At the outset of the 2014 Starz Denver Film Festival, the weather gods seemed angry. Historic low temperatures put a damper on turnout for the Opening Night screening of 5 to 7, and daylong snowfall and the lingering freeze did likewise for Saturday's Big Night presentation of an infinitely higher p ... More >>
The Black Lips (due Wednesday, April 2nd, at The Bluebird Theater) are the notorious rock and roll band from Atlanta, Georgia who had to flee India for fear of persecution over on stage antics involving band members kissing each other. Their show at the club Heaven in London in September 2008 ended ... More >>
Whovians are desperately loyal, and they have been for fifty years, ever since William Hartnell first hit the BBC as the original Doctor Who. Ten doctors later, with British actor Peter Capaldi set to become the twelfth Doctor beginning with this year's Christmas special, the push to the future bega ... More >>
Amendment 64's passage has energized marijuana opponents like Christine Tatum. An ex-journalist and wife of addiction specialist Dr. Christian Thurstone, Tatum recently went after yours truly for, among other things, failing to contact Thurstone for a post featuring one of his critics. Since then, T ... More >>
Just like they play sports, most people play video games for fun. But also just like they play sports, some people play video games competitively, both professionally and in organized amateur leagues. Yes, really. All over the world, big-money tournaments take place constantly, offering the top game ... More >>
Overhearing two pop-culturists argue about this comedy series, you'd be forgiven for mistaking it for a debate over gun-control or Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Passions can run high when a U.S. Office apologist clashes with a U.K. Office purist, leading to heated exchanges about whether Dav ... More >>
A young woman with a supernatural talent for finding things goes looking for trouble and gets it in the form of a monstrous man who uses children for his own dark ends in Joe Hill's new novel NOS4A2. The book delves into a world where certain special people can make dreams real, then explores what h ... More >>
Jonathan Rado and Sam France met as teenagers and formed Foxygen in 2005. After releasing a handful of EPs on its own, the band, which plays a cross breed of collage sound art and psychedelic pop that recalls "White Album"-era Beatles and Obscured by Clouds-era Pink Floyd, signed with Jagjaguwar, wh ... More >>
Last week, onetime Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo revealed that he would take a single puff of a marijuana cigarette to settle a bet with a comedian-filmmaker. Once he does, he'll join a large number of politicians who've done likewise -- and most of them admit it. Continue to coun ... More >>
At Aiden Sinclair's magic show, you won't see any bunnies pulled out of hats or ladies cut in half. Sinclair describes From a Padded Room: An Evening in Colney Hatch Asylum, which plays at 7 p.m. Saturday, September 8, at the Tattered Cover LoDo event hall, as an empathic journey back in time to the ... More >>
This isn't Daniel Junge's first trip to the Oscars. The Colorado-based filmmaker was nominated for an Academy Award in 2010 for his documentary The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner; this time he's nominated in the Documentary Short category for Saving Face, a film that follows a Pakist ... More >>
Fredrik SvenssonHoward JonesHoward Jones (due Saturday, October 15, at Summit Music Hall) was one of the most successful and popular synth-pop artists of the 1980s. Jones's songs were uplifting, but never saccharine, and he had a knack for articulating the concerns and hopes of people regardl ... More >>
Josh Gabriel and Dave Dresden are back together again.If you were listening to electronic music after 2001 but still haven't heard of Gabriel and Dresden (due at Beta on Thursday, June 16) ... are you sure you didn't hit the scene after the critically acclaimed duo called it quits in 2008? Just chec ... More >>
Jersey Shore is over. The fact that a 10-episode reality TV show needs no introduction and that its conclusion is an event is shocking. Whether the show was so successful because it was Freud's wet dream or because we secretly love stereotypes or because of some unrepeatable Gladwellian cultural coc ... More >>
Susan Greene. In the blog headlined "'Block the Vote' co-author and Rolling Stone contributor Greg Palast on Colorado's troubled voting system," BBC journalist Greg Palast -- who teamed with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to pen "Block the Vote," a piece in the October 30 issue of Rolling Stone -- goes off ... More >>
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Our top DVD picks scheduled for release this week.
Our top DVD picks scheduled for release this week.
In Keaton v. Heigl, girl power trumps bridesmaid fashion.
The Bureau of Prisons is as good at keeping prisoners in as it is at keeping reporters out.
Go, Broncos! Promoting peace is serious business.
The Erasure twosome tries twang.
I have reservations about hotel restaurants, including Panzano.
The Go-Go's bring back (mixed-up) memories.
Richard Gere and J. Lo Dance, and there's nothing dirty about it.
The SuicideGirls bring a punk attitude to the old bump-and-grind.
Why can't Americans make TV shows as good as Brit import MI-5?
Music's lunatic fringe lives, breathes and flourishes on the shortwave radio dial.
A local band leader urges musicians to give peace music a chance.
Renée Zellweger nervously Joneses for romance.
With Traffic, Steven Soderbergh takes on the unwinnable war.
Human Traffic is the rave movie that Doug Limanís Go should have been.
Kids, this is Yanni. Turn OFF the boom box and come out with your hands up.
THE NEW CONSULTANT FOR THEY CITY'S GOLF PROBLEMS IS NO DUFFER--HE'S THE MAYOR'S PAL.