James Walsh found that the old methods of teaching were not working, so he threw out his textbooks, shredded his exams and turned his 200-person lecture hall into a space for radical, theatrical collaboration exploring people's histories: stories of labor, immigration and gay rights. Soon he was int ... More >>
Comedian and Westword feature subject Ben Roy is about as widely known as comedian can get in Denver. In addition to performing at the upcoming High Plains Comedy Festival, Roy will be headlining a show at ... More >>
Nathan Lund, a comedian in the Fine Gentleman's Club, may not strike Denver comedy fans as a man of letters, but those who listen closely will be unsurprised. However, there' a lot going on beneath Lund's direct, unvarnished style of joke-telling and his wooly appearance. An integral figure in t ... More >>
As the proprietor of the Fine Gentleman's Club, and host of the Squire's ignominious tuesday night open mic, Denver comedy fans already know Sam Tallent, but what they may not know is the he contains multitudes, and not just within his corpulent frame. Surprisingly well-read for a public goofball, T ... More >>
After 33 years, Boulder's Left Hand Books is closing its doors. Since it was founded in 1979, the bookstore has offered alternative books and periodicals by such noted authors such as Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky. According to Louise Knapp, a member of the bookstore collective, closing the store be ... More >>
Tonight and tomorrow at the Mercury Cafe, V-Day Denver will stage readings from A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer, an anthology about violence against women co-edited by Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues. This is only one of the events organized by V-Day Denver, this city's arm o ... More >>
Maine muralMaine Governor Paul LePage is sticking with his decision to remove a labor-history mural from its current home inside a Department of Labor building. In Colorado, there are no similar union-lovin' murals in government facilities for conservatives to take aim at. But we do have publ ... More >>
Tunes and talk carry this unique show.
Howard Zinn and company bring history to the stage.
After watching the above YouTube video, I’m not sure if I should be angry at Jim or feel sorry for Jim. He’s the Downtown Ambassador flack in the yellow polo shirt who told a group of 9-11 Truth conspiracy theorists they couldn’t hand out DVDs on the 16th Street Mall and suddenly found himself ... More >>
The Trail of Tears rises above conspiracy theory.
Brief reviews of current shows
Brief reviews of current shows
Marx in Soho offers Denver a lesson in Marxism.
From the week of November 10, 2005
Peter Park is in the urban-planning game for good.
Along for the ride on the Silver City Express.
White and bright, Sole emerges as independent hip-hop's newest anti-hero.
From the week of May 9, 2002
Historian David McCullough burnishes the historical portrait of John Adams.
A teacher at Thornton High School gets a lesson in social studies.
Alternative rockers are getting behind Alternative Radio.