It's going to be a Gorey October at Bovine Metropolis Theater. Edward Gorey, that is. Every Wednesday this month, the theater company will be performing an improv show based on a peculiar play titled The Helpless Doorknob by the macabre author and illustrator. But unlike a standard theater productio ... More >>
Forty five years ago, the western world was forever changed by an overwhelming groundswell of youth rebellion known to history as the Summer of Love. There are countless factors that caused this tsunami of bohemia to sweep the globe -- everything from economics and the end of World War II to LSD and ... More >>
By the summer of 1966, the Beatles sucked. Or at least that's the way they felt for the band. "Performance, for us, it's gone downhill," Paul McCartney said of his band at the time. "Because we can't develop if no one can hear us; so for us to perform...it gets difficult each time." The pressures of ... More >>
A Flickr photoIn cartoon world, Matt Groening brought us Duff beer, and Hanna-Barbera created fast food brontosaurus ribs. In books, C.S. Lewis is responsible for the Turkish delight with which the White Witch tempted Edmund in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and we can credit Lewis ... More >>
Remember how fascinating it was when Violet Beauregarde morphed into a balloon-sized blueberry after chewing some of Willy Wonka's not-yet-quite-right chewing gum? Or how you wanted to live in Chewandswallow, the town featured in Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, where the wind blew in hambu ... More >>
Headed West owner Mike Mahaney in front of his mural.Just because the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled against the City of Englewood in its effort to get rid of an Alice In Wonderland-inspired mural featuring a hookah-puffing insect doesn't mean Headed West owner Mike Mahaney, the man who comm ... More >>
The mural in question. Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland could hardly be more mainstream. Children of all ages have read it for decade upon decade, Disney made an animated version during the Truman administration, and there'll likely be another burst of interest in the material when directo ... More >>
The JabbaWockeeZ unmasked. Three representatives of the Denver Nuggets took part in NBA's All-Star Weekend, with varying degrees of success. J.R. Smith didn't embarrass himself during the Slam Dunk competition, as Chris "The Birdman" Anderson did a few years ago as a member of the New Orleans Horne ... More >>
Letters from the week of 5/1/2008
Letters from the week of 4/24/2008
Alison Sudol is indeed someone You Oughta Know. Thanks, VH1.
If it's hyper-literate silliness you want, Spamalotís got what you need.
New Super Mario Bros. scores by plumbing old ideas.
In this race, the road goes on forever and ever.
Buntport celebrates its anniversary with a reheating of the sitcom.
In Spirited Away, Hayao Miyazaki soars through the looking glass.
Alice and Blood Money (Anti-)
Everyman doesn't miss a step in The Baltimore Waltz's bittersweet dance through an imagined European journey.
The LIDA Project examines technology's effect on the human conscience.
Theater pioneers fall through the computerís looking-glass to tell Aliceís tale.
And thanks to these Pioneers, it will.