Arts & Culture

Interview | Jordan Riefe


Here is a story about a great journalist. LA-based arts & culture reporter Jordan Rieke won our Matt Kramer Award for his article Skid Robot: the street artist drawing attention to LA’s homeless residents that first appeared in the The Guardian. His news stories get you to experience the infinite ways arts and culture benefits humanity on a global scale. 

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Never Underestimate the Power of a Small Theater

Steamboat Springs, a western Colorado town known for its Olympic skiers and summer bikers, also has an arts theater with a rich past that was built nearly 90 years ago, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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