"Normally, whenever I'm doing a show, I like to find out what people do for a living. Should there be a zombie apocalypse -- which there will be -- I want to find out if their skills are applicable," comedian Chris Hardwick told his Comedy Works audience last night after doing extensive crowd-work. ... More >>
Got tickets to see the Alabama Shakes this weekend at the Ogden Theatre? If you don't, it's too late now. Show is sold out. Not to worry, though: The show is slated to be broadcast live on AXS TV starting at 10 p.m. (Comcast channel 664, DirecTV channel 340, Dish Network channel 362), so you'll be a ... More >>
Last fall, in early September, Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods, jetted to Denver, his film crew on his heels, to film footage of an upcoming episode of his wildly popular television show, in which Zimmern stuffs his gullet with foodstuffs that some people would find peculi ... More >>
The hydraulic fracturing process involves pumping chemicals into the ground to free oil and gas reserves trapped in tight shale formations. The debate over fracking's environmental risks isn't all that different; it's become a battle to squeeze a few facts out of stubbornly entrenched forces, amid a ... More >>
With all the bad news about media layoffs, here's a real reason to celebrate: Tonight, the Open Media Foundation will celebrate six years of independent voices on Denver Open Media -- which not only runs Denver's public-access channels on Comcast, but also provides training and services for non-prof ... More >>
On Friday, December 7, the Denver Open Media Foundation will celebrate six years of independent voices on Denver Open Media with a party from 7:30 to 10 p.m. - with music by Achille Lauro, pioneers in Denver's independent music scene; a silent auction to support independent businesses and OMF; and f ... More >>
Blockbuster, now a subsidy of Dish Network, yesterday officially opened its international headquarters in Colorado -- specifically, at the Meridian International Office Park in Douglas County. The move comes with the possibility of $2.5 million in Job Growth Incentive Tax Credits from the Colorado E ... More >>
Mother Mind Studios is turning into a motherlode of creativity. The new digital media company, which promotes and produces feature films, comic books and other artistic endeavors, has developed a strong team including visual artist Daniel Crosier, director/producer Dane Bernhardt, writer Cuyler Mort ... More >>
Think you have what it takes to kick ass with charcoal, gas or wood? Do your neighbors crash your backyard patio party when they sniff the char of a ribeye wafting through the 'hood? Do you know the difference between direct and indirect grilling, the intricacies of smoking yakitori, how to grill to ... More >>
The Lower North Fork Fire near Conifer cost many thousands of dollars in damaged or destroyed property and, most importantly, three lives, including Ann Appel, who didn't receive a reverse 911 emergency notification because of a glitch in the system. And it was hardly the only one. As revealed in a ... More >>
Video below.The Colorado medical and recreational cannabis communities are put under the lens of reality television tonight. Tonight, National Geographic Channel will air the first episode American Weed, the latest weed-themed reality TV show to hit the mainstream. See a preview below.
What a difference a few years makes. In 2006, Mark Cuban, the billionaire behind HDNet, partly based in Denver, was touting the service's inking of past CBS anchor Dan Rather. Now, he's psyched about hooking up with American Idol host Ryan Seacrest and AEG Entertainment, owned by local moneybags Phi ... More >>
Here's the perfect way to end your First Friday festivities: Open Media Foundation will celebrate the fifth anniversary of Denver Open Media at its annual fundraiser. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. tonight at 700 Kalamath Street, and the event includes performances by Total Ghost (as seen at the Westword w ... More >>
"Billy Jack."Remember Billy Jack? Then you're probably over fifty. The indie flick was an unexpected smash in 1971 -- forty years ago -- spawning several sequels that delivered diminishing returns. But that hasn't stopped director/star Tom Laughlin from trying to milk his primary claim to fam ... More >>
Internet users beware: you've now got six strikes against copyright infringement before your account can enter a "mitigation phase." Major Internet providers, including Comcast, Verizon, AT&T and others, have agreed to saddle up with the music and movie businesses to finally start cracking do ... More >>
Update below: HB 1261, a bill to set THC driving standards, was put on hold by the Senate judiciary committee last month only to be revived and fast-tracked late in the legislative session. But it died in a Senate vote due in part to the enormous variations in the way marijuana affects differ ... More >>
Disaster House host Josh Temple and some sheep. You know the drill: House gets messed up, tool-lugging good guys come in and save the day. That's the constantly replaying plot on the DIY Network's Disaster House, where the destruction is creative, but the denouement workman-like. Still, tryin ... More >>
Angela Macdonald.Those who support the ability of communities to ban medical marijuana businesses typically say the rights of MMJ patients in those towns are still protected, since they can sign up with licensed caregivers. But that's not the way it's worked out for Angela Macdonald, a resid ... More >>
Photo by Bert Ross For this year's Saturday's Westword Music Showcase, I told myself I was going to take it easy. No running around like an idiot, trying to see as many acts as possible. Instead, I would move at a leisurely pace, sampling and savoring instead of trying to gorge myself on as much mu ... More >>
The Message column "DTV or No TV" discusses a likely complication in the move from analog television signals to the digital kind, which is scheduled to take place on February 17. Specifically, some viewers west of the main digital tower on Lookout Mountain who have been receiving free analog signa ... More >>
Andrew Hudson is busier than a business reporter tracking the latest layoffs. That's because he's become the first person people call when they're laid-off, or think they could be laid-off. Hudson has made it his job to let people know where the jobs are. And since he specializes in communication ... More >>
Much of PBS's signature news program comes out of a Denver office whose staffers have quietly been doing good work for nearly a quarter-century.
And you thought network sitcoms were badů
In his first week running his new website, Brad Jones crashed a state representative. What will he do for an encore?
Zombies are attacking this city.
Dan Rather tips off for Mark Cuban's network.
The curtain falls on the latest JonBenét revival.
The Thanksgiving party started early. And then the shots rang out.
Did a story about contaminated waste play dirty?
Hunger Artists revive the original shockmeister.
How to demolish the telecom industry, in six easy steps.
Wayne Quigley may not play an instrument, but he still puts on one hell of a show.
The Nugs strive to prove that their Melo-Kmart blend is the ticket to glory.
The yolk's on us
From the week of February 19, 2004
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