Pop. 1280, which formed in Brooklyn, New York, in 2008, is a band whose music is informed by the energy of punk and the eruptive and menacing sounds of the darker end of post-punk and early industrial music. The surrealistic atmospheres are bracing and chilling rather than soothing,.Pop. 1280's debu ... 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 ... More >>
Americans love a good con-man story. They love hearing about attractive criminals -- the charmingly deceptive leading man or intoxicatingly distracting female -- getting away with it, and the loot that provides them with another kind fantasy in the land of the super-rich. After a brief delay becau ... More >>
A good chunk of people are getting ready to head back to school in a week, so with just seven remaining days of freedom, this might be your last chance to get some luxury reading in. Or you can just read books during lectures like we did. Whatever you choose, be sure to pick up something cool ... More >>
Donald Westlake, who died on New Year's Eve at the age of 75, wrote more than 100 books, mostly crime novels, over the past half century--almost all of them highly polished entertainments from a writer who knew his craft as few ever will again. I've probably read close to half of Westlake's out ... More >>
When these Amateur Poker Tour investors realized they'd been bluffed, they tried their hand at murder.
Going undercover to catch a kitchen between courses.
Shead's barbecue pours on the thrills -- without the frills.
A roundup of big-name recordings that live up (or down) to expectations.
The twisted life--and lethal secrets--of Gary Davis.
The biggest musical winners from 1996.
The Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli, in black, white and gray.
GETTING LOW WITH MARK SANDMAN, THE MAN BEHIND MORPHINE'S ADDICTIVE SOUND.