What makes a film festival special? Is it the chance to see the celebrities and filmmakers? Is it the thrill of being the first among your friends to see the film with all the buzz? Could it be the comradery of the other film fanatics passionately discussing why a particular film is importan…

Far-right groups and militia groups have increasingly been in the national spotlight, especially since mention of the Proud Boys at the Sept. 29 presidential debate. But while some far-right groups have ignited social media backlashes and become household names, others have remained in relat…

How to build excitement for Halloween in a year where the CDC has labeled the traditional October holiday a “high-risk” event?

“I must sojourn once to the ballot-box before I die,” the formerly enslaved abolitionist Sojourner Truth reportedly said in 1867. “I hear the ballot-box is a beautiful glass globe, so you can see all the votes as they go in. Now, the first time I vote I’ll see if the woman’s vote looks any d…

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Jim Looney worked at the Telluride Post Office for 20 years. In that time, he became an integral part of the fabric of the community, so much so that when he retired two years ago, a trip to the post office felt, well, off. Looney is a one-man “Cheers” bar — he knows everybody’s name. And ev…

Many of us are mourning the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Notorious RBG. Diminutive in stature, she’s a larger-than-life legend in her crusade for equal rights. This is a hard time to lose her. One of my favorite Ginsburg quotes, “Fight for the things that you care about, but d…

What makes a film festival special? Is it the chance to see the celebrities and filmmakers? Is it the thrill of being the first among your friends to see the film with all the buzz? Could it be the comradery of the other film fanatics passionately discussing why a particular film is importan…

If there is a better album in 2020 than Big Something’s new record “Escape” I want to here it.

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Voting by mail this election season is fraught with risks.

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Far-right groups and militia groups have increasingly been in the national spotlight, especially since mention of the Proud Boys at the Sept. 29 presidential debate. But while some far-right groups have ignited social media backlashes and become household names, others have remained in relat…

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How to build excitement for Halloween in a year where the CDC has labeled the traditional October holiday a “high-risk” event?

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Editor’s note: The following excerpt is from author Jeremy Robert Johnson’s new book, “The Loop.” He is participating in “Creepy Campfire Tales” during this week’s Telluride Horror Show Shelter-in-Place Edition. Learn more at telluridehorrorshow.com. The following has been edited for profani…

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“I must sojourn once to the ballot-box before I die,” the formerly enslaved abolitionist Sojourner Truth reportedly said in 1867. “I hear the ballot-box is a beautiful glass globe, so you can see all the votes as they go in. Now, the first time I vote I’ll see if the woman’s vote looks any d…

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Jim Looney worked at the Telluride Post Office for 20 years. In that time, he became an integral part of the fabric of the community, so much so that when he retired two years ago, a trip to the post office felt, well, off. Looney is a one-man “Cheers” bar — he knows everybody’s name. And ev…

Many of us are mourning the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Notorious RBG. Diminutive in stature, she’s a larger-than-life legend in her crusade for equal rights. This is a hard time to lose her. One of my favorite Ginsburg quotes, “Fight for the things that you care about, but d…

The Telluride Transfer Warehouse, located at the corner of Fir Street and Pacific Avenue, wouldn’t be able to contain the excitement of the programming slated for the next few weeks, even if it did have a roof. The historic stone structure has played host to countless events since being purc…

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John Lennon’s murder on Dec. 8, 1980, inspired an outpouring of grief that was unprecedented. As Time magazine critic Jay Cocks observed, the musician’s murder resonated uniquely, in a way that (even) the killings of politicians John and Robert Kennedy, and spiritual leader Martin Luther Kin…

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As the weather cools and Halloween candy hits the shelves, the Telluride Horror Show nears.

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One is the author of the bestseller “Cowboys Are My Weakness,” a New York Times notable book translated into nine languages.

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If you’ve ever heard mariachi music, then you’ve probably heard “el grito,” that expressive cry sometimes described as “laughing and crying at the same time.” Short or long, low or high, comical or soulfully serious, “el grito” is a staple of mariachi musical expression, capable of capturing…

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If this past week felt oddly like time had reverted to early July, you may have spotted one or more of the artists the Sheridan Arts Foundation (SAF) brought to town for its COVID-19-delayed 17th annual Telluride Plein Air Festival. Not only has the annual celebration of outdoor painting bee…

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Their last performance was a sold-out show at Red Rocks in the spring of 2018. They were on indefinite hiatus, members of the Nederland folk band Elephant Revival had announced, on account of “family time.”

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The softly glowing, cotton candy pink letters spelling out the phrase “We are in this together” in oversized cursive neon were to be installed beneath the gondola line between the St. Sophia Station and Mountain Village this fall. However, the Telluride Foundation, which partnered with sculp…

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“Scattered in storefronts and light industrial buildings around Los Angeles are gallery exhibitions trapped in suspended animation,” LA Times reporter Carolina A. Miranda observed earlier this year.

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To say that this is a year of transitions may be an understatement. With a world awash in the transitions of office to home, school to Zoom, new social norms and uncertainty building like storm clouds on the collective horizon, it’s apt — and a bit serendipitous — that the directors of the T…

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There was precious little to laugh about in March as the world descended into lockdown.