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2006 Stories by Amber Taufen

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  • Glowing Golfing

    published August 17, 2006

    I've always wanted to enjoy traditional golf, but at the tender age of six, I accidentally nailed my younger brother in the head with a driver. He... More >>

  • Bingo Bonanza

    published August 10, 2006

    I have never won a game of bingo. My problem is this: I can't play more than one bingo card at once, so I'm never the first to place my dabbers on... More >>

  • Head For The Hills

    published February 2, 2006

    To be fair, some women do get excited about the Super Bowl. They hunker down in front of the flickering television in the dark den with the... More >>

  • Chapel of Groove

    published February 23, 2006

    "I feel as if the Denver dance-music culture is one of the strongest in the entire nation," says Ryan Dykstra, the man behind Ryan Dykstra... More >>

  • Samba Spectacular

    published May 11, 2006

    So you've always wanted to go to Rio de Janeiro for Carnaval, but never had the time, the cash or the costumes. Well, Estrojam is presenting the... More >>

  • How 'Bout a Quickie?

    published February 9, 2006

    Colorado Quickies is "kind of a smorgasbord for the audience," says Write Angle Productions playwright and producer Tyler Smith. "They... More >>

  • Singles Mingle

    published March 9, 2006

    These days, it seems like nobody wants to be single. And truly, after a while the one-night stands, blind dates and online encounters get a little... More >>

  • Comic Relief

    published February 23, 2006

    Standup comedy hasn't evolved much since the glory days of ventriloquist and puppet. Every so often, there's a Gallagher smashing watermelons or a... More >>

  • Baby, It's Cold Outside

    published September 14, 2006

    The weather outside might be frightful, but inside Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe Street, the ladies of Burlesque As It Was will... More >>

  • Whoa, Belly!

    published March 16, 2006

    Some historians believe that belly dancing's isolated hip movements were used to strengthen the muscles needed for childbirth. These days, though,... More >>

  • Merry Pranksters

    published March 2, 2006

    When someone moves, it's only polite to throw them a going-away party. Since none of you inconsiderate people offered your services to bid... More >>

  • Take the Plunge

    published March 16, 2006

    Summertime music festivals in Telluride are a staple of any well-rounded aural diet. But when the leaves turn and the snow starts falling, the ski... More >>

  • Down On the River

    published March 16, 2006

    Every year, the foothills town of Lyons hosts a Whitewater Festival with races, water rodeos, food, games, beer and more. To enhance both the... More >>

  • Oyster Opportunity

    published March 30, 2006

    Last year, Team Highland Pacific won the Denver Jax Fish House's annual Oyster Eating Contest. "The four of them ate 116 oysters," says... More >>

  • Doggie Bags

    published May 4, 2006

    Animal lovers of Denver, it's time to put your money where your mouth is. At today's BowWow Benefit Brunch at Sax Galleries, 3019 East... More >>

  • No Boys Allowed

    published August 17, 2006

    Spending a night out with the girls is always problematic: Even if you can manage to shed the boy friends, boyfriends and husbands for a night,... More >>

  • Will Run for Food

    published April 13, 2006

    Tonight's Dash & Dine 5K is not to be confused with the "dine and dash," a method of eating dinner for free if you can outrun restaurant... More >>

  • Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'

    published October 26, 2006

    Let's see if we understand you correctly: The Rocky Mountain Rollergirls have only two home bouts left in their season, and you haven't attended... More >>

  • Fear Factor

    published December 7, 2006

    Be afraid. Be very afraid — but before you fire up the fear factory, take some time to think about what, exactly, should terrify you. Vox... More >>

  • Telluride Techies

    published August 10, 2006

    Scott Brown is no stranger to mountain festivals. He helped start the Telluride Bluegrass and Film Festivals, so believe him when he says the... More >>

  • On the Lighter Side

    published November 2, 2006

    Artist Anna-Karin is all about the light in New Mexico. She left her home on the Baltic Sea to travel the world, and when she got to the Land of... More >>

  • Pitching a Tent

    published April 27, 2006

    Last year, Stephanie Beacher read Anita Diamant's best-selling novel The Red Tent. The book chronicles the lives of the Old Testament... More >>

  • Zen and the Art of Money Maintenance

    published April 20, 2006

    "It's a wagon with slightly clunky wheels, but that's intentional," says performance artiste extraordinaire Nina Rolle. "It's a traveling medicine... More >>

  • Record Time

    published April 20, 2006

    There's something special about vinyl. It could be a record's versatility, its maneuverability, the crackle of the needle skimming the surface... More >>

  • Grave Matters

    published May 18, 2006

    Keeping the final resting place of your loved ones in tip-top shape should be a priority — especially for those with larger family plots to... More >>

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