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  • Calendar

    November 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Photos: Ten best cities for young grads -- and where Boulder places

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    The ten best geek events in Denver in July, from King Kong to Kinetics

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    The twelve best concerts in Denver this weekend

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    The ten best hip-hop shows in Denver this April

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    February 14, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Reader: Forza is a great game -- go, Colorado!

    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 >>

  • News

    October 11, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Hendrix and the asteroid movie boom of the late '90s: Michael Fairchild explains the connection

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Have smart phones changed how we're hearing music? Yep. Here's five apps for the geo-aware.

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    TIME magazine unveils its world's most influential people poll -- and plenty of food warriors are on the list

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Browser game of the week: Hot Throttle

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Story on porn potential on Kinect has parents scared

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Global Dance Festival at Red Rocks

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Microsoft Store grand opening at Park Meadows: Retail pandemonium!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Microsoft store opens tomorrow at Park Meadows: Eat that, Apple!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    See Jónsi at the Paramount this Wednesday for $7!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Microsoft retail store coming to Denver: Get ready, nerds!

    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 >>

  • News

    April 1, 2010

    A few of our favorite things

    We love the people who love Denver; here are few of their personal bests.

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Denver Blogs: Will Carmelo Anthony's ankle finally heal already?

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Managing 3OH!3 apparently requires an Office with, uh, Windows. Who knew?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 17, 2008

    Spam a Lot, Pay a Lot

    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 >>

  • Home Entertainment

    December 6, 2007

    Future Shock

    Mass Effect is riveting — and a bit aggravating, too.

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2007

    Xbox 360: Come on Down!

    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 >>

  • Home Entertainment

    June 7, 2007

    Three's a Charm

    A promising glimpse of the next Halo.

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2007

    Spam I Am

    News that 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2007

    Look Out Below

    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 >>

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    It Was Free Cuz I Stole It

    The year in unfair shares.

  • Music

    October 12, 2006

    Coming Zune

    Once again, Microsoft is chasing Apple in the hipster-hardware game. Will it make sweet music this time?

  • Home Entertainment

    May 25, 2006

    Next Big Things

    The five biggest attention-getters at E3.

  • Music

    April 6, 2006

    John Vanderslice

    Tuesday, April 11, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Home Entertainment

    March 2, 2006

    Back to the Future

    The Xbox Live Arcade is a high-tech twist on the old-fashioned coin-op.

  • News

    February 2, 2006

    Caught Mapping

    How MapQuest helps the lost generation find itself.

  • Home Entertainment

    December 29, 2005

    Generation Next

    Microsoft's Xbox 360 fires the first shot in the next-gen console war.

  • Home Entertainment

    December 8, 2005

    Near Perfect

    Perfect Dark Zero isn't a bull's-eye, but it hits the target.

  • News

    April 21, 2005

    Follow That Story

    Opting Out, Real Big

  • Calendar

    April 1, 2004

    Cine Power

    Seeing Queerly unspools provocative fare

  • News

    January 29, 2004

    Mr. Spam Man

    Microsoft wants to shut him down. New York's attorney general wants to see him in court. But Scott Richter keeps thinking big.

  • Culture

    August 8, 2002

    Do the Math

    The music industry says online piracy's killing the biz. A UTD prof says it ain't.

  • Goods & Services

    March 29, 2001

    Best Online Watchdog

    Privacy Foundation

  • Music

    March 15, 2001

    Hoax, Lies and Audio

    John Vanderslice is an excellent musician and songwriter. He's also a pretty good prankster.

  • Dining

    December 14, 2000

    Rocky Mountain High

    A nouveau diner grows up.

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    Off Limits

    It's not easy being green.

  • News

    February 17, 2000

    A Mouse in the House

    Or, love's labor lost -- a post-Valentine's Day dilemma.

  • News

    October 14, 1999

    This Is Only a Test

    The programming secrets toies er's old-time formats radio.

  • Dining

    August 27, 1998
  • News

    April 9, 1998
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    December 25, 1997
  • Dining

    December 11, 1997
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