Tonight at big-box electronics stores and GameStops all over the country, as the clock ticks over to midnight, the next generation of gaming will officially begin with the launch of the PS4 (sorry, the WiiU doesn't count). Next week, the other shoe will drop in the form of the Xbox One. Hardcore gam ... More >>
Celebrating seventeen years as Colorado's premiere anime convention, Nan Desu Kan opens its doors today, taking over the Marriott DTC for a cosplay-packed weekend of fun. With voice-actor guest speakers, educational panels on the industry, cosplay contests and late-night dance parties, NDK has packe ... More >>
In just more than forty years, video games have evolved from technological novelty to cultural staple. That transformation is chronicled in the Aurora History Museum's "Growing Up Gamer", a look back at the history of video games as home entertainment that documents not just gaming's origins but its ... More >>
That month at Children's, Luca was surrounded with thoughtful, caring nurses. Nurses who talked him through the wires coming out of his head and the tubes coming out of his arms. Nurses who thoughtfully explained the video monitors and the bathroom protocol and the litany of medicines. Nurses who ha ... More >>
Two years ago I visited the Greenest Green in Boulder, and my review at the time was what most people would consider less than favorable. So when I heard Greenest Green had opened in Denver, I put it on my must-visit list.
A good chunk of people are getting ready to head back to school in a week, so with just seven remaining days of freedom, this might be your last chance to get some luxury reading in. Or you can just read books during lectures like we did. Whatever you choose, be sure to pick up something cool ... More >>
Denver is finally starting to show signs of spring, which means one thing: We need a variety of media that simulates real outdoor activities so we don't actually have to leave the house at any point. Thankfully, Tiger Woods is still somehow a spokesman for a golf game, some new books are comi ... More >>
We've got a pretty stellar selection of new releases this week that cover a wide array of different interests. While one film nerd might not think Sharktopus worth watching, they'll probably find solace in The Fighter. On the same tone, a gamer who enjoys shooting people in the face will have ... More >>
The beginning of February is kind of a lull in the new release schedule, but we've dug through the crap to find some truly exceptional stuff this week. In fact, there are some things we're truly excited about, especially Space Jam, which for whatever stupid reason we've held onto our love of. ... More >>
For Denver's ganjapreneurs, this is what 4/20 is all about.If there's one thing Denver's marijuana movement has embraced, it's a wanton disregard for federal laws. And no day illustrates this sentiment more than 4/20, when marijuana patients and exuberant scofflaws alike ascend on the Capitol ... More >>
A Flickr photo.The upcoming week is overflowing with wine tastings and dinners, many to benefit great causes, but there's also a long-awaited beer release, the continuation of the Green Routes tour and much more taking place in Denver's culinary scene. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, ... More >>
As Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all straight, Westword will be offering ... More >>
Lori MidsonKyle Fitzgerald, exec chef of Old Blinking LightThis is part two of my interview with Kyle Fitzgerald. To read part one, click here. Culinary inspirations: I wish I had some great story about my mom's kitchen, or the way I would watch my grandma bake, but my kitchen was never tha ... More >>
Know an everyday hero in your community? Qdoba Mexican Grill is accepting nominations for its new online campaign geared toward recognizing the do-gooders in society, called Qmmunity. The campaign is a joint effort between the Denver-based Mexican restaurant chain and its national charity p ... More >>
Timely news for opening day: I just heard from the manager at what had been the Breckenridge Brewery & Pub that the name of this establishment at 2220 Blake Street, just up from Coors Field, has been changed to the Breckenridge Ballpark Pub. The change is simply to avoid confusion with the brewe ... More >>
You don't look a day over 89, Will. Congratulations to all you brilliant commenters who suggested that the mysterious, one- word "WILL" billboards around town -- whose meaning we pondered fruitlessly last week -- referred to the 90th birthday of the non-profit Goodwill Industries, which I just app ... More >>
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It's just the only standout in an otherwise shameful launch.