Fear Factory were pioneers of the so-called nü metal genre, before that designation became a bit of an insult. Early proponents of a fusion of industrial and death metal, Fear Factory brought the first full realization of that sonic alchemy with its influential 1995 album Demanufacture. Since then, ... More >>
After racking up awards for his debut novel The Windup Girl in 2009 -- Nebula and Hugo honors for Best Novel -- Paulo Bacigalupi followed up with Ship Breaker, set in an equally dismal, dystopian future, and won another round of awards, including a National Book Award nomination and a Printz Award f ... More >>
The main virtual hall Most conventions are pants-mandatory kinds of affairs -- even those of the adult nature. For the world's first virtual porn convention, however, I'm not wearing any (relax...I'm in my PJs). This past weekend, XBiz and Red Light Center hosted the Adult Entertainment Virt ... More >>
Neal Stephenson will be at Tattered Cover LoDo tomorrow, and in advance of his appearance we talked with him about his new novel, Reamde, a thriller based on a virus that steals your information and requires payment via gold in a MMO game. Before you click through to the interview, where we discus ... More >>
Devil's Plaything is equal parts technological thriller and science fiction, but it's also a very human drama about a man's relationship with his grandmother and her past. Author Matt Richtel will be on hand at the Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue at 7:30 p.m. tonight to read from the book and an ... More >>
Connie Willis.Greeley author Connie Willis was in Washington over the weekend, picking up her seventh Nebula award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Yes, her seventh. The SFFWA's 1,500 members awarded best novel honors to her epic two-volume work, Blackout/All Clear, a ... More >>
Back again with more great Twits to follow for your burgeoning Twitter feed. As always, follow us at @denverwestword, @cafewestword and @casciato. @WidepreadPanic: To kick off this very special edition of Twitter Tuesday, dedicated to amping you up for the Mile High Music Fest this next weekend, ... More >>
Cooking up properly spelled food at China Jade.There are plenty of people in Denver who love nothing more than catching me out in a mistake. But one of the benefits (and perils) of living and working in this freaky William Gibson future of the interweb? People from thousands of miles away can correc ... More >>
Capsule reviews of current shows
Capsule reviews of current shows
An image from Megalopolis. Megalopolis, which screens tonight at 6:45 p.m. at the Starz FilmCenter as part of the Denver Film Festival, is, nominally, a documentary. But it’s a documentary without a specific point to make -- a documentary that revels in the details while leaving the big pictu ... More >>
As his fourth film in a decade arrives in theaters, the movies' most enigmatic leading man reveals the method behind his on-screen madness.
William Gibson heads into Spook Country.
Top 10 DJ Mixes of 2006.
The Coral Room is an exotic addition to Stapleton.
With a handful of artists, "classic rock" is not a pejorative.
Miss Audry fought the odds -- and is back on track.
Henry Rollins takes on all comers.