After the Boulder Tattoo Project commissioned world-renowned poet and 2013 Guggenheim fellow Anne Waldman to write a love letter to Boulder, "Boulder Zodiac" was parsed into 218 segments and tattooed onto the bodies of 218 volunteers last fall. Some of them got complete phrases, some just commas -- ... More >>
"Whatever a community goes through affects its artists as well. What poets bring to the healing process is a kind of articulateness, a way of expressing what many of us feel and need to find the words for," says David Mason, Colorado's poet laureate, who will be sharing poetic reactions to September ... More >>
On Thursday, October 31, the Laughing Goat at 1709 Pearl Street in Boulder will be the host of a Halloween party to help Boulder flood victims -- and also to introduce some of the 200 people getting tattooed in the Boulder Tattoo Project, which we profile in this week's cover story. And by doing go ... More >>
"The theme of my story is about walking the Phoenix fire -- sometimes you have to die to get free," says LadySpeech Sankofa. "I'm really going to be speaking to my struggles as woman and a black woman and a lot of the things that I've survived." As part of In Her Own Words: Stories from Our Journey ... More >>
While researching his new book on Charles Manson, Jeff Guinn was surprised to learn that the criminal sociopath's explanation for the Tate-LaBianca murders, which he instructed his "family" of followers to commit, was nothing new. Through interviews with new sources, including Manson's sister and co ... More >>
When Ann Bolinger-McQuade went to get a mammogram in 1986, she wasn't prompted by her doctor or any signals from the rational world. She was prompted by pure intuition, which turned out to be correct: She had breast cancer. Due to early detection, though, the cancer was treatable. Bolinger-McQuade's ... More >>
You won't need to raise money with Walter White-style drug-manufacturing in order to have fun in Denver this weekend. From a celebration of the gritty meth drama Breaking Bad (and a TV show-inspired art show) to a public art tour to the third annual Denver County Fair, there's a lot of low-cost ente ... 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 >>
It's one of those weekends where there are so many events that are crammed into three days, it's hard to focus on what to do. If you decide you want to have fun but hold onto your cash, there are plenty of happenings with an admission price that's less than a Hamilton. Watch The Lion King under the ... More >>
Noah Eli Gordon's newest book is hard to pin down. And why would you want to? The Year of the Rooster, out now on Ahsahta Press, is best understood through experience rather than painstaking analysis. It's wild and flowing, playing with gender pronouns, musical imagery, and poetic forms to create a ... More >>
THURSTON MOORE @ LARIMER LOUNGE | 6/29/12 Thurston Moore came on stage joined by the members of Hush Arbors, one of the opening acts, and violin player Samara Lubelski. On the mike, Moore joked, "We just flew in from Boulder," to which some wag in the audience said, "You sure did," eliciting a lau ... More >>
Since first emerging in the mid '80s, The Cult (due tomorrow night at the Ogden Theatre) has gone through some lineup changes and been on a few breaks. Through it all, the band's core members, frontman Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy, have continued to churn out some heavy records, including 2 ... More >>
Whether you're an indoor- or outdoor-lover, a literature-aficionado or a film geek, this weekend is packed with something for everyone -- from a screening of His Royal Badness's 1984 classic Purple Rain to free admission at National Parks. And everything in our roundup is under $10! For a full calen ... More >>
DJ Spooky at AstrolandDJ SPOOKY at ASTROLAND, BOULDER | 7/8/11On the last day of this year's version of Naropa's almost forty-year-old Summer Writing Program, started by Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg in the 1970s, two visiting instructors among the summer faculty signing books and chatting ... More >>
It's time to spend that Valentine' Day cash you got from grandma, and what better way to do it than to buy something that'll make you feel less lonely? Thankfully, there is plenty to be happy about this week, with new releases that will make you nostalgic, cause you to cry and more. If you're ... More >>
Poet Anne Waldman pushes at boundaries in Manatee/Humanity.
The Naropa conversation continues, thanks to a book that speaks volumes.
Naropa remembers Allen Ginsberg.
An image from the Ed Bowes film "Entanglement." The last major Hollywood movie filmed in Colorado was Eddie Murphy's Imagine That, which prompted yawns from most critics and scored so poorly at the box office that it may well have led to the firing of two top executives at Paramount, the studio tha ... More >>
Celebrate fifty years of On the Road with a weekend of events.
Allen Ginsberg's spirit lives on.
Youth and success are relative to Thurston Moore.
From the week of October 27, 2005
Supporters rally for one last hurrah in honor of Boulder’s Penny Lane.
Landmark readings honor Kenneth Koch
How a kid from Boulder became an eyewitness to the passing of an era.
July 15 - 21, 1999
Gerald Nicosia has spent a decade challenging the disposition of Jack Kerouac's $20 million literary estate. Along the way, he's annoyed most of what remains of the beat generation.
July 2 - 8, 1998