Reading is about more than following a narrative or learning facts; it can also be a profound shared experience that culminates in a better understanding of ourselves and each other. In that spirit, welcome to the Westword Book Club, a weekly feature that celebrates the books that inspire Denver art ... More >>
The '90s don't get a lot of cinematic respect. Apart from a handful of acknowledged classics, film fans tend to overlook work from the rest of the decade. And that's a shame, because while the '90s might not be on the radar for a lot of cinemaphiles, there are plenty of good, ass-kicking crime and a ... More >>
In any given theatrical season, the likelihood of seeing David Mamet, Christopher Durang, or Neil Labute in the lineup is fair. The likelihood of seeing O'Neill, Miller, Beckett, Chekhov, Moliere, or (it goes without saying) Shakespeare is even better. But there is never a guarantee of seeing even o ... More >>
It was only a matter of time before a film was made about Phil Spector. His life has been bonkers enough to at least warrant a made-for-TV movie. It turns out, this might just end up being the case. Earlier this week, the New York Times reported that David Mamet has been tapped to write the f ... More >>
Denver mourns the loss of its favorite bipolar, one-armed comic/poet/playwright.
Ah, 1995: a time when entire Best Of categories were devoted to the O.J. Simpson trial, Bernie Bickerstaff and Dikembe Mutombo were still dominating the sports pages, and Mel's Bar and Grill was still new. Check out the winners from our 1995 Best Of issue after the jump.
From the week of April 21, 2005
Roan and Groan
Quirky Lobby Hero inhabits a small world that expands to top-rate theater.
When it comes to producing movies, it's a fine art (or Art Linson)
Hurlyburly is all guy talk and no real action.
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
Hopkins without Foster just doesn't cut it.
Nothing could be finer than dinner in a diner like McCoys.
Boiler Room's first-time director follows the money.
Rebecca Blasband, veteran of The Real World, is getting on with her real life.
A BLACK MAN SUES THE COLORADO INSTITUTE OF ART OVER AN APE-FIGURINE JOKE AND OTHER ALLEGED HARASSMENT.