Your story matters, says poet Yosimar Reyes, who denies the dominant narrative of United States citizenship, that "real Americans" are blue-eyed, blond-haired, white, upper-middle class men fully assimilated into the American Dream. This isn't historical; this isn't reality, he says:This is a nati ... More >>
#2: Suzi Q. Smith Suzi Q. Smith's power lies in her words as well as her heart -- and the great gift she has for sharing both so freely, both as a poet on a stage and a bedrock cheerleader behind the scenes. But the 2012 Westword cover girl and nationally known slam poet has, over the years, found ... More >>
Reading is about more than following a narrative or learning facts; it can also be a profound shared experience that culminates in a better understanding of ourselves and each other. In that spirit, welcome to the Westword Book Club, a weekly feature that celebrates the books that inspire Denver art ... More >>
The sixth annual round of the USA Fellowship grants -- fifty awards of $50,000 each -- were announced last night in Los Angeles, and exactly one went to a Colorado artist: Michelle Ellsworth of Boulder, for her work in the field of dance. Ellsworth has an MFA in dance from the University of ... More >>
There’s plenty to enjoy along Upper 15th Street.
Topdog/Underdog grapples with inner-city grit.
The Arvada Center's A Raisin in the Sun succeeds despite some character flaws.
An entertaining Allergist's Wife is anchored by several solid actors.
Suzan-Lori Parks speaks in many voices
Club queen and Europhile Ben Fowler has changed the name, but not the formula, of his absolutely fabulous cable-TV show.
So why doesn't Denver applaud Lucy Walker?