Arts & Life

1:27pm

Wed January 18, 2012
Around the Nation

The Oscars Of Livestock In The Mile High City

Originally published on Wed January 18, 2012 5:27 pm

Reece Aglin drove 700 miles from Circle, Mont., to show his purebred shorthorn.
Kirk Siegler KUNC

The single largest cattle show in the United States, the National Western Stock Show, is now under way in Denver. Fans roar overhead, keeping the air cool and the odors at bay, as Jeanette Fuller spiffs up her Black Angus — with product.

"High-strength hairspray, basically, just trying to get the hair to accentuate the good things about her and kind of cover up the bad things about her," Fuller says.

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5:00am

Wed January 18, 2012
Stock Show

Audio Postcard: National Western Stock Show

Neil Thompson, of Stillwater, OK, spiffs up his heifer ahead of a competition.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

The single largest cattle show in the United States continues this week in Denver. The National Western Stock Show is now in its 106th year.

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8:42pm

Tue January 17, 2012
Arts & Culture

Shows Like American Idol Introduce Young Colorado Men To Barbershop Quartet Singing

Young men are turing to barbershop quartet singing due, in part, to shows like American Idol.
humbert15 Flickr. (CC)

With shows like American Idol bringing a major increase in revenue dollars for TV networks, there’s an old American musical art form which is also seeing an increase in popularity with a younger audience across the country, and right here in Colorado.

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12:24pm

Tue January 17, 2012
The Salt

Does The Queen of Unhealthy Eating Have To Eat Her Words?

Originally published on Tue January 17, 2012 1:25 pm

Paula Deen tells Today show co-host Al Roker that she has Type 2 diabetes.
Peter Kramer ASSOCIATED PRESS

There were hints that all was not well in Paula Deen's Southern-fried world. Last November, when NPR correspondent Allison Aubrey asked Deen if she'd ever do healthier versions of her greasy, sugar-laden fare, Deen said: "As I age, and get older and I get 'different things' that I have to battle physically — it may, you know, resonate closer to home for me."

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1:39pm

Mon January 16, 2012
Three Books...

Rebel Memoirs: Three Confessions From The Edge

istockphoto.com

These days, memoirs are often the target of contempt. A scathing slam in New York Times Book Review this year inveighed against "oversharing"; and in the New Yorker, the memoirist was likened to "a drunken guest at a wedding... motivated by an overpowering need to be the center of attention." If the narrative deals with socially unacceptable matters like abuse, addiction, family dysfunction, or even poverty, the scorn gets even thicker.

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