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A collection of nocturne ambient lullabies

Music for avoiding insomnia Life is stressful; and while the solace of sleep provides some respite, it can also feel like chasing the sunset. So, get comfortable and listen to any of the following albums to calm the mind and sink back into slumber. Nocturnes

Sex Workers Are Workers

sex addiction is never a valid excuse for violence People often refer to prostitution as the oldest profession in human history—at least, ever since the writer Rudyard Kipling made that claim in 1889. Yet, sex work remains a highly controversial topic in the United States

Queer folks and women of alternative music

Diverse artists for any alternative playlist As a loosely defined genre, alternative music implies -a diversion from the mainstream culture. Even before the title existed, artists like Siouxsie Sioux and the Banshees or Gwen Stefani from No Doubt made names for themselves as pioneers of

The legacy of longstanding Denver venue

El Chapultepec is gone, but not forgotten After more than 80 years, famed Denver jazz venue El Chapultepec closed its doors last December. While the final owner, Angela Guerrero, says that many reasons contributed to her decision, this venue joins a long list of local

Future of Now Highlights CU Denver Student Work

The show highlights environmental issues Recent graduate of the College of Arts & Media, Jessica Diaz, put together an inspiring exhibition that brings together artists from CU Denver and elsewhere. The Future of Now explores the environmental issues confronting society, with a diverse range of

Protests Erupt in the Days Following the Election

With uncertainty and doubt plaguing the results of the 2020 US Presidential Election, local businesses and institutions boarded up their windows and doors expecting the worst. Over the last few months, countless buildings experienced the brunt of unrelenting civil unrest, with broken glass and char

Biden-Harris Win the 2020 Presidential Election

After days of counting, election called in favor of Democratic ticket. As predicted, the 2020 Presidential Election turned out to be a whirlwind. After three long days of counting, media outlets finally declared former Vice President Joe Biden the next President-Elect of the United States,

A primer for dystopian classics

Art imitates life imitates art Many students grew up reading books for classes that shaped their perspectives of the world. One type of fiction seeks to illuminate the problems existing in reality through a parallel literary universe. Dystopian works like Brave New World, Nineteen Eighty-Four,

Escape to A Feral World by Professor David Liban

For the last four years, Professor David Liban collaborated with students, colleagues, and family to craft the post-apocalyptic film A Feral World. With an accomplished record in filmmaking, earning an Emmy with Mortal Lessons in 2010, Liban is also the Department Chair of Film in

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Donald Trump relies on propaganda for support

Utilizing “Fake News”  Even before he made that slow, ominous descent down an escalator in 2015 to announce his running for president, Donald Trump began mastering the art of propaganda. As a businessman, he assembled a cult of personality around himself through relationships with David