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Monday, September 27,2010

Mafia II: Great story, but limited gameplay

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno
The original Mafia game, Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven, was a story that took place in the 1930s where the bootlegging of alcohol ruled the streets. In Mafia II, we move up to the 1940s in the midst of World War II and the mob still looking for ways to make money now that the Prohibtion era has been over for years.
Thursday, September 2,2010

Martina Hoffmann's world as art

By Marisa Aragón Ware
People were generally very friendly and open, but as a white minority in black Africa, I definitely stuck out, Hoffmann says. It really set a standard for how I like to approach otherness.
Thursday, July 15,2010

What's in a video game?

Impossible to ignore, the question arises: Are they art?

By Adam Perry
At this point, presumably, none among us understands exactly what that incredible amount of time and energy did to our minds and bodies. Still, I presume you, too, can feel pretty good knowing that your childhood video-game habit didnt progress into playing Grand Theft Auto.
Thursday, May 20,2010

KGNU turns 32

By David Accomazzo
It was a feature interviewing the mothers enrolled in the teen pregnancy program at Fairview High School, and it was one of the most honest, revealing and jarring looks at teenage mothers that I ever heard.
Tuesday, May 11,2010

Frank Frazetta, fantasy painter and illustrator, dies at 82

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Frank Frazetta, the fantasy painter and illustrator whose images of sinewy warriors and lush vixens graced paperback novels, album covers and comic books for decades and became something close to the contemporary visual definition of the sword-and-sorcery genres, died Monday after suffering a stroke the night before. He was 82.
Thursday, April 29,2010

Movement in vastness: A dancer’s meditation on empty spaces

By April Charmaine
Empty is like throwing up. Empty is like being lonely. Empty is like a well, a deep and scary place. Or perhaps emptiness is a wonderful place of possibility. Imagine pondering this topic for nearly a year. That is what Danelle Helander and her Empty Spaces comrades Michael Zekonis and Nina Rolle did.
Thursday, April 8,2010

The science of Signtology: Crafting pop art from the everyday

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno
While Dan Ericson was attending Arapahoe Community College to tighten up his graphic design skills, he didn’t expect a simple homework assignment to shape his career as an artist. “I was doing a project for a regular drawing class; it was portraits of people,” Ericson says. “I ran out of supplies in the middle of the night and the project was due the next morning. So I just grabbed the next best thing, which was a street sign that was outside. So I grabbed it, painted a portrait of Ice Cube on it and got a horrible grade.”
Thursday, March 25,2010

Following the strands

By Barbara Byrnes-Lenarcic
Ropes are embedded in Becker's psyche. As a child growing up in Kansas, Becker remembers the fire escape rope coiled up in her bedroom nook, ready to use for a quick getaway. Nautical knots meander in Becker's mind when she recalls her sailing days.
Thursday, March 18,2010

Community first, near and abroad

By April Charmaine
This is the philosophy of Haitian-born Boulderite Rico Changeux, dancer and owner of Streetside Dance Studio. His philanthropic spirit is one of practice and consistency, believing in his students' desires and dreams, believing that youth need real skills to be productive and successful citizens in the world.
Thursday, February 25,2010

Revisiting Modernism

By Barbara Byrnes-Lenarcic
Landscapes of shapes. Aspen groves minus trees. Angled bedrooms. In Modernism Revisited, Denver artists Tracy Felix, Sushe Felix and Susan Cooper fracture the familiar for a fresh view of the Colorado mountains, nature and life.