Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. Born and raised (mostly) in Colorado, she has covered the music, food, arts and cannabis beats for Westword. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
3 months ago | Music News
It’s safe to say we all deal with varying levels of distraction in 2016. This is how distracted I was when I walked into my appointment at Infinite Space Bodywork and Resonance Therapy: After the owner/operator let me in the door, I fell down the ...
8 months ago | Activism
In a move that should shock absolutely no one, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has launched yet another campaign that, at its core, is based on objectifying human beings. This time, though, the organization isn't posting billboard...
10 months ago | Commentary
A couple of years back, the Blend — a local semi-regular house-music showcase — held a 1980s-themed costume party. To no one's surprise, it was a hit, and on Saturday, October 3, the Blend is going to host a remix at Pearl's, 608 East 13th Avenue....
10 months ago | Music News
I have a son who will turn two in November, and like many kids his age, he is absorbing language with a vengeance. Every day he has at least one new word to share with the people who make up his current world. Sooner or later, one of those words...
11 months ago | Commentary
It's happened to just about every electronic music fan out there: You're standing in front of the speakers, soaking up the sounds of your favorite DJ, and all of a sudden, that guy — or that girl — intrudes on your space and proceeds to ...
11 months ago