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Day of Fate

“Beware the Ides of March,” Shakespeare famously warned in “Julius Caesar.” The eponymous emperor was killed on that day, March 15, which in the Roman calendar...

Playoffs

When I stepped into the Pepsi Center last week, I remembered an observation I made years ago: The best sporting event to see live is basketball. (Admittedly, my field is...

Recycling

According to a recently published report, Denver’s recycling rate is 18%. The national average is 34%. Shocking, considering how “green” and “outdoorsy” Denver...

Mrsool

I tend to think of smartphones as a way to avoid communication. Sometimes it’s easier to hail a ride through an app than talk to a dispatcher. Or order from an online...

Forgotten Land

Forgotten Land is about East Prussia, once the powerhouse of Imperial Germany, now a run-down Russian exclave, as well as parts of Eastern Poland and Western Lithuania....

Electoral College

The electoral college has gotten a bad rap recently, but I for one think it’s a brilliant institution. Our founding fathers designed a way to elect our chief executive...

Horse-trading

When decrying democracy, a line often heard is that Hitler was elected democratically. While that is true, many who say it may not understand how Hitler democratically...

Direct democracy

Over the past few months I’ve been thinking about democracy. I don’t think I can condense my thoughts into one Snapshot, so this will be a short series. But I can...

Eat well for less

How well do you know your food? I’ve been watching a TV series called “Eat Well For Less.” In each episode, the presenters, one a MasterChef UK judge, the other a...

’93Queen’

The opportunity to peek into a sectarian community is extremely rare. That alone makes “93Queen” worth watching. The documentary, which screened as part of the...