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  • Flick Pick

    published April 9, 2009

    Even the finest documentarians need great material — and filmmaker Kevin Rafferty’s got plenty of it in Harvard Beats Yale... More >>

  • Skills Like This

    published April 2, 2009

    Skills Like This, which makes its Boulder debut on Wednesday, April 8, prior to a run at Starz FilmCenter that begins April 17,... More >>

  • Bayside

    published April 2, 2009

    The latest fave rave among the suburban high school set is Punk Goes Pop, Volume 2, a compilation in which Warped Tour combos take on... More >>

  • The members of Los Campesinos! know how lucky they are

    published April 2, 2009

    The music scene is clogged with performers desperately seeking stardom. So does Los Campesinos! guitarist/songwriter Tom Campesinos! see any... More >>

  • Flick Pick

    published March 26, 2009

    Skills Like This, which makes its Boulder debut on Wednesday, April 8, prior to a run at Starz FilmCenter that begins April 17, is a... More >>

  • Flick Pick

    published March 26, 2009

    Ballerina, a documentary that premieres at Starz FilmCenter on Friday, March 27, may not be an especially daring piece of work, but... More >>

  • Ballerina at Starz

    published March 19, 2009

    Ballerina, a documentary that premieres at Starz FilmCenter on Friday, March 27, may not be an especially daring piece of work, but its... More >>

  • Channel 2 drops the deuce

    published March 19, 2009

    Rumors that Channel 2 would be rebranding itself as "The Deuce" brought out the inner thirteen-year-old boy in most people who heard them, and... More >>

  • Lady GaGa

    published March 19, 2009

    Joanne Germanotta, who goes by Lady GaGa, has the young Madge's shtick down cold. Note the Entertainment Weekly interview in which she... More >>

  • Blue Million Miles

    published March 19, 2009

    Scenesters regularly debate whether or not this fair city has ever produced a signature musical approach, as opposed to the kind associated... More >>

  • Flick Pick

    published March 19, 2009

    Shuttle opens on Friday, March 20, for what’s likely to be a token theatrical run in an advance of a DVD release — and... More >>

  • Munchkins, Movies & Music

    published March 12, 2009

    Obviously, movies are an important part of Munchkins, Movies & Music, a biweekly event whose third edition takes place on Friday morning... More >>

  • Efterklang

    published March 12, 2009

    The music made by the mad Danes in Efterklang on their most recent recording, 2007's Parades, invokes venerable imagery: hooded monks,... More >>

  • Necrotek

    published March 12, 2009

    Time to get nostalgic over '90s-era electro-industrial music yet? If so, James Geist, Necrotek's dark conjurer, is ready to capitalize. His... More >>

  • When it comes to production, the men of MSTRKRFT live up to their name

    published March 12, 2009

    One of the first production projects to team Alex Puodziukas and Jesse F. Keeler, who partner in the dance-music duo MSTRKRFT, was rejected... More >>

  • Flick Pick

    published March 12, 2009

    Obviously, movies are an important part of Munchkins, Movies & Music, a biweekly event whose third edition takes place on Friday morning at... More >>

  • High and Low at the Boulder Public Library

    published March 5, 2009

    Throughout his career, director Akira Kurosawa regularly brought his distinctively Eastern vision to Western cinematic elements, with... More >>

  • After the Rocky taps out, the Post acts like it won by a knockout

    published March 5, 2009

    The Saturday, February 28, edition of the Denver Post — the paper's first since the Rocky Mountain News put out its final... More >>

  • Miniature Tigers

    published March 5, 2009

    A performer can't work at exuding effortless charm. It's fortunate, then, that this quality comes naturally to Charlie Brand, lead singer of... More >>

  • The Broken West

    published March 5, 2009

    Bands from Los Angeles are typically thought to be slicker, trendier and more cravenly commercial than acts from less showbiz-oriented cities.... More >>

  • Soul Daddy

    published March 5, 2009

    Hip-hop is all about flow — and that's precisely what much of A Safe Place lacks. Granted, there are plenty of positive elements... More >>

  • ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead cuts its own path

    published March 5, 2009

    Rock history is marked by plenty of wrongheaded tour combinations — the most famous being Jimi Hendrix and the Monkees. But few can... More >>

  • Flick Pick

    published March 5, 2009

    Throughout his career, director Akira Kurosawa regularly brought his distinctively Eastern vision to Western cinematic elements, with fascinating... More >>

  • Donkey Punch at Starz FilmCenter

    published February 26, 2009

    Numerous reviews of Donkey Punch, an alternately glossy and loony thriller that debuts at Starz FilmCenter this week, have argued... More >>

  • Andrew Bird

    published February 26, 2009

    Appropriately enough, Noble Beast, the latest recording by Chicago's Andrew Bird (on tour with Loney, Dear), boasts some notably avian... More >>

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