Your artsy friend is sure to appreciate Ed Fairburn's limited-edition “Denver I” print. (Image courtesy of Mike Wright Gallery)
Have a friend who's constantly doodling in a notebook? Or a significant other who's been talking about the new Star Wars since last December? We've got the perfect gift for that artsy, culture-minded special someone—no matter your budget.
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December 1 2015, 9:00 AM
A gift from Boulder's sister city, the Dushanbe Teahouse was created in Tajikistan by more than 40 master artisans, shipped to the U.S., and reassembled in Colorado. —Photo by Terri Cook
In 1982, Boulderites Mary Hey and Sophia Stoller decided to do something positive to defrost the icy relations between the Soviet Union and the U.S. The pair formed a group to educate themselves about Soviet culture, and began lobbying USSR officials to establish a sister city. Unable to penetrate...
November 24 2015, 2:20 PM
Leftover Salmon frontman Vince Herman at a Breckenridge Brewery event this past July. (Photo credit: Nicholas Stock)
Even on a superficial level, local jam band Leftover Salmon and Breckenridge Brewery have a lot in common: They both came of age in popular Colorado towns (Boulder and Breckenridge, respectively), tend to be associated with good—often rowdy—memories, and have evolved cultural norms (Leftover, when...
November 23 2015, 4:16 PM
Ever scoped your climbing gym for a potential date? Hoped to meet a woman in your yoga class? Lingered in aisle eight of Whole Foods trying to catch someone's eye? We've all been there: There's no shame in looking for love in the places you already frequent. Still, most dating sites aren't geared...
November 9 2015, 3:34 PM
Salvation Army Cherry Tree Home: The Salvation Army’s Amity Colony was started in 1898, in southeastern Colorado. It was one of several colonies meant to convert underprivileged urban workers and slum dwellers into healthy and happy rural landowners. They opened the Cherry Tree Home in Amity in 1902, for orphans and children from delinquent families. The 60 children who lived there received farming and technical training.
(Courtesy of History Colorado, 10028556)
Tonight, more than 6,000 people in the Denver metro area won't have homes of their own to sleep in. The statistics may change—as well as our perceptions and how we talk about those in need—but the issue of homelessness has a long history in Colorado.
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November 5 2015, 10:01 AM
The grave atop Lookout Mountain in Golden where Buffalo Bill may (or may not) be buried.
—Image courtesy of Billy Hathorn, via Wikimedia Commons
In 1917, according to his wishes, the body of William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody was laid to rest in a spectacular setting atop Golden’s Lookout Mountain. In a remarkable tribute, tens of thousands of mourners journeyed up the steep slopes to pay their respects to this beloved icon of the...
October 26 2015, 4:25 PM
If you’ve ever re-watched your favorite 80s flick, only to discover that the plot holes are enormous, the characters make lunatic decisions, and the sound effects aren’t quite on point, then Mile High Sci-Fi is the comedy group for you.
Since the troupe was founded 10 years ago, these local...
October 21 2015, 11:00 AM
Spend your Halloween searching for spirits in the balcony, dressing rooms, main stage, and audience seating area of Denver's oldest cultural center. —Image courtesy of the Historic Elitch Theatre Foundation
The setting is straight out of a horror film—on a dark chilly evening just before Halloween, an eager group of adventurers makes their way to an old building with rich history. Famous actresses, philanthropists, and shrewd business owners graced this theater’s halls in its heyday, and legend...
October 16 2015, 1:17 PM