Terry Gilliam fans have reason to be very happy -- not only does he have a brand-new film, The Zero Theorem, opening in just over a week, but this week the International Film Series is showing two of his classic movies -- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Fisher King -- to prep you for the lat ... More >>
The Western genre isn't entirely comprised of spaghetti or John Wayne talking out the side of his mouth: From its earliest days, filmmakers were putting a comic spin on stories set on the dusty trail, with the genre hitting its apex between the mid '70s and mid '80s. We've gathered this collection o ... More >>
The ultimate aim of good satire is to parody an unintentionally funny event as accurately as possible, while spicing it up with a little exaggeration and sarcasm. But sometimes the comedy gods throw you something so ridiculous, so shockingly unreal, that all you have to do is xerox it and say: Look ... More >>
For some, a refined style is acquired through age and maturity. Others decide that it's time for a more refined look. That's the case with Christopher La Fleur, a sales advisor at H&M who decided to go for a more sophisticated look. Keep reading to learn who inspires his style, what he considers his ... More >>
A few months back, after we checked out Root Organic in Boulder, several readers urged us to go back and visit Boulder Wellness next door. The herb is better quality and worth the drive up from Denver, they said. Whereas Root Organic (on the right) takes the more slick, modern approach to its opera ... More >>
As I sat in a coffee shop yesterday, camped out with my laptop and a mission to actually get some writing done, I knew full well that I wouldn't really get anything accomplished. Not because I'd be distracted with the mundane cruising of Facebook for hours at a time like I am at home, but because th ... More >>
ALICE COOPER & MARILYN MANSON @ RED ROCKS | MON, 6/3/13 Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson at Red Rocks. Sweet Jesus! How this totally obvious and sure-to-be-awesome pairing has not happened before now is anybody's guess. The music world's O.G. shock rocker and his direct artistic descendent are slated ... More >>
At Westword, we're all about hometown/home-state pride -- hence, posts such as "50 reasons we're glad we live in Denver and not the United States" and "Happy Colorado Day: Here are 50 reasons you should be glad you live here." So you can imagine our befuddlement over a Huffington Post article calli ... More >>
The weather was so nice this past weekend that people were out and about. Of the many Denverites absorbing the comfortable climate we spotted marketing director David Keller as a standout. Continue reading to learn his style icons, what city influences his fashion sense, and what his favorite, unusu ... More >>
Tom Murphy's Marilyn Manson interview appears on our music-centric Backbeat blog, but much of the chat deals with news events: the ridiculous ways he was linked to the Columbine shooting, the passing of a certain gonzo pal who made Colorado home, the Aurora theater shooting and more. Click to read " ... More >>
It's been a tough summer for Colorado -- the toughest in memory. But on this August 1, Colorado Day, there are still many, many reasons to celebrate life in the Centennial State. And Missy Franklin's gold medal is just the most recent. The oldest? Just take a look to the west. Can't think of any? W ... More >>
Deanne Stillman's richly textured works of nonfiction about life and death in the Mojave Desert involve more than casual research, and consequently take some time in the writing -- from eight to ten years each. Her true-crime debut, Twentynine Palms, explored the 1991 murder of two girls by a berser ... More >>
Beau Simmons Jonesy's EatBar 400 East 20th Avenue 303-863-7473 www.jeatbar.com Part one of my interview with Beau Simmons, exec chef of Jonesy's EatBar, ran yesterday; below is part two of our chat. Favorite restaurant in America: Longman & Eagle in Chicago, whose motto is "Eat, Sleep, Whiskey." T ... More >>
Pulitzer in '85.Not to be outdone by fellow Playboy cover girl Barbi Benton in the marketing of extreme cribs, Roxanne Pulitzer and husband Tim Boberg recently offered the Wall Street Journal a tour of their 23,000-square-foot Telluride home -- which is up for sale for $19.9 million. That's ... More >>
There are, no doubt, saner ways to film the Cordillera Blanca of Peru than paragliding a few feet above jagged glaciers, vertiginous cliffs and freezing lakes, camera and breathing and life itself neatly suspended -- but that wouldn't be the path chosen by Sweetgrass Productions, a backcountr ... More >>
Avery's Mephistopheles' StoutYou're a man, so by definition, everything you do must be manly, right? Wrong. There are hundreds of beers out there to choose from, lining the liquor store shelves and bar taps like kids waiting to get picked for a game of recess football. But only a very of ... More >>
Hey, Bill Murray -- you're looking sexy. It's Groundhog Day today, a holiday nobody would give a single shit about if it weren't for the 1993 Bill Murray film by the same name, because that movie is awesome. In some ways, it was Murray's career-defining role -- not because the movie was an ou ... More >>
Hunter Dragon has been pretty damn prolific this year, releasing a full-length album (Weight & Measure) and an EP (Blood Bath) in the span of just a couple months. To celebrate the anniversary of making music under the Hunter Dragon name, he's decided to give give out Blood Bath out for free ... More >>
Although ZetaKaye House, the name of John and Kim Baxter's new booking and management company, might sound like sorority house, it's actually a deliberate fusion of the names of two individuals: Oscar Zeta Acosta, who was part of the Brown Power movement in the '60s and Hunter S. Thompson's a ... More >>
Gawker spotted this amusing nugget in a story in the New York Times Book Review on Sunday: At Boulder Book Store in Boulder, Colo., one writer was even busted stealing his own books. Christopher Ohman, who was a manager at the time, said: "I think he felt somewhat entitled to the copies. In some w ... More >>
Lori Midson"I'm always trying to get away with as much creativity as possible, to push the boundaries and reel in my impulses," explains Michael Long. "I don't want to lose my audience, but for me, personally, food has to both taste good and entertain you in some way, whether it's because of ... More >>
Trima Replicates OK Computer Live Thursday, May 29, 2008 Oriental Theater Better Than: anyone had a reasonable right to expect it to be. Well, color me impressed. Against all odds, they pulled it off. Trima, the band assembled by drummer Damon Scott with the sole purpose of replicating The Greatest ... More >>
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain.
Looking for love in all the wrong places.
Mike Long has come a long way in Littleton
I'm in way over my head at the Aquarium.
The 28th Starz Denver International Film Festival is ready for action.
Johnny Be Good
Fat City Chops
Artists festoon Larimer Square with chalk drawings.
You'll have the crime of your life in the Mile High City.
From the week of March 10, 2005
Heaven Help Us
From the week of November 11, 2004
The Great American Beer Festival flows again
Will Durst zings for KGNU
Burn, baby, burn
Will everyone in Boulder please get on the same page?
Big, Fat Fun
New York State of Mind
16 HP rides high with Hoarse, a new collections of live cuts from local performances.
Printed matter papers the walls at the William Havu Gallery.
Basic Instinct author crawls up Bill Clinton's pants and hangs on tight.
The barbecue scene in Denver still smokes.
DRUMMER GINGER BAKER TALKS ABOUT JAZZ, CREAM AND HIS LATEST OBSESSION--POLO.