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  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    Dismantling sexist culture, one irrelevant strip-club sign at a time

    I drive by Dandy Dan's every day on my way home and the sign out front sometimes catches my eye -- and not just because it has that weird, glamour-shot image of an interesting-looking woman above the marquee. It's the message on the marquee that often grabs my attention. Last year, it had a spring-t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Geek love: Five film tales of nerd romance

    Valentine's Day is nearly upon us, and love is in the air. Everywhere you look, people are planning fancy dates or at least renting their favorite romantic movies for a night of couch-snuggling with their beloved. Contrary to the stereotypes, geeks are no different. Well, maybe a little different -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    Reader: Best tater tots are in the frozen-food section at King Soopers

    The lowly tater tot has been elevated to great heights in Denver. Inspired by the homemade tots Gretchen Kurtz found at Vesper Lounge, we rounded up some of our other favorites for a list of the ten best places for tater tots in Denver -- everything from the tots to go at the El Toro food truck to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Photos: Ten most popular natives from the rest of Colorado on Internet Movie Database

    In recent days, we've shared the Internet Movie Database's ten most popular performers from Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs and Aurora. But there's a lot more state out there, and plenty of other notables from places beyond these four cities -- like, for instance, Greeley, Conifer, Longmont, Crest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2013

    From Casa Bonita to Linger to MGM's to Dazzle, it's all about (real Denver) atmosphere

    As I sat down to pen another love letter to Casa Bonita, I realized Westword has done that many times, in some form or other. In fact, just as I love Lakeside, other writers love Casa Bonita...certainly far more than regular diners do. But it wasn't just a trip to Casa Bonita over this past weekend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Photos: Ten hit movies filmed in Colorado

    Yesterday, as part of our continuing look at Hollywood-Colorado connections (including posts featuring the ten best movies filmed in Colorado and ten memorable flicks set in Colorado but not filmed here), we compiled ten Hollywood movie misses filmed in our fair state. Today, we've flipped the scrip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    The ten most awkward teens in pop culture

    Nerd. Geek. Dork. By whatever name, these poor, unfortunate souls with bad haircuts, unflattering clothes and few social graces are everywhere. Especially pop culture. Few films have captured the ideal of the awkward, disastrously uncool teen like Todd Solondz's Welcome to the Dollhouse, in the char ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Videos of 2013's biggest snowstorm to date: Dogs, cats, Napoleon Dynamite, snow bongs

    What to do when you're trapped inside by Denver's biggest snowstorm of 2013? Make and share weird-ass videos, of course! We've collected the strangest from the last white, lumpy day, including clips of dogs romping, cats pussyfooting, dudes turning skateboards into snowboards, a man playing with a t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this weekend

    YO GABBA GABBA! @ PARAMOUNT THEATRE | SUN, 2/24/13 Sesame Street couldn't handle mixing kids' programming with Katy Perry cleavage, but Yo Gabba Gabba! gets it right every time. Perhaps it's because one of the show's creators, Christian Jacobs, is MC Bat Commander of the Aquabats. After becoming a f ... More >>

  • Music

    December 27, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Ten weird movie references to Colorado

    We've all experienced that moment of recognition when a character in a movie suddenly makes a reference to Colorado. But which of these nods qualifies as the strangest? In an effort to find out, we visited Drew's Script-O-Rama -- and a search for Colorado, plus some investigation, turned up quirky l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    The twenty best bicycle scenes in cinema, ever

    With rare exceptions for the Smart Car, the tandem bike and whatever those contraptions are in the Dr. Seuss books, the human evolutionary process basically stopped when mankind progressed from two legs to two wheels. If you need proof of the superiority of the cycle, look no further than film, wher ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    With Blue Like Jazz, Steve Taylor takes a provocative and realistic look at Christianity

    With Blue Like Jazz, the screen adaptation of Donald Miller's New York Times best-selling book, Steve Taylor has done for film exactly what he did for music in the early to mid '80s -- namely, giving the staid world of Christian-centric art a much needed jolt of vitality. In the same way he riled th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Willow, the prodigal cat: Where we suspect she spent her five lost years

    Willow the cat.​Meet Willow, a six-year-old calico who has gained five years, one and a half pounds and surprisingly little gray hair since she was lost from her Broomfield home half a decade ago, somehow not eaten by coyotes and discovered Wednesday in the Big Apple. To be clear, that's roug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Top Five Rebecca Black Disses

    ​By now, you've heard "Friday," right, that horrendous Rebecca Black song? Although we firmly believe it is an abomination, we are super-psyched to not only have something new to make fun of, but we are now able to relish Rebecca Black's career-demise and observe in the vast, demented glory th ... More >>

  • Music

    November 4, 2010

    Yo Gabba Gabba!

    Sunday, November 7, 1STBANK Center, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    March 11, 2010

    Leslie & the LY's

    Monday, March 15, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Film

    June 19, 2008

    The Foot Fist Way

    Tae kwon do comedy The Foot Fist Way stars a truly cringe-tastic Danny McBride.

  • Film

    March 20, 2008

    Paranoid Park

    Gus Van Sant returns to disaffected youth and shoestring budgets in Paranoid Park.

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2007
  • Film

    August 23, 2007

    Rocket Science

    Is this high school coming-of-ager quirky for good or evil? The answer’s...debatable.

  • Music

    August 23, 2007

    Breathe Carolina

    Marquis Theater

  • Film

    September 28, 2006

    Men Behaving Badly

    Bad Santa meets Napoleon Dynamite in this tepid man-child comedy.

  • News

    July 6, 2006

    Smoked Out

    The ash holes on Governor Owens's team.

  • Film

    June 15, 2006

    Tortilla Flat

    Nacho's funnier than Napoleon, which isn't saying much.

  • Dining

    June 1, 2006

    Village Inn

    Sobering thoughts on the verge of marriage.

  • Home Entertainment

    May 18, 2006
  • Film

    April 13, 2006

    Easy Out

    The Benchwarmers put a zero on the board.

  • Music

    February 2, 2006

    For Pete's Sake

    Girls want boyfriends with skills. Good thing Efren Ramirez can deejay.

  • News

    September 29, 2005


    After a local scandal made them stand down, Army recruiters work to put more boots on the ground.

  • Film

    September 15, 2005

    Death Warmed Over

    Romance is alive -- and dead -- in Just Like Heaven.

  • News

    August 25, 2005

    Off Limits

    Swept Under the Rugby

  • Film

    July 7, 2005

    Flick Pick

    Boulder Outdoor Cinema

  • News

    June 30, 2005

    Captured by Gypsies

    Queenie and the Jester take a ride.

  • News

    June 23, 2005
  • News

    June 9, 2005
  • Film

    December 30, 2004

    Leaning Sideways

    In a year when small movies came up big, picking the top ten was a Payne.

  • Film

    December 9, 2004

    Green Achers

    Undertow pulls in the pain and beauty of a reclusive Southern family.

  • Film

    July 1, 2004


    Deadpan irony is the rule in this triumphant high school geek comedy.

  • Culture

    February 12, 2004

    The Hard Sell

    Local filmmaker Shane Carruth won Sundance's top honor. what?