Rubber chickens get the (humor) theme across (photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design)
The staff at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design gets that becoming a career artist requires more than just skills classes and finalizing portfolios (though those are also important): The best artists are able to analyze differing perspectives of the world and then distill them into images...
September 25 2015, 12:30 PM
Coloradan Evan Hedges gets feedback from the judges on a recent episode of "Face Off." —Courtesy of Jordin Althaus / Syfy.
For most of us, monsters exist only in the movies. But for local special effects artists Evan Hedges and Kevon Ward, monsters are part of everyday life.
As art director and lead affects artist (respectively) for Denver-based 13th Floor Entertainment Group, Hedges and Ward normally work...
September 18 2015, 10:00 AM
With beer in hand, Owen Shepherd of Fort Collins Brewery cracks a joke at Offensively Delicious' 2014 premiere. —Photo courtesy of Sexpot Comedy / The Brewtography Project
Some people move to Colorado for the thrill of adventure; others simply for the weed.
Laura Decker, on the other hand, moved to Denver in 2010 with the innocent intention of attending seminary school, which she paid for by working at local beer bars. It wasn’t long before she found a favorite...
September 18 2015, 9:00 AM
Sanjoy K. Roy speaks at the JLF 2015 Curtain Raiser
Since 2006, the Jaipur Literature Festival has filled Diggi Palace in Rajasthan, India’s largest state, with the world’s premier writers, thinkers, and those who flock to see them. Known as the largest free literary festival in the world, JLF attracted more than 270,000 attendees last year to its...
September 15 2015, 11:50 AM
Adam Cayton-Holland at the 2013 High Plains Comedy Festival. —Courtesy of Ryan Brackin Photography
Established in 2013 by Denver comedians Adam Cayton-Holland and Andy Juett, the city’s first all stand-up comedy festival enters its third tour of South Broadway August 20 to 22 with a bigger headliner and more than 70 local and national comedians in tow. Here’s why you shouldn’t miss this year’s...
August 18 2015, 11:27 AM
—Courtesy of Joel Sartore
A 350-foot tiger peered out from the south side of the Empire State Building on Aug. 1, its large paw draped across dozens of windows.
It was joined by a snow leopard, a breaching whale, and even various insects. These massive creatures lit up the side of New York City's famed skyscraper in a...
August 6 2015, 12:42 PM
The African-American History Monument at the South Carolina Capitol Building was created by Colorado sculptor Ed Dwight (image courtesy of the artist)
Following the controversy surrounding the removal of the Confederate flag from South Carolina's statehouse grounds in Columbia (it was taken down on July 10), another debate has begun. This one is not about a racially charged symbol of our past—and, many would argue, our present—but a sculpture....
July 30 2015, 11:40 AM
—Courtesy of High Plains Chautauqua
He talked more than he sang, often playing a single verse before stopping. “Y’know…” he’d say, reminded by his own lyrics, and then regale listeners with another tale of Steinbeck-ian Americana. I sat just a few feet away, grateful for the shade and breeze afforded by the un-walled tent, distant...
July 30 2015, 10:30 AM