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MCA’s Art Mart Hosts Up-And-Coming Local Artists

GRAND BAAZAR LIKE- VENUE FOR VENDORS When walking up the industrial ramp to the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver entrance on Sept. 10, there were no lines; the space appeared quiet and uninhabited. After making the way down the steps to the first floor, the

Adult Swim Drive-in Bids Summer A Fond Farewell

EVENT DEBUTS NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN CONTENT Nothing shouts summer like swirly soft-serve ice cream, children splashing in swimming pools, and nostalgic retro drive-in theaters. As fall steadily creeps in and summer begins to hibernate, nighttime TV favorite Adult Swim has come to the rescue to properly salute

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Tivoli Food Court: SONO! or Taco Bell?

SO NO MORE TACOS Taco Bell, a 20-year-old staple of the Tivoli food court, has been tragically ousted from campus—and Aurarians are not happy about it. Its usurper, SONO!, took over the contract for coveted space in the Tivoli just in time to launch for

CU Denver Live! Presents Annual Art of Cooking

EVENT ENGAGES STUDENTS, DEVELOPS SKILLS On a busy Thursday evening, a throng of CU Denver students could be seen walking down 16th Street, talking among themselves, excited, and hungry. The fourth-annual Art of Cooking event, spearheaded by CU Denver Live!, was held on Sept. 8

Professor Releases Award-Winning Film

MOVIE BOASTS FEMINISM, MOTORCYCLES When attending a women’s motorcycle event a couple years ago, Assistant Professor of Digital Design Michelle Carpenter was hungry for stories. She patiently waited for one so captivating and unique that she could make a documentary or film out of it.

Toxic Avenger Gets Musical Adaptation

STILL CAMPY, LOW-BUDGET, AND HILARIOUS The Toxic Avenger is popularly known for its extreme gore and incomprehensibly low budget, but despite the Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufmen film being mostly entertaining to people who are high, the film has achieved a cult classic status. When

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I’ve moved over 15 times in the last decade. Despite that wealth of experience, I’m still really, really bad at it, and my latest relocation this past weekend was not smooth going. The worst of it is behind me—including frantic box runs to Walmart at

Women of Abstract Art Profiled in Denver Galleries

A SURVEY FROM 1940S TO MODERN DAY The first known art history textbook didn’t  include a single woman artist, though many existed. Since then, women in the arts have come a long way. It is poignant and heartening that major Denver museums and galleries are now dedicating

Fat Jack’s Supersubs Replaces Einstein’s On 9th St.

RESTAURANT OFFERS SUBS, COFFEE, AND LITTLE MAN ICE CREAM The newly opened Fat Jack’s Supersubs on campus has something for everyone. After taking over the location of the recently closed Einstein’s Bagels at 906 Curtis, Fat Jack’s immediately feels like an improvement. The new shop brings with it

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Septemburton Celebrates Iconic Director’s New Film

ALAMO DEVOTES MONTH TO TIM BURTON Since the announcement of Tim Burton’s film adaptation of the popular novel Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, it seems as though the world has relapsed into a Tim Burton frenzy. In particular, the Alamo Drafthouse has conjured Septemburton—the