New Israeli Cinema began unofficially six years ago, when Mizel Museum curator Georgina Kolber began showing Israeli films on the lawn of the museum on summer nights. But inclement weather and a slim selection of library titles didn't fulfill the curator's desires, so she approached the Denver Film ... More >>
With seventy of this state's movers and shakers headed to Japan this week for an economic mission that includes a side trip to Denver's sister city of Takayama, there should be lots of sibling revelry. But up in Boulder, the sister-city program founded by President Dwight Eisenhower more than fifty ... More >>
By Scott Foundas In his brief remarks before the first public screening of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Robert Redford praised the Sundance Institute's ongoing filmmaker development labs as "our core," noting that the festival itself was conceived "to create an audience for the filmmakers in ou ... More >>
Westword caught up with Flobots frontman Jonny 5 (aka Jamie Laurie) for a track-by-track breakdown of The Circle In the Square, the new record. If you've bought the record and you're listening right now wondering what the songs are about, wonder no more. You've come to the right place Page down to s ... More >>
Flipper (due tonight and tomorrow night at the Lion's Lair) got its start in 1979 in the creatively fertile arts and music scene in San Francisco. Formed after the break-up of Negative Trend and including two former members of that band, Will Shatter and Stephen DePace, Flipper didn't set out to be ... More >>
After five years at Westword, I'm bidding you all adieu (at least for now). I'm taking a leave to work on the Humor Code, a book project in which I travel around the world with a humor professor in search of what makes things funny. Crazy? Yes. Foolhardy? Possibly. A damn good time? Definitel ... More >>
The world right now is full of insurrection. In China, in Iran, in Palestine, in the Mediterranean, all across North Africa, even in Wisconsin, thousands of men and women are agitating for their rights and, as it often turns out, for their lives. In the spirit of global solidarity, the Thin M ... More >>
The February 26 Westword profile on the Photo Atlas only scratched the surface of our interview with singer Alan Andrews Jr., guitarist Bill Threlkeld III, bassist Mark Hawkins and drummer Nick Miles. At the house where the band practices and where Hawkins and Miles live, they spoke at length about ... More >>
In conversation, singer-songwriter Erykah Badu, the subject of a May 29 Westword profile, sounds regal and all-knowing even when her words seem to defy space, time, logic and just about everything else. It’s a neat (and fascinating) trick, which she demonstrates throughout the Q&A below.
From the week of 10/11/07
An update on the Arabian tales makes for a difficult night at the theater.
Tycoon Jack Grynberg says the energy industry has stolen millions from him -- and billions from the government. What if he's right?
Analyzing the post-game psyche.
From the week of October 13, 2005
The Denver Jewish Film Festival probes the Jewish identity.
Dirty Story is a rich exploration of the conflict in Palestine.
Rose finds a fresh approach to confronting Holocaust horrors.
How Joe Sacco learned to stop worrying and love war.
Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
A Civil War-era Three Sisters focuses on the lives of the unfocused.
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
To find truly progressive media outlets, try looking beneath the radar.
From the week of May 30, 2002
Several high-profile columnists leave the media scene in very different ways.
From the week of February 21, 2002
Speaking his mind has put talk-show host Reggie Rivers on thin ice -- and that's fine by him.
These refugees lost their homes and families in southern Sudan. But in Denver, they're finding a future.
When terrorists breed hatred among us, they've already won the war.
A group of Jews ran gunpowder and TNT through Denver's streets. And they never blew their cover.