My, What a Great Mayan Exhibit! By Art Lavah

Okay so that whole end-of days Mayan calendar thing didn’t pan out in 2012. Personally, I buy the idea that they just ran out of space on that calendar and there’s another one that shows that we carry on a while longer. Still, the Maya were fascinating folk with amazing structures, rituals (including, yes, human…

2013 Reviews in Review

You see them everywhere – those year-end wrap ups. Top news events, top celebrity baby bump sitings, top ridiculous quotes from politicians – you name it, somebody’s going to compile it to help wrap up the year with a tidy, numbered bow. Love ’em or hate ’em, we’re joining the bandwagon again this year. With…

Passport to Paris at the Denver Art Museum By Art Lavah

Passport to Paris at the Denver Art Museum is a monumental, brilliantly thought out, victory for Denver. The quality, scale and intelligence of the exhibition goes beyond expectations of enjoying beautiful works of art. It invigorates the senses with music, fashion, the written word, domestic arts, video and fine art. It educates as it inspires, celebrating…

Vive La France, in Denver

The recent arrival of the Passport to Paris exhibit at the Denver Art Museum, got us thinking about how very logical it is to have a wonderful bit of Paris in Denver. Did you know that Denver’s French connection goes way back, in many surprising ways? Eastern Colorado was once controlled by France, and was part of…

Get Your Curiosity On: Mythbusters Comes to Denver

I know, I know, I’m a weirdo. I’ve never seen Mythbusters. That’s because I’m super weird and don’t have cable because I’m out and about too much and don’t want to be tempted by even more TV. So when I got a sneak peek at “Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition” running October 11, 2013-January 4, 2014 at…

Santa Fe Getaway – Getting Artsy

When you hear “Santa Fe,” most people immediately conjure up visions of art – and jewelry, as they should. Of course, that’s not all Santa Fe has to offer by a long shot. The city has certainly developed into a mecca of art with museums, galleries and even curated art collections within hotels. The highest…

A Brush with Genius By Thea Tagower

I just spent the weekend with a strange man and I’m just not sure what to think of the whole experience. He’s famous, a bit of an egomaniac, eccentric, quick to anger yet warm – when he wants to be. He is funny, truly inspiring and very passionate. I don’t know about the others who…

Nice Ice, Baby By T. Ravlin Lyte

What a concept!  Sculptors come from all over the world, to one mountain town, to carve designs, creatures, people and what-not out of  giant , 10x10x12-foot blocks of ice. Battling exhaustion, chilling temperatures (which they hope for) and the bright sun at high-altitude (which they don’t hope for), they make cool things emerge from a…

A Weekend in Arizona – Part 1 By T. Ravlin Lyte

Update: Did you know Irving Berlin wrote “White Christmas” (as in “I’m dreaming of a…”) while sitting poolside at the The Arizona Biltmore Hotel? I think he had the right idea. The hotel is offering a great deal for the holidays. Instead of everyone descending on your house for the holidays, how about having everyone meet up in…