Pop culture can inspire some strange culinary creations; a creep-tastic example is Alamo Drafthouse's new duo of wines based on Silence of the Lambs: "The Cannibal Chianti," a nod to Hannibal Lecter, connoisseur of two-legged protein, and "Suit Yourself Pinot Grigio," an homage to Buffalo Bill, our ... More >>
Despite snowy forecasts, spring has officially sprung -- and fun events are springing up all over town. From a chance to see an Amsterdam Internet archivist's work to a free screening of the new Ryan Gosling flick to a snack-filled block party, we've rounded up ten events that will green up your wor ... More >>
I hit the 13th Floor over the weekend, and I can sum up the experience with this: I came, I saw, I almost whizzed my drawers. I've trotted through miles of haunted houses over the years, but this one is by far the scariest, trippy-est, most off-the-chain that I've ever been to.
I don't want to spoi ... More >>
We released our 2012 Summer Guide in June, including hundreds of events and opportunities to escape both in the city and in the great outdoors. Each Thursday, we'll roll out the best things to do this week, making it easier for you to plan your summer. Among this week's listings are the Westword Mus ... More >>
Achille Lauro's new full-length release came partly from a sense of smugness. According to Matt Close, the band's sample master, rhythm guitarist and lead singer, Flight or Fight came as the quartet recorded material for what was originally envisioned as the latest in a series of singles. When the g ... More >>
A lot more than turkey went down over the holiday weekend -- and our slideshow page and Show and Tell, Cafe Society and Backbeat Online blogs have the highlights.
Look below for previews of posts about the Rocky Mountain Rod & Custom Show, Nathaniel Rateliff live, SALT the Bistro in Boulder and the ... More >>
"Clear Thinking," this week's cover story about Spring44 vodka and gin, outlined the rise of vodka, which went from a rarely-consumed liquor to the country's most popular spirit between the end of Prohibition and the mid-1970s. That was mostly thanks to marketing, including, in addition to br ... More >>
David Sirota may have an ironic side -- his new book Back to Our Future, an examination of how '80s pop culture influenced the politics of today, has plenty of smirking affection for the cultural detritus of the past -- but he's still at heart a pundit, and as such, the book's nostalgia is ul ... More >>
The '80s thing about this picture is that the shower is in a women's locker room.For much of his career, David Sirota has been a hard-hitting leftist political operative, running campaigns with what former Clinton White House Chief of Staff John Podesta once called his "instinct for the jugul ... More >>
David Sirota.It's been a big month for AM 760 host David Sirota.
First, his first child, Isaac, was born. Now, he's been named one of thirty "media heroes" by The Nation, placing 21st on a roster topped by MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. And, as a bonus, he's also completed his latest book, Back to O ... More >>
Lately I've been spending a good chunk of my minimal free time working with Jared Jacang Maher, a former Westword writer now at Face The State and John Dicker, founder of the Geeks Who Drink quiz night empire, to launch the Denver Diatribe, a weekly half-hour podcast on culture, politics and ... More >>
It's hard not to be excited about the 10:30 a.m. groundbreaking today of the FasTracks East Corridor rail line at DIA. After all, that means in a few short years folks will be riding the rails from Union Station to the airport, and passing through fantastic creations by Calatrava along the wa ... More >>
Last Recast, we looked at film with an excellent score and added some
licensed music to spice it up with mixed results. This time around
we'll look at one of the arguably worst licensed soundtracks of any
film, Ghostbusters 2. Now, keep in mind, we're not saying we don't appreciate Randy
Edelman' ... More >>