Mary DeForest believes in George Orwell's theory that language rooted in Latin and Greek muddies communication and often covers up political agendas. And so she invented the Latinometer, a bullshit detector that analyzes text and determines how many words are rooted in Latin, German, French and Gree ... More >>
Mary DeForest loves Jane Austen. The 68-year-old academic has read each of the author's novels over 100 times. "I went to her tomb at Winchester Cathedral and burst into tears," she says. "I couldn't believe she was dead." DeForest has spent much of her academic career defending Austen's legacy. " ... More >>
Performances traditional -- and untraditional -- set the stage this week, from an impromptu dance in an art gallery to the revival of a chilling, tried-and-true tale. Here's what you'll find this week on late-summer stages. See also: Five 5ths of the Wizard of Oz: A Fringe Benefit!
Two years ago -- long before all that crazy drama at Wild Catch -- Justin Brunson, the owner and chef of Masterpiece Deli, was all set to open Lechon at 17th and Central streets with Ben Parsons, who owns the infinite Monkey Theorem. The deal eventually fell apart, but Brunson, despite a short sta ... More >>
If the geeks are really set to inherit the earth (that's the saying, right?), then it's time we highlight the musical offerings they have on the table. With Jonathan Coulton's Artificial Heart being released last week at PAX, it seems as good a time as any to look at our favorite albums about ... More >>
It doesn't take much evidence beyond his most famous paintings to suspect that Salvador Dalí was a weird dude: The persistence of crazy, distended forms, melting clocks, blood, rot and genitals is probably enough to draw that conclusion. But Dalí's weirdness went far beyond its expression i ... More >>
At 6 a.m., the Department of Revenue published the final version of the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division's rules. The document is 77 pages long, and attorney Warren Edson hasn't had time to study them at length. However, a number of elements jump out at him -- particularly the eliminati ... More >>
Scene of the latest Two Minutes' Hate?Ever read George Orwell's dystopian classic 1984, wherein the powers that be monitor your every move via video devices called telescreens? Super creepy, right? Well now a creepily similar technology is coming to a theater near you.
Naeem Oba should already be on your radar. But just in case he isn't, feel free to get up to speed on the Minneapolis-bred MC by reading the Q&A we posted with him and brikAbrak this past December. Dude is deep. Real deep. Right now, he's working on an album based on 1984, George Orwell's p ... More >>
Lori MidsonMatt Mine, executive chef of Oceanaire This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Matt Mine, executive chef of Oceanaire. You can read part one of that interview here. Culinary inspirations: Many things, but the weather and the seasons usually play a big part in how I cook, ... More >>
Earlier today, we posted a Q&A with Brikabrak and Naeem Oba, and now we present you with a free track from the pair to download. Built upon a beat laid down by King Karnov, the track, "I Don't Know," centers on Naeem Oba's rhymes, which he recorded at CCM studios on Colfax, and Brikabrak's de ... More >>
An image from Liberty on the Rocks' website.News outlets probably worked up a powerful thirst while looking for Denver naysayers to hate on President Barack Obama's speech about healthcare reform before a joint session of Congress last night. Perhaps that's why both National Public Radio and ... More >>
If we could get a couple more of these, betcha everybody would be psyched.Even when times are good, fiscal conservatives often rail against public spending for the arts -- because, apparently, life would be better if we lived in a joyless, monochromatic society modeled on George Orwell's 1984 ... More >>
At noon today, supporters of Frontier Airlines, the subject of a potential bidding war between Republic Airways Holdings (which would probably preserve the company in some fashion) and Southwest Airlines (likely to swallow it whole), are rallying at Mayor John Hickenlooper's office. The name ... More >>
Lev Grossman is my new best friend. Who is Lev Grossman, you ask? Lev Grossman is the book critic for Time magazine. And in Time magazine, Lev Grossman (my new best friend) just wrote a killer review of my book, Cooking Dirty. Yeah, that Time magazine. And yeah, little ol' me and ... More >>
An image from Megalopolis. Megalopolis, which screens tonight at 6:45 p.m. at the Starz FilmCenter as part of the Denver Film Festival, is, nominally, a documentary. But it’s a documentary without a specific point to make -- a documentary that revels in the details while leaving the big pictu ... More >>
Letters for the week of September 18, 2008
A good nine hours lighter than its TV predecessor, Brideshead Revisited gets back to the source.
Vendetta Valentine has a nation of clones behind it.
After midnight, this is the place to be.
Buntport presents a whale of a tale.
Saturday, July 16, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
Trumbo: Red, White & Blacklisted offers a timely, if timid, lesson.
Tribute band recalls the Fab Four
Thirty miles of developments, drunks and dreams -- the ultimate road trip.
The thinking man's New Year's Eve
Kids may not mind that Freaky Friday has already been done to death, but you might.
Germinal Stage gives George Orwell's fable a spare treatment.
From the week of November 8, 2001
Stagecraft rules when Disney unleashes its sumptuous version of Beauty and the Beast.
Whatever happened to the future?