John Parr, Westword co-founder Sandy Widener and their oldest daughter, Chase Parr, were killed in a car wreck in December 2007, a tragedy that dimmed some of Denver's brightest lights. In tribute to this exemplary family (the only survivor was younger daughter Katy), friends and colleagues created ... More >>
Forty years ago, bombs exploded in Boulder, killing six Chicano activists. Their deaths are still shrouded in mystery: Who killed them and why? Were they plotting a bombing? Did the police and FBI entrap them? Were they murdered? Su Teatro's Tony Garcia has written Cuarenta y Ocho, a play that explo ... More >>
Luis Valdez, whose Christmas play La Pastorela just opened at Denver's Su Teatro, first met Cesar Chavez when he was six, growing up among the migrant workers of Delano, California, where the United Farm Workers movement took root in the nonviolent strikes and grape boycotts of the '60s and '70s. ... More >>
Pam and Ricardo Martinez met on a United Farm Workers picket line in California. Now, almost forty years later, they share a life, a family, a passion for social justice and Padres y Jovenes Unidos, the Denver nonprofit they co-founded in 1991 -- as well as another big national honor. The A ... More >>
Yes, he was against illegal immigration -- but he was also pro-Aztlan.
A linguist’s guide to Mexican nicknames.
The Minutemen toot their own horn.
El Sol Que Tú Eres revisits ancient mythology with a Chicano twist.
PBS series is previewed at Starz
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Denver's janitors were being swept aside. Now they're winning respect.
Su Teatro's Papi, Me and Cesar Chavez cultivates an audience.
Where it's always showtime
Ozomatli hopes its cross-cultural music spurs a revolution -- and makes you want to dance.
May 13-19, 1999