Browse By

All posts by Matt Kriese

Stranger Than Fiction

The political landscape in the United States seems to be moving toward a glum dystopia. Not glum in a Blade Runner sense where authoritarianism spills into all walks of life; on the contrary, our dystopia has become an evermore elitist convergence of people who are

Stranger Than Fiction

Valentine’s Day fell on Ash Wednesday this year. These days probably mean little to those who didn’t share my upbringing. Growing up Catholic, these two days hold a particular importance on my calendar. Ash Wednesday represents the first day of Lent, a holiday where Catholics

El Camino leads customers to flavortown

Latin flare from brunch to burritos In a city where brunch—the most sacred of weekend ceremonies—has been targeted with inflated prices and unapproachable long lines, it is refreshing to see some restaurants keep prices low. El Camino Community Tavern, located on 32nd and Lowell, has

Stranger Than Fiction

There are aspects to the political world that are far more intriguing than a budget presentation. No one is debating that. But, I feel like budgets say a whole lot more about what people are actually prioritizing than any speech or promise could. Think about

Stranger Than Fiction

  One of the most pressing student concerns on this campus has to do with safety. This isn’t safety in the way students at more traditional schools talk about their personal wellbeing. While conversations around alcohol abuse and sexual assault dominate the conversations of these

Stranger Than Fiction

  Last week, after going over my most recent column about what the purpose of American government should be with a close associate of mine, I decided to make an attempt at answering this question. At the end of that column, I stated that, “philosophy

Stranger Than Fiction | Matthew Kriese

In my academic career, there have been almost no moments where I have been congratulated for pursuing a degree in Philosophy. More often than not, I have had to overlook people trying to hide cringes behind passively motivating remarks like, “That’s unique” or “I’m sure

Stranger Than Fiction | Matthew Kriese

Over the course of the winter break, global news cycles have not ceased in producing the standard doom and gloom that the contemporary world has seemed to grow accustomed to. A crippling flu has pummeled the United States, Trump has continued to use his Twitter

One Denver ice cream shop to rule them all

Sweet Cow satisfies any sweet tooth Denver has possessed a surprisingly robust local ice cream community since the early 2000s. In a city with an often underappreciated culinary scene, the friendly and easy-going nature of ice cream shops does something that no other food vendor

Most human professor

CONFIRMED TO NOT BE A LIZARD After numerous reports from students and staff alike suggesting otherwise, English professor and Chair of the Creative Writing Department at CU Denver Teague Bohlen has been confirmed to be a very real human being whose day-to-day activities consist of