At long last, election day is upon us! If you’re reading this Big Something right now, it means that you’ve successfully weathered the torrent of ads, emails, phone calls, viral YouTube videos, and spirited Facebook posts that have come to define American Democracy in the twenty-first century. Congratulations! There’s only one thing left to do… […]

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Sheep on plains with thunderclouds above and mountains in the distance.

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The Rocky Mountain high, the 5-star accommodations at Broadmoor Hotel and our proximity to numerous military installations have made Colorado Springs a natural destination for the POTUS since the Teddy Roosevelt administration. Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, The Bushes (George W. Bush […]

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A Colorado Midland Railway Company engine with “Our President” painted on the side of a coal car. This photograph was probably taken during Roosevelt’s bear hunt in Colorado in April of 1905.

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“‘Games, refreshments and a program were in order for 35 youngsters at the San Luis Town School Friday morning, when they celebrated Halloween at a costume party in the school at 1511 N. Weber St. The program, made up of songs, dances, poems, stories and an art exhibit, was directed by Mrs. Charles Straeb […]

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Do you love The Big Something? Do you long to express your devotion to this program and all that it stands for in a way both artistic AND seasonally appropriate? Do you relish the scent of freshly butchered pumpkin flesh? Well we do too. That’s why we at The Big Something […]

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News

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October 13, 2019 | NPR · The 25-year-old runner finished in a time of 2:14:04 on Sunday, beating the previous record set by Britain’s Paula Radcliffe in 2003 by 81 seconds.
 

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October 13, 2019 | NPR · Combining skills of unprecedented difficulty with flawless execution, the 22-year-old surpassed Vitaly Scherbo’s record 23 world medals won in the 1990s. Biles copped five golds at the championships.
 

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October 13, 2019 | NPR · The U.S. will pull hundreds of troops amid air strikes and gunfire from Turkish-backed forces. “We’re preparing, waiting for the order,” a U.S. official close to the troops on the ground told NPR.
 

Arts & Life

Harper Voyager
October 13, 2019 | NPR · John Hornor Jacobs’ new book combines two novellas that stake his claim to the territory of cosmic horror. Both gorgeously written and unsettlingly conceived, they dig at how fragile our humanity is.
 

Soho Teen
October 13, 2019 | NPR · Author and poet Brynne Rebele-Henry transplants the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice to modern-day Texas, for a wrenching tale of two young women whose love lands them in a religious re-education camp.
 

Henry Holt and Co.
October 13, 2019 | NPR · In a wide-ranging interview with NPR about his memoir, the rock star shares that at 72 years old, he’s finally ready to look back. He offers thoughts on his royal friends, drug use and cell phones.
 

Music

October 13, 2019 | NPR · The band Elbow has just released its eighth studio album, Giants of all Sizes. NPR’s Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with frontman Guy Garvey about the record’s themes: Brexit, injustice and grief.
 

Henry Holt and Co.
October 13, 2019 | NPR · In a wide-ranging interview with NPR about his memoir, the rock star shares that at 72 years old, he’s finally ready to look back. He offers thoughts on his royal friends, drug use and cell phones.
 

October 12, 2019 | NPR · Musician Henry “Gip” Gipson died this week. He ran a legendary blues juke joint in Bessemer, Ala.
 

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