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Tastemaker: Elysia Izquierdo

Tastemaker: Elysia Izquierdo

Denver hair stylist Elysia Izquierdo grew up with cosmetology rooted in her family tree. Her mom and aunts did hair, and her grandma did nails, so it wasn’t uncommon for Izquierdo to bounce from salon to salon like a child might bounce from playground to playground. “If I wasn’t at my mom’s salon, I was […]

Denver Health Doula Program: Bringing bliss to birth

Denver Health Doula Program: Bringing bliss to birth

I partake in the nesting and the apprehension, though I am not the mother bearing ripened fruit… I am merely a shadow, a backdrop, a soft hand appreciating the curvature of her rosy flesh… I am a welcoming sigh as the stirring slips into something more, something poetic and sure… Laboring is an art form… […]

Sanctuary story: Felipe

Sanctuary story: Felipe

In a recent YouTube video message, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said, “If being a sanctuary city means that we value taking care of one another, and welcoming refugees and immigrants, then I welcome the title.”  What does it feel like to hold the title of “undocumented” in Denver? Here’s one man’s story. He stood there […]

Met Recipes: Scottish Shortbread

Met Recipes: Scottish Shortbread

Thanksgiving is only a few days away and this holiday season the Met Media staff wants to share some of our favorite recipes with you! This delicious recipe from Met Media assistant director Ronan O’Shea makes for a perfect addition to your dessert offerings. Compliment traditional pies, cakes and ice cream with this unique Scottish Shortbread […]

“The Dinner” loses morality while gaining calories

Violence. Murder. Deception. Love. In “The Dinner,” Herman Koch explores just how far a parent will go to protect their child. Originally published in the Netherlands in 2009, the novel was then translated into English and released Feb. 13. Set in a high-end restaurant, two Dutch brothers and their wives chit-chat over a five-course meal. […]

Yesterdays

An orange leaf drifted into Joshua’s opened guitar case in front of an alley along Denver’s 16th street mall. He watched it land gracefully among some crumpled dollar bills and coins that passing pedestrians had dropped in the case while he played his bright red acoustic guitar. Joshua stood with one knee bent against the […]