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CU Denver students on display at DPAC

NEXT STAGE INSPIRES STUDENTS Technology and art weren’t meant to be formulaic—something proven by the latest collaboration between CU Denver and the Denver Performing Arts Complex, which brings the Next Stage Collaborative Gallery into the hustle and bustle of downtown. The exclusive opportunity showcases student

Chaos and Cream rolls out Thailand treats

FROZEN ART AT THE SOURCE Some say that baseball is America’s favorite past time, but the consumption of creamy, frozen delights is more universal—eating ice cream is a traditional activity no lactose-loving American can dislike. Ice  cream connoisseurs’ appreciation for up-and-coming or secret shops around

On Screen // Moonlight

After a couple years of the #oscarssowhite and the ongoing debate about representation in Hollywood, the Academy Awards at last offered a list of nominations complete with movies made and acted by people of color. Among that list includes director Barry Jenkins’ masterpiece, Moonlight, a

On Screen // La La Land

In a year flush with exemplary filmmaking, La La Land and Moonlight are the two entries poised to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards—but La La Land’s record-setting 14 nominations and status as a fan favorite would make its loss an unprecedented upset. Emma

Denver ranks high on list of prime college towns

HIGHER STANDARDS DROP BOULDER Two Colorado towns that are resident award recipients of Best College Towns took a rankings-dive this last year—and Denver is on the rise. Boulder and Fort Collins have been staples in the “Best of” lists for  multiple years. According to Westword,

Feminist Agenda // Taylor Kirby

I was once on the kind of plane that probably inspired the creators of Lost. My flight returning home from Atlanta was delayed after an apocalyptic lightning storm shut down the airport for two hours; we were also warned that Colorado was experiencing moderate to severe

Arcade’s retro aesthetic infuses modern flare

FTW DEBUTS DOWNTOWN Nostalgic adults in need of a video game fix can find their favorite classics reimagined perched on the third floor of the Denver Pavilions in FTW Arcade. FTW Denver, short for “For the Win,” puts a modern day spin on the classic

A Series of Unfortunate Events is bleak bliss

AN ADAPTION WORTHY OF ITS SOURCE MATERIAL Look away: A Series of Unfortunate Events has finally debuted on Netflix, and it’s as delightfully grim as it promised to be. Fans left hanging by the troubling 2004 attempt to adapt the popular 13 book series are

Quick look: Moana

How far will you go? That’s the sentiment behind Disney’s latest box office animated hit, Moana, which surfed into theaters this past November and scored the nomination for Best Animated Picture at the Academy Awards. For years, Disney’s animated films have to been subject to

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QUICK LOOK: Manchester by the Sea

Treading blindly through upended emotions of remorse and apathy, Manchester by the Sea—a movie written and directed by the psycho-analytical maestro, Kenneth Lonergan—wades the viewer through puddles of the uncomfortable and unpredictable stages of grief and forgiveness. While it might be cliché, the picture brutally