Master luthier Scott Baxendale lives in Athens, Georgia, these days, but he still has Denver on his mind. In fact, he says has plans to move back here. Right now, though, the gifted guitar maker and former Colfax Guitar Shop owner has his hands full in Athens, between running his latest guitar shop, ... More >>
Comedy festivals are the perfect antidote to a nasty breakup. Not only because laughing activates several different sections of the brain, strengthening neurons that lead to insight and emotional balance, but because so many comedians love to bitch about heartbreak. Like Morrissey records or the fil ... More >>
Pop culture can inspire some strange culinary creations; a creep-tastic example is Alamo Drafthouse's new duo of wines based on Silence of the Lambs: "The Cannibal Chianti," a nod to Hannibal Lecter, connoisseur of two-legged protein, and "Suit Yourself Pinot Grigio," an homage to Buffalo Bill, our ... 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 >>
Marilyn Manson, even more than one of his inspirations, Alice Cooper, has become a lightning rod of controversy for his provocative lyrics and visual style. The guy had an album called Antichrist Superstar, after all, and he's been fairly open about his drug use, what more conservative members of so ... More >>
It looks like March is roaring in like a lion just in time for the weekend, but that doesn't mean there aren't a ton of things to do for fun. From Johnny Depp's classic bad-boy role in Cry-Baby to a whole slew of art openings, we've got plenty of interesting events to attend that won't maul your poc ... More >>
Johnny Depp in "Pirates of the Caribbean." Hollywood is coming to Colorado (again)! In the midst of a push by movie boosters to increase the state's film incentives, an initiative born of the fact that filmmakers have largely abandoned the state for cheaper locales, word comes down that Disne ... More >>
J. WohletzThe spirit of gift-giving seems to have gotten seriously lost, what with people getting seasoned with pepper-spray and countless hordes of poor suckers using their credit cards like drunken whores. So why not say "Fuck Mastercard!" and give some affordable presents that everyone on ... More >>
Spoiler alert: This is one of them.We generally try not to let our hipster cynicism and pessimism override us here at Show and Tell, but there's no way around the truth of hindsight. Now that it's September, and the official Summer movie season is over, we know: The tentpole Summer movies of ... More >>
She would vote for you.Alright, so we didn't like Soul Surfer that much. But they can't all be gems, and when it comes to elevating fellow Denverites into the echelons of dumb awards, we're always willing to help a brother out -- so take, if you will, a moment from your busy day and cast a vo ... More >>
Winona Ryder is so cool, Johnny Depp tattooed "Winona Forever" on his arm when they were engaged. Her first audition was a monologue from Franny & Zooey. Generation X has a crush on her. And we forgive her for the shoplifting. Actors do way worse things. Inspired by our Winona fever, as well ... More >>
Even though it's been shitty and cold and raining for approximately nine weeks now and it doesn't feel like summer at all, it's still late May, and that means that it's time for the ceremonial rolling out of the summer blockbusters -- so avast, because even more ridiculousness than at other t ... More >>
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 >>
The 68th Golden Globe Awards will be handed out this Sunday. It's a contractual obligation that all televised awards shows do not reward quality, and this will be no different; plenty of shitty movies will wind up being allowed to slap Golden Globe Winner on their DVD packaging. Of course, t ... More >>
SO MUCH PALOOZA!Today is a good day for local films -- like, a ridiculously good day. On top of the Adventure Film Festival starting today in Boulder and tonight's one-time screening of the locally shot Our Good Friend, Jesus Christ, this evening marks the opening of EFPalooza, the Emerging F ... More >>
A Flickr PhotoWhen touched by the Red Trolley, these reach unthought-of levels of deliciousness It's the explosion of flavor that's so exciting--taking an ingredient and making more than it was to begin with. This is what Thomas Keller said on page 31 of his French Laundry Cookbook. And although the ... More >>
A stripped-down approach revitalizes an already brilliant musical.
Jonny Greenwood There Will Be Blood (Nonesuch) Pop stars who try to establish themselves as serious composers are typically asking for trouble, embarrassment or some combination thereof. Think of Billy Joel: Even though he's spent much of the past decade focusing on classical music, fans who turn u ... More >>
Former Westword writer David Holthouse (he of the famous "Stalking the Bogeyman" saga) made his debut in Rolling Stone this week (the one with Johnny Depp and Keith Richards on the cover), writing about Shirley Q. Liquor, a gay white man who puts on blackface and performs as a boozing welfare mother ... More >>
Itís time to throw Jack Sparrow overboard.
Translating slang is as easy as falling off a blog.
Before a solid turnout at the Bug Theater this past Sunday evening, the Denver filmmakers behind the indie documentary Do It For Johnny showed their flick to cast and crew and enjoyed a reception far warmer than the plummeting temperatures outside. Local filmmaker Haylar Garcia, the director, editor ... More >>
Landmarkís Esquire Theater
Saturday Midnights at the Esquire
Tim Burton is dead-on again in the darkly delightful Corpse Bride.
Johnny Be Good
Thanks to Depp and Burton, Willy Wonka just got weirder.
Denver filmmakers take to the road and Do It for Johnny.
J.M. Barrie gets a Hollywood makeover in Finding Neverland.
Film buffs can reach for the stars at the Ultimate Film Fanatic competition.
In the slick and handsome Pirates of the Caribbean, more is somehow less.
Albert and Allen Hughes deliver a sensuous but grisly message From Hell.
Stuffed and mounted
In Ted Demme's Blow, Johnny Depp summons an American snowstorm.
Director Roman Polanski returns to the supernatuaral with The Ninth Gate.
Gerald Nicosia has spent a decade challenging the disposition of Jack Kerouac's $20 million literary estate. Along the way, he's annoyed most of what remains of the beat generation.