When you were a teenager, a journal was your best friend and confidante. You told it all your secrets, as well as plenty of banal details about your day. You shared your dreams -- and sometimes even imagined that your words would one day be immortalized, read around the world. Some journals were ha ... More >>
The world of dog training can be as divided as religion or politics. And so it's no surprise that America's first canine expert to become a household name often comes under fire for his methods and eccentric personality. Now known to the world as "The Dog Whisperer," Cesar Millan originally came to ... More >>
Prime Element began as 3 the Hardway, three hip-hop heads -- an MC, a producer and a DJ -- devoted to celebrating a culture they love through positivity, hard work and great music. Their name has obviously since changed, as has their label affiliation since Set in Stone, their last release, but what ... More >>
We all have to make a buck, and musicians are absolutely no different. When their music careers start to fade, they still have to pay the bills. And with the endless parade of also-rans appearing on Celebrity Apprentice, we are continually reminded just how low some will go to keep their name in the ... More >>
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 >>
When he released The Ugly Truth last year, Mane Rok (aka Sam Baron) vowed to create an EP with each of the producers he worked with on the album. Staying true to his word, he released the hip-hop purist joint En Stereo with Es-Nine, whose production was stellar, Santanamation with renaissance produc ... More >>
Colorado has starred in hundreds of movies -- and more recently, watched as filmmakers pass up the Centennial State for cheaper locales, even if their films are set here. (Thanks for nothing, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.) But lawmakers and industry folks have a plan to change that, a plan that could b ... More >>
The "U" shape mimicks the team's logo, and also represents a bucket to dump your illegal payments into.Poor Miami. It's been a rough summer for Will Smith's favorite town -- first hit hard by the Heat, now facing a ruinous Hurricane. OK, I can't think of any more team name puns, so here's th ... More >>
This time around, he even impressed himself.Earlier this year, we postulated that Michael Bay's entire career has been about punishing the audience for their awful taste -- namely, their taste for his work. He's tried racism, homophobia, assaultive cinematography and editing techniques, objec ... More >>
It's a pretty sad statement about race in America that every black man in Hollywood except Will Smith and Chris Rock is still somehow required to have a fat, sassy, female alter-ego to periodically provide the machine with a few cheap yuks about -- looka here, kids! -- how black women are, fa ... More >>
Straight outta C Springs, YTCracker is among nerd core's finest YTCracker rolls with a crew and movement known as "nerdcore," the epicenter of all things sophisticated and geeky. The rapper -- aka Bryce Case, who pronounces his name as "whitey cracker" -- and his contemporaries, guys like MC ... More >>
Jewell Tyme affiliate Haven the Great is an absolute beast on the mike. You probably known him either from backing up other members of the crew or guesting on albums like Dispensary Music by his cousin King FOE and Whygee. But on King Kong, his debut release, Haven is proving his worth as a s ... More >>
Robert Snyder had all the wrong moves.Chess masters are adept at manipulation, which is fine when it involves game pieces. But not when children are the ones being manipulated. Like the ones unlucky enough to have been taught by Robert Snyder, who this week was sentenced in Larimer County Co ... More >>
Your intrepid blogger performs his journalistic duty by doing a round of car bombs with his friends. If you can read these words on your computer screen today, you have shamed St. Patrick. Also, you were probably not anywhere near Colfax last night. Fortunately for you, that is exactly whe ... More >>
Christian Lander is a true Internet-generation success story. Just over a year ago, he launched a website called called Stuff White People Like, and in short order, he became a media sensation -- an unexpected turn on which he's wisely trying to capitalize. He penned a book entitled Stuff White Peop ... More >>
The Day the Earth Stood Still misses the point, and that's a Klaatu Barada no-no
The Backbeat section of Westword’s June 12 edition is dominated by updates and details about the annual Westword Music Showcase, as well it should be. But strange as it might seem, there are other notable musical happenings taking place around town during the week, including a Saturday, June 14 pe ... More >>
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain.
The circus of the 60s, from the streets to the courtroom, in Chicago 10.
Celebrate Bob Marley's life and music at What About Bob?
Its a hard knock and creepy life in The Orphanage.
Fast reviews of recent releases
Martin Lawrence in a crappy kid movie? Whassup with that?
Despite its creator's pedigree, Steamboy is mostly hot air.
Samantha Spady died in the Sigma Pi house. Pastor Reza Zadeh is planning its resurrection.
It's a very good time to be John Legend.
Sunday, September 5, the Church, 303-832-3528.
Rather than muzzle Barnett, CU clamps down on music.
New Suit takes off on Hollywood.
This summer's movies could withstand the drought.
DJ Paul Oakenfold heads in a new direction -- and not everyone wants to follow.
Meet a corporate lawyer's alter egos: a DJ and a space-age musician.
Audiences love Jerry Bruckheimer. Critics don't. Like he cares.
How did bogus information about a Boulder crash wind up going national?
He steals Ali, but will Hollywood give Jamie Foxx a shot at the title?
Ted Demme and Denis Leary are a match made in effin' heaven.
Cultural awareness, positivity and groove are all part of the Common cause.
While US West delayed service for months, the company stockpiled millions.
July 30 - August 5, 1998
PEOPLE SWEAR BY--AND AT--HIP-HOP'S OUTSPOKEN, UNDISPUTED GURU.
NINE AND DA BUSH BABEES ARE TRYING TO PRODUCE A RAP TO REMEMBER.