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  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Rise of the Undead Redhead, the first tween roller-derby book, rolls out today

    So, you've got a kid, huh? Whether it's your own rambunctious preschooler or the bratty nephew you've been charged with keeping alive for the next five hours, the most important thing is leaving your house where valuables are liable to be destroyed and seeking refuge on somebody else's property. In ... More >>

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    January 24, 2014

    Photos: Twelve things Denver and Seattle have in common other than legal pot

    If you asked the average person to name something Denver and Seattle have in common, other than their football teams facing off in this year's Super Bowl, he'd likely answer, "Legal pot." But for whatever reason, neither VISIT DENVER nor Visit Seattle are currently using this fact to pitch their res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    Holiday read: Eat Ink reveals the "rebel art" of tatted chefs, including several in Colorado

    My Christmas wish list, not surprisingly, lends itself to all things culinary -- including cookbooks, of which I already have hundreds. But there were a few cookbooks that I treated myself to early: Pok Pok, by Andy Ricker, which is one most detailed (some might say daunting) explorations of Thai co ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    The best rap shows in Denver in November

    FRI | DELTRON 3030 at 1STBANK CENTER | 11/15/13 Deltron 3030 isn't so much a group or an album as it is a mode of thought, and there are few hip-hop albums (or albums of any genre, for that matter) with the cinematic quality of this group's self-titled debut. Dan the Automator created deeply textur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Comedian Ian Douglas Terry on Game of Thrones and dragon nerdery

    Reading is about more than following a narrative or learning facts; it can also be a profound shared experience that culminates in a better understanding of ourselves and each other. In that spirit, welcome to the Westword Book ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    The ten best mixtape rappers of all time

    Supposedly, albums are where it's at. That's when the artist is supposed to bring their A-game, convert the doubters, all that good stuff. So why is it that a lot of the time it's the mixtapes that are the most enjoyable? Maybe it's because so many mixtapes are when artists are still building their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    Repertory Cinema Wishlist: Atlantic City

    Some movies are all about place, and Louis Malle's Atlantic City, a story set on the cusp of change in the resort town, during an in-between time when in real-time the boardwalk's grand old buildings were giving away to modern casinos. Against this no man's land of dying grandeur, aging numbers runn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    Repertory Cinema Wishlist: My Favorite Year

    The influence of Sid Caesar's early television variety series Your Show of Shows runs deep, and the 1982 comedy My Favorite Year, inspired by an actual appearance on the show by the charming but washed-up actor Errol Flynn, plays like an inside joke. As with TV's The Dick Van Dyke Show from two deca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Repertory Cinema Wishlist: Drugstore Cowboy

    Matt Dillon's been all over the board over the years, from his roots as a rough and pretty teen with a James Dean vibe to later comic character roles in films like Singles, The Flamingo Kid and Mr. Wonderful. And somewhere in between, he delivered an unforgettable performance as the Portland junkie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Repertory Cinema Wishlist: L.A. Story

    Steve Martin and I go back a long way. I remember Steve from his SNL days, playing the banjo with an arrow through his head, a wild and crazy guy who perfected his idiot role in such movies as The Jerk (1979) and Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982). Yes, he took side trips from that stereotype in Penni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Repertory Cinema Wishlist: American Graffiti

    I try not to interject my pushy self into these posts, dear readers, but American Graffiti is personal. I'm not sure how many times I've seen this movie -- in dark theaters, over a big Red Moon pizza at the Cinderella Twin, on television, on video and DVD and probably in my dreams. It's the epitome ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Worm beans and Wonka bars: Five weird pop culture-inspired culinary items

    Pop culture can inspire some strange culinary creations; a creep-tastic example is Alamo Drafthouse's new duo of wines based on Silence of the Lambs: "The Cannibal Chianti," a nod to Hannibal Lecter, connoisseur of two-legged protein, and "Suit Yourself Pinot Grigio," an homage to Buffalo Bill, our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Repertory Cinema Wishlist: The Harder They Come

    Movies, like pop music, often seem more momentous in the context of their times. That's especially true in the case of The Harder They Come; the film, which first screened in the U.S. in 1973, hit at a time when reggae music was not yet a big part of the popular vernacular. With a story set in Jamai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Repertory Cinema Wishlist: Mean Streets

    The first film by Martin Scorcese that truly wore his mark, Mean Streets is a small and personal tour de force, held together by a killer jukebox score and the explosive on-screen meeting of Robert De Niro (as the ne'er-do-well gambler, Johnny Boy) and Harvey Keitel (as Charlie, a conflicted small-t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Repertory Cinema Wishlist: O Lucky Man!

