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Monday, Aug 21

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Ice Cream of the Week: Sweet Corn at Sweet Cow

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Skeptical about vegetables making an appearance in your dessert? Don't be.

The art of war: Healing, and protesting, through George W. Bush’s portraits of veterans

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As some military veterans have found, painting portraits in the aftermath of war is not a one-way street, particularly when it comes to George W. Bush.

Maria Empanada at Stanley, Zengo’s new tenant and more in this week’s Denver restaurant openings

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I think it was Martin Luther King Jr. who said that darkness cannot drive out darkness; only empanadas can do that. Bring a little more light into the world at the third outpost of Maria Empanada, which opened Aug. 18 inside the Stanley…

Share your eclipse glasses selfies with us

While everyone is busy looking up at the eclipse, no one will be able to see how awesome everyone looks in their glasses.

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Jerry Lewis’ MDA telethons were full of emotion, star appearances

Jerry Lewis, whose career as producer-director-writer and movie star peaked in the 1960s, may be best remembered by younger generations for the muscular dystrophy telethons he conducted every Labor Day weekend.

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NFL, Electronic Arts unveil Madden 18 competition

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NFL fans and gamers can play their way to the Super Bowl — if they're good enough at the newest edition of "Madden NFL 18."

Sunday, Aug 20

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Ric Flair health update: Former pro wrestler is “awake, communicating and progressing”

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There have been few details about the nature of what exactly ails Ric "Nature Boy" Flair, but his manager tweeted Saturday that the former pro wrestler is "awake, communicating and progressing."

WWE SummerSlam 2017 predictions: Who will win, how to watch, more

Is this Brock Lesnar's last stand as World Wrestling Entertainment's Universal champion? Will Shinsuke Nakamura make his big splash on one of one of the WWE's grandest stage?

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Jerry Lewis, comedian, telethon host, dies at 91

Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host…

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Dick Gregory, U.S. comic who fought for civil rights, dies at 84

Dick Gregory, the U.S. comedian and activist who inspired a generation of black stand-up performers, joined Martin Luther King Jr.

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Prize-winning Polish-US playwright Janusz Glowacki dies

Renowned Polish-U.S. playwright and screenwriter Janusz Glowacki, who won top prizes for his bitter, ironic analysis of the difficult lives of immigrants, died Saturday at 78.

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Trump, first lady to skip Kennedy Center Honors awards program

Acknowledging that he has become a "political distraction," President Donald Trump has decided to skip the festivities surrounding the annual Kennedy Center Honors arts awards later this year, the White House announced Saturday amid the…

Dick Gregory, cutting-edge satirist and uncompromising activist, dies at 84

The comedian Dick Gregory rose to national prominence in the early 1960s as a black satirist whose audacious style of humor was biting, subversive and topical, mostly centered on current events, politics and above all, racial tensions. His…

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Penn Jillette apologizes to Newfoundland for insult comedy

Penn Jillette is apologizing profusely for his wisecracks insulting Newfoundland.

Saturday, Aug 19

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Playlist: Your soundtrack for Monday’s total solar eclipse

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Monday's eclipse is just the latest two-step in the eternal dance of the celestial bodies. As the outer planets of our solar system do a lightyears-wide hora, the moon will jealously cut in on the Earth and the sun's long-running tango on…

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Hollywood’s hacking pains are bigger than movie leaks

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Piracy is a long-running and even routine issue for Hollywood, whether it's street vendors hawking bootleg DVDs on street corners or video uploaded to file-sharing sites like Pirate Bay. Now cybercriminals are also putting embarrassing…

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Taylor Swift left ‘a blank space, baby’ on social media

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Taylor Swift had a "blank space, baby" across social media Friday — and Swifties went wild.

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Best Thing We Ate This Week: Cookie dough desserts at Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and Rebel Restaurant

The heart wants what the heart wants, and apparently my heart wants salmonella. I have a major thing for cookie dough (in all its raw egg glory), so when I recently saw not one, but two cookie dough and ice cream desserts on restaurant…

Another Raising Cane’s, something called SoDo and more Denver restaurant openings

All your letters and prayers paid off, Colorado: Raising Cane's opened another Denver-area location.

See the hipsters lined up outside that new restaurant? This app pays them to stand there.

Surkus is an emerging app that allowed the restaurant to quickly manufacture its ideal crowd and pay the people to stand in place like extras on a movie set. They've even been hand-picked by a casting agent of sorts, an algorithmic one…

Top Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg to open New Mexican restaurant in Boulder

This will be the second Boulder restaurant for Rosenberg.

High Plains Comedy Festival turns 5 with T.J. Miller, Adam Cayton-Holland and more

When the event returns Aug. 24-26, it will offer more than 100 local and national comics—in 25 shows at indie venues and headliners at downtown's Paramount Theatre.

Friday, Aug 18

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You love your college football team. Now you can celebrate with a custom craft brew

Colorado State University, New Mexico State and the University of New Mexico are now among the handful of U.S. colleges and universities to have licensing agreements for branded beers, a move aimed at boosting marketing exposure for the…

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Denver7 goes to Elitch Gardens to investigate backpack thefts, crew’s backpack is stolen

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Denver7 reporters went to Elitch Gardens to investigate thefts of bags customers are forced to leave on ride platforms and got their backpack stolen.

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“Logan Lucky”: A down-home heist without all the rushin’

Two stars. Rated PG-13. 119 minutes. Wasn’t it just yesterday that Steven Soderbergh was announcing his retirement from filmmaking? Those of us who didn’t buy it are now vindicated with the return of American cinema’s most dependably…

The atomic bomb drop, as seen by people below it

Set against the backdrop of pre-atom-bomb Hiroshima, the Japanese animated film "In This Corner of the World" proceeds under the dreadful weight of what is to come, as the calm of everyday life eventually gives way to air raid sirens.

“The Hitman’s Bodyguard”: Bloody buddy flick is par for the coarse

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At once reassuringly familiar -- even starchy -- and yet oddly unsatisfying, "The Hitman's Bodyguard" is meat-and-potatoes moviemaking at its most fungible.

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Steve Soderbergh on the tricky balance of his chicken-fried heist film “Logan Lucky”

Steven Soderbergh knows that his new film, “Logan Lucky,” comes off like a chicken-fried version of his “Ocean’s 11” trilogy. He knows he’s courting controversy in toying with red-state stereotypes, inhabited by recognizable Hollywood…

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Captain America was punching Nazis in 1941. Here’s why that was so daring.

If there's one superhero character whose rise might be most tied to the events of World War II, it is Captain America, who emerged from the minds of legends Joe Simon and Jack Kirby and sprung forth from an iconic 1941 debut cover on which…

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Fans of all ages take in excitement of tightly veiled “Frozen” musical at sold-out world premiere in Denver

The stage adaptation of the massively popular animated Disney film premiered to the public in Denver on Thursday night for a pre-Broadway engagement before taking on the Big Apple.