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    September 25, 2014

    Saturday Morning Cartoon Nostalgia -- and Sugary Cereal! -- at Deer Pile Tonight

    I'm a night owl. I love staying up until ungodly hours doing pretty much anything at all, then sleeping until noon or later. I've always been this way, thanks to my mom. She told me she used to keep me up late as a baby so I'd sleep in and let her do the same. To this day, there's only been one thin ... More >>

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    June 17, 2014

    Photos: Five potheads who went on to change the world

    Ever have big plans for your life, but then you got high? Lethargic and under-achieving potheads may have created a bum rap for all of us, but that doesn't mean success and lighting it up are mutually exclusive. Breaking news: a lot of famous celebrities and creative-types smoke weed. If this surp ... More >>

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    November 5, 2013

    John Snorsky, alleged child kidnapper, on his abusive childhood, time spent in prison

    About a year and a half ago, before he made headlines for allegedly kidnapping an eight-year-old girl in Aurora, John Snorsky contacted me. He'd read a story I'd written about a state law that would allow counties to place abused kids at a facility for juvenile delinquents, and he wanted to let me k ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    Ten Denver comedy events to look forward to in October 2013

    With two Halloween events, three filthy shows and three comedy contests, October humor is shaping up to be scary, sexy and heavily competitive. After a summer of record-breaking comedy festivals, you can fall into the autumnal weather with some bone-chilling monologues of creepy copulation with Bob ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013
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    September 25, 2013

    Ghosts of the West director Ethan Knightchilde on filming old towns and preserving theaters

    When filmmaker Ethan Knightchilde was growing up on the East Coast, a cheesy ghost story sparked an interest in ghost towns that ultimately led him to create the monumental documentary Ghosts of the West, which will have its Denver debut at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 26, at the Esquire Theatre. "You ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013

    Photos: Ten most popular Denver natives on Internet Movie Database

    If you're like us, you love the Internet Movie Database, arguably the most comprehensive online treasure trove of info about movies, TV shows and the people in them. Among the gazillion things you can do on IMDB is search folks by where they're from. When we tried this with Mile High City natives, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Counterfeit Music on why the band will never, ever play "Talking In Your Sleep" again

    Like any other town, Denver has its share of cover bands. For the most part, the outfits here don't just merely perform somebody else's music, but rather they put time, energy and effort into really channeling the acts and eras they're emulating. Often times these acts tend to get overlooked because ... More >>

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    July 8, 2013

    Photos: Robert Griffin III marries local girl Rebecca Liddicoat in Colorado

    It's hitching season for pro football players with Colorado connections. Last week, we shared wedding and honeymoon photos of Broncos receiver Eric Decker and singer Jessie James. Now we've got images, a wacky wedding video and more from the Colorado nuptials of Washington Redskins quarterback Robe ... More >>

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    April 1, 2013

    Scary monsters and sideshow freaks in Daniel Crosier's Showdevils

    There are precious few opportunities in life to assist a human puzzle piece and his comely, sword-swallowing sidekick defeat a mutant goldfish. When such an opportunity does arise, it's best to seize it without concern for danger or reward. Luckily, in the case of Daniel Crosier's Showdevils Kicksta ... More >>

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    February 12, 2013

    Photos: Monster Jam was a smashing success

    During Westword photographer Brandon Marshall's visit to the Monster Jam at the Pepsi Center this weekend, he might have photographed, once and for all, the world's cutest monster truck fan. He also, of course, captured scenes of some serious smashing, jumping and crushing, including shots of profes ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    Monster truck driver Nicole Johnson talks rock crawling, four wheeling and positive publicity

    Nicole Johnson was already a seasoned four-wheeler and champion rock-crawler, so perhaps it wasn't surprising that after a chance meeting with a monster-truck legend -- Dennis Anderson, creator and driver of "Grave Digger" -- the Las Vegas native wound up in the driver's seat of "Scooby Doo," a 10,0 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    The 25 creepiest metal album covers

    Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside... See also: - The 25 ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    Videos: Ten TV shows you didn't know were set in Colorado

    Quite a few well-known TV series have been set in Colorado over the years, from Mork & Mindy to Everwood to South Park. But what about more obscure Colorado-set shows? Turns out there have been plenty of those, too -- sitcoms, Westerns, animated series and more. The vast majority of them have been ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 30, 2012
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    August 13, 2012

