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A lot can change in eight years — something Littleton residents Kendra, Jason and Ash Alder can readily attest to when it comes to how Denver Pop Culture Con has evolved since its first iteration …
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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 …
Column by Clarke Reader

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 & …
Kegan Minock, 27, has been climbing for 16 years and started focusing on bouldering about a decade ago. He is the general manager of ROCK’n & JAM’n gym in Centennial.

Enthusiasts say bouldering rocks

Being a climber for more than half his life, Kegan Minock has never heard an excuse that he thinks should deter someone from trying bouldering. It doesn’t matter your age or weight, he said, or …
Artist Patrick Dougherty with the newly finished “One Fell Swoop” at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms.

‘One Fell Swoop’ invites a visit

Curving entries almost suck you in as you stand in front of Patrick Dougherty’s swirling, swooping new Stickwork sculpture, “One Fell Swoop” on the lawn behind the Earl J. Sinnamon Visitor …

The gardens at Kendrick Lake in Lakewood are a perfect example of a fully-xeriscaped landscape using a variety of native plants and low-water-use plants.

A water-down approach to landscaping

Andie Wommack, a horticulture agent for the Colorado State University Extension office in Douglas County, said the most fundamental misconception people have with water-conserving landscaping is in …
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On May 4 and 5, Civic Center Park in downtown Denver turns into a mini Mexico for the annual Cinco de Mayo Festival. The two-day event celebrates the country’s culture and history.

Cinco de Mayo celebrates history, culture

Margaritas. Sombreros. Cervezas. Tequila. Across cities and college campuses in the United States, these tend to be the staples of Cinco de Mayo. Popular Mexican American restaurants and rooftop bars …
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Consider ‘Trav’lin’ to see this play’s regional premier

Harlem in the 1930s was one of those cultural flashpoints that happen throughout history. Artists in all kinds of mediums found themselves in the same place, sharing inspiration and ideas and working …
Emma Messenger as Angie B and Regina Fernandez as Lu in Sin City Social Club at Arvada Center’s Black Box Theatre.

Colorado playwright’s work takes stage

Two weathered facades with shutters are set side by side at the back of a busy New Orleans square — one is the (Ba)sin Street Social Club and the other, we soon learn, houses the notorious Angie B. …
Keith Oelschlager, Arvada West High teacher, will exhibit his paintings of notable places around the Denver Metro area.

Arvada Center show features Jeffco-grown artists

The 48th Annual Jeffco Schools Foundation High School Art Exhibition will open at the Arvada Center April 12 alongside two solo shows featuring Jeffco schools alumni Austin Parkhill and Jeffco …

“Skeleton Crew” at Curious Theatre. Cast: Cajardo Lindsey (Reggie), Kristina Fountaine (Shanita), Perri Gaffney (Faye), Quin Marchman (Dez).

Car factory at heart of stage production

The setting is the break room at a Detroit auto plant, with a high window that looks out onto the assembly line, a cavernous space beyond. There is a block of small personal lockers, a strip with …
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Column by Clarke Reader

Denver does Derby Day in a big way

The Kentucky Derby is an American tradition that goes all the way back to 1875 and has become an event that not only celebrates horse racing, but spring style and quality libations. And though Denver …
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Take a trip along Colfax by way of DIA

There are certain features of living in the Centennial State that still have name recognition once you get out of Colorado. As the longest continuous street in the country, and one with all kinds of …
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Tips for parents navigating the teen years

Dear Ask a Therapist, As my tween approaches teenage years, I want to make sure I’m doing everything I can to keep a great relationship and to stay connected, but I’m not sure how? What can I do …
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Wander + Ivy turns customers into casual sommeliers

Convenience is king in today's consumer market. Entertainment, food and clothing have all seen significant convenience advancements in recent years and now, thanks to Highlands resident Dana …

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Playing QBID: IRS tosses simplicity out the window with new deduction

Didn’t politicians tell us that filing tax returns had gotten lots and lots simpler as of the tax-law changes in late 2017? True, if you are a W-2 filer (one who reports salary and withholdings …
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