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ME TOO On Oct. 14, actress Alyssa Milano posted the following tweet: “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me too’ as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.” She quickly followed that

From the Editor | Taylor Kirby

VEGAS STRONG Las Vegas is a city on the intersection of contradiction. It bears the names Paradise and Sin City; it sees children emerge from a multi-story M&M World onto a sidewalk littered with pornographic escort cards; and, three days after the largest mass shooting

Art of Costuming: Photo Booth

Just ahead of halloween, the Art of Costuming dressed up in the Tivoli Turnhalle with a wardrobe of professional cosplays, droids, and a slab of Han Solo-shaped carbonite. The Oct. 3 event featured a panel of costuming enthusiasts, some hardcore hobbyists, others full-time cosplayers, to

From the Editor | Taylor Kirby

When linguists were trying to understand how language defines culture, they came up with some far-fetched theories: one scholar, Benjamin Lee Whorf, argued that different languages draw unique boundaries around how complexly people can understand the world. When extrapolated, Whorf’s argument would claim that a

From the Editor | Taylor Kirby

SHIRKING BLAME Nobody ever taught me how to drive. I was reminded of this void of experience last week when, having forgotten that my Prius doesn’t do a thing called “accelerate,” I barely completed what was already a risky pass on the highway. And whenever

From the Editor | Taylor Kirby

HOMETOWN Small town America is a polarizing space. When small town also equals hometown, the phrase becomes even more charged. For some, small towns signify comfort, constancy, and a place that can’t be left behind. For others, it represents a vacuum. Stagnation. A place that

Students protest the decision to remove DACA

On Sept. 5, thousands of middle schoolers, high schoolers, and college students walked out from their classrooms to protest the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival DACA program. At least eight separate marches from across Denver County convened on the

DACA | From the Editor | Taylor Kirby

96,000 What would you do if you won the lottery? is becomes the central question of In the Heights’ first act, and every character hypothetically spends their $96,000 differently. One dreams of returning to the Dominican Republic, the very same country his parents left to

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s lyrics light up a blackout

Hamilton won’t premiere in Denver until Feb. 27, but the Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton is offering desperate fans a Lin-Manuel Miranda fix by producing his first Tony-award-winning musical, In the Heights, from Sept. 8 to Oct. 8. Set over the course of a

From the Editor | Taylor Kirby

THE EYE OF THE STORM I lived in Tampa, Fl. for five years and uncountable hurricanes. Though we only suffered the calmer winds of Hurricane Katrina’s procession through the Gulf Coast, other storm systems hit us hard. Very hard. And still, my family never evacuated