Not all cameos are equally coveted: A good cameo creates an undeniable rush (I know that person!) that widens the eyes and forces the viewer to blurt out the musician's name when he or she appears on the big screen, like Anthony Kiedis in Point Break. An even better cameo, in which the musician is c ... More >>
In his new column, award-winning goofball Shea Serrano, whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book, writes about his life and times. Song: Eminem's "The Monster," featuring Rihanna History: Eminem did a freestyle battle. He went up against Papa Doc and choked. It wa ... More >>
After six grueling months of weekly competition that whittled 140 comics down to one, the 2013 Comedy Works New Faces Competition has a winner in Jordan Doll. He'd delivered heavily talked-about performances at UMS and High Plains, and there had been a lot of hype in the comedy scene that Doll would ... More >>
People often fear death; Mother Nature does not. She dresses up in flashy colors and goes out with a bang. And every year from mid-September to mid-October, those living in Colorado get to witness one of the most brilliant funerals in the entire world. But why are fall colors so spectacular? We of ... More >>
Randy and Jason Sklar make a living off of their "twinning" jokes. The Sklar Brothers will be at the Comedy Works for a three-day run that starts June 27; in honor of their appearance in Denver, here's our list of the ten best sets of twins in pop culture. See also: - Randy Sklar of the Sklar Bro ... More >>
While it's easy to be a film enthusiast, only a select few individuals live their lives by the aesthetics of their favorite one. This is the case with industrial dancer Jolt Holcomb and his No. 1 movie: A Clockwork Orange. (For proof, look no further than the photo above this paragraph.) Continue re ... More >>
Now that most of the dust has settled from November's election, President Barack Obama is finally dropping the presidential hammer -- "I got yer fiscal cliff right 'ere, mother*ckers!" -- and Mitt Romney has retired from politics into the private sector, working as a busboy at the Salt Lake City Mar ... More >>
Darrel Truett Barolo Grill 3030 East Sixth Avenue 303-393-1040 www.barologrilldenver.com This is part two of my interview with Darrel Truett, exec chef of Barolo Grill. Part one of our chat ran yesterday. What do you enjoy most about your craft? The instant gratification of pleasing a guest. I c ... More >>
Journey with Jane Fonda this week to a sci-fi world -- for free! That's just one of the artistic trips you can enjoy this week without having to open your wallet.For a full list of events, visit the online Westword calendar, and if you know of any other free events going on this week, let us know in ... More >>
Standing behind City, O' City last Friday with my friend Sam Tallent, we drank our water and beer and shared a rad moment, peering out at a sea of mutual friends as the sun was just setting, weed smoke wafting through the air. Total Ghost had just taken the stage and everyone was having a blast. Tal ... More >>
Jim RiceLast week, Jim Rice ended up as the hero for his Savaii Tribe after pushing his team to victory in the elimination challenge. This week, though, the role of tribe savior was usurped by his team mate, veteran Ozzy.
Self Portrait. Joseph Coniff's about to experience his first solo art opening, This is What it's Like , at RULE Gallery this Friday, August 5. He specializes in photography and sculpture, and his show will feature about eight pieces from both spectrums. What makes Coniff special, RULE owner ... More >>
Ever since he started his career as a fat loser UPS driver in King of Queens, Kevin James has had a knack for fictionally scoring some unbelievably hot babes -- remember his wife in that show? She was smoking. Since then, in his various leading-man roles in film, James has apparently lost his ... More >>
A receptacle for candy, ingeniously disguised as a bomb.In Superior yesterday, a "suspicious package" left in a Costco parking lot triggered alarm bells, causing the store to go on lockdown, with shoppers held inside while the Boulder County Bomb Squad investigated. Why a terrorist would be t ... More >>
Everyone knows The Nutcracker, but few people know the story -- and that's for a good reason: It's is so slight, it's almost incoherent. Yeah, there's a pseudo-plot in the first act about a battle with a Rat King or something, but that's all wrapped up by the second act, which is devoted pret ... More >>
It's a holiday tradition no less practiced than trimming trees and visting family. We're speaking, of course, of drinking. And while "Frosty The Snowman" works just fine for opening presents with junior, kids songs start to sound a little creepy once you go in for thirds on the 'nog. We, of c ... More >>
Outdoor movie nights? They're the best! Everyone lolls about, enjoying picnic fare in the fresh air under a starry sky, watching a popular movie that not only has something for everyone, but that also somehow transcends its second-run status thanks to the lovely atmosphere. And weather notwithstan ... More >>
Role Models is smarter and bawdier than your average boys-to-men movie
Adam Sandler returns as a Mossad baddie turned stylist, and the bubbes will love him.
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain.
Simon Pegg may not have the ideal physique to play hefty, but he's a good fit for FatBoy.
Owen Wilsons a bad fit for an ass-kicking bodyguard.
Compared with other holidays, Thanksgiving hasn't inspired bards overmuch. There are no traditional hymns, no instantly identifiable music associated with the day save possibly various football broadcast bumpers. Nevertheless, here and there we find certain songs that -- in lyric or in spirit -- fi ... More >>
Two straight guys pretend to be gay and turn out to be humanists in Chuck & Larry.
Adam Sandler finally nails a somber role.
Who better to save America than an armed Mark Wahlberg? Seriously.
The Civic Center Film Series will have you walking on clouds.
You, Me and Dupree overstays its welcome.
A truly universal remote leads to Sandler's best movie in years.
The Benchwarmers put a zero on the board.
Wherein we find the coining of our new favorite word: Jew-pergroup.
Adam Sandler, a star quarterback? If only they were joking.
Denver Public Library Film Series
James L. Brooks serves up too much of a good thing in Spanglish.
Threadbare Without a Paddle proves a bear can dump in the woods.
Gin and Tonic
Adam Sandler is truly disturbing in Love -- deliberately so this time.
Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen
The Original Kings of Comedy stars some very black humor.
Mary Katherine Gallagher may be a Superstar, but do you really care?