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Bowie in Black & White

Crawdaddy, February 1978

The first time I ever saw David Bowie was watching Saturday Night Live back in 1979.  My family had just returned to the U.S. and I was 11 years old.  He wore this amazing black and white outfit that he couldn't walk in so he had to be carried downstage to perform.  I had no idea who he was and because he was bathed in pink light, I assumed this was Pink Floyd.

Chi-raq & Lysistrata

Chi-Raq & Lysistrata

I first heard about Spike Lee's new movie "Chi-Raq" on NPR the other night. I'm looking forward to seeing it too!  I love that it was inspired by the Greek dramatist Aristophanes' Lysistrata.

Quiz Time - December

December image

It's December and that means holidays and winter and snow and it's almost 2016!! We should have at least one more fun quiz.

So here goes, have fun!

What famous person, born in 1937, was born William December Williams?

Check your answer here.

Cover Stories Exhibit - 150 Years of Magazine Cover Artistry

Cover images

It was author George Eliot who said "Don't judge a book by its cover," but that doesn't always apply to a magazine. In fact, most often, it's just the opposite. Magazine cover design is what sells the stories inside.

Send me an angel (investor)

Angel Investor

The 27th annual Colorado Capital Conference is coming up next week (Monday, Oct. 12 and Tuesday, Oct. 13) here in Denver. Attendees will learn about and discuss trends in Angel Investing and Venture Capital. Take this quiz to see how much you know! Good luck!

Which of the following statements is NOT true?

Time for a Kombucha Quiz!

Kombucha

Brew Ha!Ha! is all about brewing - beer, coffee, tea, and... what?  Kombucha?  How well do you know your kombucha?

Kombucha is a fermented beverage prepared using a SCOBY (a mass of bacteria and yeast). Which of the following is NOT another name for Kombucha?

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Crickets - the Gateway Bug

Chopsticks with cricket

Back in the early '90s, I got into buying, preparing, and eating caterpillars on a fairly regular basis. They were smoked and crunchy/chewy and delicious cooked in a peanut butter sauce with onions and garlic and hot peppers. On one of many trips through the Central African rainforest, the rickety and over-stuffed bus I was on broke down and some of the women passengers disappeared into the thick trees only to return within the hour with handfuls of caterpillars wrapped in their shawls.  

Medicare - Not for Communists - Whoops!!

Medicare has been in the news lately for turning 50 years old!  President Johnson signed Public Law 89-97 on July 30, 1965, creating Medicare.  The new law provided access to basic health care benefits available to all citizens 65 or older, regardless of income.  

State Flag or Country Flag?

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I'm a big fan of flags. Sometimes I think we should all have our own flag.

Flags have been in the news lately and I've found myself looking at various state flags and paying attention to them. One thing I noticed was how few I could actually pick out or identify on my own. The Western History/Genealogy department also wrote a great blog post about the history of the Colorado state flag.

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