Maria Bamford has long been a comedian of choice for those who enjoy offbeat humor grounded in absurdist, sharply observed character sketches. Over the last decade and a half, Bamford has raised her public profile with appearances on the Comedians of Comedy Tour, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job ... More >>
It took a cartoonist to re-energize interest in eccentric scientist Nikola Tesla. Matthew Inman recently posted a piece on The Oatmeal, his comic website, explaining "Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived," and it's inspired more than a million dollars in donations to turn one of his ... More >>
Contrary to popular belief, cheesemongers do not actually cure cheese -- they handle it -- and tomorrow, at the third annual Cheesemonger Invitational in Long Island, New York, 45 of them from around the country will be tested on their handling skills, with the winner walking away with $1,000 in cas ... More >>
After an eight-year run at La Rumba, Lipgloss, one of the city's longest running dance nights, just moved to to Beauty Bar. But before Lipgloss moved into La Rumba, the spot was home to Oxygen, which was awarded the Best Gar Bar for Gay Men in 2003 in Westword's Best of Denver. Starting tonight, L ... More >>
Killing livelihoods and a $2.5 billion industry, the feds attack Internet gambling
Unless you count pork fat for sausages, Hank Shaw -- author of the blog Hunter Angler Gardener Cook and recently published book Hunt, Gather, Cook -- hasn't bought a single scrap of meat since 2005. To gather food, he forages, angles for his fish, hunts game for his meat and gathers plants ... More >>
Taking Back Sunday last night at Summit Music Hall.Long Island pop-punk band Taking Back Sunday headlined a nearly sold out show last night at Summit, boasting its original line-up. Also on the bill were Thursday and Colour Revolt. All photos by Aaron Thackeray for Westword.
The Meatmen In the late 1970s, Tesco Vee was an elementary school teacher in Michigan who lead something of a secret life, first as a fan of punk rock and then as the frontman of one of the most notorious and hilarious bands of that era -- the Meatmen (due this afternoon at Twist & Shout for ... More >>
Deena does not toss salads. She repeats, does not toss salads.So, we missed last week's episode of Jersey Shore. Our bad. Yes, we know, MTV replayed it at least thirty times since, but we just forgot, okay? From the commercials and pre-show recaps, it looks like Snooki possibly realized she had a ... More >>
Marlowe's bartender Josh Gilette makes an Atsui cocktail with Svedka vodka.Dish, Westword's annual party celebrating the local dining scene, went down last night at the Exdo Event Center, attracting dozens of local restaurateurs, bartenders, business types, hungry eaters and thirsty drinkers. ... More >>
Lori MidsonAvenue Grill executive chef Andrew Lubatty Andrew Lubatty The Avenue Grill 630 East 17th Avenue 303-861-2820 www.avenuegrill.com This is part two of Andrew Lubatty's Chef and Tell interview. To read part one of that interview, click here. Culinary inspirations: When I was fourte ... More >>
Theme parties serve many essential purposes, adding an element of the theatrical to drinking in your backyard, allowing your inner creativity and Cher wig to flow, and providing an excuse to wear spandex pants (or no pants' no one judges at a theme party). Looking to go beyond the Ugly Sweat ... More >>
Lori MidsonEncore executive chef Paul Reilly "Ever since I saw Grover waiting tables on Sesame Street, I knew I wanted to work in restaurants," says Paul Reilly. And he didn't waste much time following in Grover's footsteps, considering that he got his first taste of restaurant life while was ... More >>
Put some teeth into it!
And on the seventh day, God created sketch comedy.
Again the Masters of their doman.
Wherein we find the coining of our new favorite word: Jew-pergroup.
Tuesday, December 6, Fox Theatre, 303-443-3399.
Still rightly Famous after all these years.
What happens when a socialite walks into a dive bar?
Don't call Aesop Rock the savior of hip-hop. He's just trying to be original.
Cohen Festival honors the literary tradition
Why don't we sip into something more comfortable?
Whether in New York or Italy, Boulder or Denver, it's the meat that matters.
Even without music, Andy Friedman finds himself in tune with country blues.
The Vagina Monologues are back, for a benefit at the Boulder Theater.
All you ever wanted to know about the Denver City and County Building.
Dutiful if not particularly insightful, Pollock splatters the painter's life on the screen's canvas.
Equally Cursed and Blessed
This young whippersnapper is wise beyond his years.
How David Winsett, aka DJ Swingsett, went from being a Colorado DJ to a New York illbient pioneer.