Catherine Opie began shooting photographs at the height of the AIDS crisis. Her portraits of LGBTQ people were born from the urgency of the moment: She was watching her friends die. Over the years, her work has evolved from documentary portraiture and landscapes toward greater abstraction and a stud ... More >>
Regardless of where you stand on the high-stakes art-auction issue, the opportunity to see what kind of work exacts big bucks on the auction block is still an interesting prospect. And here's your chance: The one-and-only Christie's international auction house brings a three-day, pre-sale mini-museu ... More >>
I don't even remember what I was doing on Valentine's Day 2013. That's because I'm the kind of person who lets the individual feeling of each holiday be dictated by my own current selfish standing in the world. Last year, I was so far from being in love that Valentine's Day could just fuck right off ... More >>
"The most poignant use of 'Mad World' I've seen." That's how Curt Smith reacted to seeing Boulder attorney Mark Changaris playing the Tears for Fears song on a piano last week in his flood-ravaged home. The song is already imbued with a distinctive sense of melancholy on its own, but in this context ... More >>
Six college students are pedaling for a purpose for 3,200 miles for Bicycles Against Poverty, and on Wednesday the team will make a pit stop at the Denver Bicycle Cafe. Bicycles against Poverty (BAP) is a non-profit organization that distributes bicycles to low-income entrepreneurs in Africa who pay ... More >>
Formed in 2005 by a group of classmates in Putney, England, the xx came to the attention of wide audiences with its 2009, self-produced and self-titled debut album. Bringing together a moody, post-punk musicianship with hip-hop beats and downtemp sensibilities, the xx struck a chord with a sound tha ... More >>
In January, we told you about the search for Kaitlin Kenney, a 21-year-old Denver-area musician who'd gone missing while traveling with a group in the Grand Canyon. At the time, her mom expressed resignation rather than hope for a positive outcome, and unfortunately, she was right. Late last month, ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, we told you about the continuing search for 21-year-old Denver-area musician Kaitlin Kenney after she disappeared in the Grand Canyon, and her mom's sense that she lost her life; see our earlier post below. Now, the National Park Service has announced that the search for Kenney i ... More >>
Forge Motion Pictures, NRS Films, and New Belgium Brewing premiered The Elder this week, the final film in director Skip Armstrong's five-part Of Souls Water series. Armstrong calls the film "a dreamy, contemplative, non-literal piece" about Rob Elliot, 68, a Grand Canyon river guide with more tha ... More >>
This morning Forge Motion Pictures, NRS Films, and New Belgium Brewing released The Warrior, the fourth of five short films in Carbondale-based director Skip Armstrong's series Of Souls Water profiling a series of athletes and adventurers whose lives revolve around water in different ways. We've b ... More >>
How much respect are the Nuggets getting going into the playoffs? Well, the NBA.com video recap of last night's key victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder (it's on view below) is dominated by great OKC plays, including Kevin Durant's epic posterizing of JaVale McGee. But if the Nugs can take care of ... More >>
Lori Midson Rob Lawler The Truffle 2906 East Sixth Avenue 303-322-7363 www.denvertruffle.com This is part two of my interview with Rob Lawler, former chef and the sovereign of cheese at the Truffle. Part one of my chat with Lawler ran yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: I really do ... More >>
Tom Strickland.The news that "lobbyist lawyer" Tom Strickland, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's chief of staff for a hectic two years, is now taking a job with British Petroleum's law firm in its battles with his former boss over the Deepwater Horizon mess made a big splash in the Denver Post ... More >>
Hotel ColumbiaAdmit it, you have become one of those crazy dog people. Every time you go on vacation, the sight of your little buddy's puppy-dog eyes gets you in the gut, ruining your Colorado getaway before you even leave. Why not exchange good old-fashioned guilt for a healthy dose of shame ... More >>
Department of the InteriorThe explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig still hasn't been explained.The finger-pointing over the massive oil slick threatening the Gulf Coast is spreading almost as fast as the spill itself. While critics on the right chortle over Department of the Interior c ... More >>
This photo by LILHOWLER is among approximately a gazillion on 9News.com.Longtime Denver residents understand that snowstorm coverage on local TV newscasts tends to follow a familiar pattern. First, live shots of assorted correspondents freezing their asses off alongside various roads and occa ... More >>
Betsy Tobins canyon-inspired multimedia work returns.
Foxy Brown out of the hole When you get locked up, no matter how much of a cool cat you are, you have to show the other inmates you’re not the one to be messed with. Foxy Brown, who is serving a year at Rikers Island for violating her probation, went a little overboard and tried to show and prove ... More >>
The Wayne Coyne profile that appears in the September 13 edition of Westword represents the SparkNotes version of a recent interview. Below, find the original text of our conversation with the Flaming Lips frontman, appearing unabridged and in its entirety. Coyne talks amusingly and at length about ... More >>
Professor Fred Frith is as much pupil as teacher.
Whatever Floats Your Boat
Rattlebrain clowns D-town
Twenty years later, former river guides reflect upon their lives.
This state was designed for explorers -- and a 1986 Jeep Wagoneer.
Where little folks rule
Jamie Korngold, the Adventure Rabbi, seeks the sacred in God's outdoor gym.
The race is not always to the swift, but Pastor Tom ensures a godly effort.
The bucks stop here for the mythic cowboy life.
As the South Platte flows out of Colorado, the water wars continue.
Urbania gives New York life a cinematic face you haven't seen before.
And God said Ha! (Can you blame Him?)
Simple answers are Mumford's specialty.
The fate of the northern goshawk--and the timber industry--could rest with Richard Reynolds. He's not out of the woods yet.
AND IT THREW BRAD AND LISA MOORE ONE HELL OF A CURVE.A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN FOR BRAD AND LISA MOORE, OPENING DAY WAS POSTPONED ON ACCOUNT OF PAIN.