The Walking Dead

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    November 26, 2014

    Skip The Walking Dead Sunday for the Superior Day of the Dead

    The mid-season finale of The Walking Dead will fill zombie lovers with dread and sorrow as some number of beloved regulars and untold numbers of secondary characters are killed off. Fans of the show everywhere are quite excited about Sunday's show, but fans here in Denver should consider DVRing this ... More >>

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    October 31, 2014

    The Ten Best Geek Events in Denver in November

    Give thanks for being a geek. Even though October's bounty of geek goodness is behind us, November brings a cornucopia of its own, stuffed with much more than just turkey and Mystery Science Theater 3000 reruns. Here, in chronological order, are Denver's ten best geek events in November. See also: ... More >>

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    October 30, 2014

    Five Lessons Learned from Binge-Watching 31 Zombie Movies

    By the time you read this, I will be 29 movies deep into my seventh annual zombie movie marathon month. This year, in defiance of both common sense and my own advice, I decided to kill two birds with one stone and clear out my backlog of unwatched zombie movies, so my marathon has consisted of only ... More >>

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    October 17, 2014

    Cannabis Time Capsule, 1948: Comic Books Are "Dope" for the Human Mind

    Dope! That's what comic books are! Dope! And those dirty books should be scrubbed, put through the wringer and have the dirt squeezed from them! At least, that's the gist of this December 30, 1948 column in the Steamboat Pilot by George Bowra, an (at the time) relatively well-known figure in the A ... More >>

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    October 16, 2014

    The Costume-Based Guide to This Year's Halloween Concerts in Denver

    Halloween changes as you get older. It starts off with the excitement of candy, which fades into the excitement to get dressed up to get drunk. Once you're old enough to do that outside someone's basement, but before you're old enough to be dressing up kids of your own, Halloween is a paradise of li ... More >>

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    August 1, 2014

    The ten best movie events in Denver in August

    With summer fading away, the studios are releasing the last blockbusters and many moviegoers are dreading the pre-Oscar lull. Fear not, cinephiles. Denver's movie scene is vibrant. This month you can huddle up and catch a doc at Sports Authority Field, drink a beer and watch a horror flick at Crash ... More >>

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    June 12, 2014
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    March 21, 2014

    Photos: Top ten U.S. cities for douchebags -- including two in Colorado

    The folks at have assembled a list of U.S. cities with the most douchebags using a highly unusual metric. They counted up the number of dudes who listed Facebook "interests" in ten douchey categories: Nickelback, Monster Energy, Axe, Don Ed Hardy, Vin Diesel, Chris Brown, Tosh.0, Mixed ... More >>

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    March 10, 2014

    Local filmmakers unleash zombie doc Doc of the Dead at SXSW

    The past ten years have made it apparent that there is no more room in hell, because everywhere you look, the dead are walking the earth. Zombies are a genuine pop-cultural phenomenon, starring in cable TV's most popular show, sitting at the center of tentpole film franchises and appearing in more v ... More >>

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    February 28, 2014

    Photos: Inside Denver Defense Megacenter turned urban-exploration site

    Last July, we shared photos of demolished Colorado urban exploration sites as originally seen on, a fascinating address devoted to documenting urban exploration nationwide. Among the most recent local items is a huge gallery of images from the Denver Defense Megacenter. The "recommendations" ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014

    Photos: Ten best characters named "Colorado" on IMDB

    Ever search for something weird not really expecting to find anything, only to score way more hits than you ever imagined? That's what happened when we visited the Internet Movie Database and checked to see if there were ever any movie or TV characters named "Colorado." Turns out there were lots, in ... More >>

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    January 1, 2014

    Top Latest Word posts of 2013, No. 3: Driving tips for non-natives in second winter

    Editor's note: We're counting down the most popular Latest Word posts of 2013. This one came in at No. 3. Read it as originally published. November 21, 2013: In February, we listed the ten scariest out-of-state license plates to see in a snowstorm. But just because a car has green-and-white mountai ... More >>

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    November 27, 2013

    Give thanks to be a geek this Thanskgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving, fellow geeks. Yes, it's a day early, but you'd rather read this while you wait for work to end today than tomorrow while you could be eating, watching football or MST3K, or whatever it is you do on Thanksgiving. Still, day early or not, I'm going to do my best to get you in the h ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013

    Photos: Top ten things non-Colorado natives forget at start of their second winter here

    In February, we listed the ten scariest out-of-state license plates to see in a snowstorm. But just because a car has green-and-white mountain tags doesn't mean the driver has had them for years -- and many people who've moved here and survived their first Colorado winter tend to forget the lessons ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013

    The Walking Dead alum Michael Rooker only one celeb to walk into Denver Comic Con

    Denver blog posts have a fondness for badasses. On our Show and Tell blog, Isa Jones reveals the celeb's scheduled to appear at Denver Comic Con, including Michael Rooker, of The Walking Dead fame. Colorado Pols shares polling data confirming that Senator Mark Udall has taken a hit for supporting ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    How to start a Walking Dead fantasy league

    Denver blog posts are rooting for everyone to survive. South Stands Denver's Colin Daniels offers a guide to starting a Walking Dead fantasy league. Is your money on Rick? Glenn? Maggie? Michonne? Colorado Peak Politics on a reporter with Colorado ties and the federal search of her home. Denver E ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013
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    October 24, 2013

    Zombies: Will our undead obsession ever die?

