William S. Burroughs

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    August 27, 2014

    Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Josh Hartwell

    #61: Josh Hartwell The talented Josh Hartwell works with some of the region's best and most creative independent theater companies -- Curious Theatre, Boulder Ensemble Theatre and Buntport Theater, to name a few -- as both actor and director, but he's also an accomplished and award-winning playwrig ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014

    Metro professor offers free course on psychedelics and liberalism at Deer Pile

    Known in the Denver music scene as a former guitarist of The Czars and record producer for Joe Sampson and Esme Patterson, Metro State University of Denver professor Roger Green will be teaching "Psychedelic Aesthetics, Literature, and the Crisis in Liberalism," a donation-based, seven-week course a ... More >>

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    January 16, 2014
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    November 21, 2013
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    September 18, 2013

    Ten best businesses along 13th Avenue in Capitol Hill

    Often overlooked for its bigger, brasher cousin, East Colfax Avenue, the quaint little strip of 13th Avenue between Downing and Sherman streets is one of the few remaining arteries of pedestrian shopping, historic buildings and authentic culture in the Denver area. Its lack of recognition may actual ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Anne Waldman on her book, Gossamurmur, and keeping the world safe for poetry

    It was the urgency of preserving art that inspired Anne Waldman's newest book. The visionary poet, activist, and co-founder of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University was working on transferring the school's collection of fragile tapes of performances by artists like John ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Repertory Cinema Wishlist: Drugstore Cowboy

    Matt Dillon's been all over the board over the years, from his roots as a rough and pretty teen with a James Dean vibe to later comic character roles in films like Singles, The Flamingo Kid and Mr. Wonderful. And somewhere in between, he delivered an unforgettable performance as the Portland junkie ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013

    Gonzo Museum in Aspen is going, going, gone as of April 1

    The plane lands in Aspen at a quarter after four; I'm late. Outside the terminal, which doubles as a café for sharp-dressed skiers and businessmen, D.J. Watkins is waiting in his heavy-breathing '89 Subaru Legacy. The 29-year-old Kansas native moved to Aspen five years ago, determined to preserve H ... More >>

  • Film

    March 21, 2013
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    January 25, 2013

    What you need to know from Sundance 2013

    Bold, impassioned, ecstatically beautiful, Shane Carruth's Upstream Color -- a lyric reverie on loss, love, and various invasions of the body -- was in a class by itself at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Well, let's say it was a class shared by a more conventional but no less heady consideration o ... More >>

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    January 19, 2013

    Sundance 2013: Sex with James Franco, sultry Scarlett Johansson and more

    By Scott Foundas In his brief remarks before the first public screening of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Robert Redford praised the Sundance Institute's ongoing filmmaker development labs as "our core," noting that the festival itself was conceived "to create an audience for the filmmakers in ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Vibrators: A pop-culture history of this buzzed-about device

    Like gay marriage, marijuana use and tattoos, public perception of female sex toys is not what it used to be. While male sex toys still weigh heavy on the shame scale, a female pleasure device is mostly seen as a cute novelty. Encountering one while snooping is comparable to finding a rutabaga in th ... More >>

  • Music

    April 19, 2012
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    April 19, 2012

    Laurie Anderson

    Wednesday, April 25, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Uni and Square set the street-art scene at UnseenDenver's fundraiser for Arts Street

    Street art is usually a fly-by-night phenomena, one that the artists prefer no one -- especially the police -- witness. Just ask the Knapper twins, the subjects of this week's Westword cover story. But Denver has recently taken to the idea of live street-art events. And last Friday night, UnseenDenv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Review: DJ Spooky at Astroland, 7/8/11

    DJ Spooky at Astroland​DJ SPOOKY at ASTROLAND, BOULDER | 7/8/11On the last day of this year's version of Naropa's almost forty-year-old Summer Writing Program, started by Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg in the 1970s, two visiting instructors among the summer faculty signing books and chatting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Awesome People Hanging Out Together is awesome

    Oh yeah, that's Madonna, Sting and Tupac​We are flashed hundreds of images of celebrities doing regular stuff everyday via tabloids and television -- they get caught buying groceries, going to Starbucks and fighting inappropriately with their significant others in public. But who cares if they ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Denver's Next Improv Star week 8 recap: in praise of the absurd

