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Supplying the drama

In George Strasburger’s painting “The Transaction,” two businessmen are talking in an office next to a big window. A man in a chair gestures...

In a world with no imagination

To create a world as magical as Oz or as enchanted as Narnia, the writer must have one key ingredient. As Willy Wonka walks...

A litte crazypants

Walking down the steps to the basement of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) there’s a graffiti sign that reads: The Dramastics are Loud....

Erasing creation

It’s 5 a.m., and the city is still. Under the Sun doesn’t open until the afternoon, but among the empty chairs sits artist Bryce...

Inappropriate laughter

The pilot of Tig Notaro’s semi-autobiographical Amazon Prime series One Mississippi wastes no time setting up the darkness that is — in all its...

Shining a light on a musical ‘blind spot’ in Vienna

Vienna’s rich musical heritage of the Classic-Romantic periods is very familiar to audiences. But for a full century before Haydn or Mozart ever set...

John Waters brings bag of Christmas smut to Boulder

Christmas typically implies a lot of wholesomeness like steaming beverages, wrapped packages and a general influx in morality. But this Christmas, there’s another man...

Tragic comedy

Exposition, conflict, action, climax, denouement — the pathway by which order falls to chaos in each of Shakespeare’s plays. How that order is restored,...

Please touch the art

Ann Cunningham was born in the gravel capital of the world, Oxford, Michigan. Surrounded by a variety of rocks, she’d spend hours sorting through stones...

Recalibrating the present

Gene Sherwood. Gwen Meux. Eve Drewlowe. Muriel Sibell Wolle. Virginia True. Anne Jones. These are just some of the names of the artists who...

Good to print

Master Printer Bud Shark wouldn’t describe himself as the artist behind the prints at his studio, but more as a facilitator of the works...

Metamorphosis

There is an unmistakeable sound of a woodshop — of the lathes, routers and lasers cutting, etching, carving — all absorbed and echoed in...
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