Taylor Gonda co-hosts and produces the Denver-based podcast These Things Matter, which features writers, filmmakers, musicians, academics, comedians, and Taylor's mom engaging in wonky discussions about their guests' beloved pop-cultural obsessions, ... More >>
In her 1996 novel Push, Sapphire ventured into the profoundly dark territory of a young black girl's experience growing up in late '80s Harlem. The book dealt with the difficult topics of incest, rape, AIDS, illiteracy, poverty and violence toward infants, yet none of this prevented the 2009 film ad ... More >>
I've seen the Denver Center Theatre Company's production of A Christmas Carol more than once, and as someone who was brought up on a diet of Mr. Magoo, Reginald Owen, that nice thick novel by Charles Dickens and, later, Bill Murray in Scrooged, I never tire of it: Well-played by the ensemble, with g ... More >>
Last week, my wife and I decided it was time for a last-minute weekend getaway, and we decided on Manitou Springs. We'd never been there, and its cave-and-castle kitschiness sounded like Niagara Falls mixed with oddball Colorado charm. As it would turn out, the town's lodgings would be happy ... More >>
Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>
The Hiwan Homestead Museum, 4208 South Timbervale Drive in Evergreen, will present a Christmas Tea (with an appearance by Charles Dickens) at 11:30 a.m. today. Tickets range from $12 to $15; for more info, call 303-674-6262. For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our ... More >>
Lori MidsonSpecial dinners abound this week -- and even some regular features, such as Vesta Dipping Grill's Menu Classic Mondays, are ramping things up for the season. Keep reading to find out what's new on the menu at Vesta (and elsewhere):
For the most part, Christmas is a time full of really good stuff to eat -- from the fancy (Christmas dinner with all the trimmings) to the simple (cookies). But there are some foods and drinks that just don't make sense anymore -- they belong to a different time, in which their original role ... More >>
Photo by Denny DoesKevin Devine. Singer-songwriter Kevin Devine, the subject of a profile in this week's Westword advancing his Sunday, May 24 gig at the Marquis Theatre with Miniature Tigers, The Rouge and Brian Bonz, is the rarest of interview subjects: a guy who listeners carefully to every ques ... More >>
A resurrected ghost makes for a spirited evening.
Celebrate the season with Dylan Thomas.
Jez Butterworth has created a rare bird, grounded in place and character.
Oh, what a relief it is.
Polanski's Oliver Twist misses the grit of the Dickens classic.
Bas Bleu's thoughtful Elephant Man explores the spirit of outcasts.
Tales of life in the Mile High City.
The Denver Center's annual Christmas Carol is sublime.
The Decemberists make smart music, and damn the consequences.
Cafe Nuba kicks off seven days of Kwanzaa
A Christmas Carol retains its message of hope.
Twist puts a new spin on old favorites
Despite some flaws, the cast of Oliver! delivers a watchable performance.
A Dickens classic is almost perfectly adapted for the screen.
The Denver Center's supple staging is designed to delight.
Joshua Kane brings Gothic banter to the Arvada Center this weekend.
Heritage Square's The Cricket on the Hearth passes the pest of time.
The saga of four sisters returns in a respectable musical adaptation.
The stage is set for Christmas in Denver.
The Farrelly brothers grow up with Outside Providence.