    Zombies are everywhere. Zombie movies, zombie TV shows, zombie games, zombie books, zombie walks, zombie runs, zombie fashion shows -- the damn things are impossible to escape. Right here in Denver, there are so many zombie events happening this month that we dedicated a post just to listing them. F ... More >>

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    October 23, 2013

    Larry Fessenden on Birth of the Living Dead

    The zombification of America got its start in 1968, when George A. Romero and a bunch of his friends and colleagues released Night of the Living Dead, the scrappy little horror movie that could not only serve as patient zero in the ongoing pop-cultural zombie apocalypse, it also revolutionized horro ... More >>

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    September 30, 2013

    The top Denver-area zombie events for October 2013

    Zombies here. Zombies there. Zombies frigging everywhere. October in Denver means the zombies are taking over. Over the course of the month, you can expect to see more undead than you can shake a stick at, much less shoot in the head. Zombie walks. Zombie runs. Zombie pageants and zombie plays. It's ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013
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    August 15, 2013

    Shaun of the Dead: Your gateway drug to zombie fandom

    "You've got red on you." Don't like that one? How about "We're coming to get you, Barbara!" -- which serves as a clever callback to the movie that birthed the modern zombie. Maybe you prefer something like the creatively cursed "Fuck-a-doodle-doo!" There's no question that the abundance of quotable ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013
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    July 24, 2013

    Fiend author Peter Stenson on the surprising similarities between tweakers and zombies

    Dead-eyed, sore-covered and mindless, wandering an urban wasteland driven by an insatiable hunger, methamphetamine addicts are the closest real-world equivalent to fiction's zombies. So what happens if you take those tweakers and make them the sole survivors in a world overrun by actual undead? That ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013

    Did the World War Z film ruin the book?

    Welcome to a new column called Geek Speak, in which we take on an aspect of geek culture each week. After years of hype, numerous setbacks and rampant rumors of a troubled shoot, the big-screen adaptation of Max Brooks' World War Z, the greatest zombie novel of all time, is coming to theaters on Fr ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    Little, dead and hungry: Midget Zombie Takeover comes to the Oriental tonight

    At this point, the zombie genre has seen it all. Fast zombies. Slow zombies. Smart zombies and stupid zombies. Zombie love stories. Animated zombies. Hell, there's even a zombie musical or two. But just when you think there's nothing new under the undead sun, someone finds a fresh twist on the tried ... More >>

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    April 9, 2013

    The Wire's Wendell Pierce on Sterling Farms and the economics of food

    Wendell Pierce is best known for starring in two of the best television shows ever made: as Detective Bunk Moreland on The Wire, and now as trombonist/teacher Antoine Batiste on Treme, a cinematic and music-filled character study of post-Katrina New Orleans. Like The Wire, Treme explores a constella ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013
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    March 29, 2013

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (6 free!), March 29-31

    There's no better way to celebrate Easter weekend than by watching ladies with bizarre nicknames wrestle in jello. Denver will have that and many more events -- from photography shows to a Walking Dead-watching party -- that you can enjoy over the next few days without dropping too much cash in the ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013
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    March 27, 2013

    Five ways to fill The Walking Dead-shaped hole in your heart

    In just a few days, The Walking Dead will close up shop for another season. The finale airs March 31, and whether you're watching at home alone or attending one of the watching parties (like Not Quite Dead Sundays at Jake's Food and Spirits), it will be the last last time zombies will invade your ho ... More >>

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    March 12, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes: Nachos from the Pioneer

    Suffice it to say that I eat out more than the general population, unless, of course, the general population can catalogue more than 450 restaurant meals in a year -- which is about the number of breakfasts, lunches and dinners that I stomached in 2012. Pathetic, isn't it? But all those food dates a ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    Apocalypse how: Your guide to handicapping the end of the world

    As you've certainly heard by now, the world is ending tomorrow. Thanks to infallible Mayan prophecies and/or calendar design, we know the whole shebang comes to a hard stop on December 21, 2012. What our helpful future-seeing friends didn't see fit to tell us is how the world ends. Sure, you could a ... More >>

