Arts & Life

5:11am

Sun December 18, 2011
Arts & Culture

Poems for the Season...

Poet Laureate David Mason reads his poem, "The Soul Fox"
"Fox In Snow" acrylic by Jeff Ward; used with permission

Amidst the holiday tinsel and frenzy -- let's get relief with some low-tech poems, a good antidote!  KUNC’s Peter Johnson invited-in past and current poet laureates of Colorado for their gift of poetry.

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4:17am

Sun December 18, 2011
Movies

'100 Cult Films': Some You'd Expect, But 'Star Wars'?

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:11 am

A Clockwork Orange was a reader suggestion for the NPR list of best cult films of all time.
The Kobol Collection

If one movie can sum up the definition of "cult film," it would probably be The Rocky Horror Picture Show. (Yeah, that is why it's up there at the top of the page.)

Midnight-movie screenings and singalongs with the film's musical numbers have cemented Rocky Horror's status in the pantheon of cult classics.

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10:32am

Fri December 16, 2011
Remembrances

For Hitchens, In Life And Death, An Unaware Cosmos

Originally published on Fri December 16, 2011 8:29 pm

Christopher Hitchens, shown here in 2010, began a lifelong battle with a God he didn't believe in when he was just 9 years old.
David Levenson Getty Images

Writer Christopher Hitchens, who died on Thursday from complications of cancer at the age of 62, leaves behind some 18 books and countless essays on politics and public figures. But his most lasting legacy may be his atheism and his long-running duel with what he considered the world's most dangerous threat: religion.

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6:00am

Fri December 16, 2011
Arts & Culture

KUNC Entertainment Report

Holiday events and celebrations abound this weekend along Colorado's Front Range

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10:01pm

Thu December 15, 2011
StoryCorps

Homeless At 60: 'A Bullet I Didn't See Coming'

Originally published on Fri December 16, 2011 1:23 pm

Queen Jackson, right, and her case manager, Debra MacKillop, visited StoryCorps in Denver, Colorado.
StoryCorps

Queen Jackson has been homeless for about a year. As she recently told her case manager, Debra MacKillop, it all started in 2009, when she was laid off from her job as an administrative assistant.

"I was working for the state of Colorado," says Jackson, 60. "I had all these great ideas of retiring and sitting back and enjoying my life. But, as the budget was becoming very strained, I was one of the first to be laid off."

At the time, Jackson wasn't worried. She had saved some money, and she was sure she'd be able to find another job quickly.

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