Comedian Ryan Hamilton on Inspiration, Comic Competitions and More

Categories: Comedy

Ryan Hamilton

Ryan Hamilton has been around the block a time or two; the resident of New York City (who grew up in Idaho) was named one of Rolling Stone's Five Comics to Watch in 2012 and appeared on two seasons of Last Comic Standing, where he gave a good showing. He'll be performing at the downtown Comedy Works, 1226 15th Street, starting Wednesday, October 1, and continuing through Saturday, October 4. In advance of that run, we caught up with Hamilton to talk about where he finds his inspiration, participating in comedy competitions and more.

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On Trend: Floral Prints Growing in Popularity on the Street

All photos by Mauricio O. Rocha
Autumn is off to a leafy start, but local fashionistas are still celebrating Mother Nature with floral prints. This past week we spotted floral prints in several neighborhoods, on both ladies and gentlemen. Read on to learn how to rock the trend yourself, and where to buy floral fashion.

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Whatever Your Preferred Social Network, It's a Choose-Your-Own Personality World

Oh, how I miss scene queens, and the weird social networking world of the Myspace of yore.
If I could pick only one social network to be a part of, it would be Myspace. Not Myspace now, the revamped site for "entertainment" types with its trying-too-hard layout and useless content. No, I'm talking about the Myspace circa 2006, when it was a place where I could find out about my friend's band's shows, stalk current and ex-boyfriends and their current and ex-girlfriends and, of course, post my vague, immature bulletins (this was before we were all acquainted with the concept of the newsfeed) in the hopes that the right pair of eyes would see my stabby words. Oh, and let's not forget the site's blogs, the feature of Myspace I used to become F-List celebrity famous for writing horrible things about people.

Any time a new social network appears or a change is made to an existing one, I immediately start daydreaming about old Myspace again. When Ello appeared on everyone's radar last week, I began my mental trip back in Internet time. Though I don't think Ello will be exactly the replacement I'm looking for, its very existence brings up a great couple of questions: What and who are we presenting on each social network and why are we there in the first place?

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Boulder's Ninox Has Men Covered With New Outerwear Line

Categories: Fashion

Ninox, a new apparel company based in Boulder, is bridging the gap between men's fashion and technical outerwear. Founders Greg Casals and Allie Thielens have applied their interest in modern design to innovative technological fabrics for a new line launching this fall. They took a few minutes from their busy schedules to answer our questions about performance fabrics and what is behind the name Ninox.

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Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Amy Yetman

Doug and Amy Yetman at northwest Denver's Horseshoe Market.
#54: Amy Yetman

Amy Yetman knows outdoor markets. Wandering through the big-city craft and flea markets of Boston and Chicago gave her a good idea of the kind of fair she'd like to see in Denver -- and she finally realized it was up to her to bring the concept here. "It was a little dream of mine," she told us right after launching the first Horseshoe Market in the fall of 2010. "But I was always waiting for someone else to do it."

We're glad she stopped waiting: That market was a hit, and she's never looked back. Smartly curated and buzzing with street food, one-of-a-kind wares and all kinds of people, the Horseshoe has become the step forward that others now follow. In advance of this weekend's market, we invited Yetman to answer the 100CC questionnaire; read on to learn what drives her to excel as a street-market entrepreneur.

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Colorado Book Award Winner Uche Ogbuji on Engineering, Poetry and Engineering Poetry

Categories: Poetry

Uche Ogbuji, the 2014 winner of the Colorado Book Award in the Poetry/Chapbook category.
The book of poetry penned by Uche Ogbuji that won a 2014 Colorado Book Award is titled Ndewo, Colorado. That name should give you some idea of the gorgeous contradictions between its covers, poetry that pays homage equally to landscape and scientific concepts, penned by a computer engineer and immigrant to Colorado by way of Nigeria (and several other countries). We recently sat down with Ogbuji to talk about poetry, travel, inspiration and how he distills complex science into descriptive prose.

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Technology Meets Fashion Through 3D Printing -- and Hypatia Studio

Categories: Fashion

Photo by Amanda Moutinho
Hypatia Studio offers a variety of jewelry all made by 3D printing.
Matt Roesle never thought he would be a jewelry designer. As a mechanical engineer, he set his sights on academic pursuits. It wasn't until he was proposed to his girlfriend that Rosele tried his hand at using 3D printing. "I wanted to make a wedding ring and I wanted something unique, but I didn't have any way to do it," he says. "3D printing was a way I could make the ring I wanted."

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Photos: Knitters Yarn Storm Civic Center Park at Taste of Iceland's Saturday Event

Taste of Iceland brought yarn-storming fanatic Linda Björk Eiríksdóttir all the way from trendy Reykjavík to Denver, to help local knitters and other fiber-graffitists beautify the trees in Civic Center Park with knitted blocks and squares and toadstools, all on a lovely Saturday afternoon. Photographer Danielle Lirette snapped these images of the event and more.

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Mountain to Mountain Author Shannon Galpin on Bicycles and Violence Against Women

Categories: Activism, Books

Shannon Galpin
Breckenridge resident, women's right activist and avid cyclist Shannon Galpin (whose adventures we featured in the July 2012 cover story, "Peak Performance") has quite the story to tell in her just-released autobiographical tale, Mountain to Mountain: A Journey of Adventure and Activism for the Women of Afghanistan, which chronicles the launch of her nonprofit organization, Mountain2Mountain, and her strange path as an advocate for women bicyclists in Afghanistan. She'll sign Mountain to Mountain at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 6, at the Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street, and on Wednesday, October 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl Street in Boulder. In advance of those appearances, we chatted with Galpin about how she wound up riding mountain bikes in Afghanistan and how her own experiences with violence as a woman help her connect with other women.

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Three Book and Poetry Events for the Week of September 29-0ctober 5

Pick up the new edition of Charlie Papazian's The Joy of Home Brewing this week at the Great American Beer Festival.
This week, you can mix your bedtime reading with explorations of beer-making and improving health through medical marijuana, or just enjoy an old-fashioned open-mic poetry reading at the Arvada Center. Keep reading for the details.

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