Harry Shearer's new film uncovers what really happened in New Orleans. Harry Shearer may be best known as the comedian who voices a litany of characters on The Simpsons and makes mockumentaries like This Is Spinal Tap and A Mighty Wind, but his new documentary is completely serious. The Big U ... More >>
While Harry Shearer is most popular as the bassist from This is Spinal Tap and nearly half of the voices of on The Simpsons, he's also been extremely prolific in other areas during his half-a-century in showbiz. In advance of the screening of his documentary The Big Uneasy Thursday night at t ... More >>
As recently noted in Westword, plans are heating up to build a permanent Rocky Flats Cold War Museum in a onetime Arvada post office. It won't be the first Rocky Flats museum, however. That distinction belongs to an operation that used to exist on the grounds of the nuclear weapons plant -- o ... More >>
Weld County is undergoing an explosion in the number of oil and gas companies using a technique called "horizontal drilling" to get at deposits deep in the Denver Basin, according to the Greeley Tribune. Which puts us in mind of a certain Simpsons episode.
Ay caramba, the '90s!Bart Simpson was arbitrarily declared 32 years old today by Twitter trends, a designation that had something to do with the release of the first episode of The Simpsons in 1989 plus Bart's age, which has always been ten years old. Except the show debuted on December 17, 1 ... More >>
Jaundice is the new sexy.By some scientific estimates, over half the internet consists of pornography. That statistic is actually made up, but there's no doubt that there is a mind-boggling amount of porn out there -- so much of it, in fact, that there is a universal rule for it: "Rule 34: If ... More >>
We're glad spoo isn't real. There are quite a few cartoon foods we're glad aren't real: spoo, for example, a substance described as "meat jello," that's made an appearance on not one, but two cartoons. Other disturbing foods found in cartoons include the sawdust-y "powdered toast" from Ren a ... More >>
"Gimme your best seasonal on tap," I request as I belly up to the handcrafted bar at Twisted Pine Ale House (3201 Walnut Street, Boulder). Bartender Jody Valenta slides a sample of her favorite seasonal, Hoppy Man, across the planks and I can see why she digs it. (Check back with Cafe Societ ... More >>
How I Met Your Mother? By getting hammered every night, obviously. There are places to meet friends for drinks ... and then there are bars, my friends. Places where the drink is the thing, and the goal is drunk. That in mind, there are some TV bars where you just wouldn't want to be, lik ... More >>
As we pointed out yesterday, a climate-change rally in Greeley on Wednesday didn't exactly qualify as a grassroots uprising, given the participation of EnergyCitizens.org, an affiliate of the American Petroleum Institute, which opposes legislation to cap greenhouse gases recently passed by the U.S. ... More >>
Allen Toussaint.This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Democratic National Convention, an event that made Denver the center of the media universe for several unforgettable days. To mark the occasion, we'll be offering selected flashbacks of Westword coverage. First up: An on-site cou ... More >>
Doh! Its a Simpsons extravaganza at Moes.
Breathe easy, Simpsons fans: It doesn’t suck.
Denver's a winner in the Simpsons lottery.
MacHomer animates Shakespeare.
Brave Combo plays polka without borders.
Al Gore’s daughter, Kristen, lampoons the power of D.C. in her first novel.
This festival dishes up an al fresco extravaganza
Burn, baby, burn
Brian Setzer and the gang ring those sleigh bells
Oliver Beene goes against fake millionaires and phony idols
Lola's fans have discovered the joy of Mex.
Labor strife looms in a western outpost of Dean Singleton's media empire.
Daniel Johnston ventures into the wicked world with a batch of new music and a blank slate.
Ohmigod! Five seasons in, South Park's the funniest show on TV.
The voice of Flanders is the voice of reason, absatively posilutely.
When Fox-TV canceled American High, the network hit a new low.
Let's Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye
The Lost Album
Flying high with Acrobat Down.
B-Real says Cypress Hill's message is still blunt.