Ever since I could speak, I've always been proud to tell people about my dad's job. He makes pottery for a living, running a business out of a converted garage studio connected to my parents' Evergreen home. From here he throws, decorates, fires in a kiln, and ships out his handmade plates, bowls an ... More >>
This year marks the 36th opening night for the Denver Film Festival, and like the previous 35, last night's kickoff event took place against a backdrop of glitter, glamour and anticipation. And if director Jason Reitman's Labor Day, which unspooled at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House before many of th ... More >>
As if releasing "Part Of Me," the I'm-better-off-without-Russell-Brand single couldn't be autobiographical enough already, its accompanying video, which Katy Perry dropped late last week, really drives the message home. In the clip, Perry, who has become quite the character actress as of late -- she ... More >>
Frank Bonanno is one of the most successful chefs and restaurateurs in Denver, presiding over a commonwealth of food temples (and one speakeasy) that, for the most part, generate positive reviews and comments from professional restaurant critics and amateur key strokers alike. But even the best rest ... More >>
Where are the hundreds of thousands of teen prostitutes some advocates say are engaged in underage sex trafficking? Village Voice Media spent the past two months collecting arrest data for underage prostitution in 37 of America's largest cities. Reporters found the average number of arrests o ... More >>
Shane Boor, who faced harassment charges for flipping off a state trooper, is free to let his finger fly again. The Colorado State Patrol requested that the matter be dropped after the ACLU let it be known the organization would defend Boor's right to express himself digitally -- just like th ... More >>
Ever since he ended up as conspicuously the only member of the Breakfast Club not to get coupled up -- and was pretty much okay with it -- we knew Anthony Michael Hall was a guy we could identify with. Lanky, bug-eyed and just a little too weirdly enthusiastic, he was the quintessential geek, ... More >>
Don't get us wrong: We're celebrating the repeal of the long-lasting, draconian ban on homosexuality in the military; the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, the military's only slightly less brazenly discriminatory concession to the ban, now awaits only President Obama's signature before it's of ... More >>
Erica and Jesse are still smiling -- but he may be smiling a little more.On Monday, Alice 105.9 FM morning-show host Erica Cobb raved about the experience of appearing on The Marriage Ref. And she still feels that way, despite guest judges Demi Moore, Kelly Ripa and Jim Breuer deciding agains ... More >>
Jesse Lehman and Erica Cobb: The last name's aren't the same, Ref."It takes a certain personality to apply to be a on a reality show," admits Erica Cobb, one-third of the Alice 105.9 morning team (along with co-hosts B.J. and Howie). "If your friends call you crazy, that might be a qualifier. ... More >>
Courtesy Colorado Ski Country USASki Cooper has a decent mix of terrain. But experts may be a little dissapointed by the lack of steepness. â€‹Forget the traffic on I-70 and the hours-long liftlines at Keystone. Head out for a long weekend this winter to poach the secret stashes at Colorado's small- ... More >>
The Denver-based Pendulum Foundation has made some significant progress in challenging the laws that can send juveniles to adult prison, serving life without parole for violent crimes committed when they were fifteen- or sixteen-years old -- a wrenching issue Luke Turf explored in his 2005 feature ... More >>
In "Artist's Prank Punks Re-create 68, Other Activists," a July 10 More Messages blog, I noted that the writer responsible for the Fire Witch Rising blog correctly guessed that the person behind a threatening flyer and e-mail wasn't a rogue cop, as some recipients assumed. But instead of being flatt ... More >>
Malick, mobsters and Mr. Brooks.
Costner's not bad, but this Brooks bothers.
It seemed like just last month that Britney Spears' only shaved head was between her legs. The upside about her rehab-induced mental tailspin? We got a five minute respite from the Anna Nicole baby's daddy saga. The bad news? Britney Spears finally ruined her last redeeming aspect: her locks. Strang ... More >>
In this star-studded piece of hero porn, Emilio Estevez blames the ills of the world on RFK’s murder. But what about the man?
Attempting romantic comedy, Sir Ridley Scott conquers neither.
Jimmy Buffett inexplicably leads a kid movie to the big screen.
Annapolis salutes all the classic boxing cliches.
Colorado filmmaking is alive and well
Charlie's high-flying heroines kick ass -- but not the sequel syndrome.
This summer's movies could withstand the drought.
Audiences love Jerry Bruckheimer. Critics don't. Like he cares.
Ozon's latest grapples with what happens when the people we love are no longer there.
Paula Frazer artfully crosses the country divide with Tarnation. As a solo artist, she sticks more to the shadows.
Demi Moore gives less in this split-psyche romance.
arnold schwarzenegger kicks tail in hollywood, but he's still waiting for a happy ending in denver real estate.