I don’t follow sports, so it was a lot of years before I learned who Curt Schilling was. He’s the famous former pitcher of the Boston Red Sox team that helped them finally win the 2004 MLB World Series over the St. Louis Cardinals in a mythological triumph after an 86-year drought. He was nu…

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What good is any electronic device if you can’t play games on it? I don’t care if it’s your TV, your lawn mower or your toaster: every device you own deserves a port of the iconic shooter Doom. But let’s be honest, smartphones have not provided the bright, next generation of gaming that so m…

Seventeen years ago today I was waiting for the eye of Hurricane Katrina to pass over us, in a hallway full of doctors’ offices in a hospital in Mississippi, because the Air Force said I had to be there. 

To express how much I enjoy running, I’m letting you know up front that I have been hobbling around my apartment and the Indy’s offices with injured Achilles tendons, one leg after the other (that’s the one along the back of your heel), which makes anything faster than a slow walk a struggle…

I want to send a sincere thank you to those who work directly with people who are unhoused, and who are also coping with mental illness or drug addiction.

As the classic Byrds song goes, “To everything, turn, turn, turn.” It is nearly the fourth week of August and the light is changing as we move toward fall. The autumnal equinox is less than five weeks away and the sun is rising ever later in the morning and setting earlier each day. There is…

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The word came on June 13 in a brief online message from a fellow career journalist, former coworker and longtime newspaper editor.“Nick Nicholl is gone. Probably you already knew.”Those words struck like a tidal wave. The longer we live, the more we hear of others passing away. Sometimes it’…

This month, Colorado Springs’ Mountain Metro Transit bus system allows people to ride for free as part of Colorado’s month-long initiative to cut down on summer ozone emissions. At this very moment, you can go to a bus stop, step on a bus and go wherever it takes you. As someone who’s used p…

I thought I had finally found a “mainstream” internet influencer who was promoting healthy strength training habits. But this week I was reminded diet culture continues to have a tight grip on women on social media.Backstory: I started following YouTuber Katy Bellotte years ago — she went to…

I last wrote about Marvel fans and how some have devolved into ingrates who can’t move past the first 20 or so films. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has become difficult to appreciate because fans complain about the most minor details.

For more than a decade, Pam Zubeck has worked tirelessly to speak truth to power and hold those in government accountable for their actions.

In Ireland, everyone I met who found out I was from the United States asked the same thing: “What the hell is up with America?” Even hearing that question felt like a vindication of all our fears — after years of hearing, from too many quarters, that the repercussions of the 2016 election wo…

We should be talking about world hunger and population and unchecked growth without a plan for that growth. We should be discussing climate change and actions to curb it. We should be working out what we can do for the children and adults in El Paso County who are hungry — and those across t…

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The weather forecast for August’s First Friday is looking pretty reasonable. Which is a good thing, since there’s a long list of art openings and other festivities on offer. First Friday at the FAC, for example, includes free access to the exhibits. PLUS: There will be drinks and small plate…

Some days, I wake up and I do basically nothing all day. Maybe I’ll binge a show that just landed on one of far too many streaming services or I’ll order a pizza because the stuff in the fridge bores me… or both. I’ll take care of the critters and I’ll doomscroll Facebook. I’ll chat with fri…

I started the day on a sad note: I inadvertently washed a moth down my bathtub drain when I started the shower this morning. As you probably know, there are a lot of moths about and many make their way into my shower every summer.

When I first watched Iron Man in 2008, right before my freshman year of college, I had no idea this journey would last well into adulthood.

