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2008 Stories by Amber Taufen

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  • One Book, Many Attitudes

    published October 23, 2008

    Have you read this year’s One Book, One Denver selection, Dashiell Hammett’s The Thin Man? What did you think? “There’s... More >>

  • Ghosts in the Palace

    published October 23, 2008

    Once upon a time, a woman named Louise Crawford Hill lived in Room 904 of the Brown Palace Hotel. She kept her room in the hotel from 1940 to... More >>

  • Dead Center

    published October 23, 2008

    Centuries ago, the Aztecs celebrated their dead for an entire month during the summer; the festivities were overseen by their goddess of the dead,... More >>

  • Pet Cemetery

    published October 23, 2008

    It’s becoming increasingly acceptable to dress your pets up for Halloween, but with the plethora of dog-friendly parties popping up in the... More >>

  • The Wonder of Wine

    published October 23, 2008

    When the movers and shakers behind Wine Country International magazine — which has been based in Colorado for the past five years... More >>

  • Les Blank appears in person for screenings of his masterpieces

    published October 23, 2008

    Filmmaker Les Blank might be best known for his documentary portraits of American musicians, but many critics believe his masterpiece is... More >>

  • Crush-Worthy

    published October 16, 2008

    Oh, my gosh, will you look at the Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails? They are just adorable today! See how that top... More >>

  • Hop To It

    published October 16, 2008

    How much do you know about hops? If you know that they’re female flower cones as well as agents that preserve and add aroma to beer and... More >>

  • Manifest Destiny

    published October 16, 2008

    The people behind today’s Manifestation Celebration have been traveling with World Wellness Weekend and other fairs around the... More >>

  • Haunted House Museum

    published October 16, 2008

    It’s that time of year again, when nothing is more inviting than a shivery, spine-tingling ghost story. And that makes the new Hunger Artists... More >>

  • Greased Lightning

    published October 16, 2008

    Is it possible to drive across the country and never stop at a single gas pump? Author Greg Melville knows for a fact that it is possible; he and... More >>

  • Call + Response

    published October 9, 2008

    Thankfully for the United States of America, slavery is one aspect of our past that we have struggled with and overcome. Or so most of us... More >>

  • Choice Words

    published October 2, 2008

    As a pro-choice feminist, I have some choice words I’d like to share with the multitude of people who think it’s their right to dictate... More >>

  • Grave Surprises

    published October 2, 2008

    Every cemetery contains at least a hint of mystery, and Riverside Cemetery is no exception. If you’ve always wanted to know just who is... More >>

  • Flick Pick

    published October 2, 2008

    Thankfully for the United States of America, slavery is one aspect of our past that we have struggled with and overcome. Or so most of us think.... More >>

  • Monster Mash

    published October 2, 2008

    A wise man once said, “There is nothing new under the sun.” And that’s particularly true when it comes to Hollywood, which retells... More >>

  • Gay Rites

    published October 2, 2008

    If you were a gay Catholic, what would you do to foster understanding and benevolence between the church and your gay community? If you’re... More >>

  • Fisher of Life

    published October 2, 2008

    Multi-talented local performer Amy Fisher was larger than life, and her death in early August sent a shock wave through the Denver community.... More >>

  • Food for Thought

    published October 2, 2008

    “We’ve developed these habits that we can have any food at any time,” notes David Bravdica, director of alumni and student services... More >>

  • The Graveyard Boy

    published October 2, 2008

    No one does creepy and surreal quite like Neil Gaiman. So it’s easy to see why his latest book is so hotly anticipated -- and so far,... More >>

  • Let’s Talk About Art

    published October 2, 2008

    “I’ve been getting a lot of calls from people who want to hear about the history of contemporary art,” explains Adam Lerner,... More >>

  • Universal Language

    published October 2, 2008

    What do you get when you mix traditional theater with poetry, storytelling, rap, gospel, jazz riffs, bluesy laments and Spanish boleros? Something... More >>

  • Light Rock

    published October 2, 2008

    First there was “A Quick One While He’s Away,” Then an Alley, S.F. Sorrow, Tommy and Quadrophenia. Then... More >>

  • Flick Pick

    published October 2, 2008

    If you like your backcountry riding videos shot in high definition, using gorgeous framing and impeccable cinematography; featuring the talents of... More >>

  • Nudity and controversy at the Hottest Inked contest

    published Sep 29, 2008

    Not approved by Hottest Inked. People with copius amounts of skin covered with tattoos are sometimes considered rulebreakers by mainstream society -- but that's not always (or even often) the cas... More >>

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