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    August 22, 2013

    High Plains Comedy Festival: Behind the scenes with Andy Juett

    We'd both been to some pretty amazing comedy festival setups ranging from Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon to the now defunct HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado and we both agreed that Denver deserved a truly sustainable festival that would be uniquely "Denver." We thought ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    A Nameless Ghoul from Ghost B.C. on Papa Emeritus II being too evil for the Vatican

    Founded in 2008, Ghost B.C. created a bit of mystique for itself right from the start. The sextet is essentially anonymous in its elaborate costumes, with singer Papa Emeritus II decked out like a satanic pope, and his cardinals, The Ghouls With No Name, performing in uniform brown robes whose cowls ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Lily Tomlin on stand-up, Kristen Wiig and playing Reba McEntire's mother

    With a career spanning five decades, Lily Tomlin has entertained generations of families through appearances on shows as diverse as Sesame Street, Laugh-In, Damages and, most recently, Malibu Country. But the Tony, Grammy, Emmy and Peabody award-winning actress, who got her start in standup, says th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this weekend

    YO GABBA GABBA! @ PARAMOUNT THEATRE | SUN, 2/24/13 Sesame Street couldn't handle mixing kids' programming with Katy Perry cleavage, but Yo Gabba Gabba! gets it right every time. Perhaps it's because one of the show's creators, Christian Jacobs, is MC Bat Commander of the Aquabats. After becoming a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Debate 2012: Romney and Obama attack, Jim Lehrer loses control -- the media room view

    President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney squared off inside the University of Denver's Magness Arena last night, once again bringing the national spotlight to the Mile High City -- as the two candidates discussed the economy and the role of government in a surprisingly un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Phish returns to Colorado, three days at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, August 31 through Sept. 2

    Phish at Dick's Sporting Goods in Commerce City, three days, confirmed! The band just announced the second leg of its summer tour, and Colorado is on the docket for three shows: Friday, August, 31, Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2. A limited number of tickets are available through Phish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Top five reasons why people love Trader Joe's so f*@%ing much

    ​The prayers, pleas and entreaties of Coloradans have been heard, and we are finally getting a Trader Joe's store at the Twenty Ninth Street mall in Boulder in 2013. The hoopla surrounding this blessed event -- akin to the birth of the Christ child -- has some uninitiated locals wondering why ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012
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    October 10, 2011

    Occupy Denver has an on-site kitchen: Welcome to the Thunderdome

    People driving by the Capitol building at Broadway and Colfax will notice many things about the Occupy Denver demonstration site, including energetic protesters chanting and waving signs, a Hooverville-style collection of tents and tarps for the 24-7 campers and, right in the middle of this organize ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Katy Perry's "Kathy" the latest rockstar alter-ego

    Is that you, Katy Perry?​It's no secret Katy Perry has a wicked sense of comedic timing. Remember when her Sesame Street appearance didn't air and she donned a skin-tight Elmo t-shirt and bounced around on Saturday Night Live as Maureen the sixteen-year-old who just hit puberty (and hard)? No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Screw you, Paul Simon! We love your pop!

    Paul Simon...looking seeeexy.​In a recent interview, Paul Simon proclaimed that he's no longer concerned with topping the pop-music charts, and that he can now go back to writing and performing the songs that are true to his nature. To that statement, we say, "FUCK YOU, PAUL SIMON." We love yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Yo Gabba Gabba! co-creator Christian Jacobs on making kids TV fun for everyone

    The beating heart of Yo Gabba Gabba!: Scott Schultz (clockwise from left) DJ Lance Rock and Christian Jacobs​As co-creator of the children's television show Yo Gabba Gabba!, Christian Jacobs has a simple agenda: Create entertainment that engages both parents and their kids through really aweso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Anti-Obama & friends billboards link old media to new, says WhoSaidYouSaid's Kelly Maher

    Kelly Maher.​Seen those "They Spend, You Pay!" billboards? The ones in which Barack Obama looks kinda drunk, John Hickenlooper appears homicidal, and Betsy Markey, Ed Perlmutter, John Salazar and Michael Bennet seem amused by your pain? According to Kelly Maher of WhoSaidYouSaid, the website b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Ever wonder what Bruno Mars' soul looks like?

