If there's one thing geeks like, it's learning. And if there's a second thing they like almost as much, it's sharing their knowledge (aka teaching). Take those two things together, and it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that the past few years have seen the rebirth of salon culture -- events wh ... More >>
Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five, Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series are only a small sample of the top 100 banned or challenged books of the past decade. Banning books might sound like a problem of the past, but there are still attempts to cens ... More >>
Randy and Jason Sklar make a living off of their "twinning" jokes. The Sklar Brothers will be at the Comedy Works for a three-day run that starts June 27; in honor of their appearance in Denver, here's our list of the ten best sets of twins in pop culture. See also: - Randy Sklar of the Sklar Bro ... More >>
You won't need magic to conjure up some bargain entertainment in Denver this week. Denver -- everything from free screenings of films at the Sie FilmCenter (including a presentation of the first Harry Potter flick) to a hip-hop open mic to a local author talking about his struggle with prescription ... More >>
This week marks the return to school for many students, and with the start of a new school year comes a blast of new fall fashion. Even temperatures still in the 90s won't dissuade some students from going for extra-credit in their autumn attire -- sun or no sun. Keep reading to find out what today ... More >>
A roller derby nickname must be several things. Among them: short, clever and intimidating. This year's winner of "Best Roller Derby Nickname" in our 2012 Best of Denver issue is all three: Boo Boo Radley of the Denver Roller Dolls. But there's more cleverness and badassery to go around. Here, we ... More >>
The Hunger Games leaves fans of the book hungry for more, says Melissa Anderson in her review of the movie; "at the risk of indulging in tired, pointless debates about page versus screen," she writes, "it is impossible for this movie to ever hope to match the fury of the book." But the fury of the ... More >>
While doing science last week, probably in an attempt to fit more tools into their army's knives, the Swiss broke the Universe. They recorded Neutrinos, a shape-shifting subatomic particle known for sounding like an awesome breakfast cereal, moving faster than light. Now their hills are aliv ... More >>
Moreno.Have you had your government-recommended helping of Denver blog posts yet today? Predominantly Orange's Kim Constantinesco asks: Is a stud running back to step in for Knowshon Moreno a higher priority for the Broncos than defensive-line help? At Peoples Press Collective, Ari Armstron ... More >>
Is there anyone there?In a way, there's nothing sadder than obsolescence, a thing no longer useful left to fall into misuse and disrepair -- and there's maybe no better example of that than the pay phone. That's why, for the past couple of weeks, we've been highlighting one Sad Payphone of th ... More >>
Penguin Books, eager to eclipse Twilight with a new moon of its own, sharpened its stakes and rounded up five authors of hot new fantasy titles for Young Adult readers from its various imprints, unleashing them on the world for the Breathless Reads National Book Tour, which haunts the Tattere ... More >>
After all our hype, all our shit-talking and all of our preparation (okay, preparation consisted solely of previously mentioned hype and shit talking, we admit it), we came, we played and we got our ever-loving asses kicked at our own music Knowcase. Yeah, we came in a desultory sixth place. Si ... More >>
Film director Adam Green, who released Frozen earlier this year and just completed Hatchet II, which you can see later this fall, has hooked up with 1492 Pictures, the production firm that produced the Harry Potter films, The Goonies and Gremlins, to bring Killer Pizza to the cinematic screen. Th ... More >>
The Denver Public Library hosted a naturalization ceremony for more than a hundred new citizens from dozens of countries Thursday morning. The ceremony has been a tradition at DPL for more than a decade, and why not? As several speakers noted in welcoming the crowd of new Americans, citizens ... More >>
The Twilight phenomenon reaches the big screen.
In honor of the Wynkoop Brewing Co.'s twentieth anniversary, we're asking readers to send their memories of the brewpub -- with the author of the best account getting free beer! As a former Westword employee, John Kessler is not eligible for that prize -- but his story is definitely a winner. Leave ... More >>
Our top DVD picks scheduled for release this week
Blake Mooney was recently laid off from his job at NewMediaCompany.com and has somehow found some time to give a glimpse into the week in the life of a man on the dole. This is his story. Monday Tuesday: It shouldn’t be this easy. Before I started collecting unemployment, I was under the impressi ... More >>
The Klaxons and Hot IQs Fox Theatre October 4, 2007 Better Than: The Klaxons turning out to be some fucking rave band. There’s something adventurous about going to a band’s show that you know nothing about. I guess adventurous for me qualifies as about anything that doesn’t involve TiVO Bogg ... More >>
Terry Pratchett's Discworld series has a new story.
Harry and the Potters play a set at the library.
Tim Allen and company Zoom straight to the bottom of the superhero barrel.
Like the anime, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja is goofy fun.
James Redfield's Celestine Prophecy is one divine mess.
Sunday, September 4, Bender's Tavern, 303-861-7070.
The sixth Harry Potter novel finally hits bookstores.
Boulder Outdoor Cinema
Witches take the stage to help beat Bush
Members of the Friends Foundation donated their lives to the library. Those days are over.
Pool playing is clean fun for kids
Potter grows hotter by the minute
The Opus festival travels through time.
Harry Potter Meet & Greet
Oak & Berries Tearoom
Book on down to the Denver Public Library for bargain reads.
This boy's faith is in your face.