Ten years ago in Paris, in my other life as a letterpress print shop owner, I bought a stunning vintage Adana tabletop machine. It’s hand-run, small and reliable and pretty, with perfect ruby red rubber rollers for inking. Those rollers — two Thursdays ago, inside our house — melted into a p…

For those who hate meditation, you should stop reading here. If you’re at all interested in finding yourself in a blissful, empty nirvana for 10 minutes a day, please, follow me. Like many people my age who grew up with noisy social media posts flooding our everyday consciousness, it gets pr…

My wife and son are out of town visiting her side of the family in Idaho. I couldn’t get away on this trip, so I have a little over a week to relive the bachelor lifestyle. This, of course, means I’m able to incorporate some flexibility into my grooming habits (like, who says you have to bru…

While President Joe Biden’s administration is chipping away at our national student debt crisis — agreeing to cancel student loans for defrauded borrowers and proposing new changes to the federal loan system — a question remains for many grads floundering in debt: What about that $10,000 you…

Here we are, nearly midway through the month, and we’re still celebrating the Fourth of July. The snap, crackle and pop of fireworks haven’t ceased since Independence Day and the bangs began well before the Fourth of July. When did this tradition become a monthlong celebration?

From left: Two of my brothers, me, my sister on a rock, somewhere in New South Wales. Back: the 1923 Packard (I mean, most of one?) that we drove 1,257 miles from Brisbane to Adelaide to collect, in mid-Australian-summer heat in a Citroen DS (right) with no air conditioning and windows that …

I read a troubling statistic over the weekend.Every week, another two newspapers stop operating, leaving many cities and towns without news. And y’all — when a newspaper stops reporting the news, you can’t get it from Facebook or Instagram. You can get some news from local television if they…

Hey. How are you doing?It feels really weird right now, doesn’t it?I’ll be honest with you: I’d written another cheerier piece to go in this space today. But like so many of my peers and colleagues right now, I’m an American who’s anxious about my country, a country that’s supposed to be the…

Here’s my childhood list of things I was dead sure I’d have to worry about as an adult:1. Tasmanian Tigers under my bed.2. Quicksand.3. Saving children from very fast wolves (there are no wolves in Australia, not even slow ones).4. Amusement park ride crashes.5. Strangers with lollies.6. Wor…

Today is the final day to vote in the 2022 Colorado primary election. By the time you read this, I will have cast my ballot, as my mother raised me and my siblings with the ethos that voting is one of our civic duties. (My own mantra, though slightly cruder, has always been: If you don’t vot…

Why do sorority girls date men that look like they’re 40?I’m from a suburb outside of Austin, Texas, where the weather is hot, but the women are hotter. You know that old adage? Everything’s bigger in Texas? Well, the Austin-adjacent town of West Lake Hills really brings the phrase to life. …

Hello there! I’m Nick Raven and as a new hire at one of your favorite Colorado Springs publications, I’d love to introduce myself to the Indy crowd. As a big fan of our city and a jack of all trades creative, I’ve learned to tell stories in so many ways that I really get to spread my wings h…

A horrific crime happened in my neighborhood this past weekend. It took place in a drug store that I have gone to countless times since it opened nearly 20 years ago.  A young woman of 17, still technically a child, was brutally murdered by a male coworker. She was only doing her job and was…

I lived in hell for a week.Not literally, but I was damn close. This heat has been unbearable.My apartment has no air conditioner, so I have to do my best to otherwise cool it down — cover the windows to keep out the sun, occasionally open the fridge to release cool air, put a fan near the f…

Correction: The Indy inaccurately reported the decibel levels allowed by law in its June 13 Indy Now blast titled ‘Huh?’ The actual decibel levels allowed by law for a vehicle weighing less than 10,000 pounds is 80 decibels. There are no specific decibel limits for motorcycles. The Indy regr…

June brings with it some anniversaries, and two in particular were born from events that have had enormous historical consequences. Earlier this week was the 78th anniversary of D-Day, the decisive beginning of the end of World War II. And while it may be hard to believe, the 50th anniversar…

Hi Indy readers! My name is Tyler Wann and I’m one of the Indy’s most recent hires. I moved to Colorado Springs from Hot Springs, Arkansas around a month ago, and if you guys have any advice for acclimating to being over a mile above sea level, I’m all ears.