    Oh Gnome You Didn't! The ten best team themes from Flipcup'alooza

    People were flipping out in the plaza outside Fado Irish Pub on Saturday. Between drunken refs, a brief rain delay, match announcers competing with blasting music from DJ Escal8 and general alcohol-induced chaos, the madness level among competitors and spectators alike at Flipcup'alooza approached s ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Review: Feel the Energy 03/09-10/12

    There are assumptions to be made prior to attending something billed as a "Paranormal House Party." One makes assumptions about the crowd, about what could be passed off as "evidence" supporting the existence of ghosts, and what might be found lurking in the dark recesses of the Stanley Hotel's earl ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    The Descendants is a small story that made for a Big Night at the Starz Denver Film Festival

    Big pics below.​The Big Night presentation of the annual Starz Denver Film Festival has become a showcase for future Academy Award nominees: The last four flicks featured in this slot included three excellent Oscar magnets -- Juno, Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours -- with even the sometimes p ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    A dozen cost-effective (read: cheap) music-related costume ideas for Halloween

    ​Sometimes, you just don't have the cash lying around to splurge on that expensive Halloween costume. Fear not, young heathens! We have compiled a list of costumes for you that cost nearly nothing. In fact, you probably have the materials lying around the house. Click through for some ideas. A ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011
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    May 19, 2011

    Pirates of the Caribbean 4: Five great actors that phoned in iconic roles for terrible sequels

    This is the smug grin you make when you no longer give a shit.​Johnny Depp gotta eat. And pay his mortgage. And Disney pays very well. Maybe that explains why he looks so thoroughly bored in the new Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, opening tomorrow. Captain Jack Sparrow was endeari ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    Real or Fake? Eleven food trends that may or may not exist

    If this exists, so do other food trends.​Real or fake? Below are eleven food trends and concepts that could be real or made up. It's up to you to guess which is which. (Let us know in the comments section.) After all, who would've thought there would be cupcake trucks driving around Denver sel ... More >>

  • Film

    November 4, 2010
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    July 19, 2010

    Global Dance Festival at Red Rocks

    Aaron Thackeray​ Global Dance Festival Friday, July 16, 2010 | Red Rocks Amphitheatre Every year, the Global Dance Festival brings some of the best in electronic music to the best outdoor venue on the planet, and Friday night's sold-out show was no exception. Judging from the proliferation o ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    On 4/20, the best pot references in kids' shows

    "I learned it by watching you!"​Kids' shows have always had small jokes designed to go over the heads of the little ones and appeal to the parents in the audience. Or if not the parents, at least to the creative teams on the shows themselves, as they try to stave off serious depression after ... More >>

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    September 1, 2009

    Shaggy Bandit spills all about bank-robbing spree

    Shaggy in action.​Michael A. Kincade, dubbed the Shaggy Bandit, must not take that whole you-have-the-right-to-remain-silent thing very seriously. Shortly after he and an accomplice, the nickname-challenged Christopher Lee Richardson, were captured last week, Kincade gave a jailhouse interview ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Somebody stop that cleverly named bandit!

    The Shaggy Bandit, presumably asking for more than just Scooby Snacks​It's been a big week for local robbers with snazzy names. On Tuesday, the FBI announced it was looking for a scofflaw they'd named the $83 Bandit, since the bank notes he's used to rob eight Denver area banks since March oft ... More >>

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    July 6, 2009

    Milking It: Cinna-Graham Honey-Comb

    Cinna-Graham Honey-Comb Post Rating: Three spoons out of four Cereal description: The ingredients for these these thick, hefty, seven-holed wheels include corn flour, oat flour, assorted vitamins, caramel coloring that makes the bits a tad darker than original recipe Honey-Comb, and not much more ... More >>

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    June 24, 2008

    Poultrygeist and the PleasuresDudes, Part Four

    The PleasuresDudes, Denver's way-past-prime-time adult TV celebs, were invited to work the green carpet last weekend at the Los Angeles premiere of Poultrygeist. See their slideshow here; their upclose and personal account of the green-carpet capers continues below (read part one here): We finall ... More >>

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    March 13, 2008

    Get Small

    Comedy Central re-elects Lil' Bush.