Tuesday, July 5

Tag: pop-culture

Do you have a friend in ‘Friends’? | John Moore | Arts & Entertainment
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Do you have a friend in ‘Friends’? | John Moore | Arts & Entertainment

I’d like to believe I’ve been dancing a fairly friendly two-step with the inevitability of aging. I accept that there comes a time when hair stops growing where you want it to and suddenly starts to grow where you don’t. I have taken to filling my car with gas when I’m down to half a tank. I’m cool with it.Well, I was. Until I mentioned to my college theater students that “Jagged Little Pill” recently turned 25 years old. Blank faces. So I tried again.“You know, 25 years of bastardizing the word ‘ironic?’ ” Crickets.So I flat-out asked for a show of hands how many of my students had even heard of Alanis Morissette. Two dozen hands stayed down. Two dozen mouths...
For one week, Denver is center of TV universe | Arts & Entertainment
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For one week, Denver is center of TV universe | Arts & Entertainment

The week-long SeriesFest, which wrapped its eighth year Wednesday, has become a very big deal for Denver and the local entertainment industry.By the end of what is essentially a film festival for independent episodic TV, 13,000 attended events that included a pilot competition featuring 56 titles from all over the world, a fascinating “Pitch-A-Thon” for dreamers to present their ideas before a panel of industry bigwigs; a live “staged reading” of the first episode of a proposed miniseries about the namesake of the Hubble Telescope; and a blowout party at Red Rocks hosted by Amber Ruffin that included Denver comic Justine Marino and a concert from Lake Street D...