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2007 Stories by Erin Vanderberg

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  • Get On the Bus

    published December 27, 2007

    “Bus trips beat the shit out of a bake sale,” says Dustin Huth, founder of the Basics Fund, a non-profit organization that raises funds... More >>

  • Noir, Blanc et Rouge

    published December 20, 2007

    It takes rare ability to tell a children's story that conveys the grace and significance of childhood without straying into the affectedly... More >>

  • Bang Your Drum

    published December 20, 2007

    Just when you thought you had a week off from the festivities, Kwanzaa is here! Now, you might be one of those who puts this holiday in the... More >>

  • Confessions of a SADist

    published December 20, 2007

    'Tis the season for Seasonal Affective Disorder, and I am SAD. Perhaps we all are, at least a little bit. I'm not saying I start writing my will... More >>

  • Jitterbug Jingles

    published December 6, 2007

    Although he never set out to be the sentinel of the season, Brian Setzer has long had a knack for revitalizing forgotten genres: Beginning in the... More >>

  • Bluegrass Bells

    published December 6, 2007

    Longtime Colorado entertainer Timothy P. Irvin is a talented musician and, as one of this region's early importers of the Appalachian string music... More >>

  • Striking Gold

    published October 25, 2007

    It's Halloween, and there was a time when hanging out in the same space as Allen Iverson would have given you the evening's requisite fright. But... More >>

  • Denver Biodiesel Co-op Finds Sustainable Housing

    published September 27, 2007

    Fuel is pumping again at the Denver Biodiesel Cooperative after six members pooled their money in an effort to save the organization, which... More >>

  • Nothing Doing

    published September 27, 2007

    Have you ever looked up "nothing" on Wikipedia? It's a six-part entry. Similarly, the enormously popular Seinfeld was a sitcom about... More >>

  • La Vida Local

    published September 27, 2007

    There are certain books that you run to acquire the day they hit the shelves. This summer, that book for me was Animal, Vegetable, Miracle,... More >>

  • Secret Agents

    published September 27, 2007

    The Colorado Avalanche is thirsty, and only a really big cup can quench that thirst. After an all-time low end to their 2006-2007 season... More >>

  • The Bulb Botanic

    published September 20, 2007

    "Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns," wrote George... More >>

  • Veni, Vidi, Vinotok

    published September 20, 2007

    Summer marks its end this weekend with the autumnal equinox — when the sun lies directly above the equator and, for all practical purposes,... More >>

  • Solid Sisterhood

    published September 13, 2007

    World War III has not yet happened. But a war rages in the heart of Africa that's killed as many civilians as World War II. Dubbed the African... More >>

  • Support Your Local Hooker

    published September 13, 2007

    I played college rugby for Humboldt State in northern California. When this comes up in conversation, people are taken aback. I watch their... More >>

  • Mencia's Thunder

    published August 30, 2007

    As the seventeenth of eighteen children from a Honduran-based Mexican mama and German papa, it's no wonder that Carlos Mencia has race on... More >>

  • Palate Perfect

    published August 23, 2007

    If we used the same title for chefs as we do for poets, then Sheila Lukins would be America's chef laureate. Without knowing it, you've... More >>

  • Kind of Brew

    published August 9, 2007

    The historic shopping districts sprinkled throughout this city are precious hubs where arts, gastronomy and community can come together on an... More >>

  • Green Thumb

    published August 2, 2007

    I was so fortunate to grow up with a mother who had the yard everyone wanted. Women would walk by, then stop and swoon, blathering litanies of... More >>

  • Shakespearing It Up

    published July 26, 2007

    We all want our kids to appreciate the greatest writer in the English language, but sometimes the play’s not the thing, especially for the... More >>

  • For Kids' Sake

    published July 12, 2007

    When Urban Peak first opened its doors in 1988 to shelter homeless youth, those doors were to a church and revealed a harbor of cots. Since... More >>

  • Crankworx Call

    published July 5, 2007

    I still endure family taunts almost twenty years after the day I ran my bike into a parked car and took it upon myself to splint my two "broken"... More >>

  • A Little Night Music

    published July 5, 2007

    This year, the Central City Opera House — built from the proceeds of the Gold Rush, restored during the Great Depression and now the... More >>

  • A Family Affair

    published June 21, 2007

    Denver’s PrideFest kicks off its weekend celebration of community, heritage and family today at Civic Center Park. Because our... More >>

  • Night Light

    published February 22, 2007

    I was always the kid at the slumber party who dreaded the witching hour, when the flashlight would inevitably come up to someone's chin. But I... More >>

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