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Imagining the past

I bet there’s crossover between people who like both mysteries and genealogy. Tracing one’s past contains an element of suspense: Whom did he marry? Where did she...

Negro Leagues

I’ve always liked the turn of phrase: “I’ve forgotten more about ]fill-in-the-blank] than you’ll ever know.” That can certainly be said about me, my father and...

Homeless problem

We need to talk about Denver’s homeless problem. Last week, I visited the central branch of the Denver Public Library for the first time in a while. I’d heard what...

Nice to meet you

Over the past four and a half years, I’ve gotten to know some of our readers in a variety of ways. Sometimes it’s when they call to renew their subscription....

‘Go back’

Having lived in a country where “Go back” comments were often heard, I was very disturbed by the president’s latest tweetstorm. Sadly, “go back” is part of an...

Green spaces

What do Denver and New York City have in common? If you’re a longtime Denverite, you may be shocked to learn that both cities lead the country in lack of park space....

Bike to Work Day

If you noticed a lot more Lycra on the roads last Wednesday, there was a reason: June 26 was Bike to Work Day. As a regular cyclist (in the summer at least), I’ve...

Garbage Police

If Weird Al Yankovic were to choose Radiohead’s “Karma Police” for one of his absurdist spoofs, the title could be “Garbage Police.” But the joke would be on...

Summer reading

Summer is all about light beach reads, but there are two non-fiction books I recently read that are an ideal compendium to fluffier material. Babel is ideal for...

Circus

According to Ballotpedia, there are currently 24 Democratic candidates for president. And we thought the 2016 Republican field was a circus. I can’t be the only one...