April | May 2012 Feature Articles



The Evolution of Western Art

Written By Rosemary Carstens      

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Wide Open Spaces

Written By Eliza Cross       Photography By Jay Goodrich      

WHEN THEY WERE READY TO BUILD THEIR RETREAT in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, a couple went looking for a parcel of land and invited their architect, Scott S. Turnipseed, AIA, along for the hunt. “It was great to be involved in this project from the very beginning — starting with the site selection process,” he says. The group soon found an unobstructed…

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Custer’s Last Fight

Written By Toby Thompson      

DURING THE SUMMER OF 1972, I was embarked upon a four-year search for the Great American Bar, a trip that took my VW Bug 30,000 miles across this nation’s roughest roads and myself into its oldest, most colorful dives. That quest resulted in a book, Saloon, published to cork-popping effervescence in 1976. One afternoon I visited the Idaho Hotel bar, in…

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Unexpected Beauty

Written By Jenna Vandenberg       Photography By Lara Swimmer      

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Physics and Poetry

Written By Laurel Delp      

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True Vision

Written By Johnny D. Boggs      

THE LAST THING MICHAEL NARANJO remembers seeing was the man he shot. On January 8, 1968, Naranjo was a 22-year-old draftee in Vietnam when his Army patrol was ambushed in a rice paddy.  “My friends were dying all around me,” he recalls. Naranjo and the squad leader crawled into the jungle, the rest of the squad — those still alive…

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