April is a month of rejuvenation and light-hearted trickery, a season of pranks, afternoon showers, and street-sweeping tickets. The truly April foolish thing to do would be to miss out on the fine assortment of comedy shows in Denver this month. With a visit from the reigning ice queen of late nigh ... More >>
Last week, world-renowned author Temple Grandin stopped by the Tattered Cover LoDo to sign and read her latest book, The Autistic Brain. Before she did, we caught up with her in an interview about the book, the many types of autistic brains and her own diagnosis. And now you can win a copy of that b ... More >>
Temple Grandin was diagnosed with autism in 1950. And as she explains, that was a good time to be diagnosed: just a decade later, the conversation about the neural development disorder turned to blaming mothers for their children's different patterns of thinking. But Grandin's different patterns of ... More >>
J.A. Kazimer is a Denver-based writer and fascinating human being with a wide spectrum of skills and interests. The author of books with such disparate titles as SHANK, Holy Socks and Dirtier Demons, and Froggy Style: A Fucked-Up Fairy Tale,Kazimer's life and work have bee ... More >>
More pics below.Talk about timing. The day after a hearing about a proposed medical marijuana edibles industry ban that was modified to target allegedly misleading MMJ labels (featuring a probably mythical product called Cap'n Chronic), Casselman's will host an "awareness mixer" for the Uncon ... More >>
At some point in the career of many a celebrity (probably too many a celebrity) comes the dubious decision of writing a memoir, a book people will read presumably on the basis that it's written by a famous person. Of course, for most of those famous people, it actually isn't -- writing (not t ... More >>
Rochester.Stephanie Rochester, the Superior mom who allegedly smothered her child due to autism fears, is back in the news; her husband is suing her for wrongful death. This week, one reader of our June 2010 post about this tragedy admits that she can relate to Rochester's anxiety, though not ... More >>
Neighborhood Icon #4 of 76: Harvey Park. The color scheme of the Harvey Park logo shown above pays homage to the colorful, nationally renowned jazz-age orchestra leader and his sprawling Black and White Ranch, on which the southwest Denver neighborhood was built...
Temple Grandin.Temple Grandin, the autistic CSU prof named one of Time's 100 most influential people, was exuberant as Temple Grandin, the HBO movie named for her, virtually swept the TV-flick category at last night's Emmy Awards. She popped up from her spot in the audience several times, wav ... More >>
Stephanie Rochester.The horrible story of Stephanie Rochester, the apparently perfect Superior mom arrested on suspicion that she killed her infant son, Rylan, just got worse. A newly released affidavit (check it out below) details her ultimately successful efforts to smother the boy, motiva ... More >>
Trailer Precious, which just earned a Best Picture Oscar nomination for Colorado producers Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness, and The Cove, directed by Boulder's Louie Psihoyos and nominated as Best Documentary Feature, aren't the only high-profile flicks with local connections. This Saturday, ... More >>
A reminder, Jennifer Carter: Tape is for wrapping packages, not students.Palmer Elementary secretary Jennifer Carter has been formally charged with two misdemeanors in relation to an incident last week, when she allegedly dealt with a misbehaving six-year-old student by taping his hands toget ... More >>
Argyll Public House, Robert Thompson's swanky gastropub at 2700 East Third Avenue, is hosting a service industry night from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, August 1 to benefit the Colorado Autism Society. If you work in the restaurant biz and have the cred to prove it -- "Bring a pay stub, come in ... More >>
Saturday, February 14, Marquis Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
Crispin Glover hosts a film that will make viewers ask, What Is It?
Papier-mâché is helping change lives.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Chris Ransick corrals poets to read for the blind and dyslexic.
From the week of November 10, 2005
Is the government paying for a miracle or a myth?
Friday, April 29, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.
From the week of September 11, 2003
Jane Komperda is overcoming dyslexia one letter at a time. But the St. Vrain School District still thinks she's too smart for special ed.
Special-education students are learning that their own best advocates may be themselves.
Charter schools are perfect for special-education kids. That's the problem.
A caretaker wins in court but loses the two women whom she considered family.
The state's treatment of the developmentally disabled isn't broken. So why does Colorado want to fix it?
The Boulder Valley School District has a hard time learning how to teach kids with special needs.
Every good boy does fine? Not according to this Denver music teacher's new system of music notation.