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Thursday, May 31,2012

Bolder Boulder and beer bongs

Annual race lives up to the hype

By Adam Perry
Around 9:05 a.m. on Memorial Day, I stood with my feet a few inches behind the Bolder Boulder starting line, ready for my wave to begin its 10K quest on a sunny, clear morning.
Thursday, April 26,2012

Scents for a woman

Yves Saint Laurent retrospective comes to life with perfume pairing

By Elizabeth Miller
Artwork in museums is usually meant to be seen and not touched, not tasted and not smelled. But the Denver Art Museum is partnering with local perfumer Dawn Spencer Hurwitz to organize an event that turns that notion on its head.
Thursday, April 12,2012

Women are beautiful, naturally

Garry Winogrand’s photographs capture women as they were

By Elizabeth Miller
The Denver Art Museum (DAM) has assembled 50 photos from its permanent collection of Winogrand images — about half of what it has in its archives and a fraction of the photos Winogrand took on the subject — for the exhibit Garry Winogrand: Women are Beautiful.
Thursday, April 12,2012

Dance rock

Ballet Nouveau Colorado presents an unlikely mix of ballet and rock ’n’ roll

By David Accomazzo
In a dance studio in an industrial section of Broomfield, the dancers of Ballet Nouveau Colorado, decked in casual athletic clothes, are performing to the wall-length mirror inside the studio. The music of David Bowie blares through speakers, and the room is as much filled with glam rock as it is with the breathing of the winded dancers.
Thursday, March 15,2012

Setting fire to sex trafficking

Matchbox auction funds art therapy with sex-trafficked girls in Cambodia

By Elizabeth Miller
Sue Chambers Wallingford and a team of eight Naropa art therapy grad students were looking for a creative way to engage local artists in producing artwork for an auction benefiting a nonprofit they’ve launched to help sex trafficking victims in Cambodia. On March 17, all that artwork will be unveiled at the “Small Resources = Big Possibilities” gala.
Thursday, March 8,2012

Tapping into history

The rich culture and community of Colorado's 'Harlem of the West'

By Lori M. Hunter
Eighty-eight-year-old Harriet Butcher vividly recalls Sammy Davis Jr. tap dancing on the stage of the Roxy Theater in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood.
Thursday, February 23,2012

Home is where the art is

Peggy Stephen searches for space for her collection of Asian art

By Elizabeth Miller
Selling art out of your house has certain virtues. Art in a gallery can look distant and cool, far too impressive for living room walls. But bring paintings home and they seem to change shape, take on greater intimacy, join the family and get comfortable on the furniture.
Thursday, February 23,2012

Reality is the New Fiction

Art exhibit stresses the blurry line between perception and reality

By Krystal Baugher
Art is not just a painting on the wall anymore (though some may argue it never was). Today, what we consider art is as diverse as a subway station at rush hour. Due to the technological globalization of our world, a hybrid reality has been born—a place where the virtual and the natural blur.
Thursday, January 5,2012

The reintroduction of Clyfford Still

Museum draws American master back onto the canvas of art history

By Elizabeth Miller
Even art enthusiasts who believed they knew the work of leading American abstract expressionist Clyfford Still had surprises waiting when the museum of his work opened in Denver. But for everyone else, it was a surprise just knowing the man existed at all.
Wednesday, December 7,2011

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 says this is World War 3

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno
The drama surrounding Modern Warfare development studio Infinity Ward and former studio heads' beef with their bosses at Activision, and ultimately the firing of the studio heads, had fans questioning if the quality of the "Call of Duty" spinoff would suffer. But with the game breaking sales records by selling 6.5 million copies of "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" within 24 hours of it being released, the back story apparently didn’t matter. The Call of Duty franchise has cemented itself as an unmovable bastion of the video game world similar to Mario, Madden and Zelda. And "Modern Warfare 3" backs it all up.