Gilligan's Island

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Morrissey was tackled onstage by a fan, but his long-delayed show was a triumph anyway

    "I'm a man, I can take it," Morrissey said on Saturday after being knocked to the ground by an overzealous fan during his show at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Looking a bit more grey than his last appearance in Denver seven years ago, Morrissey was genial if a bit sluggish this time around -- pos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Ron White on gay marriage, marijuana and opening acts -- including Josh Blue

    While many comics will play to their political or cultural bases, Ron White is virtually impossible to pin down to any one audience. First rising to fame through the Blue Collar Comedy Tour with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry The Cable Guy, he became a hero to conservatives with his pro-death penalty and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Ten best fashion moments on the S.S. Coachella

    Earlier this week, the S.S. Coachella took to the high seas and set sail for the Bahamas. One of our esteemed south Florida colleagues had the pleasure of being on board for the cruise's maiden voyage. She sent us a few dispatches documenting some highlights from the trip, so that all of us landlubb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Denver cabbie novelist Gary Reilly rides again on Monday

    Denver writer and part-time cab driver Gary Reilly was more interested in writing novels -- many of which had to do with a cabbie named Murph who also wrote novels -- than publishing them. But since Reilly's death last year from cancer at 61, his Murph sagas are rolling out with the regularity of ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Review: Mojo Nixon at Lion's Lair, 4/14/12

    MOJO NIXON @ LION'S LAIR | 4/14/12 "Rick Santorum can suck my dick!" was the chorus Mojo Nixon got the crowd to chant as a line in an extended version of "You Can't Kill Me." But everything was an extended version out of an eleven song set. With just his Guild electric and more playfully rambunctio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    New Denver tiki-themed bar moves forward -- but with a new name

    Denver was slated to get a tiki bar, Mauka Tiki, in 2011, but when the ball dropped at the end of the year, the space at 218 South Broadway was still dark. Owners Jay Dedrick and Brett Kimball are moving ahead with their plans, says Matty Durgin, who'll be the beverage manager at the new spot (and h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Ten and a half actor replacements that give Charlie Sheen a run for his boatload of money

    You can be replaced, possibly by a rotating cast.​It's hard out there for a pimp. Or at least a warlock like Charlie Sheen. When it was announced that CBS had begun looking for actors to replace his role on Two and a Half Men, the cogs started turning and the rumor mill spit out one replacemen ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 20, 2010
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    April 20, 2009

    On 4/20, the worst places to stash your stash

    Despite the obvious enthusiasm for its legalization -- see today's rallies in Denver, Boulder, Santa Cruz and other hemp-friendly havens -- marijuana is still technically illegal. So it behooves us to consider that it might sometimes be advisable to, you know, hide it. Many have tried. And many have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    Brian Griese's Broncos history blessedly forgotten

    Brian Griese during his Broncos tenure. This weekend, the Denver Broncos take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are in the desperately sad situation of believing that quarterback Brian Griese gives them the best chance to win. Broncos fans have been here before -- from 1999 to 2002 specifically (an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2008

    Worst Television Theme Songs

    Television shows have always had theme songs. When they're good, they add to the show in subtle but important ways. They can set a mood, like M.A.S.H.'s theme song "Suicide is Painless." They can set up the basics of the plot, like the classic opening to Gilligan's Island or The Brady Bunch. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    NBC's "New Approach"

    NBC got the jump on the rest of the networks by announcing their plans for the 2008-09 season on April 2. NBC execs have been saying for months that they wanted to embrace a new approach. Apparently, the key to that "new approach" is this: more of the same old stuff. Not more of NBC's same old st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2008
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    February 18, 2008

    The Art of the DJ and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: If you don't believe that DJing can be a legitimate artform, this live review -- covering DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist together on eight turntables, mashing up the theme to Gilligan's Island with "Stair ... More >>

  • Music

    May 10, 2007

    Drive-By Truckers

    The Truckers lighten their load on their latest tour.

  • News

    June 16, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of June 16, 2005

  • News

    December 23, 2004

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of December 23, 2004

  • Calendar

    July 22, 2004

    Literary Tricks

    Skateboarders bring new views to print

  • Music

    May 24, 2001


    The skies opened up on the Westword Music Showcase. But the bands played on.

  • News

    November 25, 1999

    The Combatants

    A look at who's up and who's down.

  • Culture

    March 11, 1999
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    March 4, 1999

    Star Hustlers

    With the imminent release of The Phantom Menace, Fantastic Media prepares to blast off.

  • Calendar

    November 5, 1998
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    October 2, 1997
  • Film

    August 21, 1997
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    September 12, 1996
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    August 2, 1995



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    June 29, 1994