Heat Up

The Essential Guide to Aspen's Summer Events

Whether you want world-class music, provocative visual arts, or transcendent theater, you’ll find it in Aspen this season.

05/01/2016 With Todd Hartley, Catherine Lutz, and Brook Sutton Illustrations by Nicole Licht By Grace Lichtenstein

At Altitude

Aspen Underground

Here's where to view rare photographs of the city's geology from the 1800s.

02/01/2016 By Kippy Lincoln

Get Out

Night Moves

With a legitimate claim to hosting the hardest partying après-ski scene of any mountain town, Aspen knows how to get down.

02/01/2016 By Amanda Rae

Movie Mogul

After a 20-Year Artistic Direction Tenure, Aspen Film Hires a Fresh Face from Los Angeles

Maggie Mackay’s auspicious premiere at Aspen Filmfest.

11/01/2015 By Andrew Travers

See them while you can

Belly Up and Up and Up

Frequently, the biggest show you can see at Belly Up Aspen is the act that isn’t all that big yet.

07/01/2015 By Andrew Travers

A Twenty-Year Sojourn

The Real Aspen, by Aspenites: The History of Aspen Sojourner Magazine

We've made a lot of changes in 2016, so thought we should revisit the feature that tells you a little bit more about us.

07/01/2015 Edited by Michael Miracle

Arts and Culture

Off the Charts

The Roaring Fork Valley’s arts and culture scene has never been bigger, better, or more hell-bent to impress. But how to decide which of the hundreds of events should make up your summer to-do list? Easy—just read the following.

05/01/2015 Edited by Julie Comins

On Air

Hear the Voice of a New Generation on the Isaacson School of New Media's Radio CMC

The voice of a community can’t be expressed more clearly than it is on local radio.

02/01/2015 By Amanda Rae

Resident Artistry

Made in Aspen

The fruits of local arts nonprofits’ 2014 residency programs will show up in galleries, bookstores, and CD racks in 2015.

02/01/2015 By Andrew Travers

Posse of Performers

The Festival-Brat Pack

Two performers whose Aspen Music Festival and School histories date to their childhoods return as thirtysomethings to perform.

11/01/2014 By Andrew Travers

Talking Art

Contemporary Art Survival Guide

Intimidated by challenging art? Don’t be. The trick is simply knowing what to say.

11/01/2014 By Barry Smith

Spin to Win

Meet Michael Nakagawa a.k.a. "DJ Naka G"

From the Aspen club scene to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Aspen's beat master has spun his way around the world, creating a soundtrack for all of the action along the way.

11/01/2014 By Alison Margo

Ceramic Visions

Back to Work

New creations from sculptor Sam Harvey

11/01/2014 By Lissa Ballinger

Aspen Art Scene

Experience Required

The new Aspen Art Museum makes a bold statement from the outside. But it’s what goes on inside that’s creating a bigger impact.

11/01/2014 By Michael Miracle

Good Times

Drama Queen

The opening of Bootsy Bellows Aspen on New Year’s Eve 2013 may have been the most polarizing event in recent nightlife history.

07/01/2014 By Amanda Rae

Larger than Life

Oversized Talent

Chris Erickson thinks big in Carbondale.

07/01/2014 By Lissa Ballinger

Ski Culture

Stoking the Stoke

The Meeting captures Aspen’s singular obsession in a three-day winter warm-up.

07/01/2014 By Amanda Rae

Music Makeover

Belly Upgrade

Aspen’s legendary music club improves its sights and sounds.

07/01/2014 By Karl Herchenroeder

Arts Spot

Better Than Hipster

Justice Snow’s emerges as a performance venue that’s both eclectic and sincere.

07/01/2014 By Michael Miracle

Design with a Heart

Architect for Humanity

Chatting with Shigeru Ban, winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize and designer of the new Aspen Art Museum.

07/01/2014 By Michael Miracle