Carrie Vaughn is missing. It's a little after ten on a Sunday morning, and this year's MileHiCon -- Colorado's oldest science-fiction and fantasy convention -- is beginning its third and final day. In a Hyatt Regency Tech Center meeting room, a panel titled "Literary Genre or Marketing Label?" is f ... More >>
In a string of films in the 1970s, Robert Altman placed his spin on everything from crime movies (Thieves Like Us, 1974) to Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe (The Long Goodbye, 1973). But Altman's self-proclaimed anti-Western, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, which followed popular comedy M*A*S*H in 1971, migh ... More >>
J.A. Kazimer is a Denver-based writer and fascinating human being with a wide spectrum of skills and interests. The author of books with such disparate titles as SHANK, Holy Socks and Dirtier Demons, and Froggy Style: A Fucked-Up Fairy Tale,Kazimer's life and work have bee ... More >>
With Red Moon, noted author Benjamin Percy dives into genre fiction with a story about werewolves that live among us, feared and reviled and relegated to the fringes of society. The book fuses literary muscle to a skeleton of horror to create a rare breed of werewolf novel that offers a lot more to ... More >>
Every week, writers for Westword and our parent company, Village Voice Media, produce elegant, magazine-style feature writing, a gritty portion of which comes in the form of true-crime stories. Now VVM has collected some of its best recent true-crime yarns into an ebook: Seven Sins: A True Crime Ant ... More >>
Mojo Nixon (due Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, at the Lion's Lair) gained notoriety in the mid- to late '80s for his irreverent songs informed by an absurdist humor with partner Skid Roper. Nixon's exuberant, unapologetic persona won over audiences because even as Nixon would make seeming ... More >>
So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>
Lawrence Dai will be watching Julie & Julia for the 365th time at 8 p.m. tonight at the Jones, as part of the Denver Center Theatre Company's quirky Off-Center series. In addition to the screening, there will be free beer and unelaborated-upon shenanigans involving onions; tickets are $10. Julie & ... More >>
Rocktober is living up to its name so far, especially this weekend: On Friday, Chromeo electrifies the Ogden, while Frank Turner throws down at the Marquis and Lupe Fiasco raps at the Fillmore. On Saturday, there's some agonizing decisions to make between seeing OFF!, which features Circle Jerks fro ... More >>
With the classic noir flick The Maltese Falcon screening at the Esquire this weekend for Midnight Madness, we've been thinking a lot about our favorite noir films, from the classic era to the modern. While there are a few archetypes in the genre, many think it always stars a detective, which ... More >>
January used to be a time when new releases would wane a bit, giving people's pocketbooks a break for month. Then someone in the marketing department realized that gift cards were a popular Christmas gift for estranged family members, and suddenly January became the time when we all get bomba ... More >>
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Wheel Variety ShowSaturday, December 12, 2009Bluebird TheaterBetter Than: The V Ultimate Variety show featuring Wally Eastwood. An estimated 48 musicians took part in the third annual Nathaniel Rateliff and the Wheel variety show on Saturday night. All of them played br ... More >>
Get the skinny on The Thin Man. Okay, so the Looper and his bookworms wanted something "adventurous" for this year's One Book, One Denver. Like a mystery. So why not Dashiell Hammett's The Thin Man? Hammett, after all, is the dean of the American hardboiled private eye novel. As his admirer Raym ... More >>
The Brothers Affleck come through with a complex, sophisticated Boston crime drama.
Going undercover to catch a kitchen between courses.
Congress is putting on the squeeze, but Colorado's private investigators still can't agree how -- or if -- they should be regulated.
The Hold Steady's literate brand of rock is way above average.
A new exhibit celebrates the architecture of Cab Childress
Woody Allen leads a sparkling cast through '40s New York in The Curse of the Jade Scorpion.
Robert Altman wants your attention, if not your affection.
The Limey makes a straightforward story a narrative adventure.