Arts & Culture

Frank Frazetta, fantasy painter and illustrator, dies at 82

Frank Frazetta, the fantasy painter and illustrator...

KGNU turns 32

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A perfect example of the invaluable contributions community radio stations make came on the radio as I drove to work last week...

What’s in a video game?

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  As children, many of us spent hundreds of hours competing against the computer, and our parents’ patience, playing epic action-adventure video games...

Martina Hoffmann’s world as art

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%uFFFDBoulder-based artist Martina Hoffmann says growing up in equatorial Africa as a blond-haired, blue-eyed child was “a beautiful experience.” The German-born painter remembers how indigenous children would surround her, touching her skin and hair with curiosity ...

Mafia II: Great story, but limited gameplay

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The original Mafia game, Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven, was a story that took place in the 1930s, when the bootlegging of alcohol ruled the streets. In Mafia II, we move up to the 1940s in the midst of World War II and the mob still looking for ways to make money ...

Oneness through chaos

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 At first glance, the three exhibitions of Colorado artists at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art appear to share little in common. Yet as the viewer ascends from the first to third floor of the museum, encountering the succinctly divergent worlds of each ...

Although familiar, Halo: Reach doesn’t disappoint

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The original Halo game, Halo: Combat Evolved, hit stores shelves back in 2001 to much praise and critical delight. Developed by game studio Bungie and distributed by Microsoft, the game was a bona fide hit and put the newly released Microsoft Xbox on the map. Fast-...

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West could be the sleeper hit of...

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It’s tough for any new game franchise to get the attention it needs during the crowded fall/holiday season. Among games like Halo, Call of Duty, Rock Band and other top-tier video game franchises, it’s easy for a game like Enslaved: Odyssey to the West to be ignored...

Fresh perspectives

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Peer through A Window Into Your Imagination, the new exhibition of two Colorado artists at SmithKlein Gallery, and you’ll glimpse a vibrant world rife with beauty. The surreal dreamscapes of Tammi Otis hang across from Bryce Widom’s impressionistic meadows and open...

Rock Band 3 continues to rock on

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Rock Band 2 came out way back in 2008, and we’ve had Rock Band Beatles and Rock Band Green Day to hold us over until Rock Band 3. While the band-specific music games are great if you’re a fan of the band (and who isn’t a fan of The Beatles?), most players want a ...

DJ Hero 2 is a sequel as good as the original

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DJ Hero may not have been the sales phenomenon that Activision was hoping it would be last year, you know, like how Guitar Hero grew to be. But the publisher is sticking by the franchise with DJ Hero 2...

Call of Duty: Black Ops rivals any Hollywood blockbuster

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When the drama between Activision and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward began to unfold this summer, hardcore fans worried about the future of the Call of Duty franchise. Despite the fact that developer Treyarch has been creating Call of Duty games...