Reading is about more than following a narrative or learning facts; it can also be a profound shared experience that culminates in a better understanding of ourselves and each other. In that spirit, welcome to the Westword Book Club, a weekly feature celebrating the books that inspire Denver artists ... More >>
Crispin Hellion Glover is many things. He's a cult figure, known for his baffling performance art-like appearance on David Letterman, as well as a decidedly outsider filmmaker who creates offbeat art films featuring actors with Down's syndrome and cerebral palsy. He's a musician who once did a spine ... More >>
Yngwie Malmsteen is a guitar god known for his supremely technical fretwork. The virtuosic guitarist burst into the world of international music in 1984 with Rising Force. At the age of seven, Malmsteen says, he saw a documentary about the death of Jimi Hendrix and was so taken in by his musical pow ... More >>
Lamb of God started in 1990 as an instrumental metal band called Burn the Priest. But it wasn't until 1995, after recording a few demos and playing countless house parties, that the band recruited singer Randy Blythe and started developing into the band you would recognize today as Lamb of God. With ... More >>
School Knights (due tonight at the hi-dive with Force Publique and Mombi) started two years ago in the wake of the dissolution of experimental guitar pop band Weed Diamond. Michael Stein started the project in the waning days of that group as a two piece with Zack Roif. Though the duo's initial soun ... More >>
Vaclav Havel, the unassuming playwright dissident who helped spearhead the Velvet Revolution of 1989 that overthrew Communism in Czechoslovakia, died on December 18. He became the country's president after the revolution, presiding over its peaceful break-up into the Czech Republic and Slovak ... More >>
Whether or not these Park Hill natives rode the short bus to school is irrelevant, because there is no doubt that these crazy bastards are the ones your mom told you not to play with. This eclectic group of MCs, producers and DJs use Shortbus as their outlet for their outlandish and truthfu ... More >>
The original "We'll Beat You Again" flyer.This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Democratic National Convention, an event that made Denver the center of the media universe for several unforgettable days. To mark the occasion, we'll be offering selected flashbacks of Westword coverage ... More >>
John Schmersals once hyper-prolific songwriting streak made Ryan Adams seem like a slacker.
Adam Cayton-Holland journeys to the seventh ring of Denver's travel hell.
Jack Kerouac's back, and Denver's literary scene is on a scroll.
The Bond franchise takes a gamble on a new guy -- and comes up aces.
Attorney Jay Reinan made his name defending nursing homes. Now he's out to expose them.
A farewell to architect Eugene Sternberg and landscape architect Jane Silverstein Ries.
Blade confronts the ultimate vampire, and geeks everywhere rejoice.
Fans chill as pro hockey pucks up.
The fate of classic modern architecture in the suburbs is now at a crossroads.
After half a century, Burning Spear is still stoking the fire in reggae's soul.
This summer's movies could withstand the drought.
The Earth's Sharp Edge finds imaginative and joyous ways to cross borders.
An Aspen man is blown away by an alleged job requirement.
Despite stunning stagecraft, the long-awaited Lion King follows Disney's formula.
After learning the ropes as one of Bill Monroe's original Blue Grass Boys, Peter Rowan awakened to a world of possibilities.
The time is nigh for the release of Billy & Liza’s collaborative CD.
How a kid from Boulder became an eyewitness to the passing of an era.
From the week of September 28.
Erasure's Vince Clarke visits America to check on the state of his baby: electronica.