Lisa Kennedy

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Lisa  Kennedy

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Lisa Kennedy writes on popular culture, race, and gender among other topics – and has for more than two decades. From 2003 to 2015, she was film critic for the Denver Post. In 2012, she added theater critic to her beat. She’s been published in the New York Times, Essence magazine, American Theatre, Newsday,,, and Variety. Before becoming a full-time writer she was an editor at the Village Voice, among other publications. She writes the blog “Little Wanderings” on She is at work on Icarus Ascending, an experimental memoir that unfolds during the AIDS crisis. She currently lives in Denver, CO—the city where she was raised—with her mate, Becky, and Gus & Jax, their awesome substandard poodle and just as awesome rescued terrier mix.

Lisa was just amazingly generous, adaptive, smart, sensitive, approachable, empowering, brilliant, safe. This class, and the group, were a highlight of my year.
Christina Rivera Cogswell