Reporters generally do a lousy job of analyzing the incarceration rate in the United States -- which, despite recent sentencing reforms, remains the highest in the world, with more citizens per capita behind bars than in Cuba, Rwanda or Russia. That's why a recent report by the Prison Policy Initiat ... More >>
We'd both been to some pretty amazing comedy festival setups ranging from Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon to the now defunct HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado and we both agreed that Denver deserved a truly sustainable festival that would be uniquely "Denver." We thought ... More >>
Ricky Padilla, founder of Brown Water Coffee, doesn't think his company's mission ends with serving good coffee. He also wants that coffee to support good works. See also: - Denver's ten top coffee shops for work productivity - Thump Coffee will start brewing in Capitol Hill in late August - Photos ... More >>
In 1994 there was a mass killing in the central African country of Rwanda, where the two main ethnic groups, the Hutu and the Tutsi, were in conflict. After the assassination of the country's president, the Hutu population began a systematic attack on the Tutsi; the deaths over over 500,000 people o ... More >>
Women are natural born leaders, according to Alexia Parks; in fact, she says, female leadership could save the world. Parks will talk about this theory and the science behind her book Hardwired: The 10 Major Traits of Women Hardwired by Evolution That Can Save the World tonight at 7 p.m. at the Chau ... More >>
Don't bother bringing your wallet to these events -- you won't need it. This week, you can eat free sushi and mingle with creative types, go to a book signing and attend a National Coming Out day celebration without spending a cent. For a full calendar of events, visit the online Westword calendar. ... More >>
With no experience in accessory design prior to co-founding the jewelry company KORA in 2009, Maxandra Short took her inspiration in life experience. The world traveler was born in Singapore, lived in cities like Jakarta and Seoul, and eventually found herself in Los Angeles, working as a magazine w ... More >>
Regis University in Denver is taking the lead on a program to teach online college courses in refugee camps in Malawi and Kenya, and in urban Syria. The four-year pilot project is called "Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins" and it aims to solve a stark problem: the dearth of higher educ ... More >>
Tom Botelho.Denver Film Society executive director Tom Botelho is still recovering from the just-concluded Starz Denver Film Festival; he's got a severe cold. But the word of mouth about the fest makes him feel better, and so do attendance and revenue figures, both of which appear to be up ov ... More >>
When Eddie Guerriero and Mitch Deprey began taping their neighbors' drunken fights in 1987, they had no idea the tapes would become a cult phenomenon. But they did. Matthew Bate's documentary Shut Up, Little Man! An Audio Misadventure (opening today at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax) chronicles the sp ... More >>
Jake Norton, from Golden, CO, is attempting to climb the Triple Seven Summits -- the three highest peaks on each continent -- to raise money to support the Denver-based non-profit Water for PeopleJake Norton, a mountain climber from Golden, CO, is in Uganda this week to climb Mount Stanley's ... More >>
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Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
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