#78: Ken Arkind
Ken Arkind embodies what's important in the slam and performance poetry world: A literary poet, dedicated slam coach and microphone virtuoso both here and abroad, he lives and breathes the poet's life with an educator's focus. As much as he lives it, he's also interested in passing o ... More >>
Ever since the Harlem Shake snagged the Internet's attention, it seems that video after video of frat boys, Army officers and various mammals at Sea World wiggling uncontrollably to Baauer's dance track by the same name have been constantly appearing in our Facebook newsfeeds. If you've secretly des ... More >>
"The things we fear about poetry are the things that are good about poetry."
-- Jake Adam York
Those words inspired me as a dabbler in poems, though the genteel poet and educator Jake Adam York, who died unexpectedly yesterday of a stroke, couldn't have known that about me. And I'm sure he inspire ... More >>
The West Coast punks are pogoing into town this spring at MCA Denver, Gildar Gallery, the Colorado Photographic Arts Center and other locations, for a series of shows falling under the aegis of Search & Destroy. So-named for the San Francisco 'zine or the '70s), the ring of satellite shows will come ... More >>
They like us! They really like us!
Denver has long seemed like the Sally Field of cities, eager for any national recognition. And this past weekend, Denver got plenty, for everything from its beer to its beer-drinking governor....especially its beer-drinking governor.
Catalogue cover art, "Dale Chisman in Retrospect"
Dale Chisman, who died in 2008, was one of the most significant abstract painters to have ever worked in Colorado -- a roster that includes the likes of Vance Kirkland and Herbert Bayer. But Chisman wasn't just a great artist. He was also a gr ... More >>
Teal NippPete Marczyk (left) and Jimmy Cross meat the audience.It wasn't bloody, it wasn't smelly and it didn't attract flies.
But then, the bison had already been slaughtered and quartered at a Nebraska ranch, separated from its head, hide and organs and hung up to age for two weeks. Anythi ... More >>
When Adam Lerner moved to the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, he brought with him the fabulous Mixed Taste program he'd started at Belmar, which pairs lectures on two very different topics in a delicious culture clash.
Tonight's double dip, which starts with drinks at 6 p.m. and the even ... More >>
A display rack that featured card art by Mark Brandl.
As Michael Paglia reported in a blog published earlier today, all but one member of the Lab at Belmar's staff has been laid off in the wake of head Lab man Adam Lerner's appointment as new chief at MCA Denver. Nevertheless, the Lab faithful cont ... More >>
Photo by Chad FahnestockThe Pirate Signal wants to be heard.
Today in Backbeat Online:
• Over the Weekend: The Pirate Signal at the Marquis Theater.
• Over the Weekend: Cut Copy at the Bluebird Theater.
Today in Cafe Society:
• Aw, shucks: Jax kicks off oyster week in Denver.
• Kevin Taylo ... More >>