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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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Taylor Kirby: FEMINIST AGENDA

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

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Anschutz: Eisenhower’s Home Away From Home

TOURS OF PRESIDENTIAL SUITE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC In 1918, just short of a century ago, the US military opened the Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado, and it soon became the go-to facility in the midwest for treating tuberculosis and chemical casualties during

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Taylor Kirby: Feminist Agenda

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s visit to Auraria Campus last week touched me—and I mean that both literally and figuratively. Armed with all the accent and sass of her fellow native New Yorkers, Justice Sotomayor decided to stress the nerves of her Secret Service team

The Phantom of the Opera Stuns at Buell

CLASSIC STORY UNDERGOES GRITTY FACELIFT Producer Cameron MacIntosh’s lavish production of The Phantom of the Opera opened at Buell Theater on Aug. 25, a highly anticipated stop of the stirring and gloriously experimental North American tour. Though devoted fans might associate the brilliant score and

Denver’s Doughnut Scene gets Stranger

GLAZED AND CONFUZED COOKS UP NEW RECIPES When stopping in for a snack at Glazed and Confuzed Doughnuts, food is supposed to get weird. Based on the stereotypical Coloradan phenomena of being under the influence, Glazed and Confuzed opened in 2014 to off er doughy

Professor Aims to Find Reality Through Poetry

NICKY BEER TALKS NEW YORKER INSPIRATION At dawn, the birds storm/the back yard like a country/they are astonished to have/won without a single shot/fired. There is no end/to its richness, every seed/tasting like a year…” This excerpt from “Juveniles,” published in The New Yorker on