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Josiah M. Hesse

Denver’s Van Gogh exhibit is must-see

The untamed life of Vincent van Gogh – with its madness, romance, malnourishment and incessant inspiration – practically created the stereotype of the starving artist. Paintings like The Starry Night and Wheatfield with Crows challenged both the eye and the mind, with influence beyond the art world. ...

Creative Eros: The generative power of sexuality in art

Whether it’s Da Vinci and Michelangelo expressing homoeroticism through religious paintings, or Robert Mapplethorpe forcing the public to define their fears, art has always been the canal of human expression for all things wonderful and horrible, sex being the river that flows through it. ...

Conversations with anti-gay Denver Pride protesters

While the LGBT scene has gone through many cultural and political changes over the decades, the message of these homophobic haters has remained stubbornly consistent: Turn away from your sinful lifestyle immediately, less God bring Hellfire down on you, and possibly the rest of us....

Travel: Dionysian discoveries in Sitges, Spain

When I arrived it was cold and grey, with most shops closed and only a few smattering of people walking down the street. Looking for some sign of life, I headed to the beach, where impressively tan and sculpted Spanish men languished in immodest Speedos. ...

Josiah M. Hesse

Josiah Hesse writes music, feature interviews and news coverage for Out Front Colorado.