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‘Uncanny Valley’ poses questions for audience

The best science fiction isn’t just concerned with cool technology and chilling or thrilling plot twists. It makes the audience consider the effects that science, technology and other futuristic …
Craig Johnson’s latest Longmire book, “Depth of Winter” carries the Wyoming Sheriff, Walt Longmire, to Mexico.

Longmire story takes series hero across border

Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire has been fighting Mexican drug cartel boss Tomas Bidarte for some time, but things truly took a bad turn at the end of Craig Johnson’s last Longmire book, “Western …

Pull up a chair: November’s busy ballots will soon start arriving

It’s October and everyone’s ballot for the Nov. 6 election will soon be delivered by your friendly U.S. Postal Service mail carrier, beginning around Oct. 15. This particular ballot will be …

Being an adult is hard work

Adulting has become a popular term that means “the practice of behaving in a way characteristic of a responsible adult,” according to the Oxford Living dictionary. That can include holding down a …

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‘Educating Rita’ gets smart treatment

Emily Van Fleet and John Hutton are very familiar with the words in the Arvada Center’s Black Box season-opener, “Educating Rita.” After all, they’re the only two people on the stage for the …
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Golden’s Historic Ghost Tour and Pub Crawl uses actors to tell visitors about real events that some believe have left the community’s most historic buildings haunted.

Going hunting for haunting in the Denver area

On a late September day, Andrew Smith walked through a downtown Littleton shop unlike most on the block. Inside the Reinke Brothers costume, prop and Halloween store on Prince Street, bundles of …
Elena Mathys cosplays as Bandit Sivir from the video game “League of Legends.” She feels cosplay is important to create a sense of community. “It should be about art, the effort, the friends that you make and the community,” she said.

Finding fellowship in cosplay

It took Chris Clarke about five minutes to completely transform from plainclothes civilian to cosplay hero. First, he pulled his armor, made of ethylene-vinyl acetate foam, over his legs. Then came …
Emily Luhrs, Sophie and Shannan Steele, Donna in a finale version of “Dancing Queen” in “Mamma Mia” at the Arvada Center.

Strong music marks shows in Aurora, Arvada

We spent a couple of happy evenings on a recent weekend surrounded by music, enhanced by live bands and fine voices …  “Mamma Mia,” by ABBA band members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, …
“Kentucky Cycle” at Vintage Theatre includes cast members David Harms, Jeff Jesmer and Linda Suttle (Littleton).

History provides inspiration for two plays in metro area

Playwrights have drawn plots from history since this grand tradition of storytelling began. We visited two over the weekend that are very different, yet both very much worth a visit during the month …

Hot air balloons wil light the night sky as the Hyland Hills Recreation District closes out the summer with its second annual Parkfest, 5-9 p.m. Sept. 14 at Clear Creek Valley Park, 58th and Tennyson streets.

Clear Creek Valley Park hosts festival

The Hyland Hills Recreation District will close out the summer with its second annual Parkfest from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 14 at Clear Creek Valley Park, 58th and Tennyson streets. The event will feature …
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Clarity, honesty key in talking about suicide with children

Dear Ask A Therapist, We have a family member who ended her life by suicide. My children are old enough to be curious about this. How should I answer questions about why this happens and whether …
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LSO gets ready for a season ‘By the Book’

As a musical organization that has been in existence since 1977, it can be a challenge to put together a season that feels fresh every year. But that is a challenge Lakewood Symphony Orchestra Music …
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A weekend of discovery at Grandoozy

For as long as I can remember, Denver and the surrounding suburbs have been an occasional festival home. Which meant if a young music fan on a budget like myself wanted the festival experience, they …
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Filling up on fiber key to getting fit and feeling fine

We have heard that dietary fiber is good for us, but you probably don’t know all of the reasons why. The term “probiotic” is commonly used in yogurt advertisements, mentioning how probiotic …

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A culinary exploration of Denver’s history

Not everyone can say they achieved a dream they had while in high school. But local wine expert and blogger Simone FM Spinner did just that with the publication of her first book — “Denver Food: …
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