Indie Spirit

Dispatches from the Fall Film Festival Circuit, Part One

Our new resident film columnists, Laura Thielen and George Eldred, share their picks from Telluride and Toronto.

09/29/2016 By George Eldred and Laura Thielen

Fashion

That '70s Show

Spring back in time with a sexy retro vibe.

02/01/2016 Photography by Karl Wolfgang Edited by Fashion Editing by Shelly Safir Marolt

Energy

What's the Big Idea?

Aspen's next wave of entrepreneurship is getting a boost, as two new groups and a surge of creative energy pave the way for a newly diversified economy.

02/01/2016 By Catherine Lutz Photography by Karl Wolfgang

Thompson's Tales

Hunter’s Gatherers

Talking the Gonzo Gallery and the new Freak Power book with DJ Watkins and Bob Braudis.

11/01/2015 By Jay Cowen

A Dog's Life

Meet the New Owners of Krabloonik

Since taking over from its embattled longtime proprietor, Danny and Gina Phillips are moving the dogsledding operation toward a kinder, gentler future.

11/01/2015 By Michael Miracle

Aspen Honorees

Sojourner Salutes Holiday 2015

Artist, potter, teacher, writer: a human-scale version of our annual tribute to those who make our home special.

11/01/2015 By Susan Benner, Julie Comins Pickrell, and Jay Cowen

A New Bright Future

Nuestro Futuro

The Valley Settlement Project educates kids—and their parents—to build better communities.

07/01/2015 By Alison Berkley Margo Photography by Karl Wolfgang

Call & Response

An Epic Ride with Charlie Tarver

Talking Aspen cycling’s past and present, and the color pink.

05/01/2015 Edited by Michael Miracle

Object of Desire

Time Bomb

Time is very much of the style essence with this summer’s playful watches.

05/01/2015 By Capucine Sedan

Martial Arts Guru

Belt Drive

Whether she’s teaching skiing or the Korean martial art of Soo Bahk Do, sixth-degree black belt Jennifer Gibbons is all about respect and community.

02/01/2015 By Julie Comins

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

Aspen Tradition

Sojourner Salutes

On Aspen Sojourner’s twentieth anniversary of honoring locals for their positive impacts on the Roaring Fork Valley, we choose four from the pillars of the Aspen experience

11/01/2014 By Julie Comins Pickrell, Susan Benner, and Jay Cowen

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

Welcome Back

Bringing It All Back Home

Chatting and chewing with a pair of high-profile chefs who’ve recently returned to Aspen.

07/01/2014 By Tom Passavant

Sharp Supplies

Blade Runner

Mike Kosec of Rolling Sharpening Stone keeps chefs on the cutting edge.

05/01/2014 By Amanda Rae

Home Sweet Home

Build and Let Live

Forty years ago, the City of Aspen and Pitkin County hatched an idea: create price-controlled housing for anyone on town’s lower economic rungs so that they might build a life in the community they served.

05/01/2014 By Catherine Lutz/Aspen Journalism

Slight of Hand

Something Up His Sleeve

After three decades of performing in Snowmass, Doc Eason has learned that making magic is about making memories.

02/01/2014 By Steve Alldredge

Local Wordsmith Makes Good

A Life in Letters

Perseverance paid off for Aspen novelist Linda Lafferty.

11/01/2013 By Stewart Oksenhorn

Gold Medal Citizens

Sojourner Salutes Aspen Olympians

Aspen has produced many Olympians. These three deserve recognition as much for their off-snow deeds as their on-snow talents.

11/01/2013 By Jay Cowan

Fast Facts

Running Man

Aspen recently swore in a kinder, gentler mayor. Steve Skadron answers questions on politics, bar menus, and running in the backcountry.

07/01/2013 By Michael Miracle