    Forty years after it was made, viewers are still split over Lindsay Anderson's 1973 picaresque O Lucky Man!, the second of three films the British satirist made with Malcolm McDowell, who'd already garnered recognition for handling a difficult role as the sociopathic hooligan Alex in Stanley Kubrick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Repertory Cinema Wishlist: The Duellists

    Before the original Alien clinched stardom for director Ridley Scott, back when Blade Runner was just a twinkle in Scott's imaginative eye, there was his first film, The Duellists, a Napoleonic-era yarn based on a slip of a real incident that was later embellished into a short story by Joseph Conrad ... More >>

  • News

    April 25, 2013
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    April 22, 2013

    Repertory Cinema Wishlist: Robert Altman's Nashville

    This is the second installment in Susan Froyd's weekly Repertory Cinema Wishlist. To be fair, you can't really pick just one Robert Altman movie; the iconoclastic director's prolific career -- with its roller coaster of highs and lows, big and little movies, theater adapted to film, and sprawling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Video: Got the blizzard blues? So do The Grawlix in new teaser for Those Who Can't

    Bummed out about the annual spring blizzard that just hit a city that was 71 degrees two days ago? The Grawlix feel your pain. In a timely teaser release for the premiere of their pilot, Those Who Can't (a potential sitcom about three inept teachers in a Denver high school), these three characters d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Five retro foods and drinks that should be resurrected

    There are certain snacks and sips that were just too good to last forever -- but they damn well should have! Some really great ideas didn't last much past their initial hype; the companies responsible hurled them almost as quickly as they'd unfurled them. And while discontinued items do, on occasion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Beatport being sold to SFX Entertainment

    We've heard rumblings about this for the past few weeks, but now it's confirmed: Beatport is reportedly being sold to SFX Entertainment for $50 million. According to the New York Times, who broke the news last night on its Media Decoder blog, Robert F.X. Sillerman, who heads up the burgeoning EDM en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Womenswear Wednesdays: Investor Melina Ward on her borrowed style

    Groups of friends have been enjoying nights out in the nice weather this week -- and when it comes to street style, friends are always a good accessory. Education and insurance investor Melina Ward was spotted with her pals in tow, and was even wearing her friend's coat at the time. Continue reading ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Stoner MacGyver book review: Smoke Signals

    Now and then, companies send us medical marijuana-related products ranging from vaporizers to board games to books. We showcase them in our quasi-regular product review section, Stoner MacGyver. The latest? Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana -Medical, Recreational and Scientific

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    John Buechner, former Boulder mayor, on how to make local government work

    John Buechner, former mayor of Boulder and former head of the University of Colorado, thinks he has some solutions to the challenges of local government -- mainly that elected officials don't actually get that much done and citizens don't really care. He outlines his prescription for low-level pol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    Shanna Katz's top five tips on how to become an oral-sex rock star

    Who should learn -- or re-learn -- how to give their lovers the best oral sex possible? Everyone. Local sex educator Shanna Katz has a new book out this week, Oral Sex That'll Blow Her Mind: An Illustrated Guide to Giving Her Amazing Orgasms. Her inspiration for this guide was simple: She wanted t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Seven Sins: New VVM ebook features "The Case of the Kidnapped Coed"

    Every week, writers for Westword and our parent company, Village Voice Media, produce elegant, magazine-style feature writing, a gritty portion of which comes in the form of true-crime stories. Now VVM has collected some of its best recent true-crime yarns into an ebook: Seven Sins: A True Crime Ant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Stoner MacGyver product review: The Little Black Book of Marijuana

    Now and then, companies send us medical marijuana-related products ranging from vaporizers to board games. We showcase them in our quasi-regular product review section, Stoner MacGyver. The latest? The Little Black Book of Marijuana by Steve Elliott.

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    January 24, 2012

    Denver author Ryan Moehring's Fried Twinkie Manifesto makes the Amazon top ten

    The Fried Twinkie Manifesto was never expected to hit the big-time. Its author, Denver local Ryan Moehring, wrote it in his spare time (concurrently holding down a day-job as a government employee), found an editor on Craigslist, got a friend to design the cover and put up the cash to publish it him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Ten pop music moments that defined 2011

    With major comebacks and massive hits, 2011 was the year of the women, from Beyoncé to Miley Cyrus. Without singers like Adele, we wouldn't have songs to cry along with, and without Katy Perry, we wouldn't have any songs to hum at our nine to five. So what exactly were the biggest pop moments of 20 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Tattered Cover owner Joyce Meskis talks about forty years of selling books

