J-Chans Designs are what art looks like when it comes to life. Jessica Rowell, the creative soul behind J-Chans Designs, blends her background as a painter, costumer and DIY aficionado to design some of Denver most unique pieces of art-infused fashion. Some of those pieces will be featured at tonigh ... More >>
Noah French Sugarmill 2461 Larimer Street 303-297-3540 sugarmilldesserts.com This is part one of my interview with Noah French, pastry chef and co-owner of Sugarmil; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow. It's just before noon on a Wednesday, and already Sugarmill, the Ballpark-neighborh ... More >>
This past year saw quite a few interesting things happen in the jam band world, with some bands announcing hiatuses and others had their songs sung at NFL games. While people enjoy heckling jam band fans, there is no doubt that they are great at making things happen and making people laugh. Here's t ... More >>
There was a lot of excitement leading up to Phish's Fall tour, as indoor Phish is a whole different monster from the summer shed extravaganzas that leave you in the sunlight for the first set; these shows get dark and dirty from the get go. The band rehearsed and wrote new material in a barn togethe ... More >>
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 >>
The beach-party movie has fallen from its former pinnacle of popularity, but it still has its fans. Take writer/director Zach Clark, for instance. His latest film, Vacation!, resurrects the classic beach-party film formula, updates it for the 21st century and then twists it into weird places that Fr ... More >>
Here's some news that ought to brighten your day -- assuming of course that you're suffering from a case of the Mondays like the rest of us and it needs brightening: A new date has been announced for Morrissey, whose previous date at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the beginning of November was po ... More >>
Joe Piscopo joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1980, after honing his stand-up chops at New York's Improv; he stayed with the show until 1985. During his SNL stint, he became known for such original characters as the Sports Guy, as well as celebrity impersonations of David Letterman and Frank ... More >>
Phish at Dick's Sporting Goods in Commerce City, three days, confirmed! The band just announced the second leg of its summer tour, and Colorado is on the docket for three shows: Friday, August, 31, Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2. A limited number of tickets are available through Phish ... More >>
TREY ANASTASIO @ BOETTCHER CONCERT HALL | 2.28.12 The soft, beautiful and, at times, elegant side of Phish's musical catalogue shone last night as frontman and songwriter Trey Anastasio took the stage at the Boettcher Concert Hall backed by the 65-piece Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Outside, fans dr ... More >>
Oh, hell yeah! Mark your calendars. It's really happening. Van Halen is coming to Denver. It's confirmed, and we finally have a date. Thursday, May 24, at the Pepsi Center, Van Halen will be here with Kool and the Gang. So stoked! Almost as stoked as we are to hear the new record, A Different ... More >>
With her classical training and her background singing country music, Lizzy Allen brings impressive chops to her role in Vitamins, which got its start in Greeley. And tonight at Red Rocks, she'll be putting that talent to work with the Flaming Lips, who have asked her once again to provide backing v ... More >>
There's nothing like found footage to showcase a wide cross-section of humanity's most maladapted, inept and bizarre, and as far as that goes, nothing beats the original. Since 1991, Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett have been collecting old VHS tapes, and in 2004, they started editing down the we ... More >>
There's a principle in Buddhist philosophy that the journey ultimately matters more than the destination -- what exists besides right now? -- and, in that capacity, Improv Star is pretty much nothing but nirvana. In the words of one contestant: "as long as you're steering it somewhere, you do ... More >>
You know the world is going to shit when the Muppets have to step up and offer commentary about something. In the case of this video, we have to admit, we agree with the underlying sentiments. In case you haven't seen yet: Beaker's delicate and inspirational attempt at Kansas' "Dust in the Wind," ... More >>
Photo by Michael LavineSkinny boys in glasses, girls in knit jumpers, record collectors of all stripes, rejoice! This Saturday, October 10, college rock heroes Yo La Tengo are bringing the noise, the melody and the irony to Denver in the best indie-when-it-meant-something show this side of th ... More >>
A moment of silence for the passing of a pop-culture icon, gone so young at the age of fifty. Yes, that's right: Billy Mays, star of Pitchmen on the Discovery Channel, has died, silencing that big voice that had become ubiquitous on late-night infomercials. Mays got his start on the boardwalk of ... More >>
In support of Yes, their tenth full-length album(!), synth-pop kings Pet Shop Boys have just announced an eighteen-date North American tour, to begin at the end of August. The show promises to be filled with plenty of costumes, capers and theatricality. Unfortunately, the tour schedule is focus ... More >>
A page from the Denver Post's award-winning online photo gallery. Congrats to the online staff at the Denver Post for twice being recognized at last week's National Headliners awards, sponsored by the Press Club of Atlantic City. The Post won top honors for its daily web slideshow, as well as third ... More >>
Who knows how to party? The Ohio delegation knows how to party. That’s right, the lucky Buckeyes got what I think is the best draw in the city with their delegates, staff, families, fixers, riggers, middlemen and hangers-on lodged in the Curtis Hotel at 14th and Curtis streets, right in the midd ... More >>
21 doesn't hit the jackpot. Doesn't even come close.
At age five, Alexis Storkson -- the child at the center of "Little Girl Lost," one of the saddest stories ever to appear in Westword -- was the sole survivor of an assault that took the lives of her closest family members. Today, however, she's a high-school graduate who prefers looking ahead rather ... More >>
Actor/comic/singer Jamie Foxx's appearance at the Colorado Convention Center, previewed in this week's Backbeat section, has been put on hold. The show was originally supposed to happen on Saturday, January 13, but it's now scheduled for Wednesday, April 4. Why? According to a press release sent ou ... More >>
PHAMALy puts on a whiz of a Wiz.
From the week of August 5, 2004
The Blair-Caldwell Library is ready for its close-up
A fresh, insightful Skin tells us what happens to the human race.
Lovesick, Broke and...Driftin' (Curb)
Denver bids a bittersweet farewell to a local-music innovator.
The path of parenting is never clear except on a road trip.
Aspen's bizarre crime spree sent some of its favorite sons to prison -- and left the town wondering what went wrong.
Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman get strangled by the ties that bind in Anywhere but Here.
Not just another roadside attraction, descansos mark the landscape of the human heart.
DAD WINS THE LATEST CUSTODY BATTLE FOR THE LITTLE GIRL WHOSE MOM WAS MURDERED IN NEW JERSEY.
SHE WATCHED HER MOTHER BEING MURDERED, BUT HER BIGGEST TRIALS ARE YET TO COME.IN THE CHILD'S BEST INTEREST AFTER SURVIVING A HAMMER ATTACK THAT KILLED HER MOTHER, ALEXIS STORKSON FINDS HER FUTURE STILL UP FOR GRABS.