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 >>
Last weekend's Saturday Night Live cold-open featured a somewhat unconvincing Bobby Moynihan playing the adorably chubby supreme leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-Un. The sketch revolved around the husky dictator's address to the people of NK, announcing a change in policy on two major fronts. The fir ... More >>
You could hear a pin drop during the first Sundance screening of writer-director Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale, an enormously powerful and moving debut feature based on the shooting death of 22-year-old Oscar Grant by Oakland transit police in the early hours of New Year's Day, 2009. Coogler opens the fi ... More >>
someecardsNo matter your current Facebook relationship status, Valentine's Day is a miserable holiday. If you're not working it, you're either frantically dialing for a last-minute reservation at an already overbooked restaurant, bitterly downing a pint of Ben & Jerry's on your couch or avoid ... More >>
Dean Singleton.Correction below: Is Dean Singleton, head of MediaNews Group and Denver Post publisher, looking for a successor, Kim Jong-Il style? Doubt it: Despite his continuing battle against multiple sclerosis, he seems energetic, active and fully in charge. But judging by a Thursday memo ... More >>
Cherry Creek High School grad Matt Iseman has covered as lot of ground since leaving Creek behind for Princeton, then med school at Columbia and a residency back home at CU. That's when he pulled the old switcheroo and quit doctoring altogether to stand up and tell jokes in Hollywood. But in I ... More >>
I can’t believe that this is twice in a single week that I have to stand up for people or institutions that I can’t stand simply because they are being attacked by people or institutions that I can stand even less. First it was Starbucks, the victim of an attack from Mark Dice and The Resistanc ... More >>
Memoirs of a Geisha views Japan through Western eyes.
Stealth aims low and hits its mark.
Remembering the films that heated up cinemas this year.
Homegrown wiseguys give pieces a chance in Team America.
Music's lunatic fringe lives, breathes and flourishes on the shortwave radio dial.
The evolution of mankind, and sports, is made possible by...click...Anna Kournikova.