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Local Cafe Equal Parts Coffee and Cats

PURR-IFIC TIME WITH KITTENS, BOOKS, AND GAMES To celebrate the national Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month, why not adopt a cat while ordering your morning coffee? Denver Cat Company—one of the first permanent cat cafes to open in the US—stars a rotating cast of cats

Alumnus Connor Serr Co-Curates ‘Nexus’

MYSTICAL EXHIBIT UNITES PAINTINGS, TATTOOS As live music filled the room, conversations buzzed, and fine wine poured, visitors to Abend Gallery gathered for the opening party of the new exhibition Nexus. Abend Gallery, located on East Colfax near East High School, is an influential piece

‘Variations Stylistiques’ Published

BOOK HELPS STUDENTS SPEAK LIKE NATIVES Diane Dansereau, associate professor in the Department of Modern Languages, had a problem: She couldn’t find any books at a truly high level for her top-tier French class. “It took me a long time to figure out why, and

Russian Art Explores Politics, Pollution

SLOANE GALLERY GEM OF HISTORIC DOWNTOWN Situated at the base of one of America’s grandest mountain ranges and to the west of the great plains, Denver’s art scene includes the unexpected: Russian-influenced art. Sloane Gallery, located at the corner of 17th and Larimer in historic

Antique Row Soul of South Broadway

LOCAL DEALERS CHARACTER OF HISTORIC STREET It’s that transient time of the year between the end of winter and the beginning of spring when Denver seems a little lackluster in its activities and nightlife, and Denverites are left gearing up for festivals or parties months

Destruction, Creation in ‘Cellar Door’

CU DENVER ALUMNA PERFORMS ART PIECE As a performer in the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance event Cellar Door, CU Denver alumna Tiffany Matheson contributed a wide variety of art in her performance piece “Sentence: Sentience,” which left viewers to interpret the meaning behind her piece’s

‘Banned in DC’ is Artistic Punk Treasure

CYNTHIA CONNOLLY EXPLORES PUNK EXPERIENCE Banned in DC is the first book of its kind, documenting the DC punk scene and its connective power. Compiled by artist Cynthia Connolly, the book is a testament to the communal nature of the scene, the anti-establishment ideals of

Art by Architects Gives CU Scholarships

RENOWNED ARTISTS EXHIBIT WORK AT CAP On the second floor of the CU Building lives an art showcase unique to the College of Architecture and Planning. Students, staff members, and artists roam around with plates of snacks and admire the artwork done by renowned artists,

Caleb Hahne Unveils ‘Beyond the Veil’

YOUNG ARTIST PRESENTS NEW SOLO EXHIBIT Jazz’s great Charles Mingus once said, “Anyone can make the simple complicated. Creativity is making the complicated simple.” Local artist Caleb Hahne’s art exemplifies this idea. After having spent years earning a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art and being

Tongue-n-Cheek Meet El Taco De Mexico

It would be a disservice to oneself not to order El Taco De Mexico’s famous tacos. Full of savory flavor and authenticity, El Taco De Mexico is by far Denver’s choice place to eat Mexican food. The restaurant is located on the corner of 8th