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Denver Named 10th Best City in the World for Travel

October 22nd, 2019

Lonely Planet has released its world-renowned travel list for 2020, and Denver placed in the top 10, one of only two U.S. cities to do so. Lonely Planet said about Denver, “Denver’s elevated position as one of the USA’s most charming boomtowns has reached new heights as the Mile High City enters its latest phase of growth, creative energy and damn good food. Construction cranes dot the mountain-studded horizon and empty lots turn into hip new hotels seemingly overnight, while new food halls such as Milk Market satisfy appetites with an eclectic mix of farm-to-table and international fare.... Read More

Cutting Room Floor

October 22nd, 2019

I’ve mentioned in previous columns that “immersive theater” is having a moment. At the Aurora Fox Arts Center, it’s having an orgasm. Or perhaps a petit mal seizure. Or maybe both. Petit mal, petit mort…whatever; I walked into Control Group Productions’ staging of Cutting Room Floor and walked out 90 minutes later, not quite sure how that time-loss had happened, but desperately hoping to make it happen again. The idea is this: the historic Fox Theater, founded in a Quonset hut in 1946 and thriving for decades as a movie house, was gutted by a fire in the early 80s, by which time it... Read More

Remember the Rules

October 20th, 2019

If you went back in time and told the younger version of myself that a) there would be a gigantically popular TV series about the zombie apocalypse and b) that I would have tapped out on it after the third season, Younger Me would have immediately called 911 and had you arrested with extreme prejudice. Consider that The Walking Dead began as an independent comic book. Now, it’s getting started on its 10th season, has one current and one upcoming spinoff series, and there’s talk about releasing three connected theatrical films. To paraphrase a former Vice President, The Walking Dead is a big... Read More

Gay Germain: Painter–Sculptor–Printmaker

October 20th, 2019

2019 has been a wonderful time for artist and new resident of Denver, Gay Germain for many reasons, most importantly living near family and also finding an art studio to work in and FooLPRoof Contemporary Art Gallery to exhibit her work, both in the Rino Art District of Denver. Raised in the northeast, Germain was encouraged by her parents to pursue a “practical” career in business commencing in Airline Management and culminating in the executive recruiting industry. Simultaneously, she studied sculpture with internationally renowned sculptor Leonda Finke for many years. Her interest to expand... Read More

Why Every Yogi Should Establish A Daily Morning Practice: 5 Undeniable Truths

October 19th, 2019

Very few believe me when I say that I wake up at 5 am each morning to practice yoga. But it’s true. When the alarm sounds, I slowly wake for a couple minutes, drink a glass of water, and then hop onto my mat. I do this with intention, for very specific reasons. Sure, I enjoy going to yoga studios, and still do. Yet my at-home practice is my saving grace. It sets me up for success in the long run for everything that I seek to accomplish. Here’s why: IT CULTIVATES DISCIPLINE AND POSITIVE HABITS Discipline is an art form in and of itself. As with anything worthwhile, it’s difficult at the start.... Read More

The Anchor Album Celebration

October 19th, 2019

To the surprise of absolutely nobody, the Marquis has announced yet another stellar show. Next Saturday, the 26th, The Anchor is celebrating the release of their new album. They’ll be tearing up the stage with Blue Mesa, What Came Before, Heartsick Heroine, and Colony Collapse. It’s a night showcasing local rock bands and female vocalists in particular. The Anchor is a five-piece metalcore band based in our very own Denver, Colorado. They play original music that aims to uplift audiences and promote the value of self-worth. Their album, Breathe, just dropped, and next weekend is your... Read More

Did You See the Avs Hot Start? Neither Did I.

October 18th, 2019

The Colorado Avalanche are off to a blistering beginning to the 2019-20 NHL season, and it’s must-see TV.  Going 5-0-1, the Avs are off to their best start in team history as young stars like Mikko Rantanen (4 goals and 5 assists), Nathan MacKinnon (3 goals and 6 assists), and Gabriel Landeskog (2 goals and 4 assists) highlight a team filled with depth and chemistry. If you like goaltending, there’s been nothing better than watching Philipp Grubauer (2.57 GAA) and Pavel Francouz (1.90 GAA) frustrate opponents with glove saves.  Colorado is plus nine in goal differential, Cale (Dude, where’s)... Read More

5 Facts About the Flu Shot Before Flu Season

October 17th, 2019

There’s a whole host of misinformation regarding the flu shot, and with this season set to be a particularly nasty year, it’s important to dispel any myths. 1. The flu season generally runs from late October to May. You will need a new flu shot for every flu season as the virus changes between seasons 2. Flu vaccines can fight multiple strains of the flu, and will help lessen symptoms if you do get the flu 3. The flu vaccine protects 40-60% of people on average every year. Even if you claim to never get sick without the flu shot, you may actually be symptomless but still passing on... Read More

Denver and Colorado Springs Ranked Among Worst Drivers in the Nation

October 16th, 2019

A new study put together by Quote Wizard ranked U.S. cities to see who really has the worst driver. Drivers were ranked based on accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs, and citations that were reported throughout the year. Denver landed a top ten…or rather bottom ten, spot at number 8 for worst drivers in the nation. Colorado Springs was not far behind at number 16. The worst ranked city for driving was Portland, Oregon. Top ranked cities for best drivers include Detroit, MI, Louisville, KY, and Chicago, IL. 10 worst driving cities: 1 Portland, OR 2 Boise, ID 3 Virginia Beach, VA 4 Columbus,... Read More

Boulder Man Can’t Wait for Winter, Makes His Own Snow to Snowboard

October 14th, 2019

Even though it snowed in Boulder last week, a local man was unable to wait for winter to really come to start snowboarding. So, he took matters into his own hands. Charles Destefano made his own snow machine for a ramp in his backyard so he can take up snowboarding now instead of waiting for November or December for more snow. “There’s a brass ball valve and then there’s a bunch of spouts that are gonna lead to a sprinkler head. It shoots really, really fine water so when it hits the air, nature does all the rest,” explained Destafano. “Yes [I’m] obsessed, it’s... Read More