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  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    Five games that changed my life -- from Halo to Sorry!

    Games have been good to me. I've been playing games, in one form or another, since before I started school. Board games, card games, video games, you name it, I love them all. In the grand scheme of pop-cultural pursuits, I consider games to be the equal of any other medium you care to name. To me, ... More >>

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    November 6, 2012

    Ten video games set in Colorado: Part two

    Who would have thought that our humble state of Colorado could have hosted so many video games? While for many developers Colorado seems to be synonymous with little more than "snow," these games will take you everywhere from explosive recreations of '90s blockbusters to wholesome educational progra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Neon Indian: "Around the time I start to write a record, I stop listening to new music altogether."

    Neon Indian (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) got a boost early in its career by online media, and by the time of the act's first album, Psychic Chasms was released, there was a pretty big buzz around his blend of synth-driven, R&B inflected pop songs. Alan Palomo and company went on to tour wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    The 1Up vintage arcade and bar slated to open next week in the former Blues on Blake space

    Updated: More photos of the 1Up have been added to the end of this post. Photo: Jon Solomon​​About a year ago, Jourdan Adler started a quest to collect vintage games. Now he's got close to thirty original uprights, from Galaga to Pacman to Donkey Kong, and they're all from 1985 and earl ... More >>

  • Music

    March 24, 2011
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    May 5, 2010

    Top Ten Best Chiptune Pop Demakes

    As you may or may not be aware there is an entire scene of people demaking popular songs into 8-bit blips and bloops. While chiptunes, in general, have always attracted the most circuit-minded of musicians, the demakes themselves are a genre all their own. As the Tron clip above demonstrates, they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Pondering the influence of non-musical influences on our musical tastes

    I've been thinking a lot about the way that my tastes and interests outside of music influence my musical taste. The most recent example is my fascination with horror movies over the past year, which has caused me to start listening to a number of movie scores, a practice I once disdained as pointl ... More >>

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    August 8, 2008

    Denvention Day Two: Sci Fi in the Basement

    "What? No talking cats?" The annual Denvention has landed in Denver, and Jason Sheehan is there. Click here to read his first report from the science fiction convention. Many years ago -- long before I had this gig, long before I even really had a career to call my own -- I gave some thought to b ... More >>

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    November 29, 2007
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    November 1, 2007
  • Film

    March 21, 2002


    E.T. returns to heal our cynical hearts.

  • Music

    April 13, 2000

    Little Boy Blue

    Conor Oberst sees the world through Bright Eyes.

  • News

    October 10, 1996

    Game Over

    Atari aficionado Rick Trotter finally faces reality: His beloved has joined the ranks of the eight-track and the Betamax.

  • Music

    September 19, 1996

    Take Them to Your Leaders

    Man or Astro-man? announces plans for world domination.