When Kava Lounge opens at 1915 Broadway in Boulder near the end of April, it will be the first of its kind in Denver's northwest neighbor. It will be open seven days per week and until 5 a.m. on Thursday through Saturday night (Sunday morning, really). Anyone over 18 years old is welcome, and while ... More >>
Nuclear warfare, biological warfare, meteor impact, global pandemic, global warming, supervolcano, alien invasion, zombie apocalypse... sharknado? All are theoretical ways that human civilization could meet its demise. And while all are gruesome, most would allow the human race to depart Earth with ... More >>
Every now in then on our searches for Cannabis Time Capsule artifacts, we find news briefs too short to post about on their own. But they are too good to go unread, so we've compiled a handful of our favorites below. Read on to find out the explanation for psychedelic hash visions, the daily routi ... More >>
#76: Sahar Pazirandeh Sahar Pazirandeh left Iran with her family in the late '80s, when she was nine years old, in the wake of changes that followed the ancient nation's Islamic revolution. She'd spent her early years in the grip of Iran's new fundamentalist face; her own mother, a former IBM execu ... More >>
Disgusted with the re-election of George W. Bush in 2005, Firewater ringleader Tod A left New York -- where he'd lived for the previous two decades and where he'd fronted Cop Shoot Cop -- and headed out of the country on a three-year journey that took him to the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent ... More >>
Earlier, we reported about Representative Mike Coffman's excuse for a comment he made suggesting that Barack Obama may not have been born in the U.S.: "I misspoke." By making this claim, Coffman is in good company: It's become a favorite of politicians who say something dumb or inaccurate but want t ... More >>
See Also: • Q&A with Sin and Kurt of Primasonic • Former Indie 101.5 music director and Lipgloss co-founder looking to break into Internet radio Sindo Lamas, the former frontman of Primasonic has been involved in radio off and on since the '80s. He recently launched Clampdown Radio, which grew ... More >>
Mairead Corrigan Maguire, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 for her work in Northern Ireland, has pulled out of the twelfth World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates that starts Monday in Chicago. "That's what happens when you don't hold your big Nobel events in Denver!," jokes Dawn Engle, a founde ... More >>
Editor's note: This is the latest profile in Kelsey Whipple's ongoing series highlighting local political activists. In the house where she grew up, Ashlin Malouf-Spinden's family spent a great deal of time discussing democracy. But because they feared retribution, those conversations never left t ... More >>
Video below.Again this year, Starz Denver Film Festival artistic director Brit Withey is offering his must-see picks for each day of the fest -- including many flicks that movie lovers might otherwise miss amid the flood of silver-screen goodies. Here, he shares his choice for tonight: Good ... More >>
Bill Murray.Denver blog posts fresh off the griddle. Geeks Who Drinks' last all-Bill Murray quiz takes place at 7 p.m. tonight at the D-Note. Zombieland: Best. Cameo. Ever. BigMedia.org's Jason Salzman quizzes Craig Silverman about why he didn't challenge Denish D'Souza's claim that Barack ... More >>
Brit Withey.Again this year, Starz Denver Film Festival artistic director Brit Withey is offering his must-see picks for each day of the fest -- flicks that movie lovers might otherwise miss amid the flood of silver-screen goodies. Below, he describes his choice for Thursday, November 11: Do ... More >>
Halloween, fun!When it comes to advertising that is geared to deter someone from something, the most effective -- and most often chosen -- tactic is to use images that scare the shit out of any would-be buyers or doers. This is often seen in political ads and AIDS awareness ads, and now it is ... More >>
Brit Withey.Again this year, Starz Denver Film Festival artistic director Brit Withey is offering his must-see picks for each day of the fest -- flicks that movie lovers might otherwise miss amid the flood of silver-screen goodies. Below, he describes his choices for November 5-7: The Crossi ... More >>
True That Spirit Level
When we heard recently that Walmart has begun selling coffins online, our first reaction was stupefied disbelief. Really, Walmart? Coffins? Online? Aren't there some things that just shouldn't be sold online? Well, of course there are. But that doesn't mean they aren't sold online anyway. We ... More >>
"I'm not dead. I feel great, actually." As noted in a blog earlier today, new media, and social media in particular, played a huge part in disseminating the news of Michael Jackson's death yesterday. Chances are most of us heard about it directly or indirectly through Twitter, Facebook or MySpace. ... More >>
American and Iranian artists explore each others cultures.
Spark Gallery celebrates a milestone anniversary.
Laurie Anderson remains one of the most intriguing performance artists in these United States – a social commentator whose creative toolbox contains music, spoken word, visuals and electronics. In a conversation with Westword captured in the following Q&A, she talks at length about her current pro ... More >>
Capsule reviews of current shows
Homayoun Ershadi, from architect to actor.
Starz FilmCenter offers two children's movies with strong messages.
Closing night didn't shut the door on the 30th annual Starz Denver Film Festival. Other selections began unspooling around the same time or after the start of this bash at other participating theaters, and a full slate of flicks was available for viewing the following day. As such, the November 17 e ... More >>
You'll fall for Gold Lake, airy dresses and quirky beach reads.
Elevators, Frappuccinos, and things that go bump in the night.
Poetic Under the Skin reveals a portrait of modern Tehran.
Have You Forgotten?(Dreamworks)
An election enables Secret Ballot to explore social relations in modern Iran.
From the week of March 14, 2002
A Time for Drunken Horses eloquently depicts the plight of the Kurds.
An Iranian film believes the children are the future -- again.