In 1995, after the death of her mother and the dissolution of her marriage, Cheryl Strayed looked for comfort by dabbling in sex and heroin. When that only made her problems worse, Strayed embarked on an ambitious journey to hike 1,100 miles of the Pacific Coast Trail. In 2012 Strayed turned her tre ... More >>
While the UMS weekend was packed with sexy locals flaunting their primal lust for aesthetics and scenester flirting on and off the stage, on Saturday afternoon I was part of a significantly geekier and less arousing event: the UMS Funny Face Off, a panel of comedians debating comedy journalists at M ... More >>
Do drugs fuel creativity? Is an addled mind essential to making great music? Does sobriety cause creative impotence? What if Jimi Hendrix had suddenly decided to enter a twelve-step program? Would Are You Experienced? have sucked? To answer this nagging question, you have to take a look at rock's re ... More >>
Prepare yourself for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Rock Band Here's a user-friendly guide to all the great content you may have missed this week while you were busy practicing singing along to all your favorite Beatles' tunes in anticipation of the just-announced Beatles version of the popular R ... More >>
Gonna go out on a limb here and posit that today is perhaps one of the coolest days of Heather Browne's life. This morning, Browne and her excellent Colorado Springs-based blog, I Am Fuel, You Are Friends, was name dropped by Nick Hornby as part of his Living with Music playlist in the New York Time ... More >>
Photo: Tom Murphy Andy Falconetti Andy Falconetti, Rotaree and John Porcellino Saturday, July 19, 2008 Wax Trax, Denver Better Than: Seeing a show like this at a bar. Andy Falconetti, while tall, is an unprepossessing and utterly unpretentious performer. Normally you’ll see him fronting indie p ... More >>
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From the week of April 21, 2005
The Farrelly brothers swing straight and hit the sweet spot.
Bridget Jones is betrayed by a dumb, dull sequel.
With a handful of artists, "classic rock" is not a pejorative.
Grant grows from a badly drawn Boy to a man in charming fashion.
Detroit's White Stripes will save your savage soul.
Renée Zellweger nervously Joneses for romance.
Here's the top five reasons this movie rules.