Chuckling in libraries and meeting halls since 1979, members of the Jane Austen Society of North America have been digging deep into the English novelist's classic tales of romance amongst the British landed gentry. In advance of the March 30Alamo Drafthouse Cinema screening of the BBC's 1995 adapta ... More >>
Editor's note: William Breathes is on paternity leave. His 4:20 p.m. Thursday dispensary reviews will return soon. In the meantime, here's one of his greatest hits: the top five questions Facebook and Twitter pals asked after being featured in a 2010 CNN profile on view below. The calls and texts s ... More >>
It's been a stellar year so far for Dusky, the London-based duo that's blowing up right now with a garage-house sound they mastered in their native stamping grounds. Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman, the pair who make up Dusky, have had their tracks spun by such notables as Pete Tong and Dubfi ... More >>
And you thought you had it bad when your mom said, "No cookies until after dinner"...at least your mother didn't devour her young! According to Brian Aucone, vice president for animal care at the Denver Zoo, a wide variety of animals have been documented killing and occasionally cannibalizing their ... More >>
Jonathan Power The Populist 3163 Larimer Street 720-432-3163 thepopulistdenver.com This is part two of my interview with Jonathan Power, executive chef of the Populist. Part one of our chat ran yesterday. Favorite Denver/Boulder restaurant(s) other than your own: I don't make it up there often ... More >>
Matthew DearTalk about a ridiculous amount of international talent in one place at one time! This weekend, Denver is hosting Matthew Dear, Donato Dozzy and Pete Tong, plus Sonic Blossom at Cervantes' and much, much more. Here's what's on our dance card:
In the fall of 2009, local officials looked around and suddenly discovered that the medical marijuana business was booming in Denver. In fact, it might have been the city's only growth industry at the time. The national media discovered the story, too -- and when Westword advertised for a med ... More >>
The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre was one of the most controversial horror movies ever made -- so controversial, in fact, that it was banned for many years in several countries. That statement wasn't really the point of my rant the other day about the upcoming remake of Texas in 3D, which ... More >>
Lori Midson Robert McCarthy Rialto Cafe 934 16th Street 303-893-2233 www.rialtocafe.com This is part two of my interview with Robert McCarthy, executive chef of Rialto Cafe. Part one of that interview ran in this space yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: Lupa, Mario Batali's restaur ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>
Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy ... More >>
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as he appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show. Our conversation with BBC journalist Greg Palast, who co-authored "Block the Vote," an article in the October 30 edition of Rolling Stone, with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., has spawned a number of pieces about the Colorado voting system and ... More >>
John Moore wrote a critique of the Henrys in the Denver Post last weekend, pointing out some weaknesses in the system -- first among them the fact that a production stood no chance of winning awards if most of the eight critics who serve as judges hadn’t seen it. This cuts out a lot of work arou ... More >>
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