James O'Hagan Murphy didn't set out to specialize in playing members of the Kennedy family. But he's currently portraying Robert F. Kennedy in the one-man show RFK at the Avenue Theater, a role for which he won our Best Actor in a Drama in the Best of Denver 2013. He got that part after playing Joe ... More >>
"What do you know about Paul Robeson?" internationally renowned baritone Anthony Brown asked writer Andrew Flack a few years back. "I know a little, but show me your notes," Flack responded. It was New Year's Eve, and the two men began talking about Robeson's life, his music, his political struggles ... More >>
The plane lands in Aspen at a quarter after four; I'm late. Outside the terminal, which doubles as a cafÃ© for sharp-dressed skiers and businessmen, D.J. Watkins is waiting in his heavy-breathing '89 Subaru Legacy. The 29-year-old Kansas native moved to Aspen five years ago, determined to preserve H ... More >>
One of the great historians of our time, Dustin Lance Black is responsible for some great dramatic portrayals of our country's past. Whether his subject is Harvey Milk, J. Edgar Hoover or the California State Supreme Court, Black is painstakingly thorough with his research and masterful with his sto ... More >>
At this writing, the second-most-viewed item on the Boulder Daily Camera website is a letter to the editor -- but not just any letter. The missive, published under the heading "Gays are a Threat to Public Health," has had an explosive impact on readers, coming at the outset of a special session insp ... More >>
As a public service to compulsive drinkers, on Mondays, we usually give you a breakdown of all the obscure holidays you could be celebrating that week. This week, however, there's no need for that, because this week heralds the coming of the granddaddy of all holidays: Boxing Day, the Canadia ... More >>
Ernest Tait was one of the few felons to be on the Most Wanted List twice: He's both number 23 and number 133.Sunday marks the sixtieth anniversary of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. It got its start on March 14, 1950, after an International News Service reporter asked the feds for info on th ... More >>
In the August 3 edition of Westword, the lion's share of the letter below is slated to be published. Its author? Consumer advocate and self-proclaimed "troubleshooter" Tom Martino, whose local duties include hosting a weekday talk show on KHOW and reporting regularly for Channel 31, Denver's Fox-TV ... More >>
The rest of the planet generated some good CDs this year, too.
From the week of March 3, 2005
All Politics Is Loco
March 20, 2003
From the week of August 29, 2002
James Ellroy’s cruise through America’s shadows continues with the second part of his triology.
Novelist James Ellroy reshapes America's ugly history in his own image
The truth comes into question in this pair of plays.
Re-examining the cultural legacy of the MC5.
Tennessee Williams gets the funny business in The Glass Mendacity.
BOULDER'S BIGGEST TALK SHOW OUTLASTED MCCARTHY, THE SIXTIES AND ANGRY FEMINISTS. BUT CAN IT SURVIVE HOWARD HIGMAN?HOWARD'S END THE PARTY'S OVER FOR CU'S CONFERENCE ON WORLD AFFAIRS--AND ITS EMBATTLED FOUNDER.