Just Like Us, Helen Thorpe's bestselling book, was a variation on "Head of the Class," a 2004 Westword cover story that followed Pablo, a West High student whose grades and high school activities made him an ideal candidate for college, except for one hitch: Pablo was illegal. For the book, though, ... More >>
#49: John Moore There is no greater friend of Denver theater than John Moore, a self-described storyteller given to telling its stories in great -- and loving -- detail. On his CultureWest.org website, the former Denver Post critic has laboriously followed the work of his friends in theater, of whic ... More >>
With its just-announced 2013-'14 season, the Denver Center Theatre Company remains true to its mission of promoting interesting and exciting new playwrights. Four of the playwrights whose work received readings at the New Play Summit last month are included in the next lineup. See also: - Marcus Ga ... More >>
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and his wife, journalist and author Helen Thorpe, have just issued a joint statement revealing that they are separating. The announcement notes that their parting isn't acrimonious and stresses their devotion to their young son, Teddy. Here's the statement:
It's ten at night, and the Jones Theatre is thronged with bodies, and smells of beer, wine and popcorn as the Playwrights' Slam -- a regular part of the Denver Center Theatre Company's Colorado New Play Summit -- is about to begin. "My woman wants your head to make a soup." This is from a play abo ... More >>
The Colorado Legislature is once again tackling the issue of tuition for the children of illegal immigrants, and yesterday, CU's Board of Regents voted 5-4 to support Colorado ASSET, with Republican Regent Tillie Bishop joining the Democrats. The vote came after much passionate discussion -- ... More >>
During Tuesday night's broadcast of the 34th annual Kennedy Center Honors, the cameras frequently swept over the President's box occupied by Barack and Michelle Obama, as well as honorees Sonny Rollins, Barbara Cook, Neil Diamond, Meryl Streep and Yo-Yo Ma -- and there, just to the president's right ... More >>
Illegal immigrants took over the State Capitol yesterday -- figuratively speaking, at least -- when Senate Bill 54 was introduced by Senator Kent Lambert. It's essentially a copycat of Arizona's controversial (and constitutionally challenged) law, and a major waste of time. Until Arizona pass ... More >>
Hick's shoes.Didn't attend John Hickenlooper's inauguration ceremony? Smart thinking, since it was freezing out there, as photographer Jonathan Shoup knows from bitter personal experience. Check out a gallery of Shoup shots from the festivities, including a full length pic of Hick showing of ... More >>
First Ladies Jeannie Ritter and Helen Thorpe are living large. Colorado First Lady Jeannie Ritter gives Denver First Lady Helen Thorpe a firsthand tour of the Colorado governor's mansion...
George Hickenlooper and friend.Back in April 2009, a trailer for Hick Town, a proposed documentary series focusing on John Hickenlooper during the 2008 Democratic National Convention, featured the mayor telling an anecdote that ended with the line, "You fuck the press!" Hickenlooper's cousin, ... More >>
Truth is definitely stranger than fiction, with the 19th Annual Colorado Book Awards announcement in Aspen last Friday just offering more proof. For starters, the main speaker was John Hickenlooper, the former geologist turned brewpub-owner turned Denver mayor who's now running for governor. ... More >>
Mayor and chef John HickenlooperWhen Ray LaHood, secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, stood up to address the U.S. Conference of Mayors last week, he gave a special shout-out to John Hickenlooper, who'd met with him in Denver the week before when LaHood was in town for a job su ... More >>
From 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, you can join honorary hosts Mayor John Hickenlooper and his wife, Helen Thorpe, at the D & F Tower, 1601 Arapahoe Street, for the Platteforum wine and tequila event to benefit ArtLab, an after school youth development program for high school students. The benefit, wh ... More >>
Bill Ritter. Politicos across Colorado are brushing up their resumes and trading rumors about who's going to Washington to join the Barack Obama administration -- and some are looking either further afield. This morning, Governor Bill Ritter will announce an economic-development mission to Japan a ... More >>
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