Fans of Matt Stone and Trey Parker, local comedian heroes, know that their hilarity knows no bounds. And when it comes to South Park, it also knows no boundaries. Which is why we weren't entirely surprised to find that the show and its creators were recently spoofed themselves -- with a burlesque pa ... More >>
The late Stan Brakhage, a Denver-born experimental filmmaker, was a pioneer in avant-garde cinema and a notable successor to Maya Deren and the film artists of the 1940s. A professor at the University of Colorado, he's remembered with an annual symposium and weekly film series -- and at least in par ... More >>
Colorado is a key swing state in the upcoming presidential election. In polls, Colorado looks like a toss-up between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, with leads shifting back and forth by the day -- and which way the vote ultimately goes here could decide the national outcome. By the numbers, though, t ... More >>
The Book of Mormon was the brainchild of two Coloradans, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, who first burst on the national scene with South Park. But other locals also got lucky with the musical. Longtime Denver lobbyist Leo Boyle actually invested in it. "It's one of the few things I've done right in my ... More >>
This GIF pretty much summarizes how we feel about The Book of Mormon hitting home tonight. Although the fourteen-times-over Tony winner has already made a splash on Broadway -- and sold out in Denver -- it finally reaches the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at 7:30 p.m. for the first performance in a ru ... More >>
It's the hottest ticket in town. The Tony award-winning The Book of Mormon opens its national tour at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House next Tuesday -- creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are hometown heroes, after all -- and all the seats were sold out the first day tickets went on sale in January. ... More >>
How to get visitors to come to your town, city or state? Last week's mascot-packed Colorado tourism rally and Greeley's new "Let's Go" ad campaign represent two recent approaches. But what about a memorable nickname? Colorful Colorado boasts a slew of very unusual ones. Check out our favorites from ... More >>
Colorado has starred in hundreds of movies -- and more recently, watched as filmmakers pass up the Centennial State for cheaper locales, even if their films are set here. (Thanks for nothing, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.) But lawmakers and industry folks have a plan to change that, a plan that could b ... More >>
Jumping for joy over The Book of Mormon tickets.People are still comparing notes on how long they tried to log on to buy tickets for The Book of Mormon when they were available for a few brief hours on Sunday, January 22. Those who gave up on technology and simply went to the ticket windows a ... More >>
Hundreds of fans lined up to buy The Book of Mormon tickets on Sunday, since the musical written by hometown heroes Trey Parker and Matt Stone will start its road tour here in Denver next August. For those who managed to snag seats, Jenn Wohletz, who spent several years in Utah, offered up t ... More >>
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who created The Book of Mormon , are hometown heroes -- and that alone is reason for a "Glory Hallelujah" all around. Tickets for the musical sold out in record time yesterday; for those lucky enough to have snagged them, there are a few things about the LDS faith that yo ... More >>
Tim Tebow's latest miracle versus the Jets inspired Bronco Planet to share a musical nod to No. 15: a version of "I Believe" from The Book of Mormon (by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, locals made good and Broncos fans) in which puppets yelp lines like, "I believe... that reading the defense and calling ... More >>
Despite their nearly two decades of golden success, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have always put on for Colorado -- magnum opus South Park, for example, is basically a fifteen-year-long-and-counting tribute to the home state -- and given that track record, we weren't surprised at all when they ... More >>
Theater seasons are revving up all over town, and as always they cover the gamut: serious, classic, thoughtful, imaginative, pandering, comic, adventurous, silly or just plain fun. On our random list of upcoming auditions, there's something for everyone. Get out your head shots, confidence a ... More >>
You sure about this, guys?Although the musical -- one of the sillier holdouts from an era when theater was more, you know, theatrical -- is mostly exploited these days for its camp potential (see: The Book of Mormon), it's still not quite dead as a study of human emotion, either. And although ... More >>
Colorado is crawling with mascots. It's been two weeks since the Discover Colorado Rally -- plenty of time for all Colorado summer vacation planners to have studied up for today's pop quiz. Provide the name and attraction associated with each of the mascots pictured below...
At this point, it's safe to say that Denver locals Trey Parker and Matt Stone's The Book of Mormon is like the Titanic of musicals this year, and by Titanic we mean not the opulent ship sunk of hubris, but rather the James Cameron romantic epic from 1997 that swept every single award to the e ... More >>
USA! USA!This weekend, America proved once again that no matter how far you run, no matter how well you hide, or possibly don't really bother to run or hide at all, you can't escape the badass eagle-sword of eventual justice! Osama bin laden is dead, and to celebrate -- and also because it's ... More >>
It's been not much more than a month since The Book of Mormon, the sweet and dirty musical send-up of Mormonism from South Park creators and Denver locals Trey Parker and Matt Stone, opened on Broadway to the adulation of everybody -- and now its dominance is official: Yesterday, Book of Morm ... More >>
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Now that South Park bad boys Trey Parker and Matt Stone have announced plans for a Broadway production titled The Book of Mormon, congregants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are bracing themselves for some savage jokes about polygamous prophets, complicated underwear, annoy ... More >>
The January Esquire features profiles of fifty prominent Americans, one pegged to each state, talking about "What I've Learned." And who did the mag pick to represent celebrity-starved Colorado? An elder statesman like Gary Hart? ¬†(BTW, he's my¬†dark-horse candidate to return to the U.S. Senate.) ... More >>
Kenny vs. Spenny makes its way south.
Visiting South Park with the man who would be Butters.
We laughed until it hurt in 2005.
Johnny Knoxville is still an ass, but his co-stars are something special.
Celebrating the overachieving, underhyped movies of 2004.
The Starz Denver International Film Festival unspools for the 27th time.
Heaven and Helluloid
February 26, 2004
Film buffs can reach for the stars at the Ultimate Film Fanatic competition.
A towering inferno of local talent garners a smokiní deal.
Mystical roots music enthralls
Shrek offers an amusing, if empty, fractured fairy tale.
Kissing off a year of six-minute smooches and sex-toy cigars.
August 6 - 12, 1998
Feb. 5-11, 1998
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