Skye Gibson Designs takes fashion to new heights in Denver

Categories: Fashion, Style

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Sherissa Gibson has joined the growing cadre of designers who are offering their interpretation of "fashion" in the Mile High City. Her designs for Skye Gibson Designs are created for the confident, sexy woman. We recently caught up with Gibson to talk about how she got into the business, the Denver fashion scene and her own idea of this city's style.

See also: Ten best fashion events in July

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Tom Miller's Limited Partnership chronicles a forty-year same-sex marriage sealed in Colorado

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Tom Miller's documentary Limited Partnership follows the forty-year marriage of Richard Adams and Tony Sullivan.
Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall continues to defy legal threats and issue same-sex marriage licenses -- just as Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Clela Rorex did four decades ago. In his documentary Limited Partnership, the closing night film at this year's Cinema Q film festival, filmmaker Tom Miller follows the forty-year relationship of a couple Rorex married. Using a wealth of archival footage, the film shows how the ban on same-sex marriage and immigration law have impacted the lives of Filipino-American Richard Adams and Australian immigrant Tony Sullivan. In advance of the July 27 program, Westword spoke with Miller about his movie, the equal rights marriage debate and the couple's fight to have their marriage license honored by immigration services.


See also: Top ten queer films -- a countdown in honor of Cinema Q


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10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (7 free!), July 25-27

Categories: 10 for $10

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As the weather heats up, people start to lose their minds -- and their money -- and this weekend is going to get particularly weird. Luckily, you can partake in everything from some crystal healing to seeing what's in the stars to running around butt-naked. It's too cheap not to.

If you want more, check out the Westword calendar, full of all the cities best events, and please tell us about other ways to get weird in this heat in the comments section.

See also: Review: Outside in 303 tells a real west side story


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Podcast: Karina Longworth on Old Hollywood

Categories: Film and TV

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On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, Amy Nicholson of the L.A. Weekly and Stephanie Zacharek of The Village Voice interview film critic and author Karina Longworth, who's just launched a fascinating new podcast on the history of Hollywood called You Must Remember This.

Letitia Salazar Monk on neighborhood gardening, natural planting and pests

Categories: Gardening

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Kyle Harris
Letitia Salazar Monk is the owner of Brown and Green Botanics and a co-founder of the Eastside Growers Collective.
"Green chiles are important to me," says gardener Letitia Salazar Monk. The Anaheim green chiles that she grows at the Eastside Growers Collective are a symbol of her heritage: Her ancestors were Yaki hunters in New Mexico, and her philosophy is rooted in indigenous food production and gathering.

See also: Dahlia Square could become a garden spot -- but right now plans are sowing dissension

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Four board games that don't suck

Categories: Geek Speak

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Fuck yeah, board games!
People who say they don't like board games are probably playing shitty games. What's not to like? You get to hang out with friends and scratch a competitive itch while pretending to be a business tycoon or ruler of the world. That's a good time! Well, it is as long as the game you're playing doesn't suck. Anyone whose experience of board games begins and ends with old chestnuts like Sorry!, Risk and Monopoly has good reason to dislike board games; those games are fucking terrible. But plenty of other great games are out there, waiting to fill your stay-at-home evenings with good times, stirring victories and the occasional crushing defeat. This guide to a few of my favorites -- most of which are considered classics in the board-game community -- should soon have you hooked, to the point that you, too, will stay home Friday nights in order to move tiny plastic men around a board in pursuit of abstract goals.
Or maybe you'll be inspired to head to this weekend's conclave of gamers...

See also: Five games that changed my life -- from Halo to Sorry!


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Cinema Q opens tonight with Appropriate Behavior: Can vacuous hipsters fill the void?

Categories: Film and TV

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Appropriate Behavior
Appropriate Behavior is Cinema Q's opening night film.
With the booming Denver housing market and the influx of hipsters struggling to find meaning in a culture built on a bedrock of irony and flippant fashion, visiting Brooklyn -- ground zero for vacuous aesthetes -- is like looking into a crystal ball and seeing the future Queen City of the Plains. Cinema Q, Denver Film Society's annual LGBT film festival, opens tonight with Appropriate Behavior -- a movie that seems ambivalent about whether it wants to embrace or satirize New York's affluent hipsters.

See also: Top ten queer films -- a countdown in honor of Cinema Q

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Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Jeffrey Dante Campbell

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Jeff Campbell in Who Killed Jigaboo Jones.

#65: Jeffrey Dante Campbell

A longtime fixture on the local hip-hop scene as the rapper Apostle and founder of the youth-friendly Colorado Hip-Hop Coalition, Jeff Campbell's been around the block -- and ventured away from it -- over the past two decades, before coming back with a bang: Last fall, the artist and social-justice activist surprised Denver audiences with his multi-character, one-man satire, Who Killed Jigaboo Jones, which makes a strong case for the death of the same hip-hop culture he once embraced. Where does Campbell -- whose intentions remain proactive regardless of his weariness with the commercialization and depoliticization of hip-hop -- go from here? Read on to find out.

See also: Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Matt Barton

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Photos: Body art from Denver Face Paint and Body Art Jam artists (NSFW)

Categories: Art, Events

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The annual Denver Face Paint and Body Art Jam is taking place at Mountain Air Ranch from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 27. And there should be plenty of bodies to work with, since Mountain Air is a clothing (very) optional facility. Unfamiliar with body art? We've collected a gallery of images of artists and models (some NSFW) from previous jams.

See also:- Jeremy Barber on biker shops, tradition and tattoo education

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Top ten queer films -- a countdown in honor of Cinema Q

Categories: Film and TV

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender cinema is becoming the new norm, according to Denver Film Society programmer Matthew Campbell: Festivals such as Sundance now feature films about LGBT characters who are fully fleshed out and whose stories have less to do with their sexual identity, he points out. Marriage and participation in dominant culture are the themes of the day and the Denver Film Society's annual LGBT festival, Cinema Q, reflects that, Campbell says.

See also: Johnny Minotaur restored: Queer cinema, censorship and Denver Film Society's bravery

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