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  • Film

    August 7, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Poet Yosimar Reyes on the power of personal narratives

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    100 Colorado Creatives: Suzi Q. Smith

    #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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Westword Book Club: donnie betts on reading from the bottom shelf of the library

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Dancer Michelle Ellsworth wins a $50,000 USA Fellowship prize

    ​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 >>

  • Calendar

    November 10, 2005

    Talking Shop

    There’s plenty to enjoy along Upper 15th Street.

  • Calendar

    June 2, 2005

    Shadow Gets a Plum

    Topdog/Underdog grapples with inner-city grit.

  • Culture

    February 17, 2005

    A Classic Returns

    The Arvada Center's A Raisin in the Sun succeeds despite some character flaws.

  • Culture

    October 7, 2004

    Slight Comedy

    An entertaining Allergist's Wife is anchored by several solid actors.

  • Calendar

    April 22, 2004

    Author, Author

    Suzan-Lori Parks speaks in many voices

  • Music

    March 7, 2002

    Welcome to the Jungle

    Club queen and Europhile Ben Fowler has changed the name, but not the formula, of his absolutely fabulous cable-TV show.

  • News

    October 26, 2000

    All the World's Her Stage

    So why doesn't Denver applaud Lucy Walker?

  • Culture

    October 11, 1995