Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, whose art often deals with environmental themes, has been on a mission to purge herself of oil-based materials. But boycotting oil is next to impossible. Next May, Murphy plans to leave her massive Five Points studio behind and embark on a cross-country journey in a tiny home (s ... More >>
Forty years ago, bombs exploded in Boulder, killing six Chicano activists. Their deaths are still shrouded in mystery: Who killed them and why? Were they plotting a bombing? Did the police and FBI entrap them? Were they murdered? Su Teatro's Tony Garcia has written Cuarenta y Ocho, a play that explo ... More >>
On Thursday, January 30, Westword's second annual Whiteout will fill the McNichols Building with fashion, live music, specialty vendors and classic cocktails. We've been profiling many of the designers who will be featured in the runway show; producer and creative director Jenny Baker-Strasburg rece ... More >>
The death of author Ray Bradbury this week touched millions of readers worldwide. But it had very personal significance to Colorado Springs' Barry Hoffman, who first made contact with Bradbury around a quarter-century ago, published limited editions of his work on his Springs-based Gauntlet Press im ... More >>
"Why wouldn't they want to keep me around?"With so many quarterbacks clogging up the Denver Broncos' roster, it's only natural that trade rumors would surface about 2009 starter Kyle Orton. After all, bringing in two more QBs -- Brady Quinn and Tim Tebow -- during the off-season hardly quali ... More >>
Not surprisingly, the leader of Elvis Perkins in Dearland (a band headlining the hi-dive on Friday, May 8) is none other than Elvis Perkins, a singer-songwriter of uncommon depth and gravitas. Find out for yourself by reading the following Q&A, conducted for the Westword feature "Elvis Perkins Tries ... More >>
Cocoa Pebbles Post Rating: Three spoons out of four Cereal description: Rice cereal that doesn't look anything like rice. Instead of retaining a kernel-like shape, as does the stuff that snaps, crackles and pops, Cocoa Pebbles features grain that seems to have been imploded -- a process that transf ... More >>
Cap'n Crunch's Treasure Hunt Crunch Quaker Oats Rating: Three spoons out of four Cereal description: The majority of the cereal consists of the building blocks (and they really do look like blocks) of the Cap'n Crunch brand: puffy yellow squares of delectability made from corn and oat flour. They'r ... More >>
The Denver Art Museum's film series, which has provided area film buffs with a wonderful opportunity to see classic cinema on the big screen for over a decade, is dead. DAM film curator Tom Delapa, who took on the film programming role in 1998 and joined the curatorial staff in 2004, confirms that h ... More >>
Saturday, June 16
Brief reviews of current shows
Brief reviews of current shows
It was a dark and stormy night…
With Hitchcock in its rear window, this bland voyeur thriller does its best not to perturb(ia).
De Niro takes a loooong, sloooow look at the history of the CIA.
At least one out of every five Colorado prisoners is mentally ill -- some violent, some undetected or untreated. How did the Big House become the Bug House?
Wes Craven takes a cue from Hitchcock aboard the Red Eye.
Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.
A darkly comic meditation on love and suicide is full of surprises.
Derby fantasies stand on the spindly legs of a colt at CSU.
In The Dancer Upstairs, Bardem is the calm amid the political storm.
Troma's Lloyd Kaufman has guts, all over the floor.
Blending free jazz with film lore, Sex Mob reworks old James Bond soundtracks for a sound that's shaken and stirred.
Once more, a man calls upon the troops to save The Alamo, before it's gone forever.
Four years after his baptism by fire, mystical troubadour Jim White returns with a batch of sacrificial “hick-hop.”
Finding Forrester tries to get it right.
Aronofsky's followup to ¼ is a brutal personal movie about the horrors of drug addiction.
Marvel's mutants are a modest squad of dullards in this frustrating adaptation.
Woo's follow-up film runs on Cruise control.
Jim Lambert won the lottery, but that’s not the only way he strikes it rich.
DRIBBLES AND BITS AND BITS AND BITS.
DRIVE LIKE JEHU TRIES TO STEER OUT OF THE SHADOW OF ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT.