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  • Blogs

    November 5, 2014

    Film Podcast: Interstellar Is Grand But It Doesn't Connect

    Christopher Nolan's space epic Interstellar is a big, ambitious picture but it didn't connect with our critics. We discuss the film at the top of this week's podcast before moving onto a few other notable films on screens large and small this week. - The Disney film Big Hero 6 (At 29 minutes) - The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    Film Podcast: John Wick Restores Our Faith in Violent Movies

    On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, we welcome Village Voice contributor and filmmaker Zachary Wigon, who tells us about his paranoid thriller The Heart Machine (iTunes). We also scoop out some time for John Wick, which helps restore our faith in violent movies, Horns, Nightcrawler (be sure to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    Podcasts: Gone Girl Explores Marriage, the Media, and Missouri

    Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek of the Village Voice, along with LA Weekly's Amy Nicholson, talk about one of the big movies of the year, Gone Girl, which opens in about 3,000 U.S. theaters on Friday, but the trio also makes room for lesser-known films like The Blue Room, Men, Women & Childre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Podcast: The strange career of Tom Cruise, plus X-Men, Han Solo and Cannes

    On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, the Village Voice's Alan Schestuhl and L.A. Weekly's Amy Nicholson are joined by special guest Chris Klimek to discuss the strange career of Tom Cruise, the new X-Men movie, and why Han Solo should die. We close the show with a special phone call from the Vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Westword ownership to be based in Denver, again, after Voice Media Group deal

    The first edition of Westword hit the streets of Denver in September 1977. Over the past 35 years, Westword has gone through many changes -- as has the publishing industry in general, and the alternative newspaper industry in particular. But our basic mission has not changed: to cover (and sometimes ... More >>

  • News

    June 7, 2012

    Crossing the Line

    Freedom under fire: A Village Voice Media Special Report

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Seven Sins: New VVM ebook features "The Case of the Kidnapped Coed"

    Every week, writers for Westword and our parent company, Village Voice Media, produce elegant, magazine-style feature writing, a gritty portion of which comes in the form of true-crime stories. Now VVM has collected some of its best recent true-crime yarns into an ebook: Seven Sins: A True Crime Ant ... More >>

  • News

    November 10, 2011
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    October 25, 2011

    Village Voice Media responds to clergy

    ​Today, 36 clergy affixed their names to a paid ad and open letter to Village Voice and the classified ad site Backpage.com. The full page ad was published in the New York Times. The religious coalition demanded that we close down our legal, adult classifieds.

  • News

    December 23, 2010

    Return to Sender

    What would comprehensive immigration reform look like if the Feds got off their duffs?

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Update: Wikileaks: Where are its media friends?

    UPDATED: "WikiLeaks Betrayed by Amazon, Visa, Mastercard---and Worst of All, the Media" Julian Assange of Wikleaks.​Where are the First Amendment's establishment warriors as government-spooked businesses try to shut down Wikileaks? Hackers with computers, not hacks with press passes, have be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Human smuggling: Does Colorado's law, designed to catch coyotes, have any teeth?

    ​In 2006, Colorado passed what lawmakers called "the toughest immigration laws in the nation." Among them was a law that made it a state crime to smuggle humans. Four years later, Westword takes a look at whether that law is working. As detailed in this week's cover story, "Disappearing Act," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Methods of Mayhem: Five alternate ways for Juggalos to express their displeasure

    Village Voice/Nate "Igor" Smith​All right, Juggalos, shit's getting out of hand now. We just saw some pictures of our dude Method Man with his face bloodied after apparently catching some sort of projectile in the face this past weekend while performing at the now infamous 11th Annual Gatherin ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 13, 2010
  • News

    May 6, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    SF Weekly/Bay Guardian fight: Does it have any impact on Westword?

    ​One of the longest running battles in the alternative journalism field involves two San Francisco publications, the Bay Guardian and the SF Weekly, a part of the Village Voice Media chain, and a sister paper of Westword. Back in May 2008, as sketched out in the Editor & Publisher piece "Batt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Balloon Boy: A nation turns its lonely eyes to you

    When you woke up this morning, did you think you'd be riveted by the story of a Fort Collins kid who may or may not have floated away in a silvery balloon? And if so, are you being treated for assorted ailments at the Capitol Hill Medicine Shoppe? At this point, none of the reporters with the appr ... More >>

  • Music

    January 22, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    Layoffs aplenty at Westword's fellow Village Voice Media papers

    A memo by Village Voice Media executives Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin published in the wake of a blog about layoffs at Westword mentions staff reductions across the chain of fifteen alternative weeklies across the country. These moves have been well documented, often by the papers themselves.

