As Bob McCall in The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays a regular Joe who turns into an eye-gouging, brain-drilling nightmare for Boston's Russian mob. At first Washington "toodles about a Home Depot-like store, helping customers, decked out in New Balance shoes and jeans so last-century you'll be l ... More >>
Andy Kindler is widely known for his recurring roles on Bob's Burgers and Everybody Loves Raymond, but he's revered among comedy nerds for his scathing "State of the Industry" addresses at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, which in the past has included gems such as " ... More >>
Over the weekend both Louis C.K. and Bill Maher dropped some wisdom about how the Internet is draining us of empathy and encouraging a consequence-free environment of cruelty and debasement. After spending the last two weeks whining about homophobic roasts and the irony of "clean comedy", it feels g ... More >>
On last Thursday's Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, comedian Jim Norton got in a verbal sparring match with Jezebel writer Lindy West. For the most part, their positions were fixed and predictable -- but rarely have two people in the reactionary careers of standup comic and feminist author achieve ... More >>
Celebrity chef Mario Batali has done some controversial things over the years, some of them humorous (wearing shorts in all seasons), others not so much (comparing bankers to Stalin and Hitler). But his thoughts on how much easier it was to get into the business twenty years ago aren't likely to cou ... More >>
Running two nights only -- tonight and tomorrow at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts -- A Journey of the Human Spirit is an incredible three-part look at life before, during and after the Holocaust. Based on composer Viktor Ullmann and librettist Peter Kien's fifty-minute opera The Emperor o ... More >>
In 2003, Greeley Police officers arrived at the home that then-UNC student Tom Mink shared with his mom, confiscating his computer and more because of complaints about his portrayal of professor Junius Peake as "Junius Puke" in his fledgling Internet publication, The Howling Pig. Eight years and a ... More >>
Thanks to all the unfounded trade rumors, Jimenez has no idea what team he actually plays for.Even a reporter for a high school paper will tell you, it's kind of a basic rule of journalism: Get more than one source and don't just print anonymous rumors. It's what separates a news source from ... More >>
Now that summer is nearly here, it means we need to prep ourselves for hot days, big blockbusters and vacations. That means the best picks for this week come in the form of comic book origin stories to prep you for all the big movies, and two -- yes, two -- big-time mystery-thriller novels th ... More >>
OBL or UBL?Osama bin Laden's death was an instant Twitter sensation. But likely more people shared their immediate reactions on Facebook -- especially those under twenty, like my seventeen-year-old twin daughters. Last night, while my wife and I channel-surfed, 20th century style, in advance ... More >>
Deepwater Horizon.Does any other day carry as heavy a load as April 20? The day's fate was sealed in 1889, when Adolf Hitler was born in a small village in Austria. In the early '70s, April 20 also became an underground stoner holiday, now so aboveground that it's celebrated across the countr ... More >>
All hail. Since it's a well known scientific fact that the mustache is the best and most manly form of facial hair, let's start with a definition: A mustache consists of hair grown in some form above the mouth -- but not below it; i.e., if you have hair on your chin, you do not have a mustach ... More >>
John Stewart.A group of Daily Show lovers in Denver are organizing a local version of comedian Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity on October 30 at Civic Center Park. The Stewart event, a somewhat tongue-in-cheek response to conservative talk-show host Glenn Beck's Rally to Restore Honor ... More >>
Eddie Izzard takes the Paramount Theatre stage.
Parenting off the grid â and eventually off the reservation â in the altâfamily portrait Surfwise.
Coppola romanticizes his source material in the not entirely terrible Youth Without Youth.
Here's a brief look at some of the items America is desperate to learn about today: Donkey Kong Kill Screen The documentary King of Kong has just opened in select cities and itâ€™s set off something of an Internet buzz about the nearly impossible to achieve Donkey Kong kill screen, which appears wh ... More >>
The horrors of McCarthyism in a high school resonate in Boulder today.
Shocking numerical revelations await in Jim Carrey’s totally freaking random thriller.
Jean Renoir's masterpiece of French society on the brink unscrolls at Starz.
"There are hundreds and hundreds of books in this collection, enough to fill an entire storage unit, and almost all of them have some value beyond just being a used book," says Dale Lashnits, who's coordinated a Book Sale at the Aurora Central Library Community Room, 14949 East Alameda Parkway; it t ... More >>
The University of Colorado’s International Film Series
After a five-year legal battle, this morning the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office finally released diaries and other documents seized from the homes of Columbine killers Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. The materials-- a melange of the mundane, the thoroughly adolescent, and the sociopathic-- will pr ... More >>
Brooks's latest Producers is flawed, but better than the first.
The art of the deal
William Hahn, Bent, Hunger Artists Ensemble Theatre
Wet cleanup on aisle eight
"Between Entertainment and Propaganda: Popular German Films of the 1930s."
The 30th of Baydak needs to swim in deeper waters.
Shattering Bent shows the fate of gay Holocaust victims.
From the week of October 17, 2002
Donald Miller has rewritten one of the best books on World War II, but will anyone care?
Ed Harris goes on a quest for The Third Miracle.
Much of what we think we know about Columbine is wrong.
The singers at the Denver Turnverein tell the story of a people, a country and a beautiful form of music.