On Capitol Hill, we often see a particular blend of fashion: part-professional, part-funky. This week on the Hill we spotted Einstein shift manager and college student Ashley Tate, referencing her style icon, Audrey Hepburn. Keep reading to learn where she shops, her favorite accessory and her style ... More >>
Everyone has their holiday. Romantics love Valentine's Day. For Christians and capitalists, nothing satisfies like Christmas. And geeks? For us, Halloween is as good as it gets. If there was an official holiday of geek culture, Halloween would definitely be it. See also: How Stephen King scared me ... More >>
Any food-nerd knows that it's almost impossible to keep up with every new culinary gadget or cool DIY kit -- but it's almost as tough to resist them. You contemplate giving up imported cheese or cartons of duck fat for a month just so you can buy some food-tastic item you really don't need -- but re ... More >>
Even Darth Vader's minions got into the Irish spirit for the city's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. Along with storm troopers, leprechauns and a few well-dressed pups, tens of thousands of people saw the spectacle on Saturday morning. Westword photographer Danielle Lirette caught up with the crowds ... More >>
It's on your mind. You can't stop thinking about it. Your blood starts to pump. Your mouth begins to water. And while the buildup lasts for days, the actual live action (from start to finish) only lasts about ten minutes. No, I'm not talking about sex; I'm talking about the Super Bowl, baby. And whi ... More >>
Ghost (due tonight at the Marquis Theater) is a metal band from Sweden that might also be considered a bit of a performance art troupe. With one member dressed as the Satanic counterpart to the Pope and the other five as hooded, essentially faceless acolytes, all decked out in reverse Christian symb ... More >>
Just go as a beer.If only because when you look back at the photos ten years from now, you may slap your palm to your face and think, "Did I really dress as the physical representation of WikiLeaks?!" And how many people did you see dressed as Zach Galifianakis's "Alan" from The Hangover duri ... More >>
Seriously?Look, we know that real-life robbers are often lovers of the cinema. That's why they dress in fanciful and elaborate costumes, à la Point Break (ex-Presidents), The Town (gruesome nuns), 3000 Miles to Graceland (Elvises) and, most recently, 30 Minutes or Less (apes). But now it see ... More >>
LucasFilm has had a long and storied past dealing with fans, which is a large chunk of what the film The People vs. George Lucas, which is screening this weekend at Denver FilmCenter, deals with. When fans first started making films inspired by Star Wars, LucasFilm quickly started sending out ... More >>
When George Lucas created Star Wars he had no idea it was going to become the phenomenon that it did. In fact, if it wasn't for the dedicated merchandising work of Howard Roffman that caused the resurgence of popularity, we may not have ever seen revival of the brand. However, where there is ... More >>
The first costume I ever wore in my life was a handcrafted Thorin Oakenshield from the Hobbit when I was one or two years old. Then, when I was in fifth grade, I tricked my mom into sewing me a Mortal Kombat costume -- Scorpion -- for Halloween. Since then, I've never really thought about wan ... More >>
I stopped by Urban Cannabis last year, but never ended up writing a review about it. At the time, they didn't have much on their shelves from their own garden and what they did have was overpriced and not worth the digital ink to report. This time around, the shop was in full swing, with stoc ... More >>
Tron: Legacy, hittin' the streets on DVD and bluray yesterday, was supposed to be a coup of geekery. A sequel no one really wanted but diehard fans of a box office flop from 1982; it got made anyway -- and against all odds, it looked like awesome 3D geeknip. Jeff Bridges was back and young due to ad ... More >>
Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>
Did you trudge into work this morning, lamenting your purchase of an $800 Darth Vader costume? Even if you didn't, you're still probably looking for a deal. Which is why we're giving away five pairs of lower-level tickets to Thursday night's 7 p.m. match-up of the Colorado Avalanche vs. Vanco ... More >>
Not tweeting.JonBenét Ramsey can't raise objections about the person tweeting in her name, having been murdered in 1996 -- which is presumably why fake confessor John Mark Karr's been trying to create a JonBenét lookalike cult. But the faux-JonBenét can bitch -- and he/she is doing so abo ... More >>
The Fourth is with him.I don't know who came up with the idea for this day. But seriously: genius. And why not celebrate it in a way that not only allows you to indulge your love of all things Star Wars, but also helps you identify who exactly is on your same Jedi-wavelength? Seriously, eve ... More >>
King Khan & the Shrines • Fresh & Onlys • Eyes & Ears 04.08.2010 | Bluebird Theater When King Khan and Shrines played the Larimer Lounge about a year and a half ago, it was a tough show to shake. All those cats were sweaty and crammed on that stage, the cheerleader gal never stopped mo ... More >>
Obi Best Capades Social Science 02:00-02:45 of “Nothing Can Come Between Us”: When I first saw this cover and name, I was really, really hoping that it was going to be a sort of Star Wars meets Feist sort of thing. Unfortunately, it’s just a Feist meets Feist kind of deal. I mean, she didn’ ... More >>
To all those who’ve been rallying around the Rockies’ mythical performance, I have to hand it to you. Maybe even give you a pat on the head. Nice job. Really. You’re cute. You see, I’m a Red Sox fan. Not even a top-echelon fanatic; a minor devotee in the cult of Yawkey Way. But that still m ... More >>
Someone stop Amanda Bynes from updating another classic.
Thursday, June 1, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 1-866-455-2263.
Let the farce be with you, Colorado!
Wolf Creek rings in Christmas with a band of butchered tourists.
The fourth Harry Potter rushes through its paces.
George Lucas at last delivers the Star Wars prequel we've been waiting for.
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E.T. returns to heal our cynical hearts.
With the imminent release of The Phantom Menace, Fantastic Media prepares to blast off.