Live Recording: “Hello? Denver? Are you still there?”

For the modern news aficionado, podcasts are the new opinion column. With the ability to download thousands of podcasts and access them easily through iTunes or Google Play, there is no limit to the number of podcasters you can subscribe to. Podcasts are ideal for catching up on news in the car, at the gym, … Continued

House of Dankness Review

House of Dankness is on the cusp of breaking out as an example of what the future of dispensaries will look like in Colorado. Unfortunately, they are holding themselves back. House of Dankness has all the potential in the world, and yet they leave it all on the table. When I drove out to Commerce … Continued

‘Vigilante’ at the Denver Film Festival

Director David Wexler has a secret weapon with “Vigilante: The Incredible True Story of Curtis Sliwa and the Guardian Angels,” and he’s not afraid to use it. Not only is the rise of Sliwa’s group perfect documentary fare, the founder himself, at 63, remains a force of nature. So Wexler wisely lets Sliwa tell his … Continued

Shop Local for Unique Gifts This Holiday Season

As the biggest shopping weekend of the year converges upon us, supporting local businesses helps keep our local economy strong and growing. Instead of saving all your shopping budget for Cyber Monday, get up out of that Turkey-induced funk and go out into the community for Small Business Saturday this weekend. Shopping with local businesses … Continued

3 Boozy Denver Tours to Try with Visiting Kin

Here’s the predicament that I hear from my transplant friends in Denver: “My friends/family/in-laws are coming to town to visit,” they say. “Where should I take them?” My advice for new Denverites hosting guests from out-of-town is to embrace your inner tourist together. Leave the work to a real tour guide and support these amazing … Continued

Walk Your Shop!

With Small Business Saturday upon us, how about walking around to do your shopping, rather than braving the parking nightmare of mall adventures? We’ve got two good walks that will do two great things: support local Denver businesses and get you outside for a bit of urban hiking. Let’s start with the short urban hike … Continued

‘Call Me By Your Name’ Wowed the DFF

The CinemaQ gem that impressed audiences at the Denver Film Festival I’ve seen a lot of queer films – A LOT – and I can’t remember the last time I was so thoroughly impressed as I was by Luca Guadagnino’s adaptation of “Call Me By Your Name.” Sure, queer cinema has improved tremendously in the … Continued

The Terrible Timing for ‘Submission’

The Denver Film Festival’s Centerpiece was a major letdown At the 40th Denver Film Festival, the Centerpiece film was “Submission.” It was adapted from the bestselling novel “Blue Angel” by Francine Prose, which was a biting satire about the sexual politics that occur within a microcosm. It’s important to remember that it was adapted from … Continued

Pop Culture and ‘JonBenet’s Tricycle’

If you’re a Colorado native, you’ve likely seen or read about Andrew Novick long before his Denver Film Festival debut last year. At the 40th Denver Film Festival, he’s revealing the feature-length version of his documentary, “JonBenet’s Tricycle,” and it’s sure to create conversation. First, it’s important to know who Andrew Novick is. He’s been … Continued

Best Films Directed By Women At The DFF

While women make up half the population, they’re currently only responsible for directing a fraction of films. There are, of course, numerous reasons for this. More importantly, though, is that we begin to recognize the importance of women in film. The Denver Film Festival does its part year-round with their Women+Film partnership, through which they … Continued

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