George Saunders is one of America's most celebrated short story writers. Winner of the Folio and Pulitzer prizes and been granted. MacArtuthur fellowship. Since 1996, he's professor at Syracuse, itself an incubator for the best authors of his generation. Saunders returns to town this week to the ... More >>
This week's cover story, "The Lifers Book Club," reports on the Words Beyond Bars Project, a pilot progam at the Limon Correctional Facility that puts high-security prisoners, many of them serving life sentences, in a room with volunteers to discuss great books. It's a modest effort that could trans ... More >>
Before he restored landmarks like the Molly Brown House, Ninth Street Historic Park and Four Mile House Historic Park, and designed some landmarks of his own, architect Ed White was a student at Columbia, where he met many of the people who would become famous figures of the Beat generation, includi ... More >>
It's difficult to imagine, but U2 used to be cool. Not just cool, but one of the most innovative, inspiring and mysterious bands of their generation. The group challenged the sounds, look and emotional resonance of rock music, forever redirecting the cultural stream for good or ill. Today, while man ... More >>
Brit Withey.Again this year, Starz Denver Film Festival artistic director Brit Withey is offering his must-see picks for each day of the fest -- flicks that movie lovers might otherwise miss amid the flood of silver-screen goodies. Below, he describes his choices for Friday, Saturday and Sund ... More >>
You've read one Hunter S. Thompson tribute, you've read them all, right? Ever since the Good Doctor took his own life at his Owl Farm compound outside of Aspen in 2005, lots of folks have been trying to put into words what, exactly, Thompson left us with. There's a new entry on that list: Go ... More >>
"What was the best job you ever had? Mine was reading comics all day." That's how cartoonist Lynda Barry begins her comic-strip introduction as editor of The Best American Comics 2008, for which she chose the contents. And I suspect Art Spiegelman would agree, as I learned during a recent interview ... More >>
David Mamet and his hero fight the power, and succumb to it, in Redbelt.
Tony Krupicka takes his sport to new extremes.
De Niro takes a loooong, sloooow look at the history of the CIA.
The Vagina Monologues brings female genitalia out in the open.
Will Smith packs a punch in Ali.
D.A. Pennebaker doesn't make history, but he's captured so much of it.
The county will soon have its first new DA in 28 years. But in order for justice to be done, former cop Steve Thomas thinks the office needs a complete overhaul.
Music can free your soul, but can it spring the West Memphis Three?
Sandman author Neil Gaiman finds magic in the damnedest place.
Welcome back to Matthew Barney's hyperreal world.
Leonard Peltier. Stephen Miles. Now the witness who might break the Ramsey case. Itís no wonder Lee Hill thinks he needs to pack a pistol.
RAY LIOTTA ON ACTING--PERIOD.