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  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    Top ten menswear moments of 2013

    Although 2013 is over, the fantastic street-style we encountered over the past twelve months is still on our minds. On the streets of Denver last year, we spotted everything from Marc Jacobs to A Clockwork Orange -inspired punk. Keep reading for our top ten menswear moments from 2013. See also: Top ... More >>

  • Music

    July 18, 2013

    Ancient Mith

    And the Dead Shall Lie There
    Archives & Art Supplies

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Westword Book Club: Ryan Demers on filmmaking, furries and Gone Girl

    Ryan Demers, a Denver-based filmmaker, is the co-founder of Gaylord St. Productions, and has managed the impressive feat of helming two independent films without going completely bankrupt and abandoning the dream. The Honey Cooler, a farcical detective story set in the milieu of an economic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Menswear Mondays: Artist Shane O'Connor on his punk-rock fashion

    People can try on many titles or jobs until they find one that suits their taste, just like they try on different clothes to find the best fit. Spray-paint artist Shane O'Connor is the other way around with many jobs, but he has always managed to retain his punk-rock edge throughout the search. Rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Menswear Mondays: Julian Muhammad on his Hollywood-inspired fashion

    Fashion may move in waves of in and out, but true style is forever. This week we spotted Julian Muhammad, co-owner of a clothing store, on the D-Line Lite Rail. Continue reading to learn what baseball team influenced his kicks, his style mantra, and which group of Hollywood actors inspire his person ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Menswear Mondays: Business student Jiadong Qiu on his Asian-inspired style

    St. Patrick's day weekend has come to a close, ending the sea of green on the streets. Many people went over the top, drowning themselves in the emerald hue (and beer), but a few sported green subtlely. This week we spotted Community College of Denver business student Jiadong Qiu rocking green in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Menswear Mondays: Flower boy and musician Mason Thomas on his dark "ghetto" look

    Sometimes people like to ruffle feathers with their fashion; other times, they simply dress to please themselves. But both of these scenarios apply to Mason Thomas, a local musician and St. Louis native who moved to Denver (by way of Phoenix) last year. Continue reading to find out what Internet mus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Menswear Mondays: Fashion designer Brien Hollowell on his line, Jesus Pistols

    While many students focus on studying for their future careers, some manage to start up their own companies while still taking classes. One of these overachievers is Brien Hollowell, a Metropolitan State University of Denver student who's the owner of Jesus Pistols. Find out more about his clothing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Menswear Mondays: Metro student Peyton Kyer on his furry style

    The weekend's mixture of snow and sunshine has caused many of us to bundle up, rock sunglasses or both. One unusual accessory we spotted during the strange weather stint was a purple furry tail, sported by student Peyton Kyer. Continue reading to find out about Kyer's fascination with furry culture, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Menswear Mondays: marketing director David Keller on his neon EDM style

    The weather was so nice this past weekend that people were out and about. Of the many Denverites absorbing the comfortable climate we spotted marketing director David Keller as a standout. Continue reading to learn his style icons, what city influences his fashion sense, and what his favorite, unusu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Menswear Mondays: Industrial dancer Jolt Holcomb on his Clockwork Orange style

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Rihanna's "Where Have You Been" video proves she can dance, but that doesn't mean she should

    It's like Rihanna has to prove something. We know she can do serious, and sexy, and frightening, and strong, and addicted. But now, in one of her less controversial music videos post-Chris Brown, she really wants to remind us that she can dance. And Rihanna can dance if she wants to. Hell, she can e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Super 8: The critical take in defense of nostalgia

    ​Browsing through the reviews of Super 8, it seems like a lot of fans and critics are giving the film -- a pastiche of late '70s/early '80s Spielberg -- a soft critical pass based on their nostalgic reactions to the time period in which it's set and their love of the films it homages (sorry gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Festivus and ten more made-up holidays for the Holidays

    ​Tomorrow, Rick Gold will host a traditional Fesitvus celebration at the Shag Lounge. There, you can commune around the Festivus pole, air some grievances and perform some feats of strength. There will also be a ($5 maximum) gift exchange. In honor of disillusionment everywhere, we present 10 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Hallow Freak'n Ween at 1STBANK, 10/30/10

    Aaron Thackeray​ HALLOW FREAK'N WEEN Markus Shulz • Richard Vission • John O'Callaghan • Icey Dragon • Trajikk • Kostas • Fury Dino • DJ Bl3nd and more 10.30.10 | 1STBANK Center See Hallow Freak'n Ween slideshow Lights, costumes, candy -- action! Hallo Freakn' Ween burst out ... More >>

  • Film

    October 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Read this book: How to Wreck a Nice Beach

    ​ I've been obsessed with the vocoder for a long time. From the first time I heard Kraftwerk's "Autobahn" to watching Clockwork Orange in high school -- the sound has fascinated and amused me to no end. Until last week, I didn't know Dave Tompkins' book, How to Wreck a Nice Beach, which detai ... More >>

  • Music

    October 15, 2009
  • Music

    June 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Westword Music Showcase reviewed: Bar Standard

    Chad FahnestockThe Swayback turned in one of their best sets in a packed Bar Standard. See more photos from Bar Standard at MS = main stage, P = patio Six Months to Live - 12:00 - MS Actually, this got started at more like 12:20 or so. What, a festival running late? Incon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Tricks and Treats

    The author's inspiration. Given all that has happened this week, it’s easy to forget that Halloween was just last Friday. But I haven’t forgotten. Sure, there was some kind of election this week that might just change the face of America, and even the world, but we’re talking about Halloween ... More >>

  • Film

    March 13, 2008

    He'll Be Your Mirror

    Don't blame Michael Haneke if you don't like what you see.

  • Home Entertainment

    October 25, 2007

    The Boys Are Back

    Malick, mobsters and Mr. Brooks.

  • News

    February 15, 2007

    Lots of Yuk

    If counseling didnt do it, these late-night gabfests should set Ted Haggard straight.

  • Film

    July 28, 2005

    Flick Pick

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

  • Music

    June 30, 2005

    The Adicts

    Monday, July 4, Bender's Tavern, 303-861-7070.

  • Music

    August 26, 2004


    Blue Album (ATO Records)

  • Music

    August 12, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Don't start no stuff, won't be no stuff.

  • Dining

    September 11, 2003

    Bite Me

    Going, Going...

  • Film

    August 21, 2003

    Flick Pick

    A Clockwork Orange

  • Film

    July 3, 2003

    Flick Pick

    Barry Lyndon

  • Calendar

    May 15, 2003
  • Music

    May 8, 2003

    Sodom and Milwaukee

    For Dennis and Jimmy Flemion of the Frogs, whoring out for The Man is enough to make you croak.

  • Film

    January 30, 2003

    Flick Pick

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

  • News

    December 12, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of December 12, 2002

  • Film

    August 29, 2002


    Gangster No. 1 paints a bloody good picture of a soulless British thug.

  • Music

    May 9, 2002

    About to Hatch

    With The Egg, its most mature release yet, Shiner cracks expectations wide open.

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    Survey Says

    The proliferation of polling is burying us in numbers. Do they mean anything?

  • News

    July 27, 2000

    Fox on the Run

    During its first week on the air, Channel 31's news demonstrates a little substance and a lot of style.

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Brave New World

    DeVotchKa's cultural collisions make for fascinating art.

  • Film

    November 5, 1998
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    April 30, 1998
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    August 1, 1996
  • Calendar

    February 22, 1995
  • News

    November 23, 1994



  • Film

    August 31, 1994