Everybody’s a music critic. Well, thankfully, not everyone. But two of the profession's best and brightest, Greil Marcus
and Nat Hentoff
, will be appearing on the Front Range’s cultural radar over the next two months.
First up is Marcus, who will be giving a free lecture
on January 28 at Colorado College’s Gaylord Hall.
The author is perhaps best known for Mystery Train,
his extremely erudite cultural history of rock 'n' roll. A former reviews editor at Rolling Stone
, he’s written for publications ranging from Creem
. Real Life Rock
, a compendium of his columns of the same name, was published last year by Yale University Press.
Meanwhile, the renowned Nat Hentoff
will be making an appearance — albeit a strictly cinematic one — as part of Denver’s 20th Annual Jewish Film Festival
The Pleasures of Being Out of Step,
a biography about the former Village Voice
jazz critic and accomplished civil libertarian activist, will screen February 20. Filmmaker David L. Lewis
will be in attendance.