This week's cover story, "Hip-hop 101," describes a new venture by CU-Boulder English Professor and Anthology of Rap co-editor Adam Bradley: A "Hip-Hop in the Classroom" program based at Montbello High School, the far northeast Denver school in the midst of a drastic turnaround plan. The story focus ... More >>
Jake Adam York passed away Sunday, dead at forty after suffering a stroke. It's a sad loss for Denver, where he taught at the University of Colorado, and a sad loss for this country's cultural scene. But he lives on in his poetry -- and the memories of the students he taught UCD. Jef Otte was one of ... More >>
For his students at the University of Colorado Denver, where he was an associate professor of English, Jake Adam York had a reputation for being a hardass. You got the feeling it was a reputation he enjoyed. We feared him or we loved him -- often both -- and the reputation preceded him; everyone kne ... More >>
"The things we fear about poetry are the things that are good about poetry."
-- Jake Adam York
Those words inspired me as a dabbler in poems, though the genteel poet and educator Jake Adam York, who died unexpectedly yesterday of a stroke, couldn't have known that about me. And I'm sure he inspire ... More >>
The lineup for the 8th Annual 5 Points Jazz Festival, slated to take place at various points along Welton Street on Saturday, May 21, has been announced. In addition to a discussion with Jake Adam York on Jazz Standards and the idea of doing covers at the Blair Caldwell African American Resea ... More >>