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  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Proof That Phish Has the World's Most Dedicated Fans

    1. They Come From Everywhere Phish's following will literally follow the band anywhere. Many in attendance over the weekend at Dick's Sporting Goods Park flew in from all over the country. Some fans drove from Massachusetts and Vermont, in some cases without tickets, hoping to score some in the par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Weirdest Internet search quirks of all 50 states (including Colorado) according to Estately, the site behind our recent list of the ten best states for hippies, has a new target: the Internet search quirks of all fifty states, including Colorado, produced by running "hundreds of search queries through Google Trends to determine which words, terms and questions each state was s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Tokimonsta at Larimer Lounge, 9/19/13

    TOKIMONSTA at LARIMER LOUNGE | 9/19/13 Let's face it: Really progressive urban shows are rare here in Denver. Given that, consider for a moment the genre-destroying line up of Tokimonsta, Gavin Turek, MNDR and Jesse Boykins III that took the stage last night at Larimer Lounge. Tokimonsta is this yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Charlie Boots on his artistic process, Internet romances and why logos inspire him

    Editor's note: Artist Charlie Boots is part of the inaugural pair of PAIR residents at Denver's Powerhaüs Studio. As part of his residency, he and his fashion-designing counterpart will be reporting from the real world via Show and Tell, as they learn the ropes from studio mentors Mona Lucero, Laur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Arrested Development Season 4: Relax, it's not terrible

    After ingesting almost nine straight hours of the newly revived Arrested Development series, I've come to two conclusions: 1) The cast and creators of AD still got it, and 2) This show was made for hermetic losers like me. The "story of a wealthy family who lost everything" was nothing but a mild cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    The fashionistas of Ultra Music Festival 2013

    By Liz Tracy This past weekend at Ultra Music Festival in Miami, there were some folks that were better dressed, and others more sensibly garbed, but the following fashionistas spotted during night one of this year's three-day shit fest were the ones that stood out to us the most. These bass junkie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    John Oliver talks llamas, Ray Lewis and the greatness that is Herman Cain

    The first time John Oliver agreed to do an interview with Westword, Michael Roberts noted the utter futility of pointing out when either party -- but mostly the "humble scribe" -- laughed due to the ubiquitous chortles throughout. Five years later, Humble Scribe No. 2 (aka, yours truly), could have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    The five best concerts this week: October 22-26

    New week, whole new batch of shows. We start off the week with an absolute bang -- Sleigh Bells tonight at the Boulder Theater -- and end it with lauded locals Big Head Todd and the Monsters playing a super intimate show at the Soiled Dove Underground to raise money to give emergency aid to those ba ... More >>

  • Music

    October 18, 2012

    Freelance Whales

    Wednesday, October 24, Bluebird Theater, 888-929-7849.

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Five things we had to have at Nan Desu Kan

    Nan Desu Kan is a world unto itself, and the culture of that world sucks you in. It's something akin to jumping headlong into a manga book, and you begin to see things in terms of that skewed universe: Pink and blue locks, tails, huge eyes and supernaturally spiky hair are the norm, not the anomaly, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Ten RecordSetter world records set by Coloradoans, including most questions asked in a drive-thru

    The core philosophy of Corey Henderson and Dan Rollman's book, The RecordSetter Book of World Records, is that everyone can be the world's best at something -- even if it is something ridiculous. They'll sign their book tonight at the Tattered Cover LoDo and tomorrow at the Boulder Bookstore. In add ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    A n00b's first Nan Desu Kan anime convention experience

    I think that's a pillow.​My theory about life is, whatever you do, go hard. If you're into fantasy football or Phish or being Irish, by all means, tell the world. This weekend's installment of the fifteenth annual Nan Desu Kan anime convention experience was just that, an exemplary parade of a ... More >>

  • News

    July 21, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Ten ridiculous wikis to cure your boredom with just one click

    Is there a wiki for this? Why yes, yes there is.​Wikipedia may be the world's largest online encyclopedia, but lately its increasing credibility and citation of sources have sucked out all of its fun. What if you just want something to laugh at, like a page of bullshit you're never ever going ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    10 things to do for $10 this weekend, February 25-27, 2011

    Have fun on just $10?​Even though we're well aware that February is a short month, it's still hard to imagine we've already reached the final weekend of it. With rent and bills on the horizon, chances are you might be strapped for cash this weekend, but we've got you covered. Well, that's prov ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Pokémon rap song gets all the Mankey in with innuendo

