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Denver's Finest Neighborhood Bar Mascots

2 years ago by Sarah McGill
Wisconsin badgers, intimidating pooches, inebriated waterfowl and burger-toting farm lads are among Denver's finest.
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Lions from Bolivia -- and Bob Barker from Hollywood! -- come to Colorado: A photo gallery

10 years ago by Michael Roberts
Yesterday, 25 abused lions from Bolivia arrived at DIA en route to Keenesburg's Wild Animal Sanctuary, subject of our 2008 feature article "Inside One of the Nation's Top Carnivore Sanctuaries." And they weren't alone. Accompanying them were CSI's Jorja Fox and The Price is Right icon Bob Barker, the undisputed...
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Mugsy's: A Neighborhood Bar for an Unknown Neighborhood

3 years ago by Sarah McGill
Mugsy's Bar sits in a no-man's land between Denver's Windsor neighborhood, Aurora and unincorporated Arapahoe County.
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Colorado Wins More 2018 Winter Olympics Medals Than 78 Countries

3 years ago by Michael Roberts
In the first few days after the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, we shared a post headlined "Colorado's Won More 2018 Winter Olympic Medals Than 81 Countries" to celebrate the achievements of the state's first two medalists, snowboarders Red Gerard and Arielle Gold. In the days that followed, plenty of other athletes from these parts competed in various disciplines, and while critics expressed disappointment with the performance of the U.S. Olympic team overall, Coloradans still managed to collect ten medals, more than 78 of the nations that took part.
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Colorado's Won More 2018 Winter Olympic Medals Than 81 Countries

3 years ago by Michael Roberts
Last night, Arielle Gold, who we introduced you to in our post about Colorado women taking part in the 2018 Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang, South Korea, earned a bronze medal in snowboarding, sharing the podium with gold medalist/instant superstar Chloe Kim. She's the second Coloradan to medal in the games thus far, following Red Gerard, highlighted in our Colorado men at the 2018 Winter Olympics roundup, who took the gold in snowboard slopestyle. At this writing, if Colorado was a country, it would have won more medals than 81 of 93 countries, territories or entities taking part in the competition.
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It’s Daniel Radcliffe vs. Amazonian Terror in the Real-Life Horror Tale Jungle

4 years ago by April Wolfe
My favorite biopics — those that tell any portion of a real person’s story faithfully — are those that borrow from other genres. Pablo Larrain’s Jackie possesses the kinetic punch of a horror film. Mario Van Peebles’ Baadasssss! is a sharp comedy. And Mike Leigh’s Topsy Turvy is a cutting...
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Baracutanga Fights Racism With Music

4 years ago by Jon Solomon
The seven members of the Albuquerque-based band Baracutanga write politically charged songs, injected with hope and South American, Afro-Cuban and Middle Eastern rhythms.
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Jacob Lemanski's Otherworldly Ant Space Art

4 years ago by Lila Thulin
There are more than 1000 ants in the Boulder basement art gallery where Jacob Lemanski sits cross-legged, explaining how he got from biking across continents to building ant farms. All four walls of the room host what Lemanski calls Ant Spaces: thin layers of soil and brightly-hued sand set between glass and illuminated by LEDs that change color. The ants tunnel through the soil, creating slowly-shifting patterns in the dirt to reveal the background image of the Carina Nebula. In a word, it's mesmerizing.
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Seven Great Events on the Culinary Calendar This Week

4 years ago by Amy Antonation
This week boasts an eclectic bunch of events, including dinner and a movie, the unveiling classic dive-bar remodel and the omnipresent beer fest. But there are also oh-so-trendy cocktail pairings, a craft chocolate tasting, and the ever-welcome free pizza to honor a birthday. Here are seven great food and drink...
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Wheelchair Sports Camp to Cory Gardner: "Stop Being Such a Coward"

4 years ago by Kyle Harris
Wheelchair Sports Camp MC Kalyn Heffernan had long known about ADAPT. The disability rights group had used direct action to push the government to create broader accessibility, to advocate for healthcare and to free disabled people from nursing homes starting in the late-1970s. These activists, that changed federal policy, got their start in Denver.

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