George Saunders is one of America's most celebrated short story writers. Winner of the Folio and Pulitzer prizes and been granted. MacArtuthur fellowship. Since 1996, he's professor at Syracuse, itself an incubator for the best authors of his generation. Saunders returns to town this week to the ... More >>
See Also: Maudlin Magpie at Unit E, Saturday, July 14 Maudlin Magpie started out as the solo project of Jason Horodyski, but after two shows, Horodyski realized he preferred to make music with other people. The band went through different line-ups before settling with its current incarnation. What ... More >>
BON IVER @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 5.31.12 Flanked by talented multi-instrumentalists and standing in front of two drummers, both of whom played kits so sprawling they resembled Neil Peart's smaller setups in the '70s, Bon Iver compelled the packed Red Rocks crowd with songs from across its powerf ... More >>
Richard Brautigan spent a few years basking in the celebrity sun as the author of such counterculture classics as Trout Fishing in America and In Watermelon Sugar. But it was a short honeymoon, and the writer, who came up from poverty, fell into a trough of depression and alcoholism later in life. H ... More >>
May the schwartz be with you.While many people might recognize Bill Pullman as Lone Starr in Spaceballs or the President in Independence Day, the movie star is also an accomplished stage actor who's passionate about helping the performing arts. He'll be at the L2 Arts & Culture Center tonight ... More >>
"Wicked" returns!What do Walt Whitman and Broadway theater have in common? Both contain multitudes. Bad jokes aside, Denver Center Attractions' 2012 lineup is filled with contrariety. It kicks off this January with a production of Bring It On: The Musical, a high-octane comedy about cheerle ... More >>
David Mason announces the winner, Samuel Opoku (third from left).Memorizing and reciting great verse kept the epics of the ancient world alive. It helped former hostage Terry Anderson survive years of dismal captivity -- and countless closet poets from losing their sanity in a tin-ear world. ... More >>
Lindsey Buckingham in 1992. Lindsey Buckingham, the once and future Fleetwood Mac frontman and solo artist par excellence, gets the profile treatment in the September 18 edition of Westword prior to his September 24 appearance at the Ellie Caulkin Opera House -- and he's also the subject of an abs ... More >>
Thereís more to see at the Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver than the building itself.
The Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver opens its doors.
Jack Kerouac's back, and Denver's literary scene is on a scroll.
Although the topic is timely, there's not much urgency to The War Anthology.
The bottom line looks very good for this Colorado company.
From the week of November 20, 2003
Vox Feminista takes on racism
Despite its scholarly setting, the AvantGuitar Summit isn't all academic.
Scorsese's latest epic offers a slice-and-dice history of New York City.
Beatfest 2002 brings a slam-bang finish to Poetry Month.
The malaise of one suburban teen is made vivid in the disturbing L.I.E.
Sixty-year-old rolling stone Bob Dylan still gathers no moss.
These horticultural hobbyists are no shrinking violets.
How a kid from Boulder became an eyewitness to the passing of an era.
Patrick Gourley has seen enough death from AIDS. Now itís time for rebirth.
Forty Acres and a Rattlesnake: Living in the New Wild West
May 27 - June 2, 1999
WELDON KEES HAS BEEN GONE FIFTY YEARS, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO THE DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY, HE WROTE THE BOOK.WHERE'S WELDON KEES WHEN WE NEED HIM? CHECK OUT THE STRANGE SAGA OF THE DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY'S CRANKIEST EMPLOYEE.
JUST BECAUSE IT'S HACK POETRY DOESN'T MEAN IT'S LOUSY.