Combining his love of pop-iconography with a classical and surrealistic aesthetic, Marcus Renninger's paintings leave the viewer dizzy from the contrast of their unsettling beauty with their cultural familiarity. Renninger, a guitarist with Fingers of the Sun, is showing a new round of work that wil ... More >>
Mad Greens is mad about Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy -- and last month ditched its national cheese purveyor in favor of a new partnership with Haystack Mountain. Its chevre is now used exclusively in Mad Greens's eleven locations along the Front Range, and anyone who's tried even a taste of Haystack ... More >>
Dedicated fans and curious cinephiles alike don't have much longer to wait -- the Denver area's own Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is opening in a matter of days. The storied theater chain officially kicks things off Monday, March 25, with a grand-opening event honoring Pam Grier, who grew up in Denver; th ... More >>
In Rudy Ch. Garcia's debut novel, The Closet of Discarded Dreams, a man awakens in a strange, surreal world made up of dreams -- his own, and everyone else's. In this bizarre place, Che Guevara and Marilyn Monroe debate philosophy and no one ever dies, but not everything is as wonderful as it seems. ... More >>
When we think back to the ideal of the true "American Dream," images of freedom and the great frontier contribute to the Manifest Destiny that shaped our country. Artist, sculptor and Colorado native Francisco Sotomayor combined that revolutionary mindset with imagery from American culture to form h ... More >>
Earlier this month, when we shared a post featuring ten weird movie references to Colorado, we asked if there were any of your favorites we'd missed. Turns out there were plenty -- more than enough for another great collection, featuring everyone from Jack Nicholson and Marilyn Monroe to Robert Dow ... More >>
Editor's note: New York City's Sam Levin, a beginner driver, is kicking off his fellowship with Westword by documenting his cross-country trip. This is his third dispatch from the road. The open road makes me dizzy. Very dizzy.
Donna Summer died this morning in Florida after succumbing to lung and breast cancer. Born on New Year's Eve 1948, LaDonna Adrian Gaines was a trained traditional gospel singer who grew up in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. As Donna Summer, she went on to change the landscape of dance music w ... More >>
Katherine McPhee starts in Smash.There's huge buzz around Smash, a television show premiering at 9 p.m. tonight on NBC. A procedural drama depicting the creation of a musical about Marilyn Monroe, Smash features such big-name acting talent as Anjelica Huston and Debra Messing, as well as Amer ... More >>
Both Flagstaff House and Johnson's Corner are celebrating anniversaries this week; with the Snack Attack food truck event coming up on Sunday, that should be enough to sate you, and there are a lot more events to choose from in the meantime! Here's a taste of what's ahead:
Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats (and kittens) behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to them half co ... More >>
After fifteen months of reviewing sandwiches, it's time to take a step back, time to consider what has passed between many, many slices of bread, time to take a break from sandwiches and offer a countdown of the ten best I've had. It's easy to pick twenty good sandwiches, but narrowing those down ... More >>
Scott Blakes Barcode Art Tour stops at 3 Kings.
An ode to beef and beefcake.
Harmony Korine creates a Neverland for celeb impersonators in the singular and sincere Mister Lonely.
Wong Kar-Wais first English-language foray is a minor confection.
Heritage unleashes your inner child.
Ang Lee steams up Toronto with Lust, Caution.
And the wiener is
Brief reviews of current shows
Historic and contemporary photos grace the walls at Gallery Roach, Gallery M and Walker Fine Art.
Finding beauty in the status quo.
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Connie and Carla is based on a classic but ends up a drag.
Comic Potential benefits from Ayckbourn's wit and Austgen's whimsy.
Baz Luhrmann makes movies--and audiences--in his own image.
The Arvada Center offers an uneven salute to some of the state's best craft wizards.
Love her or hate her--but give her some respect.
An ex-oil wildcatter takes the plunge into publishing calendars.