Man of La Mancha, based on Miquel de Cervantes's seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, was an award-gobbling sensation when it was first staged in 1965. The musical has less impact now that it's been through decades of professional and community productions. Still, the Arvada Center has mount ... More >>
Los Lobos singer and guitarist David Hildago clearly knows his away around Latin music, and so does guitarist Marc Ribot, who's played with a ton of folks over the years, from Tom Waits and Elvis Costello to John Zorn and the Lounge Lizards. When the two bring their Border Music duo to the L2 Arts a ... More >>
Westword staffer Kelsey Whipple had been on the job just a few days when she started covering Occupy Denver -- and the beat has had its hazards, including getting shot in the ass, as she revealed in this three-month Occupy Denver retrospective.
I first met Corey Donahue in June at Casselman's, where I attempted to moderate a debate on the legalization of marijuana. He argued, interrupted, lit up a joint on stage. And he was not the worst-behaved person on the panel. We both returned to the crime scene three weeks ago, when Casselman ... More >>
Video below.This week's feature story, "Tilting at Windmills," profiles Corey Donahue, a modern-day Don Quixote, who keeps the cops and the courts in Denver very occupied. We featured Donahue on the cover, and in the following making-of video, art director Jay Vollmar reveals how the shot was ... More >>
We generally don't think much about who is narrating our stories, but in the case of Benjamin Hale's new novel, The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, we have to. Mostly because the narrator is an ape. Hale, who grew up in and around Boulder but who currently lives in New York, will be in town to ... More >>
We're still knee deep in holiday flavor over here, so this week we decided to catch up with a ballet dancer to help us better understand how one would go about dancing around on a stage as a profession. We talked to Kevin GaĆ«l Thomas, who is originally from France but is currently a dancer f ... More >>
Lori MidsonPuerto Vallarta, the coastal Mexican joint that occupied a corner lot at 75 South Federal Boulevard for as long there's been shrimp in the sea (okay, that's a slight exaggeration) is now bordered up with blond wood. But if that's where you migrated to get your mariscos, don't heav ... More >>
Capsule reviews of current shows
Capsule reviews of current shows
A pal called in search of a place in town that serves paella. Our longtime favorite was at Don Quixote, but that Spanish spot at First and Federal quit tilting at windmills a decade ago. A couple of miles away at 1575 Boulder Street, Lola offers a Sunday night, family-style paella that's $16 per p ... More >>
Musketeer tells the story of one determined librarian.
Man of La Mancha makes magic at Country Dinner Playhouse.
Colorado Ballet's Don Quixote rides again
Man on the Train reaches its destination.
Terry Gilliam sets out to film Don Quixote but becomes him instead.
Was Terry Gilliam the man who killed Don Quixote?
Jerrys kids are all right: Can the Bianchi Brothers make Denver the Deadhead center of the universe?
Denver's film fest looks forward and back.
Maker's Mark and Coke
Quixote's stays true blue, but it's movin' on down the road.
Readers give our food critic something to chew on.
After 32 years, Don Quijote Restaurant still dreams the impossible dream.
May 28 - June 3, 1998