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Book review: The 'real' West Side

Book review: The 'real' West Side

BEFORE HE gets down to business in his latest piece-by-piece, neighborhood-focused history of Denver, author Phil Goodstein finds it necessary to explain what specific area he’s concentrating on.

Unlike many area Jews, for whom the term “West Side” conjures nostalgic, mostly 20th century memories of a heimische neighborhood along West Colfax, Goodstein employs even older terminology. The West Denver that is the subject of this book dates back to the city’s earliest days, when a merger between Denver City and Auraria led to the christening of the former town as “East Denver” while the latter was termed “West Denver.”

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 December 2015 15:55 )

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Jerry Seinfeld tours Israel for the first time

Jerry Seinfeld tours Israel for the first timeIN AN episode from Jerry Seinfeld’s latest creation, a web series called “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” Mel Brooks is eating pastrami in Carl Reiner’s living room and retelling old jokes: “Guy gets hit by a car, little Jewish man, his friend says: ‘Get a pillow! Do something! Put it under his head! All right. Are you comfortable?’ And the guy says: ‘I make a living . . . ’” Laugh out loud — because that is what you do whenever Seinfeld opens his 61-year-old witty mout...
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Gift Guide: Alice Borodkin publishes memoir

Gift Guide: Alice Borodkin publishes memoir CHANUKAH EDITION 5776SECTION D PAGE 5 WHEN I was nine, I took dance classes four times a week and danced in the St. Louis Civic Ballet. It was exciting but exhausting. Then there were piano lessons with Mrs. Evans on Delmar, a claustrophobic space that gave me migraines. I also dived on the swimming team. My graceful form and pointed toes drew oohs and ahs until I began repeatedly — intentionally? — scraping my body on the board on my way down. And I wrote, late into the evenings. Writi...

Last Updated ( Friday, 04 December 2015 08:48 )

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Happy Chanukah! IJN Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest Winners 2015

Happy Chanukah! IJN Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest Winners 2015CHANUKAH SECTION 5776 Creativity, color, content! This year’s crop of entries was particularly interesting, with young artists using crayons, markers, water colors, tempera paints, fabrics, metallic materials, beads and many more inventive media — even an old phonebook — to create their expression of Chanukah. Entries came from many cities in Colorado: Denver, Aurora, Boulder, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Englewood, Erie, Evergreen, Fort Collins, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch,...

Last Updated ( Friday, 04 December 2015 08:49 )

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Aly Raisman has tough road to Rio

Aly Raisman has tough road to RioGLASGOW — Once the music started playing — not the “Hava Nagila” tune that made her the Jewish poster child of the London Games, but something equally folksy — Aly Raisman tumbled right out of bounds. On her first bit of gymnastics at her comeback World Championships here last month, she had quickly incurred a major setback. This was certainly not how the 21-year-old defending Olympic champion on floor exercise saw the start of her first World Championships in over four years....
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