When Westword cartoonist Noah Van Sciver's graphic novel The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln was released this past September, he wasn't sure what its critical reception would be. His prior work was almost entirely comedic, and here he was tackling a complex, biographical-historical novel about ... More >>
Oh God, not another rape metaphor.Old fairy tales have the potential for great movie fodder: They're cute and quaint at first blush, but beneath the surface -- especially in the originals, tend to nurse dark and disturbing undercurrents. That said, it's a shame major movie studios have such a ... More >>
The releases of Beastly and Red Riding Hood mark just two more additions to a time-honored film tradition: hackneyed, shitty movies based on fairy tales. Inspired by these cloying new releases, we decided to take a look back at five more insipid films that were vaguely based on magical childr ... More >>
Owen SwensonSWANS Emerging in the milieu of the No Wave scene in the New York underground in 1982, Swans became known for the kind of music that was forbidding, terrifyingly intense in its execution and lyrically uncompromising in its depiction of the darker side of human existence. Although ... More >>
Run for your own Happily Ever After in Greeley.
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