Colorado authors and poets will be in the spotlight this week at ceremonies, readings and head-to-head competitions, proving that diversity is alive and well in our state's literary community. Take a look at what Colorado has to offer at these three very different events. See also: Bogged Down: Pet ... More >>
Baby, it's hot out there, but that shouldn't keep anyone from seeking out new words, whether spoken aloud or written in books. Local slam poets are entering the final stretch before heading off to this year's national competitions, literary poets are still staging readings and authors are bringing t ... More >>
As Denver's crankiest historian, Phil Goodstein takes his audience on a journey into civic corruption, greed and corporate maleficence. He sniffs out stories of scandal and blasts ruling elites for degrading the potential of the Queen City of the Plains. Since the 1980s, Goodstein has walked and bik ... More >>
Maybe you saw Neutral Milk Hotel last night in Boulder; if not you have another shot at it tonight in Denver. If the line "putting fingers in the notches of her spine" sends ice through your veins as consistently as it does ours, we can strongly recommend finding your way there. The band's great the ... More >>
The 2012 Slam Nuba slam poetry team has a big reputation to uphold when it heads to Charlotte on August 7 for this year's National Slam Poetry Meet: It's a new and differently configured team that will be defending the group's 2011 first-place title. See also: - Meet your 2012 slam poetry teams: Sl ... More >>
Kurt Lewis won the Best New Theater Space award in 2008 for Crossroads Theater, the ambitious Five Points space he'd developed, but he ran into financial and health problems. And in January 2010 Denver took over Crossroads, adding it to the city's Arts & Venues lineup. Now Lewis would like to get ... More >>
Don't mess with Pam Grier. The Colorado-residing actress is known for her bad-ass roles in blaxploitation films like Foxy Brown and Coffy, which are both screening tonight as part of the Crest Film Series at Crossroads Theater. In advance of the screening, we took a look at the top five ass-k ... More >>
Denverites love the arts -- but the arts didn't officially become a part of the city structure until "1 percent for the arts," a program established under Mayor Federico Peña that earmarked one percent of any city construction project for art works. Even as that project grew, so did the str ... More >>
Mark Penner Howell, "ONE," acrylic, ink, and spray paint on three canvas panels. Dana Cain makes no secret of her blossoming identity as a collector of works by local artists, and is always looking for ways to share her fervor: Her latest, the Art Collectors Summit series, debuts this evening ... More >>
This film screening is poetry in motion.
Capsule reviews of current shows
Capsule reviews of current shows
The 2008 Slam Nuba team made it to the semifinals last year.In 2007, the inaugural year for Denver's own competitive slam-poetry team, Slam Nuba, the poets did the Mile High City proud at the annual National Poetry Slam: In its very first year of competing, Slam Nuba placed fourth in the n ... More >>
Leadville or Bust! is a romp through an old-fashioned dance hall.