Remember the 2019 municipal elections in Denver?

Who could forget it? It was long, occasionally nasty, and didn’t end the way many people wanted. But during that election campaign, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said his administration would create an agency devoted to housing issues. This was six months ago. One could have considered it something like the cliché of rearranging the deck …

Sometimes you need a moment of beauty in troubled times. But some say, “No way.” Or “So what?”

Yesterday afternoon, I visited the Denver Art Museum to view “Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature.”  It is an all-enveloping exhibition, with more than 120 paintings, and it was interesting to watch the advancement of his work over many years. Although I have never been totally in love with Impressionism, I understand its role in …

I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree. Or a tree house.

Actually, that is not totally true, because some tree houses are pretty, um, rustic. But the one that went under the microscope of Denver’s Board of Adjustment yesterday was far from that: It has a strong contemporary design, but it does not have any permits -- and thus the hearing to figure out what happens …

So it’s time for another “week” in Denver.

In August, Denver had Modernism Week. In September, Denver had Doors Open Denver, granted, over a weekend. Now, in October, it is time for Denver Design Week, which runs  from Thursday, October 17, through October 25. Denver Design Week is loaded with talks, panels, commercial opportunities for viewing, a discussion on the Martin Building renovation …