Reading is about more than following a narrative or learning facts; it can also be a profound shared experience that culminates in a better understanding of ourselves and each other. In that spirit, welcome to the Westword Book Club, a weekly feature celebrating the books that inspire Denver artists ... More >>
Yngwie Malmsteen is a guitar god known for his supremely technical fretwork. The virtuosic guitarist burst into the world of international music in 1984 with Rising Force. At the age of seven, Malmsteen says, he saw a documentary about the death of Jimi Hendrix and was so taken in by his musical pow ... More >>
Reno Divorce (due tomorrow night at the Marquis Theater) began in the middle '90s when frontman and guitarist Brent Loveday founded the outfit while still living in Orlando, Florida. Some early, glowing press came the way of the band's 7-inch. But it wasn't until Loveday relocated to Denver and disc ... More >>
School Knights (due tonight at the hi-dive with Force Publique and Mombi) started two years ago in the wake of the dissolution of experimental guitar pop band Weed Diamond. Michael Stein started the project in the waning days of that group as a two piece with Zack Roif. Though the duo's initial soun ... More >>
The world's powerlifting championship is coming to Aurora next year. But this once scrawny suburb has been doing plenty of powerlifting of its own this year, muscling in on the turf of its big brother, Denver. Aurora's most recent trophy? Becoming part of just one congressional district, rath ... More >>
Dr. Robert Melamede.Cannabis Science Inc., a Colorado Springs company, wants to boost the cannabis-based pharmaceutical industry in the United States. But rather than focusing solely on investors in America, the firm is putting a big emphasis on Europe. Right now, according to president and ... More >>
If only it had been a tomato instead of a fresh bodyWe know how much chefs love their knives -- "It's hurt me, I've hurt it, and we're still together," joked Kyle Fitzgerald in last week's Chef and Tell interview -- but Heiko K, a slasher chef in Germany, took butchery to a whole new level wh ... More >>
Jane Norton.Last month, the National Republican Senatorial Committee registered a couple of domain names on behalf of former Colorado Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton -- and today, Norton's using one of them, JaneNortonForColorado.com. Up-front: A news item that declares, "Jane Norton official ... More >>
Ehrenreichs book gets shortchanged in this OpenStage production.
Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova make beautiful music together — on screen and off.
Conspiracy theorists think something's fishy at Denver International Airport.
Jack Kerouac's back, and Denver's literary scene is on a scroll.
For Heather Cameron, the road back was a long, hard journey.
Wayne Kramer's latest casts a Paul over the proceedings.
Long-suffering Nuggets fans tell tales worth hearing -- at last.
Killing Joke's ghoulish rock has the last laugh.
When C.D. Payne stopped writing ad copy, he created a revolutionary teenage hero.
Uz Jsme Doma creates a bohemian rhapsody.
It's been banned for nearly a hundred years, but the Green Muse still inspires Denver bootleggers.
Onetime Denver Gentleman David Willey's new group puts on a captivating show.