#98: Rian Kerrane Galway girl Rian Kerrane came to Colorado in 2002 to teach sculpture at the University of Colorado Denver, but her installations in mixed media and cast iron have an international reach, from the galleries of RedLine and Edge to others in her home country of Ireland. Perfectly com ... More >>
The students behind Crafting Yourself aren't all that much older than the six-graders their after-school program is designed to help. As part of the University Honors and Leadership program at the University of Colorado Denver, five senior scholars were given a year-long assignment to create a susta ... More >>
DJ Chonz (born Mario Rodriguez) is a graduate of the Music Industry program at he University of Colorado at Denver. He recently returned to UCD to pursue a Master's Degree in Communication. A full time on-air personality on Denver's KS 107.5 FM and still a force behind the decks in the nightclub sce ... More >>
This week's weather has been classic Denver: sunny one minute, rainy the next. To honor our changing climate, we thought we'd bring you a variety of street styles: four different looks we saw this week, including the one sported by Olivia Jones (above), a local accountant we spotted at 16th and Cour ... More >>
We recently shared a study by University of Colorado academics whose results contradicted sugar-daddy-and-cougars stereotypes. Their analysis suggested that people who marry much older or younger partners are seldom either wealthy or attractive. Au contraire, insists Brandon Wade, CEO of SeekingArr ... More >>
With the recent onslaught of snow hitting Denver, many people are dressing for warmth and comfort instead of a stylish spring. Still, a few women managed to inject some fun into their snow-day looks. Continue reading to see a sampling of frosty female fashion, and what practical accessories these la ... More >>
Since 2005, the CU Denver Iron Pour has been an "annual rite of spring," with professional and student artists crafting tile sculptures carved with molten iron. Not only does the Iron Pour result in pieces that viewers can take home with the, but it also gives them an amazing look at the creative pr ... More >>
Strange things happen when you poke around the "Ghosts of Auraria," as we did in this week's feature on whether certain promises, supposedly made to the community when the college campus was built, were ever kept. This week, one alert reader presented us with a rare copy of a study generated 38 ye ... More >>
It was quite cold in Denver today where hundreds of people gathered just outside the Canadian consulate to stand in solidarity with indigenous groups in that country who are fighting with the government there over a wide range of issues. But organizers of the local protest said supporters of First N ... More >>
Hey, remember Occupy Wall Street? The almost-revolution that rallied Americans to address our ever-widening income gap, yet ultimately splintered into obscurity due to idealistic infighting? Yes, that one. While the movement is mostly behind us, it played a major role in the last election. And that' ... More >>
The 35mm films are in place, and the University of Colorado Denver music students have their instruments ready. The Denver Silent Film Festival runs tomorrow through Sunday at the King Center on the Auraria campus, with screenings of silent-era classics and some lesser-known gems. We asked artisti ... More >>
As Barack Obama was visiting CSU, where he was greeted by 13,000 supporters and an attack sign with a typo, the folks behind Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, released a letter with an academic flavor. It features the signatures of 100-plus professors who back the measure, inclu ... More >>
The front page of Reddit.com right now is topped by this story: "i am one of the 50 wounded in the aurora theatre shooting. here are a few photos of my very lucky but nonethless terrifying brush with death. my thoughts go out to those less fortunate than me." Below are photos he shared with the onl ... More >>
A just-released study associated with the University of Colorado Denver finds no link between teen marijuana use and the legalization of medical marijuana; read the report below. Sensible Colorado's Brian Vicente sees these results as more evidence that regulating pot actually causes a decrease in ... More >>
The revelation, from a Kyle Garratt post, that Metro State spent six years and $95,000 to choose a new name only one word different from the old one didn't come as a shock to one reader. She offers another example of how much a word can cost.
The University of Colorado Denver is firing up its College of Arts & Media this week by bringing in iron sculptor and performance artist Matt Toole for a lecture tonight and live pour tomorrow.
Tantric Picasso (due Thursday, February 2 at the Bluebird Theater) started in 2008 among a group of friends who met at school, which is typical enough, but in naming the band, the fivesome created a personal mythology (partly detailed below) that is somewhat embodied in the name with hints of the es ... More >>
In our post about a University of Colorado Denver study that found traffic fatalities declined in medical marijuana states, weed advocate Mason Tvert argued that pot smokers drive more cautiously than do those who use alcohol and get behind the wheel. This statement spurred a lively conversation exe ... More >>
The subject of driving under the influence of marijuana has been much debated in these parts. A bill to set a THC driving limit was shelved in May, shortly before an HDNet report demonstrated pot-related driving impairment -- and in August, the Colorado Department of Transportation launched a drugge ... More >>
Sun Comes Up
Owen Kortz Trio
If you happen upon a bunch of starry-eyed students in caps and gowns this Saturday at the University of Colorado Denver's commencement ceremony, don't be surprised. And don't automatically assume that the looks of utter euphoria plastered to their faces are because they're graduating.
Is this poster too rainbow-y? YOU decide.Solve one set of problems, get another. That's the central theme of Alexi Kaye Campbell's The Pride, now playing at the Paragon Theatre, which takes a look at the relationships of three characters transposed onto different eras: In 1958, Oliver, Philip ... More >>
Life's a Bitch and Then You Die So Why Not Laugh Until You Cry?
Auraria Campus students walk the hallway of the South Classroom building as police section off the woman's restroom.Auraria campus police are looking for a woman whose 9mm pistol accidentally fired in a woman's bathroom stall in classroom building this morning. No one was hurt, police say, an ... More >>
Things are looking up at BMoCA.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the "Rush to the Rockies." As rumors of the May 1859 gold find echoed back east, hordes of fortune-hunters started the arduous trek across the plains to the confluence of the Platte and Cherry Creek. Many never made it to what was then the Kansas Territory; ... More >>
A Beaux Arts Ball will raise money for UCDs architecture and planning school.
There must have been a time, in sunnier days, when the idea of 400 tubas playing holiday tunes in Skyline Park sounded like a really cool idea. In fact, the Tuba Christmas Concert, now in its 29th year in downtown Denver, bills itself as "one of the most celebrated and longest-running holiday fest ... More >>
The Western Cast Iron Art Conference takes over the town.
Spike Lee talks about doing the right thing.
Hackers are selling rape porn through university websites -- including student pages at UCD.
Sci-fi meets high art at the Mizel Center.
The Starz Encore Film Center
Michael Paglia's brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Michael Paglia's brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.