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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“‘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

March 28, 2017 | SCPUB · Relics from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars are creating all sorts of problems in South Carolina. Old cannonballs continue to be found, and many need to be detonated.
 

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March 28, 2017 | NPR · South African freedom fighter Ahmed ‘Kathy’ Kathrada spent decades in jail with Nelson Mandela. His best friend later in life was one of his prison guards.
 

March 28, 2017 | NPR · Roger Wilkins worked at the Justice Department under the Kennedy administration, helped “The Washington Post” win a Pulitzer Prize and taught history and American culture at George Mason University. On Sunday, he died Sunday at the age of 85.
 

Arts & Life

March 28, 2017 | NPR · For decades, the 61-year-old artist has depicted black lives on canvas. He says inclusion in museums must not be contingent on “whether somebody likes you … or somebody’s being generous to you.”
 

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March 27, 2017 | FA · Tressie McMillan Cottom worked in enrollment at two for-profit colleges, but quit because she felt uncomfortable selling students an education they couldn’t afford. Her new book is Lower Ed.
 

March 27, 2017 | NPR · Emma Donoghue tackles a tough topic with light and humor in The Lotterys Plus One, her new kids’ book about a boisterous blended family learning to accommodate a difficult grandfather with dementia.
 

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March 27, 2017 | NPR · Forget the 50 States Project, Sufjan Stevens is going to space. Planetarium‘s first single sends Stevens into an Auto-Tuned synth-topia.
 

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March 27, 2017 | NPR · Theo Hilton turns a song about oil refineries into a long and reflective conversation with a friend. Members of Elf Power and The Music Tapes blare the bridge’s horn section.
 

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March 27, 2017 | KCRW · Hear new tracks by Plastic Plates, Running Touch, Lee Foss and more in this week’s dance mix from KCRW’s Jason Bentley.
 

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