Last week Mutiny Information Cafe unveiled its new mural highlighting the characters of Broadway. But this is far from the only tasty mural on the side of a local watering hole. At Highland Tavern, an outside wall boasts Rosie the Riveter urging you to drink Pabst. But is that co-opting an iconic fe ... More >>
In Maya Gurantz's latest piece, The Whore's Dialog, she presents a collection of stories about women -- but she also offers commentary on the role of women in the history of the pornographic tale in a very upfront and captivating way. Gurantz will be leading a discussion on the exploration of how ... More >>
This Saturday, February 16, The Presser Foot, a sewing and quilting store in Longmont, will host a Sew Day for African Girls. Working with the nonprofit Empower Women In Africa, the store will provide all the materials and inspiration to create cloth menstrual pads -- and in the process help women i ... More >>
As Tod Davies describes it, she's "been a kazillion things" over the years. From work as a film producer (of Revengers Tragedy and Three Businessmen) to a screenwriter (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) to her current role as publisher of the independent press Exterminating Angel, Davies has been invo ... More >>
In our recent cover story, "Bed Check," which chronicles the challenges homeless women in Denver face, we note the need for both emergency shelter and more permanent homes. In the latter category, a group called the Empowerment Program is now pushing forward with a housing project specifically for f ... More >>
Best known as '70s punk pioneer and frontwoman of The Bags, Alice Bag -- born Alicia Armendariz -- had a hand in pushing women to the front of the musical movement. Though history memorializes bands like The Germs and Fear as the dominating acts of the East Los Angeles scene during this pivotal time ... More >>
Tonight and tomorrow at the Mercury Cafe, V-Day Denver will stage readings from A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer, an anthology about violence against women co-edited by Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues. This is only one of the events organized by V-Day Denver, this city's arm o ... More >>
SlutWalking in Seattle.As the Denver edition of SlutWalk approaches, the comment threads on the event's Facebook page -- and on my post about the SlutWalk event page's comment thread (shit's getting meta here, but stay with me) -- are gathering steam. In that piece, I elected to use unedited ... More >>
www.dallaspinup.comBurlyCute's Cora Vette will perform tonight at Bender's. BurlyCute's Cora Vette has heard a lot of misconceptions about burlesque. While some think of it simply as "that stripping stuff," others are totally clueless to the fact that it involves nudity, expecting the tame po ... More >>
What does a gay man look like? Or a whistleblower? Or a woman who, were she to return to her home country, would be targeted for female genital mutilation? Those are the questions raised by "social visibility," a criterion adopted by the Virginia-based Board of Immigration Appeals that some ... More >>
Misogyny, as a concept and as a behavior, is a major issue in hip-hop. Women are frequently marginalized and suffer the extreme sexist treatment at the hands of men in the business. As I began to examine the pronounced gender bias in the hip-hop community for this week's feature, I interviewe ... More >>
A real survivor.If anyone is in need of further proof that we live in strange and litigious times, then they need look no further than the gossip that's arisen around the first episode of ABC's The Bachelor, which aired yesterday. A slap in the face delivered by contestant Chantal O'Brien to ... More >>
View Larger Map The release from the Broomfield Police Department sported the most routine of subject lines: "Domestic Violence Call." But it was clearly not a standard incident. According to the BPD, a Broomfield man living at 13005 Lowell Boulevard, along a stretch of the street captured in the g ... More >>
Redefining and reclaiming the word through Hollywood divas.
Luanne Buckstein and Pamela Clifton fill a gap in women's theater
As her second “comeback” movie arrives in theaters, Jane Fonda talks sex, politics and revolution.
The revived Ladyfest Out West brings back a dose of grrrlpower.
The father of African cinema produces a beautiful anti-circumcision polemic.
Musical celebrates the "M" word -- loudly
Saints and Hysterics has comic originality but is thin as a drama.
Sara Hickman just wants to give the world a great big hug.
El Dildo Bandido wraps himself in red, white and blue.
From the week of November 9, 2000
Denver Neighborhood Women's History Trail, Women of the West Museum
The brewery may have gone too far in trying to prevent sexual harassment.
Ten years ago, Colorado began to force batterers into treatment programs. but do they work?
Colorado activists struck first on domestic violence.
Don't Ask, Do Tell
Sex harassment in the state prison system is no joke. So why is this man laughing?
While Public Service execs enjoy a soft landing, employees face a hard future.