October is a month for costumed ghouls and seasonal melancholy. As the autumnal leaves drift wanly into the dampened streets and crumble under the indifferent feet of passersby, many listless Denverites may find themselves in dire need of a laugh. Fortunately, this October promises a bountiful giggl ... More >>
I will never forget the first time I saw Phantasm. How could I? It haunted me for years afterward. I was maybe seven or eight years old, surely no older than nine. My dad was watching it, probably on HBO, because I think it was the only movie channel we had back in the day. I dropped in at some poin ... More >>
#86: Laura Ann Samuelson Laura Ann Samuelson is much more than a dancer and choreographer: She's an interdisciplinary collaborator in performance who also directs her own company, Hoarded Stuff, when she isn't working with others. On her horizon? As she discusses below as part of her 100CC questio ... More >>
Now that HBO's magnificent Game of Thrones is back, Sunday nights just became appointment viewing again. That's great news unless your free HBO just expired, or your ex-roommate finally changed his HBO Go password or you're not sure you can stand watching alone knowing that the show is probably just ... More >>
Anyone over 25 remembers him as heroic single dad Danny Tanner on Full House, or the jolly host of America's Funniest Home Videos. But anyone plugged into standup comedy over the last decade also knows him as the desperately foul-mouthed comic with jokes so vivid and foul he makes William Burroughs ... More >>
Yeah, air-conditioning is nice. But this week is all about getting free from your house and enjoying the great outdoors -- for free. You can watch Despicable Me in the park, catch a live dance performance, or see an HBO documentary on a farm. For more events, go to the Westword calendar, and share o ... More >>
Over the last year Denver comedians have shown they're not the selfish bastards they sometimes claim to be, organizing several charity benefits for people like Mara Wiles and Mike Marchant. And tonight Timmi Lasley will keep that communal comedy spirit alive, hosting a benefit for the Denver Voice a ... More >>
We feel the same way about you, Fred Durst.The bad news is that Snoop Dogg is getting a sitcom, a no-doubt hackneyed affair starring the Doggfather as a patriarch with his mind on his family and his family on his mind. The even worse news is that Limp Bizkit front-penis Fred Durst is apparent ... More >>
Jonathan Franzen is a great American novelist in large part because he has written a great American novel -- two, in fact. Last night's Pen & Podium lecture at the Newman Center found the charming and occasionally awkward author of Freedom touching on bird watching (an enthusiastic hobby), The Moody ... More >>
Ward Churchill, in an image from HBO's documentary "Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech." Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech, a documentary currently airing on HBO, includes passages implying that attacks against former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchil ... More >>
Ward Churchill, in an image from HBO's documentary "Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech." The promo for Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech made it clear that controversial professor Ward Churchill would be receiving the hero treatment in the HBO documentary -- and l ... More >>
Saturday, May 16, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
Dorothy Stang died many thousands of miles from Denver, murdered in the Amazon rain forest, but her story resonates here in Colorado. Her brother, David, lives in Palmer Lake, and has spent years trying to find justice for his sister, a 73-year-old nun who had spent decades working with the poor s ... More >>
Once upon a time not all that long ago, Denver seemed like it was isolated from the rest of the world, with musicians making great music that, with a few notable exceptions, the rest of the world just wasn't privy to. (Granted, some of the more cynical among us still contend that's still the case.) ... More >>
Bill Maher takes the Paramount Theatre stage.
Maybe you've seen Bridget the Midget as the Mechanical Elf in New Wave Hookers 6 or on Cathouse, HBO's documentary series about the Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel. Or maybe you saw her last August at La Boheme for the Adult Film Star Ball. If you didn’t, the little gal is back, and shaking everythin ... More >>
DVD releases for the week of October 2
It's the real thing.
Before he was the Last Comic Standing, he was a Westword cover.
Hollywood claims the sky is falling. To which we say Puh-lease.
Discover the beauty of India on IMAX.
Leguizamo rolls into town with his razor-sharp wit
It's more fun watching the movie get made than watching the movie.
Troma's Lloyd Kaufman has guts, all over the floor.
Nomad Theatre's Wit illuminates the dying process.
Remembering the Tuskegee Airmen at the Aurora History Museum.
Candace Bushnell writes about more sex and the city
For Dan Savage, promiscuity takes a back seat to parenthood.
Gil Scott-Heron at Lion's Lair on February 29, 2000
Li'l Stevie Johnston scores a victory for Denver boxing fans.
The cable industry pushes through a new law aimed at signal pirates.