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    February 28, 2014

    Ten best comedy events in Denver this March

    As the arrival of spring melts away the remaining sludge of the February doldrums, comedy blooms anew in Denver this March. With visits from veteran standups, hilarious newcomers, and a chance to see the stars of two of TV's funniest sketch comedy series in person, Denver has a vast and crowded fiel ... More >>

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    January 7, 2014

    Photos: Ten great reasons to visit Denver in 2014

    Don't accuse the folks at Visit Denver, the city's main tourism agency, of getting a slow start during this still new year. In fact, they've already come up with a list of ten great reasons to stop by the city in 2014, including a major sporting championship, a new feature at Coors Field and an inte ... More >>

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    November 19, 2013

    Fitness fads of yore, or ten ways to work out at home without anyone seeing you

    Like every kid in high school, I was forced to fulfill a gym requirement. At George Washington high school, we had the option of taking aerobics -- which secretly I loved, because I dreamed of one day making my own instructional workout videos. Each day our weird instructor -- who had been at the sc ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this week

    MON | JUNIP at SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 10/14/13 Formed in 1998, Junip fuses an acoustic folk sensibility with a meditative psychedelia driven by synthesizers. Before the Swedish outfit took off, guitarist and singer José González had a bit of a successful solo career with songs that were used in telev ... More >>

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    June 24, 2013

    Repertory Cinema Wishlist: L.A. Story

    Steve Martin and I go back a long way. I remember Steve from his SNL days, playing the banjo with an arrow through his head, a wild and crazy guy who perfected his idiot role in such movies as The Jerk (1979) and Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982). Yes, he took side trips from that stereotype in Penni ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    Ready for another solid week of shows? Good. There's plenty to look forward to this week, a diverse batch of offerings from the jammier side of things with the Disco Biscuits, who's setting up shop in Colorado for three nights, to the long and eagerly awaited Denver appearance of Cat Power to a floo ... More >>

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    January 15, 2013

    Gateway acts: How Beck opened up a whole new world to an evangelical boy from the Midwest

    Gateway acts is a new ongoing series on Backbeat in which we examine the music that served as an entry point for our burgeoning musical obsessions, a gateway drug that tuned us in and turned us on. Today, Josiah Hesse gives up the goods on his Beck jones. There is no way to listen to the music of ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    June 7, 2012
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    March 22, 2012

    Review: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros at the Ogden, 3/21/12

    EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS @ OGDEN THEATRE | 3/22/12 Fresh off their stint at South By Southwest, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros delivered a strong dose of their tent-revival mania to Denver last night. Strutting a fine line between sunshine hippie cult and televangelist showmanship, ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012
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    January 17, 2012

    Brian Williams to Gawker: "Lana Del Rey had one of the worst outings in SNL history"

    ​Yesterday, NBC Nightly News host Brian Williams unwittingly -- and probably very much to his chagrin -- became the most visible among Lana Del Rey's detractors following her awkward performance on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. He earned this distinction thanks to a note that he sent ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011

    Three Denver Broncos who should have made the Pro Bowl​Three Denver Broncos will be going to the Pro Bowl this year -- the NFL's annual all-star game in Hawaii, and all of them, cornerback Champ Baily, defensive end Elvis Dumervil and rookie linebacker Vonn Miller, are deserving of the honor. They've been highlight films into the ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011
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    January 28, 2011

    Tracy Morgan or Tracy Jordan? A quote quiz

    ​Tracy Morgan called Sarah Palin "good masturbation material" last night on national television during a TNT broadcast of an NBA game. Maybe not what the network would have preferred that he say, but a). he was sort of baited and b). this is Tracy Morgan, who is more-or-less completely indisti ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010

    10 teen pop stars who fell from the public's grace

    Smile!​Lindsay Lohan may or may not go to prison (again) because she may or may not have assaulted a staff member of the rehab facility she's staying in. Her parents must be so proud. Oh, wait... never mind. Lohan, whose music career was brief and mostly predicated upon cleavage, joins a panth ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    In honor of Vladimir Putin singing "Blueberry Hill," here are five of the best singing politicians

    ​If you haven't seen this video of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin singing "Blueberry Hill," stop what you're doing right now and watch it. It's just that amazing. You see, in America, we sing to the president, but in Soviet Russia, the president sings to you (sorry!). Actually, we're pr ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Frontier Airlines' CEO Bryan Bedford nearly gets a sh@# shower on Undercover Boss

