As much an icon of African-American comedy as Richard Pryor or Eddie Murphy, Keenen Ivory Wayans pioneered a new style of televised sketch comedy with In Living Color, introducing mainstream Americans to the stylish humor of early '90s black culture. The show also launched the careers of Jim Carrey, ... More >>
Like an infant growing into an Olympian athlete overnight, this weekend the Denver comedy scene went from an impressive-but-small collection of local talent to a nationally recognized force with its own annual rendezvous. The High Plains Comedy Festival was more than just a killer weekend of ab-crun ... More >>
Martin Short means different things to different people. Elitist comedy nerds can discuss the merits of Short's SCTV Ed Grimley versus the Saturday Night Live version, while suburban Rom Com fans recognize the name from blockbuster sweet-tarts like Father of the Bride. And you can always count on be ... More >>
Unknown Mortal Orchestra (due Friday, March 16 at the Gothic Theatre) is based on Portland, Oregon. The band's frontman, Ruban Nielson, however, spent nearly a decade in punk band the Mint Chicks while based out of Auckland, New Zealand. After a few records on the legendary Flying Nun label, Nielson ... More >>
It's Tim Tebow's worldwide web. We're just surfing on it. With the Broncos having reeled off their fourth straight win, Tebowmania has reached heights that even his most fanatical fans probably never imagined. But that doesn't mean the haters have been squelched. Here are some examples from opposi ... More >>
Kyle Orton.A Kyle Orton trade to the Miami Dolphins seemed all but certain to take place last week. Then, the Dolphins acquired QB Matt Moore and reportedly abandoned negotiations for Orton's services. But is the possibility of Orton in teal really off the table? Or, in the tradition of Monty ... More >>
Aaron ThackeryWho has two thumbs and puts on the best freaking show ever. Yep. This Lady. LADY GAGA Monster Ball Tour, with Semi-Precious Weapons 7.28.10 | Pepsi Center, Denver, CO Before last night's show, I wasn't a fan of Lady Gaga. I liked her, mind you. I enjoyed her bizarro-world take ... More >>
Let Mike Shanahan pick up all the checks for the next five years.It's semi-official: Mike Shanahan is the new head coach of the Washington Redskins. But while Shanny will certainly be making some nice bank, he must also deal with an enormous headache shaped exactly like Redskins owner Daniel ... More >>
Kiernan Maletsky A few things we learned at yesterday's Film on the Rocks screening of Office Space: 1. Office machines are no match for blunt instruments. Not the printer in the parking lot and not the fax machine on stage, and that was all before the movie even started. 2. People hate their job ... More >>
Ken Marino and Adam Scott of "Party Down." Starz, a cable network best known for screening films, is branching into producing series -- and one of the most promising, Party Down, premieres at 8:30 p.m. tonight. The show is about a hapless bunch of starving actors fronting as caterers as they wait f ... More >>
Photos by Ben Moger-Williams The dress code calls for black on black, or at least dark on dark, but I wear red pants. It sets me up as an outsider, which is exactly what I am - at least when I arrive. But by the end of the day, I'll feel like a fellow condottieri, a medieval mercenary-in-training l ... More >>
Sunday's AC/DC concert -- reviewed in the blog "Live Review: AC/DC and The Answer at the Pepsi Center" -- conjures up memories of the Q&A with the band's Brian Johnson that Westword published under the headline "Power Age" back in April 2001. It's among my favorite interviews ever -- and it prompt ... More >>
When the Army tried to take down Andrew Pogany, it messed with the wrong coward.
When outdoor cinema calls, be ready with the right bag, shoes, skin and dog.
The Singer Gallery scores again with this set of solos.
Conception is far from immaculate in this teenybop retelling.
Local twanger Pete Wernick is ready for the national spotlight.
Miyazaki returns with a beautiful but confounding fairy tale.
The Hitchhiker's Guide is harmless -- well, mostly harmless.
From the week of July 1, 2004
Mel Gibson's Passion is more torture test than devotional.
For national releases, 2003 wonked as much as it rocked.
Kill Bill's missing something -- like, oh, an ending.
For Jim Carrey, the sky's the limit in Bruce Almighty.
Terry Gilliam sets out to film Don Quixote but becomes him instead.
Jokey bits aside, CU's Pirates of Penzance gives full sail to a classic.
AC/DC's Brian Johnson still gets a jolt out of rock and roll.
Eddie Izzard just wants to be loved, and is that so wrong?
During ski season, local promoters know there's gold in them thar hills.
A spiffed up Hard Day's Night continues to dazzle, with its jump cuts, slow motion and sped-up Beatles antics.
Sandman author Neil Gaiman finds magic in the damnedest place.
DVDs pull back the curtain on the movies, but do you really want to see the Wizard?
The Arsonists -- and one of indie rock's most beloved labels -- ignite hip-hop's underground.
The teen movie genre finally implodes with Whatever It Takes.
Skull Flux kicks the breakup bug and lives to rock another day.
A new box set reveals Jim Morrison with his pants down.
Leslie Cyril and Artemus Fred build a film from the ground up.