Like an infant growing into an Olympian athlete overnight, this weekend the Denver comedy scene went from an impressive-but-small collection of local talent to a nationally recognized force with its own annual rendezvous. The High Plains Comedy Festival was more than just a killer weekend of ab-crun ... More >>
These are the phantoms of the metal opera. They are the faceless. Human? Alien? Robot? Beast? Pinky and the Brain? Luke Skywalker's father? Nobody knows for sure. The only way we could ever find out is if we go back in time to the '50s to collect a bunch of UPC codes for some X-ray glasses. For now, ... More >>
The long-promised remodel of McCormick's Fish House & Bar in the Oxford Hotel was completed last month and celebrated at a pair of parties this week, where a few innovations were revealed in the legendary Cruise Room. We understood that the original marble floor was a hazard, and the replacement is ... More >>
Accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes has been a public figure for two weeks now, due to the worst possible reason -- the murder of a dozen people, and injuries to scores more. Since then, there's been a rising call for news organizations like this one to stop using his moniker -- a completel ... More >>
Courtesy of TMZThe week's top foodie fracas started when TMZ posted photos of Anthony Bourdain and his then-sous chef in a pool, nakie-nakie-eggs-and-bakey. Apparently the photos were twelve-year-old shots taken during a Caribbean vacation by Bourdain's now ex-wife, and Bourdain had no reser ... More >>
This is an unusual week for new releases because many companies have decided to forgo the usual Tuesday or Wednesday timeframe in order to take advantage of the far more eponymous sounding 11-11-11. Still, we've tallied up everything worth a mention, which includes novels from two heavyweight ... More >>
Is it over yet?As the world braces for the money-shot of Michael Bay's third third and most massive robo-jaculation since his last entry into the Transformers mega-conglomeration two years ago, it's increasingly looking like franchise star Shia LaBoeuf might be, uh, pulling out, so to speak. ... More >>
We miss Saturday mornings sometimes, when we would run downstairs filled with sugary cereal and spend the day watching cartoons and "educational programming." Even though these days we're well aware of the alphabet (some of us, at least -- mostly those that don't comment articles on the inter ... More >>
Google introduced a new way of filtering search results last week: By reading level. You type something in and it tells you how many results fall into one of levels. Fair enough: if you're writing a research paper on sexual health or something, and thoughtful information would normal ... More >>
Lori Midson In case you missed it, Esquire magazine just released its globe-groping list of the "15 Bars Every Many Should Drink In Before He Dies." Much to our disappointment, there's not one single Colorado watering hole on the roster, which does, however, ballyhoo bars in San Francisco, Lo ... More >>
And we thought Balloon Boy coverage was beneath NPR.At last, the Balloon Boy saga has reached metaphysical ubiquity, with the last national media outlet seemingly immune to the appeal of little Falcon Heene -- National Public Radio -- finally surrendering. Of course, NPR being NPR, the appro ... More >>
The dysfunctional high-security federal penitentiary in Florence has been the scene of all sorts of gang-related mayhem, from the grisly 1999 disembowelment of inmate Joey Estrella to the 2008 racial uprising in the yard, in which guards fired on brawling prisoners and killed two (as reported ... More >>
KHOW and Channel 31 personality Tom Martino's botched ambush of Westword staffer Jared Jacang Maher in the wake of a feature article detailing the Troubleshooter's connections to a multi-level marketing company is the gift that keeps on giving. Martino posted footage of his shenanigans in which he ... More >>
One of Dylan Klebold's pipe bombs. A film crew from Munich-based FOCUS TV Produktions was in our southwest suburbs during the past few days, interviewing people whose lives have been altered by the Columbine shootings ten years ago -- school and police officials, parents and survivors of the massac ... More >>
Big Red returns in a mindless, revved-up Hellboy sequel.
Our top DVD picks scheduled for release this week.
How do you transform Columbus Day? Ask Martin Luther King Jr.
Colorado was pivotal in keeping the Union together.
Mother Courage shows raw courage.
Keep your eye on the birdie
Hey, Sparky, think it's time to pull the plug on the Bowl Championship Series wizards?
Baseball's fall is all New York.
Copenhagen darkly ponders science and reality.
Normal human feelings prove lethal in Equilibrium.
Even war heroes can be treated like villains in a Dark Blue World.
The Original Kings of Comedy stars some very black humor.
In Sunshine, three generations keep trying to escape the dark days of the twentieth century.
MDFMK's Sascha Konietzko on controversy, scapegoating and Columbine.