City Life

To know Phil Goodstein’s work is to know Denver. The author, tour guide and all-around encyclopedia has written countless books on the Mile High City, from The Ghosts of Denver: Capitol Hill to the comprehensive Denver History Index. Tonight he’ll share his thoughts on his latest release, Curtis Park, Five Points & Beyond: The Heart of Historic East Denver, which he says he wrote because this area on the fringe of downtown is a tale of two distinct personalities in one geographical place.

“On one hand, it is very much a diverse ethnic neighborhood, and on the other hand, it is closely allied with the business establishment,” notes Goodstein. “The hopes, aspirations and frustrations of Denver have centered around Curtis Park and Five Points for the last fifty years.” Two of the oldest neighborhoods in town, Curtis Park and Five Points are home to many distinct and historic structures, which the author says creates an interesting “schizophrenic attitude” about the preservation versus modernization of a changing city.

Goodstein will speak and sign books at 7 p.m. at the Tattered Cover, 2526 East Colfax Avenue. For more information or to request an autographed copy of the book, call 303-322-7727 or visit
Mon., Nov. 10, 7 p.m., 2014

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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