Entertainment

Hard not to Laika

"Show your work.” That statement is both an admonition given by rigid mathematics instructors and part of the reason why stop-motion animation continues to captivate....

Lady liberty triumphant

If a revolution could ever be distilled into a single image, then let it be Delacroix’s commemoration of the French Revolution’s July 1830 victory,...

Illuminating content

Dear incoming film students, take a moment to learn from those who came before you, and please heed Derek Cianfrance’s advice: “Be where you...

Hiding in plain sight

Walk into the main gallery of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) and you will be blinded by industrial spotlights mounted on large...

From Pearl street to Wall Street

What makes you get up every morning? It’s a straightforward question, but rarely does it illicit a straightforward response. Ask that question of 20...

A walk on the fringy side

When Al Stafford began his transition from female to male, he realized that a lot of the conversations and performances attempting to narrate the...

The never nervous, always prodigious Acoustic Kids

Andy May is a soft-spoken man who calls children “youngsters” and adults “folks.” His talent as a musician and teacher is undisputed, but he’s...

Dr. John Brinkley is just ‘Nuts!’

Dr. John Romulus Brinkley Jr. had trouble with the truth. But then again, Dr. Brinkley was an American, and Americans have a particular allergy...

‘Sausage Party’ goes further than you think


The first 70-or-so minutes of Sausage Party is obscenely insightful, a hilariously raunchy contemplation of how spiritual beliefs can be ignorance-inducing and socially blinding....

It’s Rocky Mountain Folks Festival time

We all have ways of measuring the passage of time. We watch our kids grow up — their way-too-fast and amazing transformation into adults...

Apropos, at least for the moment

Andrew Bird has his own reality TV show. Which seems uncharacteristic for the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his whimsical lyrics and perfectly...

The end of the world

An upbeat love song might be a strange choice for the lead single from an album about the apocalypse. But not if you’re Parker...
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