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Layoffs strike Westword

    In the December 18 blog "Westword: All About Us," publisher and Village Voice Media Chief Operating Officer Scott Tobias offered a relatively sunny assessment of the paper's health, particularly in comparison with daily newspapers in major metropolitian areas. But today, the forecast is far less pos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Village Voice Media memo discusses layoffs, other cutbacks at Westword and its sister papers

    The layoffs at Westword mentioned in this blog didn't take place in a vaccum -- and had I not been on vacation until today, I would have seen them coming thanks to a memo issued by Village Voice Media chairman and CEO Jim Larkin and executive editor Michael Lacey (pictured). A printout of the Decemb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Top Ten Hip-Hop Albums Of 2008

    Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. A couple of weeks ago, an expert on the Harry Potter series told an audience of high school kids how lucky they w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Top Ten Latin Music Albums of 2008

    Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM.Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Top Ten Metal Albums of 2008

    In a year worthy of your rage, metal delivered in spades. What with the economy circling the drain and Sarah Palin coming down from the tundra and then refusing to go back, 2008's been the kind of year that really makes you want to smash your head into walls or punch random strangers in the face. Go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Top Ten Americana Albums of 2008

    Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Westword: All about us

    An interesting cyber-conversation cropped up in Tuesday's blog "Help the Denver Post by Paying Extra for Obama's Mile High Moment," much of it fueled by someone identified as Diane, who made several charges against yours truly. The gist: Village Voice Media, the parent company of Westword, is teeter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2008

    New York Dolls Keep Dolling and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Timeless tunes, a pirate shirt and a large cougar on the prowl are just a few of the highlights of this New York Dolls show review.

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2008

    The Best Soul-Blues Album Covers and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Sometimes, you can judge a book by it's cover -- or an album, at least. A look at thirteen soul-blues albums, a genre that's mastered the art of capturing the record's flavor with a perfect cover.

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2008

    Monotonix Engages in Full-Scale Musical Riotry and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Some bands merely play, while others engage in full-scale musical riots. In this review, Monotonix opt for the latter.

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2008

    Hair Metal Flashback and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Sate your nostalgia for the Aquanet-fueled halcyon days of hair metal with a look at this collection of vintage show ads from Minneapolis. My favorites are the many appearances by the oafishly named Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2008
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    March 3, 2008

    Rock Band Comes Alive and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Video games are so the new rock and roll, which makes this Battle of Rock Band tournament, in which players competed at the game Rock Band, the new Ed Sullivan Show. Or something. There are pictures t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2008

    Ten Years of Aeroplane plus Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: The ten-year anniversary of In the Aeroplane Over the Sea has arrived, and this live set from 1997, covering several songs from the now-classic release, is as good a way as any to celebrate.

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2008

    The Art of the DJ and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: If you don't believe that DJing can be a legitimate artform, this live review -- covering DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist together on eight turntables, mashing up the theme to Gilligan's Island with "Stair ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2008

    James Blunt is a Douchebag and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: The Next Big Thing has been sighted by Tom Breihan; prepare yourself for the onslaught of sensitive white-boy robo-soul.

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2008

    The Magic Flute and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Before there was rock opera, there was real opera and this review of Mozart's The Magic Flute is a fine reminder that there was some pretty kick ass music around in the days of yore.

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2008

    Necro Loves Violence, Hates Women and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Glorification of violence, misogyny and lots of angry white kids all figure prominently in this Necro review.

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2008

    Spice Girls' Box Set and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: There are good ways to promote your band, and then there are very bad ways, like this sticker, and many more like it.

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2008

    Murder, Myspace, Babysitters, Betrayal: The Best True Crime Stories of 2007

    They are the modern versions of monster stories. True Crime writers seek out such tales every day, finding them in two sentence-long police blotter blurbs, law enforcement sources lamenting the one that got away, or victims looking for justice. They pile on hours of research and interviews, buildin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2008

    List of Lists and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: To count down the end of the year, how about lists counting down the best things of the year? Yay! This list is by Grant Snider, and so is this accompanying cartoon.

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2007

    QOTSA Rock Rehab and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Enjoy this interview with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, where he recounts playing ambiguously pro-drug songs at a rehab center and getting into a pissing match with his label head.

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2007

    Ike Turner's Lurid Life and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: In case you didn't hear, Ike Turner died last week. Here are some lurid remembrances of the hard-partying, wife-beating icon.

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2007

    Japanese Awesome and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: The magic of a Melt Banana set is put into these words: "reminded me of the sound FX on that old Atari game Asteroids, hopped up on speed" and "knows how to assault their instruments without raping t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2007

    Mudhoneyed Krautrock and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: This show review promises that Monotonix comes off like Mudhoney playing krautrock, which is high praise, indeed.

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2007

    Top Music Turkeys and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice media empire: Hip-hop needs more pie charts, as this post proves elegantly as it breaks down the latest offerings from Jay Z, Kanye and Wu-Tang visually. An explication of rock and roll more pure than “Jim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2007
  • Blogs

    November 5, 2007

    Gogol Bordello's Acid-Spiked Vodka and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here’s a selection of the best of last week’s music blogging from around the Village Voice Media empire: My interest in Gogol Bordello is officially increased by a thousand percent after reading this review that compares the singer to Cousin Balki, from the ‘80s show Perfect Strangers, on a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2007

    Sex Pistols Shoot Nostalgia Dead, and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here’s a sample of the best of last week’s music blogging from around the Village Voice Media empire: If the words “Sex Pistols reunion show” fill you with disgust and hatred read this. Hell, read it even if they don’t, it’s good. The world’s greatest living music writer ruminates (b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2007

    VVM Executives Arrested in Phoenix for Grand Jury Story

    Last night, Village Voice Media (VVM) Executive Editor Michael Lacey, and VVM Chairman and CEO Jim Larkin were arrested by plainclothes officers in Phoenix on misdemeanor charges related to the alleged revealing of grand jury information in a Phoenix New Times feature story. Westword is a part of th ... More >>

  • News

    November 3, 2005

    Voices

    Untangling a proposed alternative-weekly mega-merger.

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