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

AP
February 22, 2020 | NPR · Sen. Bernie Sanders prevailed in the Nevada caucus, according to The Associated Press. The state marked the third contest in the nomination fight, but the first state with a diverse population.
 

AP
February 22, 2020 | NPR · Hundreds of people, including Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters and designer Vivienne Westwood, demanded that Julian Assange be freed. Assange is due to face an extradition hearing Monday.
 

AP
February 22, 2020 | NPR · For the sixth year in a row, more than 10,000 civilians were killed or injured in armed conflict in Afghanistan, according to the United Nations. Total casualties in the past decade topped 100,000.
 

Arts & Life

Tony Longmore
February 22, 2020 | NPR · Boxer and laborer Eric Tucker created hundreds of paintings of his home town — and kept them secret, stashed around his house. Now, almost two years after his death, he has a museum exhibition.
 

Graywolf Press
February 22, 2020 | NPR · Anna Burns gained fame in 2018 when her third novel, Milkman, won the Man Booker Prize. Little Constructions is her second novel, about a woman’s vendetta against her violent, abusive brother-in-law.
 

Amazon Studios, Prime Video
February 21, 2020 | NPR · Al Pacino is the marquee attraction in Hunters, Amazon’s new show about Nazi hunters in the 1970s — but the story is splashy and electric enough that he’s not the most interesting thing in it.
 

Music

February 22, 2020 | NPR · Two scholars at Stanford have joined forces to recreate what a Christian choir might have sounded like inside Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia before it became a mosque in the 1400s.
 

AFP via Getty Images
February 21, 2020 | NPR · In the digital era, accusations of surreptitious chart manipulation are common throughout the world — in South Korea, it’s called sajaegi.
 

90.9 The Bridge
February 21, 2020 | KTBG-FM · Once a motorcycle repair and parts shop, Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City, Mo., has become a jewel in the city’s music scene.
 

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