The Day of the Doctor is upon us, and it has been fifty years in the making. The longest-running sci-fi series in television history, Doctor Who is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary with a cinematic event that will screen in theaters across the country, including nineteen theaters in Colorado on Monday, November 25.
Image courtesy of BBC Doctor Who will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, honoring the eleven Doctors.
Fifty years of Doctors, companions, villains, timelines and back story are a lot to catch up on for the uninitiated. Fortunately, the British series allows newcomers to pick up the show at different points along the way. For Whovians who want to refresh their memory, Newvians who want to learn about the show's history, or people who don't know about the show but want to attend this milestone event, here is a crash course..
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In 2010, Adam Lerner was presented with what looked like a collection of pieces from the Russian Avant-Garde masters. Though the origin of the works was unverified, he showed them anyway -- a potentially career-shattering move for Lerner, who had recently taken the position of director at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Lerner's new book, From Russia With Doubt, details how this work came to him, what he went through to exhibit it and what he learned along the way.
This Saturday, November 23, Lerner will host From Russia With Drinks, a celebration and conversation about his new book at the MCA Denver. In advance of that get-together, Westword spoke with Lerner about this strange tale and why he gambled on 181 paintings bought by collectors in an eBay auction.
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Poet and conceptual writer Robert Fitterman tackles a heavy topic in his latest work, Holocaust Museum, a recontextualization of captions for photographs displayed in the United States Memorial Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. Fitterman sees modern poetry moving toward appropriation as a means to critique and create conversation around a range of texts.
This Friday, November 22, the New York-based author will be in Denver for the release of Holocaust Museum, which is being published by local non-profit Counterpath Press. In advance of tomorrow's reception and reading, Westword spoke with the writer about his latest work and why he chooses appropriation as his method.
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Construction has been ongoing for the past couple of weeks, but today was the official groundbreaking for a hip new hotel on Broadway, between 12th and 13th avenues, that is being designed to fit in with the city's museum and cultural district in the Golden Triangle.the Art, a hotel, which blends architecture with art, is scheduled to be completed in late 2014.
Artist rendering of the Art
It's not every weekend that a handful of Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize-winners and international artists converge on the area. But this weekend the Americas for Conservation and the Arts will present the inaugural Americas Latino Festival of Colorado, a green event celebrating the nation's largest and fastest-growing minority population and presenting a whirlwind of activities today through Sunday, most of them free.
Courtesy of Americas Latino Festival
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It was a battle of the bold in Denver on Sunday, November 3, when American Crew 2013's opening night featured the announcement of the U.S and Canadian All-Star Challenge winners, narrowed down to six hairstylists from hundreds of competitors. The hairstylists displayed their talents at a men's-only show that highlighted the worldwide debut of "The Independent," the company's 2014 collection. Forty models saluting men from all walks of life strutted the runway during the year's biggest celebration of men's hair styling before an audience of almost 500. Keep reading to see candid backstage moments and view the talent on the runway.
All photos by Mauricio O. Rocha
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Tonight the Alamo Drafthouse will welcome Pam Grier back to the Littleton cinema space for a special appearance and showing of her 1974 classic, Foxy Brown. As both a featured guest in the theater's "Tough Women" month of programming and part of its running "Color Commentary" series, Grier will be answering questions from the audience and sharing the film's behind-the-scenes secrets and stories as it rolls along.
Pam Grier as Foxy Brown.
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Sometimes having a kid can slow down a parent's social life. Christine Winn ran into this problem when she became a mom, and she decided to do something about it. She wrote a play directed not just to mommies, but is accessible to everyone: The Mommy Rants.
Winn is not just a mother, but a playwright and elementary school teacher. She spent some time doing theater in Chicago before moving back to Denver to be closer to her family, and soon after had a daughter. "All of a sudden my theater world was cut off because I had this baby," she recalls. "I couldn't go to shows, I couldn't go to plays, I couldn't act in plays, I couldn't direct plays. I was completely cut off from the world. That's about the time I met Connie."More »
The leaves have turned and the weather's gone cold, but we geeks aren't concerned -- all of our favorite activities take place indoors, anyway. And this November will give Denver geeks plenty to be thankful for between now and Thanksgiving. In addition to the usual buffet of turkey and pumpkin pie, we get a cornucopia of geek fun, from brony cons to far-out films.
Dr. Who turns fifty.
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