The Denver Comic Con and Literacy Conference takes place at the Colorado Convention Center from June 13-15, 2014. The three-day pop culture convention features comics along with sci-fi and fantasy TV shows, movies, Japanese Animation, cosplay, toys, gaming and panel presentations. Celebrities and artists from film and television will also make appearances.
Photojournalist Louie Palu covered the war in Afghanistan from Kandahar, the country’s southern capital, from 2006 to 2010. He is currently using that footage to produce a long form documentary, Kandahar Journals. Palu describes the film as “a first hand account of how the war unraveled in the birthplace of the Taliban. At first it was a history project that followed key events, then it transformed into a personal journey exploring loss from the view of a photographer.”
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Students attended the Bear Grylls survival school at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. (Photos by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post)
Photos: D-Day in Color, Photographs from the Normandy Invasion
Original color photographs of the D-Day invasion of Normandy during World War II. From British and American soldiers preparing for the invasion in England to German prisoners being marched through the streets after France’s liberation, these images are some of the only color photographs taken during the war. This set of photographs is primarily from the German Galerie Bilderwelt, part of Getty Image’s exclusive Hulton Archive collection.
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The Denver Botanic Gardens continues preparations for the opening of the outdoor exhibition of artwork by artist Dale Chihuly. Chihuly’s design and installation team from Seattle, Wash. are on hand this week at the Gardens, installing the glass sculptures ranging in size, form, and color across the 24-acre property. The exhibit officially opens to the public on June 14, 2014 and runs through November 30. Photo by Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post.
Karen Diamond sits next to her mannequin that demonstrates the P-Mate, a disposable female hygiene product that allows women to urinate standing up, as she waits with others to tryout for the ABC reality show Shark Tank, May 30, 2014. Diamond watches as a dog pees on her display. The dog, Shadow, and his owner Ben Handwerker were also outside Infinity Park Event Center in Glendale waiting to do their 1-minute pitches to get on the reality show. Photo by RJ Sangosti @rjsangosti #p-mate
APR 12 1986 - Rok’s surrogate mother, Dottie Kreider, says that she has yet to tire of his childlike antics and the great amount of time that he requires of her. When they get into the van to drive home from the zoo at night he likes to play “Mario Andretti” and she sometimes wonders if she will get pulled over for not having her “child” restrained. (Photo by Dennis Chamberlin/The Denver Post) #tbt #throwback #throwbackthursday #tbthursday #monkey #marioandretti #monkeydrivesacar #babymonkey #dpthrowback
DEC 15 1969 - Ft. Carson Troops Treat Whittier Pupils - David Bennett, 11, a sixth grader at Whittier School, tries on an Army helmet under the watchful eye of Sgt. Timothy Riley, center. David was one of 39 Whittier pupils treated to a tour Monday of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at Colorado Springs by members of the Ft. Carson Honor Guard detachment at Fitzsimons General Hospital, Aurora. The youngsters also were slated to eat in a mess hall. (Duane Howell/The Denver Post) #tbt #throwback #throwbackthursday #tbthursday #dpthrowback #ftcarson #cheyannemountainzoo #bw #whittierschool
(AP) Vice President Joe Biden spoke to about 1,000 Air Force Academy cadets at this year’s graduation ceremony. The cadets were commissioned as second lieutenants at the end of the ceremony, which got underway Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the school in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Photos by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post.
An estimated 50,000 participants took place in Colorado’s Bolder Boulder 10K on Monday, May 26, 2014. With an estimated 30,000 spectators, the race has become one of the largest in the world in a city of 100,000. Photos by Lindsay Pierce/ The Denver Post.