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The Body Altar: Denver’s ritual dance party

The Body Altar: Denver’s ritual dance party

According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, medical errors are estimated to kill over a quarter million Americans per year. That equates to nearly 700 deaths per day, or 9.5 percent yearly. Errors include issues like adverse drug reactions and IV and catheter-related infections. People are dying from the care they receive rather than the […]

Abstract Creations and Musical Inspiration

Abstract Creations and Musical Inspiration

  Ramon Trujillo is an art student at MSU Denver who draws his inspiration for painting from his deep seated love of music. Trujillo’s paintings are meant to be thoughtful and reflective, allowing people to interpret the image in front of them. He hopes to have his art seen across the globe one day. Metrosphere […]

Behind the Strings

Behind the Strings

There is something exceptional about a married couple that works, performs and teaches alongside one another. Violinist Emily Ondracek-Peterson and violist Erik Christian Peterson met when they were 14 years old while performing in the Chicago Symphony Youth Orchestra. Their journey with music and art as a couple spans two decades and extends beyond the […]

A Sanctuary in Burning Man

A Sanctuary in Burning Man

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Bright colors, sweltering heat, a euphoric atmosphere. This is the climate of Burning Man. The festival, held in Black Rock City, Nevada, is designed as a social experiment for the community. Participants create a faux utopia and practice such virtues as self-reliance and preservation, all while producing art. California may seem like […]

Belles and Chimes

Belles and Chimes

Women of all ages looking for social interaction and a new way to challenge their skill sets have found an underground community with a different kind of playing field. Like flappers of the 1920s, Belles and Chimes, a pinball club for women in Denver, is resisting out-of-date stereotypes. For these ladies, the focus of their […]

Imbue review: Go Set a Watchman

When Harper Lee published “To Kill a Mockingbird,” it immediately became an icon of American literature among the works of Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain and J.D. Salinger. Such success made her one of few women to receive a Pulitzer Prize for fiction and worldwide recognition. It was the first and the only novel Lee ever […]

All the right moves

All the right moves

Moving to the rhythm of a different groove is the hardest step one will ever master. On any given day the world, its inhabitants or both are attempting to pull everyone and everything in one direction. A direction that is usually their own no matter how much insistence is placed on being an individual. But […]

Truth about love: Vera Valentine the poet

Truth about love: Vera Valentine the poet

Growing up, Vera Valentine felt muzzled, suppressed and alone. She began writing her pain out at the age of 12, but the poet pen name Valentine would not manifest itself for another 25 years in 2013. Birthed from the author’s feelings of betrayal when her husband left her for another woman, and abandoned by love, […]

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