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High Fiction Wants You to Sing on Its Record

1 year ago by Jef Otte
To say that High Fiction is a relatively obscure pop duo that has yet to release a record would be strictly true, but its members — Gary Grundei and Amy Shelley (who, turns out, is distantly related to the Mary Shelley who wrote Frankenstein) — have had a pretty atypical career,...
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It’s Alive

3 years ago by Cory Casciato
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the timeless cautionary tale of man meddling with nature and forbidden knowledge, has seen countless adaptations in just about every conceivable medium. Now, one of its best incarnations is coming to the Denver Film Society: the National Theatre’s award-winning staging, directed by Danny Boyle (28 Days Later,...
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Rub-A-Dub-Dub

5 years ago by Susan Froyd
Over the years, the bold Buntport Theater troupe has taken on literary giants, from Kafka to Eugene O’Neill, most of whom were male, as the subject matter of their original productions. But this year, says company member Brian Colonna, they’re lauding the literate ladies, at least with their season opener,...
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Twenty of the Best Kid-Friendly Halloween Celebrations

2 years ago by Bree Davies
Halloween is a holiday celebrated by all ages, but being a kid this time of year is something special. And from costume contests to magical worlds that only appear during the spooky season, the city is packed with places where hardcore candy seekers can get their sugar fix, little ones...
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The Diva Dozen: Denver's Top Twelve Drag Performers

2 years ago by Keith Garcia
The runaway success of Logo TV's RuPaul's Drag Race has brought the subculture of drag performance into the spotlight, creating a global platform for the fabulous personalities who can blur gender lines into a fine and ferocious powder, polish their faces with it and then command a stage. The year...
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The Four Good Things in I, Frankenstein

3 years ago by Alan Scherstuhl
There are four good things we can say about I, Frankenstein, another muscles-and-rubble comic book adaptation just un-terrible enough not to alienate its core audience, yet never consistently grand or surprising enough to win over anyone else. First, Aaron Eckhart brings it, scowling like a champ beneath his jigsawed scar...
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Buntport's My Hideous Progeny is a serious departure for the troupe

5 years ago by Juliet Wittman
When Mary Shelley — poet, essayist, novelist and, most famously, the creator of Frankenstein — lost one of the four babies she conceived with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (only one child ultimately survived), he placed her in a tub of ice water to stop the hemorrhaging that threatened her life...
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Our top DVD picks for the week of December 29

Ab-Normal Beauty (Tartan) Art of the Devil (Tokyo Shock) Bram Stoker's Dracula/Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (Sony) Caged Heat (Buena Vista) Dark Water (Buena Vista) Diary of a Mad Black Woman: The Play (Lions Gate) Empire of the Wolves (Sony) 15 Things You're Not Supposed to See (Xtreme) Happy Here and Now...
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5 years ago by Juliet Wittman
My Hideous Progeny. When Mary Shelley — poet, essayist, novelist and, most famously, the creator of Frankenstein — lost one of the four babies she conceived with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (only one child ultimately survived), he placed her in a tub of ice water to stop the hemorrhaging that...
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Fifteen fun, family-friendly Halloween happenings in Denver

3 years ago by Bree Davies
Halloween is less than two weeks away, and the Mile High City is already in the mood for spooky celebrations. From not-so-scary haunted train rides to pumpkin-carving contests, bouncy castles, skydiving demonstrations and, of course, a whole lot of candy, we've rounded up some great family-friendly events happening this month...

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