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  • Piper is a graphic novel written by the acclaimed authors, Jay Asher and Jessica Freeburg, and it tells the ancient story of the Pied Piper. It follows the story of a deaf girl named Maggie who lives in a rat-infested village, Hameln, in the midst of the German countryside. She is chastised by the townspeople for her disability, and spends her time daydreaming about true love. Meanwhile, she is plagued with fearful memories of her past and deals with her own present pains. Yet one day as she is completing the normal of her life, a stranger walks into the town, whistling an eerie tune. Immediately after his arrival, the town gossips have plagued his character with judgemental rumors and sacrilegious reverence for his dark magical powers. As Maggie’s relationship with this stranger deepens not only does her admiration for him grow, but she also realizes an inner darkness that he hides.

  • Tattered Cover Bookstore’s, annual Teen Book Con, was alive with excited teens and smiling authors. This year, there were 24 authors from around the country, each writing wholly different genres from romance to adventure stories. Yet each of these authors has one thing in common: their passion for writing and their happiness to discuss all the trials, tribulations and joys of being a writer.

  • Paris in the 1860’s was a hostile place for women artists. During the age of Impressionism, countless women artists were under-credited and their work forgotten by the competitive eyes of a male dominated society. It is in the new exhibit curated by the Denver Art Museum entitled Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism that the masterpieces of these seemingly forgotten women are showcased and their intricate stories are brought to light.

  • The Lego Batman Movie is a light hearted romp with a touching deeper meaning and a hilarious adventure. Starting quite satirically, the whole movie is a laugh riot of quick paced humor.

  • Doctor Strange is by far one of the more strange things that has been created recently.

  • The Denver Zoo recently introduced four new ‘cubs’ to their Predator Ridge exhibit. Born on May 17 2015, the four brothers Kito (meaning jewel), Bahati (meaning lucky), Usiku (meaning night), and Jasiri (meaning adventurous) have caused newfound excitement to sprout within the zoo. “They're kind of like the second generation of Predator Ridge,” Hollie Colahan, Vice President of Animal Care says, “The cats that we opened this exhibit with over ten years ago are gone and now we have this new group.”

  • Alice has grown up. But after meddling with time and encountering many things from Wonderland’s past, will she be able to part with her childhood and Wonderland?

  • Author and activist, Richard Louv, has grown up writing about nature, from his first article published in the town paper when he was 13 to nine published books, he has raised much awareness on, ‘Nature Deficit Disorder’, which is becoming a seemingly common diagnosis for many kids around the world.

  • Jonathan Jaramillo, 11, is an aspiring dancer that recently had the life-changing opportunity of dancing back-up for Justin Bieber at one of his concerts that was part of the ‘Purpose’ tour.

  • Poetry (n) the art of rhythmical composition, written or spoken, for exciting pleasure by beautiful, imaginative, or elevated thoughts (dictionary.com).

  • In Buzz Aldrin’s new book, Welcome to Mars: Making A Home on the Red Planet, there is valuable information related to creating your ho

  • On July 16 1969, a giant rocket, the Apollo 11, was launched into space. In the rocket three men; Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, rode to change history.

  • Taking place in Hillsborough, Vermont, Mimi Oliver feels out of place. Everyone is acting as if she is from an alien planet and all that she wants to do is join wood shop and compete in the annual “Science Groove”. 

  • Recently, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) has opened a new exhibit with an old artist. Featuring Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, an artist once renowned for his beautiful and truly unique style, Castiglione: Lost Genius will be showcased on August 9th through November 8th 2015. 

  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma, written by Michael Pollan, explores the ways America’s food is produced and consumed. Beginning with the once simple question of “What’s for dinner?” readers learn about the importance of corn in the industrial food chain, what the true meaning of organic is, and the dying art of hunting and gathering.

  • Television host and biologist, Jeff Corwin recently spoke at The Amazing Adventures Travel and Recreation Expo and had some inspiring things to say. 

  • When someone thinks of a service dog they usually picture a police or seeing eye-dog, but one canine that is out of the picture is the loveable and courageous hearing dog. 

  • How would you feel about having Steven Spielberg for a boss? Or working with famous Hollywood actors constantly? Well DreamWorks director Tim Johnson gets that opportunity every day.

  • In the new DreamWorks film, Home, directed by Tim Johnson (director of Over the Hedge) you find yourself justifying what home really is.

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