• Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Everything Outkast Is Cooler Than

    Outkast, now just a handful of shows away from what looks a lot like the end of its performing career, has made something of an art form out of cleverly describing its own level of "cool." Though the Atlanta duo is far from the first rap group to do so, Big Boi and Andre 3000 have certainly made a g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Ian Cooke plays the Science Lounge, where there's booze, bear suits and plenty of gluesticks

    At last night's Science Lounge at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, I asked a grown woman what drew her into a fishbowl full of craft supplies to make her own mini diorama, and this is what she said: "I was like, ooh! There's glue sticks in there!" Hot glue does have an undeniable magical p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes on the rumor that he's the one who got the Dead to cover Metallica

    Gov't Mule formed in 1994 as a side project of Warren Haynes and Allen Woody, who were then members of the Allman Brothers Band. While both men continued to play with the Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule became quite a viable entity on its own, rooted in a similar blend of blues, jazz and rock, with a pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    Now Showing: Photographers Mark Sink and Kristen Hatgi Sink

    For this year's Now Showing, Westword's fall arts guide (you'll find it tucked into our September 26 issue), we asked artistic movers and shakers to answer a few questions about the state of the arts, both locally and around the world. We'll be rolling out their answers over the next few weeks in pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2013

    Churchill at Ogden Theatre, 3/08/13, with Ha Ha Tonka, the Autumn Film (review, photos)

    CHURCHILL @ OGDEN THEATRE | 3/8/13 Outside of its stint at KTCL's Not So Silent Night back in December, Churchill has kept a rather low profile locally since its pair of headlining shows at the Bluebird back in September. That was right after the band had been picked up by A&M/Octone. Since then, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Denver International Airport snow can be caused by planes inadvertently seeding clouds?

    Heymsfield.​Why is snow so common at Denver International Airport? A new study led by Andrew Heymsfield, a cloud physicist at Boulder's National Center for Atmospheric Research, and published in the journal Science suggests that planes can inadvertently seed clouds under the right conditions, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    This Just In: Lilith Tour, Modest Mouse, 311 shows announced

    ​After an eleven year hiatus, Sarah McLachlan has revived the Lilith Tour (originally the Lilith Fair) that she helped found in 1996. In keeping with the original female-centric tours from 1997-99, McLachlan is bringing a number of top female artists including Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Antarctic Support Contract delayed for a year

    ​Nearly three months after the National Science Foundation was supposed to announce who had won the thirteen-year, $2 billon Antarctic Support Contract, the federal agency has acknowledged to bidders that the award will be delayed by at least a year. Centennial-based Raytheon Polar Services c ... More >>

  • Film

    May 29, 2008

    Summer Movie Preview

    The season of big budget bangs uses its brain.

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2007

    Last Night ... Kate McGarry and Art Lande @ Dazzle

    Kate McGarry & Art Lande December 2, 2007, Dazzle Better than: Icing on a cold cake. Art Lande is a funny guy, and his sense of humor often shines through in his piano playing. And it was amusing for Lande to open the first set by running his hands up and down the keys, creating pianistic cascades ... More >>

  • News

    November 1, 2007

    The Ice Man

    When Al Gore and other global-warming experts want to come in out of the cold, they turn to Boulder's Konrad Steffen.

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2007

    Death on the Zero Horizon

    8.24.07 Le Meridien Hotel Resort Bora Bora, French Polynesia South Pacific Subject: Death on the Zero Horizon PBC, A fatality introduced me to Niko and Chad a few days ago in Papeete, Tahiti. I had just arrived from Auckland and was settled in by the pool at my hotel, sneaking spikes of rum ... More >>

  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    Porch Songs

    Uncle Zant folks around at Shooting Star.

  • News

    May 4, 2006

    Critical Mess

    Denver bicyclists get taken for a ride.

  • Film

    December 29, 2005

    The Year in Film

    From dirty jokes and soldiers to penguins and gays, we made our preferences known.

  • Music

    October 7, 2004
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    October 16, 2003

    Canned Heat

    Stencil-graffiti artists fight the power with plastic and paint.

  • News

    August 21, 2003

    Iron Women

    Step aside, wimps, and let the really tough customers through.

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Voices Carry

    With a buoyant new album, Voices Underwater is rising to the surface.

  • Music

    November 21, 2002

    The Coast Is Clear

    The Ground Zero Movement begins in the middle of the country. And that's just fine with this hip-hop crew.

  • News

    September 12, 2002

    Burn This

    Colorado's pyro-fetishists light it up at Burning Man 2002.

  • News

    January 31, 2002

    Reading, Writing and Refrigerator Raids

    Virtual schools are becoming a viable option for parents who prefer to keep their kids at home.

  • Music

    December 27, 2001


    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

  • News

    May 10, 2001

    Home Alone

    On Mother's Day, Constance Rolon will be waiting for her son. Waiting for answers.

  • Music

    March 15, 2001

    Hoax, Lies and Audio

    John Vanderslice is an excellent musician and songwriter. He's also a pretty good prankster.

  • Culture

    October 26, 2000

    The Man of Ink

    Creator of Wonder Boys and supermen, Michael Chabon is a literary hero

  • Culture

    August 24, 2000

    Parting Shots

    Jane Fudge fools around with local photo history on her way out the DAM door.

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