SKELETON HANDS DOING STUFF By Sommer Browning Published Issue 083, November 2020 Best of Birdy Issue 037, January 2017 Sommer Browning writes poems, tells jokes, draws comics, creates installations, makes books, hosts readings, curates exhibitions, and works as a librarian in Denver. Write her at waverlysands at gmail.
NOVEMBER BOOK CLUB By Hana Zittel Published Issue 083, November 2020 Temporary by Hilary Leichter (2020) Cast against the backdrop of the life of a temporary worker, Hilary Leichter has conjured up the kind of absurd novel that partly fills the huge holes left by the likes of early Thomas Pynchon. Her protagonist is a
BEST OF TRAX ON WAX By Sam Schiel, Columnist for Birdy Magazine 2014-2020 Published Issue 083, November 2020 In loving memory of Sam Schiel | May, 21 1963 – September, 19 2020 Longtime friend and ongoing Trax on Wax columnist Sam Schiel brought 120 records spanning across 70 issues to the pages of Birdy since our
TaylorNikole Fusing Fashion and Design To Create Wearable Art By Rachel Grammes Photos courtesy of TaylorNikole Published Issue 083, November 2020 In July, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver did a major upgrade to their online shop, thanks to the creative vision of the museum’s Shop Buyer, Lacey Manuel. The relaunch of MCA Denver Shop now includes over
NOVEMBER QUEEN CITY SOUNDS By Tom Murphy Published Issue 083, November 2020 Church Fire – some lonely wip This collection of “unfinished / unmixed / unmastered / instrumentals” bridges the gap between Nine Inch Nails and Crystal Castles with their raw, lo-fi, maximalist glitch. Without the highly emotive and cathartic vocals that have been part
Published Issue 083, November 2020 Of course you can’t be an organ donor. You’ll need them when Jesus comes back. I was raised under a pretty extreme Evangelical theology, but somehow, I missed this crucial bit of doctrine until I applied for my driver’s license. It turns out learning the rules of the road came
Pragmatic Plasma Art From Aaron Ristau By Carsen Greene Photos Courtesy of Aaron Ristau Published Issue 083, November 2020 Colorado-born and raised neon sculptor provides electrified positivity to Meow Wolf’s Las Vegas experience, Omega Mart. Aaron Ristau, luminaria sculpture artist, created one of a kind plasma art light sculptures for Omega Mart, Meow Wolf’s Las
BROKEN SHOVELS’ THANKSLIVING BENEFIT SHOW By Sanctuary Director Andrea Davis Photos Courtesy of Broken Shovels Published Issue 083, November 2020 Within the first couple years of operating a marginally successful goat dairy, there were many enlightening moments that drew me further and further from a dairy and found many cracks in my ideas that I