Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Presented by Lone Tree Arts Center through May 4 Huck Finn, a wild-haired urchin, wants to be free of the constraints of civilization, represented by the Widow Douglas, who has adopted him and is determined to get him properly Christianized, and her ste ... More >>
Is Lumber Baron Inn: Denver's Mystery Mansion, Denver historian Phil Goodstein's latest book, really about just one building? "Yes, it is," replies Goodstein. "Compared to a lot of my books" -- like the recently released Denver History Index, about where to find out more about the city's past and pr ... More >>
Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five, Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series are only a small sample of the top 100 banned or challenged books of the past decade. Banning books might sound like a problem of the past, but there are still attempts to cens ... More >>
Comedian and Westword feature subject Ben Roy is about as widely known as comedian can get in Denver. In addition to performing at the upcoming High Plains Comedy Festival, Roy will be headlining a show at ... More >>
Kenn Amdahl is an author, an entrepreneur, and something of a homespun polymath based in Broomfield Colorado. Frustrated by difficulties getting his book, an educational manual leavened by bits of whimsy, Amdahl founded Clearwater Publishing in 1990. Since then, Clearwater has released 11 books from ... More >>
I have bad tattoos. Okay, they aren't all bad -- only about 33 percent of them are, if I break it down by specific tattoo artist. Also, since I didn't get my first tattoos (almost all came in pairs) until I was 24, they are strategically placed, meaning that, for the most part, they can't be seen if ... More >>
Today is the deadline to vote for the next pick in the One Book, One Denver program. Your options: Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, The Art of Racing in the Rain, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Jef Otte wasn't thrilled by the choices, following in a long tradition of Westw ... More >>
Mark Twain's classic Huckleberry Finn will be scrubbed of its 219 uses of the word "nigger" in a new edition to be published by NewSouth. They say the edit is an attempt to return the book to classroom literature requirements, where its use of the slur (as well as the less frequently used, a ... More >>
For a city that embraces reading, Denver has never really embraced the One Book, One Denver program -- not even after last year's votingpalooza for the fifth edition, tied to a secret National Endowment for the Arts grant from the Big Read program, which resulted in the pick of To Kill a Moc ... More >>
It's a been a while since we've heard any new material from Zachary Tipton's I Am the Dot project. The last release was January's Winter EP, and although it wasn't that long ago, it seems a long time after we got used to his once-a-month schedule of releases. In any case, the wait for new mat ... More >>
Think Big with Huck and Jim at the Arvada Center.
Alfred Packer, enjoying a finger-lickin' good meal Good news for all those people hankering for unrealistic facsimiles of dead people: The Denver Wax Museum, which officially closed its doors circa 1981, lives on in an even stranger manner than the one displayed the grotesque operation's original 9 ... More >>
Here's the great thing about a book. Once you have it in your hands, it never goes offline. The Denver Office of Cultural Affairs hasn't been so lucky with the web site where the city's residents are invited to help choose the next One Book, One Denver selection. Voting allegedly started on June 1 ... More >>
American and Iranian artists explore each others cultures.
Howard Zinn and company bring history to the stage.
Denver won't be turning to Mark Twain. At 11 a.m. today, Mayor John Hickenlooper will unveil the fifth selection for the city's One Book One Denver reading program. Here's what we know it won't be: Plainsong, Kent Haruf's lovely novel about life on the Eastern Plains, rejected early on because of ... More >>
Greeley celebrates the American Spirit.
The bloom is on this putrid pond.
Five years after graduation, our comic gets the last laugh.
You look marvelous!
The Experimental Playground blasts classical-music cliches.
Joan of Arc, Dick Cheney, Mark Twain... (Polyvinyl)
Venice on the Creek lets you punt the Platte.
One Book, One Denver gets stoked
American tall tale gallops across these pages
Central Platte Valley
Everything old is mold again when a brother from another 'hood lands in medieval times.
The Colorado Performing Arts Festival is fun and free.
A river of controversy runs through it.
First-time director Kimberly Peirce distinguishes herself and her real-life subject with Boys Don't Cry.
The Minus Man doesn't equal the sum of its parts.
Denver's madams duke it out.
August 27 - September 2, 1998