There's still a month of summer on the calendar, but seasonal activities are winding down. Still, there's plenty of fun to be had this weekend, everything from the last films in two outdoor movie series to the closing party for Andrew Novick's blood-themed photography show. And not only is the weeke ... More >>
The hydraulic fracturing process involves pumping chemicals into the ground to free oil and gas reserves trapped in tight shale formations. The debate over fracking's environmental risks isn't all that different; it's become a battle to squeeze a few facts out of stubbornly entrenched forces, amid a ... More >>
This weekend is sure to be out of this world. Whether you're witnessing the newest mission to Mars, browsing ethereal art, or journeying to a Harry Potter world of magic, you won't need more than a Hamilton to escape reality at these exciting events. Have a blast, get out there, and don't worry abou ... More >>
Rod Blackhurst is making a documentary about Kenny G., and he needs your help. No, really. Quit laughing. Appearances to the contrary, this is not a joke. That's what we thought, at first, too. But we spoke with Blackhurst, and he's so serious, in fact, that he and his partner Brian McGinn have alre ... More >>
Video below.Business interests and politicians such as Governor John Hickenlooper and Mayor Michael Hancock have come out against the 2011 Denver Paid Sick Days Initiative. But the proponents at Campaign for a Healthy Denver are fighting back with an event today and a video that promotes the ... More >>
It was after sitting through about 90 percent of the movie that I decided Sarah Palin's The Undefeated was 49 percent PBS-style documentary on how great Alaska is, 50 percent "Palin pal posse" circle jerk, and 1 percent Ronald Reagan references. Or perhaps a more accurate summation of this on ... More >>
Proving on paper that poker is primarily a game of skill, not luck, is trickier than it sounds, as University of Denver professor Robert Hannum explains in this week's feature "All In." But fans of the World Series of Poker see that thesis in action on the tube every time one of the big dogs ... More >>
This week's cover story, "All In," focuses on the work of University of Denver professor Robert Hannum, who's been researching the mathematics of gambling and the science of poker for almost two decades. Of course, we all know (or think we know) something about Las Vegas casinos and card game ... More >>
Is Jamie Oliver one of world's most influential people? Every year, TIME magazine (which seems to get smaller each month) holds a little poll full of big names -- names that, according to those at TIME, are the most influential people in the whole wide world. And from now until April 14, yo ... More >>
The releases of Beastly and Red Riding Hood mark just two more additions to a time-honored film tradition: hackneyed, shitty movies based on fairy tales. Inspired by these cloying new releases, we decided to take a look back at five more insipid films that were vaguely based on magical childr ... More >>
Brian Jacques, author of the Redwall series, died over the weekend of an aortic aneurysm. He was 71 years old. Jacques, who also wrote short stories and the Castaways of the Flying Dutchman series, holds a special places in the heart of a certain type of nerd who grew up reading the Redwall ... More >>
Look at him -- he's so statuesque. There are no plans to erect a statute to Robocop in Detroit, according to Mayor Dave Bing. There is, however, a Rocky statue at the base of the Philadelphia Museum of Art after one was placed at the top of the Rocky steps in Rocky III. While it could argued, ... More >>
Capsule reviews of current shows
Capsule reviews of current shows
A star is bourne again in the thrilling culmination of the amnesiac-spy trilogy.
The lastest Ocean is a washed-up threequel. How much you wanna bet Hollywood makes a bundle?
De Niro takes a loooong, sloooow look at the history of the CIA.
A hero of the Hong Kong new wave returns the compliment.
Brilliant, confounding Syriana digs for a necessary truth.
Terry Gilliam returns, with no one but himself to blame.
The GLBT community opens its arms to dogs.
A rare superior sequel, Ocean's Twelve entertains with cinematic sleight of hand.
Wouldn’t you like to be in their shoes?
This summer's movies could withstand the drought.
Eee-O 11: The Best of the Rat Pack / Live at the Sands (Capitol)
A new Rat Pack knocks over Vegas without much to show for it.
The bucks stop here for the mythic cowboy life.
From South Park to Pokémon, 1999 was almost an American beauty.
Director Kevin Smith spouts his Dogma.