    Sometimes it's not so much about the music as it is the idea. Case in point: The above song, "The Birds and the Beedrills," by White Licorice and Sad Panda, is not a good rap song. It doesn't have particularly intriguing beats. It does, however, manage to pack in the names of 151 Pokémon (for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    i-Dosing and five other things parents have no reason to be worried about yet somehow are

    ​ It happens to most everyone sooner or later: We have kids, get a little older, start to lose touch. It's understandable. Still, hopefully, we retain our ability to know bullshit when we smell it -- and when we say bullshit, we mean like the kind found in this very grave-sounding, poorly sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    These kids love Jesus, Pokemon and martial arts, but apparently hate music

    ​In the vast universe of freaky shit from which we draw the material for this here Freaky Friday, the strangest entries often come from enthusiastic amateurs with a great love for their art and absolutely no skill at their craft whatsoever. Or sometimes, with a great love for some weird shit, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Bocumast Sampler Pack 2010: Now that's thinking outside the box

    ​ We're still wading through our Bocumast Sampler Pack 2010, but so far it's been worth the digging. A ringtone from Cougar Legs, the creepiest/most awesome Bocumast poster, a bunch of music from the label's exceptional talent, a photo of David Kurtz with his award winning Pokemon collection, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    March 20, 2008

    Fuzzy Fights

    The combat's cuddly in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

  • Film

    March 13, 2008

    Horton Hears a Who!

    After the unspeakable Grinch, Horton is a surprisingly strong Seuss adaptation.

  • Film

    July 20, 2006

    All Wet

    M. Night Shyamalan steps up the lunacy with Lady in the Water.

  • Home Entertainment

    July 13, 2006

    Turning Japanese

    Like the anime, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja is goofy fun.

  • News

    February 9, 2006

    Anime Attraction

    Local businesses want to give animation bootleggers the boot.

  • News

    February 2, 2006

    Wild Ones

    The Horndribbles will satisfy your animal urges.

  • Home Entertainment

    December 29, 2005

    This Game Bites

    The new Castlevania is the last nail in the franchise's coffin.

  • Music

    March 3, 2005

    Guitar Wolf

    Tuesday, March 8, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Dining

    November 13, 2003

    Bite Me

    The Good, the Bad and the Uni

  • Summer Guide

    June 12, 2003

    Think Distinct

    This summer's movies could withstand the drought.

  • News

    February 27, 2003

    Double Cross Words

    Diplomacy addicts smile and lie as they gamely try to conquer the world.

  • Calendar

    September 19, 2002

    Turning Japanese

    Japanese cartoons will be center stage at the Nan Desu Kan 6 convention.

  • News

    May 10, 2001

    Teach Your Children Well

    The state is finding ways to treat behavioral problems when they first appear -- in daycare.

  • Music

    April 12, 2001

    Back That Smut Up

    As the Smut Peddlers, members of the High and Mighty hip-hop crew find new life in porn.

  • Goods & Services

    March 29, 2001
  • Culture

    November 2, 2000

    What, Them Worry?

    As Mad celebrates its 400th issue, its editors wonder how to stay funny in a world gone mad.

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000
  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000

    Best Hello Kitty collection

    Hello Kitty World at Min Min

  • Music

    February 24, 2000


    Don't Say You Love Me
    (Atlantic Records)

  • News

    January 27, 2000

    When Trouble Shoots Back

    Tom Martino brings his controversial consumer advocacy to Fox.

  • News

    January 27, 2000

    Lessons from the Third Grade

    Three years ago, Ashley was branded the worst elementary school in Denver. Whats changed? Everything.

  • Film

    December 30, 1999

    Reeling in the Year

    From South Park to Pokémon, 1999 was almost an American beauty.

  • News

    December 23, 1999

    Wake-up Call

    WB2 joins in on morning madness.

  • News

    December 23, 1999

    The Time of Their Lives

    The wheels of justice keep spinning in Jeffco.

  • Calendar

    December 16, 1999

    The Sacred Art of Jesus

    Shopping for inexpensive Christ artifacts.

  • News

    November 25, 1999

    Show & Sell

    Local newscasts have plenty of style, but wheres the substance?

  • News

    November 25, 1999

    What You See Is What You Get

    The anatomy of a newscast.