Articles By Joanne Ostrow

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From “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” to a comic book baron: Denver’s scene is a lesson in drag diversity

Yvie Oddly, 25, and Bettie Pages, 64, celebrate the liberating craft of self-expression that is drag, then and now -- everything from dirty street punk to classic glam

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A Colorado filmmaker’s camera is rolling as women of color fight for a voice in Denver politics

In “Running With My Girls,” Denver’s Rebekah Henderson hopes to imitate the success of the progressive political film that captured the charismatic candidacy of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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From Tinkertoys to avocado greens: Denver Art Museum show presents play as a serious form of inspiration

Furnishings designers represented in "Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America" infused their work with playfulness and whimsy. Was it a reaction to Cold War-era anxiety?

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An intimate improv rendezvous with an actor? A new Denver interactive performance draws you out — if you let it

These experiments in interpersonal connection in the Denver Center’s Off-Center production “Between Us” also are not for cynics

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“It’s succeeded beyond our expectations”: Adam Lerner, MCA Denver’s chief animator, is leaving at a high point

Adam Lerner is a high-brow academic with a playful side, which allowed him to cultivate a new generation of museumgoers, sometimes at the expense of traditional supporters. About 10,000 teens visited MCA Denver in 2017.

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Tattoo artist Amanda Wachob marks people — and canvases — for the long haul

Artist in residence at Museum of Contemporary Art Denver reasons her work on humans is less permanent than her large-format paintings influenced by Clyfford Still

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The very old (and very new) works drawing more young viewers to the Denver Center for the Performing Arts

140-years-young "Anna Karenina" and a slew of new works including "Rattlesnake Kate" showcase artistic director Chris Coleman's diverse strategy

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There’s a lot of buzz around “immersive” experiences in art, theater and entertainment. But is it art?

Value of installations like Natura Obscura and Meow Wolf is in the beholder’s eye. But they’re popular enough that DCPA Off-Center is looking for permanent space for temporary shows

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Is Denver’s contemporary architecture killing us?

Denver architect Don Ruggles worries that the odd angles and sharp points meant to excite are also causing neuroaesthetic problems. "This is a public-health issue, not a style issue."