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    November 28, 2012

    Corporate America meets the undead in Dave Flomberg's Management for Zombies

    Zombie lit has exploded in the past decade, with the undead menace making its way into everything from award-winning graphic novels (The Walking Dead) to mash-ups with the classics (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies). It's only natural, then, that the zombie is making its way into the corporate world ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    George Romero and me: Zombie dreams do come true

    The father of the modern zombie, George A. Romero, came to town Wednesday night, and I was there. Not there in the audience -- there, on stage, introducing one of my heroes, a man I consider to be one of the most important and influential filmmakers of our era. And not just Romero, either: Max Brook ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012

    Local filmmakers tackle zombie culture with Doc of the Dead

    Denver has zombie walks, zombie proms, zombie races, zombie car washes and zombie fashion shows, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that a pair of Denver filmmakers have launched an ambitious zombie documentary. Alexandre O. Philippe and Robert Muratore, the pair behind the Star Wars doc The People ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    The 25 creepiest metal album covers

    Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside... See also: - The 25 ... More >>

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    October 8, 2012

    Menage adult night at the Jet Hotel is an arousing success

    What do get when you mix sexually adventurous adults, hot music, cocktails and the swanky atmosphere of the Jet Hotel & Lounge? A really fucking brilliant night of glittery, sweaty, naked and par-naked fun for which the memories are almost as titillating as the event itself. I felt very welcome at ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012

    Zombies! The Asylum and 13th Floor dare you to nut up or shut up

    Zombies have never not been cool as f*ck, but thanks to the insane popularity of The Walking Dead, anything and everything zombie is what all the cool kids are into this Halloween season, and two of Denver's premier haunted houses are feeding some bwains into the trend with the "Undead" trapped-in-b ... More >>

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    July 16, 2012

    Run for Your Lives at the end of the world

    On Saturday morning, I ventured to Lakewood to experience the Run for Your Lives 5K apocalypse obstacle course. One part Tough Mudder, one part The Walking Dead, Run for Your Lives had 5,000 people crawling under barbed wire, racing through smoked-filled rooms and sliding into pits of muddy water. I ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    Photos: Geek celebs from True Blood and more at Denver Comic Con

    If you caught last night's ep of True Blood, you witnessed actress Kristin Bauer, aka the vampire named Pam, at her most viciously hilarious. But plenty of locals had already seen her in person at this weekend's Denver Comic Con -- and she wasn't alone. Celebs from The Walking Dead, Tron and more we ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    April 30, 2012

    The Walking Dead (actors) will be at Denver Comic Con in June

    Denver Comic Con is pulling out all of the stops this year with many impressive guest speakers, including the just-announced appearances of three of the stars of AMC's The Walking Dead. Lauren Cohan, Steven Yeun and Chandler Riggs -- who play Maggie Green, Glenn and Carl Grimes respectively -- will ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    Readers: Quit clowning around! Zombies are coming!

    Run for your life! The zombies are coming to Colorado this summer, and the "Run for Your Lives" 5K obstacle course will have fitness freaks fighting to avoid zombies while they also fight to stay on course. It's like The Walking Dead, but at a faster pace, Nick Lucchesi points out, and it's coming ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Realize your worst nightmare with the zombie 5K run

    Luckily, they aren't the running zombies. The "Run for your Lives" zombie 5K obstacle course is coming to Colorado this summer, where fitness freaks bored by the running routine will have to dodge "zombies" -- volunteers complete with fake blood and lumbering steps -- as part of the race. It's lik ... More >>

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    March 2, 2012

    Nerdist's Chris Hardwick on his podcast, why he loves Westword, and the rise of the nerd

    Nerds are powerful, according to Chris Hardwick. And he should know. The self-proclaimed nerd has started a whole podcast and entertainment website based on nerdiness. He'll bring his popular podcast, Nerdist, live to the Boulder Theater tonight complete with stand-up performances, an interview with ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012
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    November 25, 2011

    10 things to do for $10 this weekend, November 25-27, 2011

    If you do shop this weekend, make sure it's for cool Japanese accessories. ​This weekend is all about one thing: spending. But we have a crazy idea: Don't. We dare you. Those holiday gifts will all be there waiting at the stores after Black Friday and Saturday and Sunday. Promise. So instead o ... More >>

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    March 8, 2011

    Torchlight and more drains on your time in our new release picks for March 8, 2011

    ​While party people are likely celebrating Fat Tuesday by hitting the streets and getting sucker punched by as much beers as their gut can handle, some of us prefer to spend our days indoors consuming mass amounts of media and feeling sorry for ourselves for not having any friends. Thankfully, ... More >>

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    November 21, 2010

    See the goal that gave Colorado Rapids the MLS Cup over FC Dallas

    Macoumba Kandji taps it through the legs of Jair Benitez.​If you were too busy watching Walking Dead or, worse, the American Music Awards, you might have missed this goal that gave the Colorado Rapids the winning advantage in the 2010 MLS Cup championship game at Toronto's BMO Field, over FC D ... More >>

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