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 >>
Amongst the striking coal miners and their family members murdered by the Colorado National Guard during the Ludlow Massacre were five Mexican-American children. To commemorate this almost-forgotten chapter of history, Su Teatro's Anthony J. Garcia wrote Ludlow: El Grito de Las Minas (The Cry of the ... More >>
Mestizo, a new play written and directed by Anthony Garcia, kicks off Su Teatro's new season on Thursday, October 11. The premiere stars Daniel Valdez, who in 1973 composed the album Mestizo -- the first and only Chicano protest album to be released by a major record label. And the script follows a ... 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 >>
What was once just an I-70 underpass at the corner of 46th Avenue and Lincoln Street in Globeville is being transformed into a work of art. With the help of well-known muralist Jolt, a Westword MasterMind whose Guerilla Garden studio is in the area, kids in the PlatteForum's ArtLab are creating a ... More >>
Richie Cunningham.Road rage is all the rage these days. Last Friday, the Boulder District Attorney revealed that no charges will be filed against Shepherd Wolfe, the driver who was involved in a July 4 accident that injured Australian triathlete Richie Cunningham. Initially, reports had said that Wo ... More >>
Su Teatro's XicanIndie Film Festival, now in its fifteenth year, is a pure distillation of what the Chicano culture center offers on its stages all year long. That almost guarantees a curated whirlwind of diverse Latin-American films, filmmaker appearances, parties and world-class live performances, ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Ghosts of Auraria," examines recent efforts, through new construction and revised master plans, to change the look and design of the Auraria campus -- and looks back at a time when the area was a thriving working-class neighborhood, one that was leveled in the early 1970s t ... More >>
Get to the art of the matter tonight, at a free panel discussion -- complete with refreshments and a DJ -- in support of the Urban Arts Fund. This graffiti-prevention program of Arts & Venues Denver produces unique opportunities for young people to participate in diversionary art and leadership prog ... More >>
The end is not only near. It's here. Our annual mug-shot-a-palooza, which has included collections focusing on hairstyles, tattoos, intimidation, celebrities and notables, weirdness, baby faces and women who got crossways with John Law, led to yesterday, when we published part one of the year's top ... More >>
James Denton The play Enrique's Journey, adapted by Su Teatro artistic director Anthony Garcia from the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nazario, debuted last weekend in Denver, bringing to light the harrowing story of Central American immigrants who risk life and limb riding the top ... More >>
Big pics below.A prostitute with AIDS who's still turning tricks, a group of party-goers who allegedly doused a fellow attendee with lighter fluid and set him ablaze, a Sunflower clerk who may have mixed yogurt with semen, and the Sunflower CEO, suspected of felony child prostitution: They're ... More >>
Big pics below.It's as if the planets suddenly came into alignment -- but in a truly disgusting way. Yes, friends, we bring you two, count 'em, two thoroughly repulsive stories with Colorado connections involving jails and shit. Paul Kausalik and Abram Boise, come on down!
It's a bit of cheeky coincidence that the man who co-founded Wild Oats Markets in Boulder twenty years ago has been accused of attempting to sow those oats with an underage prostitute in New Mexico. Turns out that one of the first stores Michael Gilliland purchased en route to building his he ... More >>
Big pic below.As of last week, the worst PR Boulder-based Sunflower Farmers Market faced had to do with New Mexico employee Anthony Garcia allegedly putting semen into a customer's yogurt. But that's a minor hit compared to the resignation of company founder and CEO Michael C. Gilliland's fol ... More >>
Garcia.Our post about allegations that Anthony Garcia put semen in a woman's yogurt has prompted readers to post some of the grossest jokes ever, as well as prompting questions about whether most females could recognize the flavor of this extra ingredient. Answering that query is Brittanie Sh ... More >>
Anthony Garcia.Here's a story from our neighboring state to the south that's too strange not to share. Although we promise not to over-share, as Anthony Garcia may have done. According to Albuquerque's KOAT-TV, Garcia, an employee at an area Sunflower Market, served a yogurt sample to a fema ... More >>
Su Teatro and Tish Hinojosa unite to celebrate the season.
Su Teatro's El Sol Que T˙ Eres is an uneasy marriage of styles.
Dirty Story forgets to bite its tongue
Cordell Taylor gets a shot at Red Reel
Su Teatro's Papi, Me and Cesar Chavez cultivates an audience.
WHY DID SEAN COX KILL BOBBY YARBROUGH? DON'T ASK HIM.NO REMORSE ANOTHER PARTY. ANOTHER GUN. ANOTHER KILLER WITHOUT A CLUE.