Editor Geoff Van Dyke of 5280. (Photo by Sarah Boyum)

After 25 years, it was time for 5280 magazine to release a collection of its best pieces

For editor Geoff Van Dyke, though many of the anthology's stories seem dark, they nonetheless have an uplifting and hopeful side as well

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Shootings and shock value: Hoodies, video use similar tactics — including invoking Columbine massacre

Both used shock value to make a point about gun violence — and both are dealing with different levels of reaction, some positive and, in the case of the fashion show, a lot of it negative

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Telluride’s Original Thinkers blends stories with art, music, movies, performances

“We hope people come out of this festival with not just clarity for what’s going on, but some fuel or juice to deal with everything and say ‘I can get out there make a positive impact,’” says organizer.