Some say October is the month when the veil between the dead and the living vanishes. For movie lovers, this is no rare thing: We're used to the shadows of the past flickering before our eyes and yesterday's voices flooding our ears. And not just in horror films; after all, every movie -- even scien ... More >>
Nathan Winograd released his book about animal shelters, Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America, eight years ago -- and the response was so successful that he decided to create a documentary about animal shelters not only to reprise the information in the bo ... 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 >>
Reading is about more than following a narrative or learning facts; it can also be a profound shared experience that culminates in a better understanding of ourselves and each other. In that spirit, welcome to the Westword Book Club a weekly feature celebrating the books that inspire Denver artists.
Josh Monopoli Black Cat 1964 13th Street, Boulder 303-444-5500 www.blackcatboulder.com Bramble & Hare 1970 13th Street, Boulder 303-444-9110 brambleandhare.com This is part one of my interview with Josh Monopoli, chef de cuisine of Black Cat and Bramble & Hare, Part two of our chat will run tomorr ... More >>
"People are always coming up to us and asking, 'Is this for real?' And we tell them it is for real: we are playing Quidditch," says Sven Ceelen, one of Denver's biggest enthusiasts of a sport that was, up until a few years ago, confined to the fictional pages of the Harry Potter series. "Sometimes a ... More >>
Via Flickr As important as food is to the real world, there aren't all that many foods unique to the fictional world...which might be a very good thing, considering the inherent dangers in these following fake-foods and drinks. Some dangers are slight, others more sinister, some plain disgus ... More >>
Lev Grossman conjures up a spellbinding book in The Magicians.
Author Stephenie Meyer's Twilight tomes, which concern the gothic romance between average teen Bella Swan and impossibly gorgeous/secretly vampiric classmate Edward Cullen, represent the most popular book series since J.K. Rowling wrapped up Harry Potter's saga -- and retail outlets capitalized with ... More >>
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Visionary female artists step from the shadows at the CVA
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Potter grows hotter by the minute
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Harry Potter's second adventure delights exactly like the first.
The magic eclipses the marketing of the big-screen Harry Potter.
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Sandman author Neil Gaiman finds magic in the damnedest place.