#42: Noah Van Sciver If you read Westword, you're familiar with Noah Van Sciver -- since 2008, when he started inking the 4 Questions feature in Backbeat, the hard-working cartoonist has been making observations about modern society and its many characters in these pages and online at westword.com. ... More >>
A solo show from Xi Zhang is always a beautiful treat, and Bone, which opens tonight at Plus Gallery, will double your pleasure. As Ivar Zeile of Plus notes, Zhang "paints with a lot of experimentation and has been evolving with several different styles over the last few years." And in Bone, the art ... More >>
#5: Kim Shively One of Westword's newest crop of MasterMinds (all of whom will be honored this Saturday at Artopia 2014), Kim Shively expresses herself in images, rather than words, as a video artist and technician who'll take on any subject matter, from Wesley Willis to Lucha Libre wrestling, not ... More >>
If 1967 was the summer of love, then 2013 was definitely the summer of laughter -- at least in Denver. After absorbing three comedy festivals in four weeks, there must have been a lot of chuckle-trimmed abs that got another workout last night. Because closing out this season of the wit was Dave Chap ... More >>
Welcome to the Name Game, the latest Backbeat feature in which we periodically check in with a local act ask them to share the story behind the nom de tune (if there is one), to find out how and why they chose their handle, in addition to spelling out any special significance the moniker might have. ... More >>
In author Sapphire's new novel, The Kid (a semi-sequel to Precious -- the Hollywood adaptation of her '96 novel, Push), we are treated to another relentless marathon of abuse, rape, failed dreams and unsettling conclusions. "Commercial media looks at things in terms of heroes and villains," Sapphire ... More >>
Dixon, one of the top ten DJs in the world as voted by Resident Advisor last year, is definitely the big news in electronic music this weekend; the Berlin-based techno king will no doubt tear up the dance floor at Apex on Saturday. In the meantime, we've got plenty more to keep your ass shaki ... More >>
Time flies! It's Friday again -- which means it's time to strap on those dance shoes and figure out which lucky venues you'll be putting on your Dance Card for the next three days or so. We're here to help! Keep reading for our weekend round-up:
It's July already -- do you know where you're getting your dance on this weekend? If you're not planning on visiting the Whomp Truck's monthly First Friday bash -- featuring Thorazine, Citrus, Coult 45 and Just Ben this month on 7th and Santa Fe, starting at 6 p.m. -- well, we've got plenty m ... More >>
Friday, November 4, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
The national pastime has passed the Rockies by -- again.
Festival of the Mabon shines on
This summer's movies could withstand the drought.
Jekyll & Hyde, the Musical tunes up the classic morality tale.
The musical Dorian is in full voice but doesn't have much to say.
Despite some high notes, Dorian Gray causes one viewer to age along with its protagonist.
Colorado's Board of Education is more powerful than you know -- and it would like to get even stronger.