Seriously funny musicians are compelled to seriously not make serious music, finding the absurd around every corner of a melodious jack-in-the-box. Pop goes the weasel 'cuz the weasel goes pop! When most musicians give in to an urge to create dramatic music, these comedic musicians can't help but ta ... More >>
When he died of cancer yesterday, Roger Ebert was the best-known practitioner of a dying art: newspaper film criticism. Few papers can afford to have a movie reviewer of their own these days, choosing instead to run syndicated pieces by folks like Ebert, who became the unlikeliest of TV personalitie ... More >>
PHAMALY is an amazing asset to the Colorado arts scene, a theater company composed entirely of performers facing a wide variety of physical challenges. The group's goal is to provide professional theater opportunities and artistic development for performers with disabilities and to promote the inclu ... More >>
It hit home for members of the theater community Sunday, when they opened the Denver Post and found a gaping void in the arts pages: There was no column by longtime critic and commentator John Moore. No review. Everyone had known John was taking the Post's buyout. His Facebook fans read his ... More >>
T.L. GallegosBurlesque and show tunes: Seems like a natural fit, so it's kind of surprising that tonight's premiere of Boobs Over Broadway is the first show-tunes-burlesque-extravaganza we've heard of. But Reyna Von Vett (aka Cora Vette) says this show has been a long time in the making.
Goal. It's not as exciting when you don't yell it, huh?Women's soccer. Whoa, wait, wake up. It's not a yawn anymore. This past week proved women's soccer can be exciting. On Sunday, an amazing late goal put the U.S. team into a shootout with Brazil, where the Americans won and advanced in t ... More >>
Besides a certain brand of exceptionally patriotic lager, hipsters mainly love two things: nostalgia for '80s childhoods and irony. So when the '80s nostalgia of The Little Mermaid gets appropriated to ironically make fun of hipsters and their love of irony and nostalgia, it's like the high t ... More >>
Is there a wiki for this? Why yes, yes there is.Wikipedia may be the world's largest online encyclopedia, but lately its increasing credibility and citation of sources have sucked out all of its fun. What if you just want something to laugh at, like a page of bullshit you're never ever going ... More >>
I am a rabid feminist. (The adjective my mother likes to use is 'foaming-mouth.') This does not mean I devote my time to hating men and busting balls or consider women victims of society, but that I believe, to my core, that quality of life should not be determined by sexual identity or gende ... More >>
Step off, Cinderella. That's our man!So, Disney on Ice the Princess Classics edition starts its five-day jaunt in Colorado tonight with a 7 p.m. opening show at the Denver Coliseum, and we are excited. Apparently, this fancy ice show thing (that began its run all the way back in 1981) is still go ... More >>
The word that Roger Ebert (pictured) and Richard Roeper had severed ties with the film-review program At the Movies -- and that their replacements will be Turner Classic Movies' Ben Mankiewicz and E's Ben Lyons, who are TV personalities with virtually no hardcore critical background -- couldn't help ... More >>
During its Denver tryout, The Little Mermaid was awash in criticism, including this review from Westword’s Juliet Wittman that should have sent it to the bottom of the ocean. Now the show’s opened on Broadway, and judging from a January 11 piece in the Wall Street Journal, the New York run of th ... More >>
The new, tastier Downtown Aquarium opens with some mouth-watering temptation.