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Pop Confessions: So You Wanna Be a Film Critic?
3 years ago

Pop Confessions: So You Wanna Be a Film Critic?

By  •  Opinion

I was working for a mid-sized newspaper in a mid-sized city. The paper’s veteran movie critic showed no signs of early retirement. I still wanted to review movies any way …
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Why DCPA’s ‘Frankenstein’ Has One Monster Too Many
3 years ago

Why DCPA’s ‘Frankenstein’ Has One Monster Too Many

By  •  Reviews

Mary Shelley first brought Frankenstein, bolts and all, to life in 1818. Popular culture refuses to let him rest. There’s something about a scientist playing God that taps into our deepest …
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Why ‘Beautiful’ Is the Best Kind of Feminism
4 years ago

Why ‘Beautiful’ Is the Best Kind of Feminism

She’s dowdy to the core, a Brooklyn girl who thinks she isn’t pretty enough to sing her own songs. Her tunes are meant for stars, not a mom struggling with …
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Subversive ‘Sound of Music’ Finds Joy in Faith
4 years ago

Subversive ‘Sound of Music’ Finds Joy in Faith

The college student earned the chance to play Maria in the national touring production of “The Sound of Music.”

College clearly can wait.

Anderson isn’t just cozy slipping into Julie Andrews’ …
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HiT Radio: How Captain America Avoids Ideology
4 years ago

HiT Radio: How Captain America Avoids Ideology

Marvel’s red, white and blue hero is patriotic to the core. Yet over the years, comic book writers have used him as a cudgel in their ideological grudge matches.

Most recently, …
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Why Silent Film Is Equal to Sound Movies
4 years ago

Why Silent Film Is Equal to Sound Movies

Silent film is art. At its best – which is as good as any art – silent film awakens and stirs people intellectually and emotionally.

Director D.W. Griffith supposedly said …
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Denver’s ‘Sweeney Todd’ Packs Steampunk Pop
4 years ago

Denver’s ‘Sweeney Todd’ Packs Steampunk Pop

Denver’s take on Stephen Sondheim’s quasi-opera mines a local resource to glorious effect.

Colorado’s own DeVotchKa reinterprets the Tony winning musical, playing through May 15 at Denver’s Stage Theatre. The gypsy …
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Pot Doc Blows Smoke at Marijuana Legalization
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4 years ago

Pot Doc Blows Smoke at Marijuana Legalization

“Rolling Papers” follows The Cannabist, a Denver Post product chronicling legal marijuana in Colorado. The story is about more than journalism. The state’s legalization is a brazen cultural experiment. Should it succeed, …
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‘All the Way’ Goes All In on LBJ’s Legacy
4 years ago

‘All the Way’ Goes All In on LBJ’s Legacy

The man who became the nation’s 36th president following John F. Kennedy’s assassination swore like the proverbial sailor. He used racial epithets we now condemn in no uncertain terms. He …
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‘The Nest’ Walks Ideological Tightrope Sans Net
4 years ago

‘The Nest’ Walks Ideological Tightrope Sans Net

Audiences shouldn’t fear a talking point bombardment. Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck’s play, enjoying its world premiere at Denver’s The Space Theatre through Feb. 21, avoids cable news shoutfests. Its story hangs on …
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