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Book Clubs Are Badass

I've never belonged to a book club. (Unless Oprah's Book Club counts. Btw, still waiting for Oprah to call. #OprahIndieBkstoreTour.) But in my profession, I meet a lot of book club members. And I gotta say, they're badass. The gravity of choosing a club name. Show More Summary

Dear Esquire, 42-Year-Old Women Were Always Damn Sexy

An open letter to Esquire's Tom Junod: Dear Tom (now you won't go calling me "Ma'am" just because I think we can be on a first-name basis, will you Tom?), I'm writing today with a friendly, writer-to-writer suggestion: You might want to get your head out of your arse and have a sensible conversation about your August Culture Blog in Esquire. Show More Summary

WATCH: This May Be The Single Greatest Lie We've All Been Sold About Disability

Being disabled doesn't automatically make you a noble inspiration to all humanity, says Stella Young. In this very funny talk, she breaks down society's habit of turning disabled people into "inspiration porn." We want to know what you think. Show More Summary

Have a $50,000 Wedding on a $3,000 Budget: 8 Great Secrets to a Hip and Affordable Wedding

Pick up any wedding magazine these days and you will surely think that you need to find a money tree to shake to be able to afford a nice wedding. How about Mr. and Mrs. Kanye West? If you have a spare $14-$20 million, sure you can have a wedding of the century. Show More Summary

Gardner Un-Cosponsored Legislation Before, But Not Personhood

One of the biggest election-year hypocrisies hanging out there, waiting for a civic-minded reporter to jump on, is the fact that senatorial candidate Cory Gardner remains a cosponsor of federal personhood legislation, even though he's...Show More Summary

Why Worrying About Retirement Is Actually A Luxury

My inbox is bombarded daily with pitches from retirement planners who claim to hold the secret to my "dream retirement." They all basically regurgitate the same message: Spend less, save more, and be sure and give them your money toShow More Summary

Pretty Little Liars 505: "Miss Me X 100"

It's time for some Pretty Little Liars 100th Episode Madness with tvtag and Jaymie Bailey, founder of All Things PLL! Here we go -- mind the spoilers: VB: "Miss Me x 100" delivers what we reAlly want: explosive kisses, sex, and catfights --and actual explosives. Show More Summary

17 Slogans That Frankly Make More Sense Than the Real Ones, Pt. 5

Companies spend millions of dollars to make their products look ideal to consumers. But what if they stripped all of that away and told the truth? That's where Honest Slogans comes into play. I've been maintaining the website since its...Show More Summary

Marijuana Legalization Update: The Jury's Still Out

It has now been six months since Colorado legalized recreational use of marijuana. This week, Washington became the second state to roll out retail pot sales. All eyes are on these two states and the grand experiment they're undertaking. Show More Summary

Teen Wolf 403: "Muted"

Caution, spoilers ahead if you haven't seen the latest episode of Teen Wolf, "Muted." This week's episode ensures no one at tvtag is going to sleep for a while and I may or may not have watched the opening sequence from in between my fingers like a small child. Show More Summary

Immigration Crisis Spills into Colorado Guv Campaign

In wide-ranging thoughts on immigration policy delivered over the weekend on a Denver radio station, Colorado gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez said states should enforce federal immigration law themselves, in the absence of federal...Show More Summary

'Daniel Sprick's Fictions: Recent Works' at the Denver Art Museum

Daniel Sprick, Beijing Man, Oil on board, 20 x 16 inches There is a well-known story about the painter Richard Diebenkorn that goes like this: One day in the early 1950s, when Diebenkorn was living and teaching in New Mexico, someone commented to him that he probably wasn't very good at realism. Show More Summary

For Athletic Success, You Pay Now or Pay Later

Just about every sport has an off-season during which a key focus should be on building your fitness that acts as the foundation for all of your other sports efforts. Because all aspects of sports preparation have become so sophisticated...Show More Summary

Addressing Climate Change Should Inspire Patriotism, Not Gridlock

Heading into the July 4th celebration of America's independence got me thinking about when it comes to huge challenges we've faced as a nation, we have a rich and storied history of aspirational spirit and belief in what we, together,...Show More Summary

Good Riddance to Common Core Testing

A few years ago, Arne Duncan, Bill Gates, David Coleman, and a merry band of policy wonks had a grand plan. The non-governmental groups like Achieve, the National Governors Association, the Council of Chief State School Officers, and...Show More Summary

Dumping Immigrant Kids for Political Revenge?

Undocumented children are literally dying along the U.S. border, in the desert, and Denver radio-host Mike Rosen and gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez are accusing Obama of dumping undocumented kids in Arizona, as a form of political...Show More Summary

This Is Not Your Independence Day

Every year, proud U.S. citizens across the country take a break from daily life to commemorate the birth of America. Dusting off the grill, buying frozen meat en masse, attempting to retreat to the nearest body of water, and puttingShow More Summary

Full-Frontal Comedy in Aspen

The Full Monty -- the marquee Theatre Aspen production for summer 2014, now through August 9 -- careens from laugh-out-loud funny to screaming hilarity with a cast that sings up a high-desert storm. The Full Monty is of course basedShow More Summary

Teen Wolf 402: "117"

This week's Teen Wolf, "117" picked up right where we left off: Kate Argent the Were-jaguar somehow zapped Derek back in time and turned him into "Baby Derek," the teenaged version of himself played by the actor Ian Nelson. Wrap your heads around that for a second. Show More Summary

Dumping the Poor Off Obamacare

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez doubled down on his total and complete opposition to Obamacare last week, saying the law's core plan to expand healthcare coverage under Medicaid is a path to "ruin." But on KOA's MikeShow More Summary

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