Mary DeForest loves Jane Austen. The 68-year-old academic has read each of the author's novels over 100 times. "I went to her tomb at Winchester Cathedral and burst into tears," she says. "I couldn't believe she was dead." DeForest has spent much of her academic career defending Austen's legacy. " ... More >>
For decades, feminists have challenged the art world to open up galleries and museums to women artists. While nominal progress has been made, many major institutions still show a disproportionate amount of work by male artists. This disparity is one of many reasons critics Eleanor Heartney and Nancy ... More >>
VISIT DENVER has just finished crunching the tourism numbers for 2013, which proved to be a record-setting year: Visitor spending topped $4 billion for the first time. Where did tourists spend their money? A lot of it went to shopping and entertainment centers. Look below to see the photo-illustrat ... More >>
Visit Denver's Denver.org website has inspired several recent posts saluting the city, including lists of best free attractions and tours, the top eleven hidden tourism gems, the thirteen best free day trips from Denver and the perfect gay-friendly weekend. Now, we bring you the site's six top "Sho ... More >>
The 2013 Best of Denver issue is on stands now, and in its 196 pages you'll find Westword's picks for the best people, places and services in Denver. Along the way, we asked you to nominate and then vote for your favorites online, via paper ballots and through text messages during a poll that lasted ... More >>
Reno Divorce (due tomorrow night at the Marquis Theater) began in the middle '90s when frontman and guitarist Brent Loveday founded the outfit while still living in Orlando, Florida. Some early, glowing press came the way of the band's 7-inch. But it wasn't until Loveday relocated to Denver and disc ... More >>
Lori MidsonThis is part one of my interview with Rob Lawler, former chef and the sovereign of cheese at the Truffle. Part two of my chat with Lawler will run tomorrow. Rob Lawler The Truffle 2906 East Sixth Avenue 303-322-7363 www.denvertruffle.com When you actually want someone to cut th ... More >>
Tullio Andrew Ragusin must have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express.Tullio Andrew Ragusin has such big balls that they probably should have been charged as co-defendants in the criminal-impersonation and theft case that will bring him to court later today. "He has portrayed himself as not only b ... More >>
Capsule reviews of current exhibits
The DAM unveils its spectacular new Frederic C. Hamilton Building.
There's little magic to the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's Tempest.
His parents had high hopes for Contrell Townsend. But the seventeen-year-old wound up stabbed to death -- like both of his grandfathers.
This local girl made good -- very good -- in the escort business.
Fans chill as pro hockey pucks up.
Old Time Relijun puts a new spin on ancient sounds.
Consider this your final exam on the past year. Cheating is encouraged, bribes will be accepted -- and grades will be posted at City Hall.
You'll flip your wig for the Lida Project's Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
The sultry Brit-poppers of Cousteau go deep.
An Aussie collection of European masterpieces will grace the DAM all summer.
Daniel Libeskind muses over the first new museum building of the 21st century.
From the week of August 24
Henry V and The Tempest storm through Boulder.
The Artists of the Broadmoor Academy show the big picture of Colorado art history.
Celebrity drummer Ginger Baker prepares to leave Colorado. Will he be gone for good?
DJ King Britt is making Boulder part of his royal domain.
Digging out from a blizzard of seasonal CD releases.
Gassing it up with the Secret Servix Scootin' Chicks All Girls Scooter Club.
Westword's Guide to teh '96-'97 ski and snowboard season