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2014 Stories by Amber Taufen

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  • Govinda's Garden grows extended hours

    published Apr 29, 2014

    When Govinda's Garden, the weekend-only vegetarian/vegan dinner buffet, re-opened last October, it quickly became insanely popular; within a half-hour of the restaurant openings its doors, the dining ... More >>

  • Sweet Dreams

    published April 17, 2014

    Author, researcher and counselor Kat Duff says she’s always loved sleep, but she didn’t start delving into the topic seriously until... More >>

  • Color Me Bad

    published April 17, 2014

    There’s nothing like getting whomped with colored powder at every kilometer marker when you’re running a 5K — which is probably... More >>

  • Savage Garden

    published April 3, 2014

    Investigative sustainability journalist and solar-power-using goatherder Doug Fine says that the hardest part about researching and discussing his... More >>


    My six-week-old recognized a song I sang to him in utero

    published Apr 11, 2014

    The transportive power of music never ceases to amaze me. Whenever I hear the Verve's "Bitter Sweet Symphony," it's suddenly 1997 inside my head; I'm back in high school, daydreaming while sitting on ... More >>

  • Wild, Wild West

    published April 3, 2014

    The setting for the newest offering from Wonderbound is something that artistic director Garrett Ammon probably never thought he’d see on a... More >>


    Why I can't take "EDM" seriously

    published Apr 08, 2014

    I love electronic music. I love the sound, the artists, the parties, the people, the scene -- in fact, I'm into pretty much everything about this particular genre of music. But there's one thing abou... More >>

  • The Air in There

    published March 27, 2014

    “When most people think of balloon art, they think of a bouquet of balloons or a simple balloon dog,” says Amanda Dolechek,... More >>

  • Cook Street's Eat Your Veggies class will inspire you to do just that

    published Apr 03, 2014

    As someone who doesn't eat any meat, I should know more than I do about cooking vegetables. I can make a salad, and I know how to saute, but I've never done much with grilling or roasting -- and while... More >>

  • Dance Plants Revolution

    published March 27, 2014

    Every year after the Vegan Prom has ended, attendees ask organizer Joshua LaBure about the next year’s event. “We’ve had... More >>

  • Art Class

    published February 27, 2014

    Even a person who works in a contemporary-art museum — someone like Sarah Kate Baie, director of programming at the Museum of Contemporary... More >>

  • Concierge Service

    published March 20, 2014

    Wes Anderson is arguably the most popular “underground” filmmaker of our time; although his films are widely distributed and avidly... More >>

  • The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    published Mar 28, 2014

    FRI | RYAN CROSSON at NORAD | 3/28/14 Ryan Crosson exemplifies techno at its finest, whether your measuring stick is based on the heyday of Detroit techno or on the sub-genre's modern-day residency... More >>

  • Why Native Foods Cafe is the Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Denver

    published Mar 27, 2014

    As the longtime author of Veggie Girl, I ate a lot of green on my way to helping choose the winner of Best Vegetarian Restaurant for the Best of Denver 2014. And there was a lot of discussion over our... More >>

  • Brew Crew

    published March 20, 2014

    To help celebrate Colorado Craft Beer Week, the Colorado Brewers Guild wanted to put on a truly special event. And that’s how the inaugural... More >>

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    Catch Ryan Crosson at NORAD this Friday

    published March 27, 2014

    Ryan Crosson exemplifies techno at its finest, whether your measuring stick is based on the heyday of Detroit techno or on the genre's... More >>

  • Kimberly Love's birth hypnosis class turns pain into gain

    published Mar 25, 2014

    Giving birth to a child is arguably the most intensely painful experience a human being can have. After nine months of more-or-less blissful pregnancy, childbirth is the dark side of reproduction -- a... More >>

  • Photos: Festival of Balloons features unbelievable balloon sculptures

    published Mar 24, 2014

    The balloon art that you'll see at the Festival of Balloons -- a celebration of balloon sculpture that runs from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel this coming Sunday, March 30... More >>

  • Warm Cookies, Hot Topics

    published March 13, 2014

    Warm Cookies of the Revolution is a place to eat warm cookies and discuss important topics with strangers — but organizer Evan Weissman also... More >>

  • The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    published Mar 21, 2014

    FRI | MARK FARINA at BAR STANDARD | 3/21/14 Mark Farina plays mushroom jazz, and that's just the way it is. Seamlessly fusing funk, soul, jazz, and hip-hop into a fluid soundtrack, Farina has grown... More >>

  • Human Nature

    published March 6, 2014

    According to scholar Harold Bloom, William Shakespeare is ultimately responsible for the characterization of the modern human. “His concept... More >>

  • The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    published Mar 14, 2014

    FRI | DOCTOR P at BETA | 3/14/14 My dubstep has a first name, and it's D-O-C-T-O-R-P. Having established himself as one of the originators in bringing dubstep to the masses, Doctor P's early hits sti... More >>

  • Pigging Out

    published March 6, 2014

    One of the main purposes of Cochon 555 is to introduce the general dining public to heritage-breed pigs, which Cochon 555 founder Brady... More >>

  • The best EDM shows in Denver this weekend

    published Mar 07, 2014

    FRI | ADAM BEYER at NORAD | 3/8/14 It's entirely appropriate that Adam Beyer's techno label bears the handle Drumcode, considering that the techno enthusiast was a drummer in his teenage years befo... More >>

  • Ten Little Murderers

    published January 23, 2014

    The Mousetrap, Agatha Christie’s notorious whodunit, is the longest continually running play in the history of the world —... More >>

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