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2012 Stories by Josiah Hesse

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  • Loner of the Ring

    published December 27, 2012

    Just ask George Lucas or Peter Jackson, and they'll confirm that telling an epic three-part story is a lot of work — surely too much for one... More >>

  • Itchy-O Renews Itself

    published December 27, 2012

    Like an Appalachian tent revival performing a Day of the Dead ceremony in the year 2500, Itchy-O's live performances have become infamous for a... More >>

  • Let Kwanzaa Take You Back

    published December 27, 2012

    While the rest of the world will be looking ahead to 2013 on New Year's Eve, Slam Nuba will travel back three decades for its Kwanzaa... More >>

  • Doom with a View

    published December 20, 2012

    With predictions of doom dancing in his head, Kevin Larson has created a synthetic version of the apocalypse in Civic Center Park, portraying... More >>

  • It’s a Wonderful Play

    published December 20, 2012

    It's a Wonderful Life – quite possibly the ultimate in cinematic comfort food — is getting a makeover this year, and the new... More >>

  • Go to Hell

    published December 13, 2012

    Opening the curtain on its 39th year, Germinal Stage Denver begins the new season with a production of Don Juan in Hell, by George... More >>

  • A White Album Christmas

    published December 6, 2012

    Other than Christmas carols, there is probably no other collection of music that inspires an infectious sing-along more quickly than the Beatles... More >>

  • Lonesome Hero

    published November 29, 2012

    Sometimes overlooked by those chronicling the Beat Generation, Neal Cassady was the inspirational nucleus of what would become the counterculture... More >>

  • Santa, Baby

    published November 29, 2012

    Tired of all the carols, the shopping, the waiting in impossibly long lines for a picture with Santa? A refuge awaits at Comedy Works with... More >>

  • What the Hill?

    published November 22, 2012

    Whether through his walking tours of Capitol Hill or his numerous books on Denver history, if you've lived in the city for any period of time,... More >>

  • Joystick to the World

    published November 15, 2012

    “When you play a video game, you become that character, so the music kind of becomes the soundtrack to your life. That’s why so many... More >>

  • The State of 8

    published October 11, 2012

    Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Big Love, Milk, J. Edgar), one of the most recognizable names in the LGBT-rights movement,... More >>

  • Thee Dang Dangs

    published September 27, 2012

    Blatantly employing a familiar pronoun in their name, Thee Dang Dangs are not shy about revealing their influences. Their sound directly... More >>

  • Rock music has lost its ability to strike fear in 2012

    published September 27, 2012

    "I heard he had two ribs removed so he could suck his own penis." It was the winter of 1996, and Marilyn Manson was bringing his... More >>

  • Worlds Collide

    published September 27, 2012

    Because it's an island, Iceland has always been isolated from the bustle of the rest of Europe, a fact that allowed it to form its own cuisine and... More >>

  • Unleash Your Dog’s Desires

    published September 20, 2012

    Is your dog troubled? Does he bark incessantly, nip at guests or destroy prized possessions? Maybe he’s just bored. Fix that problem by... More >>

  • Cinemania

    published September 6, 2012

    As local filmmakers continue to give Colorado a cinematic identity, more events keep popping up to satisfy the local hunger for independent films.... More >>

  • option4

    published August 30, 2012

    Longtime Lipgloss DJ option4 brings his dance-floor creations to disc with this impressively strong collection of narcotic beats. A vital... More >>

  • Just for Kicks

    published August 23, 2012

    Now that the Olympics are over, we can get back to playing games designed for the unprofessional, uncoordinated athlete in all of us — like... More >>

  • Fun on the Run

    published August 23, 2012

    Over the past few years, this city’s comedy scene has been slowly siphoning fans away from the once-king-of-the-mountain music scene. But... More >>

  • Joy Subtraction

    published August 9, 2012

    It's not often that bass lines stand out as the featured instrumentation on an album, but here you'd swear the bass was recorded during a 9.0... More >>

  • The Stones Roll On

    published August 9, 2012

    Wanting to stay relevant in response to the DIY, class-conscious London punk scene, the Rolling Stones' 1978 U.S. tour was a bare-bones,... More >>

  • Bill Maher Goes Off

    published July 26, 2012

    “I secretly want Mitt Romney to win,” Bill Maher confessed in the “New Rules” segment of his HBO show Real... More >>

  • A Hard-Knock Life

    published June 21, 2012

    Following up on the overwhelming success of 2009’s Precious (the Hollywood adaptation of the dark novel Push), author Sapphire... More >>

  • Matchmaking Drama

    published May 10, 2012

    "One of my pet peeves is when playwrights and producers and directors don't give the audience credit for their intelligence. They don't think the... More >>

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