Denver Public Library's Chris Loffelmacher wants people to see the DPL as "a community gathering spot where citizens can be with their 'tribe.' That has always been a goal of libraries, but it has become more and more important in the age of social media. We want to give our community a chance to co ... 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 >>
Brandi Shigley could be our Westword MasterMind poster girl: Civic-minded and an ever-positive dynamo on the local style scene, the Fashion Denver founder lives up to the very definition of a MasterMind in a way that truly befits a member of the inaugural 2005 creative class. Back then, she w ... More >>
If you're looking to get your fix of cinematic terror but are facing a frightening shortage of cash, the current Fresh City Life film series at the Central Denver Public Library, "The Kids Are Not Alright," is a real treat. The Tuesday night films, all scary movies featuring evil children, ar ... More >>
Where are the arts going? Where should they go? And in this economic climate, are they going anywhere at all? Tonight, three of Colorado's most creative types -- Lonnie Hanzon (of the Museum of Outdoor Arts), sculptor Marie EvB Gibbons, and Westword MasterMind Jimmy Sellars -- will chew over ... More >>
Hickenlooper.We were a little disappointed not to see John Hickenlooper in his '80s-era red ski outfit when he welcomed the Snowsports Industries America show to town with cowbells yesterday. "What do you think of my new duds?" he asked, showing off his jacket. Frankly, it seemed a little sed ... More >>
Oh, that Chris Loffelmacher. He promised a spectacle and, by god, he delivered. Last night's Frock Out 2010 fashion showdown at the Denver Central Library rocked it hard, baby, interspersing a drop-dead battalion of strutting models with sideshow curiosities both real and imagined on the runw ... More >>
Join the Denver librarys celebration of sidekicks and second bananas.
On Saturday, as railroad enthusiasts chased the 65-year-old Union Pacific steam engine powering the Denver Post train to Cheyenne Frontier Days, the chase was also on inside the train: to find out if Bob Beauprez is going to throw his cowboy hat in the ring for the U.S. Senate seat that Michael Benn ... More >>
Join the Fresh City Life chain gang at the Denver Central Library.
Love is in the air at a Fresh City Life singles night.
Trade something old for something new at Dazzles Swishing Party.
Fresh City Life explores the worlds of documentarian Warner Herzog.
Michael Paglia posted the news first: Adam Lerner, head of the Laboratory of Art and Ideas in Lakewood, will take over as director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, replacing Cydney Payton, who exited last fall. And that's not all: In revealing the hire yesterday, the MCA board also announc ... More >>
Keep a soldiers head warm: Knit For Our Troops.
We already love that the Denver Public Library's changing, themed, free Fresh City Life programs always include a cooking series from season to season, offering culinary tips, demonstrations and samples for every local closet gourmet worth a dash of salt. Fittingly, in a fledgling new year ... More >>
You can't fault Chris Loffelmacher for being sweet on Marlene Dietrich: Her timeless, leggy androgynous beauty and sultry singing voice (not to mention the cruelly sexy German accent) still ring chimes for plenty of folks, a truth that Loffelmacher, director of the Denver Public Library's ... More >>
Art by Carlos Fresquez. I’m a Denver native who snuck away for seven years to live in San Francisco until circumstances called me back. A lot of people thought I was plain out of my mind to come back here, where the culture just doesn’t engulf the city like that famous San Franciscan fog. B ... More >>
KnitFlix is the perfect meld of craft and cinema.
Fresh City Life fashion faces West.
Italian timpani is the star of this Scene Stealers Cooking Demo.
Ye olde square Denver Public Library has been upping its hipness quotient lately, what with all those fancy cooking classes and frequent media appearances of that strange leafy coat (designed by staffer Chris Loffelmacher) that Mayor Hickenlooper donned for Earth Day. The DPL's latest marketing move ... More >>
DPL has gone hella dope.
Ben Popken thinks inside the box