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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

Festival Aims to Satisfy Denver’s Taco Cravings

TACOLANDIA SERVES UP TACO FEVER Tacos have taken the world by storm: Taco Tuesday is now a regularly celebrated event, and people proudly sport taco T-shirts in every kind of setting. Because the small tortilla-wrapped dish serves as a staple to any sane person’s diet,

Colfax Centered in Art of the Open Road

LOCAL ARTISTS CAPTURE TRAVEL IN STILL LIFE In the pursuit of Manifest Destiny, the US carved its name into 2,680 miles of land from coast to coast. The strong culture of road tripping that emerged soon after was inevitable; artists of all stripes have long

Prodigy Fortifies Community with Coffee

COFFEEHOUSE HIRES LOWER-INCOME YOUTH A coffee shop is not the first platform that comes to mind when thinking about bringing together a community or improving a broken education system, but with those very things in mind, Prodigy Coffeehouse is taking Denver by surprise. Prodigy—so named

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Taylor Kirby: Feminist Agenda

When four adult men surround a woman and tell her she must publicly undress herself, and when those men are able to do so under the jurisdiction of the law, I have to wonder how we got here. French police came under international criticism last

Awkward Family Photos lives up to its name

YOUR FAMILY DOESN’T COME CLOSE    The Awkward Family Photos Exhibition, created by Mike Bender and Doug Chernak, is an unconventional collection of the most ridiculous family photos currently in existence. The portraits were collected via online submission, and they are all real, non-staged, horribly

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Taylor Kirby

FEMINIST AGENDA   When I studied abroad in South Korea this summer, it was more than an escape from Denver and the stressors of daily life. Yes, we visited a host of tourist attractions and fell asleep on idyllic beaches, but there was something more

Baroque Selfies Need More Takes

CLASSIC ART, MODERN STYLE   If artists in Baroque-era Italy heard the term “selfie,” an expression of confusion, or perhaps outright bafflement, would likely appear on their faces. Today, the word selfie has become a daily phrase, and has been listed in the Oxford English