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Let's See If This Magic Dirt Works

(3) Comments | Posted March 7, 2012 | 11:04 AM

All pictures taken by Angora Holly Polo

New Mexico, the land of enchantment, is one giant alternative lifestyle slumming experiment (to an outsider). Especially Taos. With its rich cultural history (go to: the Taos...

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What You Can Expect at Denver Fashion Weekend - Spring 2012

(2) Comments | Posted March 1, 2012 | 2:08 PM

I have a tough time convincing my pals to come to fashion events in Denver because no one thinks they're fashionable enough. Yes, I know, we are in Denver, where rich people think True Religion and Ed Hardy are fashionable, but I have news for you: many of us feel...

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Mondo Guerra's All Star Auction at Beauty Bar

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2012 | 10:11 AM


If you haven't noticed, we're kinda big fans of Denver fashion designer Mondo Guerra, who has returned to Project Runway All Stars to take back the title of winner since he was robbed in Season...

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The Burlesque Class

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2012 | 10:18 AM

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Midnite Martini and Honey Touche. Photo by author.


I think every girl secretly wants to try burlesque. You get to strut around in rhinestones and red lipstick, winking and looking surprised as your undergarments just inexplicably keep falling to the floor. As...

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The Get Rich Bubble Bath

(3) Comments | Posted January 9, 2012 | 1:52 PM

Times are tight, even at the Manor. Last week we had to sell our second pool, and Alistaire's best gay Dirk wouldn't stop crying, it was totally embarrassing. I decided I couldn't bear to see the lil guy like that. I needed to get out there and earn...

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Mondo Guerra Talks Project Runway All Stars, Season 8, And Beauty Bar

(6) Comments | Posted January 4, 2012 | 2:12 PM

The Project Runway All Stars season premieres this Thursday (January 5th).  I'm working on a theory that my favorite designer Mondo Guerra has won. Let me know what you think. Reasons are as follows:

1.) He...

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Two Psychic Readings in One Hour

(6) Comments | Posted December 7, 2011 | 1:50 PM

I've always wanted to get a psychic reading, but I've held off because I'm petrified of self-fulfilling prophecies. I don't want to freewheel off into some wackadoo self-fulfilling prophecy if it's the wrong one! I want to self-fulfill the shit out of the right one, because it's easier to swim with...

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The Bath House

(1) Comments | Posted November 29, 2011 | 4:55 PM

Written by Belle von Bonaventure de Bacon and Angora Holly Polo. For more Alternative Lifestyle Slumming, visit The Donnybrook Writing Academy.

The most important day in every young girl's life is the day someone takes her to the bath house. You might think Angora...

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The Ninja Class

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2011 | 11:00 AM

This column, Alternative Lifestyle Slumming, is about trying different ways of life that are foreign to me; and when it comes to a life I'm unfamiliar with, it's that of a ninja. I'm wimpy. I'm undisciplined. I tip...

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The Turin Horse (A Torinói Ló)

(3) Comments | Posted November 9, 2011 | 12:39 PM

This film was viewed at the 34th Starz Denver Film Fest, which is still going on - you should GO! Check out Donnybrook's ongoing coverage HERE.

The Turin Horse is like a caricature of the "film festival film": Beautifully-made. Desolate. Hungarian. Nihilistic. Obscurely tied to Nietzsche....

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How to Do Starz Denver Film Fest This Year

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2011 | 6:31 PM

Ah, the festival. For such a festive, joyful word, it can be a chaotic undertaking to decide which films to see; but Donnybrook's providing you with expert help.  

The totally famous music video maker Richard Karpala (MTV's John Norris liked his music video for...

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Denver Does CBGB's: SAUNA on Richard Hell & the Voidoids

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2011 | 1:07 PM

This October 29th, Denver bands are bringing the Hi-Dive back to CBGB's in the mid-seventies, as they're covering iconic bands that played the legendary venue. The lineup includes Wire Faces as Television, Accordion Crimes as Blondie, Kissing Party as The Ramones, SAUNA as Richard Hell and the Voidoids, and Hindershot...

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Denver Does CBGB's: Accordion Crimes on Blondie

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2011 | 1:51 PM

This October 29th, Denver bands are bringing the Hi-Dive back to CBGB's in the mid-seventies, as they're covering iconic bands that played the legendary venue. The lineup includes Wire Faces as Television, Accordion Crimes as Blondie, Kissing Party as The Ramones, SAUNA as Richard Hell and the Voidoids, and Hindershot...

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Denver Does CBGB's: Hindershot on Talking Heads

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2011 | 11:12 AM

This October 29th, Denver bands are bringing the Hi-Dive back to CBGB's in the mid-seventies, as they're covering iconic bands that played the legendary venue. The lineup includes local bands Wire Faces as Television, Accordion Crimes as Blondie, Kissing Party as The Ramones, SAUNA as Richard Hell and the Voidoids,...

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Snobs in Hippieville: Our Guide to the 38th Telluride Bluegrass Festival

(10) Comments | Posted June 3, 2011 | 6:27 PM

Music festivals are much like the Boy Scouts in that it's very important to be prepared. Being virgins to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival June 16th-19th, here's how representatives from the Donnybrook Writing Academy have prepared ourselves:

1.) Angora scored several frilly frocks from a clothing...

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"My First Band" Compilation -- Fun for Denver Music Guys and Chicks

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2011 | 12:07 PM

Eric Peterson (formerly of Houses, Old Radio, etc.) is putting out a compilation with that guy who just won Denver's Best Music Blog, Tim Weilert. And while Something Like Sound is no more, looks like Tim (and Eric) are still full of good ideas. This is a...

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So, What's This Denver Music Summit All About?

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2010 | 1:22 PM

Having a music career is like choosing to have multiple-personality disorder. You have your creative hippie guy personality making music every day; you have the strict music teacher telling you to practice every day; you have your social butterfly dude telling everyone about your next show; and you have your...

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Starz Film Fest Insider's Guide: Battle for the Boot

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2010 | 12:50 PM

Donnybrook reviewed films playing the Starz Denver Film Festival this week on a 100 star system. Why? Because our opinion counts 20 times more than most peoples'. Today we review this rowdy local darling of the film fest, Battle for the Boot.

Battle for the Boot: 80...

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Starz Film Fest Insider's Guide: Barbershop Punk

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2010 | 12:32 PM

Donnybrook reviewed films playing the Starz Denver Film Festival this week on a 100 star system. Why? Because our opinion counts 20 times more than most peoples'. Today we reviewed the new documentary on the uber-important topic of freedom of information in the digital age.

Barbershop Punk: 88.25...

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Red Carpet Royalty: Starz Denver Film Fest Footage from Fritz Godard

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2010 | 4:16 PM

At the 33rd Starz Denver Film Festival, filmmaker and Donnybrook film editor Fritz Godard hit the red carpets with his trusty correspondent Rachel, interviewing filmmakers and stars alike about their films playing the fest.

From Fritz: In the viddy we interview Harvey Dent, who's taking a...

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