We all know folks from around the country who graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder and then never leave town -- and it turns out this decision's a mighty good one according to Kiplinger, whose list of the ten best cities for grads prominently features the People's Republic. Count dow ... More >>
If fireworks and baseball games aren't your thing, July has plenty of geek entertainment on tap -- whether you're looking to flex your gaming muscles, get the latest book in the classic Shannara series signed by the author or just sit in the blessedly cool air-conditioned embrace of a movie theater ... More >>
LUCERO @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | THURS, 4/18/13 Outside of perhaps the Hold Steady -- which shares a proclivity for Bruce Springsteen -- nobody plays straight-up rock these days as convincingly as Lucero. Led by Ben Nichols's gravelly croak, Lucero borrows liberally from the Boss and Lynyrd Skynyrd on so ... More >>
SAGE FRANCIS @ FOX THEATRE | THU, 4/18 When evaluating an artist like Sage Francis, the question inevitably arises: Should a musician be cherished for the values they hold and their loyalty to said values or their ability to make enjoyable and listenable music? If it's the former, then Sage Francis ... More >>
Forza Horizon, the eagerly awaited new open-world racing game for the Xbox 360, takes place in Colorado, against the backdrop of the raucous Horizon music festival. Developed by UK-based Playground Games and published by Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios, Forza Horizon is the first game in the gearhead- ... More >>
While we were researching asteroid movies for Monday's honorary tribute to Earth's near collision with an oncoming asteroid, one thing was pretty apparent: In the late '90s there were a relative shit-ton of asteroid/meteorite/comet/basic space-junk-getting-hurled-at-Earth movies. Turns out, M ... More >>
There has been a bit of a gold rush on making apps ever since Apple launched the App Store and Microsoft and Android followed suit. While a lot it is absolute trash that seems to point to some incoming app-bubble, there are a lot of interesting and innovative ideas mixed in there. Most recent ... 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 >>
Hot Throttle is a game -- er, experience -- from Cactus and Doomlaser, best known for, well, not really known for anything, but best associated with the weirder side of gaming. Case in point, the premise of Hot Throttle is that you play as a naked man who believes he is a car. Yes, it gets we ... More >>
So you just got Microsoft's new controllerless system Kinect for your kids for Christmas and you've spent the holidays jumping around your house, dancing and having an all around good time. Good news right? Finally your kid is getting off the couch and moving. Well, according to Fox News in ... More >>
Aaron Thackeray Global Dance Festival Friday, July 16, 2010 | Red Rocks Amphitheatre Every year, the Global Dance Festival brings some of the best in electronic music to the best outdoor venue on the planet, and Friday night's sold-out show was no exception. Judging from the proliferation o ... More >>
Microsoft Store or Up With People?On Wednesday, we previewed the Microsoft Store grand opening at Park Meadows -- and judging by two video clips, yesterday's festivities were both well-attended and mildly terrifying. Look below to check out the ribbon cutting, complete with employees in uni- ... More >>
MicrosoftThe AZ store's opening.The wait is over, nerds. Microsoft has announced the location of its third-ever store: the Park Meadows shopping center in Lone Tree. Or, as the center's promo folks like to call it, "the Park Meadows Retail Resort." Back in April, we told you Microsoft was pl ... More >>
Lilja and Inga Birgisdóttir So this is pretty rad: Evidently, if you act quickly, you can score yourself tickets to see Jónsi of Sigur Ros at the Paramount Theatre on Wednesday for just $7. There's no catch, near as we can tell. You just have to sign up, and then you're provided with a spe ... More >>
MicrosoftThe first-ever Microsoft store opened in Scottsdale, Arizona in October. Everybody loves the Apple Store in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center. Even Westword. In 2006, we honored it with one of our annual Best Of awards: The Best Spot to Scope Smart Hotties. In 2009, we wrote about how ... More >>
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"I like making you wait."More Denver blogs for your infotainment. In his preview of tonight's matchup between your Denver Nuggets and the Sacramento Kings, Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein writes, "If the Nuggets can get a fresh Melo back tonight, we'll be looking at thirteen wins in sixteen ... More >>
Ever wonder what it takes to manage the day-to-day affairs of 3OH!3? Wonder no more. Evidently, all it takes is a cellphone, a laptop outfitted with the latest Microsoft Office suite and an insatiable desire to work 362 days a year (hanging out with your parents, of course, on the three remaining ... More >>
In the exciting world of online marketing, it takes plenty of everything — millions of e-mail addresses, lots of bandwidth, endless diet pills, stock tips, porn sites, ringtones, chutzpah and moxie — to succeed. And if it also takes a few million bucks here and there to settle with unhappy custo ... More >>
Mass Effect is riveting — and a bit aggravating, too.
Almost two years after its release, Microsoft has finally lowered the price of the Xbox 360. Maybe now you can convince your wife, girlfriend or Mom to let you get one! Not coincidentally, I'm sure, the drop comes just in time for the next wave of killer titles, including the new Madden, BioShock an ... More >>
A promising glimpse of the next Halo.
News that MySpace.com is suing Westminster's Scott Richter, once considered the third-largest producer of spam in the world, comes on the heels of recent articles in 5280 and elsewhere in which Richter insists his company is totally legit. But then, "Mr. Spam Man" was making such assertions three ... More >>
A digital tree grows in Denver. As Alan Prendergast wrote in his profile of Denver-based MapQuest, the realm of internet mapping services is all about location, location, location. These days, however, the name of the game is not just digitally locating a specific location, it's rendering that loc ... More >>
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