    Bryan Bedford.​Executives have had to do a lot of crappy jobs on the CBS reality series Undercover Boss. But on last night's episode, Frontier Airlines CEO Bryan Bedford may have set a new standard -- by risking a literal shit shower while off-loading what an employee refers to as a "lotta po ... More >>

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    August 26, 2010

    Top five fictional foods and drinks on television that we'd really, really like to try

    A Flickr photo​In cartoon world, Matt Groening brought us Duff beer, and Hanna-Barbera created fast food brontosaurus ribs. In books, C.S. Lewis is responsible for the Turkish delight with which the White Witch tempted Edmund in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and we can credit Lewis ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010
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    January 25, 2010

    The Top 10 Jersey Shore Parodies

    Jersey Shore is over. The fact that a 10-episode reality TV show needs no introduction and that its conclusion is an event is shocking. Whether the show was so successful because it was Freud's wet dream or because we secretly love stereotypes or because of some unrepeatable Gladwellian cultural coc ... More >>

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    July 1, 2009

    Al Franken: What a short, strange trip it's been

    Al Franken. Today, former Saturday Night Live castmember Al Franken is the toast of the Democratic Party after the Minnesota Supreme Court confirmed his ultra-narrow November 2008 senatorial victory over Republican Norm Coleman, who's finally conceded defeat. Given the hoopla, it's easy to forget h ... More >>

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    June 12, 2009

    Jimmy Fallon on Boulder and meeting Adele Arakawa at Burning Man

    Jimmy Fallon dressed like a typical Boulder resident. Yes, I, too, assumed that Late Night with Jimmy Fallon would be a disaster. But it's actually pretty funny on occasions, as demonstrated by a bit from yesterday's show in which the former Saturday Night Live self-chuckler pretended to do eight p ... More >>

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    April 13, 2009

    Denver Parks and Recreation on Parks and Recreation

    Parks and Recreation, the new NBC city-government sitcom starring Saturday Night Live alum Amy Poehler, boasts a few local connections. For one thing, the show's bore-tastic logo for its fictional City of Pawnee is a spot-on remake of a controversially bland new logo proposed for Fort Collins last y ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009

    Q&A with Adele

    British singer-songwriter Adele Adkins, who's in town for a sold-out show at the Bluebird Theater tonight, is having a moment. She's been nominated for four Grammy awards, including Song of the Year and Best New Artist, in conjunction with 19, an album named for her age upon the time of its release. ... More >>

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    June 26, 2008

    Now Playing

    Capsule reviews of current shows

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    April 3, 2008
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    March 6, 2008

    Rock On

    Comedian Chris Rock offers no apologies.

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    January 18, 2008

    Who won the 2008 Golden Globes?

    The writers. It's tempting to say that we, the viewing audience, did too—after all, we didn’t have to watch the ceremony this year. But honestly, the Globes are often the most entertaining of the annual awards telecasts, since they pride themselves on being less stuffy than the Oscars and the ... More >>

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    October 8, 2007
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    September 8, 2006
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    September 7, 2006

    Five for Fighting

    Just because Jurassic 5's latest disc is titled Feedback doesn't mean the crew's looking for any.

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    June 8, 2006
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    May 11, 2006

    Union Men

    The Erasure twosome tries twang.

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    September 8, 2005

    Call the Cops

    Stick it to The Man and avoid this slipshod, ugly mess.

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    December 23, 2004

    Focking Wonderful

    Streisand and Hoffman save a family -- and a movie, too.

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    September 30, 2004

    Capitol Idea

    Al Gores daughter, Kristen, lampoons the power of D.C. in her first novel.

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    June 17, 2004

    Feels Like Eighty Days

    Jackie Chan takes a long trip without going anyplace new.

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    May 27, 2004

    A Good Buzz

    Jim Jarmusch serves the perfect blend: Coffee and Cigarettes.

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    September 18, 2003

    Still Waters

    Dark undertones cloud the satiric musical froth of Urinetown.

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    February 6, 2003

    Improving Improv

    Second City brings first-rate humor back to Colorado.

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    August 9, 2001

    Deep Bloat

    The Farrelly Brothers take a churn for the worse in Osmosis Jones.

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    October 14, 1999

    Marriage Most Foul

    With an uninspired script and all-too-familiar plot, you'll feel like you already know The Story of Us.

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    May 24, 1995
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    January 25, 1995
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    November 23, 1994
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    November 2, 1994
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    September 14, 1994
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