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The Japanese art of anime has been gaining popularity in America since Pikachu poked his adorable head out in the ’90s. (Remember Pokémon?) Lately that fandom has translated into massive conventions. The lines at Nan Desu Kan, Denver’s largest anime convention, have gotten so long Broad Horizons...
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The Rundown: Fort Collins–based Noisapp adjusts the music volume on your smartphone based on your movements. So you can crush a mogul field with Pretty Lights soundtracking your run and still hear about plans for the next destination when you skid to a stop.
How It Works: Noisapp uses...
Geek Bowl 2012
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Pub quizzes date back to at least the ’70s, when teams and leagues started sprouting in Europe. Nowadays, no one does booze-fueled nerdery better than the Denver outfit Geeks Who Drink (GWD). Founder and former journalist John Dicker had encountered pub quizzes while living in New York City around...
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Don’t let Hallmark decide how you profess your love. Amy Ehmann, a Highlands Ranch stationery designer for minted.com, gives us her tips for creating a handmade love note. We’ll leave the mushy stuff to you.
Buy thick card stock and choose a piece of fabric that reflects your love’s...
Snowshoers in Rocky Mountain National Park
—Photo by Phebe Novic
History & Whiskey Tour: Conversation starters come standard on Centennial Tours’ mile-long History & Whiskey walking tour of LoDo and Ballpark. At stops like El Chapultepec, you’ll learn that no Colorado bar has had Coors beer on tap...
—Photo by Paul Miller
There’s a reason the bison in classic American West paintings face into the wind, all stoic-looking and toasty. Their wool is one of the warmest natural insulators on the planet—even when it’s wet. That’s also why United By Blue decided to use bison down in its new Bison Snap Jacket ($248)....
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Mining millionaire Horace Tabor was freshly divorced when he wed Elizabeth “Baby Doe” McCourt in 1883. The only thing more shocking than the marriage was McCourt’s silk dress, which had a low (at least by Victorian standards) neckline and, according to one report, marabou-feather trim.
Kenneth Winston's silver with oyster-tone underlay bridal gown with embroidered Venice Lace and a heavily beaded arch of jewels and crystals. $1,494. Exclusively available at Blue Bridal Boutique, 500 16th St., #222, 303-446-2583; bluegowns.com
Sara Gabriel opal tiara, $377, available by special order at Anna BÉ Bridal Boutique, 720-855-1111
Ali Fortunato Botanics & Styling Majolica Spray Roses, Juliet Garden Roses, Dahlias, Ranunculus, Stock, Seeded Eucalyptus, $275, 303-442-7802
Emmy London Carrie flats, $502...