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Jordan Cutler-Tietjen

Articles By Jordan Cutler-Tietjen

Two comedians with a Dyketopia sign

Welcome to Dyketopia, Where the Septums Are Pierced and the Puns Are Fierce

Dyketopia, Denver’s own queer comedy duo, has turned their beloved live show into a podcast—meaning more puns and more guffaws.

Local Poet Sueyeun Juliette Lee Wants You to Read More Experimental Writing

We chatted with the Denver author about light, traveling in Scandinavia, and her new book, Aerial Concave Without Cloud.

portrait shot of Leonora Simonovis

Poet Leonora Simonovis Is Looking for New Language

The winner of the 2021 Colorado Prize for Poetry talks process, diaspora, and Venezuelan politics. Plus, listen to her read two poems from her award-winning book.

Shareable Plates Are the Draw At Ash’Kara in Boulder

At Ash’Kara’s new outpost, chef-owner Daniel Asher’s menu both sparks memories and helps diners make new ones.

Styler Rising

I Tried Denver’s Only Queer-Owned, TikTok-Famous Gym

Styler Rising left CrossFit to found Metamorphosis Fitness, where working out feels good for everyone.

Tí Cafe

Meet the Three Sisters Behind Colorado’s First Vietnamese Coffee Shop

The treats at Tí Cafe—flan floats, lychee soda, egg coffee, mooncakes, and more—are traditional and idiosyncratic all at once.

The 5280 Guide to Float Tanks

The pandemic dropped a psychological anvil on our heads. So, we submerged into some of the best float tanks around the Mile High City for a blissed-out rejuvenation.

July 4

Where to Watch Fireworks around the Front Range This Fourth of July

Please don’t sneak cherry bombs over the Wyoming border this Fourth of July. Leave it to these pyro pros.

Somebody People

Want to Try Plant-Based Eating? Consider These 6 Delicious Restaurants

Expand your vegetable horizons with meat-free bibimbap, cauliflower tacos, gnocchi with kale pesto, and more.

7 Surprising Objects in Colorado’s Coolest Summer Exhibits

Denver-area museums turned ordinary artifacts into fascinating pieces of culture and storytelling.

The Best Podcast You’ve Never Heard of is Produced in a 400-Square-Foot Cabin in Pitkin County

Eight years and 350 interviews in, Mitzi Rapkin’s craft conversations with contemporary writers buzz with wisdom and warmth.

Denver Pride fashion DeMarcio Slaughter

Behind the Scenes of Denver Pride’s Most Fashionable Partnership

Denver Pride emcee DeMarcio Slaughter knows how he wants to feel on stage. Designer Darlene Ritz knows how to make that happen.

7 New Pieces of Entertainment From Colorado Creatives

We’ve got recommendations for what you should read, watch, and listen to this summer.

Your Last-Minute Guide to Memorial Day Weekend in Colorado

The holiday provides an opportunity for remembrance and awareness, as well as fun and light. Here, seven ways to make it special this year.

The Holly Explores the History of Gang Violence and Police Tensions in Northeast Denver

We spoke with acclaimed journalist Julian Rubinstein, who spent seven years reporting on Park Hill and Five Points for the new book.

7 Free Things to Do in and Around Denver This May

The weather’s looking lovely and the vaccines are flowing, so we’re cautiously hopeful about seeing new sights with new people. Here are seven May events we’re looking forward to.

Victrola Turns to Denver for Company’s New Headquarters

The turntable and speaker manufacturer wanted to relocate to an internationally accessible city brimming with techies and music fanatics. The Mile High City beckoned.

8 Free Things to Do in and Around Denver This April

They say the best things in life are free: sword-making competitions, cross-stitch collaborations, and six more exciting events happening this month.

A New Queer Book Club Offers Dialogue for Every Stripe of Denverite

Reading is fundamental at the Center on Colfax, where the Read It or Don’t Book Group brings queer community leaders together to talk about books that extend across the spectrum of LGBTQ life.

Where to Find Unique Wellness Experiences in Colorado

Day spas are great, but long-term health and happiness require so much more. Here are seven places that offer distinctive, purposeful approaches to soothing body, mind, and spirit.

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