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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.
Thursday, November 3,2011

Surreal oddities

Donald Fodness’ art is like watching someone’s weird dream

By Krystal Baugher
Goldilocks enters the three bears’ home with an excited curiosity; she sneaks around knowing she doesn’t quite fit in, but enjoys the exploration nonetheless. That interactive narrative is exactly what University of Colorado Boulder art school alum Donald Fodness seeks from his viewers.
Thursday, November 3,2011

Art in all forms

Ballet Nouveau pairs with RedLine to mix media, make an impression

By Steve Weishampel
For many, ballet might seem inaccessible, even intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Denver’s Ballet Nouveau Colorado, entering its 10th season, aims to appeal to a wide audience in various ways, says the group’s artistic director, Garrett Ammon.
Friday, October 28,2011

Resistance 3 brings more enemies, weapons to the battle

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno
With the Resistance series making its debut on the Playstation 3 back in 2006, it has quickly become one of the best franchises on the system. Now in its third iteration, Resistance 3 continues the story of a world being invaded and occupied by an alien race called the Chimera in an alternate 1950’s era of the United States.
Friday, October 28,2011

Holy sheet

Four haunted houses that do more than give you the creeps

By Francie Swidler
After having visited Bloodshed / The 13th Floor, and Zombieland / Asylum, my Halloween Haunted House Tour had immediately gone from happy-go-lucky, and phew my pants are still on, to I will never be able to sleep with the lights off again, and my goodness how is it possible that my pants are still dry.