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The daily rituals of artists and how to improve your own routine

Sep 2 2016
“One’s daily routine is a choice, or a whole series of choices. In the right hands it can be a finely calibrated mechanism for taking advantage of a range of limited resources: time, willpower, self-discipline, optimism. A solid routine fosters a well-worn groove for one’s mental energies and helps...

Old movies through new eyes (Part II)

Aug 25 2016
When two cinephiles realize they’re in the company of a fellow addict, it’s hard to shut them up. They compare favorite movies, quote lines of dialogue, reenact scenes. And then the moment invariably comes when one is forced to admit having not seen a particular movie; he’s been meaning to, he just...

Old movies through new eyes (Part I)

Aug 25 2016
When two cinephiles realize they’re in the company of a fellow addict, it’s hard to shut them up. They compare favorite movies, quote lines of dialogue, reenact scenes. And then the moment invariably comes when one is forced to admit having not seen a particular movie; he’s been meaning to, he just...

Spend the night at LA Theatre Works

Jul 15 2016
For the last 25 years, L.A. Theatre Works has been transforming stage plays into works of “audio theatre.” Accompanied by music and sound effects, actors record their parts in a studio or in front of a live audience. In effect, L.A. Theatre Works has...

Resources for tiny-house living

Jul 12 2016
One of the biggest housing trends in Colorado is not actually big, but small. In fact, tiny. With the promise of more freedom, greater mobility and less expense, tiny houses are becoming increasingly popular for those who are looking to play more and work less. And since Colorado is essentially a...

Utopia or dystopia? 5 great novels about future society

Jul 11 2016
Collapsing nations. Corrupted governments. Ruthless leaders. Separation. The worst part about all of these things? They usually occur in societies that seem nearly perfect. Some of the greatest books today center around different utopias, places that are flawless, and dystopias, their opposites....

The quietly haunting drama of '45 Years'

Jul 8 2016
You can never truly know another person’s interior life, and once a suggestion has been planted in your brain, whether it be fact or fiction, it cannot be unthought. These are the deep ponderings of...

Summer reads for tweens

Jul 7 2016
Finding the right book is always a challenge, especially if you’re a tween trying to find a good, fun read. With the lazy days of summer come books, so why not try these light reads for all ages?...

Movies to watch with the AC on

Jun 27 2016
Try to think of the last movie you saw where you noticed the weather. Now, of those films, try to remember if any of them actually made you feel the weather. Plenty of movies depict whirling hurricanes or thrashing tornadoes, but that’s not quite the same thing as being convinced that the sun up on...

Anythink LIVE! teen music contest: Vote for your favorite act

Jun 22 2016
Update: Voting for Anythink LIVE! is now closed. Thanks to everyone who voted! From solo piano virtuosos to punk rock bands, we received a multitude of entries for the 2016 edition of Anythink LIVE!, a district-wide music contest just for teens. We’ve sorted through all of the submissions, and our...

Summer of the road trip

Jun 22 2016
The open road is whispering your name. Can you hear it? The humming quickly becomes a roar as the first official day of summer approaches. What better excuse to bring the family together, explore and learn than the infinite possibilities of a road trip. Whether you are planning a relaxing Rocky...

'Little Girl Blue' beats a Janis Joplin biopic

Jun 16 2016
When Janis Joplin died on Oct. 4, 1970, at the age of 27, she had only been in the public consciousness for three years. As lead singer of...

Revisiting 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang'

Jun 16 2016
If you’ve seen the recently released film The Nice Guys, you were treated to a clever, funny, and offbeat tale of a couple of sad sacks (one a hired enforcer, the...

Poetry is an invitation: R.S.V.P.

Jun 13 2016
Poetry is a handful of silver coins, shaken and shivering, clink clicking. Prose is a paper bill, less inviting to the senses, in the other hand. Poetry asks for you to be present, aware of your senses and alert to meaning. It calls for you to hear its rhymes, feel its rhythms, and converse with...

UPDATE – Anythink & Great Divide Brewing: Vote for your favorite literary-inspired brew

Jun 6 2016
Update: Thank you to everyone who voted at during the June 10 Backyard Concert Series. Your votes not only helped determine which literary-inspired beer will be brewed by Great Divide, they also helped raise money for...

6 documentaries worth streaming right now

Jun 3 2016
So what exactly is all the hoopla about? It’s about 24/7 instant streaming access to movies, music, books and more for free. Yep, free! Click here to create a hoopla digital account – all...

The greatest game ever invented

Jun 3 2016
Americans have played professional baseball for nearly 150 years. Amateur and informal versions of the game have existed for even longer. Baseball is more than just a game, though, and its reach extends far beyond the field. Baseball permeates our language with a frequency to rival Shakespeare;...

Denver Comic Con 2016 giveaway: How to enter for your chance to win tickets

May 31 2016
Grab your capes, superheroes. Anythink is celebrating Denver Comic Con again this year, and we'll be giving away passes to some lucky Anythinkers.  Here's how you can enter for a chance to win:  Visit your local Anythink between May 31 and June 8 and fill out an entry form. We'll draw two winners...

Catch up on a legendary 'Feud'

May 26 2016
It was recently announced that prolific TV producer Ryan Murphy (...

Kick off summer with cute, contemporary reads

May 19 2016
Summer has finally arrived and school is almost out. We all know what this means... more reading time! With that said, it's always nice to have a To-Be-Read (TBR) pile nearby so that you never run out of reads when they are desperately needed. Summer is notorious for having the perfect weather for...