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TED Conferences

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    November 20, 2014

    Amanda Palmer on Taylor Swift and Dealing With Internet Negativity

    Amanda Palmer is known for her crazy antics as the leader of the Dresden Dolls and the Grand Theft Orchestra. But Palmer started her career doing something a little more stationary. She worked as a living statue, painted all in white, wearing a wedding dress and giving people flowers. In her time ... More >>

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    November 20, 2014
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    November 11, 2014

    Frasca's Bobby Stuckey Talks Hospitality Intervention for TEDx

    Bobby Stuckey, co-owner of Boulder's Frasca Food and Wine, is a certified Master Sommelier, one of the most difficult professional certifications to earn in any line of work. Since the first Master Sommelier examination was held in 1969, only 135 North Americans have passed. Stuckey's influence on t ... More >>

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    November 11, 2014

    With Menu Design, Less Can Be More

    At dinner recently I was handed a sushi-style menu, with a list of items to check off by the piece. The restaurant wasn't Japanese; it had simply adapted the format for its charcuterie and cheeses. We glanced at the long list and set it aside, not in the mood for the negotiating that goes into such ... More >>

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    September 11, 2014

    Tim Heidecker on Bedtime Stories and touring with Dr. Steve Brule

    Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are enfants terrible whose rhythm, aesthetic and sensibilities have informed everything from cinema to sketch comedy and deodorant advertising in the years since Tom Goes to the Mayor debuted on Adult Swim nearly a decade ago. Gallows humor abounds in their n ... More >>

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    July 18, 2014

    Weird Al is the only part of your childhood that doesn't suck

    If you are in my advertising demographic--18 to 34--the pop culture you loved as a child is terrible. The Power Rangers were terrible, the Transformers were terrible, the Ninja Turtles were terrible. Michael Bay didn't ruin any of it; it came pre-ruined. I loved all of it (I love the memory of it no ... More >>

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    June 13, 2014

    TEDx Mile High premiers tomorrow with sixteen regional speakers

    TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design brings sixteen local leaders innovators and entrepreneurs to Ellie Caulkins Opera House tomorrow for an independently organized TEDx Mile High event. The theme is "Emergence" -- of new ideas, thinking and technology -- which will be thread ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    25 things you never knew about Chad Michael George, bartender at Williams & Graham

    As Westword's Ask the Bartender columnist, I've talked with many bartenders for Cafe Society's "Behind the Bar" series, posing numerous questions to Denver's top bartenders...and often receiving the same answers: "I love chartreuse," or "I'm really into smoked cocktails/barrel aging/bottled cocktail ... More >>

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    July 5, 2013

    Create Denver gets a makeover in 2013

    Last month Create Denver invited residents to Come Play in the Park, an informal BYO-picnic celebration designed to raise awareness of the sights and amenities of Civic Center Park and its newest cultural jewel: the refurbished McNichols Building, the one-time Carnegie Library reborn as a gallery an ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013
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    June 12, 2013

    Zombies, motherhood and Tesla: Filmmaker Alexandre O. Philippe launches Fried Comics

    Local filmmaker Alexandre O. Philippe has a passion for pop culture. His work has tackled pop cultural phenomena as big as Star Wars and as small as the strange case of the octopus that correctly predicted Germany's World Cup games a few years back. He's also hard at work on Doc of the Dead, an in-d ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    Shanti Medina on her seventh annual Women's Summer Solstice

    Shanti Medina dreamed up the first Women's Summer Solstice journey while having tea with another female yoga therapist. "We were talking about how the yoga business in general doesn't really support a lot of collaboration," she remembers. "It was very, 'I have my class, you have your class.' So we d ... More >>

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    June 7, 2013

    Third TEDx Mile High ticket deadline is today

    The final ticket deadline for TEDx Mile High is today. This is the third annual Denver-centric version of TED, which has been touting "Ideas Worth Spreading" since the non-profit organization started bringing the best and brightest minds of the world together back in 1984. See also: - Obama's 2012 ... More >>

