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BookBar Makes Books And Literature A Social Affair

DRINK WINE, READ A BOOK, FIND PARADISE It isn’t often that people get the best of all possible worlds, but Denver’s own BookBar is–beyond shadow of a doubt–one of the places where that is possible. Nicole Sullivan, the owner of the quirky establishment and a

Roadmap to Denver’s Perfect Fall Weekend

LOCAL TRICKS AND TREATS With so much to do and so much to see, what’s wrong with taking the back streets? Nothing. Nothing is wrong with taking the back streets during the autumn season. Doing so allows for a proper exploration of Denver and all

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Queerly Beloved: Gem Sheps

Because I’m a notoriously bad Colorado native, this past weekend marked my first visit to the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. The historic white building, beautiful of its own right, was framed on all sides by the fiery colors of fall leaves. I took up

Indoor Farmers’ Market Opens In RiNo

RECREATES VICTORIAN-ERA SHOPPING Innovation. Art. Food. Community. These traits are all found at the heart of the Denver RiNo district, located a few blocks north of Coors Field in the downtown region of the city. Adding to this unparalleled culture, the tight-knit, modern neighborhood welcomed the Denver

Interactive Ghost Hunting At Denver’s Scariest Park

START OCTOBER WITH A HAUNTING EXPERIENCE October is in full swing, and it seems that everyone is very much in the spirit of fall. After all, Halloween is not only about dressing up and eating candy: history has preserved the integrity of this holiday.  But before diving

Young Frankenstein: Gene Wilder’s Seminal Work

CLASSIC FILM RETURNS TO THEATRES Dead is dead!” Dr. Frederick Frankenstein insists in the opening scene of Young Frankenstein, thickly laying the subversive foundation of Mel Brooks’ classic film. Any story playing with Mary Shelley’s classic gothic novel could not leave such a statement alone:

Cider Days: A Family-Friendly Drinking Environment

TWO PARENTS, ONE 21-YEAR-OLD KID, UNLIMITED CIDER If you’ve never drank with your parents, I’d highly recommend it. There’s nothing quite like dismantling a power dynamic that’s been established for 21-plus years, rooted in the teachings of right and wrong, and worked to define the

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Feminist Agenda: Taylor Kirby

I grew up poor. Most often, this only meant I couldn’t attend the same field trips as my friends. Sometimes it meant we lived in our car or a gritty hotel flush with the interstate. When I got my first minimum wage job, I felt

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Edible Plants Showcased at Botanic Gardens

LOCAL ARTIST FUSES DETAIL, MINIMALISM Alongside its tropical greenhouses, strange and smelly flowers, and lush, groomed walkways lined with blue oat grass and cashmere sage, the Denver Botanic Gardens boasts an impressive roster of local sculpture and artpieces. Currently, the Gardens are showcasing the paintings

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Comedy Works Brings Roseanne Back to Hometown

STILL BRASH, STILL BOLD If I’d been elected in 2012, you’d be sitting here tonight watching the President of the United States tell dick jokes,” Roseanne Barr said, kicking off her long-awaited return to Denver’s comedy scene. On Sept. 26, Barr completed her two-night stay