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Monthly Archives: October 2019

 

New To Yoga? A 3-Step Beginner’s Guide For Starting Out

October 29th, 2019

  I remember the first time I unrolled a yoga mat. I was eighteen years old, shy, and slightly terrified. This feeling is not uncommon. In fact, it’s quite normal when tackling unfamiliar territory of any kind. Yoga, as a discipline, is made up of several unique layers, with Asana (physical postures) being one of, if not the most popular (alongside meditation: Dhyana). As a multifaceted practice, it may feel overwhelming to know where to begin if you’re a new student. What approach do you take first in order to reap benefits in the long run without hindrance? For the purposes of introducing... Read More

Chloé Besson

October 28th, 2019

Creative powerhouse Chloé Besson is traveling the nation and branding the world with her vision. That artistic passion, however, wasn’t always apparent to the Denver based artist and photographer.   Besson had spent most of her younger years traveling and growing up between France and Chicago, IL. She and her family were all admirers of art, and specifically of film.   “They just both independently liked it as a creative outlet. My dad always shot film and showed me how to shoot really gorgeous black and white film when I was really young. My mom did a lot of alternative processes and darkroom... Read More

Grimm’s Scary Tales

October 27th, 2019

October is known as “gig-tober” amongst performers because the modern incarnation of Halloween lends itself so well to dressing up and being dramatic; every troupe in town has a zombie-themed show running this month, and I’m here to talk about one of them. It’s Audacious Theatre’s Grimm’s Scary Tales. The production nicely represents the two things that humans fear: death and the unexplained (which arguably includes death). October is the season when we get to exorcise and process those fears in a way that involves slutty outfits and huge volumes of high-fructose corn syrup. How completely... Read More

For Those in Peril on the Sea

October 27th, 2019

The worst job I’ve ever held was working in an aluminum factory. I’d gone through a nasty divorce and needed a job immediately. The workers at the local aluminum factory were on strike, and the facility was hiring scabs. You didn’t need to be qualified, or even particularly intelligent. You just needed to be smart enough to not accidentally light yourself on fire. Being in a position of serious financial jeopardy, I immediately jettisoned my principles and crossed the picket line.* My job didn’t require much in the way of finesse or analysis. It was simple—I’d stand in front of a foundry... Read More

Vaping Illnesses Increasing Support of Marijuana Legalization

October 26th, 2019

As black market vaping products, including THC products, have been increasingly linked to vaping illnesses, support of marijuana legalization has only grown. As marijuana is still illegal on a federal level, agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are unable to regulate products, even in legal states. Meanwhile, legal states are also struggling to keep up with regulation and safety for marijuana products. This is becoming even more of a problem as marijuana related products, including pre-filled vaping cartridges, are far outstripping studies about general vaping risks, and specifically... Read More

Emma Balder

October 26th, 2019

Emma Balder’s fiber paintings breathe new life into the smallest parts of textile waste, reassigning the fibers as a medium that functions like graphite or paint. Color, form and line work together to shape a new reality for these neglected parts. This culmination of visual elements alludes to the process of transformation: linework and form revealing the product of time, change, and new growth, while the emphasis of color and texture delineates stories of the past. By focusing on the minuscule and most often forgotten, Balder’s works unveil beauty in the discarded, referencing a universal... Read More

Now Showing at William Havu Gallery

October 26th, 2019

William Havu Gallery began in Aspen in 1973 and moved to its current location, 1040 Cherokee St. in Denver, in 1998. The gallery has become one of the city’s most well-known modern art galleries, showcasing a wide variety of emerging and established regional artists. Now on display are selected works from Sam Scott, Hank Saxe, and the late Werner Drewes. Sam Scott is painter and author based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He graduated summa cum laude from the Maryland Institute College of Art, receiving his MFA in painting and sculpture. Scott went on to study at the Instituto Allende in Mexico... Read More

Elway QB Disasters – From Worse to Worst

October 25th, 2019

General Manager John Elway has tried everything to find an answer at the quarterback position, with laughable results. In honor of the man who wore number seven on his jersey, we count down the seven worst (and sadly, only) choices that Elway has made to fill the position since Peyton Manning retired. 7) Chad Kelly – It’s difficult to fault Elway for selecting Kelly with the last pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The nephew of legendary Buffalo Bills quarterback, Jim Kelly, Chad was a low-risk, high-reward selection that showed good arm strength, size, and athleticism that Elway was willing to develop.... Read More

Colorado Health Study Finds Major Risks from Fracking

October 24th, 2019

An eagerly awaited health study regarding the safety of fracking has been released. The study, conducted by consulting firm ICF International, found that oil a gas drilling caused health risks at distances greater than the currently established “setback” distance of 500 feet from single family homes and 11oo feet from high occupancy buildings. The study found that there were negative health effects from fracking ranging from 300 feet to 2000 feet. “Exposure to chemicals used in oil and gas development, such as benzene, may cause short-term negative health impacts…during ‘worst-case’... Read More

1-4″ of Snow Expected Across Metro Denver

October 23rd, 2019

A winter storm warning has been issued across Colorado after a temperate Tuesday. By this afternoon, there will be a strong cold front and scattered rain showers. By sunset, the rain will have changed to snow and is expected to snow throughout the night in some areas. There will be little snow in northeast Colorado, but heavier snow is possible in the foothills. The Winter Storm Watch has been issued across the Palmer Divide between Denver and Colorado Springs, with the potential of 5-8 inches of snow with isolated higher totals. By Thursday and Friday, the weather should clear up, moving all the... Read More