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2005 Stories by Jerri Theil

Archives: 2005 | 2004
  • Fluffers

    published August 4, 2005

    FRI, 8/5 Most people in this country don't equate Canada with the word "exotic." But risqué Canadian dance troupe Fluffgirl... More >>

  • Racial Profiling

    published July 7, 2005

    WED, 7/13 "I was at a comedy club in the Midwest once where three black comics got put on back-to-back just as a fluke," remembers... More >>

  • Attell-All Show

    published June 23, 2005

    THURS, 6/23 Comic Dave Attell offers this philosophical stumper: "Which would you rather have: A butler, an ice sculpture of your own... More >>

  • Something in the Air

    published June 2, 2005

    FRI, 6/3 Cognoscenti in the early '90s openly referred to my air-hockey talent as "burgeoning," but a thug from Chicago abruptly... More >>

  • Mountaineers, Ho!

    published May 26, 2005

    FRI, 5/27 According to local lore, the Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride was born 27 years ago as an alternative to the more... More >>

  • Retro Rock Talk

    published May 26, 2005

    FRI, 5/27 It was the summer of '81. My best friend, Ron, had just graduated from high school; I'd tossed my cap the year before. We... More >>

  • Talking Shop

    published May 19, 2005

    Martinis and lemonade. It puts me in the mindset of cool, comfortable, sophisticated Lilly Pulitzer shifts or a summer breeze lifting the lace... More >>

  • The Simple Life

    published May 12, 2005

    FRI, 5/13 "My characters are really, really simply drawn," Todd Goldman says of his art. "Simply drawn" is putting it... More >>

  • Show de Toilette

    published May 12, 2005

    THURS, 5/12 Cherry Creek Shopping Center has pretty, posh potties. The lovely latrines that were once cited by the Chicago... More >>

  • Quiet!

    published May 5, 2005

    SAT, 5/7 Move over, brainiacs, new bookworms are taking over the library: metro-intellectuals. Offering experimental-film and... More >>

  • Star Date

    published April 28, 2005

    FRI, 4/29 Need to brush up on your Klingon? Have a hankerin' to gorge on Gagh? Then don your best Starfleet dress uniform, strap on... More >>

  • Dream Acres

    published April 21, 2005

    SAT, 4/23 The post-war brainchild of contractor-turned-designer Edward Hawkins, Englewood's Arapahoe Acres neighborhood has... More >>

  • Voices From the Past

    published April 7, 2005

    SUN, 4/10 Not even the best mix CD can compare with the musical diversity of singer and actress Sheryl Renee. A sample of her... More >>

  • The Cho-sen One

    published March 31, 2005

    "This show is political," Margaret Cho says of her new comedy act, Assassin, which she performs at the Buell Theatre on Thursday,... More >>

  • Arty Sciences

    published March 24, 2005

    MON, 3/28 "'Inchworm,' 1998 -- computers, aluminum, software, electronics, motors, 6 feet, autonomously mobile." "'I Like To Watch,'... More >>

  • Wonnerful, Wonnerful Welk

    published March 24, 2005

    THURS, 3/24 Saturday night at my grandma's house was always Welk night. Once a week, we would dress up in hats and furs and do the... More >>

  • Taking a Stand

    published March 10, 2005

    FRI, 3/11 Most of us dance to get to know someone a little better or maybe to burn a few calories. But the Speaking of Dance troupe... More >>

  • Fly by Nights

    published February 24, 2005

    FRI, 2/25 The lesser snow goose is an undependable fellow: Cruising the Western Central Flyway during migration, it makes one of its... More >>

  • From Russia, With Love

    published February 17, 2005

    Right off York Street and 14th Avenue, there's a portal to the Old World. I had to make it down some narrow stairs and through a maze of hallways,... More >>

  • Afghan Sound

    published February 17, 2005

    MON, 2/21 The war in Afghanistan introduced Americans to a dirt-poor country peopled by fundamentalist mullahs, warlords, persecuted... More >>

  • Brain Wash

    published January 27, 2005

    At first, the darkness was intimidating and the smell of ozone strong. My mind wouldn't slow down. Why, I kept asking myself, would a... More >>

  • To Your Welsh!

    published January 20, 2005

    SAT, 1/22 It so happened one year that I found myself in the seaside town of Swansea, Wales, two weeks before Christmas. A friend of... More >>

  • Band Company

    published January 13, 2005

    Three things you never want to hear coming from the stage at a local battle-of-the-bands contest (but invariably do): 1. "Hello, Denver!"... More >>

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