For kids, there's nothing better than Halloween. You get to fulfill your wildest fantasies, explore your darkest fears and get a bag of free candy. It's a time before adulthood beats the magic and wonder out of you, a time when you can still believe there's something more out there. These five movie ... More >>
To hype the upcoming Passport to Paris exhibit at the Denver Art Museum, the DAM recreated a Parisian street scene in its outdoor plaza yesterday, complete with ten local artists painting that scene. One of those artists was Ron Hicks, and his fashionable wife was present as well, posing as a model ... More >>
In recent days, we've shared the Internet Movie Database's ten most popular performers from Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs and Aurora. But there's a lot more state out there, and plenty of other notables from places beyond these four cities -- like, for instance, Greeley, Conifer, Longmont, Crest ... More >>
Yesterday, when we shared our list of the ten most popular Denver natives on Internet Movie Database, we marveled at the surprises -- notables we didn't know hailed from here or hadn't heard of, period. Well, the ten most popular people born in Boulder as judged by IMDB are even more unexpected. Th ... More >>
It's easy to be cynical. I would know -- I spent a good decade of my life hating on others' interests that I deemed uncool. For the most part, I've quit full-time cynicism, because it's exhausting to be judgmental, not to mention it makes you boring and not fun to be around. (Though I will never giv ... More >>
For centuries, men have known that the real power of music lies in its ability to get you laid. From "panty-dropper" mixtapes that your parents made back in the day, to John Cusack standing outside the window with Peter Gabriel on the boombox, to that little boy banging on the drums in Love Actually ... More >>
A sweet, springy cake, smooth frosting and colorful sprinkles -- a cupcake can be so pure and simple. That's how Porche Lovely, owner of Church of Cupcakes, likes to keep it. Her congregation worships cakes made from scratch with local, organic and sustainable ingredients, which are sacred to Lovely ... More >>
Like gay marriage, marijuana use and tattoos, public perception of female sex toys is not what it used to be. While male sex toys still weigh heavy on the shame scale, a female pleasure device is mostly seen as a cute novelty. Encountering one while snooping is comparable to finding a rutabaga in th ... More >>
My theory for the reason I have no pets, children or serious commitments to other humans: I am free to move and do as I please in the world however I want, whenever I want. The same theory explains my lack of possessions: It is not likely that I will ever own a house or a car that is less than ten y ... More >>
Vodka's rise to popularity wasn't just a matter of taste. As outlined in "Clear Thinking," this week's cover story, brilliant marketing also had a lot to do with the spirit's growth. And that marketing included placements in both movies and television shows -- sometimes purchased, sometimes j ... More >>
What's the best way to perk up a tired movie franchise? Most of the time, there is no way. But movie producers still continue to try by taking the old characters overseas and hoping the new locale will reheat the leftovers. Case in point: Cars 2. The film comes out this Friday and promises to ... More >>
Many Americans fondly remember food from their childhood -- a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on Wonder Bread for lunch, macaroni and cheese for dinner. But those aren't the comfort foods of my youth. Spending seven of my first nine years in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, gave me a very different c ... More >>
Leave it to those trend sniffers at the New York Times to jump on a fad that had already begun to get stale a year ago and now declare it the next big thing. Leave it to the NYT to somehow insult every city that isn't New York or L.A. while giving them backhanded compliments that seem dragge ... More >>
Capsule reviews of current shows
Capsule reviews of current shows
Candace Bushnells fifth novel tackles New York City real estate.
Maybe size does count.
Photo by Matthew Rodgers Todd Barry's twenty years in the comedy scene and far-ranging television credentials (Wonder Showzen, Sesame Street, Chappelle's Show, Sex and the City, Hot Off the Grill with Bobby Flay -- plus one of his more recent stints on the tube, the insane bongo-player who nearly b ... More >>
In Kit Kittredge, all it takes to cure the Depression is a Little Miss Sunshine.
While Elway's patio can be a perfectly civilized place to while away an hour -- or six -- this space should be a lot wilder tonight, when Elway's kicks off its first Wednesday night patio party, Live from Elway's Backyard, and the action spills onto the sidewalk beyond the restaurant. For these week ... More >>
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain.
Despite the labels and levity, the big-screen SATC is a poor man's knockoff.
How sweet the sound.
This Guy’s search for old flames fizzles.
Lose yourself at Lost Tuesdays in LoDo.
Tuesdays are a free-for-all -- if you're female.
The Devil Wears Prada slaps the latest duds on an infamous fashion editor.
Brief reviews of current shows
Party of 1 gives voice to the joys of being single.
Denver's fashion insiders reveal their secrets for a stylish summer.
Arvada's revival of The Women isn't worth the fuss.
Mutts & Models struts its puppy love
Sex and this city
Maid rehashes an old formula.
Candace Bushnell writes about more sex and the city
Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell isn't Carrie Bradshaw. Like, really.