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2006 Stories by Mark Dragotta

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  • KwanZoo

    published December 21, 2006

    So you think the Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele Street, is an unusual place to celebrate Kwanzaa? According to Patrick Phelan, the zoo's events manager,... More >>

  • Best There's Ever Been

    published December 14, 2006

    At every karaoke night I've ever attended, someone inevitably sings "The Devil Went Down to Georgia." As many times as I've heard that song, I'd... More >>

  • Ten Days 'Til Christmas

    published December 14, 2006

    Every Christmas, my brother buys me something, um, unusual. That's why I have so many hand-carved Indian faces, hemp necklaces and — my... More >>

  • Fairy Godmothers

    published December 14, 2006

    Once upon a time, a friend lost everything in a fire. After that, he always said that fairy godmothers are hardest to find when you need them the... More >>

  • Palooza Overload

    published November 30, 2006

    There's no shortage of "palooza"-heavy titles these days. By now the suffix should be, like, scrawled all over our cultural notebook. Adding to... More >>

  • It's Divine

    published November 23, 2006

    Once again, it's the season to cheer about stupid lights turning on at Downtown Denver's Grand Illumination. Sorry if I sound, well,... More >>

  • Rocket Man

    published October 12, 2006

    David Grinspoon is looking for something. Usually he's searching for aliens, but today it's for a biography of his thirteen-year-old self printed... More >>

  • A Day at the Office

    published October 12, 2006

    What if everyone reading this sent me random words to incorporate into next week's piece? Maybe "pimply chickens," "East L.A." and... More >>

  • A Tisket, A Casket

    published October 5, 2006

    Excluding any kind of vampire-sex fantasy, Denver's only attempt at coffin fun takes place today as Six Flags Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circle,... More >>

  • Cowboys and Indians

    published September 28, 2006

    Herd your posse of ragtag cowboys and Indians into the minivan for three days of Old West fun. Starting today and continuing through Sunday, the... More >>

  • Hungry, Thirsty and Blue

    published May 25, 2006

    Bet you can't guess what happens at the third annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival. Here are a couple of hints to get you started: It doesn't... More >>

  • The Longest Road

    published May 18, 2006

    If David Letterman ever did the Top Ten Reasons for Running on Colfax Avenue, "Damn, that cop is fast" and "That hooker stole my wallet" would... More >>

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