Today and tomorrow, artists working at the intersection of social justice and the art world will gather at Anderson Ranch outside Aspen to discuss their projects as a part of Making the Change They Want to See. The artists are as varied as Steve McQueen, director of 12 Years a Slave; Laurie Jo Reyno ... More >>
Colorado's independent film scene is booming, says filmmaker and photographer Ralph-Michael Giordano, whose exhibition A Colorado Tribute to Classic Hollywood will be featured at Tenn Street Coffee and Books on First Friday, as part of the Tennyson Street Artwalk. Giordano has spent the last six mon ... More >>
In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard - south to north - within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on thi ... More >>
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, Village Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl and L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson disagree on Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave -- a beautifully shot film, contrasting the all-too-visible evil of mankind.
M83 @ OGDEN THEATRE | 4/30/12 See Also: Q&A with Maria Linden of I Break Horses The familiar strains of "Intro" from 2011's Hurry Up, We're Dreaming probably should have been our clue that the band was coming on. But instead someone dressed up as the creature from the album insert walked on like a ... More >>
This week's cover story, "All In," focuses on the work of University of Denver professor Robert Hannum, who's been researching the mathematics of gambling and the science of poker for almost two decades. Of course, we all know (or think we know) something about Las Vegas casinos and card game ... More >>
Graham Bumpers Mother's Rating: Three spoons out of four Cereal description: Corn, oat and rice mashed together and then molded into thick, gently curved, boldly rippled rectangles. They resemble outdoor-recliner cushions made of wood, or perhaps swimming pool rafts destined to sink t ... More >>
And who, you may ask, is the handsome devil right there? That's me, folks. No bullshit. No disguises. The anonymous restaurant critic in the flesh and en clair. On Monday, June 15, at around 4 p.m. local time, my cover was finally, permanently blown. That picture is the jacket phot ... More >>
The Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice is proving to be one of Governor Bill Ritter's more promising ideas for finding ways to trim the hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars dumped into the state's prison system every year. The CCCJJ just released its annual report, wh ... More >>
So the Denver Police department wants the force in Colorado Springs to provide 58 officers for the Democratic National Convention. Yeah, that'll do it. Rest easy -- at least until the convention itself, when the cops will have their hands full even if the masses are well behaved. And if they're not ... More >>
A jury divided unites around Laurent Cantet's schoolhouse drama
Reflecting its moment, Cannes 2008 takes a decidedly serious tone
In his November 9 introduction for director Norman Jewison, the recipient of the Mayor’s Career Achievement Award at the 30th annual Starz Denver Film Festival, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper quoted dialogue from one of the less distinguished entries in the Jewison canon: Other People’s Money, a ... More >>
Fast reviews of recent releases
Finding beauty in the status quo.
Vin Diesel moves in, and the laughs move out.
The timing is hot for Ladder 49, an unabashed homage to firefighters.
Collectors' Extravaganza goes from the sophomoric to the sublime
2 Fast 2 Furious is custom-made for box-office success.
Movie producer Robert Evans preserves his golden myth.
Brad and Julia get pistol-whipped by The Mexican.
Eddie Izzard just wants to be loved, and is that so wrong?
The bucks stop here for the mythic cowboy life.