    ​Steve Cogil opened the first Tattered Cover on the corner of East 2nd Avenue and Detroit Street in Cherry Creek in 1971. It was small -- less than a thousand square feet. Three years later, Joyce Meskis took the reins of the space. In the decades since that, the Cherry Creek space moved again ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Tommy Metz re-masters and remixes Tommy Metz

    ​The internet age just got a little weirder. One of Denver's most prolific musicians, Tommy Metz (AKA Iuengliss) decided his 2010 album, Blossom Frontier, wasn't up to snuff, so he pulled it, remixed it, re-mastered it and redid the artwork. He even renamed it to Frontier, which we're pretty s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Muve Music from Cricket: Our immediate impressions after taking it for a test spin

    It was somewhere around 8 o'clock when the woman in front started dancing like crazy. She had to be in her forties, maybe fifties. She was dancing to Snake Rattle Rattle Snake at the Walnut Room in front of a collection of VIPs who had been summoned to witness the launch of Cricket's new Muve Music. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    May the Fourth be With You: Ten weird pieces of Star Wars memorabilia

    ​When George Lucas created Star Wars he had no idea it was going to become the phenomenon that it did. In fact, if it wasn't for the dedicated merchandising work of Howard Roffman that caused the resurgence of popularity, we may not have ever seen revival of the brand. However, where there is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    DeVotchKa readies release of 100 Lovers

    ​DeVotchKa has finished up work its new album, 100 Lovers. The first track from the new record, due out Tuesday, March 1, on Anti-, "100 Hundred Other Lovers," officially went on sale on Amazon and iTunes this past Friday. Astute netizens, however, can download the track for free on Stereogum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Jumpin Jammerz, Ryan Gosling and the magic of the internet

    ​Jumpin Jammerz, a brand of footy-pajamas for adults, is currently the number one Google search in the United States. At its peak, earlier this morning, people were searching for Jumpin Jammerz at a faster rate than people were searching for Barack Obama on the day of his inauguration.

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Nathaniel Rateliff tops Amazon.com's list of Outstanding Albums You Might Have Missed

    ​Here's a great capper to an already memorable year for Nathaniel Rateliff, a year in which he made friends and fans on Daytrotter's Barnstormer tour and garnered acclaim here and across the pond with his Rounder debut, In Memory of Loss, earning praise from some of that continent's most respe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Rihanna is a Singles Lady if there ever was one

    ​Last week in Poptimystic, we talked about Taylor Swift and her unparalleled ability to sell albums in the current music industry wasteland. But the album is not what it once was, and the ability to sell singles may actually be a better litmus test of an artist's influence. It remains the un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Laughing all the way to the bank: The Twilight empire now includes a cookbook

    ​ Say what you will about the guilty train wreck that is the Twilight series, but the indulgent fluff that's being spooned up by teenage girls (and voyeuristic women) the world over has got a lot of people laughing all the way to the bank. Including Gina Meyers, who penned Love at First Bite: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    New I am the Dot EP Minimal Love available today

    ​The latest release from Zachary Tipton's I am the Dot project has arrived and, in case you're keeping track, this makes the fourth release since his first Dot EP last November. The latest release is a three-song called Minimal Love and it may be the best thing he's released yet. The EP sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Toss your cookies (if they're from Melissa & Doug)

    Cookies and sprinkles and barium, oh my!​This Melissa & Doug wooden slice and bake cookie set seemed like the perfect gift for that toddler with baker aspirations. Unfortunately, among the painted-on sprinkles and icing, Health Canada discovered an unwanted ingredient: barium. Excessive amoun ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 3, 2009

    Turning the Page

    The Denver Book Mall’s epilogue becomes a new beginning.

  • Music

    July 31, 2008

    Freeloader

    Bringing you the best in free, artist-approved downloads.

  • Film

    September 2, 2004

    Reese's Piece

    Mira Nair's England bursts with sensuality, but not impact.

  • Calendar

    January 22, 2004

    Doc on a Rock

    Doctor Kamler talks about his life and his book, Surviving the Extremes.

  • News

    August 7, 2003

    Checked Out

    Members of the Friends Foundation donated their lives to the library. Those days are over.

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2003

    Flix Mix

    Colorado filmmaking is alive and well

  • News

    June 12, 2003

    Off Limits

    Brew-ha-ha

  • Culture

    July 20, 2000

    Dream Weaver

    Sandman author Neil Gaiman finds magic in the damnedest place.

  • Music

    April 22, 1999
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    February 12, 1998
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