The true meaning of giving: “Daddy” Bruce Randolph’s work continues today.

When Bruce Randolph came to Denver, he had almost no money, but he loved to cook. This was in 1963. He went to a bank and was able to receive a small loan to build a barbecue cooker and then rent a building.  He worked out of a building at 34th and Gilpin – and, amazingly, …

There probably will be a new sculpture on the Colorado State Capitol grounds, and it will be quite different. But it’s necessary to think about this, because somewhere here is a reckoning.

As someone who has written about public art in Denver, usually there are several artist applicants, and then a panel of jurors would select one artist for the project. But this time, the Capitol Building Advisory Committee voted 7-2 to accept a sculpture that represents a Native American woman mourning after losing her family members …

Denver’s Neighborhood Sidewalk Repair Program needs some help, and the city’s auditor has laid things out on fixing it.

As we face virus cases spiking all over the country, and we have an alleged leader trying to reverse votes to kidnap an election, perhaps we should think about something less frightening: Let’s focus on sidewalks.  In the news yesterday, there were stories about the fact that this program had gone quiet. For those of …

Ever heard the term “gentle density”? It is quite intentional when it comes to density and displacement in Denver.

The East Area Plan sailed through on Monday night at the Denver City Council meeting. There was a one-hour public hearing. And a need to address an amendment that the Denver Planning Board had removed one sentence from the plan and it went back in. And there was time to ask questionsand comments about the …

The Trump Presidential Lie-brary? The unknown architect certainly has a point of view.

Six days a week, I receive a list from an art-centered magazine called Hyperallergic. The reporters and editors cover a lot of different things, from museums to art to architecture. This morning, Hyperallergic took a “look” at a design by an anonymous New York-based architect who created a concept for The Trump Presidential Lie-brary. The reporter, Sarah Rose …

This photo is from about two weeks ago, but is there something that he is telling us?

As we read material or watch television, it is apparent that the existing president is unhappy. He is asking people to send him money. He is firing people who are not his toadies. Some of his children are telling him to stay the course because the ballots are a sham, or other children are trying …

Might be better calling it the Electrical College, because the fuse blew years ago. We can’t vote directly, but Colorado now is part of the national compact for the popular vote.

Right now, there are two big numbers that are showing on stories online: 279 for President-elect Joe Biden, and 217 for President Donald Trump. But there are many, many more numbers – like you and me -- who voted. Even in a civics class years ago, this seemed as if sort of treating us as …

Tomorrow the election is here. If you have not voted, go and do it. And I hope I never use this image again – though I love it.

In early March, I used this New Yorker cover on the blog when the COVID-19 was beginning to gallop around the country, and several hotspots. The blog on March 9 was right after the alleged president toured the CDC – with no mask – and he noted he has “a natural ability” to deal with medical issues. …