Every year at the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages. In addition to their emcee duties, we ask them to pull double duty by submitting a travelogue of their individual stage. Stephanie March hosted at Cantina this past Saturday. Keep reading for ... More >>
We've spent a lot of time in bars since the first Best of Denver issue made its debut in 1984, and sometimes we even remembered to give awards to those bars. One of our most popular categories? Best New Bar, snagged this year by Ace. Some years we didn't make an award in this category, and other yea ... More >>
Editor's note: Mustaches are derigeur on uncles, cops and closing pitchers, but they've also become a fixture on the upper lips of the young and the hip. In fact, it's hard to imagine a time since the Civil War when razors were so ignored. But the look can be polarizing, and Westword contributors Sa ... More >>
When longtime owner Becky Conda was evicted from the Lancer Lounge, the dive bar that resides between Bones and Mizuna, earlier this month, it seemed only natural that Frank and Jacqueline Bonanno, who own those restaurants, along with Luca d'Italia, Osteria Marco, Lou's Food Bar, Wednesday's Pie, G ... More >>
Sherry Wiggins' Prayers for Others is the "heaven" to fellow artist Regina Benon's "hell" with On Fire at the Ice Cube Gallery. Art critic Michael Paglia reviews both of them in this week's Westword. Of Wiggins' installation, he writes:
This is the smug grin you make when you no longer give a shit.Johnny Depp gotta eat. And pay his mortgage. And Disney pays very well. Maybe that explains why he looks so thoroughly bored in the new Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, opening tomorrow. Captain Jack Sparrow was endeari ... More >>
Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>
Tomorrow marks the release of Super Street Fighter IV, which is an exciting moment for any fighting game fan. It probably doesn't seem like much to normal human beings, but after the success of the absolutely awesome Street Fighter IV, it's hard not to get our hadouken's in a twist in excitement. ... More >>
While most of the employees of the Denver Film Society are back at work, they're not quite sure if they're still employees, because twenty of them had officially resigned before the board voted to dismiss new executive director Bo Smith last Friday. And there's also the matter of a major budget sh ... More >>
To enter Chad Clevengers world, go mouth by Southwest.
Unbunch panties, please: This sequel is lame, tame and totally not worth moralizing.
You liked Shaun of the Dead? Then Hot Fuzz will bust a cap in your arse.
The Devil Wears Prada slaps the latest duds on an infamous fashion editor.
Steve Martin's Pink Panther piddles on its predecessor.
The rest of the planet generated some good CDs this year, too.
Mindless After the Sunset is only half-baked.
Homegrown wiseguys give pieces a chance in Team America.
Mao isn't going to start any culinary revolution.
Mike Myers's mojo is running low.
Competion is stiff in the sex-toy business. But Kevin Larson comes prepared.
Owen Wilson goes Behind Enemy Lines and lands on familiar terrain.
Baz Luhrmann makes movies--and audiences--in his own image.
The Beloved Invaders ride the wave.
Now in re-release, Jules Dassin's Rififi is a true treasure.
From the week of October 5.
From South Park to Pokémon, 1999 was almost an American beauty.