Editor's note: Mustaches are de rigueur on uncles, cops and closing pitchers, but they've also become a fixture on the upper lips of the young and the hip. In fact, it's hard to imagine a time since the Civil War when razors were so ignored. But the look can be polarizing, and Westword contributors ... More >>
Earlier this week, the S.S. Coachella took to the high seas and set sail for the Bahamas. One of our esteemed south Florida colleagues had the pleasure of being on board for the cruise's maiden voyage. She sent us a few dispatches documenting some highlights from the trip, so that all of us landlubb ... More >>
Last Saturday was scorching, and not just because the temperature broke 100 degrees. There was also blazing local music at the eighteenth annual Westword Music Showcase -- with a record-breaking 15,000 fans in attendance. While many focused on remaining hydrated with booze or water, others were fixa ... More >>
The Internet is filled with forgotten pages -- cyberspace cul de sacs filled with oddball content. Take Procheerleader.blog. It was folded in to UltimateCheerleaders.com several years ago, but content from 2004 to 2008 continues to linger, including lotsa quirky pics of Denver Broncos cheerleaders. ... More >>
Sometimes, you just don't have the cash lying around to splurge on that expensive Halloween costume. Fear not, young heathens! We have compiled a list of costumes for you that cost nearly nothing. In fact, you probably have the materials lying around the house. Click through for some ideas. A ... More >>
Back in the early part of the twentieth century, physicist George Gamow had a hand in some of science's most fascinating breakthroughs: the Big Bang theory, DNA and RNA, radioactivity. The physics department building at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he taught until the end of h ... More >>
The music of Wolfgang Amadaeus Mozart was both a haven and an inspiration for Albert Einstein. When the physicist would get stuck on a particularly puzzling problem regarding the nature of the universe, he would pick up a violin and turn on a different part of his brain. Along with work by Ei ... More >>
"Echo base. We found 'em.""Laura!"
"We need to get rich. Like, immediately."
"Sounds good to me."
"No, seriously. Right now. We need money."
"Any particular reason, Jay?"
Yes. One very particular reason. Because I just got the new ThinkGeek catalog in t ... More >>
A still from Brian Malone's "Intelligent Life."
With Intelligent Life, a new documentary screening tomorrow afternoon, Castle Rock filmmaker Brian Malone (the man behind the 2006 media critique Breaking News) sets out to save the world -- or at least help slow its de-evolution into a sun-orbiting s ... More >>
A Flickr PhotoCan you imagine eating this with slightly less guilt?WON'T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE BEES?!? Those little buzzy things that scared the living daylights out of me when I was younger are disappearing. Not like "slowly declining and let's just kinda worry about it later" disappearing, but "in ... More >>