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    May 28, 2013

    100 Colorado Creatives: Emily K. Harrison

    #67: Emily K. Harrison Emily K. Harrison is a theatrical powerhouse: In addition to guiding and directing Boulder's inventive square product theatre, she's an actor, teacher and booster of alternative theater along the Front Range, forever advocating for her own company and others engaged in the sa ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    Round two with Josh Monopoli, chef de cuisine of Black Cat & Bramble & Hare

    Josh Monopoli Black Cat 1964 13th Street, Boulder 303-444-5500 www.blackcatboulder.com Bramble & Hare 1970 13th Street, Boulder 303-444-9110 brambleandhare.com Part one of my interview with Josh Monopoli, chef de cuisine of Black Cat and Bramble & Hare, ran yesterday; this is part two. Favorite ... More >>

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    June 1, 2012

    Build your brain with TEDxMileHigh and the first-ever TEDxYouth@MileHigh

    Prepare to be amazed. Prepare to be inspired. Prepare, perhaps, to reflect less favorably on your own accomplishments. It's time for TEDxMileHigh, two days of performances and events that start with the first-ever TEDxYouth@MileHigh today from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. The main event runs from 1 to 6 p.m ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    DIY feminist science writer Margaret Wertheim discusses the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef

    Science writer Margaret Wertheim specializes in weighty topics, but she has a light touch when writing about science and mathematics. The author of several books dealing with theoretical physics within a cultural context as well as articles for numerous publications -- everything from the New York T ... More >>

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    March 20, 2012

    Mountain2Mountain's Combat Apathy links U.S. and international conflict zones

    In the nearly six years since Shannon Galpin founded Mountain2Mountain, the Colorado-based nonprofit has created several projects in Afghanistan: Volunteers taught street art, worked with women's prisons, partnered on a school for the deaf. But in 2012, Combat Apathy, its new educational program, wi ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    Video: Watch all seven presentations from this year's TEDx Mile High Salon online

    In January, the Denver branch of the national TED think tank staged its first-ever salon (and second-ever event). The evening's three hours of discussions and performances featured seven area personalities sharing their Ideas Worth Spreading -- with a couple even marking return performances with pro ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012
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    January 19, 2012

    TEDx Mile High recreates the eighteenth century salon tonight

    Every TEDx event is many things, and all of them are happening at once. A cross between a theater and a lecture hall, the discussion series follows a creative combination of performance and insight, becoming a circus for the mind. And tonight, local chapter TEDx Mile High will reinvision an abridged ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Buzz Kill: The Knapper twins' favorite street artists

    Corey and Jesse Knapper, a pair of art-school students who were arrested for pasting massive posters on the sides of buildings, are the focus of "Buzz Kill," this week's cover story. Some people call their work vandalism, some call it art, some call it both. Their graphic poster art is reminiscent ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    Eat their words: Kimbal Musk of The Kitchen, Ann Cooper and Robyn O'Brien talk better eating at TEDx Boulder

    Kimbal Musk of The Kitchen​You could almost hear Whitney Houston singing "I believe that children are our future" playing in the background of TEDx in Boulder Saturday night, because according to the speakers, food issues start with kids. The night of lectures -- offered with the tagline "idea ... More >>

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    June 3, 2011

    Ask the Bartender: Meet Allie Geppert, Colorado Cocktail contestant

    ​Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011
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    April 4, 2011

    Mumford & Sons due at the Fillmore in June

    ​ Wow! What a difference the Grammys make. Say what you will about the relevance of the annual awards show, but judging from the subsequent success of crossover country act Lady Antebellum last year to the increased exposure it generated this year for already celebrated indie acts like Arcade ... More >>

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    March 7, 2011

    Tonight: Namibian conservationist John Kasaona at the Denver Botanic Gardens

    ​John Kasaona has helped pioneer a dramatic revival of wild lands in his native Nambia through a program called Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC), where members of rural communities, including former poachers, have been handed the mantle of protecting the wildlife o ... More >>

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    March 7, 2011

    100 Colorado Creatives: Sabin Aell

    ​ #98: Sabin Aell Austrian-born Denver artist Sabin Aell - mixed media artist and photographer, maker of unusual jewelry, graphic designer, gallerist and curator - casts a ray of sunshine down among the warehouses of RiNo: Not only is Hinterland, the gallery she and husband Randy Rushton run i ... More >>

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