There's a bizarre alternate reality on the Internet when it comes to Denver -- there's the city we know and the city being sold to out-of-towners through fake blogs on real estate websites, like this list: "27 Things People From Denver Have to Explain to Out-Of-Towners." The problem with these listi ... More >>
Summer is finally here, and the winter clothes are safely tucked away. It's time to celebrate Denver's hottest season at a series of cool events, everything from Neiman Marcus's Last Call sale to fashion workshops offered by Fashion Denver. Here are our ten favorite fashion-forward activities in Den ... More >>
The first Denver edition of Urban Campfire, firing up on Tuesday, June 3, will be a storytelling evening of community proportions. The women-centered get-together and candlelight dinner was inspired by founder Melody Biringer's desire to create conversation, spark creativity and build a network of s ... More >>
#92: Lonza Dennis If there's a fashion show in town, Denver fashion blogger Lonza Dennis is there, camera in hand, ready to cheerlead for local designers with her online First Class Fashionista "blogazine." Whether covering the beat or promoting her own charity fundraiser, Paint the Runway, the har ... More >>
Colorado may be a square state -- in shape, if not in spirit -- but History Colorado promises to break "out of the box" at its new monthly program, COmingle, which kicks off from 6 to 9 p.m. today, March 13, at the History Colorado Center. The theme of the gathering? "Colorado Is the Best." And the ... More >>
While there are dozens of great markets and fairs highlighting Denver's burgeoning artisan and craft scene during the holidays, Kalina Ross wanted more. The event planner saw a need for something other than just a place for shoppers and creators to cross paths -- she wanted to see direct connections ... More >>
#66: Francis Roces Last week, we introduced Powerhaüs Artist-in-Residence (PAIR) Program fine-art resident Charlie Boots; now meet his fashion-designing counterpart, Francis Roces, a familiar face to those in Denver's fashion scene. He's been plying the needle and thread for nearly thirty years, a ... More >>
Reading is about more than following a narrative or learning facts; it can also be a profound shared experience that culminates in a better understanding of ourselves and each other. In that spirit, welcome to the Westword Book Club, a weekly feature that celebrates the books that inspire Denver art ... More >>
Experience jaw-dropping emotions without dropping a dime this week. From learning to be a more productive worker and eating free pastries at Denver Coworking Week events to appreciating art and delving into nature at PlatteForum's newest art offering to terrifying yourself at a screening of the orig ... More >>
#76: Sahar Pazirandeh Sahar Pazirandeh left Iran with her family in the late '80s, when she was nine years old, in the wake of changes that followed the ancient nation's Islamic revolution. She'd spent her early years in the grip of Iran's new fundamentalist face; her own mother, a former IBM execu ... More >>
At this year's Frock Shop Spring Sample Sale, savvy shoppers will get to browse though pieces by both established and up-and-coming designers in Colorado. Now in its second year, Frock Shop -- the brainchild of Colorado State University apparel and merchandising graduate Katie Gartner -- brings toge ... More >>
Over the past eight years, Frost: Fashion Denver's Holiday Market has established itself as more than a gathering place for local vendors: It's also it's a hot spot for designers looking to connect with stylish buyers. In fact, the marketplace -- going down this Sunday, December 16, at the Grant-Hum ... More >>
On Saturday night, Westword introduced the eighth class of MasterMinds -- artistic entrepreneurs who are changing the cultural landscape. Since we started the program, we have given more than $130,000 in grants to artists and arts organizations. The latest winners (click on the link for profiles): M ... More >>
Here's something to ponder in 2012: The new year will mark, among other things, the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. And, as Chris Loffelmacher of the Denver Public Library's Fresh City Life program points out, "How often does a shipwreck turn 100?" That's why, when Loffelmacher ro ... More >>
Anythink Wright Farms, a library like no other.Ever since the Rangeview Library District changed its name to "Anythink," something peculiar's been going on: The locals began to embrace their libraries like never before, and once you step inside Anythink Wright Farms, way up north on 120th Ave ... More >>
Fresh coutureFashion Denver's in-house French fashion designer and artist Raphael Lobello grew up in a fort built in the 1200s. After studying screen printing in Grenoble for two years, Lobello moved near Toulouse and studied fashion design for three more before coming to Denver, where he is ... More >>
The Danzig camp enforced a strict no photos policy last night at the Ogden. Pshaw! Who needs pictures when you've got Noah Van Sciver? DANZIG With Withered • Toxic Holocaust • Marduk • Possessed 11.12.10 | Ogden Theatre Atlanta's Withered set the stage for much of what was to follow ... More >>
DAVA youth concentrate on fashion design in the latest show.
The Denver Zine Library's Kristy Fenton won the 2005 literary-arts award. Recognizing that the local arts scene needed a little fertilizer to really get going -- and growing -- five years ago, Westword created the MasterMind Awards, a program that honors five cultural visionaries who are working t ... More >>
Tricia Hayworth reconstructs vintage clothes.
Here are the other six artists worth keeping an eye on this year.
The creative breakup of former business collaborators leads to one new magazine, with another on the way. Can the city support both of them?
The Seed show is sweet and succulent.
Sorry, but Denver has nothing to apologize for.
From the week of September 22, 2005