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‘Once’ is more than might be expected

The common perception of musicals is that they’re lavish song-and-dance productions that prize boldness and glitz over substance. That has never been completely true, but those ideas completely … more

Meet Bobby LeFebre, state’s new poet laureate

For 100 years, Colorado has honored the power and connective potential of poetry, beginning when Gov. Oliver Shoup appointed Alice Polk Hill to the role of poet laureate in 1919. In that century … more

Packing a lot into a school lunches

A friend of mine asked if I could offer healthy school lunch ideas for her child. Even though my children are well beyond college, I still care about what kids are eating at school. The American … more

National Thrift Store Day — save the date (and money)

Thrift stores are one of those great resources that many people don’t take advantage of. Not only do they provide an option to donate the many items cluttering up our homes to people who could … more

Parents versus popular habit: How to talk to teens about vaping

Dear Ask A Therapist, How do I talk to my teens about vaping? I have told them it is not allowed in our family. It seems to be quite popular, and I want them to know the risks of habits like this in … more

‘Superstition’ coming back to try its luck

Detective stories are one of the great renewable resources of pop culture. The genre is endlessly flexible and well-suited to mediums both familiar and new. And that’s just what the audio drama … more

Small or large, these fruits are berry good for you

What is the world’s largest berry? We all know that berries are a type of fruit. When we hear the word berry, we often think of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. A clever … more

Cultural fun under the summer sun

Latino culture is a vibrant and dynamic one that defies stereotypes and easy categorization, and with the Latino population in the state and country steadily growing, exploring it can be both … more

Good intentions go bad in ‘Fairfield’

As almost anyone can readily attest, good intentions don’t necessarily lead to positive outcomes. This is certainly true in Eric Coble’s scathing and hilarious “Fairfield,” which takes the … more

Going beyond form and function

When many people think of art, they might picture something that just hangs on a wall or sits in a display case. But as Collin Parson, the Arvada Center’s exhibition manager and curator, sees it - … more

Green grilling: Alternatives to meaty barbecue

It is grilling season, you can smell it in the air if you walk around your neighborhood in the early evening. Like many Americans, you might own a gas or charcoal grill and enjoy the taste of grilled … more

Take a look at how the stars shine for you

There’s a name for the enormous leap in quality that television programs have seen since the turn of the century — Peak TV. Thanks to streaming options like Netflix and Hulu, the emergence of … more

The ins and outs of coming out: Why it matters

Dear Ask A Therapist, What is “coming out,” and why is it important? Dear Reader, “Coming out” refers to the process in which individuals identifying as LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, … more

Looks like a fun family fishing season

A fishing guide I enjoy time with on the upper South Platte River waters gave me a “wake up call” this week. He reported he was not taking any reservations between the last week in May and July 1 … more

Seeking the unique in exciting eateries around Denver

The dining scene in Denver is in a constant state of exciting evolution, as new chefs and restaurants find unique ways to cater to the city’s burgeoning population. And while that statement is … more

Purple Heart provides link to a forgotten past

Since we just celebrated Memorial Day, I would like to recognize the sacrifice made by my Dad’s father - World War II veteran Jerry Vincent Dillon. He was killed by German gunfire during the Battle … more

Egypt trip builds bridges in event shared on film

Islamophobia is certainly not a new American phenomenon, but it has been on dangerous uptick in recent years. But Canadian-Egyptian entrepreneur Tarek Mounib wanted to challenge the notion that all … more

Meet the queen of conspiracy, Mae Brussell

Conspiracy theories used to be something the American people might laugh about or just write off, but increasingly they’ve become a disturbing facet of modern discourse. The roots of conspiracy … more

Meet the real furry Avengers at museum

The Avengers are all well and good for an escapist superhero story, but audiences in search of the real thing will instead want to head to the Phipps IMAX Theater at the Denver Museum of Nature & … more

Jackie Greene balances creative impulses at Denver shows

There's no exact science to making a live show or album great. But as California's Jackie Greene has been performing a blend of folk, rock and Americana since he was a teenager, he's figured out the … more
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