About Jim Wills

Jim has been fortunate enough to work most of his life as a professional photographer and writer. Having honed his photographic eye with such companies as Disney, Westword, Ultimate Electronics, Land Rover and others, Jim shifted his attention to publishing. His writing has been seen locally in The Boulder Weekly, LoDo Magazine and DeVelo Magazine. With a driving need to help Colorado artists find a voice, Jim decided to publish CRAVE Magazine. Destined to be the go to information source of the Colorado artistic community, Jim hopes to help open doors for not only aspiring and established artists, but for the contributors who help create content as well as the advertising partners who help make CRAVE Magazine possible.

Aiko Pops Will Chill Your Summer Heatwave

words/photos: Jim Wills The oppressive heat of summer is upon us and we Front Range dwellers have lots of options when it comes to dialing back our internal thermostats. A dip in a pool or local reservoir may do the trick. Or stop on in at any of the ever-growing rocky mountain tap rooms and get a cold one. The myriad of ice cream and

December 2015 ITgirl: Lauren Boyd

words: Jim Wills You've been patient and the time is finally arrived. At long last, we are very proud to present our final ITgirl for 2015, fashionista extraordinaire Lauren Boyd. Being a professional model is in many ways similar to being a professional athlete. Much success can be gained over a very short career. Then, after a few years at the top of your game it's

Theatre Review: Dog Sees God at Bug Theatre

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead words: Jim Wills This play, written in 2004 by Bert V. Royal, is one of the best teenage drama stories of it’s time. Not because it breaks any new ground in the life of a teenager, but because it presents these topics so brilliantly, and with characters that most of us are very familiar, in fact we

September 2015 ITgirl: Bethany Johnson

words: Jim Wills Finding oneself is often a task that takes years and years to master. Our September ITgirl may still be looking. Looking to grow, looking to see the world and looking to become the best version of herself possible. Bethany Johnson was born and raised in Brigham City, Utah in a large Mormon family with ten siblings. Being the youngest

The Art of John Lennon

Yoko Ono talks with CRAVE Magazine in an exclusive interview words: Jim Wills With a message of peace, love and fellowship, “The Art of John Lennon” comes to Denver. It has been 35 years since Lennon’s assassination on December 8, 1980. This year also marks his 75th birthday. The Artwork of John Lennon exhibition has traveled the world for the past 20 years and this year

Getting the Shot

words: Jim Wills  •  image: Daria Rae What do you do when you suddenly have a burst of inspiration? When the perfect shot comes into view? What do you do when you don't have your camera with you? Well, as any seasoned photographer would tell you, "That was your first mistake. You never leave home without your camera in hand!" Being a professional photographer for

Two Rooms – Love, Loss and Terrorism

The Ripple Effect Theatre Company gets intimate at The Bakery Lee Blessing’s Two Rooms is a heart-wrenching story as poignant today as when it was written 25 years ago. The theatre space at The Bakery provides a perfect setting for director Brandon Palmer’s understated take on a play which speaks to our modern times with a voice as loud any full theatrical ensemble. The play

Waiting for Godot – The Review

If film legends Stanley Kubrick and Woody Allen got together and had a child and that child wrote a play, it would be Waiting for Godot, the dark comedy written by Irish postmodernist playwright Samuel Beckett. This twisted, surreal, intellectual, bizarre tale made its opening night premier as the inaugural show at the new Ripple Effect Theatre Company this past Friday (9/12). Presented in the

Denver’s Midnite Martini is Crowned the Queen of Burlesque

With roots in dance and aerial Colorado’s very own Midnite Martini took over the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender showcase recently to win the title of Queen of Burlesque. Described as the Miss America of Burlesque, the event takes place annually in June in Las Vegas and attracts performers from around the world. The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend is a fundraising event held every

Hanna Ranch at the Sie Film Center

Hanna Ranch is a feature length documentary focused on the life of cattleman Kirk Hanna and his struggle to protect the ranching way of life in Colorado. A true rancher from birth, Hanna championed what became the environmental ranching movement with a mission to conduct responsible and sustainable ranching methods. He fervently fought to protect the West from misuse and invading developers. Hanna was featured

Making a CRAVE Cover

As artists, we draw our inspiration from many different sources. My inspiration for the cover image came from a Harper’s Bazaar feature and their special cover of the May 2011 U.K. edition. That magazine featured Kate Moss paying tribute to the late Alexander McQueen in a dress he designed that she originally wore in a hologram at his Fall/Winter 2006 Paris Fashion Week Show. The

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