In the same way that artists like Rembrandt, Diego Velazquez and Picasso were able to abridge an era through painting, California-based, New York-bred, Justin Bua (due tonight at SoGnar's Shedded Beats at Cervantes') has done so with the hip-hop generation. With a trademark style, Bua has transforme ... More >>
Rap is not the homogeneous radio-whoring genre that people make it out to be -- most of the time. But the rest of the time, you have to admit rap can be just as formulaic and predictable as its detractors claim. If you're looking to find a new appreciation of one of America's greatest musical creati ... More >>
On Sepember 19 Denver crowds will unload a serious amount of cash on an event titled "The Clean Guys Comedy," which features such stand-up legends as Jamie Kennedy (Scream), Uncle Joey from Full House, and some other folks you vaguely remember from somewhere. The comics themselves aren't what's sell ... More >>
Moments ago, during an appearance on Peter Boyles's KHOW talk show (and while surrounded by TV cameras), former Congressman Tom Tancredo announced that he's running for governor...again. "I announced 5 minutes ago my intention to seek the Republican nomination for Governor of Colorado and look forw ... More >>
Last night, longtime Fox31 anchor Libby Weaver bid the station adieu surrounded by her three kids -- her stated reason for stepping away from the outlet. But even as good wishes stack up on the station's Facebook page, media observers are speculating about whether her decision to leave has to do wit ... More >>
Is there life after death? After eighteen years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit, most of them spent in the debilitating confines of death row, Damien Echols plans to find out. In 1993 Echols, then eighteen, and two other Arkansas teenagers were arrested and charged with the murders of thre ... More >>
Big pics below.The Ellie Caulkins Opera House was south of capacity for the Starz Denver Film Festival's closing night feature on Saturday, and that made some degree of sense. After all, the flick being showcased was The Artist, which is both black-and-white and silent. Yet the film, by Frenc ... More >>
After five years at Westword, I'm bidding you all adieu (at least for now). I'm taking a leave to work on the Humor Code, a book project in which I travel around the world with a humor professor in search of what makes things funny. Crazy? Yes. Foolhardy? Possibly. A damn good time? Definitel ... More >>
With any luck, the dog will repress this memoryThe reason human beings are so messed up, theorized the seminal psychologist Sigmund Freud, is that our consciousness is essentially split into two parts continually at war with one another: the ego, which drives us to conform to the orderly and ... More >>
Libby Weaver and Natalie Tysdal prepare to get their freak on. Click to enlarge the photo, as well as a certain part of your anatomy, dudes.The folks at Denver Magazine call their September edition "The Men's Issue," and no wonder. The two women on the cover are literally busting out of their ... More >>
Colleen Don Dero got a taste of Colorado recently, but she didn't like it much. Several decades ago, the Colorado native moved to Phoenix, where she runs a hat and T-shirt company called It's All About the Head. The apparel features the company's name as a slogan alongside a mug of beer over ... More >>
On Friday night, I caught an entertaining, thought-provoking and extraordinarily heady bit of theater out at Miners Alley Playhouse in Golden. The play, directed by award-winning Denver actor and skilled chef John Arp, is called The Visitor. Written in 1993 by French playwright Eric Emmanuel-Schmitt ... More >>
Eerie melodrama explores the dark arts in turn-of-the-century Vienna.
The lunatics have taken over the Asylum, and they're very horny.
Chapungu unveils an African culture in stone
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Tom Tancredo is on a crusade to save America -- and he's looking for recruits.
Alma Mahler may have been a harpy, but the witless adventuress portrayed in Bride of the Wind? Not likely.
The "Denver" is gone from the Rocky Mountain News. What's next?
The Rockies hit the dog-meat days of summer.
A lawsuit is driving DU's Graduate School of Professional Psychology crazy -- or was it already?