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2008 Stories by Amber Taufen

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  • Lost in Space

    published December 25, 2008

    It’s sad but true: All good things must come to an end. And that includes Buntport Theater’s innovative (and hilarious) live sitcoms.... More >>

  • Art Imitates Art

    published December 25, 2008

    Everyone wonders how fine artists find inspiration and become influenced through other mediums, which is why the Museum of Contemporary Art... More >>

  • Run for It

    published December 25, 2008

    Sure, you could always wait till tomorrow to start your New Year’s resolutions -- but who wants to take up jogging while nursing a vicious... More >>

  • Stay in School

    published December 18, 2008

    It’s a well-known fact of life: Kids will argue with their parents over just about anything. So why not channel that impulse into some... More >>

  • Jumpin' Jax

    published December 18, 2008

    This time of year can be so draining for everybody, what with the before-Christmas frenzy, so why not find a secular reason to celebrate the... More >>

  • 'Toon In

    published December 18, 2008

    Tired of all the holiday hoopla yet? If you could use a few moments of sheer escapism from this hectic season, then the Curtis Arts and Humanities... More >>

  • Double Trouble

    published December 18, 2008

    "I just thought that The Jerk is one of those films that, as funny and fantastic as it is, to me is kind of a heartwarmer,” explains... More >>

  • Moon Mission

    published December 18, 2008

    You might be familiar with Barr Lake State Park’s monthly full-moon hikes, but did you know that once a year, the park also hosts a... More >>

  • Show and Tell

    published December 18, 2008

    I’ll bet you remember the teacher’s pet in your school, the one who always got to lead the line and erase the board at the end of the... More >>

  • The Longest Road

    published December 18, 2008

    Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, you have to admit that there’s something lovely about a story of two wanderers seeking shelter... More >>

  • Light Bright

    published December 18, 2008

    If you’ve ever been to Santa Fe, New Mexico, this time of year, you already know how beautiful thousands of flickering luminarias... More >>

  • Handmade With Pride

    published December 18, 2008

    "This year, especially, I think people are looking for ways to cut back but also make meaningful gifts,” says Moondance Botanicals’... More >>

  • Baby, It's Cold Outside

    published December 18, 2008

    Cultures all around the world -- well, in the northern hemisphere, anyway -- have ritually celebrated the winter solstice, the shortest day of the... More >>

  • I'll Have a Blue Christmas

    published December 18, 2008

    The King loved Christmas. No, not Wenceslas, Elvis! And Chris Barber (aka the Velvet Elvis) loves Christmas, too -- so much, in fact, that every... More >>

  • Dancing Machines

    published December 11, 2008

    Most of us have seen at least one performance of The Nutcracker during the holiday season — but we probably didn’t travel to... More >>

  • The Sweetest Thing

    published December 11, 2008

    Over the past few years, the Crested Butte Nordic Center has offered full-moon ski and snowshoe tours, wherein participants suit up for the... More >>

  • Straight Ballin'

    published December 11, 2008

    "One of the things I’ve noticed about my closet is that I have some really pretty things that never get worn because I never get to go to... More >>

  • Let Us Eat Cake

    published December 11, 2008

    Fruitcake has a reputation for being the worst gift ever — at least here in the United States. And there’s a good reason for... More >>

  • Dummy Daze

    published December 11, 2008

    With the start of ski season, it’s time for all of the different resorts to start rolling out the red carpet and tempting skiers and riders... More >>

  • Marley Gives

    published December 4, 2008

    Most pet lovers have heard of the bestselling novel by journalist John Grogan, Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog.... More >>

  • Solstice Spirit

    published December 4, 2008

    Ever wonder why Santa’s sleigh is pulled by reindeer instead of, say, polar bears? There’s no real way to tell, but Jungian analyst... More >>

  • Come On, Let's Sweater

    published December 4, 2008

    Think your holiday sweater is more ridiculous than my holiday sweater? Put your money where your mouth is! Pull yours on and head down to... More >>

  • Dog Day of Winter

    published December 4, 2008

    I don’t have kids, so the closest I can get to understanding the childhood joy of Christmas morning are my own memories — and my dog,... More >>

  • All You Need Is Love

    published December 4, 2008

    What did everybody think of Across the Universe? Personally, I loved it -- enough that I bought it on DVD and watch it fairly regularly --... More >>

  • Sweet Stuff

    published November 27, 2008

    It’s all over: You came, saw and conquered the Thanksgiving feast — now what? Well, Christmas (and other accompanying holidays) is the... More >>

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