Boulder filmmaker iKE ALLEN told friends that he was hoping to make The Rocky Horror Picture Show of country music. Days later, he got a call from Reverend Yolanda, a New York City-based drag queen and minister who was using her campy performances to spread the word of the Lord. Yolanda was interest ... More >>
This week's featured readings feature exciting new voices in fiction and an author whose riff on the new economy unfolds in novel form. And in the slam poetry realm, competition among local poets vying to represent Denver at the Individual World Poetry Slam in October is heating up with help from a ... More >>
On Monday, Governor John Hickenlooper announced the creation of the Sand Creek Massacre Commemoration Commission, designed to further understanding of that dark chapter in Colorado history as the 50th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre approaches on November 29, 1964. And that process just got a ... More >>
In 2012, a lot more people rode their bikes in Denver and throughout the state -- which led to an overall jump in the number of crashes. But a more ominous trend, perhaps, was the growing tension on the road between cars and cyclists, resulting in a steady stream of high-profile collisions....some c ... More >>
The powers-that-be in Douglas County really, really oppose Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act. Yesterday, the Dougco commissioners passed a strongly worded resolution against the measure, while Sheriff David Weaver launched a salvo that paints a world in which Amendment 64 is law ... More >>
Barack Obama will be speaking in Golden Thursday, marking the umpteenth recent visit to Colorado by a presidential candidate or surrogate. And he'll be back again on October 3, when he's scheduled to face Mitt Romney in 2012's first presidential debate -- at the University of Denver, which is alread ... More >>
Update:In an interview on view below, One Colorado executive director Brad Clark predicted that Dr. Robert Spitzer's repudiation of his own 2001 study, which suggested that gays could be "cured," wouldn't dissuade Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family from continuing to support so-called repara ... More >>
Wherever he is right now, Nick Madson has got to be breathing a huge sigh of relief. Thanks to Brian Corman, who lifted part of his valedictorian speech at Columbia University last week directly from Patton Oswalt's "Physics for Poets" bit (38:38 above), when the random doucher category comes up o ... More >>
Tony Kovaleski's got a pretty fancy date next week.Last March, we lauded 33 Minutes to 3-4 Right, an unusually ambitious half-hour long Channel 7 documentary about the December 2008 crash of Continental Flight 1404, and the thirty-minutes-plus it took for the first ambulance to arrive on the ... More >>
Photo courtesy of the Denver Film SocietyEd Harris with his co-stars for the evening, Starz Denver Film Festival co-founder Ron Henderson and Mayor John Hickenlooper.The Starz Denver Film Festival is seldom able to lure the biggest name actors to make appearances even when using its annual Ma ... More >>
Architect Ed White changed the way the world looks at Denver -- not just through his architectural designs, but through his friendship with Jack Kerouac. That friendship is documented in the form of Tim Gray, a White-like character in On The Road, as well as in the structure of the book itself. Ba ... More >>
Chop, chop. Who isn't jumping on the Twitter bandwagon? Last week, we told you about the Boulder Police Department's new Twitter feed. Now, Channel 4 is boasting about Dr. Dave Hnida, the station's medical expert, Twittering the gallbladder surgery of a seven-year-old girl. This gimmick, which can ... More >>
An image from Mike Kessler's 2007 article "Out in the Cold." The March 2006 Message column headlined "Altitude Check" focused on 5280, a Dan Brogan-founded publication that had broken what seemed like a jinx against successful city magazines in Denver and was continuing to grow at a time of contra ... More >>
The Denver Post recently noted that Marcus Brauchli, the just-named executive editor of the Washington Post -- easily one of the highest-profile journalism jobs in the country -- is a Boulder boy. He freelanced for the Boulder Daily Camera while attending Boulder High School and briefly worked for t ... More >>
Hot on the heels of SXSW, the nations hottest buzz band returns to Denver.
Most bands would kill for the buzz surrounding this NYC quartet.
Nick Hutchinson recently had the chance to chat with legendary bluegrass purveyor Pete Wernick about his influences, how he got his nickname and the difference between playing with Hot Rize and with Flexigrass. We ran a few highlights from their conversation in the November 1 issue, and here, in the ... More >>
Everything you wanted to know about Pancho Villa’s skull but were afraid to ask.
David McSwane, editor of the Rocky Mountain Collegian, the student newspaper serving Colorado State University, was scolded by CSU's board of student communications at an October 4 meeting for authorizing a September 21 editorial reading "FUCK BUSH." But he didn't lose his job over the controversy a ... More >>
Newspapers keep cutting staff, but Jake Jab’s American Furniture Warehouse is standing by them. Why?
Greg Griffin is among the stronger staffers in the Denver Post's business department. His work is consistently smart and incisive -- and according to this press release, it'll be missing from the paper for a year. Griffin was one of ten candidates from across the country to be named Knight-Bagehot F ... More >>
The Walkmen's A Hundred Miles Off is actually right on point.
I Am Curious, Yellow
Friday, July 8, Bender's Tavern, 303-861-7070.
A family's crisis feels a bit too familiar in Imaginary Heroes.
Shadow Theatre's Paul Robeson restores an American giant.
Jeff Starr and Margaret Neumann riff off their idiosyncrasies.
The DAM's Tiwanaku is an impressive, groundbreaking exhibit.
If you're young and female, New York Minute is your movie.
Landmark readings honor Kenneth Koch
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Spider-Man slings pop mythology for the masses.
And the beat goes on
Pete and Joan Wernick
Bill Johnson doesn't let the truth get in the way of a good story.
First-time director Kimberly Peirce distinguishes herself and her real-life subject with Boys Don't Cry.
Defari teaches hip-hop and history with equal skill.
Africa's Alpha Blondy speaks reggae's language.