    ​Somewhere between the literary obsessiveness and the heroin-haze that, together, consumed his life, William S. Burroughs developed a technique called cut-up writing, which uses fragments of preexisting works and rearranges them to create something new. The results, generally, are dizzying and non ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tops our new release picks for this week, February 15

    ​It's time to spend that Valentine' Day cash you got from grandma, and what better way to do it than to buy something that'll make you feel less lonely? Thankfully, there is plenty to be happy about this week, with new releases that will make you nostalgic, cause you to cry and more. If you're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Tonight: William S. Burroughs rides again

    The outlaw novelist is in. ​More than two decades ago, freelance writer Gregory Daurer thought it would be cool to track down William S. Burroughs at Naropa and hook him up to a brain machine. Audio excerpts of Daurer's interview with Burroughs surface in a new documentary on the outlaw novel ... More >>

  • Music

    February 4, 2010

    Panty Raid

    Saturday, February 6, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.

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    January 7, 2010
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    October 6, 2009

    Q&A with Time

    ​Time, aka Chris Steele, has been involved in the Denver hip-hop scene for over a decade, and his current and future collaborators include Sole of the Anticon collective, Talib Kweli, Drake, Kool Keith and C-Rayz Walz. The snarkier hip-hop aficionados refer to the form Time writes and performs as ... More >>

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    July 9, 2009

    Just Beat It

    The Naropa conversation continues, thanks to a book that speaks volumes.

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    April 2, 2009
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    December 23, 2008

    Top Ten Americana Albums of 2008

    Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records t ... More >>

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    February 4, 2008
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    November 20, 2007

    Top Five Thanksgiving Songs

    Compared with other holidays, Thanksgiving hasn't inspired bards overmuch. There are no traditional hymns, no instantly identifiable music associated with the day save possibly various football broadcast bumpers. Nevertheless, here and there we find certain songs that -- in lyric or in spirit -- fi ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    May 31, 2007
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    January 9, 2007

    Dead Beats

    The much-ballyhooed arrival in Denver of the scroll bearing Jack Kerouac's On the Road manuscript brings back memories of the last great Beat convergence in these parts, a time when wacky Kerouacians crowded the University of Colorado campus in Boulder to revel in all things Jack. The year was 1982 ... More >>

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    November 9, 2006
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    April 21, 2005

    DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid

    Sunday, April 24, Fox Theatre, 303-443-3399.

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    Up From the Underworld

    This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music.

  • News

    June 24, 2004

    An Open Book

    Will everyone in Boulder please get on the same page?

  • Music

    January 8, 2004

    Lip Service

    Grazing in the bluegrass, Split Lip Rayfield keeps pickin' and grinnin'.

  • Dining

    June 26, 2003

    Perfect Landing

    A voyage of discovery leads to Han Kang.

  • Film

    March 20, 2003

    A Tormented Mind

    Spider sees little triumph over schizophrenia.

  • Film

    August 8, 2002

    Free Willies

    The Cockettes brings back nostalgia for a gay old time.

  • Music

    November 15, 2001

    Laurie Anderson

    Life on a String (Nonesuch)

  • Music

    March 1, 2001

    The Doors

    The Bright Midnight Sampler: 14 Songs/8 Concerts (Bright Midnight Records/Rhino Handmade), Various Artists Stoned Immaculate: The Music of the Doors (Elektra)

  • News

    November 30, 2000

    The Beats Go On

    How a kid from Boulder became an eyewitness to the passing of an era.

  • News

    March 30, 2000

    The Accidental Jurist

    Leonard Peltier. Stephen Miles. Now the witness who might break the Ramsey case. Its no wonder Lee Hill thinks he needs to pack a pistol.

  • Music

    February 3, 2000

    Trischka's Treat

    The banjo champion makes music that's finger-pickin' good.

  • News

    February 4, 1999

    Southern Discomfort

    Writer Terry Southern helped shape a generation. Now his son is fighting for his legacy.

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    July 23, 1998

    Night & Day

    July 23 - 29, 1998

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    March 27, 1997
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    April 26, 1995
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    March 1, 1995
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    August 31, 1994
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    February 2, 1994
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