After spending time living and studying abroad, singer and musician Adam Goldstein returned to America with a newly acquired passion -- performing Irish pub ballads. Unsure he would be able to find a venue in Denver for his catalog of unique drinking songs, he eventually discovered Lannie's Clocktow ... More >>
This year's NFL draft takes place on Thursday, with the Broncos selecting in the 31st slot -- a tough place to find an impact athlete. We hope John Elway and company beat the odds -- or at least make a better choice than the ones on the following list. Here's our top-ten roster of the ten worst fir ... More >>
The Sklar Brothers stand apart in the current comedy scene with their unique style of two-man storytelling and accessibly nerdy material. Primarily known for their hilariously analytical take on sports with ESPN's Cheap Seats and the History Channel's Freakanomics-style look at U.S. data, The United ... More >>
Stephen Colbert, as a real human being, is useless to us. Yes, that's a very selfish thing to say, but we all know it's true. When he's stepped out of character in the past for interviews on Fresh Air or Meet the Press, it's mildly interesting, but it's interesting in the same way that it was intere ... More >>
Wayne White might be your favorite visual artist of the last few decades that you didn't know existed. But that was sort of the point behind Beauty Is Embarrassing, director Neil Berkeley's the documentary about White's life and career thus far, which will screen at the Denver FilmCenter this Friday ... More >>
As was the case following the 1999 Columbine tragedy, late-night hosts faced a difficult task in dealing with early Friday's shootings at the Century 16 in Aurora. How to treat this horrific incident respectfully and then attempt to make the nation laugh? That night, Craig Ferguson passed the test ... More >>
Back in June, we spoke with once-and-future Colorado Public Radio staffer Mike Flanagan about the impending debut of a new indie-rock station at 1340 AM. At 6 a.m. this morning, the outlet, dubbed Open Air, made its bow, and while it's clearly in soft-launch/preview mode at this writing, the messag ... More >>
Gary FaulknerThe death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of an elite American strike team sure put a crimp in the travel plans of Gary Faulkner, the Greeley man detained on the Pakistan-Afghan border last June. Armed with sword and pistol, Faulkner told authorities he'd been hunting the terrori ... More >>
Video below.Ted Haggard's recent profile in GQ magazine finds him seeking attention by getting graphic about his encounters with male escort Mike Jones -- hence his claim that masturbation isn't "sex sex" and speculation that a younger Ted might see himself as bisexual. But some of the commen ... More >>
Gary Faulkner.Westword is asking readers to help us select a Shmuck of the Year by rolling out a new candidate each week throughout the month of December. The winner -- loser -- will be announced on January 3. Our first two candidates were Josh McDaniels and Scott McInnis. This week, say ... More >>
Few bands in the annals of underground music in Denver have garnered as much notoriety as Warlock Pinchers. Beginning in 1987, the Pinchers made a name for themselves early on as a charmingly obnoxious outfit of musical pranksters whose legacy of creative mischief is as memorable as its shows ... More >>
Watch out, Gary!The vote is in: Here's our latest Shmuck of the Week: Bend over, media. You -- and by "you," I mean "us," too -- have been enabling self-proclaimed Osama hunter Gary Faulkner. With Greeley's latest micro-celeb now claiming bin Laden's put a hit on him, the story's gone from e ... More >>
"Up yours, Osama!"America can't get enough of Gary Faulkner, who recently returned from Pakistan following his quizzical quest to bag Osama bin Laden. Just days after a remarkable CNN interview during which he almost imploded, he hit CBS' Early Show in advance of his planned appearance on Dav ... More >>
Hope they've got a sense of humor.At last -- a defense against readers who aren't wowed by Westword's marijuana jokes: An article filled with them is cited in a petition for Writ of Certiorari with the Colorado Supreme Court filed yesterday in the case of medical marijuana caregiver Stacy Cle ... More >>
Jeff Peckman is ready for more close-ups.Good news, Denverites! Next year (probably in August), you'll get a chance to vote on UFOlogist Jeff Peckman's ballot measure to create an "extraterrestrial affairs commission." Denver Clerk and Recorder Stephanie O'Malley has confirmed that Peckman's ... More >>
Craig Silverman at his most aerodynamic. Despite their (sometimes) divergent opinions on the issues of the day, Dan Caplis and Craig Silverman, who co-host the afternoon-drive slot on KHOW/630 AM, clearly have a great deal of affection for each other. But most listeners probably didn't know just ho ... More >>
Brad Meltzer. Best-selling author Brad Meltzer, who appears at the Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch today (click here for the details), is known to the comic-book crowd for penning several noteworthy works in the genre, including the controversial graphic novel Identity Crisis, which updated the Jus ... More >>
My wife and I have been told to arrive between 2 and 3 to get our tickets to see the Late Show with David Letterman. We arrive at a quarter to two just to be on the safe side, and people are already lining up. We're one of the first to line up, excited, thinking that pretty soon we'll be inside th ... More >>
This chanteuse is every bit as quirky as her unlikely hit single.
Amy Sedaris and Stephen Colbert peddle Candy not everybody wants.
Hollywood claims the sky is falling. To which we say Puh-lease.
Sid Pink delivers a riot.
Funny man Chris Elliott bangs out his first novel.
Hotfoot Danica Patrick proves ladies love the fast lane.
Music's lunatic fringe lives, breathes and flourishes on the shortwave radio dial.
Ira Glass tapes in Denver
Oliver Beene goes against fake millionaires and phony idols
The Rising (Columbia)
This year, a handful of shows provided the healing power of laughter.
Political comedy with veteran barb-slinger Mort Sahl.
The Oscar telecast has, for a decade, been Gil Cates' golden moment
Kissing off a year of six-minute smooches and sex-toy cigars.
IN A WORLD GONE MAD, WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAVE MAKES.