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Interactive Ghost Hunting At Denver’s Scariest Park

START OCTOBER WITH A HAUNTING EXPERIENCE October is in full swing, and it seems that everyone is very much in the spirit of fall. After all, Halloween is not only about dressing up and eating candy: history has preserved the integrity of this holiday.  But before diving

Young Frankenstein: Gene Wilder’s Seminal Work

CLASSIC FILM RETURNS TO THEATRES Dead is dead!” Dr. Frederick Frankenstein insists in the opening scene of Young Frankenstein, thickly laying the subversive foundation of Mel Brooks’ classic film. Any story playing with Mary Shelley’s classic gothic novel could not leave such a statement alone:

Cider Days: A Family-Friendly Drinking Environment

TWO PARENTS, ONE 21-YEAR-OLD KID, UNLIMITED CIDER If you’ve never drank with your parents, I’d highly recommend it. There’s nothing quite like dismantling a power dynamic that’s been established for 21-plus years, rooted in the teachings of right and wrong, and worked to define the

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Feminist Agenda: Taylor Kirby

I grew up poor. Most often, this only meant I couldn’t attend the same field trips as my friends. Sometimes it meant we lived in our car or a gritty hotel flush with the interstate. When I got my first minimum wage job, I felt

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Edible Plants Showcased at Botanic Gardens

LOCAL ARTIST FUSES DETAIL, MINIMALISM Alongside its tropical greenhouses, strange and smelly flowers, and lush, groomed walkways lined with blue oat grass and cashmere sage, the Denver Botanic Gardens boasts an impressive roster of local sculpture and artpieces. Currently, the Gardens are showcasing the paintings

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Comedy Works Brings Roseanne Back to Hometown

STILL BRASH, STILL BOLD If I’d been elected in 2012, you’d be sitting here tonight watching the President of the United States tell dick jokes,” Roseanne Barr said, kicking off her long-awaited return to Denver’s comedy scene. On Sept. 26, Barr completed her two-night stay

Mass Incarcaration Under Scrutiny of Art, Activism

THE ETHICS OF IMPRISONING MINORS Five-hundred thousand juveniles are forced into the Juvenile Corrections System each year. Half a million children under the age of 18 face judgement every day for crimes violent and non-violent alike. Sept. 2 launched the Juvenile Corrections exhibit at the

Dachshunds, Polka Alongside Beer At Oktoberfest

LONG DOG DERBY ACCOMPANIES WEINERSHINITZELS The aromas of fresh weinershinitzel, greasy two-pound turkey legs, and the unlimited beer have brought people together with the one thing that matters the most: celebrating good times alongside great company. The Denver Oktoberfest is back for its 47th year,

Extreme Mammals Make Their Debut in Denver

DMNS EDUCATES ABOUT ANIMAL HISTORY Today’s generation of kids are constantly living on the edge of excitement, living and breathing for anything bizarre and somewhat weird. All of this and more describes what can be found at a new exhibit, Extreme Mammals, now showing at

Local Artist Explores Subjectivity Through Collages

Point Gallery on Santa Fe is currently showcasing the work of local artist Jennifer Davey. The exhibit, What You Believe Is What You See, explores the relational experience of living in an era of turbulent politics and social self-reform. The paintings of Jennifer Davey—a longtime