Weird Al at Red Rocks

In Ohio there is a well-known regionalism: when you meet someone knew, you ask them which high school they attended. That doesn’t happen out here in Colorado, probably because almost no one is originally from here. Instead, it seems that every other day I am asked, whether by friends or by strangers, “Have you seen […]

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Nirvamlet (Band of Toughs)

Something is rotten in the state of… Seattle. Nirvamlet, a theatrical event by Boulder-based Band of Toughs, twists Shakespeare’s classic by casting Hamlet as the son of 90s grunge legends Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. Over the course of an evening you can meet Hamlet’s entire cast of characters, though they may be sporting more […]

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Lighthouse Lit Fest

Before we’d even moved to Colorado, I started following the goings-on at Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Based in Denver, Lighthouse brings in phenomenal writers of diverse backgrounds for workshops and seminars all year long. I daydreamed that I would spend scads of time at Lighthouse once we lived in Colorado, but the realities of living 90 […]

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