In the 1960s, when Tom Wesselmann, whose work is currently on display at the Denver Art Museum, first gained national attention, and into the '70s, his name was mentioned in the same breath as that of Warhol, Johns and Rauschenberg. Today, not so much. On a personal note, I teach one of those soup-t ... More >>
Stylistically, rap has exploded, and the pieces fall everywhere from the mind-bogglingly complex to the unbelievably simple, from the brazenly dissident to the unapologetically mainstream. Rappers' influences seem to come from everywhere, but the stylistic differences between an Aesop Rock and a 2 C ... More >>
Sure, you remember Neil Armstrong, but are you also a fan of Yuri Gagarin? The Russian cosmonaut became the first human to orbit in space when he flew the Vostok 1 on April 12, 1961. On the anniversary of his historic launch, electronic music fans gathered at NORAD over the weekend for Yuri's Night ... More >>
ZIP POP! at Zip 37 provides a scope into the phenomena of pop culture, and how art plays into the societal dialogue between humans and the world they create for themselves. Dana Cain, who juried the groups show, explains that pop art delves into the concept that "everything is art" by examining how ... More >>
It's not hard to see why Sputnik is so popular. At 8 p.m. on a Tuesday night -- a time when most restaurants would see guests trickling out the door -- the Baker-neighborhood joint is still packed, with every table occupied and almost every seat at the bar hosting a rump. The orange-striped w ... More >>
Sputnik is one of the hippest hipster spots in town, and while you might think of it as a late-night hang-out, good for grabbing a cold PBR while playing trivia or bingo, Sputnik also happens to serve some of the best sweet potato fries in Denver. The few other menu items I've sampled have also been ... More >>
Capsule reviews of current exhibits.
Local galleries are filled with representational imagery.
May is "sweeps" month, when ratings help determine advertising rates for TV stations -- and according to a knowledgeable insider, Channel 7's newscast numbers, particularly at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., aren't pretty. Granted, disaster can be averted if the rate of viewership increases over the next two we ... More >>
Tracy Felix provides an idiosyncratic take on the scenery out West.
Fresh, painterly riffs on abstraction star at Havu and Sandy Carson.
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
A pair of striking solos at BMoCA display a broad range of styles.
At 100 years old, abstract art still holds its shape.
Colorado's abstract art tradition continues.