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Chuck Klosterman

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    David Sedaris adds second Denver show

    David Sedaris, author of many humorous books of essays, including his latest Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls, has added a second Denver show. He will be bringing his awkward sense of humor and captivating stories to the Paramount Theater, November 24 at 2 p.m. This show follows his sold-out Novembe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Do comedians and journalists need bad things to happen?

    The next four weeks in Denver will see a tsunami of comedy events. There are four killer standups at Comedy Works (Craig Ferguson, Mike Birbiglia, Marc Maron, Kevin Nealon), two comedy festivals (High Plains, Funstival) and the Oddball Comedy Tour (Dave Chapelle, Flight of the Conchords). It's raini ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Kanye West's American Psycho parody with Scott Disick makes me laugh, even if it's not supposed to

    Last week Kanye West dropped a promotional video for his Yeezus album in the form of a (comedic?) tribute to the film American Psycho. The clip is a near mirror image of the unforgettable scene in which Christian Bale axes Jared Leto after torturing him with a pedantic speech about the genius of Hue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Chuck Klosterman talks George Zimmerman, sociopaths and Aaron Hernandez

    Returning to the Boulder Book Store for the first time since 2006, Chuck Klosterman was a new breed of literary animal on this visit. Now the author of two fiction novels and a new essay collection about the dark truths of self-deception, Klosterman is no longer the dismissable pop nerd who instruct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Why does 103.1 want us to masturbate to standup comedy?

    The ultimate aim of good satire is to parody an unintentionally funny event as accurately as possible, while spicing it up with a little exaggeration and sarcasm. But sometimes the comedy gods throw you something so ridiculous, so shockingly unreal, that all you have to do is xerox it and say: Look ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Sedaris and Klosterman: literature as standup comedy

    Becoming a comedian will get you laid, and becoming an author will get you respect, but from the perspective of a professional audience member like myself, the two really aren't all that different. When I'm doubled over by the lyrical whimsy of local comic Jordan Doll, I could be cracking up over To ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Video: Chris Brown publicist skit was a perfectly timed advance for Rihanna breakup/reunion

    While most of the world celebrated the resurrection of old J.C., there were several weird developments -- both real and satirical -- in an even more implausible resurrection: that of Chris Brown's career. After becoming the most hated man in show business, Breezy has defied logic by continuing to br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Morrissey's quiet desparation and romantic worldview continues to connect and inspire fans

    Celebrity fandom is almost always based on inaccessibility. Whether it's a rock star, an actor or a politician, desire is created when you reach out for the object of passion and come up a few inches short. So what happens when you have a fanbase that is made up of people who long to find themselves ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    The Smiths' Louder Than Bombs turns 25 years old today

    Tony Wilson (the Andy Warhol of Manchester, England) once made the hackneyed statement "Morrissey is a woman trapped in a man's body," to which the dandified frontman of the Smiths eventually replied, "Tony Wilson is a man trapped in a pig's body." The two were friends and icons of the Manchester mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Chuck Klosterman: "I have been in a twelve-year-long dream"

    Things that intrigue me are my job. If something is problematic or beautiful, it is my job to discover why and write about it," author Chuck Klosterman told a crowd Tuesday at the Auraria campus, home to three colleges. "Now I get to come and speak at colleges like this, and sometimes I even wond ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Nick Drake's Pink Moon turns forty

    In his best selling book Killing Yourself to Live, Chuck Klosterman asserts that "the best career move any musician can make is to stop breathing." When examining Kurt Cobain's post-mortem transformation from junkie dad to iconic voice of a generation, Klosterman notes that the suicide told everyone ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 25, 2009

    Road Show

    Davy Rothbart brings his lost and FOUND department to Denver.

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Chinese Democracy reviewed by Chuck Klosterman

    Hot on the heels of the news that Chinese Democracy has been leaked (see the blog directly below this one) comes what I assume is the first review of the years-in-the-making album from noted rock scribe Chuck Klosterman. The review is full of his usual overblown, overwritten hyperbole, but that does ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, November 19 edition

    The Fray are waiting for you. The hits just keep on comin'. Today in Backbeat Online: • The Fray is previewing new songs live at Snow Daze in Vail. • Talking golf and rock in a Q&A with Dead Confederate's Hardy Morris. • Apollo Sunshine's Sam Cohen gets the Backbeat Q&A treatment, too. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008
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    September 11, 2008

    Chucking It

    Memoirist Chuck Klosterman ditches first person to write a novel.

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    January 4, 2007
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    January 4, 2007
  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    Porch Songs

    Uncle Zant folks around at Shooting Star.

  • Music

    March 9, 2006

    Rabbit Test

    Jenny Lewis takes a break from Rilo Kiley with a solo experiment.

  • Music

    June 16, 2005

    Taking Hold

    The Hold Steady's literate brand of rock is way above average.

  • Music

    June 3, 2004

    Smith and Lessons

    Two decades later, Morrissey is still influencing a ton of bands that sound nothing like him.

  • Music

    November 29, 2001

    Heavy Mettle

    Harlan Hendrickson wants to prove that '80s rock and roll is not noise pollution.

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