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If I think hard enough, I can still conjure up the sound of the Mediterranean tide rolling outside my window.

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It's not often you go up tot he roof of the Aspen Art Museum and find the seating arranged as if spectators will be viewing a performance. 

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If I’m out for a short run – and, really, that’s the only kind I can manage – I’ll take something edible that won’t dissolve too quickly and stuff it in my cheek.

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A few months ago I spent some days traveling up the northwestern coast of Italy, along the Ligurian Riviera. Pesto was born here in Genoa during the 16th century.The heavenly basil leaves, blended with extra virgin olive oil, pine nuts and parmesan or sheep’s cheese, are grown now in giant g…

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It was nearly summer, we sat on your roof/ Yeah, we smoked cigarettes and we stared at the moon/ I showed you stars you never could see/ It couldn't have been that easy to forget about me.” — Tom PettyIt will not be easy to forget about Tom Petty. He ushered in a new era of classic rock whil…

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This weekend, the Aspen Fringe Festival presents an outstanding, much-heralded off-Broadway play by Tony Award-nominated playwright Lucas Hnath, "The Christians.”Aspen theatre patrons will be acquainted with Hnath, the artist-in-residence during the main Fringe Festival event earlier in June…

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The Harris’s hawk alone would be reason enough for downvalley denizens like me to make the trek upvalley to Raptor Fair.

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In his debut, "There There," Tommy Orange has written what feels like a modern classic and is an essential new voice in Native American literature. This novel furthers the dialogue on the identity of Native heritage in today’s world and the complexities of being a part of a society that has …

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No need to hop on a plane to hang ten, you can ride endless waves right here in your backyard.

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A tradition of mine for the past 15 years or so is to drink ample amounts of French wine – Bordeaux, to be precise – on the Fourth of July. 

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I took a mini-break from London, heading to the country, driving due west 97 miles to the city of Bath.

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The New York-based conceptual artist, whose exhibition of paintings, garments and other works, GRLZ + VEILS, opens today at the Aspen Art Museum with a reception at 5:30.

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Five minutes after we started the race, a quartet of Tyrannosaurus Rexes catapulted across a giant trampoline. Twenty minutes later, we were hit with a barrage of marshmallows. What sounds like an acid trip is actually good old American fun – on Memorial Day, no less – and this year the 6.1-…

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One could have been forgiven for calling the seminar at the Aspen Cooking School last Saturday afternoon as part of Spotlight Health the thinking man’s Food & Wine.

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There is nothing like commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence by throwing a hunk of meat onto a hot grill.

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The Aspen Music Festival and School’s summer season gets off to a brilliant start with multiple concerts and events every day.

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From 1924 to 1950, Georgia Tann, director of the Memphis-based Tennessee Children's Home Society, orchestrated the theft and "adoption" of at least 5000 children. Using various tactics, from outright kidnapping to conning parents into relinquish- ing their parental rights, Tann targeted thos…

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The challenge for golf apparel makers has always been to create a rain jacket that can be played in without hampering a player’s swing.

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You'd probably never guess it by looking at the lineup, but to hear Jed Bernstein, producing director of Theatre Aspen, tell it, this summer’s repertory season, which opens for previews Saturday night at the Hurst Theatre in Rio Grande Park, was a bit of a rush job.

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Given that it draws, as speakers and attendees, some of the world’s most uncommon people (I mean that in the best way), it’s no secret that the Aspen Institute’s annual Aspen Ideas Festival has been saddled with a reputation for being an event that isn’t geared toward the common man (I mean …

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They go by 1964 The Tribute, and Rolling Stone Magazine once named them the “best Beatles tribute on earth.”

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There is always more to the story of the more obscure side of French wines. 

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If the Food & Wine Classic slowly evolved into a bacchanal festival of food and drink, where mostly the drink is celebrated, then what is the event without the booze?

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As is usually the case at Food & Wine magazine’s annual Aspen Classic, the seminar lineup is looking fun, insightful and glamourous.

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Talk to any veteran Food & Wine-er and often the best memories happen ad hoc, off schedule, at events they were not originally invited to.

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