The dog days of summer are upon us. Luckily, we geeks have nothing to worry about, because August is full of opportunities to beat the heat and have some nerd-friendly fun at the same time. From gaming conventions and classic geek films to the world's nerdiest county fair, August offers a multitude ... More >>
Welcome to a new column called Geek Speak, in which we take on an aspect of geek culture each week. One Christmas, either 1981 or 1982 -- it's hard to be sure now, thirty-plus years later -- I received a gift that would change me forever. It came in a cardboard box with a lurid cover painting under ... More >>
Welcome to a new column called Geek Speak, in which we take on an aspect of geek culture each week. On this day 27 years ago, moviegoers got their first look at one of cinema's rare perfect films when Aliens hit almost 1,500 theaters. Audiences loved it. Critics loved it. The studio must have loved ... More >>
Welcome to a new column called Geek Speak, in which we take on an aspect of geek culture each week. Pacific Rim, a movie about giant robots fighting giant monsters, is about to open in hundreds of theaters nationwide, released by a major studio and accompanied by a gigantic ad campaign. It's at lea ... More >>
Twenty years ago, Long Island teenager Amy Fisher became famous for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco -- wife of her much older lover, Joey Buttafuoco -- in the face. She served time in prison for the crime and has since attempted several media-attracting life reinventions as an author, porn star, Celebri ... More >>
Science fiction isn't for everyone. But those who get it, really get it. "Comics and sci-fi are the new archetypes of our culture, we relate to Star Wars and Stan Lee's characters; we've created new mythologies through them," says Dan Landes, restaurateur and self confessed sci-fi geek. And this Fri ... More >>
By now you've seen Tupac's performance with Snoop Dogg last night at Coachella. The legendary rapper was brought back to life by Dr. Dre's production company in collaboration with Digital Domain, James Cameron's digital production company, and AV Concepts, a company based in Tempe, Arizona, using a ... More >>
The sinking of the RMS Titanic is one of those reliable touchstones that can always be used as a time-keeper for historical fiction. Although only the fifth most deadly shipwreck of all time, it is undeniably the most famous. The drama of one of the most expensive, "unsinkable" nautical marvels of i ... More >>
Spending money is such a bummer. Luckily, you don't have to drop that much cash to have fun this weekend. Whether you fancy a mystical art show, Hunger Games costume contest or a 3-D dance party, we've got them (and more!), all for under $10. Get out there and enjoy the spring. For a full listing ... More >>
All of these rain-soaked evenings have been keeping us locked indoors lately, and while we've got stockpiles of media to keep us entertained, that doesn't mean we don't want more. Of course, being that it's summertime, the media conglomerates have all teamed up to narrow the spectrum of new r ... More >>
Pictured here without cross.Come Saturday, Colorado's poised to have more incoming messiahs than anybody ever asked for, including the evangelicals; besides being the scheduled day of Jesus' second coming according to Biblical number-cruncher Harold Camping, it's also the day Bono comes to De ... More >>
At this point, it's safe to say that Denver locals Trey Parker and Matt Stone's The Book of Mormon is like the Titanic of musicals this year, and by Titanic we mean not the opulent ship sunk of hubris, but rather the James Cameron romantic epic from 1997 that swept every single award to the e ... More >>
They've been doing this for EIGHTY-THREE years?!? There are a lot of things more important than watching and liveblogging the 2011 Academy Awards - but none of them are things we have to do today. Look for our recap after the show!
This week's Westword features an overtly robo-gandist cover story about Basil, a beer-serving robot created by Denver's Jim and Louise Gunderson. But with all this talk of robots, I would've been remiss in not listing -- as a service to humanity -- the most evil robots of all time and what we, a ... More >>
That old “last man on earth” setup? It really works.
The Titanic sets sail.
Buenos Aires is an oasis of magical eating.
The Terminator's back. Again.
This summer's movies could withstand the drought.
The tides of Solaris tempt Clooney with life after death.
You've probably seen J. Lo's new movie before. Want seconds?
Director Simon Wells tinkers with his great-grandfather's Time Machine.
DVDs pull back the curtain on the movies, but do you really want to see the Wizard?
Pitch Black puts some pop in this season's popcorn movie offerings.
Your friends and neighbors have caught Ricky fever. Are you next?