    ​When Bruno Mars was picked up for suspicion of cocaine possession earlier this month in Las Vegas -- or "Busted for Booger Sugar" as TMZ reported, gross -- it wasn't the arrest that was so engaging, it was the mug shot. He looked downright giddy in his photo, almost creepy. Mars is currentl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Katy Perry proves too hot for Sesame Street

    Katy Perry is inappropriate for children. That's the message that went out today when the Sesame Workshop, who produce the long-running Sesame Street, announced they'd be nixing the pop tart's already completed guest appearance with Elmo. The reason? The video caused an uproar when it was prerelea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Five Reasons to love Scissor Sisters, even if you aren't a gay man

    ​ Once upon a time, pop music -- like the rest of American popular culture -- was in closet. From Liberace and his floor-length furs to George Michael's dangly earrings, gay men were marketed as female conquests. Thankfully minds and attitudes have (for the most part) evolved, and a band like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    DJ Ktone on the difference between just playing records and breaking them

    ​ Navigating the turgid, contentious waters of hip-hop in Colorado as a DJ isn't easy. Discussions involving radio play and "breaking records" plague conversations daily. Whether real or perceived, there is a fear that the DJ's role has all but disappeared into ringtone oblivion. The days of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Joel Stein on Thomas Keller and reality food shows

    Thomas Keller​ While having dinner recently, I overheard a woman trying to familiarize her dining companion with Jean-Georges Vongerichten. In an attempt to jog her memory, the friend asked, "What show is he on?" It's an interesting state of affairs, more obviously a sign of the times. In a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Pete's Monkey Bar offers a friendly haven on the 'Fax

    Pete and his Monkey Bar​There's a new watering hole on Colfax. Sort of. Pete's Monkey Bar, 717 East Colfax Avenue, opened October 2 in the space formerly occupied by Dulcinea's 100th Monkey, the jazz-turned-jam club that was owned by Jay, Phil and Aric Bianchi (the three brothers who are also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Ozomatli at the Ogden

    (Editor's note: The author is a moron and forgot his camera. The above video is basically what happened in the Ogden lobby). Ozomatli with the Nathen Maxwell and the Original Bunny Gang Saturday, November 14, 2009 The Ogden Better Than: Whatever you did, unless whatever you did featured a thousan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    How does Michelle Obama's garden grow? Find out on Iron Chef America

    Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images​First, Michelle Obama caught the attention of carrot stalkers when she corralled a group of Washington, D.C., schoolkids to help her garden grow on the White House's South Lawn; she also pimped her garden on Sesame Street. Then Spike Mendelsohn, burger wizard, forme ... More >>

  • Film

    October 15, 2009
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    September 16, 2009

    Chef and Tell: Paul Reilly of Encore

    Lori MidsonEncore executive chef Paul Reilly​ "Ever since I saw Grover waiting tables on Sesame Street, I knew I wanted to work in restaurants," says Paul Reilly. And he didn't waste much time following in Grover's footsteps, considering that he got his first taste of restaurant life while was ... More >>

  • Music

    August 14, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    April 17, 2008

    Undead on Arrival

    House of the Dead returns for the Wii, stiff as ever.

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2008

    Q&A with Artist Ray Young Chu

    Ray Young Chu is an artist who routinely convinces grown men to dress like Furries. The Westminster based canvas artist created four wickedly silly avatars—Ninja Nate, Donut David, Sheep Head and Mascot Mannie, who come complete with head to toe jumpsuits—with whom he does mangled hip hop perfo ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    March 20, 2008

    Fuzzy Fights

    The combat's cuddly in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

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    December 13, 2007
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    August 23, 2007

    Asked and Answered

    Do you have what it takes to beat the brainiacs?

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    June 1, 2007
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    May 24, 2007

    Bad Plus...Plus

    Ethan Iverson, keyboardist for the Bad Plus, had a lot more to say than could be squeezed into the profile that appears in the May 24 edition of Westword. But the web has plenty of room -- so here's the full Q&A. The topics discussed include the reasons behind the title of the combo's new CD, Prog; ... More >>

  • Music

    April 21, 2005

    The Beatdown

    Trevor Pryce delivers hits on the field -- and off, with Outlook Music.

  • Dining

    January 13, 2005

    Drunk of the Week

    Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery

  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    March On

    The Dirty Dozen Brass Band breathes life into death.

  • Music

    April 29, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Amazing what can be done with two turntables and a microphone.

  • Dining

    January 15, 2004

    Have Faith

    Kabul Kabob serves up a spiritual experience.

  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    Into the Light

    The Jurassic 5 make a heroic ascent from the hip-hop underground.

  • News

    May 4, 2000

    Off Limits

    Rocky Mountain hype

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    Give the People a Hand

    A new generation is rediscovering one of Denver's strangest bands.

  • Music

    December 9, 1999

    Time of the Season

    This year's holiday CDs alternately inspire joy, nausea and terror. Which would you prefer?

  • News

    December 31, 1998
  • Music

    December 10, 1998

    Christmas Packages

    The best holiday discs, as well as others that will make you pity the yule.

  • Music

    October 29, 1998
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    December 18, 1997
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    April 10, 1997
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