While researching his new book on Charles Manson, Jeff Guinn was surprised to learn that the criminal sociopath's explanation for the Tate-LaBianca murders, which he instructed his "family" of followers to commit, was nothing new. Through interviews with new sources, including Manson's sister and co ... More >>
Dennis Quaid gets around. Since the late '70s, he's appeared in more than seventy films and television shows, playing everything from a deep-space fighter pilot to an dragon-slaying warrior, and always with a certain swaggering charm. This Friday and Saturday at the Sie FilmCenter, Mile High Sci-Fi ... More >>
It's less than a week until the fat man in the red suit shimmies down the chimney, and we've already heard "White Christmas," "All I Want For Christmas Is You" and every other traditional song you can think of at least a thousand times since Thanksgiving. But there are a few songs out there, well-wr ... More >>
Deanne Stillman's richly textured works of nonfiction about life and death in the Mojave Desert involve more than casual research, and consequently take some time in the writing -- from eight to ten years each. Her true-crime debut, Twentynine Palms, explored the 1991 murder of two girls by a berser ... More >>
The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, which celebrated its thirtieth anniversary this year, is the gastronomic and vinous equivalent of every foodie and wine lover's mecca; it's our golden fleece, our Holy Grail, our industry's version of the Olympics.
It's difficult to imagine, but U2 used to be cool. Not just cool, but one of the most innovative, inspiring and mysterious bands of their generation. The group challenged the sounds, look and emotional resonance of rock music, forever redirecting the cultural stream for good or ill. Today, while man ... More >>
William Hillyard.Some people surely pay for the Denver Voice simply because the money goes to the homeless and hardly glance at it before tossing it -- although that would be a mistake. Not only does the Voice represent a worthy cause (for which is won a 2009 Westword MasterMind award), it al ... More >>
The music world is a little less surreal this week. Don Van Vliet, better known to fans as Captain Beefheart, died from complications tied to multiple sclerosis in California on Friday. He was 69 years old. Beefheart is survived by his wife of forty years, Jan Van Vliet -- and by a musical le ... More >>
Il Mondo Vecchio salumi emperor Mark DeNittis, and the subject of last week's Chef and Tell interview, spends the majority of his time pimping dry-cured meats, but the chef has other passions, too, including four-wheeling and camp cooking. His cookbook, My Jeep Grille Adventures, which he r ... More >>
Ah, now, see, this is why you reserve judgment until you see the final product. Last week, we posted a behind the scenes clip about the making of Flobots' new video for "White Flag Warrior," the first single from the act's sophomore album, Survival Story, due in stores tomorrow. Before we got a lo ... More >>
So one more day before Flobots invade the Ogden to celebrate the release of Survival Story, their sophomore release and the eagerly awaited follow-up to 2008's Fight with Tools. We say "celebrate," because we've learned since posting yesterday's item weighing in on the act's first single, "White F ... More >>
I am a serious science fiction geek. And while, in the food world, I generally contain my geekery to zombie movie references, Starblazers jokes, Blade Runner allegories and a recent, minor obsession with the high-tone weirdness of molecular gastronomy, lately I've been thinking about some of the ot ... More >>
Germinal's Fool for Love is cleanly staged, but the meaning's murkier.
Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.
A son pays his respects to a father who filmed a revolution.
Loren Mach’s passions get moving at the RhythmWalk benefit.
The answer could be blowing in the wind.
Verse comes to worse at the National Poetry Slam.
Lance Grabowski walks the nineteenth-century walk.
King Rat packs a punk-rock punch.
A Sixties icon becomes a weapon in Denver's promotion wars.
Singer-songwriter Beth Orton has many sides, and she likes them all.