Winter means many things to many people: holidays, roasted chestnuts, snow men/forts/balls/angels, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), etc. For me, one particular association has always trumped the rest… ice skating. In my home state of Minnesota, free outdoor skating opportunities abound during the winter, and I took full advantage of them growing up. So, […]

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This weekend marks the 21st annual PrideFest in Colorado Springs and this milestone will be celebrated Saturday and Sunday at Acacia Park in Downtown Colorado Springs. Below, we dust off a couple of segments we’ve done over the last couple of years at PrideFest.

Two years ago, we set up our booth at PrideFest with […]

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In the late 19th and early 20th century, a few names dominate the history of Colorado Springs, especially with regard to the gold mines of Cripple Creek. The spectacular wealth of Spencer Penrose, Winfield Scott Stratton and Jumpin’ Jimmy Burns tends to overshadow the stories of the men who worked one or two levels […]

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While all who manage to graduate from high school, community college or university at this time of year are to be commended for their pluck and perseverance, we would be remiss if we didn’t give a special tip of the hat to Brian Nemeth, a fixture of downtown Colorado Springs’ cultural landscape for the […]

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Raw Pressery
April 27, 2017 | NPR · A handful of new Indian beverage companies are offering traditional Indian tastes in neat, hygienic packs and bottles. The industry is growing fast and already competing with big soda companies.
 

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
April 27, 2017 | NPR · The spacecraft is “showing us new wonders and demonstrating where our curiosity can take us if we dare,” NASA’s planetary science director says.
 

AP
April 27, 2017 | NPR · United Airlines promises to cut down on overbooking and raise the maximum incentive for passengers to skip a flight to $10,000.
 

Arts & Life

NPR
April 27, 2017 | NPR · Kate Moore’s account of the sufferings and struggles of the Radium Girls — factory workers who were poisoned by the glowing radium paint they worked with — reads like a true crime narrative.
 

April 27, 2017 | NPR · Cory Doctorow’s latest novel is set in a ripped-from-the-headlines near future dystopia, where the creative and the capable — and the lost — are walking into the wilderness to build a new world.
 

Hulu
April 26, 2017 | NPR · Elisabeth Moss and Samira Wiley star in Hulu’s TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel — in which fertile women become reproductive surrogates for powerful men and their barren wives.
 

Music

Jazz At Lincoln Center
April 27, 2017 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · In words as well as music, hear how seriously Bridgewater takes her role as a music mentor and how it connects to her own experience in the jazz lineage.
 

Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch
April 27, 2017 | NPR · The artist is lambasting the majors during his live show in a series of tongue-in-cheek puns.
 

Courtesy of the artist
April 27, 2017 | NPR · The latest album from the dystopian cartoon band — whose lone consistent musical member is the British musician Damon Albarn — emphasizes real suffering and salvation in a contemporary setting.
 

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