Writer Irene Vilar came from a political family. Her mother, who devoted herself to the struggle for Puerto Rican independence, spent decades in prison for political actions. Her family had two Episcopalian priests involved in liberation theology, a Latin American religious movement whose followers ... More >>
Denver Film Society programming manager Ernie Quiroz has been on the job for a year now. In that time, he's learned that Denver film audiences are nothing if not surprising. "There's some films that I did that I thought would go over great, and just utterly bombed," he says. "And then some that I th ... More >>
Mundane things like ordering from a menu, talking to a doctor, applying for a job or navigating traffic signs can be hard for people who don't know a country's language. When non-English speaking people migrate into the United States, one of the biggest obstacles they face is figuring out how to com ... More >>
Federal Boulevard, that long stretch of asphalt that takes joyriders on culinary excursions through Mexico, Latin America and Asia, has never been short on pho parlors, and it's about ready to get one more: Pho Market Vietnamese Restaurant, which just erected a kaleidoscopic can't-miss-it sign on it ... More >>
As both the temperature and your bank balance drop, it can be easy to give up on the outside world and fall into a cozy hole at home, with a marathon of all nine seasons of The X-Files on Instant Watch. But it's not yet time to hibernate -- not when the weekend is full of cheap events, from roller d ... More >>
A decade of continuity for the Denver Film Society ended with the departure of programming manager Keith Garcia last month. Denver film fans who came to trust Garcia's vision needn't worry, though -- the show will go on, and the newest addition to the DFS family is already on the job. Coming to Denv ... More >>
In 1994 there was a mass killing in the central African country of Rwanda, where the two main ethnic groups, the Hutu and the Tutsi, were in conflict. After the assassination of the country's president, the Hutu population began a systematic attack on the Tutsi; the deaths over over 500,000 people o ... More >>
It's incredibly difficult to do justice to the thousands of remarkable cookbooks published in 2012, but after spending days -- weeks -- roaming through the recipes and lush food porn of hundreds of them, I've picked out my favorites. These are the cookbooks that stock my selves at home, and the coo ... More >>
On June 17, 1971, President Richard Milhous Nixon announced that the United States of America would commits its vast resources to armed conflict against a hostile enemy known as "drugs." Yes, that's right. Next week, the War on Drugs officially turns forty years old, and it's showing every bi ... More >>
Udi's Pizza Cafe Bar is hosting the Denver Justice and Peace Center Wine-Tasting and Benefit Dinner, which starts at 4 p.m. today. Tickets are $20 to $30, and include Chilean and Argentinian reds and whites, a choice of appetizer and entree, and a lecture by Ashley Williamson. For more inform ... More >>
Row 14 debuts Taco Tuesday in its elegant Spire spot.Along with all the usual suspects offering Tuesday night taco deals in this town, you can add a less conventional spot: Row 14 just announced Taco Tuesdays, when it will add a board of tortilla-wrapped meats and salsas to its usual list of ... More >>
Think caffeinated malt liquor was the most creative thing you'd ever find in a can? Wrong. A Panamanian company just put twelve ounces of hard liquor in a can, and it's on sale right now in the Caribbean and South America.
Hometown burrito hero Chipotle tends to launch quirky marketing campaigns that inspire strong reactions -- sometimes adoration, sometimes not. But all we can say about the restaurant chain's latest gimmick -- emblazoning its takeaway bags with garbled Latin usually used as placeholder text ... More >>
Experimental noise-pop krautrock act Holy Fuck is not the easiest band in the world to love. Hell, it isn't the easiest band in the world to talk about -- you can't even say the name in polite company or on the radio. But if you love krautrock and wish the movement had never fizzled out -- an ... More >>
Time is running out to help TAG Restaurant fight world hunger while also enjoying a tasty bite. Throughout October, TAG, located at 1441 Larimer Street, has been donating a portion of its sales to the "Fill the Cup" campaign, an effort by the Friends of the World Food Program to help raise f ... More >>
By June of 1998, sixteen-year-old Nathan Ybanez couldn't take it any more. So he called his friend, seventeen-year-old Eric Jensen, to get him out of the house. And he got out, all right: In separate trials, both boys were convicted of the murder of Julie Ybanez, as detailed in Luke Turf's "Headed f ... More >>
Save me. As you may have noticed, this DNC thing is all about drinking and free stuff. The open bars at some delegate-friendly hotels start serving Bloody Marys at 10:30 a.m., and the Dems can hardly sneeze without stumbling on a free shuttle, water bottle, or bike. But as for public serviceâ€¦ we ... More >>
Another Colorado artist summits at MCA Denver.
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Modern-day slavery, or a good deal?
Museo de las Américas
With a guayabera, clothes make the Mexican.
Aji blurs the lines between truth and fusion.
Manos Folk Art
Herod's Law sharply skewers dirty Mexican politics.
An architectural tragedy continues south of Denver, while the Singer salutes Central and South American art.
One Day in September recalls the Munich Olympic massacre.
The most important events in Denver sporting history.
On her new album, Tish Hinojosa speaks her languages.