Jackie Barry is making her mark on Denver, with whimsical art appearing on everything from menu boards at Denver Bicycle Cafe to custom beer glasses at Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew. A barista by day and artist by night, Barry came to Denver hoping to join the art community and also enjoy the Mile H ... More >>
It was the urgency of preserving art that inspired Anne Waldman's newest book. The visionary poet, activist, and co-founder of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University was working on transferring the school's collection of fragile tapes of performances by artists like John ... More >>
By Scott Foundas In his brief remarks before the first public screening of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Robert Redford praised the Sundance Institute's ongoing filmmaker development labs as "our core," noting that the festival itself was conceived "to create an audience for the filmmakers in ou ... More >>
Talk about a stash! Auraria Library contains a small but growing number of Colorado MMJ periodicals in a collection that could be the first of its kind in the country. But archivist Rosemary Evetts didn't have a sudden epiphany that she ought to start storing such publications for posterity -- the f ... More >>
There are more medical marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks locations in town -- and any number of publications that focus on the state's booming MMJ business. The Auraria Library has an archive of these publications, as well as more historic materials dealing with cannabis.
Before he restored landmarks like the Molly Brown House, Ninth Street Historic Park and Four Mile House Historic Park, and designed some landmarks of his own, architect Ed White was a student at Columbia, where he met many of the people who would become famous figures of the Beat generation, includi ... 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 >>
When director Jerry Aronson screened his documentary The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg for Ginsberg himself before the film's release in 1994, the iconic poet is said to have nodded his head and reflectively quipped, "So that's Allen Ginsberg." With good reason: Even all these years later, ... More >>
The Five Points neighborhood has always been fertile ground for growing art, music and literature. Five Points beets pay tribute to that legacy by honoring "beet generation" authors Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsburg and Jack Kerouac...
Next month, actor James Franco stars in Danny Boyle's 127 Hours, a movie that chronicles the grim hours Aron Ralston spent pinned beneath a rock, an experience that provoked the Colorado climber to use one of his arms to cut off the other. But first you can catch Franco in another movie that ... More >>
The Naropa conversation continues, thanks to a book that speaks volumes.
Naropa remembers Allen Ginsberg.
Eryc Eylâ€™s November 22 profile on Buck 65 was based on the following interview with the high-profile indie rapper. In it, Buck 65, also known as Rich Terfry, discusses -- with very little prompting -- his love for Colorado, his new disc, Situation, and his intensely personal artistic process.
Things to do in Denver when youre (un)dead.
Here's a bonus for fans of Joseph Arthur, who's profiled in the April 26 edition of Westword. The published piece was based on an extensive Q&A reproduced below. Among the topics Arthur touches upon: his risky new solo album, Let's Just Be, and why at least one song on it is closer to punk rock than ... More >>
The much-ballyhooed arrival in Denver of the scroll bearing Jack Kerouac's On the Road manuscript brings back memories of the last great Beat convergence in these parts, a time when wacky Kerouacians crowded the University of Colorado campus in Boulder to revel in all things Jack. The year was 1982 ... More >>
Jack Kerouac's back, and Denver's literary scene is on a scroll.
Allen Ginsberg's spirit lives on.
Ginsberg’s “Howl” gets a global birthday tribute.
The air is their playground
Will everyone in Boulder please get on the same page?
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How a kid from Boulder became an eyewitness to the passing of an era.
Boulder Film Alliance "Best of" Series
Leonard Peltier. Stephen Miles. Now the witness who might break the Ramsey case. It’s no wonder Lee Hill thinks he needs to pack a pistol.
The Beat goes on...
Does this look like JonBenet's murderer to you?