Walk Through Time

Take a Tour of Bayer-Designed Outdoor Art at the Aspen Institute

Landscape architect Ann Mullins guides you by these Bauhaus-influenced works.

11/26/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

All for Art

The Genesis of Bauhaus and Why We Celebrate It in Aspen Today

A conversation with Lissa Ballinger, art curator at the Aspen Institute

11/26/2018 By As told to Cindy Hirschfeld

Mother of Invention

6 Things Invented in Aspen

The Aspen Ideas Festival gets the buzz today, but we've been home to innovation for decades.

06/01/2018 By Catherine Lutz

Good Reads

Aspen Words Announces Five Finalists for Inaugural Literary Prize

One of the country's most lucrative author awards honors fiction with social impact.

03/05/2018 By Barbara Platts

Community Table

From Aspen Institute's Dan Porterfield to Historian Tony Vagneur, Our Fantasy Guest List

The mixed bag of the community table was once an Aspen hallmark. Here’s our fantasy guest list of local newsmakers and visitors.

02/18/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Media Mogul

Sojourner Salutes: Walter Isaacson

Leaving a legacy of community building at the Aspen Institute.

11/18/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Good Reads

Leonardo da Vinci Comes to Life, Flaws and All

In his new biography of history's most famous Renaissance man, Walter Isaacson portrays a creative genius.

11/08/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Centennials

The Aspen Institute Doubles Down on the Next Generation

Its new Youth and Engagement Program is involving teens and young adults in civic discussion and problem-solving sessions.

05/24/2017 By Barbara Platts

Local Lectures

Discourse & Dialogue: Get Informed at These 4 Talks

From Walter Isaacson's farewell at the Aspen Institute to team Trump's Thomas Barrack, Jr., here are the high thinkers to see.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

People & Places

The Aspen Institute Holiday Party

Former National Public Radio journalist Michele Norris, who joined the Institute last fall, spoke about her Race Card Project.

02/15/2017 Photography by Nancy M. Mayer

LONGREADS

A Look Back at Politics in Aspen, Which Is Anything but Usual

In this very weird election year, political tales from a town where nothing is normal seem more relevant than ever.

08/09/2016 Photography by Jay Cowan

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

Aspen Legend

A Tale for Our Time

Chatting with Ken Adelman about his new book, Reagan at Reykjavík, his take on working with the “Great Communicator,” his life in Aspen, and his thoughts on how Shakespeare remains relevant.

05/01/2014 By Dexter Cirillo

An Aspen Ideal

Take a Tour of a Harry Teague–Commissioned Family Compound

At once dazzling and discreet, a tiny village houses three generations of Aspen’s most storied clan.

05/01/2013 By Daniel A. Shaw

Keep Aspen Weird

Avant-Garde Aspen

Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley can no doubt claim a high cool factor today. But from the early 1950s through the 1970s, the artistic goings-on in the region were truly cutting-edge.

02/01/2013 By Jacob Proctor