It's a cherished music-festival tradition: You study the schedule, pick the bands you want to see, plot your day and ultimately throw the whole thing out the window. Still, with more than 140 bands playing this year's Westword Music Showcase, you'll have to at least try to make some decisions. We as ... More >>
Comedian and Westword feature subject Ben Roy is about as widely known as comedian can get in Denver. In addition to performing at the upcoming High Plains Comedy Festival, Roy will be headlining a show at ... More >>
This week, Westword asked fashionista Brandi Shigley about her favorite books. The interview was fittingly conducted in front of an adorable lofted book shelf, which Shigley refers to as her treehouse, at Fashion Denver, her combination boutique, studio, consulting office, and mini roller-s ... More >>
If you can take anything from the eyeball-overload trailer of Sucker Punch, it's that the movie seems to hinge on some kind of dissociative-identity fantasy world: In order to overcome her real-life oppressors, a girl must first defeat the enemies in her own mind and learn some important less ... More >>
I heard this week from Ian Kleinman -- our own personal Mr. Wizard, the man who brought molecular gastronomy to Westminster and blew the heads clean off almost everyone who was lucky enough to walk through the doors of O's Steak and Seafood when he was running his molecular gastronomy tastin ... More >>
Elizabeth & the Catapult is a Brooklyn-based trio playing the kind of jazz-inflected pop music that is simultaneously soothing and thought provoking. The act's debut album, Tall Children, bears favorable comparison to the more adventurous pop songwriters of recent years like Suzanne Vega and ... More >>
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The fourth Harry Potter rushes through its paces.
Thanks to Depp and Burton, Willy Wonka just got weirder.
Jim Carrey's in fine form, but the rest of Snicket is more unfortunate.
A game of artful dodgeball with Of Montreal.
NASA astronomer makes sense of the cosmos
Harry Potter's second adventure delights exactly like the first.
The creators of Chicken Run find soul in a lump of clay.