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Food Gets Fun at the Inventing Room

LIQUID NITROGEN REINVENTS DESSERT At the Inventing Room, food is meant to be played with. The Willy Wonka-inspired dessert shop aims to be Denver’s most whimsical dining experience. The Inventing Room’s LoDo storefront opened on Oct. 31 of last year and immediately began running through

’10 Myths’ Confronts Modern Enigmas

BUNTPORT THEATER HOSTS BATHTUB OF MUSICIANS 10 Myths on the Proper Application of Beauty Products is, in essence, a modern myth. The play is hard to concisely summarize, but that is what makes it so intriguing. Hosted by the Buntport Theater Company, the play’s venue is

Student Attends Art Dubai as VIP Guest

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND MEDIA AMBASSADOR When photography student Delia Tharnish travelled to Dubai last March for the first time, she noticed something familiar. The second time she travelled this past March, it stuck out like a sore thumb. She couldn’t help but notice the

Unless You Got (Daily) Puns, Hon’

STUDENTS EXPLORE CREATIVITY WITH SOCIAL MEDIA Finding your niche on a campus with around 40,000 other people can be taxing, and maybe even impossible at times. For an unlikely pair of students from two different colleges, this challenge has been accepted, and conquered. Cody Cessna

Local Artists Work in Unique Harmony

LEISURE GALLERY: ELUSIVE YET FLOURISHING Leisure Gallery is a blank slate. The walls are painted white, and the gallery space—which also doubles as a studio—is minimalistic, placing all of the focus on the work as opposed to its surroundings. The art gallery is currently host

Author Uses Poetry for Advocacy

NATALIE DIAZ READS FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY “‘Angels don’t come to the reservation,’” visiting poet Natalie Diaz read from her abecedarian, solidifying the night’s theme of effectively ironizing difficult cultural narratives. Diaz shared poems from 2012’s When My Brother Was An Aztec and upcoming collections with

Scum of the Earth is Punk Rock Church

CHURCH WELCOMES ATYPICAL WORSHIPERS Planted on the corner of 11th and Santa Fe is a historic church building home to the “scum of the earth.” The Scum of the Earth, or Scum for short, congregation is, needless to say, not the typical Christian church. At

Making Art Affordable to Members

ART GYM FINDS A UNIQUE SYSTEM OF OPERATION As the name suggests, the concept behind Denver’s Art Gym, located on Colfax Avenue and Leyden Street, is most accurately compared to a fitness gym. Equipped with printing presses, a metalsmith and lapidary studio, a sculpture studio,

Type Adds Dimensions to MATTER

RICK GRIFFITH DABBLES IN STUDIO AND TEACHING MATTER is a studio where printing supplies line nearly every wall. Letters— block letters, letters packaged as puzzles, pieces of paper covered in words and sentences, both sensical and non—litter the area; it’s the true mark of an

Old-School Games: a Nickel at a Time

NICKEL-A-PLAY IS A MEDIOCRE DELIGHT Nickel-A-Play is a great place to spend some inexpensive but quality time with friends or family. With more than 20 free-to-play games, including “Ms. Pacman” and “Galaga,” it is possible to spend an entire night in this old-school arcade for