates at Colorado Ballet

    5 months ago.

    Starting in the mid-1990s, dance in Telluride rhymed with the name of former prima ballerina Valerie Madonia.  When we first met in the mid-1990s, I did not speak fluent ballet. And I am still not sure if a revoltarde is…

  • Summer Sunday: True Summer on the Oregon Coast

    6 months ago.

    When you go to the Pacific Northwest for a vacation, it’s best to keep your expectations low. Of course, the food will be great. The coffee. The beer. The views of fractured volcanoes looming in the distance. It’s the weather…

  • Summer Sunday: Ridgway Area Trails Does It Right

    6 months ago.

    Mid-July is the peak time for mountain biking on the high-alpine terrain in Telluride. The trails are tacky, the wildflowers are blooming and our legs have the early summer miles that boost our endurance. However, summer is also the perfect…