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Tire Mom’s new book shares story of loss and healing

It’s common knowledge how important vehicle maintenance is to having a safe driving experience, but there’s one thing many don’t consider until there’s a problem — tire condition. Diana … more

The play's the thing

Millennial parents who haven’t visited a playground in a decade or two are in for a surprise: The new era of playgrounds is a heck of a lot more fun than the safety-obsessed playscapes of the 1990s … more

DFF encourages wide-eyed viewing

With all the streaming services out there, and all the devices capable of becoming a movie screen, film festivals provide a fading resource — an opportunity to see independent and streaming movies … more

Come out into the sunlight — with Claude Monet

A life-sized photo of a pleasant-looking man surrounded by flowers welcomes the visitor at the entrance to Denver Art Museum’s “Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature,” the major exhibit of more … more

‘Science Behind Pixar’ is trip to infinity and beyond

Even the most cursory look at Disney Pixar Animation Studios’ creative output makes one thing abundantly clear — the studio is responsible for the most astounding creative output of this century. … more

Denver Film Festival takes audiences to new places

At its core, film is an expression of people’s lives, and as such, it stands to reason film festivals would mirror this fact. And for more than two decades, the Denver Film Festival was at least … more

Plenty of choices for Halloween spirit

Leaves are changing colors and falling from trees; the cool, crisp fall air can be felt in the morning; and costume shops are starting to pop up. October is here. There are plenty of ways to … more

Denver Friendship Powwow marks 30th year

A steady beat resonated from the hide stretched out over large drums and bells on dresses jangled, giving native dancers a song as they entered the arena Sept. 7 at the 30th annual Friendship Powwow … more

DU theater program gives inmates tools for creative expression

As cast members from the Sterling Correctional Facility got ready for their final performance of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” play director Ashley Hamilton lead them through exercises to … more

The power of creative expression

As a former high school drama kid, and devoted lover of the arts, I often see the impact of theater firsthand. In college, I worked at Colorado Ballet in a variety of roles. Seeing joy on a child’s … more

LSO looks to clear a high bar

When a performer or organization is in the midst of a remarkable run, the most difficult thing can be maintaining it. With the start of its new season just a few weeks away, that doesn’t appear to … more

A Taste of Colorado brings the flavor this weekend

A Taste of Colorado returns to Civic Center Park in downtown Denver for another Labor Day weekend, bringing with it 48 different food trucks and vendors and thousands of hungry mouths. The annual … more

Sharing stories at Vail Film Festival

There’s something counterintuitive about being in a place as gorgeous as Vail in the late summer and spending most of it inside dark rooms. But the films I watched over the weekend of Aug. 15-18 as … more

Joystick jockeys not just fooling around in the Denver area

n esports or competitive video game player is like a Formula 1 driver, says James Love. He says every reaction in the two sports demands intense, unbroken focus, and adds that esports athletes … more

Detainees’ art on display in gallery on Santa Fe Drive

The first arts collective with work exhibited in the new exhibit, “Collectivism” at Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State University’s gallery at Santa Fe Drive and 10th Avenue is the … more

Thrills by the kartload in the Denver metro area

Just off an inconspicuous industrial side street, kids as young as 5 and adults as old as 80 don helmets, strap on seatbelts and zip around like something out of a video game. They’re racing … more

New museum coming to Lakewood

In 1927 Japan sent over 58 Japanese Friendship Dolls, including Miss Yokohama — Colorado’s Japanese Friendship Doll. The doll, constructed of wood, gofun (a traditional Japanese white chalky … more

Busking in the glow of Union Station

So much of the contemporary creative world is driven by technology that intensely human performances are often a breath of fresh air. That’s part of the magic of the Union Station Buskerfest, which … more

Renaissance Festival offers an escape

When Christopher Baker wanted to propose to his wife, Rosie, he knew exactly where to buy the ring. Both he and Rosie attended the Colorado Renaissance Festival in their childhood and teenage years. … more

Enjoying airborne adventures

Coloradans are known for their love of outdoor adventures. Traditionally, these activities take place on solid ground. However, the Denver metro area also offers plenty of high-adrenaline experiences … more
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