Basketball is "the sport that best defines the 21st-century American experience," argues Brett Kashmere, talking about the subject of his documentary From Deep, which will screen at the Sidewinder Tavern on Saturday, August 16. The cinematic essay explores basketball, hip-hop, and the way the progre ... More >>
In music, the term "remix" can mean a lot of different things, even in rap. But one of the most celebrated traditions in the rap industry is collecting verses from the hottest names in the game for a second go-around on a tried-and-true instrumental. On the one hand, you can wind up with a collectio ... More >>
Denver comedian Sam Tallent has been a rising star in the standup scene over the last few years, hosting The Squire open mic and performing as part of the Fine Gentleman's Club at the comedy quartet's wildly popular Wednesday night show, Too Much Fun. Still, many fans may not know that Tallent's tal ... More >>
It's on your mind. You can't stop thinking about it. Your blood starts to pump. Your mouth begins to water. And while the buildup lasts for days, the actual live action (from start to finish) only lasts about ten minutes. No, I'm not talking about sex; I'm talking about the Super Bowl, baby. And whi ... More >>
One of the more exciting pianists in jazz today, Vijay Iyer has won a slew of awards over the past few years, including five different nods in the DownBeat International Critics' Poll. Awards notwithstanding, if you need proof of what amazing chops this Grammy-nominated composer-pianist has, look no ... More >>
Over the weekend, Serena Williams might have been in Spain playing tennis, but she was getting more attention in the blogosphere for seventy seconds of a leaked rap song she made. The results sound like an amateurish impression of a collaboration between Missy Eliot and the Neptunes. The opening lin ... More >>
Arguably the most memorable moment of last night's Nuggets-Lakers playoffs game saw ailing superstar Kobe Bryant fell rising rookie Kenneth Faried with a flagrant foul; see it and plenty of other video below. But this play was hardly symbolic of the contest as a whole. The Nugs, who once looked as d ... More >>
Tom MurphyScott KellySCOTT KELLY at HI-DIVE | 12/3/11There were plenty of signs around the hi-dive last night indicating that this was an acoustic show. Meaning: Talking was ill-advised. Even so, some people near the stage decided to have a conversation at the beginning of Scott Kelly's set, ... More >>
On September 24, 1991, A Tribe Called Quest released The Low End Theory, a beautiful fusion of hip-hop, jazz, and esoteric lyrics aimed at a new generation of hip-hop. Twenty years later, the album sounds just the same in 2011, as it did, frankly, whenever you heard it. Inspiring such artists ... More >>
Step it Up's got a Situation.In one of the most ridiculous overstatements since Michael Bay got compared to an "abstract artist," Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino offered this analogy on Friday, explaining to the E! Network why he'd be leaving The Jersey Shore after next season: "It's like Mic ... More >>
Carmelo Anthony, sailing away?There's a novel idea starting to get some online buzz: If the Nuggets can't get the entire league to negotiate a Rubik's Cube of perfect-storm, planets-aligned trade talks because they're dealing with Russian mogul and Michael Jordan types, they'll simply simpli ... More >>
Carmelo.The blogosphere's known Carmelo Anthony has been available for months -- but now that ESPN concurs, media outlets such as the Denver Post have joined the chorus. And if reports about Melo's willingness to sign with the Nets are true, they suggest he's more interested in going home, an ... More >>
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 >>
The Denver Nuggets' 109-95 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in game one of their playoff series played out pretty much as Nugs' fans hoped. Denver has an advantage over the Mavs inside, which is why Nenê had a breakout game from a scoring perspective and previous Westword blog tribute subjects Chr ... More >>
Kevin Costner in the not exactly beloved film Swing Vote. Kevin Costner made campaign-oriented appearances in Colorado yesterday, and he’s still at it today, leading an Obama march on the CU campus in Boulder. And he’s not alone; as a swing state (can you remember the more innocent, commercial ... More >>
Akeelah spells out a fantasy that feels wonderfully real.
Don't try this at home.
Aussie Rules Football reaches out to the untapped Yank talent pool.
After the NBA's Pepsi fizz goes flat, George II must pump up the Nugs.
This K-Mart special glitters.
Amazing what can be done with two turntables and a microphone.
Long-suffering Nuggets fans tell tales worth hearing -- at last.
How and where to get in the game
The stately game of cricket is winning young converts.
The media outlets that helped Ocean Journey float aren't mentioning their roles now that it's sinking.
A glimpse of the dysfunctional NBA clan from a lofty family-night perch.
Scott Simon's memoir proves he's no fair-weather fan.
Colorado sports went on a downhill slide in '99.
Punk-rock guitarist turned Nation of Islam minister Jamal Muhammad is still angry--and not just in black and white.
Hark! The Herald Angels are practically the only group without a holiday CD this year.