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September 2010

Features

Fall Noir

Dark, edgy, yet still sophisticated, this season’s dramatic combination of styles—think Blade Runner meets 1940s elegance—gives everyone a chance to dress with a hint of Old Hollywood panache.

The Education of Ms. Barsallo

For her first job out of college, Millie Barsallo became a teacher in one of Denver’s most challenging public schools. She wound up facing two of the most profound questions of her young existence: Could she change the lives of 40 boys and girls? Or would the school change her?

Colorado’s Best Craft Beers

We tasted every commercially distributed craft beer we could track down in Colorado, one of America’s true craft-brewing hot spots. (Yes, it’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it.) Here, in nine categories, we rank the very best.

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Atmosphere

Wanderlust or Bust

John Shors’ latest masterpiece is a journey through Asian culture—and the chaos of the heart.

Protect and Serve

Childproofing seemed like overkill—until we found our son with a mouthful of cat food.

New Wave

Colorado’s political landscape just got a whole lot younger.

Tune Up

A new garage helps cars run green.

Fresh-Faced

To exfoliate or not to exfoliate: That is the question.

Collect Yourself

Museum-quality art installations that won’t break the bank.

A Higher Degree

How a mountain college challenged the status quo.

Dining

Roll With It

Sushi is all about tradition. But several local spots eschew custom and add unusual ingredients to their roll repertoire. Here, five of the more interesting, not to mention tasty, variations.

Cookie Jar

Our search for the perfect chocolate-chip treat ends—at Denver’s Fuel Cafe.

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Department

An Inconvenient Truth

How facing up to, and publicizing, a painful history resulted in a little bit of grace.

Corked

A charismatic, talented Brit is putting Colorado wine on the map. So why does almost every other vintner in the state hate him?

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