In rapidly changing neighborhoods, gentrification can lead to a lack of community unity. But small, physical projects can help give a sense of place -- which is why Denver created the P.S. You Are Here grant program. And yesterday, city officials went to Whittier, one of those rapidly changing neigh ... More >>
Whether or not you have two quarters to rub together, you can still get out and enjoy culture in Denver. This week's lineup of three things to do for free includes a screening of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, a concert by the Colorado Symphony, and a free day at the Denver Museum of Nature and Scien ... More >>
When thinking about alternative forms of transportation, Stapleton Transportation Management Association Director Angie Malpiede saw an opportunity to talk about walking. "I went to CDOT and said, you know, transportation-demand management has always been about taking transit -- carpooling, van-pool ... More >>
The sun is just beginning to glint off the silver sides of Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, where exactly four years ago today (back when it was known as Invesco Field at Mile High), Barack Obama delivered his acceptance speech as the Democratic Party's presidential nominee. And both the ... More >>
My nephew in Chicago has a sudden interest in Colorado politics, and he's been closely following the progress of the civil union bill at the legislature -- a proposal resurrected yesterday when Governor John Hickenlooper said he would call a special session to debate the issue.
Everyone loves Stevie Wonder. If you haven't been at a basement party singing along to "I Just Called to Say I Love You" in punch-drunk love and harmony, you haven't lived. Born Stevland Hardaway Morris in 1950, Stevie Wonder is a child prodigy who has been blind since birth. His classical prowess o ... More >>
In this week's cover story, "Slam, Bam, Thank You, Ma'am," Westword shadowed Denver poet Suzi Q. Smith and traveled to Wyoming with her and two other big names on the national touring roster: Bobby Lefebre and Theo "Lucifury" Wilson. Aside from a lowly Westword writer, the rental car held three sepa ... More >>
Last week, if all had gone according to plan, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would have been finalizing the exchange of a 300-foot right-of-way comprising approximately 100 acres on the eastern border of the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge for a 617-acre parcel on the southwestern corner of ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon, RedLine art gallery housed hundreds of Occupy movement supporters from Colorado and beyond as they reflected on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy and how to translate it to protesting inequality between the 99 percent and the 1 percent. But in recent weeks, the local movement ... More >>
After we announced the Fast Forward Press one-sentence-story contest, we received a number of interesting submissions. And now, the editors at Fast Forward have chosen the winners. First prize will be published in the Press's next flash-fiction anthology, and second will win a copy of The Incredible ... More >>
At tonight's inaugural Pen and Sword open house at the Denver Press Club, a turn-of-the-century treasure at 1330 Glenarm Place, thirteen club member-authors will offer "the stories behind the books" from 6 to 9 p.m. But the stories, and the night, won't end there. Stories rarely end that neatly.
Shoot from the hip and secure your right to shoot from the lip. Get up to date now with this super Kimber .45 caliber concealed carry "Civilitator" handgun with a seven-round School Board special magazine. It's exactly the same model of handgun that Pirate Radio DJ and Greeley School Board m ... More >>
For those of us that hate outdoor activities, winter is the best time of year, because most things happen indoors. None of those pesky barbecues or the guilt that comes from sitting inside all day when it's a lovely 80 degrees out. We've got plenty of pleasant indoor activities going on this ... More >>
Brett Reese.A recent Melanie Asmar post spotlighted Greeley school board member Brett Reese's fondness for a letter claiming Martin Luther King Jr. was a sexual degenerate, a Communist and a modern-day "plastic god" prompted laughter from one reader. Of course, there's nothing funny about su ... More >>
A Flickr photoAs we noted yesterday, 9.12 Project Colorado chair Lu Busse attended the Glenn Beck Restore Honor rally in Washington, D.C. Saturday, sharing her take in a People's Press Collective post. But Busse offers up plenty of outtakes below, including her guess at the actual size of th ... More >>
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Capsule reviews of current shows
The play’s a dud, but the Vietnam War still hits home.
After years with Sonia Dada, Paris Delane is happy to be on his own.
There's more to Z-Trip than the mash-up phenomenon he helped make famous.
Love, Angel, Music, Baby (Interscope)
With Dixie in their zip code and rebellion in their blood, Drive By Truckers prove the rock will rise again.
Dirty Girls author tackles ethnic bias
Sculpture sprouts in Loveland
A true modern classic, dub poet and reggae revolutionary Linton Kwesi Johnson turns another page.
Father Jim Sunderland chose to spend his life as a middleman -- between killers and God.
The slopes are crowded, so why aren't Colorado resorts rolling in cold cash?
In The 6th Day, raging ideologies propel a kinder, gentler Arnie into action.
Waiting to Be Invited delves into the personal side of political protest.
In the special election for a new District 8 City Councilman, the field is wide open -- just like all those empty lots.
Odetta is happy to find trouble everywhere she goes.
Robbie Robertson digs into his past so he can move into the future.
Take a lesson from the genius of Nineties dub.