Sleeping away from home is scary. Hotels hotels, motels and other temporary sleeping arrangements can be full of bed bugs, meth residue and sketchy-ass neighbors -- and when you step out of real life and into the world of horror movies, you can add murderous ghosts, zombies and psychotic clerks to t ... More >>
One of the central questions in the case of accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes involves whether his attorneys will employ the insanity defense. The legal tactic has been used many times in mass slayings and other shocking crimes, and not always effectively: Note that serial killers John Way ... More >>
Neither Norman Bates nor his mother matches the cops' descriptions.Yesterday morning, a woman was stabbed at an RTD bus stop near the intersection of West Colfax Avenue and Winona Street -- and as the Denver Police Department notes, this isn't exactly the first time something like this has ha ... More >>
Here comes... death!Oh, great -- another modern convenience that could be speeding us toward an early grave. Who knew that a shower without Norman Bates might be just as potentially lethal as one with him? According to a just-released study overseen by CU-Boulder prof Norman Pace, 30 percent ... More >>
Not surprisingly, the leader of Elvis Perkins in Dearland (a band headlining the hi-dive on Friday, May 8) is none other than Elvis Perkins, a singer-songwriter of uncommon depth and gravitas. Find out for yourself by reading the following Q&A, conducted for the Westword feature "Elvis Perkins Tries ... More >>
A young, female, would-be suicide bomber prepares to detonate — her cause unknown — in the harrowing Day Night.
Hotel Dusk is a great game for people who haven't heard of "books."
Edward Norton plays a twisted hero in Down in the Valley.
I set out to write a story on open-mike nights. But the joke was on me.
From the week of April 29, 2004
New York's Puny Human is a mean mistreater.
The Minus Man doesn't equal the sum of its parts.