Scouring flea markets, thrift stores and film archives, filmmaker Kelly Sears rescues bits and pieces of forgotten movies and reanimates old footage to explore new ideas. But unlike many found-footage filmmakers whose works are an exercise in nostalgia, Sears reinvents histories to reflect on the cu ... More >>
Once upon a time, it was rare for Denver to be featured in movies and TV shows -- even ones supposedly set here, since many were actually filmed elsewhere. But the rise of reality TV has changed all that. The Internet Movie Database spotlights lotsa episodes of programs using Denver locations, Denve ... More >>
Update: Early yesterday morning, we told you about a Jefferson County group opposed to a plan to build a halfway house near the Jeffco fairgrounds; see our previous coverage below. Shortly after our post went live, members of the organization spoke to a Board of County Commissioners meeting -- and ... More >>
When a single spotlight illuminated the bottle of Black Grouse whiskey resting on a bar stool center-stage, the 2,800 people in the audience at the Temple Buell Theatre rose to their feet, their deafening applause seemingly cheering the bottle of booze itself until Southern sass-man Ron White casual ... More >>
I'm not at all sorry I missed being an adult in the 1970s. There were terrible fashion trends with bell bottom pants and clogs with heels, and worse hairstyles with that feathered look; the porn was all sweaty and hairy, and the food trends were...well, Irma Rombauer's Joy of Cooking came out and fo ... More >>
While the University of Denver explores the role that John Evans, its founder, had to the Sand Creek Massacre, some people have moved beyond study to action. Aaron Sears, for example, has written a script for a movie he plans to direct: The Soul of Silas. The film is far from a big-budget affair -- ... More >>
I hadn't been to Le Peep in well over a decade -- since I discovered eggs Bennie made from scratch are better -- but I noticed that the recent chain-restaurant survey in Consumer Reports put Le Peep among the most popular restaurants in the U.S., ranked on taste, value, service and mood. Whuh-huh?
This week's cover story, "Water World," takes a look at the river that runs through Denver: the South Platte. Two decades ago, then-Westword staffer Robin Chotzinoff wrote her own cover story (with Kenny Be illustrations) about the Platte, a true piece of immersion journalism. For "I Cover the Wate ... More >>
Guns N' Roses (due Sunday, December 11 at 1STBANK Center) is a household name at this point and hardly needs an introduction. During the late 1980s, Guns proved that you could come out of L.A. and not have songs that were just thinly disguised paeans to sexual conquest. Guns didn't go for t ... More >>
Morrissey: Jackass and wordsmith?That's the question posed by Wade Sears, in reaction to Cory Lamz's piece published on Wednesday about Morrissey's comments comparing the shooting in Norway to slaughterhouses used by fast food chains. (Moz, as fans know, is a staunch vegetarian.) Read that fu ... More >>
Chances are good that you may have missed the most intense part of the Denver County Fair over the weekend. If it wasn't the animals (and the hipster animals), the floating hamster balls, the Sears representatives casting for a new commercial or eating fried Lucky Charms mixed with Cap'n Crun ... More >>
The Streets at SouthGlenn: no meal mecca?The closing of Tarbell's and The Oven at the Streets at SouthGlenn continues to fuel a discussion of what kind of restaurants, exactly, will work in the suburbs, as opposed to the city. Here's the take from b/art: Wow. We actually would drive to the ... More >>
Ronco does it right.If you've given up on finding great pasta at local restaurants, here are five mechanical contraptions that might help you make great pasta at home:
Last year's finals: Woman? Whoa... man.If we learned anything from Akeelah and the Bee, it's that spelling bees can be pretty exciting, even if the subject matter is boring -- who nedes speling anyway? That shit is for lossers. It's the do-or-die elimination format that give the bee its drama ... More >>
Will you be my Valentine?It's 11:30 a.m. on Valentine's Day, and I am the only patron at Hooters, that mammary mecca on Parker Road. With a big beer in front of me and a server with cleavage to match, I inquire about today's special. It's all about the wings: buy ten boneless or traditional w ... More >>
The super-official, absolutely real, Record Store Day might have been earlier this year, but there's no reason why we can't celebrate our favorite holiday twice. Instead of cutting each other's throats and arguing with old folks at the mall today, maybe you'd like to consider spending your Bl ... More >>
Better late than never.
Protesting is the official team sport of Boulder. So what happens when a new development owns the streets?
This glossy combat epic offers a sanitized version of World War I.
Numbers don't lie, but guys in bars do.
The Nugs strive to prove that their Melo-Kmart blend is the ticket to glory.
Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003
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Mainstream news offers little to the under-thirty crowd.
Is that a tuba in your pocket?
Littletown gives Littleton a little history lesson.
Good question. Try these answers on for size.
Selling green cards in Denver is easy money.
For more than twenty years, Philip Hamon has championed local music. Now he's got his own act together.
Architecturally speaking, Denver is getting uglier by the minute.
This young whippersnapper is wise beyond his years.
Are you ready for a third visit to Tuna, Texas?
Better ways to spend your holiday cash than an evening with Neil Diamond.
In the clearance sale of life, the emergence of Park Meadows has dumped Southwest Plaza in last season's closeout bin. But life goes on. You go, girls.